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Netherlands vs Pakistan Ball by Ball Commentary

18 Aug, 2022 14:30 (IST)

Result

Pakistan in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2022- Match

Netherlands

186/10

44.1 overs
vs

Pakistan

191/3

33.4 overs
Pakistan beat Netherlands by 7 wickets

Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam

That is all from this game! Pakistan win the series but there is still one more game to go. The third ODI will be played on 21st August at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT). Do join us for the build up as well. Cheers!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan says they had a good start with the ball and they made good use of the conditions and later the spinners did well and he is happy with how the team played. Reckons there is moisture in the wicket earlier on and that is why they wanted to bowl first. Credits Agha Salman for the way he played and he has impressed and he hopes he can continue.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Netherlands says at the start he knew it wasn’t going to be easy, it is not easy to come back from being 3 down in no time by Cooper and Bas de Leede played really well. States 250 would have been a good total but they just could not get going in the lower order. Adds the wicket does play well for spinners but he is disappointed with the way they got out. Ends by saying they are looking forward to the next game.
Mohammad Nawaz is the Player of the Match for taking three wickets. He says he enjoyed the conditions and it felt like Karachi. Adds he wants the batters to go after him as there are more chances of wickets. States he just wants to give his 100 percent and he just wants to perform well.
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Earlier, Netherlands opted to bat first but the decision proved to be a wrong one as no one apart from Bas de Leede and Tom Cooper made an impact. They ended with an under-par score. Credit to the Pakistani bowlers who were exceptional with the ball. Later, it was a comfortable chase by the visitors as Babar Azam, Rizwan and Salman scored a fifty.
Netherlands had very less to bowl at! They started brilliantly by taking two wickets early on but after that, they allowed a couple of partnerships to build which was enough to take the game away from them. Vivian Kingma was decent with the ball but it was very hard for the bowlers to play with a low score. The others tried hard but it just didn't happen for the Dutch team.
A pretty easy win in the end for Pakistan and with this, they clinch the series as they go 2-0 up. Pakistan were rocked back early as both the openers fell quickly but Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan eased things out by playing some delightful stroke and notched a stand worth of 88. Babar fell after scoring his fifty but till then Pakistan were in a good position. Rizwan and Agha Salman later chased down the target pretty easily with both scoring a half-century.
33.4 6

SIX! Fifty for Afgha Salman! He does bring it up! His first in ODIs and what a way to bring it up. Brilliant. That is also the winning runs. He ends the game in style too! Fuller and on middle, this is heaved over the long on fence for a biggie. PAKISTAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

33.3 4

FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and on off, Salman lifts it over mid off for a boundary. Two more needed and Agha needs a biggie for a 50.

33.2 2

Two more! Now just a big hit away! Fuller and on off, this is lofted over cover. it is more sliced, two taken.

33.1 4

FOUR! Up and over! 8 needed now! Full and on off, this is lofted over mid off for a boundary.

Score after 33 overs : 175/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

M Rizwan

69 (82)

A Salman

34 (31)

T Pringle

9-1-55-0

32.6 6

SIX! All the way! Pakistan now two more hits away! On middle, the slog sweep is out again but this time it is hit in the air and it clears the mid-wicket fence.

32.5 2

Plays the sweep again, this time he gets it past the mid-wicket fielder. Two taken.

32.4 0

This is swept but to short fine leg.

32.3 0

On middle, kept out.

32.2 4

FOUR! Out comes the slog sweep, this is hit over mid-wicket and in the gap between the two men in the deep. Boundary.

32.1 0

Tossed up on off, defended.

Score after 32 overs : 163/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Salman

34 (31)

M Rizwan

57 (76)

van Beek

6-0-38-0

31.6 0

On middle, this is kept out.

31.5 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

31.4 1

On mniddle, this is flcked through mid-wicket for one.

31.3 0

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

31.2 1

On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.

31.1 4

FOUR! Logan is leaking runs and Pakistan are nearing the finish line quickly! On the pads, this is tickled fine on the leg side for a boundary.

Score after 31 overs : 156/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Rizwan

51 (73)

A Salman

33 (28)

A Dutt

8-0-37-1

30.6 1

Milking the bowling at the moment! On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

30.5 1

Another single as this is nudged around the corner.

30.4 1

Fifty for Rizwan! A welcome knock for him and it comes at an important time! On middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.

30.3 0

On off, defended.

30.2 1

Another single! On off, this is worked with the turn through square leg.

30.1 1

Quick run! Around off, this is guided to short third man for one.

Score after 30 overs : 151/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Salman

31 (26)

M Rizwan

48 (69)

van Beek

5-0-31-0

29.6 0

Another dot to end! On off, this is pushed to cover.

29.5 0

Good length and on off, defended.

29.4 0

A short one on middle, Salman ducks under it.

29.3 0

Good length and on off, defended.

29.2 1

Well stopped! Fuller and on off, Rizwan drives it towards cover. The fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. Only one.

29.1 4

FOUR! Runs flowing now! 150 up! Shorter and outside off, Rizwan slaps it through covers for a boundary.

29.1 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

Score after 29 overs : 145/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Salman

31 (22)

M Rizwan

43 (67)

A Dutt

7-0-32-1

28.6 4

FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, this is worked towards fine and it races away to the fence. Agha is in a hurry here.

28.5 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

28.4 1

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

28.3 2

Really good batting! On middle, this is pulled over square leg, no one in the deep and it is an easy two.

28.2 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

28.1 0

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 28 overs : 136/3

Runs Scored

15 Runs

M Rizwan

41 (64)

A Salman

24 (19)

T Pringle

8-1-43-0

27.6 3

That is brilliant fielding! Short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep, runs to his left, dives and saves a run for his side.

27.5 1

Now works it through square and takes one. Good sensible batting.

27.4 4

FOUR! Superb stuff! The last ball forces the bowler to go short and outside off, it is cut past point for a boundary.

27.3 6

SIX! That is a lovely shot! Risk free! Comes down the track and just lofts it over the mid on fielder for a biggie.

27.2 1

Uppish but wide! On off, this is driven but wide of cover for one.

27.1 0

Tossed up on off, defended.

Score after 27 overs : 121/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Salman

13 (16)

M Rizwan

37 (61)

de Leede

6-0-28-0

26.6 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

26.5 0

Slower one on off, kept out.

26.4 1

On middle, this is puylled through mid-wicket for one.

26.3 4

FOUR! Through the gap! On middle, this is whipped through mid-wicket for another boundary. Just the 67 needed.

