Netherlands qualifies for 2023 World Cup, set for first match in opposition to Pakistan


Bas de Leede struck an outstanding 123 as Netherlands sealed qualification for the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India with a four-wicket victory over Scotland on Thursday of their remaining fixture on the preliminary match performed in Zimbabwe.

Netherlands wanted to chase down their victory goal of 278 in 44 overs to not solely win the sport but in addition leap-frog Scotland into second place within the desk on internet run price.

It was a feat they achieved in 42.5 overs to affix Sri Lanka because the second qualifiers from the preliminary match.

Netherlands will seem at a fifth World Cup and their first since 2011. This 12 months’s world finals shall be staged from October 5-November 19 and the Dutch will tackle Pakistan of their first recreation on October 6 in Hyderabad.

“We had a take a look at the targets, the place we needed to be on the midway level,” De Leede stated on the post-match presentation.

“The speed was 10 to 11 runs per over, so we had to enter T20 mode and attempt to rating as many runs as we may and see the place it might take us.

“It is wonderful, I can not describe the sensation, it is going to be one massive get together tonight!”

Netherlands elected to area and restricted Scotland to 277 for 9 of their 50 overs on a very good batting wicket. In-form Brandon McMullen smashed 106 for the Scots, his second century of the qualifiers, whereas De Leede took 5-52.

The Dutch have been up with the speed for many of their innings, figuring out that they had solely 44 overs to attain their goal, and a burst from De Leede sealed the win to cap a high-quality particular person efficiency.

It was his first One-Day Worldwide century as he completed with 123 from 92 balls, run out along with his workforce two runs in need of their goal.

“I am truthfully buzzing proper down, simply sitting with the boys, I am shaking,” Netherlands seamer Logan van Beek stated. “We’ve got tried to construct a tradition, every considered one of us introduced our personal spirit.

“We overcame all obstacles, no-one gave us a shot, however now we’ll the World Cup. All hail Bas de Leede.”

Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:

October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad

October 12 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad

October 15 – vs India in Ahmedabad

October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru

October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai

October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai

October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata

November 4 – vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day match)

November 12 – vs England in Kolkata

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