Latest Match Report – West Indies vs Netherlands 18th Match, Group A 2023

Netherlands Tied at 374 for 9 (Nidamanuru 111, Edwards 67, Chase 3-77) West Indies 374 for 6 (Pooran 104*, King 76, Zulfikar 2-43). Netherlands won the Super Over

„I can’t explain it,” said man of the match Logan Van Beek. Chasing 375 against the West Indies, the Netherlands were in trouble needing 205 more from the remaining 125 balls. Who would have known that they would end up with 204 in a frantic finish that would push the game into a super over?

And if you thought that was crazy enough for the day, Van Beek went 4, 6, 4, 6, 6, 4 for the most runs in the one-over eliminator. In reply, West Indies lost two wickets for 8 runs. The result left the Netherlands with two crucial points in the Super Sixes of the World Cup qualifiers, with nothing to take the West Indies forward after being beaten by both the Netherlands and Zimbabwe. The two-time World Cup champions are now reeling in hopes of going right to the World Cup in India.

But before Van Beek batted like a free spirit, Teja Nidamanuru and his captain Scott Edwards put on 143 for the fifth wicket, giving the Netherlands hope from a very helpless situation. That stand took only 90 deliveries. But they hurriedly lost 3 wickets for 14 runs before needing 30 runs in the last two overs.

None other than Van Beek in Greece. The first three legal deliveries of the 49th over went 4, 6, 4. Nine runs were needed off six balls. Four more from Van Beek. But there was a twist. To get a ball off the last ball, he swung it to mid-on, where Jason Holder fell to his right to catch the ball. It will only be given by Alsari Joseph’s front foot Just Being within bounds.

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