England vs Netherlands ICC World Cup 2023 MCA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM: England Triumphs Over Netherlands in Stokes’ Century Anchors 160-Run Victory

Stokes’ Stellar Century Propels England

In a crucial England vs Netherlands ICC World Cup 2023 MCA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM fixture, England’s Ben Stokes shone brightly with his first World Cup century, guiding England to a commanding 339/9. His 108 off 84 balls was the cornerstone of England’s innings, setting a formidable target for the Netherlands.

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid Decimate Dutch Batting

The English bowling attack, led by Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, wreaked havoc on the Dutch lineup. They shared six wickets between them. Their efforts were pivotal in bowling out the Netherlands for a mere 179 runs in 37.2 overs.

Buttler’s Toss Win and Tactical Changes

England’s captain Jos Buttler’s decision to bat first after winning the toss proved strategic. Gus Atkinson and Harry Brook were included in the team, replacing Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone. This change added fresh vigour to the English side.

Nidamanuru’s Lone Fight Amidst Collapse

Despite the top-order collapse, Teja Nidamanuru’s effort for the Netherlands was noteworthy. His 41 not out off 34 balls showed resilience against a relentless English bowling attack.

England’s Champions Trophy Aspirations Kept Alive

This emphatic win by 160 runs showcased England’s dominance. It also kept their hopes for the Champions Trophy 2025 alive. With this victory, England has proven they are serious contenders. They have also established themselves as a formidable force in the World Cup.

England Batting Scorecard:

BatsmanDismissalRunsBallsMinutes4s6sStrike Rate
Jonny Bairstowc van Meekeren b Dutt1517292088.23
Dawid Malanrun out (†Edwards/van Beek)877492102117.56
Joe Rootb van Beek2835531080.00
Ben Stokesc Engelbrecht b van Beek1088413666128.57
Harry Brookc Ackermann b de Leede1116192068.75
Jos Buttler (c)†c Nidamanuru b van Meekeren511120045.45
Moeen Alic de Leede b Dutt415200026.66
Chris Woakesc †Edwards b de Leede51456651113.33
David Willeyc Engelbrecht b de Leede62101300.00
Gus Atkinsonnot out21700200.00
Adil Rashidnot out11300100.00
Extras(nb 1, w 20)21
Total50 Overs (RR: 6.78)3399 wickets

England Bowling Scorecard:

Aryan Dutt1006726.70305311
Logan van Beek1008828.8025101100
Paul van Meekeren1005715.70285050
Bas de Leede1007437.40265400
Roelof van der Merwe302207.3360200
Colin Ackermann703104.42151000

Netherlands Batting Scorecard:

BatsmanDismissalRunsBallsMinutes4s6sStrike Rate
Wesley Barresirun out (Woakes/Ali)3762773159.67
Max O’Dowdc Ali b Woakes511201045.45
Colin Ackermannc †Buttler b Willey024000.00
Sybrand Engelbrechtc Woakes b Willey3349733167.34
Scott Edwards (c)†c Malan b Ali3842673190.47
Bas de Leedeb Rashid1012112083.33
Teja Nidamanurunot out41344723120.58
Logan van Beekc Malan b Rashid22300100.00
Roelof van der Merwec Rashid b Ali043000.00
Aryan Duttb Rashid1340033.33
Paul van Meekerenst †Buttler b Ali43310133.33
Extras(lb 4, w 4)8
Total37.2 Overs (RR: 4.79)179

Netherlands Bowling Scorecard:

Chris Woakes701912.71332020
David Willey721922.71333000
Gus Atkinson704105.85254210
Moeen Ali8.204235.04231200
Adil Rashid805436.75225210

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