ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan bowled out for 286 despite a comeback

The Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The Netherland bowlers were dominating since the start and managed to send back the Pakistan top order early in the game. While openers Fakhar Zaman (12) and Imam-ul-Haq (15) couldn’t do much with the bat, skipper Babar Azam (5) was also sent back by Colin Ackermann before the end of 10 overs.

However, the middle order played their part well and made a promising comeback for Pakistan. Mohammad Rizwan (68) and Saud Shakeel (68) played a well-constructed hundred-plus partnership for the team. Followed by their wickets, Mohammad Nawaz (39) and Shadab Khan (32) contributed a little more to help Pakistan cross the 250 mark. However, the lower order couldn’t do much, and the Netherlands successfully bowled out Pakistan for 286.

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Netherland’s Bas de Leede took four wickets in his nine-over spell, followed by Colin Ackermann claiming two wickets. Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, and Paul van Meekeren took one wicket each.

Let’s see if the Netherland batters can tackle Pakistan seam attack and chase a fighting total of 286.