Pakistan got their first point in the tournament with a win. They were too good for the Netherlands with the bat, as they were bowled out for 91 runs. The first step is a positive one, but only a small one.
As the next game begins, Pakistan will face a more challenging test, while other results will be closely watched. India and South Africa are facing each other in a big match. 5 teams of this group have the opportunity to play in the second round. But let’s see what happens in the end.
Scott Edwards: The surface looks great, so we’ll bat first. We must execute our plans because there will be some pace and bounce. It is good to see Stephan Myburgh, Brandon Glover, and Roelof van der Merwe back in the starting XI.
Babar Azam: There is no pressure on us, but we will not have it easy. This game needs to be our focus. It is essential to get off to a good start in T20. As the middle order has performed well in patches, we must step up as a team. For Haider Ali, Fakhar is back.
Name of 11 players of Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Name of 11 players of the Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(w/c), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren.
Netherlands Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Stephan Myburgh- 06(11) – SR (54.55)
2. Max ODowd- 08(13) – SR (61.54)
3. Bas de Leede- 06(16)- SR (37.50)
4. Tom Cooper- 01(02)- SR (50.00)
5. Colin Ackermann- 27(27)- SR (100.00)
6. Scott Edwards(w/c)- 15(20)- SR (75.00)
7. Tim Pringle- 06(08)- SR (62.50)
8. Roelof van der Merwe- 05(06)- SR (83.33)
9. Logan van Beek- 06(09)- SR-Not Out- (66.67)
10. Fred Klaassen- 00(01)-SR (0.00)
11. Paul van Meekeren- 07(07)- SR (100.00)
Extra Runs: 5 (b 0, lb 3, w 2, nb 0, p 0)
Total Runs: 91 (09 wickets, 20 Over)
Did Not Bat: Brandon Glover
Pakistan Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
|Mohammad Wasim Jr||3||0||15||2|
The decision to bat first was still the right one. The bowlers would have a chance to defend the score if we got a score on the board. Today’s performance isn’t good enough. Partnerships couldn’t be formed, boundaries couldn’t be set. There was never going to be enough 90 for bowlers, no matter how hard they tried.
Pakistan Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Mohammad Rizwan(w)- 49(39) – SR (125.64)
2. Babar Azam(c)- 04(05) – SR (80.00)
3. Fakhar Zaman- 20(16)- SR (125.00)
4. Shan Masood- 12(16)- SR (75.00)
5. Iftikhar Ahmed- 06(05)-Not Out- SR (120.00)
6. Shadab Khan- 04(02)-Not Out- SR (200.00)
Extra Runs: 0 (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0, p 0)
Total Runs: 95 (4 wickets, 13.5 Over)
Did Not Bat: Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Netherlands Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
|Paul van Meekeren||4||0||19||1|
|Logan van Beek||2||0||09||0|
|Roelof van der Merwe||1||0||07||1|
Pakistan Won By 6 Wickets
After a superb bowling effort earlier, Pakistan didn’t quite reach the target but still won by a considerable margin. Mohammad Rizwan scored 49 off 39 balls, leading the chase with 49 runs. Pakistan won their first T20I, not only in Australia but also their first win in the tournament. This one belongs to the bowlers.
As a result of the high pace and quality spin, it was a ruthless performance from Papua New Guinea that allowed them to set a comfortable chase for victory. The Pakistani team gets off to a good start at the T20 World Cup, but their position on the table remains the same.
In the game’s early stages, their pace bowlers stifled Dutch batters, and everything followed. I wonder what Pakistan could have learned from the rest of the top order while Rizwan continued his top form with the bat.