'Kamaal khel rahe hain'- Fans react as New Zealand beat Netherlands by 99 runs in 2023 World Cup clash

New Zealand after being invited to bat first scored a mammoth 322 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their ODI World Cup 2023 clash. With three batters scoring half-centuries.

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New Zealand beat Netherlands

New Zealand won back-to-back matches

New Zealand beat the Netherlands on Monday, by a huge margin of 99 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, in their ODI World Cup 2023 clash. Mitchell Santner picked up a fifer in their big-margin win. The Black Caps are now at the top of the table with 4 points in two matches. 

Netherland bowlers started off well as they bowled three maiden overs before leaking the first runs in the fourth over. Opener Will Young and Rachin Ravindra scored half-centuries and stitched a partnership of 77 runs. Young scored 70 off 80 balls and Ravindra scored a run-ball 51 run giving the Kiwis some momentum against the Dutch bowlers. 

The Kiwis were at the backfoot when they were 238/3 at 40 overs and lost three quick wickets under five overs. Latham made a hard-fought 53 runs off 46 balls and Daryl Mitchell scored 48 runs. With their courtesy, the 2019 finalist scored 322/7 in their fifty overs. Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, and Aryan Dutt picked up two wickets each. Bas de Leede picked up one wicket with an economy of 6.40. 

New Zealand makes it two-in-two 

New Zealand, after being invited to bat first, scored a mammoth 322 runs for the loss of seven wickets with three batters scoring half-centuries. Rachin Ravindra yet again scored a run-a-ball 51 runs and opener Will Young was the highest run scorer with 70 runs off 80 deliveries. Even after a slow start, New Zealand was able to get past 300 runs in their 50 overs. 

In response, to a mammoth target of 323 runs the Netherlands batter did not get the start they needed. As the openers Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd went back to the pavilion early. Wickets kept on falling at regular intervals and the Men in Orange could not get back into the game. Mitchell Santner spun a web around Scott Edward's side leading them to a big loss. They did not even put up a fight like they did against Pakistan. 

Kiwis will face Bangladesh in their next match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday, October 13. The Netherlands next plays South Africa on October 17. 

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