26.2 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

26.1 2

Two again! On a good length and around off, this is guided down to third man for two.

26.1 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side, Salman looks to flick but misses.

Score after 26 overs : 112/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Salman

10 (12)

M Rizwan

32 (59)

T Pringle

7-1-28-0

25.6 1

On middle, this is pushed through covers for one.

25.5 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

25.4 1

A single as this is pushed through covers.

25.3 0

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side.

25.2 2

Two more! Shorter and on off, this is guided past point. Two taken.

25.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 25 overs : 107/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Salman

6 (7)

M Rizwan

31 (58)

A Dutt

6-0-23-1

24.6 1

A single to end! On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

24.5 0

On middle, this is worked to square leg.

24.4 0

Another dot! Sees Salman come down the track and shortens the length. Defended.

24.3 0

On middle, defended.

24.2 0

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.

24.1 4

FOUR! Good shot! Picks his spot well! Steps out, gets to the pitch of it and hits it past mid-wicket for a boundary.

Score after 24 overs : 102/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

31 (58)

A Salman

1 (1)

T Pringle

6-1-23-0

23.6 0

NOT OUT! That is just clipping the leg pole! Not a bad review. Could have gone either way. This lands on leg pole. It straightens a touch. Rizwan looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal but turned down. Reviewed but replays show that it is umpire's call.

23.5 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

23.4 0

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

23.3 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

23.2 0

On the stumps, this is yet again played to mid-wicket.

23.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 23 overs : 102/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Rizwan

31 (52)

A Salman

1 (1)

A Dutt

5-0-18-1

22.6 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

22.5 1

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

22.4 1

Fuller and on off, Rizwan strokes it towards cover. A fumble and a run is taken.

22.3 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Agha Salman is the new man in.
22.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the fielder in the deep! However, one would feel, Netherlands need a few more quickly. Shorter and on middle, not the best of deliveries. Azam hangs back and pulls but does not get the distance. The fielder at deep square leg, runs to his right and takes a decent catch.

22.1 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Score after 22 overs : 98/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

57 (64)

M Rizwan

28 (48)

de Leede

5-0-19-0

21.6 0

On off, defended well.

21.5 0

On the stumps, kept out again.

21.4 0

On middle, defended.

21.3 2

Shorter and on off, Azam slaps it past mid off for a couple more.

21.2 0

On the middle pole, this is blocked.

21.1 1

Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

Score after 21 overs : 95/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

55 (59)

M Rizwan

27 (47)

A Dutt

4-0-14-0

20.6 0

On middle, Azam defends it out.

20.5 1

Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

20.4 2

Shorter down the leg side. Rizwan looks to pull, it goes more off the top edge fine on the leg side for two.

20.3 0

On middle, this is kept out.

20.2 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

20.1 0

Flatter and on off, Rizwan pushes it to covers.

Score after 20 overs : 92/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

B Azam

55 (58)

M Rizwan

24 (42)

van Beek

4-0-25-0

19.6 0

On the shorter side, Azam cuts but it goes more off the underedge towards cover.

19.5 0

Around off, Azam looks to cut but ends up chopping it on the off side.

19.4 0

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

19.3 4

FOUR! Second boundary in the over and Pakistan have now up the ante! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled in between fine leg and square leg for a boundary.

19.2 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

19.1 4

FOUR! Nice and fine! Short and on the body, Rizwan pulls it fine and this one races away to the fence.

Score after 19 overs : 83/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

51 (54)

M Rizwan

19 (40)

A Dutt

3-0-11-0

18.6 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

18.5 1

Shortish again and on off, this is pushed through covers for one more.

18.4 1

Shorter and on off, Azam guides it through point for one.

18.3 b 1

Stumping chance goes abegging! Can't let go such chances when you are chasing the game. This is tossed up outside off, Rizwan looks to work it on the leg side. This one turns back in, goes between the gap of bat and pad. The keeper fails to take it, it hits his glove and goes on the leg side. A run taken.

18.2 2

Played that really late! Shorter and outside off, Rizwan plays it late down to third man for two.

18.1 1

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one. Fifty for Azam. Another solid knock from the Pakistan skipper. He has been in brilliant form and that continues.

Score after 18 overs : 77/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

49 (51)

M Rizwan

16 (37)

van Beek

3-0-16-0

17.6 1

A single to end then! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

17.5 1

Outside off, this is guided down towards third man for one.

17.4 0

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

17.3 0

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

17.2 1

Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

17.2 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side, short, it is ducked under.

17.1 0

Back of a length and on middle, Azam stands tall and defends.

Drinks! Pakistan have done exceedingly well to rebuild things after losing both the opener early on. They need another 114 runs to win from here. Should be an easy win. Netherlands need a couple of wickets to create some pressure.

Score after 17 overs : 73/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Rizwan

15 (34)

B Azam

47 (48)

T Pringle

5-0-23-0

16.6 2

Good dive from Rizwan to make his ground! Sees short and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Rizwan wants two and comes back for the second quickly.

16.5 0

Shorter, quicker and on middle. Rizwan goes back to block.

16.4 1

A full toss on the pads, drilled down to long on for a single.

16.3 0

On middle. Blocked out.

16.2 1

Around off, pushed to long off for a single.

16.1 1

Flatter and outside off. Azam cuts it to deep point for a single.

Score after 16 overs : 68/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

45 (45)

M Rizwan

12 (31)

de Leede

4-0-16-0

15.6 1

On a length and outside off. Azam punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

15.5 0

A bouncer outside off. Left alone.

15.4 0

Length ball, outside off. Azam cuts it but straight to backward point.

15.3 0

Around off, pushed to covers.

15.2 0

On off, kept out.

15.1 1

Around off, swept to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 15 overs : 66/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Rizwan

11 (30)

B Azam

44 (40)

T Pringle

4-0-18-0

14.6 1

Short and outside off, pulled to long on for one.

14.5 0

Tossed up on off, drifting in. Rizwan keeps it out.

14.4 0

Too full and outside off. Rizwan plays it back to the bowler.

14.3 0

Flatter and outside off, pushed to covers.

14.2 1

Full and outside off, driven to covers. Tim Pringle runs across but fails to stop it cleanly. A single.

14.1 0

Tossed up on off. Blocked out.

Score after 14 overs : 64/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Rizwan

10 (26)

B Azam

43 (38)

de Leede

3-0-14-0

13.6 0

This is hit straight to mid-wicket.

13.5 0

A yorker on middle. Rizwan digs it out to mid-wicket.

