Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 1st ODI Review and Highlights

The Netherlands is on tour in Zimbabwe for three one-day internationals. However, the first ODI was played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare. The Netherlands won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe tried to project a big score on the scoreboard in the 50 overs. They scored 249 runs, which is a good score in the ODI format. However, Zimbabwe failed to defend this target. The Netherlands easily chased the target in 50 overs. Below, you will find a summary of the match.

Zimbabwe Innings 

Zimbabwe’s inning was started by Innocent Kaia and Craig Ervine. However, both players failed to give the team an excellent start. However, both players failed to give the team an excellent start. Innocent Kaia scored 12 runs in 22 balls. Colin Ackermann caught him on the ball from PA van Meekeren. Craig Ervine also scored four runs in five balls.S. Edwards caught him on the ball of Fred Klaassen.

Gary Ballance came to bat at number three.  In nine balls, he scored four runs.Shariz Ahmad caught him on the ball from PA van Meekeren. The opening duo and middle order of Zimbabwe failed to score big runs.

Wesley Madhevere came to bat at number four. He scored 17 runs in 18 balls. He was run out by Brandon Glover. Sikandar Raza came to bat at number five. He scored 22 runs in 31 balls. Shariz Ahmad nabbed him on Vikramjit Singh’s ball.

Ryan Burl came to bat at number six. However, he also scored only 10 runs on nine hits. Clive Madande came to bat at number seven. Moreover, he played an excellent inning for the team and helped the team project a good score on the scoreboard. He scored 74 runs in 98 balls. His inning included six runs. Fred Klaassen’s ball was caught by S. Edwards. Brad Evans came to bat at number eight, but he was bowled by Shariz Ahmad after scoring 3 runs in 10 balls.

Wellington Maskadza and Richard Ngarava came to bat at numbers nine and ten. However, Wellington scored 34 runs in 50 balls, and Richard scored 35 runs in 27 balls.

Zimbabwe scored 249 runs in 48 overs, with 10 wickets falling. This is a good ODI score, but they were unable to defend it with their bowling attack.

Zimbabwe Bowling Scorecard

Bowlers Overs MaidenRuns Wickets 
Richard Ngarava101442
Blessing Muzarabani102490
Wellington Masakadza100363
Brad Evans5.50301
Ryan Burl80500
Sikandar Raza50310
Wesley Madhevere10110

Netherlands Innings 

Vikramjit Singh and Max O Dowd opened the innings for the Netherlands. However, Vikramjit Singh only scored 8 runs in 21 balls. Clive Madande caught him on the ball from R Ngarava. Moreover. In 45 balls, Max O’Dowd scored 20 runs. B Evans caught him on the ball from WP Masakadza.

Tom Cooper came to bat at number three. He scored one run on four balls. Clive Madande nabbed him on R. Ngarava’s ball. Colin Ackermann came to bat at number four. However, he scored an excellent fifty in 72 balls. His fifty helped the team chase the target easily. He was bowled by WP Masakadza.

Musa Ahmed, and Scott Edwards came to bat at numbers five and six. Musa scored zero runs in four balls, while Scott scored seven runs in eleven balls.

Teja Nidamanuru is the man of the match. With his outstanding no-hitter, the Netherlands won the match. He stood on the ground till the end. In 96 balls, he scored 110 runs without being out. He has nine fours and three sixes in his inning.

With 7 wickets falling in 50 overs, the Netherlands easily chased the target and won the first ODI against Zimbabwe.

Netherlands Bowling Scorecard

Bowlers Overs MaidenRuns Wickets 
Fred Klaassen9.30413
Paul van Meekeren90502
Brandon Glover70621
Vikramjit Singh51111
Shariz Ahmad81291
Colin Ackermann91450

Zimbabwe Playing XI

Craig Ervine (C), Wesley Madhevere, Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Clive Madande (WK), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, and Innocent Kaia

Netherlands Playing XI

Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (WK/C), Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, and Brandon Glover

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