Netherlands won by 57 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018 | 0

Netherlands national cricket team has also participated in ongoing Cricket World Cup Qualifier round as one of the ten participants. They made four appearances in World Cup competition till now but they are trying their best to get the chance once more. Now, they are playing Cricket World Cup Qualifier round  where they are placed in group A. The rest teammates are West Indies, United Arab Emirates, Ireland and Papua New Guinea. They have played their 3rd match in the tournament against Papua New Guinea and in the match, Netherlands won by 57 runs against them.

Netherlands won by 57 runs

Netherlands which are also known as Dutch did not take part in last season of ICC World Cup 2015 but in this time, they are desperate. But it seems that they would miss the upcoming season of World Cup as well.

Earlier, they have played two matches in the tournament against Ireland and UAE but faced defeat in both times. In the 3rd match, finally they got victory. But their upcoming match will be against West Indies and they would not win against them. So, it seems that their journey would end in the tournament.

On the other hand, Papua New Guinea is a team that yet to make any ICC World Cup appearances. But it could be their first time though considering their current statistics, Papua New Guinea is already eliminated from the competition. They played total four matches in the tournament and can manage no victory there. In their last match, they hoped to win against Netherlands but failed finally.

Netherlands faced Papua New Guinea in last 10th March, 2018 at Old Hararians, Harare where Papua New Guinea won the toss and let Netherlands to bat first. So, toss winning team came to bowl and also they did their job very well. The innings of Netherlands did not get much longer but in 50 overs, the Dutch team lost eight wickets and scored 216 runs so far. Sikander Zulfiqar scored unbeaten 53 runs for the team Netherlands. For Papua New Guinea, Alei Nao took two wickets so far.

The score was not so higher but to such kinds of low rated team, it was too big. Papua as usual played according to their own ability. They did play 42.1 overs and scored total 159 runs so far. In the meantime, they lost all wickets so far. Assad Vala scored 44 runs for Papua New Guinea highest in the match. Roelof van der Merwe took highest four wickets for the Netherlands team and got player of the match award.

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