13.5 wd 1

Wide! Too short and outside off. Rizwan misses his pull and a wide is given.

13.4 1

Full and on middle, pushed to long on for one.

13.3 2

Length ball, outside off. Azam cuts it to deep point and Vikramjit Singh sweeps it out. Two runs. The 50 stand is up.

13.2 0

Around off. Azam punches off the back foot to covers.

13.1 0

A rare bouncer on middle. Azam sits.

Score after 13 overs : 60/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

B Azam

40 (34)

M Rizwan

10 (24)

T Pringle

3-0-16-0

12.6 1

Full and outside off, it is driven to long off for a single.

12.5 2

Outside off, cut to deep point for a couple.

12.4 1

A single as this is drilled to long on.

12.3 0

Full and on off. Rizwan mistimes his drive back to the bowler.

12.2 1

On the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.

12.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 12 overs : 55/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Rizwan

9 (22)

B Azam

36 (30)

de Leede

2-0-10-0

11.6 0

Length and outside off, pushed to mid off.

11.5 0

Fuller ball, outside off. Rizwan blocks it to covers.

11.4 0

Length and outside off. Rizwan drops it to point.

11.3 0

Fuller and outside off. Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler.

11.2 0

Length and on middle. Rizwan keeps it out.

11.1 1

Deft touch! Outside off, tapped to third man for one run.

Score after 11 overs : 54/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Rizwan

9 (17)

B Azam

35 (29)

T Pringle

2-0-11-0

10.6 4

FOUR! Rizwan gets one now! Full toss and on off. Rizwan slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

10.5 0

Full and on off. Defended out.

10.4 0

Full, floated on leg, Rizwan whips it to mid-wicket who makes a good stop.

10.3 0

Tossed up, sliding on the pads. Rizwan misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads.

10.2 1

Very full and outside off, driven to sweeper cover for one.

10.1 0

An arm ball, full and on middle. Blocked out.

Score after 10 overs : 49/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

B Azam

34 (27)

M Rizwan

5 (13)

de Leede

1-0-9-0

9.6 1

Fuller and on middle. Azam drives it to mid on where Vivian Kingma dives to his left and gets a big hand on it. Saves a certain boundary.

9.5 2

Length and on middle. Azam helps it past short fine leg for another couple.

9.4 0

A rare play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Azam pushes and misses.

9.3 2

This is on middle, tucked behind square leg for a couple of runs.

9.2 0

A slower, full ball, on off, pushed to mid off.

9.1 4

FOUR! Shorter and outside off. Azam gets tall, places it through backward point for yet another boundary. This is Babar Azam at his best.

Score after 9 overs : 40/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Rizwan

5 (13)

B Azam

25 (21)

T Pringle

1-0-6-0

8.6 0

Tossed up, outside off. Rizwan pushes it to point.

8.5 1

Fuller and on middle. Azam plays it to square leg for one.

8.4 0

Tssed up on off. Azam defends on the front foot.

8.3 4

FOUR! Short and outside off. Azam slaps it through point for four. He doesn't even bother to run. Hits it so well.

8.2 1

Sliding down on the pads. Rizwan sweeps it to fine leg for one more.

8.1 0

Quicker one on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

Score after 8 overs : 34/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

B Azam

20 (18)

M Rizwan

4 (10)

V Kingma

4-1-16-2

7.6 4

FOUR! Azam is dealing in boundaries! On a length and on off. Azam stays back and pulls it through mid-wicket for four more.

7.5 4

FOUR! Stand and deliver! Length ball, outside off. Azam plays a beautiful square drive through point for four.

7.4 0

Outside off, punched straight to mid off.

7.3 0

Length ball, outside off. Azam drives it to covers.

7.2 0

Length and outside off. Azam tries to punch but is lat to his shot. He gets an inside edge and gets hit on the box.

7.1 3

Three runs! Slight width on offer, outside off and Rizwan smashes it through covers. The ball just slows down near the fence and the fielder chases it down.

Score after 7 overs : 23/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

12 (13)

M Rizwan

1 (9)

van Beek

2-0-12-0

6.6 2

A length ball, outside off. Azam punches it through covers and gets a couple of runs. Beautiful shot. If Netherlands want to win this game, they need to take Azam's wicket quite early.

6.5 0

On middle. Blocked out.

6.4 0

Length and outside off. Azam steps across to block it.

6.3 4

FOUR! Finds the fence! Short and outside off. Azam gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for four.

6.2 0

Around off on a length. Azam keeps it out.

6.1 0

Shorter and on middle. Azam nudges it to square leg.

Score after 6 overs : 17/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

1 (9)

B Azam

6 (7)

V Kingma

3-1-5-2

5.6 0

Length and outside off. Kept out.

5.5 0

On middle. Rizwan stays behind the line to block it.

5.4 0

This is full and on off, it is pushed to mid on.

5.3 0

Length and outside off. Defended to point.

5.2 0

Slanting around off. Kept out.

5.1 0

On a length and outside off. Rizwan defends it.

Score after 5 overs : 17/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

6 (7)

M Rizwan

1 (3)

van Beek

1-0-6-0

4.6 4

FOUR! Beautiful and a welcome boundary! Length and on middle. Azam hits it straight and through the line to long on for four.

4.5 0

Beaten! Short of a length and outside off, moves way off the deck. Azam was a touch away from sticking his bat on it but gets beaten there.

4.4 1

Short in length and on middle, pulled hard but to deep square leg for a single.

4.3 0

Steep bounce, length and on middle. Blocked out.

4.2 1

Length and outside off. Azam punches and the man at cover gets a hand to it. One.

4.1 0

A slower full ball on middle. Azam was too early to close the bat face and gets a soft leading edge to point.

Score after 4 overs : 11/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Rizwan

0 (1)

B Azam

1 (3)

V Kingma

2-0-5-2

3.6 0

Short in length and around off. Rizwan chops it to point.

Mohammad Rizwan comes in.
3.5 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one for Vivian Kingma! And both the openers are gone in no time! This is on a length and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it but straight to point where Logan van Beek reacts well to catch this. All of a sudden, Pakistan are feeling the pressure.

3.4 1

On the pads. Azam shuffles across and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

3.3 0

Shorter and on middle. Azam plays it back to the bowler.

3.2 0

Fuller ball, outside off, it is driven to covers.

Babar Azam is the new man in.
3.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Netherlands get the big wicket and Vivian Kingma is delighted. Short of a length and on middle, this one rises off the deck. Zaman tries to defend but the ball goes off the shoulder and lobs back to Vivian Kingma takes it with ease. Just what the hosts needed!

