NED vs NEP Highlights: Netherlands won the match against Nepal by 6 wickets

NED vs NEP Highlights: Netherlands won the match against Nepal by 6 wickets

NED vs NEP, T20 World Cup 2024: The Netherlands beat Nepal by six wickets in a thrilling low-scoring Group D match of the ICC T20 World, thanks to the restrained batting of Max O’Dowd (54 not out), after a brilliant performance by the bowlers led by Tim Pringle and Logan van Beek. Cup was defeated by a wicket here on Tuesday. After bowling out Nepal’s innings for 106 in 19.2 overs, Netherlands scored 109 for four in 19.4 overs and secured two points with the victory. O’Dowd held one end with four fours and a six in his 48-ball unbeaten innings. For Nepal, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Ari and Avinash Bohra took one wicket each. Man of the match Pringle took three wickets for 20 runs while Van Beek took three wickets for 18 runs. Paul van Meekeren and Bas Deliday had two hits each.

Netherlands captain Scott Edwards’ decision to bowl first after winning the toss was vindicated by his bowlers who continued to take wickets at regular intervals. Captain Rohit Paudel scored the highest 35 runs from Nepal. He hit five fours in a 37-ball innings. In the lower order, Karan KC (17) and Gulshan Jha (14) scored runs in double figures to take the team’s score past 100 runs. Chasing the target, Netherlands suffered a setback with the dismissal of Michael Levitt (one) in the second over. He became a victim of Sompal.

After this, O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh (22) batted with control and took the team’s score to 36 for one in the powerplay. Dipendra broke the 40-run partnership for the second wicket by lbwing Vikramjeet in the ninth over. O’Dowd was then well supported by Sybrand Engelbrecht (14), who tried to increase the run rate with a four against Gulshan in the 12th over but was run out in the 14th over. Bohra (five) once again put the pressure on the Netherlands by dismissing captain Scott Edwards.

O’Dowd hit consecutive fours and sixes in the 19th over against this bowler to complete his half-century in 47 balls. Dayliday scored a four in a single over to give the team victory. Earlier, Pringle dismissed opener Asif Sheikh (four) in the second over of the innings. Van Beek gave Nepal another blow by lbwing Kushal Bhurtel (seven) first ball in the fourth over. Captain Paudel and Anil Shah tried to deal with conditions favorable to the fast bowlers but Pringle scored 11 runs off 12 balls before Shah’s innings was caught out by van Beek.

With the dismissals of Kushal Malla (nine) and Dipendra (one), Nepal lost five wickets for 53 runs in the 11th over. Meanwhile, Paudel hit two brilliant fours against Van Beek but Meekeren didn’t give Sompal a chance to open the account. Gulshan hit the first six of Nepal’s innings against Pringle in the 16th over, but Pringle dismissed Paudel in the same over to prevent Nepal from scoring big. Karan hit sixes off Van Beek and Dayliday to take Nepal past 100 but the team lost the remaining three wickets in the next four balls.

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