ODI World Cup 2023

‘Ek kadam trophy ki ore ‘ – Fans react to New Zealand beating Netherlands to win their 2nd game of ODI World Cup 2023

Second win for the Kiwis in ODI World Cup 2023

Match number 6 of the ODI World Cup 2023 saw New Zealand beat the Netherlands by 99 runs. The game on Monday was played in Hyderabad and the Kiwis were clinical with the bat and ball. This loss was the Netherlands team’s second loss in a row after losing their opening game to Pakistan. The Kiwis, on the other hand, had beaten defending champions England in their opening game of the tournament.

Scott Edwards elected to bowl after he won the toss for his side. Kane Williamson did not play as he still wasn’t fit to take the field. There was one change for Tom Latham’s team as Lockie Ferguson replaced Jimmy Neesham. The Dutch team also made two changes to their playing XI.

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New Zealand swat aside Netherlands to win their second game –

Batting first, New Zealand scored 322 for the loss of seven wickets from their stipulated 50 overs. Devon Conway and Will Young were the opener for the Kiwis as the pair added 67 runs for the first wicket. Conway was the first go when he was caught by Bas De Leede off Van Der Merwe for 32.

Will Young and Rachin Ravindra then added 77 runs for the 2nd wicket with Young scoring 70 runs. Young left-handed batter Rachin Ravindra scored 51 runs to keep his good form with the bat going. The Kiwi middle order then took over with Daryl Mitchell wielding the long handle to score 48 runs. Tom Latham also kept the score ticking with 40 balls 53 runs with the help of 6 fours and a maximum. Mitchell Santner gave the finishing touches with an unbeaten 36 runs from just 17 balls.

Chasing 323 to win, the Netherlands made a sedate start as they lost their openers early. Vikramjit Singh was out for 12 while Max O Dowd was out for 16. Colin Ackermann was the top scorer with 69 runs off 73 balls with the help of five fours.

Scott Edwards scored 30 runs down the order while Sybrand Engelbrecht scored 29 runs. It wasn’t enough in the end as the Kiwi bowlers proved way too strong. Mitchell Santner picked his second ODI fifer. The left-arm-spinner ended with figures of 5/59 from his 10 overs.

Here’s how the fans reacted –


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