BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report: The Netherlands pulled off another ‘non-surprise’ by upsetting Bangladesh in the 28th match of the ICC CWC 2023. The 87-run win puts them eighth on the table, with the same point as fifth-placed Sri Lanka. With the loss, Bangladesh is out of semi-final contention, having just 2 points out of all games played.
A Short-Lived Strong Start
Bangladesh’s strong start to the match was short-lived. Vikramjit Singh fell early, scoring only 3 runs, and Max O’Dowd edged one to the first slip just four balls later, putting the Dutch in a dire situation. Wesley Barresi and Colin Ackermann then worked to stabilize the innings, with Barresi taking the lead by dispatching several boundaries during the powerplay.
However, their partnership was short-lived as Barresi fell victim to a slower delivery from Mustafizur Rahman, and Ackermann also departed in the following over. According to the BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report, the Netherlands was left reeling at 63/4. Once again, it was up to the lower order to rescue their team, and they did so brilliantly. Despite Bas de Leede’s modest 17, Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht led the Dutch recovery in the latter part of the innings, stitching together a valuable 78-run partnership.
Edwards reached yet another half-century, while Engelbrecht was at 35, offering hope for the Netherlands. But their progress was disrupted when they lost two well-set batsmen in quick succession. Logan van Beek chipped in with an unbeaten 23 off just 16 balls, guiding his side to a competitive total of 229.
A Batting Letdown
Bangladesh’s response started poorly as their openers, Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan, fell in successive overs, mirroring the early struggles of the Dutch side. The shackles were finally broken when Najmul Shanto scored a boundary after 22 successive dot balls bowled by the Netherlands. On the other end, Mehidy Hasan launched an attack against Aryan Dutt, striking him for six and two boundaries, reviving Bangladesh’s chase.
However, Paul van Meekeren turned the tide by taking crucial wickets that rocked the Bangladesh middle order. As per the BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report, Shanto edged one to the first slip, and Shakib Al Hasan gloved one behind to the keeper. At 63/4, Bangladesh found themselves in the same dire situation as Netherlands at the fall of their fourth wicket.
As per the BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report, Bas de Leede then delivered a significant blow by dismissing Mehidy, further strengthening the Netherlands’ grip on the game. Bangladesh’s last hope rested on the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Still, Mahmudullah’s inside edge off van Meekeren cost him his stumps, reducing Bangladesh to 70/6.
As the writing appeared on the wall, a disheartened Bangladesh contingent began to leave the ground. Some contributions from the lower order reduced the margin of defeat, but the result was clear.
BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report: Score Summary
As per the BAN vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 28 Report, 229 in 50 overs (Scott Edwards 68, Wesley Barresi 41; Mustafizur Rahman 2/36)
142 in 42.2 overs (Mehidy Hasan 35; Paul van Meekeren 4/23, Bas de Leede 2/25) The Netherlands won by 87 runs.