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Netherlands Made Headway by Defeating Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets in WT20 Cup

Netherlands Made Headway by Defeating Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets in WT20 Cup

Key Highlights 

  • Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first against the Netherlands. 
  • Raza scored the maximum runs, 40, at a strike rate of 166.67. 
  • van Meekeren took the highest wickets, 3. 
  • Max ODowd scored maximum runs, 52 for the Netherlands. 
  • Zimbabwe posted a run target of 118. 
  • Netherlands won the match against Zimbabwe by 5 wickets. 

At Adelaide Oval stadium, the captains of both the teams came up for the toss and Zimbabwe took the lead, choosing to bat first. 

Madhevere and Ervine unveiled the batting attack for Zimbabwe to face the bowling of Fred Klaassen. 

On a poor start, Madhevere lost his wicket to van Meekeren getting just in 5 balls. Regis Chakabva came up with the bat to accompany Ervine. Immediately, Chabava edged on a throw from van Meekeren and got the first boundary of the innings and the side stood at score of 13 after 2 overs, losing 1 wicket in hand. 

It was a hard time for the Zimbabwean batters to survive against the Netherlands pacers and they lost the wickets frequently. Even after 6 overs, Zimbabwe stood at a score of 20 for a loss of 3 wickets. 

Williams and Raza fueled the hopes for the side and smacked sixes and fours helping their team to cross the mark of half-century at a score of 50-3 after 9 overs. 

Fueling 28 off 23, Williams got caught out to Max ODowd on a throw from van Meekeren. Posing Zimbabwe to a significant strength with a score of 40 off 24, Raza got a dismissal from Bas de Leede. After 17 overs, team Zimbabwe crossed the century and got a score of 102-8. 

In the first innings of the ZIM vs NED match, the side registered a score of 117 in 19.2 overs with a loss of 9 wickets. 

For the run chase of 118, Myburgh and Max ODowd opened the batting attack on a delivery from Chatara. Making it a wonderful start, Max ODowd crunched a four in the first over only and Myburgh took the ball up for a six in the next over and scored 17 after 3 overs. Muzarabani showed a wonderful delivery and took the first wicket of Myburgh. 

The Netherlands batters, Tim Cooper and Max ODowd settled for a good partnership and reached half-century with a score of 53-1 after 9 overs. 

With Max ODowd standing tall, the Netherlands score jumped up to 91-2 after 13 overs. He continued to play magical innings in the 15th over and smashed back-to-back boundaries and helped his team cross the century, standing at a score of 109-3 after 15 overs. Right after reaching his 50 and adding a total of 52 in 47 balls, he lost his wicket to Muzarabani. 

In a clash of NED vs ZIM match, the Netherlands won the match by 5 wickets and scored 120 in 18 overs with a loss of 5 wickets. 

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