Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first in the Group 2 encounter. However, they came up with a lackluster batting effort and were tied for 117 runs in 19.2 overs. The Dutch tied the total at 18 rounds. It would be unfair to call the result an upset, as Holland have always promised such a performance, and in fact they have been calm in their approach to batting and ball.
Zimbabwe has never used a bat. Paul Van Mecklen The second inning cleared Wesley Madhevere, which pretty much set the tone for the game. Zimbabwe captain Craig Owen (3) followed with a long ball from Brandon Glover. The pacer then trapped Regis Chakabva (5) in front of the leg after the batsman scored two lives in the same game. Zimbabwe were 20/3 at the end of the power game.
Sikandar Raza (40-for-24) and Sean Williams (28-for-23) once again tried to keep an inning for their teams. But once they perished, the lower classes succumbed without resistance. Zimbabwe’s batting woes of the day can be measured by the fact that Raza and Williams were their only batsmen to reach double figures. For Holland, Van Mickelen helped himself with three wickets, while Glover, Logan van Beek and Pasteur got two each.
Holland lost Stephan Myburgh (8) early in the chase as he chipped a catch to the back spot on Blessing Muzarabani’s bowling. However, 73 wickets between Max O’Dowd (52-for-47) and Tom Cooper (32-for-29) put the Dutch on a famous road to victory.
Holland had a small problem as Cooper, Colin Ackerman (1), O’Dowd and skipper Scott Edwards (5) all returned to the dugout after a few rounds. Zimbabwe also threw some consecutive penalty kicks towards the end of the period. However, De Lied (12*) gave Holland a well-deserved victory, sprinting onto the track and putting Williams on the border.
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The Netherlands has a lot of good things to do with the ball. Van Meekeren got three, including a key wicket for Williams. De Leede picked up two, including Raza’s big man. Glover and Van Beek were also impressed with several scalps of their own.
With a bat, O’Dowd secured the Dutchman’s victory with a fine knock. His illustrious half-century included eight four-pointers and one six-pointer, keeping Zimbabwe out of the game entirely. Cooper’s innings were also crucial in the game.
O’Dowd was named player of the game for choreographing 50 points in a winning career.