ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan’s top order crumbles as the Netherlands’ bowlers dominate

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Babar Azam depart early in their first game.

The Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The Netherland bowlers kept it tight since the very first ball, putting Pak openers under pressure. After losing Fakhar Zaman early in the game, the underdogs made sure they kept up with the pressure.

Soon, Colin Ackermann departed Pakistan skipper and most valuable batter Babar Azam (5). Pakistan was recovering from this when they lost their third wicket and remaining opener, Imam-ul-Haq (15). With 10 overs of play, Pakistan has lost three wickets and scored only 43 runs.


It would be exciting to see if the men in orange could keep up with the ball and dominate Pakistan throughout the match, or if Pakistan could make a fiery comeback and make a big total from here.