Cricket World Cup 2023: “They deserve more matches in the ICC FTP”- Fans lavish praise on Netherlands as they mercilessly hammer Bangladesh

This was the Netherlands' second victory of the 2023 ODI World Cup.


Cricket World Cup 2023: “They deserve more matches in the ICC FTP”- Fans lavish praise on Netherlands as they mercilessly hammer Bangladesh

NED vs BAN (Images via X)

Bangladesh suffered defeat at the hands of the Netherlands on Saturday (October 28) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Bangla Tigers could not chase down a small target of 230 runs and got skittled out for 142 runs to lose the match by 87 runs.

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After winning the toss, Netherlands decided to bat first. With the help of captain Sean Edwards’ 68 runs and Wesley Barresi’s 41, the Dutchmen posted 229 in their 50 overs.

Though Bangladesh did not have a good start to the run chase, Mehidy Hasan Miraj tried to control the innings with his 35 runs until Bas de Leede dismissed him in the 17th over. After Miraj’s departure, Bangladesh started losing wickets regularly. Miraj also was the highest run scorer for Bangladesh.

Paul van Meekran ran through Bangladesh’s batting line-up by bagging four wickets. Najmul Hossain Shanto, skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim became van Meekran’s victims.

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Netizens react to Netherlands’ beating Bangladesh

This was the Netherlands’ second victory of the 2023 ODI World Cup. South Africa, a strong contender for the World Cup, got hammered by the Men in Orange.

Cricket World Cup 2023: Fans lavish praise on Netherlands as they mercilessly hammer Bangladesh
NED vs BAN (Image via X)

Fans on X are saying the International Cricket Council (ICC) should remove the Associate Nations tag from the Netherlands and give it to Bangladesh because of the latter’s unimpressive performance in the tournament.

Check out their reactions here:

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After this match, Bangladesh got positioned at the ninth position on the points table with one win from six matches, while the Netherlands occupied the eighth position with two wins from six matches. Bangladesh will next play against Pakistan on October 31, while the Netherlands’ next assignment is against Afghanistan on November 3. Both the teams’ chances to qualify for the semifinals look near to impossible.ย 

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