At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Friday, October 6, the Netherlands and Pakistan played in the second match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Pakistan was headed by Babar Azam. As the first team to bat, Pakistan had a terrible start because the Netherlands was able to take some early wickets.
After 12, 15, and five runs, respectively, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Babar Azam were all sent back to the pavilion. The performances of Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan consolidate their innings when it appeared that they were headed for a collapse.
Compared to Rizwan, who scored the same number of runs in 75 deliveries, Shakeel scored 68 runs in 52 deliveries. The outstanding performances by both hitters enabled Pakistan to score 286 runs in total. on the scoreboard and ultimately assisted them in their victory.
I had concentrated on a few Dutch bowlers. I would take a gamble if I had to strike from above. So I did. I ventured a guess. In an effort to maintain my composure, I continued to attack the bowlers I had singled out.
In areas where Pakistan struggled with the bat, they excelled with the ball as they successfully protected 286. The team put on an outstanding bowling performance and forced the Netherlands to settle for 205, winning by a score of 81 runs and earning their first World Cup victory in India.