In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match held today, Pakistan emerged victorious over the Netherlands, despite a spirited effort by the Dutch team, which saw half-centuries from Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede. Pakistan’s strong bowling performance ultimately secured an impressive 81-run victory, significantly boosting their net run rate. While Pakistan’s win appeared comfortable, their challenging batting experience could serve as valuable preparation for their upcoming match against New Zealand, who are coming off a notable victory themselves.
Pakistan vs Netherlands | Pakistan won by 81 runs
In an intriguing battle within the game, Haris Rauf had the final say against Dutch pacer Paul van Meekeren. Earlier, Van Meekeren had managed to score a boundary off Rauf’s delivery, having been unsettled by a bouncer. However, Rauf later dismissed the Dutch paceman. This boundary struck by Paul van Meekeren was not just about scoring four runs; it symbolized the intensity of the verbal exchange between the two players, adding further drama to the match.