Afghanistan continued their impressive run at the Cricket World Cup 2023 with a comfortable victory over the Netherlands. The win was their third in a row, and it puts them in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals. Afghanistan made it three wins in three matches at the Cricket World Cup 2023 with a dominant 83-run victory over the Netherlands in Lucknow.
Afghanistan’s batting unit shines
Furthermore, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. So, they got off to a good start, thanks to a half-century from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Also, Hashmatullah Shahidi, who scored 50 runs off 65 balls, provided strong assistance for Gurbaz, who scored 75 runs off 62 balls. They eventually finished on 285 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Afghanistan bowlers dominate.
Moreover, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field, and they made a great start thanks to their bowlers. Rashid Khan took the wickets of Vikramjit Singh and Stephan Myburgh in quick succession, and he then dismissed Max O’Dowd and Scott Edwards to leave the Netherlands struggling at 49/4.
Rashid Khan takes four Wickets
Afghanistan’s bowlers were just as impressive as their batsmen. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets for just 25 runs. Khan was ably supported by the other bowlers, who all picked up at least one wicket. The Netherlands were eventually bowled out for 202 runs in 49.4 overs, giving Afghanistan a comfortable 83-run victory.
Afghanistan’s victory over the Netherlands was a well-deserved one. They outplayed the Netherlands in all departments of the game. Afghanistan is now looking like one of the favorites to win the Cricket World Cup 2023. They have a strong batting line-up, a quality bowling attack, and a good fielding side. They will be looking to continue their winning streak in their next match against England on Wednesday.