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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.
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 –
New Zealand in this World Cup:
– Chased down 283 against England in 36.1 overs.
– Defeated Netherlands by 99 runs.
– Dominating start by the Kiwis to their World Cup campaign. The Table Toppers of this edition! pic.twitter.com/67AirdZt8t
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 9, 2023
Ek kadam trophy ki aur 😍😍
— Gauravgupta (@Gauravg2152) October 9, 2023
Newzealand is on for 🔥💥 world cup 🏆
— Ramesh (@RameshM34813781) October 9, 2023
Brilliant performance 👌🔥🔥👏
— Bolo Yaarrrr (@ShaRo45264) October 9, 2023
NZ dominating World Cup
— abhay singh (@abhaysingh_13) October 9, 2023
Newzealand's Run rate is sky rocketing. This will prove healthy for them. Kiwi's are flying as high as eagle.
— Barkha Joshi (@bindasbarkha) October 9, 2023
— abhi (@hey_its_abhi) October 9, 2023
इंग्लैंड के अलावा न्यूजीलैंड के अगले तीनों मैच कमजोर टीमों के खिलाफ है इसलिए आधे टूर्नामेंट तक न्यूजीलैंड टॉप पर रहेगा सेकंड फेज में पता लगेगा कितना दम है इस टीम में 👍
— 👽 (@thesidekickcat) October 9, 2023