Live: Netherlands restrict Pakistan to 286 in Hyderabad

Pakistan concluded their innings at 286 runs in 49 overs against the Netherlands, propelled by significant partnerships for the fourth and seventh wickets. Bas de Leede showcased his bowling prowess for the Dutch, clinching figures of 4/62.

In the history of the Cricket World Cup, no team has successfully chased a target exceeding 280 runs set by Pakistan.

In the second match, Pakistan posted a total of 286 runs in 49 overs against the Netherlands. However, Netherlands gained control after the midway stage, capitalizing on a flurry of wickets. Recognizing the need to disrupt Pakistan’s scoring momentum, Scott Edwards reintroduced off-spinner Aryan Dutt into the attack during the 29th over. Dutt made an immediate impact by dismissing the formidable Shakeel (68), who attempted a sweep but altered his shot at the last moment. Caught in two minds, Shakeel flicked the ball towards the mid-wicket region, where Saqib Zulfiqar took a crucial catch.

Shortly thereafter, Bas de Leede proved instrumental by shattering Mohammed Rizwan’s stumps. In the same over, de Leede also removed the dangerous Iftikhar Ahmed. By the end of the 32nd over, Pakistan found themselves in a precarious position with six wickets down.


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