ODI World Cup 2023: Blazing fifties by Kiwi batters help them mount a huge total

New Zealand once again showed their batting dominance to score a high total of 322 against Netherlands

The Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The Kiwis, who were already dominant with the bat in their first game, displayed a little slow yet a classic showcase of batting. The opening pair of Devon Conway (32) and Will Young (70) gave New Zealand a decent start. Young, who was dismissed for a duck against England, made a promising comeback, scoring 70 runs, which included seven fours and two biggies.

The 23-year-old Kiwi star batter once again showcased his batting skills by scoring fifty for the team. He played a decent inning, contributing 51 runs with three fours and a six. With the top order giving New Zealand a good breakthrough, it was now the job of the middle order to take things ahead. Daryl Mitchell contributed with a quick 48 runs, and the skipper scored a stunning 53 off 46 balls. His innings included six fours and a six to conclude.


These blazing fifties by Kiwi batters helped them mount a total of 322/7, which will be a huge target to chase for the Netherland batters.