Perth: Babar Azam-led Pakistan has won their fixture against Netherlands and shown them the exit door. Marking a win by 6 wickets, Pakistan will keep their hopes alive for semis.
After winning the toss, Netherlands opted to bat first and could only make 91 runs. Only Ackermann and Edwards could score in double digits and rest of the players returned for single digit score.
Pakistan chased the within 14 overs after Mohammad Rizwan scoring 49 runs and Fakhar Zaman garnering 20 runs.
Babar Azam dismissed for 4 runs
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been struggling with form for a long time and in this game, he was sent back for just 4 runs. Rizwan, however, was the star of the team as he garnered a major chunk of runs in the chase of 92 runs.
Shadab Khan – Player of the Match
Pakistan bowler Shadab Khan was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ after his performance that led his side to win the game. In the award ceremony he said, “I just tried to bowl it at the stumps, that was my plan, just to keep it simple. I have bowled against few of their players in county cricket, so I know how they play. All our bowlers bowled well. The fast bowlers put pressure in the powerplay, and I took wickets because of that pressure built. We didn’t finish the game well in the last couple of matches, but we managed to do it today.”