Score after 3 overs : 10/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

6 (9)

F Zaman

3 (9)

A Dutt

2-0-6-0

2.6 0

This one drifts in, on middle. Imam tucks it to mid-wicket.

2.5 0

Outside off, quicker and Imam steps across to block.

2.4 1

Flatter and outside off. Zaman slaps it through covers for a single.

2.3 0

Short again, on off, kept out.

2.2 1

Short and outside off. Imam plays it very late past first slip and to third man for a single.

2.1 0

Tossed up, outside off, punched straight to covers.

Score after 2 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Zaman

2 (7)

Imam

5 (5)

V Kingma

1-0-4-0

1.6 0

On middle on a length. Blocked out.

1.5 0

On the hips, tucked to short fine leg.

1.4 0

Length and on middle, bit of shape. Zaman is squared up as he tries to defend and splices it to point.

1.3 1

Fuller ball, outside off. Imam guides it to third man and gets to the other end.

1.2 0

Angling outside off. Imam shoulders arms.

1.1 2

Outside off, too much width. Imam cuts it to point who lets it through his hands over his head for a brace.

1.1 wd 1

Wide! Starts with a length ball, down the leg side. Imam misses his flick.

Vivian Kingma to bowl from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Zaman

2 (4)

Imam

2 (2)

A Dutt

1-0-4-0

0.6 0

Shorter and outside off, this one stays low. Zaman drops it to cover.

0.5 1

On middle, it is hit to square leg for another easy single.

0.4 1

Tossed up, slower in the air and on middle. Zaman works it to square leg for one more.

0.3 1

Drops it short and around off. Imam nudges it to square leg for one more.

0.2 1

Shorter and outside off, spinning away. Zaman turns it to mid-wicket for a single.

0.1 0

Flatter ball, around off. Zaman blocks it on the off side.

Pakistan have one of the best batting line up but their bowling was a shade disappointing. Netherlands showed that and if they put up another tight performance, they have a real chance to equal the series. Will they be able to do it? We will find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit.

We are back for the chase. The players are out in the middle. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are the openers for Pakistan. Aryan Dutt to start with the ball.
...The Chase...
Now the target should be one which Pakistan should easily chase. Netherlands will have to bowl really well if they are to make a match out of this. There is something in the wicket of the bowlers but can the hosts make use of it? We will find out. Join us in a bit for the second essay.
For Netherlands, it was just about the one partnership and two batters, Tom Cooper and Bas de Leede. Both got a lifeline and then went on to add over 100 as both scored over fifty. None of the others managed to cross the 20-run mark and had a couple of others also played well, they could have got to a competitive total. Bas de Leede stayed till the end but didn't get much support from the other side and he alone tried his best to take hihs team to a decent total.
The new ball bowlers did the job earlier on and then later on it was Mohammad Nawaz who bowled brilliantly. However, all the bowlers had a good outing. Except for Khushdil Shah who only bowled 2 overs, all the others managed a wicket at least.
An excellent display with the ball from Pakistan and they are well and truly on top in this game. The key for them was picking wickets in heaps and that is what dented Netherlands’ chances to get to a good total.
44.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A full ball in the slot on off and De Leede lofts it high in the air but fails to get enough distance as Fakhar Zaman at long on takes it with ease. An excellent innings from Bas de Leede comes to an end. He tried his best to stay till the end and score some quick runs. Netherlands are all out on 186.

Score after 44 overs : 186/9

Runs Scored

11 Runs

V Kingma

0 (5)

de Leede

89 (119)

M Nawaz

10-0-42-3

43.6 0

Tossed up, outside off, turning away. Kingma blocks it out.

43.5 1

Takes a single now as De Leede slaps it to deep point.

43.4 4

FOUR MORE! Slightly short and outside off. De Leede opens his body and pulls it. It was in the air for a while but in the gap to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

43.3 6

SIX! BANG! Tossed up, outside off. De Leede slog-sweeps it over cow corner for a biggie.

43.2 0

Full and outside off. De Leede skips down and hits it to mid off. Again he keeps the strike.

43.1 0

Flatter ball, outside off. Left alone.

Score after 43 overs : 175/9

Runs Scored

9 Runs

de Leede

78 (114)

V Kingma

0 (4)

M Wasim

9-0-42-1

42.6 1

On a length and on off. De Leede taps it to point and takes a quick single. Wasim slipped as he tried to collect the ball.

42.5 2

Another yorker but De Leede does well to jam it out to square leg for a brace.

42.4 0

A yorker, slightly around off. De Leede keeps it out.

42.3 0

Very full and on middle. De Leede squeezes it to mid on. No run is taken.

42.2 6

SIX! SMASHED AWAY! De Leede will go full throttle now! This is full, slow and outside off. De Leede thumps it over long on for a biggie.

42.1 0

A yorker on middle. De Leede looks to heave across but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Score after 42 overs : 166/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

V Kingma

0 (4)

de Leede

69 (108)

M Nawaz

9-0-31-3

41.6 0

Tossed up on middle. Kingma leans and flicks it to mid-wicket. Tidy from Nawaz.

41.5 0

On middle, blocked to mid on.

41.4 0

Well bowled! Flatter and angling outside off, before straightening up. Vivian Kingma is beaten as he tries to defend.

41.3 0

Serves a full toss on the pads, whipped straight to short fine leg.

Vivian Kingma is the last man in.
41.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! That is wonderfully bowled! Drifts a full ball, around leg and it straightens off the deck. Dutt tries to play the wrong line as he shows full face of the bat but gets beaten on the outside edge and it rattles the leg pole.

41.1 1

Shorter and around off, slapped to covers for a single.

Score after 41 overs : 165/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Dutt

1 (7)

de Leede

68 (107)

M Wasim

8-0-33-1

40.6 0

On a length and on middle. Dutt hits it through the line to mid on.

40.5 0

Full and on off, pushed to mid off.

40.4 0

This is good bowling from Wasim! On a length and on leg, swinging in. Dutt misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

40.3 0

Very full and angling on leg. Dutt looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the leg side. Going down leg.

40.2 0

A length ball, outside off. Dutt has a poke at it but misses.

40.1 1

On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single.

Powerplay 3. Now 5 fielders are allowed outside the inner circle till the last over.

Score after 40 overs : 164/8

Runs Scored

5 Runs

de Leede

67 (106)

A Dutt

1 (2)

M Nawaz

8-0-30-2

39.6 1

Full and on off.  De Leede squirts it through cover for one.

