New Zealand defeated the Netherlands by 99 runs in Hyderabad, winning their second game in a row at the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023. Mitchell Santner took five wickets, while Rachin, Tom Latham, and Will Young smashed half-centuries for New Zealand. The Netherlands lost early wickets and got eventually dismissed for 223 in 46.3 overs. New Zealand built a strong foundation with contributions from Devon Conway, Young, Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, and Latham. The Kiwis scored 50 runs in the final three overs, thanks to Santner’s unbeaten 36 off 17 deliveries.
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023: New Zealand wins thanks to 5-wicket haul of Santner
New Zealand vs. The Netherlands: In a World Cup game, New Zealand crushed the Netherlands by 99 runs. Against the Netherlands, Mitchell Santner amassed an incredible five-wicket haul. Now that New Zealand has won both World Cup group games.
New Zealand defeated the Netherlands by 99 runs
With Mitchell Santner taking five wickets, New Zealand defeated the Netherlands by 99 runs on Monday in Hyderabad to win their second game in a row at the World Cup. Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, and Tom Latham all hit half-centuries for New Zealand.
Kiwi spinner Santner grabbed five wickets
After losing a few early wickets while attempting to chase down 323, the Netherlands gained some optimism when Colin Ackermann (69) was at the crease; their target proved to be too lofty, and they got eventually dismissed for 223 in 46.3 overs, with spinner Santner taking 5-59.
# While the Dutch responded, they let runs slip late in the innings, allowing the 2019 runners-up to post 322-7 in 50 overs.
# NZ built a strong foundation with contributions from Devon Conway (32), Young (70), Ravindra (51), Daryl Mitchell (48), and Latham (53), and while they replied, they let runs slip late in the game.
# The Dutch spin-pace duo of Aryan Dutt and Ryan Klein opened the bowling. They bowled three consecutive maiden overs, but Young and Conway quickly broke the chain to put New Zealand back on track.
# In the 22nd over, Colin Ackermann was hit for a massive six by the patient Young, who reached his sixth half-century. However, the quick Conway tried to pick up the pace and locked out to Bas de Leede in the deep off Roelof van der Merwe.
# He continued to score off the Netherlands bowlers while playing with the in-form Ravindra, but he later skied a shorter ball from Paul van Meekeren straight to De Leede at mid-on. Following his quick century against the defending champions England, Ravindra scored steadily for fifty runs before falling to captain Scott Edwards as he pushed Van der Merwe off his legs.
# After Mitchell and captain Latham got out, the scoring slowed until Santner hit an unbeaten 36 off 17 deliveries, which helped New Zealand score 50 runs in the final three overs.