|ICC Males’s World Cup, Kolkata|
|Netherlands 229 (50 overs): Edwards 68 (89), Barresi 41 (41), Mustafizur 2-36|
|Bangladesh 142 (42.2 overs): Mehidy 35 (40); Van Meekeren 4-23|
|Netherlands gained by 87 runs|
Paul van Meekeren took 4-23 and skipper Scott Edwards made a vital 68 because the Netherlands beat Bangladesh by 87 runs to earn their second World Cup win.
Edwards’ knock laid a stable platform for the Dutch to put up a aggressive 229 on a tough Eden Gardens pitch.
Mehidy Miraz made 35 for Bangladesh however regardless of some lower-order resistance they had been rolled for 142 because the Dutch clinically closed out an emphatic win
The win leaves the Netherlands eighth within the desk, and England backside.
Bangladesh’s high order was skilfully winkled out by some clever bowling from Van Meekeren, as he backed up begin with the ball from the Dutch with the wickets of Najmul Shanto (9), Shakib Al Hasan (5) and Mushfiqur Rahim (1).
From 70-6 Bangladesh twice threatened to get better just for the Dutch to show the screw.
A seventh-wicket stand of 38 from Mahmudullah (20) and Mahedi Hasan (17) was ended by an excellent piece of fielding from Bas de Leede as he ran out the latter.
The Durham all-rounder then had the damaging Mahmudullah caught by Aryan Dutt to sign the start of the tip for Bangladesh.
Fittingly, Van Meekeren took the ultimate wicket of Taskin Ahmed – held by De Leede within the deep – to seal a win with 46 balls left unused.
Earlier, Wesley Barresi had counter-attacked for the Netherlands after they’d misplaced each openers early on having gained the toss and batted first.
Barresi, the oldest participant within the event at 39 years and 178 days, appeared essentially the most fluent of any Dutch batter en path to a run-a-ball 41 in his first look at this World Cup.
Edwards then dug in with a affected person knock off 89 balls as he made his second half-century of the event after being twice dropped in the identical over.
The Dutch misplaced momentum after Edwards spooned Mustafizur Rahman, the decide of Bangladesh’s bowlers with 2-36, to level however Logan van Beek biffed 23 off 16 balls to complete the innings with a flourish.
Ruthless Dutch punish sloppy Bangladesh
This outcome can be broadly perceived as an upset given Bangladesh are a full ICC member and the Netherlands have affiliate standing.
Nonetheless, the arc of progress of this Netherlands staff (already having certified forward of two full members in West Indies and Eire) means it actually needs to be categorised as a light shock quite than a giant shock.
The enjoying discipline is probably not stage by way of amenities, monetary sources and pool of gamers, however out within the center the Dutch are a flexible well-drilled worldwide facet.
Their first victory of the event victory over table-toppers South Africa was no fluke, and neither was this.
Within the three conferences in ODIs between the edges the Netherlands now have a 2-1 benefit over Bangladesh.
The place the Dutch have excelled on this event is outplaying a facet with considerably extra expertise of subcontinental situations and pitches. Equally impressively, it got here on the again of a record-breaking defeat to Australia which might have bruised their confidence.
Bangladesh’s impudent batters appeared ill-prepared for the affected person strains and lengths of the Van Beek, Van Meekeren and De Leede with 4 top-order batters caught behind.
Daring discipline placings from Edwards had been additionally integral – the dismissal of Shanto, held at second slip off Van Meekeren, epitomised his aggressive technique at key moments.
Their fielding was additionally glorious – by way of catch conversion charges, no one else within the event has held their possibilities at a greater price than the Dutch.
The Netherlands gamers, led by the blue-sky considering of coach Ryan Cook dinner, had bullishly talked of focusing on the semi-finals of the World Cup earlier than the event began.
They’ve now banked extra factors than England and Bangladesh and have the identical quantity as Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It appeared an bold assertion however after six video games the Dutch can be glad a spot within the final 4 at the very least stays a mathematical chance.
‘The semi-final continues to be our objective’ – whey they mentioned
Participant of the match Paul van Meekeren: “We mentioned we needed to go for the semi-final, and try this it’s worthwhile to win video games. To bounce again from Australia is a superb effort from the entire staff.
“On the midway mark of our innings we had been 230-240 and if we might get to that we had an opportunity. We had been relentless with our line and size.
“We rode on the wave the momentum we created on the again of our batting.”
Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards: “We thought if we might get to 220 plus we’d be within the sport.
“Our bowlers had been superior. They’ve been stepping up. We had been nice within the discipline as nicely.
“The system is getting extra skilled within the Netherlands. We prepare extremely onerous and count on huge issues from our gamers. It is good to get the rewards.
“We now have some onerous video games to return however the semi-finals stays our objective.”
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan: “I assumed we bowled very well however we had been sloppy within the discipline. We must always have restricted them to 160-170 from the place we had been in.
“We now have been poor with the bat all through this event and that is as dangerous because it will get. We now have been struggling huge time,
“There are three video games to return and we now have to select up ourselves and I do know it is onerous however we now have to attempt to end the event on a excessive.”