ODI World Cup 2023: Netherlands scored 229 runs against Bangladesh

Skipper, Scott Edwards scored a half-century as the Netherlands scored 229 runs against Bangladesh in the first innings. Here is a recap.

Eden Gardens in Kolkata hosted its first match in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The Netherlands won the toss and opted to bat first with both teams naming two changes in their playing 11. Wesley Barresi and Shariz Ahmed came to the Dutch team replacing Teje Nidamanuru and Roelof van der Merwe. Mahedi Hasan and Taskin Ahmed came to the Bangladesh team replacing Nasum Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud. The Netherlands scored 229 runs in the first innings. Here is a recap.

Bangladesh pacers dominate powerplay

Taskin Ahmed bowling his first over dismissed Vikramjit Singh. Shoriful Islam too from the opposite end dismissed the second opener Max ODowd. Wesley Barresi became the oldest player to appear in World Cup 2023. After losing two quick wickets, Colin Ackermann and Barresi provided some control to the Dutch batting. Barresi hit Shoriful for two fours in the fifth over. In the following over, Tasking bowled a maiden over. Barresi continued attacking hitting three fours in the two overs. Spin was introduced in the ninth over with skipper, Shakib al Hasan coming into the attack. Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled the final over of the powerplay conceding seven runs. The Netherlands scored 47 runs for the loss of two wickets in the first 10 overs.


Bangladesh keep things tight with regular wickets

Mustafizur Rahman came into the attack in the 12th over and took a wicket in just his second over. Mustafizur dismissed Barresi after a fine run-a-ball knock of 41 runs. Shakib in the following over dismissed Ackermann sending both set batters back to the pavilion. Bangladesh came close to picking up the third wicket in the 16th over but Litton Das at gully and Mushfiqur Rahim dropped a couple of catches.

Skipper Scott Edwards and Bas de Leede started the rebuilding phase for the Netherlands scoring 42 runs in 10 overs (17-26). Taskin came back into the attack and broke the crucial partnership in his second over of the spell by dismissing de Leede. Bangladeshi spinners along with Taskin bowled a few quiet overs to keep the pressure on Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht conceding only 48 runs in 13 overs. 

Bangladeshi bowlers control death overs

Edwards completed his half-century in the 41st over. Shakib completed his economical spell with figures of 10-1-37-1. Edwards improved the scoring rate in the 44th over hitting Taskin for two boundaries. But Mustafizur Rahman in the following over, took the crucial wicket of the skipper derailing the batting inning. Edwards scored 68 runs in 89 balls hitting six fours. In the following over Mahedi Hasan back in the attack dismissed Engelbrecht. Engelbrecht scored 35 runs in 61 balls.

Shariz Ahmed was run out in the 48th over which went for 10 runs. Out of the 10 runs that were scored in the over six came off as extras.

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