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Netherlands vs Pakistan Ball by Ball Commentary

16 Aug, 2022 14:30 (IST)

Result

Pakistan in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2022- Match

Pakistan

314/6

50.0 overs
vs

Netherlands

298/8

50.0 overs
Pakistan beat Netherlands by 16 runs

Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam

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Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, says that they are relieved to get the win and credits the Netherlands for their fight. He calls Fakhar's knock lovely as the pitch was two-paced. Mentions that they took time to build a partnership. Admits that they should have done better with the ball. Tells that he loves to play here as the conditions are challenging.
Scott Edwards, the captain of the Netherlands, says that it hurts to lose another game but feels they are getting closer. Regrets dropping catches and praises the knock of Fakhar Zaman. Mentions that the pitch suited the home team. He is happy with the way they batted and feels that the overs at the backend with the ball cost them. States that they let themselves down in the field after showing improvement in the recent past. He is happy with the bowling performance of Bas de Leede.
Player of the Match is Fakhar Zaman (109). He calls it his lucky day and tells that the wicket was not easy. Praises the Dutch team for their bowling. Feels that they should have done better and credits Netherlands for putting up a fight. Mentions that they were looking to survive initially and then went after the bowlers. Says that he always enjoys batting with Babar Azam and batting looks easy with him around.
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The Pakistan players began with absolute fire and Babar Azam started with the combination of the experienced Haris Rauf and the young debutant Naseem Shah. Both picked up one wicket each in the Powerplay and could probably have got a few more had their fielders held on to the catches. Pakistan were really poor on the field and that prevented them from being clinical and wrapping this game up early. Mohammad Nawaz controlled the middle overs of the game and was economical, picking the only wicket taken by a spinner in the whole game. Haris Rauf picked up three wickets but was a touch expensive and Naseem Shah bowled wonderfully to take three wickets. The biggest issue was the number of extras they conceded with 29 bonus runs added to the Dutch total. They eventually managed to close the game out but will know there is room for improvement in all three departments of the game.
The arrival of the Dutch skipper Scott Edwards, who has had a wonderful summer, kept the hosts on track. He translated his good form to bring up his fourth consecutive ODI fifty. Scott was ably supported by Teja Nidamanuru and Logan van Beek to keep the Netherlands in the hunt. Although the target seemed out of reach, they did well to play out the 50 overs and pushed Pakistan to the limit.
In pursuit of a big target, the Dutch team began tentatively but kept accumulating runs at a steady rate albeit in a streaky manner. Max O'Dowd and Wesley Barresi departed early to leave the Netherlands with quite an uphill task. Vikramjit Singh had a tough outing as he just could not get the spinners away or rotate the strike freely. He survived several drop catches and accumulated many lucky runs but eventually succumbed for 65 having faced 98 deliveries. While he seemed to be blowing cold, Tom Cooper definitely seemed to be blowing hot and provided the much-needed boost to the Netherlands innings. He took 54 deliveries for his 65 and his dismissal brought an end to a 97-run partnership between the two.
Well fought, Netherlands! Well fought, Scott Edwards! They made Pakistan sweat hard for this win. It was not a straightforward win for the visitors, as expected. This performance will certainly boost the confidence of the Dutch team and they will back themselves to cause an upset in the next game. For now, Pakistan bag the 10 points to make their case strong in the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League table.

Score after 50 overs : 298/8

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Edwards

71 (60)

A Dutt

6 (5)

H Rauf

10-1-67-3

49.6 1

PAKISTAN WIN BY 16 RUNS! Slower again, short and around leg, Scott Edwards hits it down to fine leg and takes a single.

49.5 4

MISFIELD AND FOUR! Full and around leg, slower in pace, Edwards whips it to deep backward square leg. Khushdil makes a mess near the fence and concedes a boundary.

49.4 1

Fuller in length, around leg, Dutt clears his front leg and drills it down to long on for one.

49.3 b 1

Pace off, a touch short and on off, Scott tries to power it over the leg side but misses. Rizwan fumbles and they cross for a bye. All over now for Netherlands.

49.2 2

Back of a length, on middle, Scott heaves it over mid-wicket and gets two runs. 24 needed off 4 balls.

49.1 0

Swing and a miss! Full in length and just outside off, Edwards gets across and tries to slog but is early into the shot. The slower one deceives him there.

Score after 49 overs : 289/8

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Dutt

5 (4)

S Edwards

64 (55)

N Shah

10-0-51-3

48.6 4

FOUR! Slower one, short and wide outside off, Dutt finds the room and slaps it over covers for a boundary. 26 needed off the last over and Scott Edwards will be on strike.

48.6 nb 1

Yorker in the blockhole, Aryan cannot do much and just digs it out back towards the bowler. Hang on, Shah has overstepped. Free Hit coming...

48.5 1

Slower one, short and wide outside off, Edwards runs it down to third man for a single.

48.4 2

Slightly short and outside off, Scott walks across the stumps and pulls it wide of short fine leg. Takes two.

48.3 1

Turns a length ball through square leg and hands the strike back to his skipper.

48.2 0

Run out chance missed! Naseem goes very full and on middle, Dutt somehow keeps it out to mid-wicket and Edwards comes out of the crease in search of a run. He is sent back and would have been run out had the fielder scored a direct hit at the bowler's end.

Aryan Dutt makes his way out to the middle and he needs to rotate the strike.
48.1 W 0

OUT! LBW! Naseem spears in a full inswinging delivery, around middle at 88 mph. Tim Pringle fails to keep it out and is thudded on the pads. The appeal is made and the finger goes up. Tim Pringle takes the DRS but it's of no use. He is plumb in front, confirms the Ball Tracking.

Tim Pringle is the new batter at the crease and he will look to give the captain the strike.

Score after 48 overs : 280/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

van Beek

28 (24)

S Edwards

61 (53)

H Rauf

9-1-59-3

47.6 W 0

OUT! Logan van Beek holes out! The pressure was mounting, and Logan tries to find the boundary but perishes in the process. Shortish and around off, van Beek heaves it over square leg but doesn't get the connection right. Khushdil Shah takes a simple catch in the deep. 35 needed off 12 balls.

47.5 2

Hits the hard length around off, Logan hits it from the inner half of the bat to deep mid-wicket and returns for the second run.

47.4 1

Slower one, full and on middle, Edwards keeps it out towards square leg and crosses. This is impressive death bowling from Pakistan.

47.3 1

A yorker around leg, van Beek digs it out to mid-wicket and crosses.

47.2 2

Fuller and around off, Logan van Beek drags his attempted heave towards wide long on. Gets only two. The Dutch team needs boundaries.

47.1 1

A touch short in length, around middle, Scott heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 47 overs : 273/6

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Edwards

59 (51)

van Beek

23 (20)

N Shah

9-0-42-2

46.6 1

Fuller and around leg, it's eased down to fine leg for one. Fantastic over. Just 6 runs coming off it. 42 needed off 18 balls.

46.5 lb 1

Fuller in length, around middle and leg, van Beek tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to backward point and they cross for a leg bye. The 50-run stand comes up, off 40 balls. These two have kept the Netherlands in the game.

46.5 wd 1

Called a wide for height! Slower bouncer, outside off, Logan van Beek tries to pull but misses. A touch harsh on the bowler. That's just above the shoulder.

46.4 2

Another slower one, on a length and outside off, Logan slogs it over mid-wicket and gets a couple.

46.3 0

Swing and a miss! A 75 mph delivery, short and outside off, Logan is way too early into the shot and misses. Clever.

46.2 1

Spears it in, full and around off, at 88 mph, Edwards helps it to mid-wicket and takes a single.

46.1 0

Clever change in pace. Naseem bowls a slower bouncer, around off, Edwards walks across the stumps and tries to pull but misses.

Slight halt! That looked like it hit hard but Scott Edwards is smiling. The physios are checking on him now and he looks absolutely fine. They are checking the helmet and it seems like it needs to be replaced. The new helmet has been brought out and we are set to resume play. Naseem Shah (8-0-37-2) has been asked to bowl now.

Score after 46 overs : 267/6

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Edwards

57 (48)

van Beek

21 (17)

M Wasim

9-0-55-1

45.6 lb 1

Bangs it in short, around off, Edwards tries to pull but misses. It pings him on the helmet and deflects to covers. They cross for a leg bye. 11 from the over, 48 needed off 24 balls.

45.5 4

FOUR! Cheeky! Fuller in length, around leg at 83 kph, Scott Edwards shuffles across the stumps and spoons it over short fine leg for a boundary.

45.4 1

A reverse-swinging yorker around off, 85 mph, van Beek digs it out to mid off and picks up a single.

45.3 0

Play and a miss! Mohammad Wasim goes length and delivers it outside off, Logan van Beek throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

45.2 4

FOUR! Tonk! Slower one, short and outside off, Logan van Beek picks the length early, judges the pace well and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

45.1 lb 1

Angling down the leg side, on a fuller length, Scott tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to short fine leg and they cross for a leg bye.

Mohammad Wasim (8-0-45-1) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 45 overs : 256/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

van Beek

16 (14)

S Edwards

53 (45)

S Khan

9-0-47-0

44.6 2

Short and outside off, turning away, Logan slaps it to sweeper cover for two. 7 from the over, 59 needed off 30 balls.

44.5 1

Floated delivery, full and around off, Scott brings out the reverse sweep and sends it to deep point for a single.

44.4 1

Flighted and around off, fuller in length, it's swept to deep mid-wicket for a single.

44.3 0

Fuller and around off, Logan advances down the track for a big heave over the leg side but scuffs his shot off the bottom edge.

44.2 1

Full and around off, swept to deep square leg for a single.

44.1 2

Floated delivery, full and on middle, Edwards helps it on the leg side and sets off for a non-existent single. Shadab collects the ball to his right, has a shy at his end but misses. The batters end up getting two. A direct hit would have been curtains for Edwards. He has a fifty now but he's eyeing a win here for his team.

Score after 44 overs : 249/6

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Edwards

49 (42)

van Beek

13 (11)

H Rauf

8-1-52-2

43.6 1

Lands it on a length, slower in pace, Edwards plays it down to point and retains strike with a single. 66 needed off 36 balls.

43.5 1

Back of a length, around off, van Beek turns it behind square leg and presses hard for two. Gets only a run.

43.4 1

Short in length around off, Scott drags his attempted pull shot through square leg for a single.

43.3 0

Slower one, full and around off at 75 mph, Edwards picks the variation late and only manages to defend it back towards the bowler.

43.2 1

Back of a length outside off, Logan pushes inside the line and edges it down to third man for a run.

43.1 4

FOUR! Superb shot! Rauf pitches it up and around off, Logan van Beek drives it crisply past the diving extra cover fielder and it races past mid off for a boundary.

Score after 43 overs : 241/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

van Beek

7 (8)

S Edwards

47 (39)

N Shah

8-0-37-2

42.6 1

Slightly short and on off, Logan works it to square leg for a run. A good over by Naseem, only 5 from it. 74 needed off 42 balls. Netherlands need a big over here!

42.5 1

A leg-stump half-volley, Edwards clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

42.4 1

Fuller and on middle, knocked down to long on for a run.

42.3 1

Short and around off, staying low, Edwards adjusts well and pulls it down to fine leg for one.

42.2 1

Around middle, on a good length, Logan helps it down to fine leg for a run. Edwards turns for the second run but is sent back. Rizwan attempts a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Babar Azam does the back-up and seems to have hurt his fingers. Initially, he was seen going off the field but then decides to stay back.

42.1 0

Short in length, around off, van Beek plays a mistimed pull shot to short mid-wicket.

Score after 42 overs : 236/6

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Edwards

45 (37)

van Beek

4 (4)

H Rauf

7-1-44-2

41.6 0

Back of a length, around off, Scott tries to run it down to third man but misses. 10 from the over, 79 needed off 48 balls.

41.5 2

A length ball around off, Edwards pushes it a bit uppishly but wide of the bowler. They cross for a run as the mid off fielder sends a wayward throw at the bowler's end. The batters cross for an overthrow as well.

41.4 0

Beaten all ends up! Sharp delivery, full and outside off, Scott goes nowhere with his footwork and tries to drive. It tails back in and beats the inside edge of his bat.

41.3 4

FOUR! Gloved away! Short in length, around middle and leg, Edwards tries to pull but it takes his gloves and flies past the keeper for a boundary at fine leg.

41.2 2

Full and around off, Scott plays late and deflects it past the diving point fielder for two runs again.

41.1 2

Near collision between the batters but there is no harm done. Sliding down the leg side, it's tickled down to fine leg and they cross for a run. Both batters nearly run into each other while going for the second run. The throw from the deep is a poor one and Scott makes it with a dive.

Haris Rauf is back into the attack now. He has conceded 34 runs in his 6 overs and taken two wickets.

Score after 41 overs : 226/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

van Beek

4 (4)

S Edwards

35 (31)

N Shah

7-0-32-2

40.6 0

Fullish and around off, pushed out to the off side. Straight to point. End of a terrific over by Shah. 89 runs needed in 54 balls.

40.5 4

FOUR! Streaky! The bowler did nothing wrong there. He hit the blockhole, van Beek squeezed it out off the outer edge and the ball raced away to the third man fence.

40.4 0

Angles it in, on a length around off, van Beek defends it by getting on the front foot.