39.5 0

Flatter and on off. Kept out.

39.4 1

Tossed up, around off, spinning away. Dutt splices it to short third man for a single.

39.3 1

Around off, dropped to point for a quick single.

39.2 2

Flighted on leg.  De Leede flicks it to deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs in and throws to the bowler's end. A direct hit could have made things interesting.

39.1 0

Tossed up on middle. Defended to point.

Score after 39 overs : 159/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Dutt

0 (1)

de Leede

63 (101)

M Wasim

7-0-32-1

38.6 0

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid off.

Aryan Dutt comes in.
38.5 W 0

OUT! TWO REDS AND THE ON-FIELD CALL HAS TO BE OVERTURNED! That looked stone dead, not sure why it was not given out. Maybe the umpire felt there is an inside edge. A yorker, inswinging yorker. Comes back in from outside off. Pringle fails to jam it out and gets hit on the toe. A huge shout but the umpire shakes his head. The bowler wants to take the review and his skipper does. Hawk Eye shows three reds. 200 now looks far away.

38.4 0

Doing too much? Maybe! Another big booming inswinger from outside off. Tim looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. Maybe clipping leg.

38.3 0

Good length and on off, defended solidly.

38.2 1

Fuller and tailing back in. Bas looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side for one. Lucky he got bat to that.

38.1 0

Good length and on off, kept out.

Score after 38 overs : 158/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

62 (99)

T Pringle

0 (0)

S Khan

10-0-41-1

37.6 1

This is pushed down to long on for one.

37.5 0

Flatter and on off, kept out.

37.4 0

On middle, defended.

37.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Shadab comes on and strike in his last over! Tossed up outside off, Logan looks to go downtown but ends up slicing it towards long off where Shah takes an easy catch.

37.2 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

37.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 37 overs : 156/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

van Beek

13 (27)

de Leede

60 (94)

M Wasim

6-0-31-0

36.6 0

Good length and on off, blocked.

36.5 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

36.4 1

This one tails back in from off, it is worked to mid on for one.

36.3 0

That was a little too full to cut! Outside off, Logan looks to cut but is beaten.

36.2 1

Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

36.1 0

Short and outside off, Bas evades it.

Score after 36 overs : 153/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

van Beek

12 (24)

de Leede

58 (91)

S Khan

9-0-39-0

35.6 0

Too short this, outside off. Logan van Beek looks to cut but gets a bottom edge back to the keeper.

35.5 0

A googly, full and on off. Blocked out.

35.4 1

Tossed up on middle,drilled to long on for one.

35.3 1

Flatter and on middle. Logan van Beek flicks it to square leg for a single.

35.2 1

A single as this is eased to long off.

35.1 2

Tossed up, outside off, driven through covers for a couple of runs.

Score after 35 overs : 148/6

Runs Scored

6 Runs

van Beek

11 (21)

de Leede

54 (88)

M Wasim

5-0-28-0

34.6 0

On off, defended.

34.5 2

Two more! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a couple.

34.4 2

NOT OUT! Two in the end! This is angled into the pads, Logan looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pad. A loud shout from the bowler but turned down. Logan is unsure where the ball is and takes off. He then realises it is close to the bowler and turns tog et back in. Wasim picks the ball up and hits the stumps at the keeper's end. Logan dives to get in. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Logan is in. They take two as the ball deflects away fromt he fielder backing up.

34.3 1

This is guided down to third man for one.

34.2 0

Shorter and outside off, Bas slashes but misses.

34.1 1

On the stumps, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 34 overs : 142/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

53 (86)

van Beek

6 (17)

S Khan

8-0-34-0

33.6 0

On the stumps, blocked.

33.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

33.4 0

On off, defended.

33.3 1

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

33.2 0

On off, defended.

33.1 1

On off, this is hit down to long off for one.

Score after 33 overs : 140/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

van Beek

5 (15)

de Leede

52 (82)

N Shah

6-0-27-2

32.6 0

Good length and on off, this is defended.

32.5 lb 1

Going down leg! That always seemed the case! Angled into the pads. Bas looks to defend but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is taken. The bowler appeals but turned down. Pakistan review but replays show that it is going down leg. Review lost.

32.4 0

A bumper, ducked under.

32.3 0

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

32.2 1

That is a good sharp bumper! Logan van Beek is late in the pull, it goes off the splice towards mid-wicket for one.

32.1 1

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Score after 32 overs : 137/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

van Beek

4 (13)

de Leede

51 (78)

S Khan

7-0-32-0

31.6 0

A dot to end! Flatter and on middle, blocked.

31.5 0

Another one on off, this is kept out.

31.4 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

31.3 1

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

31.2 1

On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.

31.1 1

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. This brings up fifty for  De Leede. A good knock from him.

Score after 31 overs : 134/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

van Beek

3 (9)

de Leede

49 (76)

N Shah

5-0-25-2

30.6 0

Pitched up, outside off, driven to mid off.

30.5 1

This is full and on middle.  De Leede drills it to the right of mid on for a single.

30.4 1

Outside off, punched through point for a single.

30.3 1

Length and on middle.  De Leede tucks it to mid-wicket for one.

30.2 0

This is full and on off, pushed to mid on.

30.1 1

On a length and nipping back in, on middle, it is nudged to mid-wicket for one.

Slight halt! Naseem Shah has some issue near the landing area and a big hammer comes out. The players take drinks as well. A good comeback from Pakistan after letting a big stand build, they have bogged down Netherlands and will look to take the remaining wickets early.

Score after 30 overs : 130/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

47 (73)

van Beek

1 (6)

M Nawaz

7-0-25-2

29.6 0

On off, defended.

29.5 1

Overthrow! Shorter and outside off, this is cut towards point. The throw from the fielder is a wild one to Rizwan. A single in the end.

29.4 0

Another lovely nut! Gets it to angle in on off, it lands and then turns away. Logan is beaten again as he tries to defend.

29.3 0

Shorter and outside off, Logan looks to cut but is beaten.

29.2 0

BEAUT! Slows it up and lands it on off, it pitches and turns away. The batter is beaten as he tries to defend.

29.1 1

Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 29 overs : 128/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

van Beek

0 (2)

de Leede

46 (71)

H Rauf

7-0-16-2

28.6 0

On middle, this is kept out.

28.5 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Logan van Beek comes in.
28.4 W 0

OUT! STRANGLED DOWN THE LEG SIDE! Rauf has his second! Fortunate wicket but he won't care! On the pads, Teja Nidamanuru looks to flick but it goes off the inside edge to the left of Rizwan who dives and takes it. Pakistan yet again get three in no time.

