England vs Netherlands Live Match
Score: england 340/9 : 50 Overs ( Winner )
Score: netherlands 179 : 37.2 Overs
england won by 160 runs
Innings Break: Ben Stokes Rescues England
England vs Netherlands Live Match: England’s Strong Finish in the Battle for Champions Trophy Qualification
In a crucial match against the Netherlands in Pune, Ben Stokes delivered a powerful performance to secure his first World Cup hundred. He rescues England from a precarious situation.
England had chosen to bat first, and things seemed uncertain as they stumbled to 192 for 6 after a promising start. However, a remarkable partnership between Stokes and Chris Woakes, worth a hundred runs, breathed new life into England’s prospects in the ongoing battle for Champions Trophy qualification.
Dawid Malan setting a positive tone
The innings began with Dawid Malan setting a positive tone, scoring 87 runs from 74 balls, taking England to a score of 133 for 1 by the 21st over. Unfortunately, Joe Root’s dismissal through an audacious reverse-ramp shot created a ripple effect, and England found themselves in a difficult situation.
The Netherlands bowlers made significant inroads during the middle overs, claiming five wickets while conceding just 59 runs in a span of 15 overs.
Amid the team’s struggles, Ben Stokes showed remarkable resilience. His innings could have been cut short when he was on 41, but a tough chance at fine leg was put down by Aryan Dutt. Stokes reached his fifty in 58 balls and proceeded to score his first World Cup century, requiring only 20 more deliveries to reach this milestone.
He also survived a close lbw review off Dutt. Stokes added five more sixes to his tally and was eventually dismissed in the final over, with England managing to score 124 runs in the last 10 overs. This formidable total left the Netherlands facing the challenge of achieving their highest successful chase in ODIs.
Woakes Hits Fifty, but Departs Soon After
Chris Woakes launches a powerful hit over deep midwicket and then executes a skillful ramp shot towards deep third to secure his half-century. This marks his sixth half-century in ODIs and his first since September 2020.
Woakes’ contribution comes at a crucial juncture for England as they aim to defend their World Cup and qualify for the Champions Trophy. Unfortunately, he gets out on the next delivery, attempting a shot against de Leede and edging the ball behind. Nevertheless, his partnership of 129 runs with Ben Stokes stands as England’s third-highest for the seventh wicket in ODIs, rescuing their innings.
100 comes up for Stokes
Ben Stokes switches things up with a reverse sweep, sending Paul van Meekeren’s pace past the fielder at short third. He raises his bat in celebration as he achieves his first century in a World Cup match, an expertly paced performance taking 78 balls. Can this milestone put an end to England’s struggles?
De Leede Gets Punished!
England continues to pile on the runs with another significant over. Ben Stokes hammers two powerful shots down the ground, propelling himself into the 90s. Chris Woakes contributes by finishing the over with a clever shot to deep third for yet another boundary. This partnership now stands as England’s highest for the seventh wicket or lower in ODI World Cups.
Stokes Unleashes a Power-Hitting Show!
A lot of action in the final over bowled by Aryan Dutt, where 24 runs were conceded, with Ben Stokes contributing 22 of them through boundaries. First, he delivered a powerful shot through the covers, stepping away and bypassing both the fielder close to the bat and the one on the boundary.
In the next delivery, Stokes leaned back and sent Dutt over deep square leg, narrowly clearing the fielder in the deep. An attempted reverse sweep resulted in Stokes falling to the ground, and the Netherlands reviewed for an lbw, but the decision by Marais Erasmus indicated some evidence of contact with the bat or glove, even though the spikes on UltraEdge were not very clear.
Then, a high full toss was dispatched over fine leg, and Stokes capitalized on the free hit by smashing it over long-on. England is back on track to reach 300.
50 comes up for Stokes | England vs Netherlands
Ben Stokes notches his second consecutive half-century with a powerful hit for six on the leg side. He’s had to navigate through a challenging phase of the innings and reaches the fifty-mark after facing 58 deliveries. With over seven overs left to play, England still has an opportunity to push their score towards 300.
England’s Scoring Drought Continues
In the 40th over, Chris Woakes manages to score a boundary with a four, finally breaking a streak of 62 balls without one. The Netherlands is doing a commendable job in containing England’s scoring.
However, they missed an opportunity when Aryan Dutt dropped a challenging low catch at fine leg off Ben Stokes, who had reached 41 runs at the time. The question remains, how much will the Netherlands regret this missed chance?
Dutt again, Moeen is gone!
England faces another setback as Moeen Ali is dismissed, hitting the ball straight into the hands of the fielder at long-off. It was one of the first aggressive shots he attempted after a few overs of playing it safe with Ben Stokes.
Aryan Dutt claims his second wicket of the day. England is encountering more problems. They still have nearly 15 overs of the innings left to bat, but they are already at risk of getting bowled out.
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Jos Buttler is out! He won’t be dominating the Netherlands today. The England captain’s nightmare World Cup continues as he chips the ball to mid-off off van Meekeren.
He has batted eight times in this tournament and has only scored 111 runs at an average of 13.87. England, on the other hand, has lost four wickets for just 45 runs during what is typically a calm phase of the game, and the Netherlands is now back in contention.
De Leede Strikes Again!
Bas de Leede contributes now, dismissing Harry Brook with a weak, top-edged pull shot. The ball was well caught by Colin Ackermann, positioned a long way in from the square leg boundary.
