In a convincing game against the Netherlands, New Zealand registered their second victory in the World Cup 2023. The Black Caps are at the top of the points table right now.
Convincing victory for New Zealand against the Dutch
Coming down to bat first, New Zealand bagged a whopping score of 322 runs at the loss of seven wickets. The opening batters, including the next three, played their part. W Young smashed an 80 ball 70, scoring the highest runs for his team.
In the end, it was Mitchell Santner’s stormy 17-ball 36 that helped the 2019 runners-up put a huge total on the board. Dutt, Meekran, and Merwe picked up two wickets each. However, it was not enough to restrict the Kiwis to a small total.
Chasing a big total, the Netherlands failed to put on a big show at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. They were bowled out for 223 at 46.3 overs.
Santner was glorious in the field as he picked up a fifer, conversing just 59 runs in his 10 overs. It was an all-around performance from him to help his team win their second game, and that rightfully earned him the player of the match award.
Colin Ackermann scored a brilliant 73-ball 69. However, it was not enough to ensure a victory for the men in Orange.
Earlier New Zealand had won three games against the Dutch, all by a victory of 100+ runs. This game ensured them a win by 99 runs.
Following their two consecutive wins, New Zealand will be meeting Bangladesh on Friday, 13th October. On the other hand, Netherlands will be meeting South Africa on 17th October.
Latham sounded a happy captain who’s satisfied with his team’s performance and stated that it will not be late to have their full squad available.
It’s going to be interesting to see who is benched once Kane Williamson is back.
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards admitted though they were good in the first forty overs, the game slipped away in the last three overs. He further said that it’s a matter of discussion with the boys and that they need to put up bigger scores and partnerships in the upcoming matches.
With the World Cup game rising the temperature, the contest is moving towards something commendable. On 10th, the defending champions England will be ready to meet Bangladesh at the beautiful Dharamshala.
On the other hand, at the same stadium as today’s in Hyderabad, Pakistan will be meeting Sri Lanka. So, that’s an action-packed double header tomorrow.
Stay tuned for more action and updates!