Fans hail Sikandar Raza as Zimbabwean wreaks HAVOC in the WC qualifiers, flabbergasts Netherlands with all-round show

Sikandar Raza’s all-round match-winning display with both bat and ball leaves Netherlands speechless, Zimbabwe registers a memorable 6-wicket victory in the ODI World Cup qualifiers.


Fans hail Sikandar Raza as Zimbabwean wreaks HAVOC in the WC qualifiers, flabbergasts Netherlands with all-round show

Sikandar Raza (Image via ESPNCricinfo)

Zimbabwe registered a comfortable 6-wicket win over the Netherlands in the ODI World Cup Qualifiers, thanks to Sikandar Raza‘s bedazzling all-round show. Raza went all guns blazing in the qualifier match against the Netherlands, scoring a feisty hundred and picking up a four-wicket haul to steer his team to victory.

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The Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat first, putting up 315 runs on the board for Zimbabwe to chase. Raza however was the standout bowler for the hosts who managed to pick up four wickets, dismissing Netherlands’ top order.

While chasing down the target, Raza was the star for Zimbabwe along with skipper Sean Williams. Raza scored the fastest century for Zimbabwe in ODI history.

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Sikandar Raza steals the show!

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Sikandar Raza celebrates Zimbabwe’s win. Source: News18

Zimbabwe restricted the Netherlands to 315 and in reply, saw victory with nine overs remaining, on the back of Sikandar Raza’s blazing 54-ball 102, including six fours and eight sixes. The 37-year-old in the twilight of his career, also shined with the ball in the first innings picking up four important wickets and giving away just 55 runs.

Fans hailed Raza for his stupendous show.

Zimbabwe started off the chase well with their openers, Craig Ervine and Joylord Gumble putting up an 80-run stand. Skipper Sean Williams also contributed with a vital 58 ball 91.

The Netherlands were handed a disappointing loss in the WC Qualifiers and Zimbabwe look like a strong team moving ahead to find a spot in the ODI World Cup.

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