40.3 0

Given lbw! But Logan van Beek has decided to review the decision. Coming to the delivery, it's a sharp inswinging yorker on middle, tailing in and is too good for a new batter. Logan van Beek fails to keep it out and is pinged on the front pad. The finger goes up and Logan van Beek is advised by his skipper to take the DRS. The UltraEdge finds no edge but the Ball Tracking shows that it's MISSING THE STUMPS. Logan van Beek survives.

Logan van Beek strides out to the middle. Naseem Shah seems to be having some trouble with his back. He is stretching it out and it just seems like cramps. He is okay to continue.
40.2 W 0

OUT! Drags it on! Naseem Shah strikes to break a dangerous stand. Fuller in length and outside off, at 86 kph, Teja Nidamanuru tries for a booming drive through the line but only manages an inside edge onto the stumps. The wickets are shattered and Pakistan will feel a lot easy now. 93 runs needed in 58 balls, four wickets left!

40.1 1

Short in length and outside off, Edwards reaches out and steers it down to third man. He asks his partner to push but only gets a single.

Powerplay 3! Pakistan can place five fielders outside the inner circle for the last 10 overs. Naseem Shah (6-0-27-1) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 40 overs : 221/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Nidamanuru

15 (20)

S Edwards

34 (30)

M Wasim

8-0-46-1

39.6 0

Some reverse in the air. Full and tailing in a hint around off, Teja pushes it down to mid on. The Netherlands need 94 runs in 60 balls, Pakistan made 99 in their last 10 overs. Game on?

39.5 1

Outside off, dabbed down to third man for a run.

39.4 lb 1

Slips a full ball around leg, Teja Nidamanuru fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the on side. They cross for a leg bye.

39.3 1

Back of a length, around off, tapped down towards cover-point for one.

39.2 2

Fuller and outside off, crunched to deep cover for a couple. The 50-run stand comes up, off 44 balls.

39.1 lb 4

FOUR! Netherlands are putting pressure on Pakistan. Full in length and angling down the leg side, Edwards tickles it behind and Rizwan gets a bad bounce as it scoots past him to the fence at fine leg. Given as leg byes.

Score after 39 overs : 212/5

Runs Scored

13 Runs

T Nidamanuru

15 (18)

S Edwards

30 (26)

S Khan

8-0-40-0

38.6 2

Flatter and quicker on middle, it's nudged wide of short fine leg for two. 103 needed off 66 balls.

38.5 1

Fuller and around middle, clipped to square leg for one.

38.4 2

Shadab Khan goes full asking Scott Edwards to go for the sweep again, Scott Edwards chooses to flick this towards deep square leg for a brace.

38.3 0

Shadab Khan continues bowling full, Scott Edwards goes for the sweep but does not connect this time.

38.2 4

FOUR! Reverse swept this time! Shadab Khan bowls full once again and in line with the stumps, Scott Edwards is down on his knees and mirrors his shot to the off side. The ball races to the deep backward point fence for four more runs.

38.1 4

FOUR! Scott Edwards is getting his sweep shot out to display! Shadab Khan floats this full outside off, Scott Edwards goes across the off side and sweeps this towards deep backward square leg for four runs.

Score after 38 overs : 199/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Nidamanuru

13 (17)

S Edwards

19 (21)

M Wasim

7-0-42-1

37.6 0

Mohammad Wasim flights this full and bowls this outside off. Teja Nidamanuru works this to mid off.

37.5 2

Mohammad Wasim goes full and just outside off, Teja Nidamanuru flicks this to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

37.4 1

Full this time and angling into the pads, Scott Edwards clips this towards deep square leg for a single.

37.3 0

Mohammad Wasim bangs one in short and angling down leg, Scott Edwards looks to pull but misses.

37.2 0

Bowls it on a good length once again and outside off, Scott Edwards guides this to backward point and looks for a single. Sent back by Teja Nidamanuru.

37.1 0

Mohammad Wasim bowls this on a good length and angling into the batter. Scott Edwards clips this towards mid-wicket.

Score after 37 overs : 196/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Nidamanuru

11 (15)

S Edwards

18 (17)

S Khan

7-0-27-0

36.6 0

Flighted once more and bowled full outside off, Teja Nidamanuru goes forward and smothers the ball to the off side.

36.5 0

Shadab Khan floats one full and outside off, Teja Nidamanuru strokes this straight to extra cover.

36.4 1

Shadab Khan bowls this a fraction short outside off, Scott Edwards moves to the off side and works the ball to mid-wicket for another single.

36.3 1

Shadab Khan bowls a loopy delivery full and angling into the stumps, Teja Nidamanuru clips this uppishly towards mid-wicket and rushes for a run. The fielder collects on the bounce and throws at the non-striker's end. Teja Nidamanuru has given up and would have been gone if there was a direct hit.

36.2 0

Flights this full outside off, Teja Nidamanuru knocks this towards cover.

36.1 1

Shadab Khan bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Scott Edwards flicks this towards deep square leg for one run.

Score after 36 overs : 193/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Edwards

16 (15)

T Nidamanuru

10 (11)

M Wasim

6-0-39-1

35.6 1

Mohammad Wasim ends the over with a full delivery angling down leg, Scott Edwards clips this to fine leg and takes one.

35.5 3

Mohammad Wasim bowls this short and outside off, Teja Nidamanuru pulls this towards deep mid-wicket. The ball does not have the legs to reach the boundary and they take three runs.

35.4 1

Mohammad Wasim continues bowling full and outside off, Scott Edwards strokes this to mid off and takes a quick run.

35.4 wd 1

WIDE! Bowls this full and straying down leg. This is called wide by the umpire.

35.3 1

Mohammad Wasim bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to nip back in. Hits high on the pads and there may have been an inside edge.

35.2 0

Shout for an lbw, not given! Pakistan decide to review the decision. A length ball around off, angling in, Teja Nidamanuru fails to work it around and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the leg stump. The on-field decision stays.

35.1 0

Mohammad Wasim bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Teja Nidamanuru plays this towards mid off.

Score after 35 overs : 186/5

Runs Scored

13 Runs

T Nidamanuru

6 (7)

S Edwards

14 (13)

M Nawaz

8-0-35-1

34.6 1

Goes on the back foot and helps it through square leg for one.

34.5 1

Top edge but safe! Flighted and around off, this time Scott top-edges his slog sweep and it falls safely at deep mid-wicket. They cross.

34.4 4

FOUR! Fine shot! Fuller and around off, Edwards gets down and across before sweeping it through square leg for a boundary. Netherlands need 131 runs in 92 balls!

34.3 6

SIX! Into the crowd! Loopy and full, around middle, Scott Edwards kneels down and smokes it in front of square on the leg side for a biggie.

34.2 1

Skidding in from around off, Teja goes back and turns it wide of short fine leg for one.

34.1 0

Loopy and full, around off, Teja pushes it with an angled bat to point. Scott wants a run but is sent back and he dives in to reach the crease. Had the fielder hit the stumps at the bowler's end, the Dutch skipper would have been a goner.

Score after 34 overs : 173/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Edwards

3 (10)

T Nidamanuru

4 (4)

N Shah

6-0-27-1

33.6 0

Pitches it up and outside off, Scott drives it down to mid off. Dot ball to end a tidy over.

33.5 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back.

33.4 0

EDGED BUT SAFE! A touch short in length and outside off, Edwards rocks back to cut but gets an under-edge. It dips in front of the keeper who grabs it and then signals that it has not carried.

33.3 0

Spears it in full, around off, Edwards pushes it out to covers.

Slight halt! The groundstaff is out there putting some sawdust on the foothold at the non-striker's end. Naseem Shah seems to be clearing his spikes as some part of the soil came off while he was delivering the previous ball. All done and we are set to resume.
33.2 1

Short again, outside off, this time Teja plays it down to third man and rotates the strike.

33.1 1

Short in length and wide outside off, Edwards reaches out and cuts it down to third man for a single.

Score after 33 overs : 171/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Edwards

2 (5)

T Nidamanuru

3 (3)

M Nawaz

7-0-22-1

32.6 1

Short in length and outside off, Edwards goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

32.5 0

Loopy and full, around off, Scott plays the reverse sweep but finds backward point.

32.4 1

On the pads, tickled to short fine leg for one.

32.3 2

Fuller and on leg, it's eased behind square leg for a quick couple of runs. A better throw would have Teja Nidamanuru in trouble.

32.2 0

Quicker and flatter, around off, Teja punches off the back foot to covers.

DRINKS! The players will take a break. Tom Cooper and Vikramjit Singh put on a good partnership for the fourth wicket but both have been dismissed now and with half their side in the dugout, it does look really difficult for the hosts. The Pakistan spinners controlled the middle phase of the game by keeping it tight. They will now be looking to end this game as soon as possible. Teja Nidamanuru is the new batter and will join Scott Edwards in the middle.
32.1 W 0

OUT! LBW! Loopy and full, landing around middle, Singh goes down to sweep but misses and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Vikramjit Singh consults his partner and takes the review. The UltraEdge shows that there is no bat and the Ball Tracking finds everything in line. Three reds and Singh departs for his highest score in ODIs. Both the set batters are dismissed and the Netherlands will have to start from scratch. 148 needed off 107 balls.

Score after 32 overs : 167/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

V Singh

65 (97)

S Edwards

1 (3)

N Shah

5-0-25-1

31.6 1

Around off, on a length, Singh taps it down to covers and steals a single. Netherlands need 148 runs in 108 balls!

31.5 1

A little short in length around off, Scott Edwards bunts it down towards mid on and picks up a single to open his account.

31.4 0

Slightly short in length and outside off, Scott rocks back and plays it down to point. Finds the fielder.

31.3 1

Full in length around middle, Vikramjit gets across the stumps and flicks it through square leg for a run.

31.2 0

Shout for a caught behind, not given! Sharp delivery. On a length around middle and skidding off the surface, Singh plays all over it and it whistles past the inside edge to the keeper.

31.1 4

FOUR! Chinese cut past the stumps! A length ball around middle, Singh tries to defend with a straight bat but gets an inside edge past the stumps to the fine leg fence.

Naseem Shah (4-0-18-1) is back into the attack. He has been impressive so far on his ODI debut.

Score after 31 overs : 160/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Edwards

0 (1)

V Singh

59 (93)

H Rauf

6-1-34-2

30.6 0

In the channel outside off, on a good length, Edwards leaves.

30.5 1

Width outside off, short in length, it's slashed down to third man for a single.

30.4 0

Back of a length, around off and following the batter inside the crease, Singh tries to play late but it takes the bottom edge and drops in front of the keeper.

30.3 0

Fuller and around off, defended back.

Scott Edwards, the captain of the Netherlands makes his way out to the middle after the end of a good partnership.
30.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! The breakthrough has come and Pakistan are delighted. Rauf darts in a length ball around middle, at 90 mph, Cooper tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. It balloons in the air off the leading edge and Babar Azam takes the simplest of catches at mid off. Rauf roars in delight. The dangerous Tom Cooper has been dismissed and the 97-run stand is also over. 156 needed off 118 balls.

30.1 1

Short outside off, punched to deep point for one.

Score after 30 overs : 158/3

Runs Scored

14 Runs

T Cooper

65 (53)

V Singh

57 (89)

M Wasim

5-0-32-1

29.6 4

FOUR! This has been slapped away! Mohammad Wasim goes short and outside off, Tom Cooper rocks back and pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket for the third boundary of the over. 14 runs from this over and the Netherlands are looking to go for the target now.

29.5 1

Shorter this time and wide outside off, Vikramjit Singh slashes this to deep point for a single.

29.4 0

Mohammad Wasim bowls this on a good length and outside off, Vikramjit Singh hits this straight to covers who does well to stop it. Tom Cooper comes out of the crease in search of a run but is sent back. Agha Salman misses his shy at the bowler's end and Cooper survives.

29.3 1

This is a fraction short as well and outside off, Tom Cooper works this to deep backward point for a run.

29.2 4

FOUR! Make that two in a row! Mohammad Wasim bowls this back of a length and outside off, Tom Cooper gets low and cuts this towards deep point to get another boundary. 150 up!

29.1 4

FOUR! Tom Cooper is looking to go after the pacers! Mohammad Wasim bangs this in short and angling down leg, Tom Cooper pulls this towards deep backward square leg for a one-bounce four.

Mohammad Wasim (4-0-18-1) is also back into the attack.

Score after 29 overs : 144/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

V Singh

56 (87)

T Cooper

52 (49)

H Rauf

5-1-32-1

28.6 0

Goes back to bowling on a good length. Vikramjit Singh punches this towards mid on. 11 runs from this over.

28.5 4

FOUR! Vikramjit Singh gets this one away to the boundary! Haris Rauf bangs this in short and outside off, Vikramjit Singh goes well across to the off stump and helps the ball along to fine leg for four runs.

28.4 1

Haris Rauf bowls this on a good length and angling into the batter. Tom Cooper knocks this towards mid on and takes a quick run.

28.3 1

Haris Rauf goes 'round the wicket to the left-hander and bowls a yorker in line with the stumps, Vikramjit Singh shuffles across and clips the ball to fine leg for a single.

28.2 1

Haris Rauf serves this one full and angling into the pads, Tom Cooper clips the ball towards deep square leg for a run.

28.1 4

FOUR! Tom Cooper brings up his fifty and unlike Vikramjit Singh, his knock is full of intent. Short in length and on middle, Cooper stands tall inside the crease and pulls it powerfully down to long leg for a boundary. It nearly went all the way. Tom needs to last the distance if the hosts want to dream of an upset win here.