28.3 0

On off, defended.

28.2 3

Well fielded again! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to three.

28.1 0

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

Teja Nidamanuru is the new man in.

Score after 28 overs : 125/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Edwards

5 (9)

de Leede

43 (69)

M Nawaz

6-0-23-2

27.6 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Scott Edwards falls now and half the side back in the hut. Pakistan go bang, bang yet again. This lands on middle and then turns away. Edwards leans forward and looks to defend but this turns away, takes the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. Edwards holds his ground but the finger is raised. Netherlands in trouble again now.

27.5 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

27.4 1

The reverse sweep comes out, it is played close to short third man so only one.

27.3 2

No slip! Not sure why there is no slip in plcace! Flatter and on off, this lands and spins away. Edwards looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge past Rizwan and down towards third man for two.

27.2 0

Angled into middle, defended.

27.1 0

On middle, Edwards defends it.

Score after 27 overs : 121/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

42 (68)

S Edwards

2 (4)

H Rauf

6-0-13-1

26.6 0

On middle, Bas works it to mid-wicket.

26.5 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

26.4 0

On off, blocked.

26.3 1

That is outstanding fielding! Fuller and on off, this is driven hard towards Shadab at covers. He dives and stops it brilliantly.

26.2 0

On the off pole, this is guided to point.

26.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 26 overs : 119/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Edwards

1 (2)

de Leede

41 (64)

M Nawaz

5-0-19-1

25.6 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

25.5 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

25.4 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

25.3 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Scott Edwards walks next in.
25.2 W 0

OUT! STRAIGHT BACK TO THE BOWLER! Finally, Pakistan manage to break the stand! Cooper's excellent innings comes to an end in a soft manner. This is flatter and on middle, this lands, holds in the surface and also turns away. Cooper ends up chipping it back to the bowler for an easy catch. The stand is broken and Pakistan will hope they can go back-to-back yet again.

25.1 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

Score after 25 overs : 117/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

T Cooper

66 (72)

de Leede

40 (62)

K Shah

2-0-15-0

24.6 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.

24.5 1

Shortish again, this is played through point again for one more.

24.4 2

Two more! Outside off, shorter, this is cut past point for two.

24.3 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

24.2 0

On middle, defended.

24.1 4

FOUR! Runs flowing now! Shorter and outside off, Bas cuts it through point and this one races away to the fence.

Score after 24 overs : 109/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Cooper

65 (71)

de Leede

33 (57)

M Nawaz

4-0-17-0

23.6 0

On off, this is played back to the bowler.

23.5 0

Tossed up on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

23.4 0

Lands around middle, it pitches and then turns away. Defended well.

23.3 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

23.2 1

DROP AND RUN! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

23.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 23 overs : 108/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Cooper

65 (67)

de Leede

32 (55)

K Shah

1-0-7-0

22.6 4

FOUR! Beautiful shot from Cooper! This is shorter and outside off, it is cut past point for a boundary. 100-run partnership up. Superb stuff from the two and they are taking their side to safer shores.

22.5 0

On off, defended. They did check if it was a fair delivery and yes it is.

22.4 0

Almost sneaks through! Flatter and it comes in with the angle, on off, Cooper gets his bat down in time and plays it back to the bowler.

22.3 1

Shorter again and outside off, Bas cuts it through point for one.

22.2 1

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

22.1 1

Outside off, shorter, this is slapped through covers for one.

Score after 22 overs : 101/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

de Leede

30 (53)

T Cooper

60 (63)

M Nawaz

3-0-16-0

21.6 1

NOT OUT! Cooper is in! Not the way though one would want to ground the bat! Around off, this is guided to short third man and the batters go for one. The throw is to the keeper who whips the bails off. An appeal and it is referred but replays show that the batter is in.

21.5 0

On middle, defended.

21.4 6

SIX! All the way and the 100 is up in style! Bas comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it. He hits it down the ground and over the long on fence.

21.3 2

Deft! Brilliantly played! On off, flatter, Bas goes back and  at the end, guides it fine on the off side for two.

21.2 1

On middle, this one turns away. Cooper looks to push at it, it goes off the outside edge towards point for one.

21.1 0

On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

Score after 21 overs : 91/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

21 (49)

T Cooper

59 (61)

S Khan

6-0-29-0

20.6 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

20.5 0

Shorter and outside off, Bas looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge to short third man.

20.4 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

20.3 2

Tossed up on off, bas lofts it over covers for two.

20.2 0

Comes down the track and drives but to the man at covers.

20.1 0

Tossed up on off, blocked.

Score after 20 overs : 89/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Cooper

59 (61)

de Leede

19 (43)

M Nawaz

2-0-6-0

19.6 0

Fires it on the off pole, this is pushed to the man at cover. Another tidy over from Nawaz.

19.5 1

Fuller and on off, Bas pushes it down to long off and takes one.

19.4 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

19.3 0

Tossed up on off, Tom pushes it to covers.

19.2 0

On middle, blocked.

19.1 1

Uppish but in the gap! Shorter and on off, this lands and spins away. Bas pushes at it early but it goes in the gap on the off side for one.

Score after 19 overs : 86/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

de Leede

17 (41)

T Cooper

58 (57)

S Khan

5-0-27-0

18.6 1

Fuller and on off, Bas pushes it down to long off for one.

18.5 0

On the stumps, defended.

18.4 0

Tossed up on off, blocked.

18.3 0

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

18.2 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

18.1 4

FOUR! Nicely cut away! Finds the gap well! Shorter and outside off, this is played past point and it races away to the fence.

Score after 18 overs : 80/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

de Leede

16 (37)

T Cooper

53 (55)

M Nawaz

1-0-3-0

17.6 0

On middle, defended.

17.5 0

Angled into middle, Bas looks to work it on the leg side. It goes off a soft leading edge to cover.

17.4 1

Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.

17.3 0

On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

17.2 1

Really hit that well but to the fielder! Comes down the track and hits it firmly down to long off for one.

17.1 1

Flatter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Score after 17 overs : 77/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

de Leede

15 (34)

T Cooper

51 (52)

S Khan

4-0-21-0

16.6 0

Fuller and on middle, Bas works it to mid-wicket.

16.5 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

16.4 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

16.3 4

FOUR! Fifty for Cooper! Brilliant counter-attacking innings from him and much needed for his side. Shorter and outside off, this is guided past short third man and into the third man fence.

16.2 1

Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one.

