Pakistan hardly beat Netherlands in first ODI by 16 runs

Pakistan registered a 16-run win on Tuesday in the first ODI of the series against the Netherlands. Pakistan scored 314/6 in the stipulated 50 overs, Netherlands scored 298 runs. With this win, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in this 3-match series. Now the second ODI will be played on 18 August at this ground in Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam in Netherlands.

The hosts displayed A-game as they gave a solid fight back to Men in Green who hardly save the first game of series.

Set to chase a big total of 315 runs, the Netherlands lost a couple of wickets earlier but opener Vikramjit Singh, Tom Cooper and captain Scott Edwards rescued the home side to make a competitive match.

Earlier, Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Babar Azam led the innings as Men in Green posted a big score of 314 for 6 in the first ODI against the Netherlands.

Team Green lost quick wickets before Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam had put on a strong partnership for the first game against the Netherlands.

Star player Babar Azam departed after scoring 74 runs, while Fakhar slammed a ton with 109. The duo had added 168 runs for the second wicket for the visitors. Vice-captain Shadab Khan, debutant Salman Ali Aga also contributed with 48 and 27 respectively to guide Men in Green to 314/6.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first in the first game of the three-match ODI series at the Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam in Netherlands


Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards (captain), Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma

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