Phew! There is a bowling change. The last few overs from the spinners ticked off very quickly. Here is Haris Rauf...

Score after 28 overs : 133/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

V Singh

51 (84)

T Cooper

46 (46)

A Salman

4-0-25-0

27.6 0

Agha Salman tosses this one full and in line with the stumps, Vikramjit Singh defends this back to the bowler.

27.5 1

Full and angling into the pads, Tom Cooper knocks this towards long on for a run.

27.4 0

A delivery that straightens after pitching is served outside off, Tom Cooper feels for it and is beaten.

27.3 4

FOUR! Tom Cooper is getting a move on here! Agha Salman flights this one, lands short and outside off, Tom Cooper drags this towards deep mid-wicket and gets a boundary.

27.2 1

This is short and wide outside off, Vikramjit Singh goes back in the crease and cuts it to deep point for a single.

27.1 2

FIFTY FOR SINGH! Dropped thrice and Vikramjit Singh has done well to raise his half century. Fetches a full ball from outside off and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. He needs to accelerate now.

Score after 27 overs : 125/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

V Singh

48 (81)

T Cooper

41 (43)

S Khan

6-0-24-0

26.6 1

Shadab Khan floats this one full and outside off, Vikramjit Singh goes for the sweep to deep sqaure leg and takes a run to keep strike.

26.5 0

Delivers this full and turning into the pads from middle, Vikramjit Singh clips this towards mid-wicket.

26.4 1

Shadab Khan bowls full this time outside off, Tom Cooper strokes the ball to long off for a run.

26.3 0

Shadab Khan serves this short to compensate and bowls this outside off, Tom Cooper cuts this towards point and a great stop from Babar Azam saves a certain boundary.

26.2 6

SIX! Dispatched! Cooper has decided to up the ante. Loopy delivery, full and around off, Cooper uses the long extension of his arms and dismisses it over long on.

26.1 1

Fuller and around off, pushed to the right of the cover fielder for a single.

Score after 26 overs : 116/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

V Singh

46 (78)

T Cooper

34 (40)

A Salman

3-0-17-0

25.6 1

Agha Salman strays on the pads on a fuller length, Vikramjit Singh clips this to deep backward square leg for a single.

25.5 0

A fraction short and outside off, Vikramjit Singh cuts this straight to the point fielder.

25.4 1

Full on the pads, Tom Cooper works this to deep square leg for a single.

25.3 0

Bowls a full toss in line with the stumps, Tom Cooper punches this back to the bowler.

25.2 0

Bowls this full on the pads, Tom Cooper looks to work this leg side but misses. It hits the pads and roles to square leg.

25.1 6

SIX! Tom Cooper finally dispatches one out of the park! Agha Salman bowls this full and outside off, Tom Cooper sweeps this well over deep backward square leg for a biggie!

Score after 25 overs : 108/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

V Singh

45 (76)

T Cooper

27 (36)

S Khan

5-0-15-0

24.6 0

Loopy and around middle, fuller in length, Singh gets forward and gently helps it to mid-wicket.

24.5 1

Short and outside off, punched to sweeper cover for a single.

24.4 1

Tossed up, around off, Singh plays the reverse sweep and places it towards backward point for one.

24.3 0

Fullish and on middle, knocked down towards mid-wicket.

24.2 0

Fuller and close to leg, Singh gets across the stumps for the paddle shot but misses.

24.1 0

Slightly short and on middle, Singh goes on the back foot and plays it down to mid-wicket.

Score after 24 overs : 106/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

V Singh

44 (71)

T Cooper

26 (35)

A Salman

2-0-9-0

23.6 1

Fires it in, full and around off, Singh tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. It goes off the leading edge to backward point and they take one.

23.5 1

Fullish and on middle, Cooper tickles it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

23.4 1

Flighted and full, outside off, it's driven back past the bowler to long off. They cross for another run.

23.3 1

Goes on the back foot and whips it with the spin to deep square leg. A single.

23.2 1

The length is short again, outside off, Vikramjit Singh forces it to sweeper cover for one.

23.1 0

Shortish and around off, skidding in, Singh cuts but finds point.

Score after 23 overs : 101/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

V Singh

41 (67)

T Cooper

24 (33)

S Khan

4-0-13-0

22.6 1

Googly, around off, Singh eases it through cover-point for one.

22.5 1

Caught off a Free Hit! Short in length and outside off, Cooper cuts it aerially, with the spin, but there isn't enough timing to clear the sweeper cover fielder. He takes the catch and then returns the ball in play. Only a run. 100 comes up!

22.5 nb 1

Fuller and on off, driven straight back to the bowler. Called a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit coming...

22.4 0

Short in length and outside off, turning away, Cooper cuts it to cover-point where the fielder makes a superb one-handed stop. Another dot.

22.3 1

Loopy and around off, Singh plays a lofted shot over mid on but it doesn't carry to the fielder in the deep. They cross.

22.2 0

Slightly short and on middle, Singh goes back and helps it to square leg.

22.1 0

Flighted and around off, pushed back defensively to the bowler.

Score after 22 overs : 97/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Cooper

23 (30)

V Singh

39 (63)

A Salman

1-0-4-0

21.6 0

Loopy and around middle, Cooper flicks but finds mid-wicket. Dot ball to end a tidy over from the debutant.

21.5 1

Fuller and on middle, Singh works it through mid-wicket for one.

21.4 1

Quicker this time, on the pads, it's nudged towards fine leg for a run.

21.3 1

Knocks a full ball down to long off and takes a single.

21.2 0

Dropped! Third chance put down by Pakistan offered by Singh. Short in length and outside off, turning away, Vikramjit Singh has a lazy waft at it and edges it towards covers. Imam-ul-Haq puts in a dive but fails to hold on.

21.1 1

A hint of turn there, full and around off, Cooper flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Agha Salman has been brought into the attack to see if he can get a breakthrough.

Score after 21 overs : 93/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

V Singh

37 (60)

T Cooper

21 (27)

S Khan

3-0-9-0

20.6 0

Quicker and shorter on off, punched to covers.

20.5 0

Leans forward to a full ball and defends it to the off side. He is just chewing up balls here and putting pressure on Cooper.

20.4 0

Flatter through the air, around middle, Singh goes on the back foot and defends it on the leg side.

20.3 1

A low full toss on middle, Tom knocks it down to long on for one.

20.2 0

Flighted and full, on middle, Cooper wrists it to mid-wicket.

20.1 0

Loopy and full, around off, it's driven back to the bowler who makes a fine half-stop.

Score after 20 overs : 92/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Cooper

20 (24)

V Singh

37 (57)

M Nawaz

6-0-18-0

19.6 1

Flatter arm ball around off, Cooper punches it down to long off for one.

19.5 0

Fires a full ball around leg, it's pushed down to mid on.

19.4 1

Mohammad Nawaz gets this in closer to the stumps on a fuller length. Vikramjit Singh works this towards long on and rotates the strike.

19.3 0

Fires this one in quicker outside off, on a fuller length. Vikramjit Singh is happy to defend this to the off side.

19.2 0

Mohammad Nawaz continues to flight this outside off, Vikramjit Singh pushes at it and gets a thick edge towards point.

19.1 1

Mohammad Nawaz starts with a full delivery outside off, Tom Cooper strokes this towards the long off fielder and takes one.

Score after 19 overs : 89/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Cooper

18 (21)

V Singh

36 (54)

S Khan

2-0-8-0

18.6 1

Fires this one full and into the stumps, Tom Cooper strokes this to long off for a run.

18.5 1

Full delivery outside off, Vikramjit Singh works this to deep point for a single.

18.4 1

Shadab Khan flights this one and tempts Tom Cooper to drive outside off, Tom Cooper works this wide of long off for another run.

18.3 0

Shadab Khan bowls this full and on middle, Tom Cooper clips this through mid-wicket for a single.

18.2 2

Loopy and full, around off, Cooper drives it with soft hands through covers and returns for the second run.

18.1 0

Gets on the front foot and drives a full ball back to the bowler.

Score after 18 overs : 84/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

V Singh

35 (53)

T Cooper

14 (16)

M Nawaz

5-0-15-0

17.6 2

Shortish and outside off, Singh goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge. It runs down to third man and they get two.

17.5 0

This could have been a chance! Mohammad Nawaz floats this one up, full and outside off, Vikramjit Singh strides forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs up towards the vacant short leg region and falls just out of the reach of the keeper.

17.4 0

Pulls his length back a bit and in line with the stumps, Vikramjit Singh works this back towards the bowler.

17.3 0

Full delivery pitching outside off, Vikramjit Singh taps this ball to short cover.

17.2 1

Mohammad Nawaz bowls this short and outside off, Tom Cooper goes back in the crease and punches it to long off for a run.

17.1 1

Mohammad Nawaz bowls this full and on middle and gets the ball to turn into the pads, Vikramjit Singh clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 17 overs : 80/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Cooper

13 (15)

V Singh

32 (48)

S Khan

1-0-3-0

16.6 0

A fraction short and in line with the stumps, Tom Cooper defends this back to the bowler.

16.5 0

Dropped! Short in length and outside off, Tom goes back to cut but gets a healthy outside edge to the keeper. Mohammad Rizwan gets very little time to react and it deflects off his gloves to the off side.

16.4 2

Goes back to bowling full outside off, Tom Cooper thumps this to deep cover and picks up a brace.

16.3 0

This is wide outside off and a fraction short. Tom Cooper cuts this to the right of point and the fielder dives to stop the ball.

16.2 1

Goes full once again and just outside off, Vikramjit Singh works this to long on and takes a run.

16.1 0

Shadab Khan begins with a full delivery on the pads, and Vikramjit Singh clips the ball to mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan is introduced into the attack.

Score after 16 overs : 77/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

V Singh

31 (46)

T Cooper

11 (11)

M Nawaz

4-0-11-0

15.6 1

Loopy delivery bowled full and really well outside off, Vikramjit Singh strokes this to deep cover for a single.

15.5 0

Mohammad Nawaz bowls this straight and just outside off on a fuller length. Vikramjit Singh defends this back to the bowler.

15.4 1

Continues bowling full and this time on middle and off, Tom Cooper moves to the leg side and works this towards long off for a run.

15.3 0

Mohammad Nawaz flights this one full and pitches on leg, Tom Cooper makes room and plays the ball to the bowler's right.

15.2 0

Mohammad Nawaz bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Tom Cooper defends this back to the bowler.

15.1 1

Mohammad Nawaz serves this full and angling into the stumps, Vikramjit Singh clips the ball to long on for a single.

Score after 15 overs : 74/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

V Singh

29 (43)

T Cooper

10 (8)

M Wasim

4-0-18-1

14.6 1

A yorker outside off, it's dug out down to third man for a single.

14.5 0

A half-shout for a caught behind. A low full toss around off, dipping in, Vikramjit Singh tries to dig it out but fails. It goes past his bat to the keeper who collects the ball and appeals. Nothing from the umpire.

14.4 0

Fuller in length and outside off, Singh strokes it off the front foot to covers.

14.3 1

Close to off, on a shorter length, Cooper chops it down from the back foot to point and picks up a run.

14.2 0

Fuller and on off, driven firmly back towards the bowler who made a half stop and parried it behind to mid off.

14.1 4

FOUR! Superb shot! A length ball around off, Tom Cooper shows the full face of the bat and caresses it down the ground at long on for a boundary.

DRINKS! The Netherlands got off to a decent start scoring 56 runs in Powerplay 1 but the issue for them is that they are already three wickets down. The Pakistani pace bowlers have been outstanding with all three of them chipping in with a wicket each. This looks like a difficult chase for the Dutchmen as they require 247 runs in 36 overs. Pakistan will be looking for more wickets after the break.

Score after 14 overs : 68/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

V Singh

28 (40)

T Cooper

5 (5)

M Nawaz

3-0-8-0

13.6 0

Flighted and on off, Vikramjit Singh strides forward to play across the line but get a little leading edge and it rolls back to the bowler.

13.5 0

Beaten! This one skids straight on, after landing full outside off, and Singh lunges to defend but is beaten. He was playing for the spin.

13.4 0

Quicker this time, around off, once again Singh forces it on the leg side but finds the fielder.

13.3 0

Gets on the front foot to a full ball and helps it with the spin to mid-wicket.

13.2 1

Loopy deliver, full and drifting in around leg, Cooper eases it down to long off for a run.

13.1 1

Flatter and shorter outside off, Singh gets across the stumps and punches it down to long on for a run.

Score after 13 overs : 66/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Cooper

4 (4)

V Singh

27 (35)

M Wasim

3-0-12-1

12.6 2

Brilliant stop in the deep by Haris Rauf. Length delivery outside off, Cooper strokes it elegantly through backward point and it races away. Rauf runs across to his right from third man, puts in a full-length dive, and stops the ball from touching the fence. Saves two.

12.5 0

The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.

12.4 0

Shout for an lbw but the umpire shakes his head. A low full toss on middle, angling in, Cooper tries to flick but misses. He is thudded on the pads but the appeal is not entertained. No review is taken as Pakistan feel there was an inside edge.

12.3 2

Angling in from around off, Cooper works it through square leg and opens his account with a couple of runs.

Tom Cooper makes his way out to the middle.
12.2 W 0

OUT! Dead plumb! No inside edge this time, Bas de Leede knows he is a goner and walks back. Mohammad Wasim hurls across a length ball, around off and nipping back in at 86 mph. Bas de Leede goes nowhere with his footwork and is caught inside the crease. He tries to work it on the leg side but misses and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. This is a big blow to the Dutch team as Bas is their star batter. 253 needed off 226 balls.

