PAK vs NED: The team of Netherlands fought till the last over while playing on their ground. He didn’t let Pakistan feel safe even after scoring 300 plus runs
PAK vs NED: New Delhi, Pakistan won the first one-day match against the Netherlands, but to get this victory, they had to push their heels. The Netherlands lost by 16 runs in this match, but before this defeat, their struggle and passion for victory has been shown. He is defeated but fighting.
The team of Netherlands fought till the last over while playing on their ground. He didn’t let Pakistan feel safe even after scoring 300 plus runs. In the first ODI, Pakistan’s Fateh’s hero Fakhar Zaman was on the Netherlands, who also made a century partnership with captain Babar Azam.
Pakistan batted first in the match and made a total of 314 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. In response, Nejerlands chased down the target with great courage. His victory was also looking possible, when the score was 221 runs in the 41st over. But after that the last 9 overs of Pakistan’s debutant bowler Naseem Shah bowled well, which made a difference in the match, which resulted in a 16-run defeat for the hosts.
Fakhar Zaman’s century, Babar Azam scored 74 runs
Fakhar Zaman, who came out to open for Pakistan, scored his 7th century in ODIs. He scored 109 runs in 109 balls at a strike rate of 100. During this innings, Fakhar also made a century partnership for the second wicket with captain Babar Azam. Babar Azam scored 74 runs in 85 balls. Apart from this, the team’s vice-captain Shadab Khan scored an unbeaten 48 runs off 28 balls. Thanks to these three tremendous innings, Pakistan reached the 300-run mark.
Netherlands struggle for 298 runs
In front of the Netherlands, it was a challenge to score 315 runs to win the first ODI. But his struggle ended only for 298 runs. For the Netherlands, Indian-origin opener Vikramjit Singh played a slow innings of 65 runs off 98 balls. But in the middle order, captain Scott Edwards and Tom Cooper showed good hands. Both played fast innings. Cooper scored 65 off 54 balls while Edwards scored 71 off 60 balls.
The victory in the fist of the Netherlands was seen coming at one time but then Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah left his impact in the last overs and turned the match towards Pakistan. Naseem Shah took 3 wickets for 51 runs in 10 overs. Apart from this, Harris Rauf also took 3 wickets for 67 runs in 10 overs.
A soldier became the hero of the first ODI
Fakhar Zaman was adjudged the Player of the Match for his brilliant century. Let us tell you that left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman is posted in the Pakistani Navy on the rank of Honorary Lieutenant. He is a strong pillar of Pakistan’s batting line-up.