Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI Review and Highlights

Zimbabwe lost the first match in the ODI series against the Netherlands. However, the second match was interesting. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. Moreover, with the bat, Zimbabwe scored 271 runs in 50 overs with the loss of 10 wickets. In the ODI format, this score is good. Furthermore, Zimbabwe performed well with the bowl and successfully defended the target. Zimbabwe won the match by one run. They lost the first match but won the second; now both teams have won one match equally. The third match will be the deciding one in who wins the series. Below, we have mentioned the summary of the match.

Zimbabwe Innings 

Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere opened the inning for Zimbabwe. However, this opening duo has given a good start to the team. Craig Ervine scored 39 runs on 42 balls. Colin Ackermann bowled him. Wesley Madhevere scored 43 runs in 50 balls. S. Edwards caught him on the ball of Shariz Ahmad. Gray Ballance came to bat at number three. He scored 14 runs in 20 balls. PA van Meekeren bowled him. Sean Williams came to bat at number four. However, he played an excellent inning for the team. He scored 77 runs on 73 balls. Moreover, his inning included 11 fours. Musa Ahmed caught him on the ball from Shariz Ahmad.

Sikandar Raza came to bat at number five. He scored 0 runs in 2 balls. Shariz Ahmad bowled him. Ryan Burl came to bat at number six. He scored 8 runs in 11 balls.

Clive Madande came to bat at number seven. He scored 52 runs on 57 balls. Colin Ackermann caught him on the ball from PA van Meekeren.

Collectively, Zimbabwe scored 271 runs in 50 overs, which is a good target in the ODI format. Moreover, their bowlers successfully defended this target, and they won the match by 1 run. In the below table, you will find the bowling scorecard for the team.

Zimbabwe Scorecard 

BowlersOversMaiden Runs Wickets 
Tendai Chatara90630
Blessing Muzarabani60391
Brad Evans50120
Wellington Masakadza30130
Sean Williams70420
Sikandar Raza90393
Ryan Burl20230
Wesley Madhevere90393

Netherlands Innings

Vikramjit Singh and Max O Dowd opened the innings for the Netherlands. Vikramjit Singh scored 14 runs in 25 balls. WP Masakadza caught him on the ball from B Muzarabani. However, Max O’Dowd played an excellent inning for the team. He scored 81 runs on 103 balls. His inning includes six fours and two sixes. Sikander Raza bowled him and stopped an outstanding inning.

Tom Cooper came to bat at number three. He also played well with the bat and tried to help the team win. He scored 74 runs in 84 balls.

Colin Ackermann came to bat at number four. He scored 28 runs in 36 balls. W. Madhevere bowled him. Scott Edwards scored 36 runs in 28 balls. Sikandar Raza bowled him.

Netherlands tried hard to chase the target, but they lost the match by one run. They won the first match but lost the second. However, the third match will be the one that decides who will win this ODI series.

Moreover, in the next match, both teams will put all their efforts into winning. The next match will be an interesting one, as it is important for both teams to win the series. The match is on the same ground, and now that both teams have played two games, it will be easier for them to understand the pitch. According to pitch conditions, captains will decide whether to bat first or bowl first.

Netherlands Scorecard 

BowlersOversMaiden Runs Wickets 
Fred Klaassen100590
Paul van Meekeren100662
Ryan Klein9.20381
Colin Ackermann80512
Shariz Ahmad101435
Tom Cooper20120

Zimbabwe Playing XI

  • Craig Ervine
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Gary Ballance
  • Sean Williams(C)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Ryan Burl
  • Clive Madande(WK)
  • Wellington Masakadza
  • Brad Evans
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Blessing Muzarabani

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
  • Ryan Klein
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