Pak vs Ned: Nawaz, Rauf’s impressive bowling takes Pakistan to series victory
Rizwan and Agha Salman both struck unbeaten half-centuries, while Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf each took three wickets.Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman both scored an unbeaten half-century as Pakistan easily defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets in the second one-day international in Rotterdam on Thursday to claim the series. Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan and the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world, struck 57 runs off 65 balls before Rizwan and Salman guided the visitors home in pursuit of 187 with 16.2 overs remaining.
As Pakistan faltered early, Dutch seamer Vivian Kingma quickly and cheaply dismissed openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. However, Azam and Rizwan stabilized the innings before Salman completed it by smashing his first ODI fifty.Pakistan was reduced to 11-2 after Zaman, who scored 109 in the first ODI, was caught and bowled by Kingma for three, and Imam was induced into a weak drive four balls later. Azam reached fifty for the 38th time in 89 ODI innings, but ended an 88-run partnership with wicketkeeper Rizwan when he top-edged off-spinner Aryan Dutt to Bas de Leede at midwicket.
In contrast to Salman’s fireworks, who smacked the penultimate ball of the game for six to end 50 not out in just his second ODI, Rizwan took a relatively conservative approach as he amassed 69 off 82 deliveries We are experimenting with different lineups, and Agha demonstrated his class in his second encounter,” added Azam.The Netherlands were dismissed for 186 thanks to three wickets each from Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf.
Horror start for Dutch
Dutch’s nightmare begins De Leede (89) and Tom Cooper (66) scored valiant half-centuries to rally the Dutch from 8-3, but on a difficult track, .In the second over, Naseem Shah dismissed Max O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh as the young opener edged behind and drove Rauf straight to Azam at mid-off.
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Cooper and De Leede started to bring things back into order and put up 109 runs for the fourth wicket.Cooper scored 66 after hitting seven fours and two sixes before giving left-arm spinner Nawaz an easy return catch.Three quick wickets fell as a result of his removal, with Teja Nidamanuru going without scoring after brushing Rauf down the legside and captain Scott Edwards being caught behind off Nawaz for five.
Shadab Khan’s maiden wicket came when Logan van Beek holed out to Naseem on the long-off boundary for 13 runs. Tim Pringle attempted to go for a second consecutive duck after Mohammad Wasim had pinned his leg, but Nawaz was able to get his third victim by sliding one through Dutt’s defense. Rauf concluded with 3-16 after completing the Dutch innings in 44.1 overs.De Leede was the final man out for 89, caught by Zaman while attempting to clear long-on.
Probably losing a few wickets throughout the innings is disheartening. I believe there are still many advantages to consider. On Sunday, the same location will host the series finale.
Pakistan:Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah are Pakistani players.
Netherlands: Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingm, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (captain), Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede,
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