Afghanistan continued their impressive start to the Cricket World Cup 2023 with a dominant 83-run victory over the Netherlands in Lucknow on Sunday. The win was Afghanistan’s third in three matches, and it puts them in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals.
Afghanistan’s batting Line-up fires
Furthermore, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat, and they got off to a good start thanks to half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi provided strong assistance for Gurbaz, who scored 75 runs off 62 balls, with another 50 runs off 65 balls. Najibullah Zadran also chipped in with a valuable 45 runs off 34 balls. They eventually finished on 285 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Afghanistan bowlers shine
Afghanistan’s bowlers were the stars of the show in Lucknow, with Rashid Khan taking four wickets for just 25 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who claimed three wickets for just 32 runs, provided Khan with excellent support. Afghanistan won easily after the Netherlands were eventually bowled out for 202 runs in 49.4 overs.
Rashid Khan takes four Wickets
Afghanistan’s bowlers were just as impressive as their batsmen, with Rashid Khan picking up four wickets for just 25 runs. Although Khan was Afghanistan’s best bowler, the other bowlers all contributed significantly to the team’s total of wickets taken. Afghanistan easily won by 83 runs as the Netherlands were eventually knocked out for 202 runs in 49.4 overs.
Afghanistan batsmen set up the win
Afghanistan’s batsmen had set up a solid total for the bowlers to defend, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz scoring a half-century. Gurbaz scored 75 runs off 62 balls, and he was ably supported by Hashmatullah Shahidi, who scored 50 runs off 65 balls. They eventually finished on 285 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Afghanistan batters set up Victory.
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat, and they got off to a good start thanks to half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hashmatullah Shahidi. Gurbaz scored 75 runs off 62 balls, and Shahidi scored 50 runs off 65 balls. Afghanistan eventually finished on 285 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Afghanistan’s win over the Netherlands was a comprehensive one, and it showed that they are one of the teams to beat at the Cricket World Cup 2023. They have a strong batting line-up, a quality bowling attack, and a good fielding side. They will be looking to continue their winning streak in their next match against England on Wednesday.