ROTTERDAM – Pakistan on Tuesday outclassed Netherlands by 16 runs and lead the three match sequence by 1-0.
The hosts displayed A-game as they gave a stable battle again to Males in Inexperienced who hardly save the primary sport of sequence.
Set to chase an enormous whole of 315 runs, the Netherlands misplaced a few wickets earlier however opener Vikramjit Singh and Tom Cooper rescued the house facet.
Earlier, Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Babar Azam led the innings as Males in Inexperienced posted an enormous rating of 314 for six within the first ODI towards the Netherlands.
Crew Inexperienced misplaced fast wickets earlier than Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam had placed on a robust partnership for the primary sport towards the Netherlands.
Star participant Babar Azam departed after scoring 74 runs, whereas Fakhar slammed a ton with 109. Earlier, the duo had added 168 runs for the second wicket for the guests.
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After opting to bat first, the Babar-led squad was off to a gradual begin as they scored mere two runs in three overs. Later, Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed within the sixth over of the innings.
Vice-captain Shadab Khan, debutant Salman Ali Aga additionally contributed with 48 and 27 respectively to information Males in Inexperienced to 314/6.
Pakistan received the toss and determined to bat first within the first sport of the three-match ODI sequence on the Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.
Pakistan’s most up-to-date white-ball contest was a three-match ODI sequence towards West Indies that the Inexperienced Shirts received 3-0.
The primary-ever bilateral sequence between Pakistan and Netherlands is a part of ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League the place the visiting facet occupies fifth spot with 90 factors. Babar’s facet can be aiming to win all three matches to seize second place within the factors desk.
A few milestones are on the playing cards for Pakistan’s premier gamers. Primary ranked ODI participant Babar Azam wants yet one more century to grow to be the one Pakistan captain to attain 10 tons in worldwide cricket. Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan requires 18 extra runs to finish 1,000 ODI runs.
Imam-ul-Haq, who trails his skipper Babar on second spot within the ICC batting rankings, can be seeking to proceed his wealthy vein of type after amassing seven fifty-plus scores on the trot in ODIs. He was declared participant of the sequence for scores of 65, 72 and 62 in Pakistan’s 3-Zero win towards the West Indies at house within the three-match ODI sequence in June 2022.
Pakistan can be with out the companies of world quantity three ODI bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will not be out there for the primary two video games because of knee damage.
The touring facet had their first coaching session in Schiedam cricket floor, however because of rain they have been compelled to conduct the second coaching session in indoors amenities in Rotterdam.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards (captain), Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma