Pakistan win the ODI series against the Netherlands

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Pakistan came to the Netherlands to play a three-match ODI series against the home team. Pakistan won the first match earlier, but last night they secured the series by winning the 2nd match of the series. They defeated Netherland by 7 wickets at the Hazelaarweg Cricket Ground. Pakistani spinner Mohammad Nawaz won the Player of the Match award for taking three wickets of the Netherlands.

Match Report

Scott Edwards, the skipper of the Netherlands, won the toss and opted to bat first in the 2nd ODI. The skipper sent Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd into the pitch to start the innings for the Netherlands. Unfortunately, both batters failed to make a good start as they departed the pitch after scoring one run each.

Due to the high aggression of Pakistani bowlers, the home team lost three wickets in just 8 runs. After that, Bas de Leede came into the pitch and tried to tackle the initial disaster with Tom Cooper. They were brilliantly playing on the crease. Both batsmen picked up half-centuries in this match. Moreover, they made a magnificent partnership of 109 runs in the middle order.

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But Mohammad Nawaz brought a breakthrough in the 26th over for Pakistan. He picked up Tom Cooper, who scored 66 runs before his departure. After that, the remaining batters of the home team couldn’t stay long on the pitch. Bas de Leede scored the highest 89 runs for the Dutches before losing his wicket. Relying on his bat, Netherlands scored 186 runs in the 2nd ODI.

Defending the score, Netherlands had a flying start. They picked up two wickets in just 11 runs. Then the captain Babar Azam took responsibility for winning the match. He made a partnership of 88 runs with Mohammad Rizwan. Anyway, Babar Azam lost his wicket to Aryan Dutt in the 23rd over. He scored 57 runs before his departure.

Mohammad Rizwan then made another partnership with the new batter, Agha Salman. Together they added 92 runs on the scoreboard. Moreover, both batters remained not out in this match. Mohammad Rizwan scored 69 runs, while Agha Salman got a half-century. Therefore, Pakistan chased the target within 34 overs and won the 2nd ODI by seven wickets.