In the World Cup 2023 showdown between the Netherlands and Bangladesh, the Netherlands emerged victorious, defeating Bangladesh by a convincing margin of 87 runs. Bangladesh’s attempt to chase down the target of 230 runs set by the Netherlands fell short as they could only manage to score 142 runs, losing all their wickets in 42.2 overs.
For Bangladesh, Mehdi Hasan was the top scorer with 35 runs off 40 balls, featuring 5 fours and 1 six. The Netherlands, having won the toss, opted to bat first and posted a total of 229 runs, losing all 10 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, played a pivotal role with an impressive innings of 68 runs.
Paul van Meekeren was the most successful bowler for the Netherlands, claiming 4 wickets. Notably, this was the first match of the current World Cup held at Eden Gardens.
Bangladesh’s chase of 230 runs began poorly as they lost wickets at regular intervals. At the time of reporting, Bangladesh was struggling at 114 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 33.2 overs. Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman were at the crease.
Paul van Meekeren was the standout bowler for the Netherlands, securing 3 crucial wickets. Bangladesh’s chase encountered a series of setbacks, and despite the efforts of Mahmudullah and Mehdi Hasan, they fell short of the target set by the Netherlands.
The early phase of Bangladesh’s chase was challenging as they lost both openers quickly. At the time of reporting, Bangladesh was at 63 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 16 overs. Notably, Bangladesh’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, was dismissed after scoring just 5 runs.
Bangladesh’s attempt to chase down the target faced a significant setback when opener Liton Das was dismissed in the fifth over after scoring just 3 runs. At that point, Bangladesh was at 19 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Thanks to Scott Edwards’ brilliant innings of 68 runs, the Netherlands set a target of 230 runs for Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023.
In their initial innings, the Netherlands scored 203 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 48 overs against Bangladesh. Notably, the eighth wicket to fall was that of Shariz Ahmed.
The Netherlands’ innings began with a score of 185 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 45 overs. The sixth wicket was that of the Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, who was dismissed by Bangladesh’s fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman.
After winning the toss, Bangladesh’s first half of the innings saw the team reach 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 22 overs. Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mustafizur Rahman each claimed wickets for Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Netherlands’ captain Scott Edwards demonstrated fine form, contributing 56 runs from 82 balls.
The Netherlands, recovering from their initial struggles, posted 107 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 26.3 overs at the time of reporting. Scott Edwards, the Netherlands’ captain, was still at the crease with 27 runs.
The Netherlands, in their innings against Bangladesh, lost 4 wickets with only 63 runs on the board. Captain Scott Edwards stepped in to bat. Wes Barresi played the highest innings for the Netherlands, scoring 41 runs from 41 balls.
In a challenging start, the Netherlands lost both openers early in the third over. Shoriful Islam dismissed Max O’Dowd for a duck. At the time of reporting, the Netherlands’ score was 19 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 4.2 overs.
The Netherlands faced a tough start, with their first wicket falling in the form of Vikramjit Singh. Taskin Ahmed bowled him out on the fourth ball of the second over, and he could only score 3 runs from 9 balls. Max O’Dowd and Wesley Barresi were yet to open their accounts.