16.1 1

Shorter and on off, Cooper slaps it down to long off and takes one.

Score after 16 overs : 70/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Cooper

45 (48)

de Leede

14 (32)

M Wasim

4-0-22-0

15.6 1

Outside off, Cooper slashes at it, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

15.5 2

That is brilliant fielding! Shorter and on middle, Cooper pulls it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep, runs to his left and dives. Saves two for his side.

15.4 0

On middle, fuller, this is worked to mid-wicket.

15.3 0

And again, the extra bounce! Length and on off, this one takes off too. Cooper looks to defend, it hits the splice.

15.2 1

On middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.

15.1 0

Lands short! That was a nasty delivery! Length and on off, it lands and takes off. Bas de Leede looks to defend, it goes off the splice but lands short of point.

DRINKS! Netherlands are recovering decently after the loss of the three wickets earlier on. They though need this stand to keep going. Pakistan on the other hand will hope this break works in their favor and they manage to keep picking wickets after it. An important passage awaits.

Score after 15 overs : 66/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Cooper

42 (44)

de Leede

13 (30)

S Khan

3-0-14-0

14.6 0

Misses everything! Tossed up, outside off and it is a googly. Cooper looks to drive but doesn't read the spin. He misses and it goes past the leg stump to square leg.

14.5 1

Fuller ball, outside off. De Leede drags it to deep mid-wicket for one more.

14.4 1

Too full, outside off, driven to long off for a run.

14.3 0

Flatter ball, outside off. Cooper punches it late to point.

14.2 0

Flatter and outside off, quicker. Blocked to point.

14.1 1

On off. De Leede skips down and pushes it to long off for one.

Score after 14 overs : 63/3

Runs Scored

14 Runs

T Cooper

41 (40)

de Leede

11 (28)

M Wasim

3-0-18-0

13.6 4

FOUR! Three boundaries in a row! Good rebuild this! Pakistan need to break this stand now as these two are taking it away. Short in length and outside off, it is pulled to deep mid-wicket.

13.5 4

FOUR! This time on the other side. The stand crosses the 50-mark. Length and on middle. Cooper on drives it past mid on for four more.

13.4 4

FOUR! Well played! Length and outside off. Tom shows full face of the bat, hits it through the line, past mid off for a boundary.

13.3 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

13.2 lb 1

Leg bye! On the pads. Cooper misses his flick. It rolls to the left of the keeper of the pads and the batters look for a quick single. The keeper misses his shy at his end. Looked close there. 50 up!

13.1 0

Wasim serves a bouncer, outside off. Cooper looks to pull but misses.

Score after 13 overs : 49/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

de Leede

10 (27)

T Cooper

29 (35)

S Khan

2-0-11-0

12.6 0

Tossed up, outside off, probably a googly. De Leede punches it to covers.

12.5 0

Full and on off, played back to the bowler.

12.4 0

Floated ball, full and outside off. De Leede works it to point.

12.3 0

Bit of flight, full and on off. Kept out.

12.2 1

Fuller ball, outside off, driven hard and the man at covers lets it through for a single.

12.1 0

Flatter and outside off, spinning away. Defended out.

Score after 12 overs : 48/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

de Leede

10 (23)

T Cooper

28 (33)

M Wasim

2-0-5-0

11.6 0

Fuller ball, around off, tail backs in. De Leede gets an inside edge as he looks to drive onto the pads.

11.5 1

Fuller and on middle. Tom pushes it to mid on for a single.

11.4 0

Short in length and on middle. Cooper hops and blocks it out.

11.3 0

Slides one on the pads. Cooper shuffles across and looks to whip but misses and gets hit on the pads.

11.2 0

Length and on top of off. Cooper punches it to covers.

11.1 2

Angling on the pads. Tom flicks it behind square on the leg side for a brace.

Score after 11 overs : 45/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

T Cooper

25 (28)

de Leede

10 (22)

S Khan

1-0-10-0

10.6 1

Pitched up, on off, driven to long off for one.

10.5 6

SIX! BANG! Much needed for the Dutch team! Tossed up on middle. Cooper stays back and heaves it high over long on for a biggie.

10.4 1

Too full and on off, De Leede drives it to long off for one.

10.3 0

Flatter and outside off. De Leede punches it straight to point.

10.2 1

Fuller and outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.

10.1 1

Tossed up on off. De Leede drops it wide of point for a single.

Powerplay 2!  Now, 4 fielders are allowed outside the inner circle till the 40th over.

Score after 10 overs : 35/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Cooper

17 (25)

de Leede

8 (19)

M Wasim

1-0-2-0

9.6 0

Extra bounce this time, it is on middle. Cooper keeps it out.

9.5 2

A bit straight on the pads. Cooper tucks it behind square leg for a couple.

9.4 0

Length ball, outside off. Cooper works it to covers. Good start by Wasim.

9.3 0

On a length and on off. Tom steps across and splices it to covers.

9.2 0

Short of a length and on middle. Cooper looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.

9.1 0

Serves it on the hips, it is nudged to mid-wicket.

Mohammad Wasim is into the attack.

Score after 9 overs : 33/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

de Leede

8 (19)

T Cooper

15 (19)

H Rauf

5-0-11-1

8.6 0

On a length and outside off. De Leede drops it to covers.

8.6 wd 1

Wide! Too short on this occasion on off. Left alone for a wide.

8.5 0

Around off, fuller and De Leede gets on the front foot to block it.

8.4 3

This is full and on middle. Cooper flicks it past mid-wicket and gets three runs.

8.3 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

8.2 0

Short ball, outside off. De Leede lets it go.

8.1 1

Tad fuller and outside off. Cooper punches it to covers for a sharp single.

Score after 8 overs : 27/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

de Leede

7 (15)

T Cooper

11 (17)

N Shah

4-0-21-2

7.6 0

Short of a length and outside off. De Leede feels for the ball and has a pike at it but seems to miss it. Shah puts up an appeal but there was nothing on it.

7.5 0

Outside off on a length. De Leede steers it to point.

7.5 wd 1

Wide! Too short, angling down leg. De Leede leaves it for a wide.

7.4 0

Fuller and on off. De Leede hits it straight to covers.

7.3 0

On a length and on middle. De Leede gets inside the line to block it.

7.2 0

Movement off the seam! Shorter and outside off. De Leede shoulders arms to it.

7.1 0

Way outside off. Left alone.

Score after 7 overs : 26/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Cooper

11 (17)

de Leede

7 (9)

H Rauf

4-0-5-1

6.6 0

Fuller and on off. Cooper stays back to defend.

