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Rizwan and Salman lead Pakistan to 7-wicket win over Netherlands

Mohammed Rizwan and Aga Salman completed their half-century unbeaten streak as Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets in the second one-day international tournament in Rotterdam on Thursday.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, took the tourists home after scoring 57 of 65 pitches before Rizwan and Salman chased for 187 with 16.2 overs remaining. rice field.
Dutch seamer Vivian Kimma cheaply got rid of openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq as Pakistan stuttered early on, but before Salman blew up the first ODI 50 to finish In the second, Azam and Rizwan stabilized the innings.
Zaman, who made 109 in the first ODI, was caught by Kingma and hit three balls later, while Imam was lured into a loose drive four balls later to reduce Pakistan to 11-2.
Azam passed 50 for the 38th in an innings of 89 ODIs, but at mid-wicket top-edge off-spinner Aryan Dutt passed to Basderiede to end an 88-run stand with wicketkeeper Rizwan.
Rizwan took a relatively cautious approach, putting together 69 out of 82 deliveries. Salman’s Fireworks, by contrast, clubbed the final ball of the match at 6 and not 50 out in the second ODI.
“We try different combinations, but Aga showed his class in the second match,” Azam said. Haris Rauf and Mohamed Nawaz took 3 wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 186.
“The fast bowlers bowled very well and took wickets in the first ten overs, then spinners Shadav (Khan) and Nawaz bowled very well and took wickets,” added Azam.
De Riede (89) and Tom Cooper (66) battled for half a century to lift the Netherlands from 8-3, but no one else posted double-digit figures for the hosts on a challenging pitch. was only one hitter in the .
Naseem Shah missed Vikramjit Singh in two overs, followed when the teenage opener fell behind and Max O’Dowd drove Rauf straight to Azam at mid-off.
Wesley Baresi, 38, was bowled three times in two days by Naseem after pitching just two innings in his first international innings since 2019.
De Leede and Cooper set out to restore order and put 109 on the fourth wicket. Cooper hit seven fours and two sixes before falling for 66 when he served a simple return catch to left-arm spinner Nawaz.
His dismissal saw the loss of three quick wickets, with captain Scott Edwards caught five behind Nawaz and Tejanidamanur going the same way without scoring after glimpsing Rauff at the leg side.
Logan van Beek holed Naseem at the longoff boundary of 13 to give Shadav Khan his first wicket.
Tim Pringle went for a second straight duck after Mohamed Wasim pinned him on his leg in front, and Nawaz fended off Dutt’s defense to claim a third scalp. “We couldn’t go in lower order,” said Edwards. “It’s a shame to take a few wickets in an innings. I think there are still many positives.”
Pakistan won the first match by 16 runs. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at the same venue.


easy score
Netherlands 186 all out, 44.1 overs (B. De Riede 89, T. Cooper 66, Harris Rauch 3-16, Mohammad Nawaz 3-42) Pakistan 191-3, 33.4 overs (Mohammed Rizwan 69 no outs, Babal Azam 57), Agha Salman 50 not out; V. Kingma 2-32) by 7 wickets
Series: Pakistan lead 2-0 after second of three games



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