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Netherlands vs. Afghanistan, Match 34 Highlights CWC2023

The Netherlands vs. Afghanistan was played on November 3, 2023. It is to be noted that it was match #34 of ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Both of the teams have already been disqualified for the semi-finals. Yet they have to complete the matches already announced to be played. So they came across each other.

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, was the venue of this match. Moreover, the Netherlands won the toss. Yet they chose first batting. Rather, it proved to be a bad decision.

As they could only score 179 runs with the loss of all their wickets, Hence, they played 46.3 overs. The highest score was 58 from the Netherlands. While one scored 42 runs and the other scored 29, most of the players could not even score more than a single digit.

Thus, the worst batting inning ended with the triumph of Afghanistan. They chased the score in 32 overs. Moreover, they lost only three wickets. They scored 181. Hence, they won by 7 wickets.

Match Description of Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

StadiumBharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossThe Netherlands won the toss. Yet they chose first batting
SeriesICC ODI World Cup 2023
UmpiresNitin MenonSharfuddoula
Third UmpireMichael Gough
Reserve UmpireKumar Dharmasena
Match RefereeKavaga; Srinath
Match Description

First inning: Netherlands vs. Afghanistan; NED scored 179/10 in 46.3 overs.

Wesley Barresi and Max O’ Dowd

The first inning started with the opening inning of Wesley Baresi and Max O’ Dowd from the Netherlands. Moreover, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the attack bowler from Afghanistan. It was so unfortunate for the Netherlands that they lost their first wicket in the first over. Wesley Barresi scored one run and dismissed four balls.

He was trapped, and this was the 100th wicket for Mujeeb. However, Mujeeb seemed magical with his new ball. So the length of the ball was outside off. Hence, it skidded and turned sharply in. He was caught lbw on the foot back side.

Max O’Dowd and Colin Ackermann

Colin Ackermann was on the crease now. Moreover, the score boosted much until the 12th over. Thus, they reached 73 and unfortunately lost their second wicket to Max O’Dowd. It was full of leg balls. However, it got low and played paddle sweep to fine leg.

Yet it was a direct hit to the stumps. Indeed, Max tried his best to reach the stumps, but it ended with a run-out. However, his score included nine boundaries.

Colin Ackermann and Sybrand Engelbrecht

Sybrand Engelbrecht came to crease now. However, after scoring 29 points, Ackermann was dismissed. Again, a runout. It was full outside off-ball. So the Engelbrect moved towards the offside mid.

The misjudgement of the batsman about the hit trapped him in trouble. Rashid hit the ball towards the stumps, and here was another dismissal. Netherlands was 92/3. However, Ackermann scored four boundaries.

Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht

Edwards was on the crease. And he was on the batting side on his first ball. Wait what! Another run-out. The ball floated outside. Moreover, soon after hitting the bat, the ball skewed towards the rear edge of the bat and directly towards the keeper.

However, Edwards was found to have no clue about the position of the ball. Such a catastrophic situation for the Dutch However, the score reached 92/4.

Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

Sybrand Engelbrecht and Bas de Leede

Bas de Leede was on the crease. The ball was edge and another wicket for Afghanistan. The ball edged the bat and moved towards the outside. The ball kept going with the angle. Furthermore, the ball tickled, and Alikhil gobbled it up behind the stumps. Moreover, the team was on 97 with a loss of 5 wickets. Yet he made only 3 runs on 6 balls.

Sybrand Engelbrecht and Saqib Zulfiqar

Saqib Zulfiqar was on the crease now. Too slow play from Saqib. He played 15 balls and scored only 3. Moreover, he nicked through to the wicketkeeper. On behalf of Noor Ahmad, he was dismissed. The score reached 113/6.

Logan van Beek and Sybrand Engelbrecht

Logan van Beek was on the crease now. Just scoring two on 13 balls, Beek was finally dismissed on the ball by Nabi. Yet he stumped by a mile. Moreover, he hit the ball, but the delay hallucinates him from getting caught. Yet he was caught soon. Moreover, the score could barely reach 134 with the loss of seven wickets.

Sybrand Engelbrecht and Roelof van der Merwe

Roelof van der Merwe was on the crease now. So unfortunate for the Netherlands team. The player who was scoring at least was also dismissed. Sybrand was dismissed with 58 runs on 86 balls. The worst part of it was him being dismissed through runout.

Moreover, it was the fourth runout of the total dismissals. His innings included six boundaries. However, the total reached 152 runs with the loss of eight wickets.

Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

Roelof van der Merwe and Aryan Dutt

Aryan Dutt was on the crease now. The Dutch team seemed to be in trouble. Moreover, Merwe also lost his wicket. He hit the ball higher, yet the midfielder caught it so easily. Moreover, he tried the slog sweep. It was thus sliced, and the team lost nine wickets. He scored 11 runs on 33 balls.

Aryan Dutt and Paul van Meekeren

Paul van Meekeren was on the crease now. It was the last wicket they had for now. But the bad luck was with the Dutch players. Yet they lost this wicket soon, just after scoring 179 runs in total. The target was so low. But the first batting team could not manage to score much. Moreover, Aryan scored 10 on 22 balls. Paul van Meekeren scored four on 24 balls.

Batting Summary of NED, Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

BatsmenWicket byRunsStrike Rate
Wesley BarresiLbw
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Max O’DowdRun Out (Azmatullah Omarzai)42/40105.00
Colin AckermannRun Out (Rashid Khan/ Ikram Alikhil)29/3582.85
Sybrand EngelbrechtRun Out (Mohammad Nabi/ Ikram Alikhil)58/8667.44
Scott EdwardsRun Out (Ikram Alikhil)0/10.00
Bas de Leedec Ikram Alikhil
b Mohammad Nabi
Saqib ZulfiqarIkram Alikhil
b Noor Ahmad
Logan van Beekst Ikram Alikhil
b Mohammad Nabi
Roelof van der Merwec Ibrahim Zadran
b Noor Ahmad
Aryan DuttNot Out10/2245.45
Paul van MeekerenLbw
b Mohammad Nabi
Extras(lb 2, w 14)16
Total46.3 Overs
(RR 3.84)
Batting Summary

Bowling Summary

Mujeeb Ur Rahman101
Fazalhaq Farooqi50
Azmatullah Omarzai30
Mohammad Nabi9.33
Rashid Khan100
Noor Ahmad92
Bowling Summary

Second inning: Netherlands vs. Afghanistan; AFG scored 181/3 in 31.3 overs.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran

The target was quite relaxing for the chasing team. So their opening batsmen came to a crease. Gurbaz and Zadran came to pitch to represent their country. Moreover, Aryan Dutt was the first bowler from the Netherlands. So much pressure over the bowlers could be seen. As the ball was in the hands of the batting team,

So the bowlers performed so well initially. As they grabbed the first wicket just in the 6th over, However, the score reached 27 runs. Gurbaz hit the ball with his bat. Yet the bowling squad made an appeal. However, the umpire called it wide. Moreover, the Dutch team took the review. They were consistent in saying that it was out.

However, the replay revealed that the ball was much farther, but it spiked towards the gloves. Yet it resulted in the dismissal of Gurbaz. The luck contributed to the Dutch team. However, he hit two boundaries in his brief inning.

Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah was on the crease now. So the next wicket was down in the 11th over. Ibrahim Zadran was dismissed from the ball of van der Merwe. Yet he scored 20 on 34 balls. However, his innings included two boundaries. Zadran choped it onside. Moreover, van der Merwe struck it straight. The perfect ball he made As the batsman thought to make a cover shot, Yet soon he moved forward, and the ball hit the stumps. Thus ended his dismissal.

Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi

Hashmatullah Shahidi was on the crease now. The score boosted faster, thus reaching 129 in 23 overs. Then suddenly, Afghaistan lost another gem. Rahmat Shah was dismissed on the ball of Saqib Zulfiqar. Moreover, it is to be noted that the player scored 52 runs on 54 balls. However, his innings included eight boundaries. It was a classic wicket by Legspinner. Moreover, he was caught and bowled while hitting the ball.

Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai was on the crease now. No more wicket losses for Afghanistan. Yet they both played till the end. Shahidi scored 56 on 64 balls. Moreover, his innings included six boundaries. However, Omarzai scored 31 runs on 28 balls. Yet his innings included three boundaries.

Moreover, the match ended with the triumph of Afghanistan over the Netherlands.

Batting Summary of AFG, Netherlands vs. Afghanistan

BatsmenWicket byRunsStrike Rate
Rahmanullah Gurbazc Edwards
b Van Beek
Ibrahim Zadranb van der Merwe20/3458.82
Rahmat Shahc & b Saqib Zulfiqar52/5496.29
Hashmatullah ShahidiNot Out56/6487.50
Azmatullah OmarzaiNot Out 31/28110.71
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 7)12
Total31.3 Overs (RR: 5.74)181/3
Batting Summary

Bowling Summary

Aryan Dutt8.30
Logan van Beek71
Paul van Meekeren50
Roelof van der Merwe51
Saqib Zulfiqar31
Colin Ackermann30
Bowling Summary


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