BAN vs NED, Netherlands won the match by 87 Runs, World Cup 2023, Cricbuzz

NED 229 (50)

BAN 142 (42.2)

Netherlands won by 87 runs

Paul vanMeekeren

As per Cricbuzz report, BAN vs NED, Bangladesh’s chances in the tournament look bleak. Though there’s a slim mathematical possibility, it’s hard to swallow. They were hoping for a win, but the Netherlands has proven to be strong, except for a tough match against the Aussies. The Netherlands needs more nurturing and exposure to top teams to become a solid unit.

BAN vs NED: Match Report

Scott Edwards, a key player, said it was a straightforward match despite only having two days off. They aimed for 220+ runs, and the lower-order batsmen helped them achieve a competitive total. The bowlers, including Aryan, Colin, and Bas, have been excellent. The Netherlands’ system is becoming more professional, and they train rigorously with their eyes on the semis.

Shakib Al Hasan, a prominent figure in the Bangladesh team, felt they bowled well but should have restricted the Netherlands to 160-170. Their batting performances have been disappointing, and the situation is challenging. They are struggling, which is unusual for Bangladesh.

Paul van Meekeren, the Player of the Match, described it as a special day. Their goal is to reach the semis, and they were pleased with their comeback against Australia. They aimed for 230-240 runs at the halfway stage. Aryan Dutt and van Beek performed well in the powerplay. They have been focusing on improving their fielding during training sessions. It was a solid team performance, making it hard to pick just one Man of the Match. Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht built a valuable partnership in the game.

Bangladesh has now lost to four Associate nations in World Cups – the most by a Full Member side.
60 runs vs Canada Durban 2003
32 runs vs Kenya Joburg 2003
74 runs vs Ireland Bridgetown 2007
87 runs vs Netherlands Kolkata 2023

Most wins for Associate nations against Full Member sides in a World Cup
3 Kenya in 2003 (SL, Zim & Ban)
2 Ireland in 2007 (Pak & Ban)
2 Ireland in 2015 (WI & Zim)
2 Netherlands in 2023 (SA & Ban)

Biggest wins for an Associate nation vs Full Member sides in WCs (by runs)
Net bt Ban 2023 (87 runs)
Ire bt Ban 2007 (74 runs)
Kenya bt WI 1996 (73 runs)
Ban bt Pak 1999 (62 runs)

Best figures for Netherlands in World Cups
4/23 Paul van Meekeren vs Ban Kolkata 2023
4/35 Tim de Leede vs Ind Paarl 2003
4/42 Feiko Kloppenberg vs Nam Bloemfontein 2003

Brief scores: Netherlands 229 in 50 overs (Scott Edwards 68, Wesley Barresi 41; Mustafizur Rahman 2/36) beat Bangladesh 142 in 42.2 overs (Mehidy Hasan 35; Paul van Meekeren 4/23, Bas de Leede 2/25) by 87 runs

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