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Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, T20 World Cup 2022, Highlights: Max ODowd, Paul Van Meekeren Guide Netherlands To Thumping Win Over ZIM
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, T20 World Cup 2022, Highlights: Three-wicket haul by Paul van Meekeren, followed by a 52-run knock by Max ODowd guided Netherlands to victory by five wickets against Zimbabwe in a Super 12 Group 2 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup, at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.
ZIM vs NED, T20 World Cup 2022, Highlights: ODowd, Meekeren Guide NED To Thumping Win Over ZIM© AFP
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, T20 World Cup 2022, Highlights: Three-wicket haul by Paul van Meekeren, followed by a 52-run knock by Max ODowd guided Netherlands to victory by five wickets against Zimbabwe in a Super 12 Group 2 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup, at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. Opted to bat first, Zimbabwe lost wickets in a quickfire as Meekeren along with Bas de Leede, Logan Van Beek, and Brandon Glover, bundled out Zimbabwe at 117. For Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza played a quick knock of 40 runs off 24 balls. Later, Netherlands chased down the target in just 18.0 overs, to the courtesy of the 52 runs by ODowd. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of the T20 World Cup match between Zimbabwe and Netherlands, straight from Adelaide Oval:
Super 12 - Match 22, ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia, 2022, Nov 02, 2022
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets
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That's all we have from this game which saw Zimbabwe getting eliminated and the Netherlands who were already out, claiming a comprehensive win. However, you do not need to go too far away as India and Bangladesh have arrived at the Adelaide Oval. The game begins at 1.30 pm IST (8.00 am GMT). Do switch tabs and get all the updates. Cheers!
Max O'Dowd has been adjudged the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding effort with the bat. He scored 52 runs in 47 deliveries which included 8 fours and one maximum.
The onus of this loss lies with the Zimbabwean batters who never got going and posted a poor total on the board. Barring Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza, none of the other players were able to get into double figures and that should be a real worry for the team as all the burden of scoring runs falls on their two stalwarts. The Dutch put on a complete bowling performance with all their fast bowlers among the wickets. Paul van Meekeren claimed three and Brandon Glover, Bas de Leede, and Logan van Beek chipped in with two each. Their effort restricted their opponents to under 120 and the batters completed the formality.
Zimbabwe picked up their performance towards the end of the game but had a very disappointing outing on the field. They have lost their opportunity of making it to the semi-finals and they will know their fate was in their own hands. They did get an early wicket with Blessing Muzarabani carrying forward his good form but they fell off and lacked discipline through the middle overs. In the end, Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani did end up with two wickets each with Luke Jongwe claiming one but their effort was in vain as they succumbed to a disappointing defeat.
The Netherlands got off to a shaky start as they lost Stephan Myburgh early but a 73-run partnership between Max O'Dowd and Tom Cooper set them up for an easy run chase. Max O'Dowd reached his half-century and looked like he would take his team home but he was dismissed and 4 wickets for 30 runs towards the end showed where their weakness lies. The target was no under-par and that allowed them to overcome the stutter and seal a comfortable win.
A flurry of wickets along with plenty of dots at the end for Zimbabwe and how they would have been hoping for this at the start of the inning! Despite the finish, this has been a walk in the park for the Netherlands as they have managed to win with five wickets in hand and with 2 overs to spare! They pick up their first win of the Super 12 stage and they will be really proud of their effort even so knowing that they are now responsible for eliminating Zimbabwe from this tournament.
FOUR! Bas de Leede finally gets this one away! Slightly shorter and on off, Bas de Leede shuffles across and thumps it over mid on for a boundary. Netherlands win by 5 wickets!
Play and a miss. Five dots now! Fuller and outside off, Bas de Leede looks to play at it but misses.
Fuller and on off, Bas de Leede knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off. Dot again!
Another one outside off, Bas de Leede eases it to the cover fielder.
Slightly shorter and outside off, Bas de Leede moves forward to play at it but misses. The keeper fails to grab it and missed a stumping. Bas de Leede was walking off the ground but turns back in and is safe. Lucky escape!
Tossed up, on leg. Bas de Leede defends it back towards the bowler.
On a length and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe looks to play at it but misses again. Still, 2 needed!
Another outswinger just outside off, Roelof van der Merwe looks to defend it but gets beaten off the outside edge. Close!
On a length and on leg, Roelof van der Merwe defends it to mid on.
Roelof van der Merwe is the new batter out in the middle.
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A sudden burst of wickets for Zimbabwe as the Dutch are making tall work of a routine chase. Shorter and on off, Scott Edwards looks to pull it and finish off in style, he gets the slightest of the edge and Regis Chakabva does the rest behind the stumps. The Netherlands still need two runs to win!
Good length shaping it away from the batter, Scott Edwards looks to defend it but misses.
Bowls it on a length and just outside off, Bas de Leede taps it to short covers for a quick single. 2 runs needed now!
Keeps it bowling on a length, Scott Edwards blocks it towards mid on.