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The Dutch started their World Cup journey by defeating Nepal

Manjit Sing

The journey of the Netherlands started this year’s World Cup with a match against Nepal.

The journey of the Netherlands started this year’s World Cup with a match against Nepal. The team won by 6 wickets.

It was the bowlers who put the Dutch in the driver’s seat in today’s ‘D’ group match. They squeezed Nepal from the start and tied them for 106 runs.

Before that, skipper Rohit Podel set a record. At the age of 21 years and 276 days, Rohit is now the youngest captain in World Cup history. He was the best performer for Nepal in the match. The innings maximum of 35 runs came from his bat. The second highest score of 20 did not come from anyone’s bat. understand then? As a result, what happened happened. Nepal was bowled out for 106 runs.

In response, the Netherlands did not start well. Netherlands lost Michael Levitt in the second over. However, Max O’Dowd and Vikram Singh led the team by scoring 40 runs in the second wicket pair.

Then Sybrand Engelbrecht departed in a run out scoring 14 runs. But O’Dowd was there, so the Dutch had no idea. But it could have been. He gave up the catch with 18 balls left in the innings. But in the end, Nepal captain Rohit could not keep the catch. After getting his life, Max got off the field after finishing the match. That gave the Netherlands their first win, and a good start.

Summary Score:
Nepal: 106 in 19.2 overs (Anil 11, Rohit 35, Jha 14, Karan 17; Pringle 20-3, Von Beek 18-3, Von Mikkeren 19-2, De Lida 22-2)

Netherlands: 109/4 in 18.4 overs (O’Dowd 54*, Vikramjit Singh 22, Engelbrecht 14, De Lida 11*; Sompal 18-1, Dipendra 6-1, Abinash 29-1)

Result: Netherlands won by 6 wickets

Man of the Match: Tim Pringle

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