12.1 2

Angles in a length ball around middle, de Leede clips it gently behind square leg and rushes back for the second run.

Score after 12 overs : 60/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

V Singh

27 (35)

de Leede

14 (28)

M Nawaz

2-0-6-0

11.6 0

This one goes straight on, shortish in length outside off, it's pushed from the back foot to covers.

11.5 0

Tossed up outside off, landing full, Singh presses forward and blocks.

11.4 0

Spinning back in from around off, Singh plays around his pads and pushes it to mid-wicket.

11.3 1

Loopy and full, around middle, Bas walks forward and slices his drive through cover-point for a run.

Babar Azam comes at first slip.
11.2 0

Flighted and full, around off, defended off the front foot to covers.

11.1 0

Arm ball around leg, de Leede clips it off his pads to backward square leg.

Score after 11 overs : 59/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

V Singh

27 (32)

de Leede

13 (25)

M Wasim

2-0-6-0

10.6 0

Full delivery around leg, Singh plays it down to mid on and shots no.

10.5 0

Fuller in length and wide outside off, Singh plays a mistimed drive to covers.

10.4 0

Around off, on a length, Singh defends from the crease.

10.3 1

Outside off, steered down to deep backward point for one.

10.2 2

Taps a length ball down to point for a run. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and with no one backing up, the batters gets one more.

10.1 0

Given lbw! This one looks out but Bas de Leede wants to review the decision. Coming to the delivery, it's full and around middle, angling down, Bas de Leede walks across the stumps and tries to flick but misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal and the umpire agrees. DRS time! The UltraEdge finds a clear spike and Bas de Leede survives.

Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Score after 10 overs : 56/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

de Leede

10 (22)

V Singh

27 (29)

M Nawaz

1-0-5-0

9.6 1

Mohammad Nawaz balls a loopy full toss in line with the stumps, Bas de Leede comes down the wicket and knocks the ball to long on for a run and will keep strike. The Netherlands are 56 for 2 after Powerplay 1.

9.5 1

Flights this one full and outside off, Vikramjit Singh knocks this wide of mid off and takes a run.

9.4 0

Mohammad Nawaz bowls short once again and gets the ball to turn in from outside off, Vikramjit Singh looks to cut but gets an inside edge into the pitch.

9.3 b 4

FOUR BYES! What a jaffa! Mohammad Nawaz is getting some sharp turn here! He flights this one, lands it a fraction short and outside off, Vikramjit Singh goes on the back foot to play this. Gets beaten on the inside edge and the keeper cannot collect. The ball runs away to fine leg for four byes.

9.2 2

Mohammad Nawaz flights this full outside off, Vikramjit Singh strokes this into the gap at deep cover-point. That brings up the fifty for the Netherlands.

9.1 1

Mohammad Nawaz begins with a full delivery on the pads, Bas de Leede goes back in the crease and works this towards square leg for a single.

Change from both ends. Mohammad Nawaz to bowl the final over of Powerplay 1.

Score after 9 overs : 47/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

V Singh

24 (25)

de Leede

8 (20)

M Wasim

1-0-3-0

8.6 0

Delivers this on a good length and on a leg-stump line. Vikramjit Singh taps this back to the left of the bowler.

8.5 1

Mohammad Wasim serves this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Bas de Leede clips this to deep square leg for a single.

8.4 0

Mohammad Wasim bowls this short and wide outside off, Bas de Leede misses out as he miscues his cut to covers.

8.3 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it towards mid on.

8.2 2

Short and outside off, steered through point for two runs.

8.1 lb 4

Four leg byes! Drifting down the leg side, the batter fails to flick and it goes off his thigh pad towards the keeper. Rizwan dives but fails to stop and it races away to the fence at fine leg.

Score after 8 overs : 40/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

V Singh

24 (24)

de Leede

5 (15)

N Shah

4-0-18-1

7.6 2

Naseem Shah bowls this short and outside off, takes the pace off the ball. Vikramjit Singh mistimes his pull towards the vacant deep cover region and they take two.

7.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Another Free Hit wasted! But wait a moment... he has overstepped once again! On a good length and outside off, Vikramjit Singh goes across and looks to play this leg side. He misses but there will be another opportunity for him.

Mohammad Wasim replaces Rauf from this end.
7.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Naseem Shah goes full and on off, Vikramjit Singh fends this back down the pitch. The bowler has overstepped and the Netherlands now have a Free Hit.

7.5 1

This is wide outside off and on a shorter length. Bas de Leede works this towards deep backward point for a single.

7.4 0

Naseem Shah bangs in a bouncer going down leg, Bas de Leede leaves this one alone.

7.3 2

Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Bas de Leede gets on his toes and works this towards deep point for a brace.

7.2 0

Naseem Shah bowls a quick delivery angled into the batter from a good length. Bas de Leede looks to work this leg side but misses and gets hit on the groin.

7.1 2

Bas de Leede is off the mark, finally! Naseem Shah bowls this full outside off, Bas de Leede strokes this to deep cover and they take a couple of runs.

Score after 7 overs : 31/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

V Singh

22 (21)

de Leede

0 (10)

H Rauf

4-1-21-1

6.6 0

Goes short and outside off, Vikramjit Singh swings but is beaten by the lack of pace on this delivery.

6.5 0

Bowls a good-length delivery on the pads, Vikramjit Singh defends this back towards the bowler.

6.4 0

Bowls this back of a length and outside off, Vikramjit Singh looks to play at this but gets beaten.

6.3 4

FOUR! This is a loose ball and gets the treatment! Haris Rauf strays down the leg side on a fuller length. Vikramjit Singh glances this to fine leg and gets a boundary.

6.2 0

Back of a length, around middle, defended back to the bowler.

6.1 0

Shortish and on off, played down from the back foot to point.

6.1 wd 1

Wide for height! Pacy bouncer, well over the head of the batter. Mohammad Rizwan jumps and collects.

Score after 6 overs : 26/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

de Leede

0 (10)

V Singh

18 (15)

N Shah

3-0-9-1

5.6 0

Short once again and going away from the left-hander. Bas de Leede looks to pull but misses.

5.5 0

Cannot make use of this Free Hit! Naseem Shah bowls a slower delivery, fuller and around off, Bas de Leede looks to heave but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

5.5 nb 1

NO BALL! Naseem Shah goes back to bowling on a good length and outside off, Bas de Leede pushes this towards point. The bowler has overstepped though and it will be a Free Hit.

5.4 0

Bowls this back of a length and nipping back in from outside off, Bas de Leede looks to work this leg side but misses. Gets hit high on the thigh pad.

5.3 0

On a good length and just outside off, Bas de Leede looks to fend but gets an inside edge down to the leg side.

5.2 0

Bangs this one in short and angling into the batter. Bas de Leede sways out of the way and lets this one through to the keeper.

5.1 0

Naseem Shah bowls this on a good length and close to the off pole, Bas de Leede gets across the stumps and nudges the ball to mid-wicket.

Score after 5 overs : 25/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

V Singh

18 (15)

de Leede

0 (3)

H Rauf

3-1-16-1

4.6 0

Good-length delivery this time, and outside off, Vikramjit Singh mistimes his shot back down the pitch.

4.5 lb 1

Haris Rauf strays onto the pads from a good length. Bas de Leede looks to work this leg side but misses. It hits his pads and rolls to backward square leg for a leg bye.

4.4 0

Goes full now and on middle, Bas de Leede flicks this to square leg. Another dot ball.

4.3 0

Haris Rauf goes back to bowling good length and outside the off stump channel. Good movement in the air and Bas de Leede leave this one alone.

Bas de Leede is in next.
4.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! The off pole goes cartwheeling out of the ground. Haris Rauf bows this a touch fuller and outside off, and gets the ball to nip back in sharply. Wesley Barresi reads the line and decides to offer no shot but the ball comes in to uproot his off stump. Pakistan have started wonderfully here and they have their second wicket.

4.1 0

Haris Rauf bowls this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Wesley Barresi clips this towards mid-wicket.

Score after 4 overs : 24/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

V Singh

18 (14)

W Barresi

2 (6)

N Shah

2-0-8-1

3.6 2

Dropped! In the channel outside off, on a length and angling away, Vikramjit Singh pushes at it and edges it towards second slip where the fielder, Fakhar Zaman, dives across to his right but fails to catch it. It sneaks down to third man where Khushdil Shah makes a sliding stop near the fence. Saves two.

3.5 1

Sharp delivery, on a length around middle, Wesley Barresi tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. It goes down to third man off the leading edge and they cross.

3.4 1

Taps a length ball down to covers and steals a single.

3.3 0

Short and wide outside off, Singh flashes and misses.

3.2 0

Naseem clocks 90 mph and delivers a low full toss outside off, Vikramjit Singh pushes it without much timing to covers.

3.1 0

Swing and a miss! Short in length and wide outside off at 88 mph, Singh flashes his bat at it but fails to connect.

Score after 3 overs : 20/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

V Singh

15 (9)

W Barresi

1 (5)

H Rauf

2-0-16-0

2.6 1

Around middle, on a length, Singh helps it with gentle hands towards mid-wicket. Another run is taken. 13 from this over.

2.5 1

Angling in from a length around middle, Wesley Barresi flicks it in front of square leg for one. Gets off the mark.

2.4 1

Full and wide outside off, driven through cover-point for one.

2.3 4

EDGY FOUR! Back of a length, around off and angling away, Singh pushes inside the line and edges it through the gap between first and wide second slip fielders for a boundary.

2.2 2

A touch short again, around leg at 86 mph, Singh flicks it through square leg and picks up a couple.

2.1 4

FOUR! Fine shot! Fraction short and outside off, Vikramjit Singh hangs on the back foot and crunches it through cover-point for a cracking boundary.

Score after 2 overs : 7/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

W Barresi

0 (4)

V Singh

3 (4)

N Shah

1-0-4-1

1.6 0

Beauty to end a splendid first over in ODI cricket from Naseem. A length ball, around off at 87 mph, Wesley Barresi stays back to defend but it straightens to beat the outside edge.

1.5 0

Play and a miss! Full in length and wide outside off, 87 mph, Barresi tries to drive but misses.

1.4 0

Back of a length, around off, Wesley Barresi is hurried up a bit as he keeps it out off the outer half of his bat.

1.3 0

Huge shout for an lbw! The finger stays down. Babar Azam consults his teammates and decides not to take the DRS. Sharp delivery, an inswinger around middle at 91 mph, Wesley Barresi tries to keep it out but misses. He is thudded on the pads. The replays later find an inside edge. Good decision from both the umpire and Babar.

1.2 W 0

OUT! Plumb in front! Fast and furious from Naseem Shah. He gets his line and length right and strikes immediately. Clocks 91 mph and delivers it on a length around off. It nips back in off the surface, Max O'Dowd is late in bringing his bat down and is pinged on the front pad. They appeal and the finger goes up instantly. Max walks back without thinking about the review. Early blow to the Netherlands.

Wesley Barresi makes his way to the middle after an early wicket.
1.2 wd 1

Yet another wide down the leg side! Max tries to flick but misses. A good diving take by Rizwan.

1.2 wd 1

Wide again! This time down the leg side of the right-handed batter.

1.1 1

Fuller in length and wide outside off, at 87 mph again, Singh reaches out and plays a mistimed drive towards wide mid off. They cross for a quick run.

1.1 wd 1

Wide! Short in length but way wide outside off, at 87 mph, Singh allows it through to the keeper.

The debutant Naseem Shah has been brought on from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M O'Dowd

1 (3)

V Singh

2 (3)

H Rauf

1-0-3-0

0.6 0

Angling in from a length around off, O'Dowd stays on the back foot and defends it to the leg side.

0.5 0

Serves it on a good length around off, at 87 mph, Max O'Dowd gets behind the line and defends it down safely.

0.4 1

Short and outside off, at 88 mph, Singh slices it down to third man for a run.

0.3 0

Beaten! A length ball, close to off and leaving the batter with the angle, Vikramjit Singh pushes inside the line and misses.

0.2 1

Back of a length, around off, Max runs it down to third man and opens his account with a single.

0.1 1

DROPPED! Put down first ball and it's a big reprieve for Vikramjit Singh. Short in length and outside off, Vikramjit Singh slaps it aerially to covers where debutant Agha Salman jumps but fails to hang on to the catch. They cross for a run.

The hosts have played good cricket in patches but have been unable to get over the finish line. The most recent example is their dominating performance in the T20 World Cup qualifiers, winning all their games comfortably but ending up losing the finals to Zimbabwe. They are languishing at the bottom of the Super League table and they have an opportunity here to beat a stronger team thereby marking their credentials. They did not put up a good show against England in their last series at home losing all the games by comfortable margins. The Dutch will be desperate to put up a better show this time around and make it more of a contest.

