Pak vs Ned: Babar Azam wins hearts for large innings in opposition to Netherlands

Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Photograph: Twitter/ @Cric_vibes  

ROTTERDAM: Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Tuesday received reward from followers after he performed an amazing inning in opposition to the Netherlands throughout the first conflict of the three-match one-day worldwide (ODI) collection on the Voetbalvereeniging Cricket Stadium in Rotterdam.

The Inexperienced Shirts’ skipper Babar Azam smashed a half-century and missed out on 100 throughout the Males In Inexperienced’s first one-day worldwide (ODI) match in opposition to the Netherlands.

After Pakistan determined to bat first on the Voetbalvereeniging Cricket Stadium in Rotterdam, Babar got here one down and managed to attain 74 off 85 balls with the assistance of six fours and one six.

That is the first-ever bilateral collection in opposition to the Netherlands for the Babar-led Pakistan ODI squad. Two additional matches will happen on August 18 and 21.

The three-match collection is a part of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League the place the visiting facet occupies the fifth spot with 90 factors. Babar’s facet might be aiming to win all three matches to seize the second place within the factors desk.

Here is how followers reacted:

Enjoying XI

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards (captain), Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma

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