In a thrilling encounter of the ODI World Cup 2023, match number 34 took place in Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, India.
The toss proved to be crucial in this match, the Netherlands won the toss and chose to bat first. They were aiming to put up a big total.
In the first innings, the Netherlands batsman the Afghan bowlers. M O’Dowd performed well and contributed with crucial 42 runs off 40 balls. Despite the wickets Falling on the other side S Engelbrecht remained calm and scored 58 off 86 balls. Because they were struggling in the batting, ultimately managing to score 179 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 46.3 overs.
Second innings witnessed an impressive run chase by Afghanistan. R shah led the way with his performance, scoring 52 runs off 54. Captain H Shahidi played a crucial role, contributing 56 runs off 64 balls. Their sensible batting secured this victory for team Afghanistan. Winning by 7 wickets in hand with 18.3 overs left.
The ODI world cup 2023 is becoming more exciting after every other match. Afghanistan’s successful chase secured them crucial 2 points on the table. Click here to read about the India vs Sri Lanka match.