We are back for the run chase. The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle. Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd are the openers for the Netherlands. Haris Rauf will begin proceedings with the new ball.
... RUN CHASE ...
Right then, it's a big ask from the Dutch batters to scale down this target against Pakistan's well-oiled bowling unit. Let's see how they approach the chase. Do join us in a short while to find out.
The Netherlands still have a lot of work to be done with their catching and death bowling if they are to compete at the highest level. Bas de Leede was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2 wickets for 42 in his full quota of 10 overs. There were no wickets for the spinners with Logan van Beek taking two and Vivian Kingma chipping in with one. They all were very expensive though.
The Dutch bowled really well, to begin with, and were helped by Pakistan’s defensive approach. They got a wicket early after which they had to toil hard to get a breakthrough. They started leaking runs as the batters got more settled and the game seemed to be creeping away from them. At one stage, after the 20th over, Pakistan shifted gears and hammered 89 runs from the next 10 and shell-shocked the hosts. Vivian Kingma dropped Fakhar Zaman on 43 and that proved to be quite costly. However, the hosts came back strongly dismissing Babar Azam and then getting the centurion run out with some real good fielding. They kept chipping away at the wickets after that and did not allow Pakistan to go berserk towards the end.
The visitors started really watchfully as they so often have done, looking to set a solid platform and accelerate later. They lost Imam-ul-Haq early but his opening partner Fakhar Zaman motored along living a charmed life. He put on a 168-run partnership with his skipper Babar Azam to give Pakistan a great start. Fakhar reached his century and the base was set to accelerate in the last 15 overs. The set batters though departed in quick succession and Mohammad Rizwan did not last at the wicket for long. Agha Salman and Shadab Khan played useful cameos to push Pakistan just over the 300-run mark with the latter scoring 48 off just 28 balls. The visitors will probably be able to defend this but would have been hoping for a few more runs on the board.
As mentioned earlier, at one point it looked like Pakistan would get to 350 but the Netherlands did really well to restrict them to 314. Pakistan will feel that they could have done much better with the start they had but will feel it is probably still enough to win them this game. The Dutchmen fought well with the ball against a well-equipped batting unit and now it is up to the batters to try and chase down this target against a good bowling line-up.
Excellent finish at the backend from Pakistan as they amassed 99 runs from the last 10 overs. Still, the way they batted, at one stage, a score of 350 looked very much likely. Keeping that in mind, the visiting team will be a shade disappointed.

Score after 50 overs : 314/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Salman

27 (16)

S Khan

48 (28)

de Leede

10-0-42-2

49.6 1

Slower one, short and outside off, Agha Salman tries his best to pull but gets a bottom edge. The ball drops on the pitch and they get only a run. A terrific last over from Bas de Leede, only 7 runs from it.​ Pakistan finish on 314 for 6.

49.5 lb 1

Bang on the body again. Clever change in pace, on a length and around off, Shadab swings his bat early and misses. He is hit on the stomach and the ball drops on the off side. They cross.

49.4 2

Lands it on a length and outside off, Shadab gets across and forces it down to long on for a couple.

49.3 0

Ouch! Slower one, on a shortish length around off, Shadab is early into his shot and is hit on the body.

49.2 2

PUT DOWN! Vikramjit Singh drops a routine catch. Fuller in length and outside off, Shadab slices his attempted shot over extra cover. Vikramjit Singh fails to take it in the deep and the batters get two runs.

49.1 1

Digs it in short around off, it's pulled to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 49 overs : 307/6

Runs Scored

17 Runs

S Khan

44 (24)

A Salman

25 (14)

van Beek

10-0-89-2

48.6 6

SIX! High and handsome! This is why Shadab was itching to get back on strike. A length ball in his half, around off, Khan kneels down and muscles it all the way over long on. 17 from the over!

48.5 1

Back of a length, around middle, Afgha moves back and punches it aerially down to long on. Only a run this time.

48.4 4

FOUR! Easy pickings! This is poor bowling. Third man is up and van Beek bowls it short and wide outside off. Agha gives himself room and lofts it over short third man for a boundary. 300 up!

48.3 2

Mishit! Fuller and around off, slower again, Salman tries to hoick but it takes the top edge and flies behind the keeper. They get two runs.

48.2 0

Beats the bat! A good change in pace from the bowler. Slower one, short and around off, Agha flashes his bat at it and misses.

48.1 4

FOUR! Improvisation and it has paid off. A length delivery, around off, Salman goes down and across and scoops it down to fine leg for a boundary.

Score after 48 overs : 290/6

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Salman

14 (9)

S Khan

38 (23)

V Kingma

9-2-61-1

47.6 1

Fuller and on middle, Salman steps back and drills it down to long off for a single. 8 runs from the over, at this stage, it's a good effort from the bowler.

47.5 1

Slower again, full and on middle, Shadab heaves it without much timing to deep mid-wicket for one.

47.5 wd 1

Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side, Shadab tries to flick but misses.

47.4 1

A low full toss down the leg side, Agha swings it down to deep square leg. Only a run.

47.3 2

Drifting down the leg side, it's flicked to deep square leg for two.

47.2 1

Digs it in short and outside off, Khan slaps it to deep cover for just a run. He is not impressed with himself.

47.1 1

Short and around leg, slow in pace, it's hoicked behind square leg for one.

Vivian Kingma will bowl at the death. 8-2-53-1 are his figures.

Score after 47 overs : 282/6

Runs Scored

15 Runs

A Salman

9 (5)

S Khan

36 (21)

van Beek

9-0-72-2

46.6 1

Turns a length ball off his pads to deep square leg and takes a single. Shadab wants the second run but it's turned down. 15 from the over!

46.5 4

FOUR! Poor delivery, too short, too wide, outside off, Agha Salman cuts it firmly through backward point for a boundary.

46.4 0

The batter has just pushed that away from his crease, back to the bowler.

46.3 3

A length ball on middle, Shadab clips it to mid-wicket and crosses for a couple of runs as the bowler gives the chase. He has a shy at the bowler's end but it hits Teja Nidamanuru, up to the stumps, on the knee and deflects. They cross for another run.

46.2 4

FOUR! Short in length and outside off, Shadab stays back and smacks it to deep point. Tim Pringle tries to stop it near the fence but misses.

46.1 3

Crunches a length ball through extra cover for three runs.

Score after 46 overs : 267/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Salman

1 (1)

S Khan

29 (19)

de Leede

9-0-36-2

45.6 1

A cutter this time, around off and on a length, the batter tries to flick but misses. He is thudded on the pads and the ball rolls to mid-wicket. They cross as the bowler appeals. The replays find an inside edge. The debutant is off the mark.

Logan van Beek (8-0-57-2) has been brought into the attack.
Agha Salman has made his way out to the crease.
45.5 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! A tame dismissal for Nawaz. Bas de Leede has his second wicket. Short in length and outside off, slower in pace, Nawaz goes on his toes and tries to slam it over point. The ball though arrives late and takes the top half of his blade. It lobs up to Vivian Kingma at short third man who makes no mistake on this occasion.

45.4 0

Slower bumper on middle, Nawaz moves back and allows it through.

45.3 1

Slower length ball on off, Shadab works it through mid-wicket for another run. Netherlands won't mind these singles.

45.2 1

Taps it down to point for one.

45.1 1

Tucks a length ball off his pads to deep square leg. Shadab picks up a single.

Score after 45 overs : 263/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Khan

27 (17)

M Nawaz

3 (6)

A Dutt

9-1-44-0

44.6 1

Short and outside off, forced off the back foot to deep point for one. Excellent over from Aryan Dutt, just 5 runs from it.

44.5 lb 1

Skidding down the leg side, Nawaz goes back to flick but misses. It goes off his thigh pad to backward square leg and they take a leg bye.

44.4 0

Shout for an lbw, not given! Quicker one, full and around leg, Mohammad Nawaz tries to defend but misses. It takes his pads and deflects to the off side. They appeal but the umpire disagrees. Scott Edwards has decided to take the DRS. The UltraEdge detects an inside edge.

44.3 1

Flatter and around off, tapped down to the off side for one.

44.3 wd 1

NOT OUT! But it was superb glovework from the keeper. Aryan Dutt fires a full ball down the leg side. Shadab tries to flick but misses and in the process, he steps out of the crease. Scott Edwards is quick to take the bails off and appeals. The third umpire is referred. He first checks for the edge which is absent. The side-on angle is checked next and the replays find that Shadab has put his leg just inside the crease. It's called a wide.

Appeal for a stumping...
44.2 1

Quicker and fuller on middle, Nawaz tries to flick and does so off the inner edge. It rolls behind square leg and they cross.

44.1 0

Short in length and outside off, Nawaz cuts it a bit aerially but it goes safely to point.

Aryan Dutt (8-1-40-0) has been brought into the attack. This will be a challenge for him, bowling at batters looking to go after him.

Score after 44 overs : 258/5

Runs Scored

15 Runs

S Khan

25 (15)

M Nawaz

2 (2)

van Beek

8-0-57-2

43.6 6

SIX! Dispatched! That's a costly error from van Beek and he pays the price. Short in length, around off, Shadab stays back and launches it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 15 from this over, 32 in the last two.

43.6 nb 5

FOUR! Beamer from van Beek. A high full toss, around leg, Shadab turns and powers it behind square leg for a boundary. Called a no ball and a Free Hit is loading. 250 up!

43.5 1

Width outside off, it's slashed away down to third man for a single.

43.5 wd 1

Wide called for height! A bumper goes way over the head of the batter. Nawaz ducks.

43.4 1

Slightly short and around off, Shadab pushes it with soft hands through mid on and calls for two. The fielder in the deep attacks the ball and Shadab has to give up the thought for the second run.

43.3 0

Short in length, close to off, Shadab chops it down in front of backward point. Looks for a run but it is not available.

43.2 1

Angling away from the new batter, on a length, Nawaz taps it down to cover and crosses for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz is the new batter out in the middle.
43.1 W 0

OUT! Khushdil holes out! Fuller in length and around off, at 77 mph, Shah clears his front leg for a big heave-ho over the leg side but it flies off the toe end of his bat to wide long on. Tom Cooper is perfectly placed in the deep to take the catch. End of a quick knock from Khushdil Shah.

Score after 43 overs : 243/4

Runs Scored

17 Runs

K Shah

21 (17)

S Khan

14 (11)

V Kingma

8-2-53-1

42.6 1

Slower length ball around leg, Shah nudges it behind square leg and takes a run. 17 from the over!

42.5 6

SIX! This is turning out to be a disastrous over for the Dutch. Vivian Kingma digs it in short, around off and slower in pace, Khushdil Shah waits and pummels it in front of square on the leg side for a maximum.

42.4 1

Lands it on a good length and outside off, slower again, Shadab runs it down to third man and picks up a single.

42.3 4

FOUR! Bang! Kingma delivers yet another slower one. This one is floated and drops full outside off, Shadab waits and pumps it over extra cover for a boundary.

42.2 lb 1

A length ball around leg, slower in pace, Shah tries to flick but misses. It rolls off his pads to the on side and they cross for a leg bye.

42.1 4

FOUR! Smashed straight back! Fuller in length around off, in the slot for the batter, Shah spanks it past the umpire at the other end and it scoots away to the fence in no time.

Vivian Kingma (7-2-37-1) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 42 overs : 226/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Shah

10 (13)

S Khan

9 (9)

van Beek

7-0-42-1

41.6 1

Another slower one, on a good length around leg, Shah nudges it to square leg and keeps strike with a single.

41.5 0

Slower bouncer, around off, Khushdil sways away from the line.

41.4 1

Quick single. On a length around off, Shadab taps it down to short cover and sets off. Teja Nidamanuru attacks the ball but fails to pick it up cleanly. A single completed easily.

41.3 0

Angling in, on a length, around off, Shadab again defends it to the off side.

41.2 0

Around off, on a length, pushed to covers.

41.1 4

FOUR! A good start to the over for Pakistan. Too full in length, around middle, Shadab drills it back past the bowler and it races down the ground for a boundary at long on.

Score after 41 overs : 220/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Shah

9 (11)

S Khan

4 (5)

T Pringle

10-0-65-0

40.6 0

Too full in length, around off, Shah pushes it back to the bowler. Pringle is done with his spell.

40.5 2

Flatter and shorter, outside off, Shah goes back and cuts it to deep point for two.

40.4 1

Quicker one, around leg, Shadab tucks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run. He looks for the second run but is sent back.

40.3 1

Flatter and around off, Shah goes back again and hits it through mid-wicket for a run.

40.2 0

Short and outside off, Shah cuts but finds the point fielder.

40.1 1

Fuller and outside off, driven to deep cover for a single.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this inning.

Score after 40 overs : 215/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Shah

6 (7)

S Khan

2 (3)

de Leede

8-0-32-1

39.6 0

Bas de Leede bowls this short and attacks the batter, Khushdil Shah gets on his toes and fends this uppishly back to the bowler. Falls just short of him.

39.5 1

NOT OUT! Bas de Leede bowls this back of a length and in line with the stumps, Shadab Khan clips the ball towards mid-wicket and looks for a quick single. Khushdil Shah sends him back and Shadab Khan has to put a dive back in. There is a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball ricochets to third man for a run. The leg umpire goes upstairs and the replays show that Shadab Khan has made it back in.

A direct hit at the striker's end. Netherlands are excited, they appeal and the umpire goes upstairs...
39.4 0

Bangs this one short and angling down leg, Shadab Khan looks to pull but misses, then looks for a wide. The umpire remains unmoved.

39.3 1

Bas de Leede goes 'round the wicket to the left-hander and serves this a fraction fuller outside off, Khushdil Shah taps this towards covers and takes a run.

39.2 1

Bas de Leede bowls this full and outside off, Shadab Khan strokes this past covers and gets off the mark with a single.

Shadab Khan is in next.
39.1 W 0

OUT! Given lbw! Mohammad Rizwan has a word with his partner and takes the review. This one looks close. Coming to the delivery, it's on a length around off, angling in, Rizwan stays back and tries to flick but misses. He is rapped on the front pad, they appeal vociferously and the finger goes up. DRS time! The UltraEdge finds no bat and the Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the leg stump. The on-field decision stays and Rizwan walks back for yet another low score. This is a good phase of play for the home team.

