Pacers help Pakistan beat Netherlands at Cricket World Cup


HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Pakistan overcame top-order batting problems with fast-paced bowling to beat the Netherlands by 81 runs at the Cricket World Cup on Friday.

All-rounder Bas de Leede’s seam bowling took 4-62 to defeat Pakistan for 286 with one ball to spare – Skipper Scott Scott Edwards thought it was a par total after winning the toss and electing to chase. Dry wicket.

De Lid then kept the Netherlands in pursuit with 67 off 68 balls before Pakistan batted on 41 through fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi. Defeated the Dutch team with a score of 205 points in the round.

Rauf took 3-43, Afridi took 1-37, Hasan Ali took 2-37 in his first ODI in over a year, Naseem · Naseem Shah has been recalled for the World Cup after missing it due to a shoulder injury.

“To the credit of the bowlers, we started well and took wickets in the middle (overs),” Pakistan captain Babar Azam said. “We lost three wickets while batting, (but) the way Rizwan and Shakir batted, they took it away.”

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