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Pakistan beat the Netherlands by seven wickets
Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman scored unbeaten half-centuries. It helped Pakistan beat the Netherlands by seven wickets in the second one-day international on Thursday in Rotterdam. With this win, Pakistan swept the series. Babar Azam, the best batsman in ODIs in the world, led the Pakistani team. He scored 57 runs in 65 balls before Rizwan and Salman got the tourists home with 16.2 overs to spare. After Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s openers were easily taken out by Dutch seamer Vivian Kingma. Azam and Rizwan stabilised the batting, and Salman hit his first ODI fifty to seal the win. Pakistan’s Zaman was caught and bowled by Kingma for three runs after he had scored 109 runs in the first ODI.
Four balls later, Imam was out because of a weak drive. Even though Azam and wicketkeeper Rizwan put up 88 runs together, Azam’s innings ended when he top-edged off-spinner Aryan Dutt to Bas de Leede at midwicket. This was Azam’s 38th fifty in 89 ODI innings. Salman hit the second-to-last ball of the game for six on his way to 50 not out in only his second ODI.
On the other hand, Rizwan played it pretty safe while making 69 off of 82 balls. The Netherlands were out for 186 when Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz each took three wickets.
As the young opener fell behind, Naseem Shah got rid of him in the second over. Max O’Dowd was next to go when he hit Rauf straight to Azam at mid-off. Wesley Barresi, who is 38 years old, was bowled by Naseem for three days after hitting just two runs in his first international game since 2019.