Bas de Leede to continue...

Score after 39 overs : 212/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Rizwan

14 (16)

K Shah

5 (5)

T Pringle

9-0-60-0

38.6 1

Tim Pringle bowls this full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan plays this towards cover-point and takes one more run.

38.5 1

Floats this one full and in line with the stumps, Khushdil Shah works this to long on for a single.

38.4 1

Tim Pringle goes a fraction short but keeps it straight. Mohammad Rizwan goes back in the crease and plays the ball with soft hands towards mid off and takes a run.

38.3 6

SIX! Rizwan goes high, goes long and goes all the way! Floated delivery, full and wide outside off, Mohammad Rizwan shuffles across and smashes it over long on for a biggie.

38.2 1

Bowls a full-length delivery on middle and leg, Khushdil Shah clips this towards deep square leg for a run.

38.1 1

Tim Pringle flights this one full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan works this past point or a single.

Score after 38 overs : 201/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Shah

3 (3)

M Rizwan

5 (12)

de Leede

7-0-29-0

37.6 2

This delivery has definitely troubled the batter. Bas de Leede bangs this one short and angling into the body. Khushdil Shah pulls awkwardly and gets gloves on this as it flies just over the keeper's left. The ball rolls to third man for a couple of runs.

37.5 1

Straying onto the pads from a good length. Mohammad Rizwan clips this towards deep square leg and takes an easy single.

37.4 0

Bas de Leede bowls this on a good length and angling into the batter once again Mohammad Rizwan knocks this towards mid-wicket.

37.3 0

Uses the angle of the bowler and works it on the leg side. Finds short mid-wicket. Three dots, pressure building.

37.2 0

Fuller and outside off, driven through the line but straight to the short cover fielder.

37.1 0

Starts a new spell with a length ball on middle, Rizwan taps it down to mid-wicket and sets off for a run. He is set back.

Bas de Leede (6-0-26-0) is back on.

Score after 37 overs : 198/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Rizwan

4 (7)

K Shah

1 (2)

T Pringle

8-0-49-0

36.6 1

Flighted and full, around off, Rizwan goes down and sweeps it to fine leg for a single.

36.5 1

Fuller and on off, forced down to long on for a single.

36.4 0

Flatter and outside off, Shah offers no shot and lets it through to the keeper.

Khushdil Shah walks in next.
36.3 W 1

OUT! RUN OUT! Pakistan lose a completely avoidable wicket! Tim Pringle goes full and outside the off pole, Fakhar Zaman goes for the sweep and plays the ball firmly towards deep mid-wicket. They look for two runs but Bas de Leede does wonderfully well in the deep and collects the ball cleanly. The throw is right on top of the stumps at the keeper's end. Fakhar Zaman is well short despite his dive as Scott Edwards whips the bails off. The centurion has to depart and the Netherlands have a couple of wickets in quick succession - both the set batters dismissed.

36.2 1

Flighted full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan strokes this to deep cover and takes a single.

36.1 0

Tim Pringle begins with a full delivery outside off, Mohammad Rizwan knocks this towards cover.

Tim Pringle is back into the attack. 0 for 45 in his 7 overs so far.

Score after 36 overs : 194/2

Runs Scored

14 Runs

F Zaman

108 (108)

M Rizwan

2 (4)

A Dutt

8-1-40-0

35.6 4

FOUR! Third boundary in this over! Aryan Dutt flights this one as well and serves this full outside off, Fakhar Zaman sweeps this towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.

35.5 0

Aryan Dutt floats this one full on middle and off, Fakhar Zaman defends this back towards the bowler.

35.4 4

FOUR! Delicate! Flatter and around off, Fakhar plays very late, uses the pace of the bowler and runs it down past short third man for a boundary.

35.3 1

Goes down and across to a full ball and sweeps it behind square leg for one.

35.2 1

HUNDRED FOR FAKHAR ZAMAN! His 7th in ODIs. Full and flighted on middle, Zaman eases it down to long on for a run. Dropped on 43, Fakhar has made the Netherlands pay heavily. Off comes the helmet and Fakhar Zaman acknowledges the crowd by raising his bat.

35.1 4

FOUR! Fakhar Zaman reaches 99 with that boundary! Aryan Dutt flights this one full and angling into the batter. Fakhar Zaman shimmies down the wicket and lifts the ball over mid off and the ball runs away to long off for a boundary.

Score after 35 overs : 180/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Rizwan

1 (3)

F Zaman

95 (103)

van Beek

6-0-36-1

34.6 0

Fullish and on middle, pushed down to mid on. End of an excellent over, 4 runs and a wicket from it.

34.5 0

Angles in a length ball around off, Rizwan pushes it with soft hands to covers and takes a few steps down the track before yelling a loud no.

34.4 1

Taps a length ball down to cover-point and pinches a single.

34.3 1

Short in length and outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one.

Mohammad Rizwan makes his way out to the middle and there is a loud cheer from the crowd.
34.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! At last, the Netherlands have a breakthrough as they get rid of Babar Azam. The stand worth 168 runs has been put to an end. It's on a good length, around off, Babar clears his front leg and tries to heave it over mid-wicket. The ball though takes the top edge and flies to mid off where Tom Cooper takes a simple catch at the edge of the circle. Runs had dried out in the last few overs and the Pakistan skipper, in an attempt to cut loose, departs.

34.1 1

Shortish and on middle, tapped down to square leg for one.

34.1 wd 1

Wide called for height! Too short from van Beek and it sails over the head of the batter.

Logan van Beek has been reintroduced into the attack. He has been expensive conceding 32 runs in his five overs without a wicket.

Score after 34 overs : 176/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

74 (84)

F Zaman

93 (101)

A Dutt

7-1-26-0

33.6 0

Walks down the track to receive a full ball but only manages to drive it towards the cover fielder. A dot ball to end the over, 4 from it.

33.5 0

Play and a miss! Some extra bounce this time, outside off, Azam tries to cut from the back foot but it bounces over his bat.

33.4 2

Picks the gap this time. Aryan drags his length short and serves it outside off, Babar goes back and cuts it to deep point for a couple.

33.3 1

Fullish and around off, forced down to long off for one.

33.2 1

Loopy and full, around off, Babar Azam goes down to slog-sweep but only drags it to deep mid-wicket. They cross.

33.1 0

Fails to put it away! Short in length and outside off, Babar cuts but finds the point fielder.

Aryan Dutt (6-1-22-0) has been brought back for his third spell.

Score after 33 overs : 172/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

92 (100)

B Azam

71 (79)

de Leede

6-0-26-0

32.6 0

Full and around middle, angling down, Fakhar tries to whip across the line but misses. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Missing leg.

32.5 0

Fuller and around off, Fakhar plays a crunching drive but finds the fielder inside the ring at covers. Stays on 92.

32.4 1

Slower one, short and around off, Babar picks it but still pulls it straight towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Only a run.

32.3 0

Back of a length, around off, Azam taps it down to point.

32.2 2

Poor delivery, short and down the leg side, Babar turns inside the crease and sends it down to fine leg. Two runs.

32.1 0

Angles in a length ball on middle, Azam stays back and defends it to the leg side.

Score after 32 overs : 169/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

B Azam

68 (75)

F Zaman

92 (98)

T Cooper

2-0-8-0

31.6 1

A touch short and on middle, Babar goes on the back foot and tucks it in front of square on the leg side. Picks up a single. A couple of good overs from Cooper and the Netherlands are pulling things back after a brief period of carnage.

31.5 1

Fuller and around off, driven to extra cover where the fielder made a partial stop and parried it to mid off. They crossed.

31.4 0

Hits the blockhole this time, Fakhar digs it out to short cover.

31.3 1

Too full and around leg, swept to deep square leg for one.

31.2 1

Flighted and around off, fuller in length, Zaman eases it down to long off for a single.

31.1 1

Loopy and full around off, Babar gently flicks it through mid-wicket and calls for two. He gets only a run.

Score after 31 overs : 164/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

65 (72)

F Zaman

90 (95)

de Leede

5-0-23-0

30.6 1

Short again, outside off, this time Babar punches and finds the gap at covers for a single. 10 an over from here will take Pakistan to 354. They will certainly target that!

30.5 0

Shortish and around off, punched from the back foot to cover-point.

30.4 0

Bouncer around off, at 77 mph, Babar sways away from the line.

30.3 1

Eases it down to long on and picks up a single.

30.2 0

Short and around off, Fakhar pulls but without much timing. The mid-wicket fielder makes the stop. Two dots.

30.1 0

Full and around off, angling in from 'round the wicket, Zaman defends it on the leg side.

Bas de Leede is back on. 0 for 21 in his 4 overs so far.

Score after 30 overs : 162/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

89 (92)

B Azam

64 (69)

T Cooper

1-0-3-0

29.6 1

Tom Cooper goes straighter on a fuller length. Fakhar Zaman works this towards long on for a single. Quite an eventful over from Tom Cooper!

29.5 0

The rub of the green is definitely in favour of Fakhar Zaman! Tom Cooper bowls a loopy delivery full and wide outside off, Fakhar Zaman looks for the expansive drive and gets a thick outside edge that falls well in front of short third man.

29.4 0

Tom Cooper continues flighting this full outside off, Fakhar Zaman pushes this towards mid off.

29.3 2

Fakhar Zaman is living a charmed life! Tom Cooper flights this one full and outside off, Fakhar Zaman charges down the wicket and looks to heave this across the line. Ends up slicing the ball towards the vacant deep cover region and the ball lands safely. They take two runs in the meantime.

29.2 0

Tom Cooper bowls this full and outside off, Fakhar Zaman looks to play this towards point and take a quick run. Babar Azam refuses.

Slight halt in play as Tom Cooper has hurt his fingers and getting some running repairs done. The umpires have decided to take the Drinks break. It's been a complete turnaround in the last few overs. We questioned Pakistan's slow approach but it seems to have paid off. It was a smart strategy, they made the Dutch team comfortable with their initial approach and then launched a sudden attack. The hosts are taken by surprise and are running helter-skelter. If this onslaught continues, Pakistan will cruise to a very imposing total. Can the Netherlands limit the damage?
29.1 0

Tom Cooper begins with a loopy delivery, full and in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman defends this to the left of the bowler. Tom Cooper seems to have cut his finger going for the ball.

Tom Cooper is getting ready to bowl his part-time off spinners.

Score after 29 overs : 159/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

64 (69)

F Zaman

86 (86)

V Kingma

7-2-37-1

28.6 0

Vivian Kingma ends with a good-length delivery outside off, Babar Azam knocks this straight to the cover fielder. A much better over for the Netherlands after a while.

28.5 1

Slower delivery once again, served on a length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman waits for it and guides it late towards third man for one run.

28.4 2

Vivian Kingma bowls a full toss on the pads, Fakhar Zaman flicks this towards deep square leg and they run well to get two runs.

28.3 1

Slower ball bowled back of a length and outside off, Babar Azam pulls this to deep mid-wicket for a single.

28.2 1

Vivian Kingma goes full now and in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman knocks this to mid on and takes a quick run as the fielder is on his heels.

28.1 1

Vivian Kingma starts off this over with a good-length delivery outside off. Babar Azam takes an easy single as he guides the ball to third man.

Score after 28 overs : 153/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

B Azam

62 (66)

F Zaman

82 (83)

T Pringle

7-0-45-0

27.6 1

Flatter and on middle, it's knocked down to wide long on for a run. 11 from this over.

27.5 2

Shortish and on middle, punched to deep mid-wicket for a brisk couple of runs.

27.4 1

Flighted and full, outside off, Fakhar goes down and slogs it down towards wide long on. The fielder is stationed there and hence only a run. 150 up for Pakistan!

27.3 1

Tim Pringle goes short now to compensate and Babar Azam works this to deep square leg for a single.

27.2 6

SIX! Babar Azam is looking really dangerous! Tim Pringle flights this one full outside off, Babar Azam gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!

27.1 0

Tim Pringle bowls this short and wide outside off, Babar Azam cuts this straight to point.

Score after 27 overs : 142/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

B Azam

52 (61)

F Zaman

81 (82)

V Kingma

6-2-31-1

26.6 1

Vivian Kingma serves this on a length and offers width, Babar Azam guides the ball to third man to take a run and keep strike.

26.5 1

Much better from Vivian Kingma as he bowls this on a good length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman plays this with soft hands towards cover and they steal a quick single.

Change of footwear for Vivian Kingma and a banana for Fakhar Zaman. Slight halt in play.​ Pakistan are on the attack and Netherlands are feeling the heat.
26.4 6

SIX! BANG! That has flown away! Vivian Kingma bowls a slower delivery angling into the pads, Fakhar Zaman uses all his power to muscle this over fine leg for a huge hit!

26.3 1

Fuller and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

26.2 0

Pulls his length back a fraction, and delivers this just outside the off pole. Babar Azam fends this back to the bowler.

26.1 1

Vivian Kingma serves this on a good length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman works this to deep point for a single.

Vivian Kingma comes back into the attack. He dropped Fakhar Zaman on 43, can he make amends?

