ENG vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 40 Report: Stokes smacked 108 and England got a breather, not to stay alive in the World Cup, but to feel hopeful about the Champion Trophy birth. The win made a difference in the standing as England leapfrogged into the 7th position.
Stokes smacked 108, and England got a breather, not to stay alive in the World Cup but to feel hopeful about the Champion Trophy birth. The win made a difference in the standings as England leapfrogged into the 7th position.
Stokes’ remarkable partnership of 129 runs with Chris Woakes proved crucial in lifting England from a precarious situation of 192 for 6 to a formidable total of 339 for 9 in Pune. The win, with 12.4 overs to spare, marked England’s second victory of the tournament but came too late to salvage their chances of reaching the semi-finals. However, it significantly improved their net run rate, pulling them off the bottom of the table and ahead of Bangladesh into seventh place.
Despite losing Jonny Bairstow early, England started well, reaching 70 for 1 after 10 overs. Dawid Malan showcased his form with a quick half-century, but his run-out and the subsequent fall of wickets created a familiar pattern in England’s struggles. Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, and Moeen Ali all fell cheaply, leaving England in a precarious position.
Stokes, however, showcased his class with a brilliant century, hitting boundaries and sixes with ease. His partnership with Woakes turned the game in England’s favor, and they accelerated in the final overs. Stokes reached his century with a reverse sweep, and Woakes contributed with a quick fifty.
The Netherlands faced a daunting target of 340 runs but suffered early blows, losing Max O’Dowd and Colin Ackermann quickly. Their top-order collapse continued, and at the end of the 10-over powerplay, they were struggling at 23 for 3. Wes Barresi’s slow innings added to their woes, and despite Teja Nidamanuru’s resistance, they lost wickets at regular intervals.
England’s fielding wasn’t flawless, with missed chances and a burned review, but they managed to restrict Netherlands. Barresi was run out for 37, and Sybrand Engelbrecht’s wicket marked another setback. Despite a brief partnership between Nidamanuru and Scott Edwards, the Netherlands lost their last five wickets for just 16 runs, sealing England’s victory by a significant margin.
ENG vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 40 Report
339 for 9 (Stokes 108, Malan 87, Woakes 51)
179 (Nidamanuru 41*, Moeen 3-42, Rashid 3-54, Willey 2-19)
England won by 160 runs.