Brook, who had been left out of the team for the last three games, managed to hit a couple of impressive boundaries, but he is still in search of a defining innings in ODIs. With his dismissal, England’s score is 164 for 4, and Jos Buttler, another England batsman facing struggles with form, joins Ben Stokes in the middle.
Despite losing wickets, England appeared determined not to slow down. Brook hit his sixth ball straight down the ground and followed it up with another boundary through cover. Stokes also contributed with a couple of fours, including a straight drive off de Leede that brought up England’s 150, followed by a stroke through the covers off van Meekeren.
Here comes another England stumble! Dawid Malan, who has been batting confidently, falls victim to the team’s World Cup jinx. It’s a case of self-inflicted damage, this time a disastrous run-out.
Malan nudged the ball into the off-side and started to run, but Ben Stokes sent him back. Logan van Beek fielded the ball in the covers and made an off-balance throw to wicketkeeper Scott Edwards.
Malan made a desperate dive for the crease, but it wasn’t enough to save him. In the blink of an eye, England goes from 133 for 1 to 139 for 3.
Root’s Creative Shot Ends in His Own Dismissal
Unfortunately, Joe Root’s attempt at the reverse-ramp shot doesn’t end well for England. Logan van Beek bowls him out by sending the ball through his legs while he is trying to play the shot.
It seemed like the right length, but maybe the line was too straight, and Root got all tangled up, trying to hit the ball across the line, which resulted in the ball hitting the top of the middle stump.
It might have been a little cutter from van Beek, causing the ball to stay low. England is at 133 for 2 now, and Ben Stokes is the next batsman in, while Dawid Malan remains strong at the other end. Can the Netherlands make a comeback in this match?
Joe Root’s Reverse Ramp Ends in Disappointment
We haven’t witnessed much of England’s usual batting flair in this World Cup. However, Joe Root just displayed a classic reverse-ramp shot against Paul van Meekeren. Could this be the start of some aggressive batting to secure their place in the Champions Trophy?
England Reaches 100
England reaches the 100-run mark in the 16th over with one wicket down. The Netherlands, aiming to regain control, has deployed their spinners, Roelof van der Merwe and Colin Ackermann, to work together.
However, Dawid Malan disrupts their plans by hitting the first six of the day. He slog-sweeps van der Merwe over the head of deep backward square leg. Although there’s a breeze in Pune and a hint of possible rain, the weather remains dry for now. England is eager to capitalize on the favorable batting conditions.
Joe Root Settles In | England vs Netherlands
Joe Root has safely navigated through the first powerplay, which is good news for England fans. It may not sound like a big deal, considering he only came to bat after eight overs and faced just six balls.
However, given his struggles in the powerplay since the last ODI World Cup – with 19 appearances, 11 dismissals, and an average of 5.72 – it’s a small victory for him to make it to the middle overs. The last time he achieved this was when he scored 77 in the tournament’s opening game against New Zealand. England’s total of 70 for 1 in the first ten overs is also their best performance in this World Cup.
Dutt strikes | England vs Netherlands
England’s quick start comes to a halt as Jonny Bairstow gets out. He attempts a big shot but ends up top-edging the ball, and it’s caught by a fielder at short fine leg. The opening partnership, which had raced to 39 runs in the first four overs, suddenly slowed down, adding just nine runs in the next 18 balls before Bairstow’s dismissal.
A bowler named Dutt plays a key role in slowing down England’s scoring with a tight fifth over, and he’s the one who takes Bairstow’s wicket. Interestingly, this marks only the sixth time in 106 ODIs that Bairstow has been dismissed by an offspinner.
Getting Off to a Good Start with Boundaries
The Netherlands starts with spin, which is common in India. Jonny Bairstow cautiously faces Aryan Dutt and manages to sweep the first boundary of the innings. On the other end, Dawid Malan gets a bit lucky as he survives Logan van Beek’s first delivery.
He jammed down on a yorker, and the ball bounced behind him and over the stumps. However, he quickly recovers, hitting three consecutive fours in the next over. With a couple more boundaries in Dutt’s second over, Malan is off to a great start with 20 runs from his first 10 balls.
England chose to bat first | England vs Netherlands
England is hoping for a turnaround, with Jos Buttler winning his sixth toss in a row. It’s worth noting that they’ve lost all five games after winning the toss previously. For only the second time, Buttler chooses to set a target, keeping in mind that the Netherlands has had success batting first. “Champions Trophy is a tournament we want to be involved in,” says Buttler.
England makes two changes, bringing in Harry Brook and Gus Atkinson, who might be key players in the team’s future. They replace the out-of-form Liam Livingstone and the injured Mark Wood, who is nursing a knee problem. Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, also prefers batting but isn’t too concerned about chasing. They make one change, bringing in Teja Nidamanuru for Saqib Zulfiqar. It’s game on!
Let’s Begin England vs Netherlands
Welcome, folks! Forget about the semi-finals; the real deal, especially for England and Netherlands fans, is the race for the top eight spots and qualification for the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan. Right now, these two teams find themselves at the bottom of the table.
While the Netherlands can hold their heads high, England’s performance has been nothing short of disastrous. But in this unofficial European Championship in Pune, there’s more at stake than just pride. England might be in for a surprise if they think they can stroll in and grab an easy win.
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