Score after 26 overs : 132/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

B Azam

50 (58)

F Zaman

73 (79)

T Pringle

6-0-34-0

25.6 4

FOUR! Third boundary of the over! Tim Pringle goes back to bowling short and outside off, Babar Azam rocks back and pulls this towards wide long on. The long on fielder gets there but slides over the ball. Babar Azam gets to his half-century and he has been the catalyst for their attack.

25.5 0

Tim Pringle flights this one full and angling into the pads, Babar Azam clips this towards mid-wicket.

25.4 4

FOUR! Babar Azam wants to feast on runs as well! Tim Pringle is short once again and outside off, Babar Azam takes a step back and cuts this towards deep point for four runs.

25.3 1

Tim Pringle bowls this one short and in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman shimmies down the wicket and smashes the ball straight to long off for a single.

25.2 4

FOUR! Up and away! Tim Pringle flights this one full and outside the off stump, Fakhar Zaman lofts the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

25.1 0

Tim Pringle fires a full delivery into the stumps, Fakhar Zaman defends this back to the bowler.

Tim Pringle (5-0-21-0) is back on.

Score after 25 overs : 119/1

Runs Scored

12 Runs

F Zaman

68 (76)

B Azam

42 (55)

de Leede

4-0-21-0

24.6 1

Short and on off, slower in pace, Fakhar this time drags his attempted pull shot down to deep backward square leg. Only a run. 12 from this over, and at the halfway stage, Pakistan are 119 for 1.

24.5 4

FOUR! A pick-up shot this time, in the same area and a boundary again. Full this time, around middle and leg, Fakhar picks it off his pads and whips it over backward square leg.

24.4 4

FOUR! Finds the fence! Short in length, around off, nicely sitting up for the batter, Fakhar clears his front leg and powers it over backward square leg for a boundary.

24.3 1

Around middle, on a good length, Babar eases it to deep square leg for one. The century stand comes up, off 115 balls!

24.3 wd 1

Wide! Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Babar tries to tickle it fine but misses. The Pakistan skipper is not happy with himself.

24.2 1

Again a slower one, short in length and outside off, Fakhar dabs it down to third man for one.

24.1 0

Slower one, full and around off, Zaman forces it down to wide mid on where Cooper makes a fine stop.

Bas de Leede has been asked to bowl now. He has been impressive so far giving just 9 runs in his 3 overs.

Score after 24 overs : 107/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Azam

41 (54)

F Zaman

58 (71)

van Beek

5-0-32-0

23.6 0

Slants it in, on a length, Babar stays back and defends it to mid-wicket. 7 from this over, 33 in the last three. The charge is on!

23.5 0

Outside off, on a length, played from the back foot to covers.

23.4 2

Slightly short and outside off, Babar camps back and steers it down to the right of third man. They take two runs.

23.3 1

Bunts a full ball down to mid off and steals a quick run. The purpose to have a mid off is defeated there. Should have prevented the single.

23.2 2

Short and wide outside off, Fakhar slaps it in the air but it goes safely to deep point. They take two.

23.1 2

Fuller in length and around leg, Zaman whips it to deep square leg and picks up a couple of runs.

Score after 23 overs : 100/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

B Azam

39 (51)

F Zaman

53 (68)

A Dutt

6-1-22-0

22.6 0

Turning in from around off, Babar punches it from the inner half to mid-wicket. 26 runs in the last two overs for Pakistan.

22.5 4

FOUR! Put away in style. 100 up for Pakistan. Dutt drags his length short, around off, Babar Azam goes deep inside the crease and hammer-pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence.

22.4 1

Tossed up, around middle, Fakhar helps it towards backward square leg and rotates the strike.

22.3 1

Short again, this time outside off, Azam slaps it to deep point for a single.

22.2 4

FOUR! Yet another boundary. The runs continue to flow for Pakistan. Short in length around middle, spinning down, Babar Azam pulls it past short fine leg and picks up a boundary.

22.1 0

Flighted and on off, Babar goes on the back foot and works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 22 overs : 90/1

Runs Scored

16 Runs

B Azam

30 (46)

F Zaman

52 (67)

van Beek

4-0-25-0

21.6 3

Width there outside off, short in length, Azam camps back and flat-bats it through backward point. Aryan Dutt makes a fine stop, running across to his right from third man, saves one run. 16 from the over and Pakistan are perhaps looking to shift gears.

21.5 4

FOUR! Pakistan are motoring now! A low full toss around off, angling in, Babar Azam crunches it down the ground and beats mid off to find the fence.

21.4 2

Fraction short and on middle, Babar goes back and turns it behind square leg. Calls two and returns safely. All of a sudden, there is a change in tempo for Pakistan.

21.3 2

Short in length again, outside off, Babar rocks back and whacks it through cover-point. Vikramjit Singh dives near the fence and saves two runs for his team.

21.2 1

Short and wide outside off, Fakhar steers it down to third man and picks up a single.

21.1 4

FOUR! Another lucky escape for Fakhar Zaman and he brings up his fifty with this mishit. Short in length, outside off, Fakhar dances down the track and tries to pull. But it takes the top edge and flies down to fine leg for a boundary.

Logan van Beek has been brought back into the attack. He has conceded 9 runs in his three overs.

Score after 21 overs : 74/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

F Zaman

47 (65)

B Azam

19 (42)

A Dutt

5-1-12-0

20.6 1

Floated this time, full and on middle, Fakhar flicks it through square leg for a run. Just one from the over.

20.5 0

Flatter again, it's fired around off, Zaman defends it from the crease.

20.4 0

Quicker through the air, around off, Fakhar walks forward and defends.

20.3 0

Flatter and shorter on off, Fakhar chops it down from the back foot to point.

20.2 0

Loopy and full, around off, Fakhar defends it off the front foot.

20.1 0

Shout for a caught behind! Not given. Fuller and down the leg side, Zaman tries to flick but misses. Maybe, there was some pad involved.

Aryan Dutt is back into the attack. 4-1-11-0 are his figures so far.

Score after 20 overs : 73/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

46 (59)

B Azam

19 (42)

T Pringle

5-0-21-0

19.6 1

Tim Pringle pulls his length back and fires this into the stumps, Fakhar Zaman uses the depth of the crease to work this towards deep square leg for a run. Good over once again from Tim Pringle as he concedes just three runs.

19.5 1

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Babar Azam takes a stride forward and works the ball to long off for a single.

19.4 0

Arm ball fired into the stumps from a shorter length. Babar Azam goes back in the crease and keeps it out late from the bottom edge. That was close.

19.3 0

Tim Pringle sees the batter charging and bowls the ball short and in line with the stumps. Babar Azam adjusts and plays it to mid-wicket.

19.2 1

Tim Pringle flights this one full onto the pads,  Fakhar Zaman flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

19.1 0

Tim Pringle bowls this full and serves this outside off, Fakhar Zaman defends this towards point.

Score after 19 overs : 70/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

44 (56)

B Azam

18 (39)

de Leede

3-0-9-0

18.6 lb 1

Bas de Leede angles this one into the pads from a fuller length. Fakhar Zaman looks to work this leg side but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls to backward square leg where the keeper runs to collect as they take a leg bye.

18.5 1

Back-of-a-length delivery bowled outside off, Babar Azam gets on his toes and works the ball to deep cover-point for a run.

18.4 0

Goes short once again and outside the off pole, Babar Azam looks to slash at it but misses.

18.3 0

Bas de Leede bangs this in short and in line with the stumps, Babar Azam ducks under this one.

18.2 1

DROPPED! Kingma has put down a simple catch and is crestfallen. Costly miss. Back of a length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman camps back to heave it over the leg side but it takes the top edge and flies down to third man. Vivian Kingma moves across to his right but fails to hold on to the catch. The batters take a run.

18.1 0

Fuller in length and around middle, slower in pace, Fakhar defends it to the leg side.

Score after 18 overs : 67/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Zaman

43 (53)

B Azam

17 (36)

T Pringle

4-0-18-0

17.6 1

Tim Pringle loops this full and outside the off pole. Fakhar Zaman works this towards point for a single.

17.5 0

Tim Pringle slows the ball in the air and bowls this in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman defends this to the leg side.

17.4 1

Goes short this time and outside off, Babar Azam uses the crease and pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single.

17.3 0

Flights this one full and outside off, Babar Azam knocks this straight to the cover fielder.

17.2 0

Tim Pringle serves this full and angling into the pads, Babar Azam clips this towards mid-wicket.

17.2 wd 2

Two wides! Tim Pringle delivers this a fraction short and angling down leg. Fakhar Zaman leaves this alone and the keeper cannot collect cleanly. They get an extra run as the ball goes towards short fine leg.

17.1 0

Tim Pringle bowls this full and angling into the left-hander. Fakhar Zaman defends this back towards the bowler.

Scott Edwards wears his helmet and comes up to the stumps as Tim Pringle returns for his second spell. 0 for 14 from his 3 overs so far.

Score after 17 overs : 63/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

16 (33)

F Zaman

42 (50)

de Leede

2-0-7-0

16.6 0

A fraction full and straighter this time. Babar Azam knocks this to mid on and looks for a single. No run there. Just three runs off this over.

16.5 0

Bas de Leede goes back to bowling on a good length and on an off-stump line. Babar Azam defends this towards mid on.

16.4 0

Goes full and in line with the stumps, Babar Azam clips this towards mid-wicket.

16.3 1

Bas de Leede delivers this on a good length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman works this to the right of the diving backward point fielder for a single to third man.

Slight halt in play. Is it a wasp sting on Fakhar Zaman's left elbow? Yup. The physio rushes out. All is good now and Fakhar Zaman is ready to take guard.
16.2 1

Bowls this on a good length and outside off, Babar Azam guides the ball to third man for a run.

16.1 1

Bas de Leede runs in after the break and bowls a yorker in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman clips this to deep square leg for a single.

Drinks break. Slow going from Pakistan but that's more by choice than compulsion. The Netherlands have bowled decently, not much threatening but they have been treated with extra respect from the Pakistan batters so far. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have raised a 50-run stand and looking to prepare a good launching pad for a big finish at the backend. Can the Dutch team pick a few wickets in the middle phase to create some pressure? Let's find out.

Score after 16 overs : 60/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

15 (29)

F Zaman

40 (48)

van Beek

3-0-9-0

15.6 0

Logan van Beek tucks the batter in with a delivery from a good length. Babar Azam can only defend this towards mid-wicket.

15.5 0

Good-length delivery bowled outside the off pole. Babar Azam strokes this well towards the point fielder.

15.4 1

Bangs it in short and serves this outside off, Fakhar Zaman pulls this to deep square leg for a single. The 50-run stand comes up!

15.3 2

Logan van Beek goes full once again and in line with the stumps, Fakhar Zaman clips this to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

15.2 1

Slower delivery bowled on a good length and angling down leg, Babar Azam waits on it and nudges it to fine leg for a single.

15.1 0

Logan van Beek bowls this full and outside off, Babar Azam knocks this back to the bowler.

Score after 15 overs : 56/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

14 (25)

F Zaman

37 (46)

de Leede

1-0-4-0

14.6 1

Short in length and outside off, Babar plays a mistimed pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a run.

14.5 1

On a length and outside off, Zaman plays late and guides it down to third man for a run.

14.4 2

Fuller and around off, Fakhar pushes it down to wide mid on for a quick run. The fielder, Tom Cooper, scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, it deflects away to deep cover and they cross for one more.

14.3 0

Darts in a length ball, around middle and leg and it skids on, Fakhar tries to flick but gets a little leading edge towards mid-wicket.

Slight halt! The physios are out for the mandatory concussion check. Fakhar Zaman looks alright and they are checking the helmet. All seems good now and play is set to resume.
14.2 0

Bang on the helmet! Bas de Leede digs it in short, around middle, Fakhar tries to pull but misses. He is hit on the helmet and the ball drops near the fence.

14.1 0

Excellent start! Back of a length, around off and angling in, Fakhar stays back to defend but it straightens to beat the outside edge.

Bas de Leede has been given the ball now.

Score after 14 overs : 52/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

34 (41)

B Azam

13 (24)

van Beek

2-0-5-0

13.6 lb 1

Drifting down the leg side, on a good length, Fakhar tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to backward square leg and they pick up a leg bye.

13.5 0

Slower one, a loopy low full toss on off, Fakhar bunts it down to mid off.

13.4 1

Angling in, full in length, it's clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

13.4 wd 1

Wide called for height! Logan digs it in short, around leg and well over the head of the batter. 50 comes up for Pakistan with this extra.

13.3 0

Play and a miss! Full and wide outside off, Babar is lured into the drive away from his body but he fails to make any connection. A bit loose from the Pakistan skipper.

13.2 0

Back of a length, around off, Azam goes on the back foot and turns it on the leg side, finds short mid-wicket.

13.1 0

Delivers it full and angles it around off, Babar defends it back with a straight bat.

Score after 13 overs : 49/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

F Zaman

34 (39)

B Azam

12 (20)

T Pringle

3-0-14-0

12.6 0

Pringle bowls from 'round the wicket and serves it full around off, Fakhar gets on the front foot and defends.

12.5 1

Nicely tossed up, full and on middle, Babar drives it down to long off and rotates the strike.

12.4 1

Fuller and on off, eased down to long on for a single.

12.3 2

Lovely touch! A shade short and outside off, Fakhar plays late, almost off the keeper's gloves and guides it past short third man for a couple of runs.

12.2 1

Loopy and full around off, Babar gets forward to defend but it takes the inner edge and rolls to square leg. It's in the gap and they cross.

12.1 1

Shortish and outside off, Fakhar Zaman taps it down to short third man and steals a quick run.