6.5 0

Slanting on the pads, pushed to mid on. A bit of fumble and the batters thought to take a single.

6.4 0

A length ball, around off, jags back in sharply. Cooper defends it out. Good bowling this.

6.3 0

A sharp bouncer on middle. Cooper sits under it.

6.2 0

Length and on off. Defended out.

6.1 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Score after 6 overs : 25/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

T Cooper

11 (12)

de Leede

6 (8)

N Shah

3-0-20-2

5.6 4

FOUR! A length ball, outside off, it is pulled to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

5.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Tom Cooper gets a let off. Ohh, dear! Shah's ecstasy turns into disappointment as he gets a lifeline. A length ball, around off, the ball holds onto the surface. Cooper shuffles across and tries to block but does off hard hands and chips it back to Shah. He catches and starts to celebrate. Cooper is just told to wait as a no ball is called. Shah has overstepped.

5.5 0

Around off. Tom dabs it to point. Three dots now.

5.4 0

Length and outside off. Cooper steps across and defends it to mid off.

5.3 0

Short again but this time Cooper tries to block on the up. He misses and gets hit near his ribs.

5.2 6

SIX! Welcome boundary! Short in length and slanting on middle. Cooper gets inside the line of the ball and pulls it all the way over square leg for a six.

5.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 5 overs : 14/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Cooper

1 (5)

de Leede

6 (8)

H Rauf

3-0-4-1

4.6 lb 1

Leg bye! Length and outside off. Cooper tries to drop it in front of point and calls for a quick single. The fielder uns in and underarms it to the keeper's end but Copper was well in.

4.5 0

A length ball, outside off, nips in. Cooper with a solid block.

4.4 1

Angles it full and on middle. De Leede eases it to the right of mid on for a single.

4.3 0

Length and on middle. De Leede nudges it to square leg.

4.2 0

Serves it full and on off. Defended back to the bowler.

4.1 0

Sharp movement off the pitch! Length and outside off, moving away. Left alone.

Score after 4 overs : 12/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

de Leede

5 (4)

T Cooper

1 (3)

N Shah

2-0-9-2

3.6 3

THREE RUNS! Pitched up, outside off. De Leede punches it to the right of mid off. The outfield is wet and the fielder chases it back to keep it down to three.

3.5 1

Length and outside off. Cooper drives it through covers for a single.

3.4 0

Another solid block from Cooper.

3.3 0

On middle. Blocked out.

Tom Cooper walks out.
3.2 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! Wesley Barresi goes and he is furious as he walks back. Beautiful bowling from Shah! He makes full use of the pitch. On a length and around off, nips back in sharply. Wesley Barresi is stuck on the crease as he tries to drive away but misses and the ball goes through the gate before hitting the stumps. The Dutch are three down now.

3.1 0

Around off, pushed to covers.

Score after 3 overs : 8/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Leede

2 (3)

W Barresi

3 (5)

H Rauf

2-0-3-1

2.6 0

On middle. Kept out.

2.5 2

EDGED AND DROPPED! Just like the first match, the fielding is not so good by Pakistan! A length ball, outside off, jags away. De Leede looks to push but gets an outside edge and in-between the first and second slip fielder. It was the latter's catch as he was standing in front and dived across but fumbles to collect. Fakhar Zaman it was.

2.4 0

On the pads, nudged to mid-wicket.

2.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Netherlands are in early trouble as they lose another! Rauf pitches it up, outside off. O'Dowd drives it on the up but straight to short extra-cover where Babar Azam takes a sharp catch. It came quickly to him but the skipper did well to hold on.

2.2 0

This one is at 140 clicks, on middle. Defended out.

2.1 0

Bangs a short ball, outside off. O'Dowd slashes and misses.

Score after 2 overs : 6/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

W Barresi

3 (5)

M O'Dowd

1 (5)

N Shah

1-0-5-1

1.6 0

Fuller ball, outside off, pushed to mid off.

1.5 0

This is on top of off. Barresi tucks it to mid-wicket.

1.4 0

Length and outside off, nips in. Blocked to covers.

1.3 1

Short of a length and on off. O'Dowd pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

1.3 nb 4

NO BALL! Length and outside off. Barresi pushes it past mid off and takes three runs. A no ball is given as Shah overstepped. Free hit coming up.

1.2 0

Length and outside off, it is pushed to covers.

Wesley Barresi is the new man in.
1.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Pakistan break the opening stand pretty quickly. A length ball, outside off, angling across. Singh has a poke at it but tries to play against the angle. He gets an outside edge and Mohammad Rizwan dives to his left to complete the catch. A good catch from the veteran and Naseem Shah strikes on his very first ball.

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M O'Dowd

0 (4)

V Singh

1 (2)

H Rauf

1-0-1-0

0.6 0

That was quick at 144 clicks. Length and on middle. O'Dowd closes the face of the bat early and gets a leading edge, straight down and falls safely.

0.5 0

A length ball, outside off, swinging away. O'Dowd shoulders arms to it.

0.4 0

Full and on middle. O'Dowd blocks it out solidly.

0.3 0

Fuller and around off. O'Dowd is hurried as he tries to work it towards cover.

0.2 1

This is full and outside off. Singh guides it to third man and gets off the mark with a single.

0.1 0

A length ball, angling around leg. Singh looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but might be a bit high.

We are all set. The Pakistani players are out in the middle. A historic day for Netherlands as this is their 100th ODI game. Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd are the openers for Netherlands. Haris Rauf to open with the ball.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan says there is a bit of moisture as there were covers placed throughout due to rain. Adds that the ground is very hard but they are relaxed and ready to go. Says it is good to be here, they have a bunch of fast bowlers and he is happy with the squad. Informs they are unchanged.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Pakistan says they will bat first. Adds they have been in a winning position but are failing to get over the line. Shares that this condition suits their bowling attack. They are confident and hope to close the game properly. Tells that he is happy to bat where the team requires. Informs they are unchanged.
PITCH REPORT - It was raining earlier but it's a beautiful blue sky right now. The pitch is rock hard. The pitch should play similar to the first game.
Pakistan (Unchanged playing XI) - Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Netherlands (Unchanged playing XI) - Scott Edwards (C/WK), Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Tim Pringle, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma.
TOSS - Netherlands have won the toss and they will BAT first!
Pakistan have one of the best batting line up but their bowling was a shade disappointing. Netherlands showed that and if they put up another tight performance, they have a real chance to equal the series. Will they be able to do it? We will find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit.

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