PAK vs NED, 1st ODI: Fakhar Zaman scored a run-a-ball 109 as Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs within the first match on Tuesday.
Babar Azam asks Pakistan to up their efficiency after shut end in 1st ODI. Courtesy: Pakistan Cricket Twitter
- Pakistan gained the first ODI by 16 runs
- Fakhar Zaman turned the Participant of the Match for his century
- Pakistan took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam stated that his crew wasn’t fairly on top of things within the first ODI towards the Netherlands. On Tuesday, August 16, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence by profitable the sequence opener by 16 runs at Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam.
Nonetheless, the house crew gave them a run for his or her cash. After being set a goal of 315 to chase down, Vikramjit Singh, Tom Cooper and Scott Edwards scored half-centuries to maintain the Netherlands within the hunt for a stupendous victory.
However to their dismay, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah picked up three wickets apiece and helped Pakistan evade defeat. The 27-year-old Babar, who scored 74, stated that the enjoying situations weren’t straightforward because of the presence of moisture on the pitch.
The captain additionally had phrases of reward for Fakhar Zaman, who bagged the Participant of the Match award for scoring a run-a-ball 109.
“I am relieved. Fakhar scored a lovely century. The wicket was double-paced. We should have done better. These are challenging conditions. There was a bit of moisture on the wicket,” Babar was quoted as saying within the post-match presentation ceremony.
After the match, Fakhar additionally admitted that situations weren’t straightforward for batting. He additionally talked about having fun with batting along with his captain.
“It was my lucky day. The wicket wasn’t easy. We could have done better. My elbow is fine despite the wasp sting. We were just surviving but when we realized we had enough wickets, we went for it. I always enjoy batting with Babar,” Fakhar stated.
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