Score after 12 overs : 43/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

10 (18)

F Zaman

30 (35)

van Beek

1-0-3-0

11.6 0

Another mistimed shot from Babar. Full and outside off, Azam tries to drive but it takes the bottom part of his bat and lobs on the leg side. All of a sudden, this pitch is looking two-paced.

11.5 1

Too full and around leg, Fakhar flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

11.4 1

Excellent partial stop. Short in length and outside off, Babar slaps it to backward point where Max O'Dowd dives across to his left and takes the pace off the ball. Saves a certain boundary. Only one run added to the total.

11.3 0

Aerial but safe! This one holds a bit off the surface, on a length outside off, Babar checks his drive and pushes it towards mid off.

11.2 0

Extra bounce from a length around off, Babar goes back to work it on the leg side but it takes the splice of his bat and rolls to covers.

11.1 0

Full and on off, Babar flicks it across the line but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

11.1 wd 1

Wide! Wrong start. It's served down the leg side, on a good length, Babar tries to flick but misses.

Logan van Beek has been brought into the attack.

Score after 11 overs : 40/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Zaman

29 (34)

B Azam

9 (13)

T Pringle

2-0-8-0

10.6 0

Spinning in from around off, Fakhar goes on the back foot and helps it straight towards short fine leg. Another good over from Tim.

10.5 0

Tossed up, full and outside off, Fakhar strides forward and defends it back.

10.4 1

Appeal for a run out! A touch short and outside off, Babar plays late and guides it towards backward point. The fielder there dives but fails to make the stop. The batters decide to take a run. The fielder is quick to recover and fires in a throw to the keeper who dislodges the bails. They appeal, it's referred upstairs. The replays find Fakhar Zaman safely in.

10.3 0

Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it defensively to covers.

10.2 1

Very full, outside off, Fakhar knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike.

10.1 1

Loopy and full, outside off, Azam drives it through cover-point for a single.

Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Score after 10 overs : 37/1

Runs Scored

14 Runs

F Zaman

28 (31)

B Azam

7 (10)

V Kingma

5-2-21-1

9.6 0

Goes back to bowling on a good length and just outside off, Fakhar Zaman defends this towards mid on. 14 from the over, the banter with Fakhar Zaman seems to have put off Kingma. At the end of Powerplay 1, Pakistan are 37 for 1.

9.5 4

FOUR! Streaky boundary this time but they get two in a row! Vivian Kingma delivers this full and outside off, Fakhar Zaman looks to defend this but gets a thick outside edge that flies through the vacant slip cordon and runs away to the third man region for four more runs.

9.4 4

FOUR! Fakhar Zaman finally getting into the groove here! Vivian Kingma bowls this a fraction full and outside off, Fakhar Zaman is seeing the ball well now and he slaps this towards the deep point fence for another boundary.

9.3 1

Sliding down the leg side, Babar eases it off his pads down to deep backward square leg for a run.

9.2 4

FOUR! This is class! Kingma lands it on a length and outside off, Babar stays back and elegantly puts it away through cover-point for a boundary.

9.1 1

Back of a length outside off, Zaman goes back and cuts it down to third man for a run.

Score after 9 overs : 23/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

B Azam

2 (8)

F Zaman

19 (27)

T Pringle

1-0-5-0

8.6 0

Full and outside off, Babar Azam pushes this towards backward point. Good comeback from Tim Pringle after conceding a boundary on his first ball.

8.5 0

Tim Pringle bowls this on a yorker length and in line with the stumps, Babar Azam digs this out to the bowler.

8.4 1

Tim Pringle gets this full outside off once again. Fakhar Zaman guides this towards short third man and takes a run.

8.3 0

Full and angling into the stumps, Fakhar Zaman works this towards mid-wicket.

8.2 0

Better from Tim Pringle. He serves this closer to the off pole on a fuller length. Fakhar Zaman defends this on the off side.

8.1 4

FOUR! Tim Pringle starts with a poor delivery! He flights this one and lands it really full and wide outside off, Fakhar Zaman gets a stride forward and caresses the ball through the gap in the offside and the ball races to the deep cover-point fence for four runs.

A few words were exchanged between Vivian Kingma and Fakhar Zaman after the over. Change in bowling. Tim Pringle to have a go inside Powerplay 1.

Score after 8 overs : 18/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

F Zaman

14 (23)

B Azam

2 (6)

V Kingma

4-2-7-1

7.6 1

Vivian Kingma bowls this a fraction full and on leg, Fakhar Zaman flicks this to the left of mid on and takes a single.

7.5 4

FOUR! Finally a boundary! This was a release shot from Fakhar Zaman! Vivian Kingma bowls this on a good length and a fraction wider outside off, Fakhar Zaman charges down the wicket and has room to swing his arms. Gets the ball towards the backward point fence but does not connect well. The ball trickles past the ropes.

7.4 0

Good bowling here from Vivian Kingma. He is keeping it tight. Bowls a good-length delivery on off, Fakhar Zaman fends this back to the bowler.

7.3 0

Vivian Kingma continues bowling on a good length and outside the off pole. Fakhar Zaman is happy to leave this one alone.

7.2 1

Good-length delivery in line with the stumps, Babar Azam clips this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

7.1 0

What a beauty! Vivian Kingma is looking in good rhythm! He serves this back of a length and just outside off, Babar Azam hangs his bat out to dry and gets beaten on the outside edge. He was opened you up like a can of beans. This is brilliant bowling.

Score after 7 overs : 12/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

F Zaman

9 (19)

B Azam

1 (4)

A Dutt

4-1-11-0

6.6 0

Goes full and bowls this outside the off pole, Fakhar Zaman pushes forward and gets a thickish edge towards cover-point. Tidy stuff from Aryan Dutt.

6.5 1

A touch short and angling into the stumps, Babar Azam rocks back in his crease and plays this off the back foot to long on and takes a single. He is off the mark.

6.4 0

Aryan Dutt fires this one quick and angling into the pads, Babar Azam clips this towards mid-wicket.

6.3 0

Flighted once again and delivered full outside the off stump, Babar Azam defends this to the bowler's left.

6.2 0

Aryan Dutt serves this one full and outside off, Babar Azam defends this solidly towards cover.

6.1 1

Flatter and shorter outside off, Fakhar cuts it with the spin to deep cover-point for a single.

Babar Azam, the superstar of Pakistan's batting, walks in next amidst a huge cheer from the crowd.

Score after 6 overs : 10/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

2 (19)

F Zaman

8 (17)

V Kingma

3-2-1-1

5.6 W 0

OUT! LBW! Imam-ul-Haq has to depart! The Netherlands have drawn first blood! Vivian Kingma bowls this fuller and swings the ball into the left-handed batter from around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq plays all over this one and misses the line of the ball. It hits him on the pads and the Dutch players go up in a huge appeal. The umpire though disagrees. Scott Edwards decides to review this after some contemplation. UltraEdge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows all three reds and the on-field umpire has to overturn his decision! What a breakthrough for Netherlands and Pakistan's watchful start has not paid off!

DRS time! Imam-ul-Haq is the batter in question. He has failed to flick an inswinger and is rapped on the pads. Looks close but the finger stays down. Scott Edwards has decided to review the decision. Nothing on the UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that it's hitting the leg stump. All over for Imam-ul-Haq!
5.5 0

Good-length delivery once again and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back to the left of the bowler.

5.4 0

Closer to the batter this time from a good length. Imam-ul-Haq fends this solidly towards point.

5.3 0

Pulls his length back a fraction and serves this outside the off stump. Imam-ul-Haq hits this straight to cover.

5.2 0

Kingma goes a fraction full and strays on the pads, Imam-ul-Haq misses his flick and the ball hits his pads and rolls to the leg side.

5.1 0

Vivian Kingma bowls this on a good length, and just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq attempts a lazy shot inside the line and gets beaten.

Score after 5 overs : 10/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

F Zaman

8 (17)

Imam

2 (13)

A Dutt

3-1-9-0

4.6 0

Flatter and on middle, Zaman stays back and defends it from the inner half to mid-wicket. 7 from the over but that doesn't tell the entire story.

4.5 0

Quicker one again, full and around leg, Zaman tries to defend but misses. He is hit on the pads, they appeal but unsuccessfully.

4.4 2

Goes back and eases it behind square leg for a couple of runs.

4.3 4

EDGY FOUR! Fakhar tries to attack Aryan but fails to connect well. He is lucky there. Loopy and full, around off, Fakhar Zaman runs down the track to heave it over the leg side but it turns away to take the outside edge. The ball flies past Vikramjit Singh at first slip and races away to the fence at third man.

4.2 1

Quicker one, it's fired in flat around off, Imam tucks it through square leg and picks up a single.

4.1 0

Flighted and around off, Imam goes back and helps it on the leg side.

Score after 4 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

F Zaman

2 (13)

Imam

1 (11)

V Kingma

2-1-1-0

3.6 0

Well bowled! A lot of zip and bounce on this delivery. Around off on a good length and angling away, Fakhar stays back to push inside the line of this delivery but misses.

3.5 1

Fraction short in length and outside off, Imam goes on the back foot and guides it down to third man. Finally, Imam opens his account, after 10 balls.

3.4 0

Shout for an lbw, a muted one though. A length delivery, around leg, Imam tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Pitching outside leg, perhaps some inside edge too.

3.3 0

Kingma goes fuller and lands it outside off, Imam gets forward to drive but it takes the inner half and rolls back to the bowler.

3.2 0

First shot of real intent from Imam. He rocks back to a short ball outside off and cuts, but finds the point fielder.

3.1 0

On a length around off, pushed from the back foot to covers.

Score after 3 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

F Zaman

2 (12)

Imam

0 (6)

A Dutt

2-1-2-0

2.6 0

Fuller and around off, Fakhar stretches forward and offers a straight blade in defense. Another maiden, two in a row. To be honest, Pakistan are being needlessly overcautious at the moment.

2.5 0

Quicker through the air, around off, defended from the back foot to the leg side.

2.4 0

Short and on off, Fakhar taps it down to covers and looks for a run. He is sent back.

2.3 0

Slower through the air this time, full and on middle, Zaman defends it off the inner half to square leg.

2.2 0

Fires it in, flat and around off, the ball skids in and Fakhar defends it to mid-wicket.

2.1 0

Whoa! Turn and bounce for Aryan. He goes flatter and lands it on off, it kisses the deck and turns square. Fakhar stays back inside the crease and leaves.

Score after 2 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

0 (6)

F Zaman

2 (6)

V Kingma

1-1-0-0

1.6 0

Maiden! Vivian Kingma delivers yet another delivery in the zone outside off, taking it away with his natural angle. Imam-ul-Haq stays put with his leaving game.

1.5 0

Kingma is sticking to his line outside off, bowling it on a good length, Imam watches it carefully and shoulders arms.

1.4 0

This one is more on a driving length outside off, Imam is staying patient for now and offers no shot. Good carry to the keeper.

1.3 0

In the channel outside off, going on with the angle, Imam-ul-Haq lets it be.

1.2 0

Lands it on a length and around off, Imam goes on the back foot and defends it down on the pitch.

1.1 0

Vivian Kingma begins with a shortish delivery, outside off, Imam-ul-Haq stays on the back foot and plays it down to point.

Vivian Kingma will bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

F Zaman

2 (6)

Imam

0 (0)

A Dutt

1-0-2-0

0.6 0

Goes fuller, around off, Fakhar presses forward and defends it from the inner half of his blade. A decent start from Aryan.

0.5 0

Flatter and around off, Zaman stays on the back foot and defends it down.

0.4 0

Misses out! Short in length and outside off, spinning away, Fakhar punches again but finds the cover fielder inside the ring.

0.3 0

Fuller one on this occasion, around off, Fakhar Zaman gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side.

0.2 0

Slightly short and close to off, this one turns a hint, Fakhar goes on the back foot and defends it down.

0.1 2

Aryan begins with a short delivery, wide outside off, Fakhar stays on the back foot and punches it through covers. He finds the gap and opens his account with a couple of runs.

Time to play the game! The Dutch players are in a huddle. Scott Edwards is giving the team talk in his first full series as a captain. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are the openers for Pakistan. Aryan Dutt has been given the first new ball against the two left-handers.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Netherlands, says that he would have batted as well but is not too unhappy bowling first. Tells that it's been a busy few months and he is enjoying leading the team. Mentions that they have been competing well but they want to try and get a few wins on the board. Informs that they have Wesley Barresi in the XI and Vivian Kingma is also back. He is looking forward to playing in front of a lot of Dutch supporters.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, says that they want to put runs on the board and put pressure on the Dutch team. Tells that they have prepared well and are confident. Informs us that they have a couple of debutants in Naseem Shah and Agha Salman.
Netherlands (Playing XI) - Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (C/WK), Teja Nidamanuru, Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma.
Pakistan (Playing XI) - Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman (On ODI debut), Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah (On ODI debut).
TOSS - The coin is flipped into the air and it lands in favor of Pakistan. They have elected to BAT first.
The hosts have played good cricket in patches but have been unable to get over the finish line. The most recent example is their dominating performance in the T20 World Cup qualifiers, winning all their games comfortably but ending up losing the finals to Zimbabwe. They are languishing at the bottom of the Super League table and they have an opportunity here to beat a stronger team thereby marking their credentials. They did not put up a good show against England in their last series at home losing all the games by comfortable margins. The Dutch will be desperate to put up a better show this time around and make it more of a contest.

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