Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs in the first ODI, the hosts scored 298 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in pursuit of a target of 315 runs. In the first ODI played in Rotterdam, Pakistan scored 314 runs in the allotted 50 overs against the Netherlands. In pursuit of the target of 315 runs, the Netherlands performed brilliantly and scored 298 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
Pakistan defeated Netherlands by 16 runs in the first ODI
The Netherlands lost 3 wickets for 62 runs, but after that, a wonderful partnership of 97 runs was established between Vikram Jeet and Tom Cooper, both returned to the pavilion after scoring 65 and 65 runs, and wicketkeeper-batsman Scott Edwards scored an unbeaten 71 runs. On behalf of Pakistan, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah took 3, 3, and Muhammad Wasim and Muhammad Nawaz took one each. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first, so Imam-ul-Haq along with Fakhar Zaman entered the field for the opening.
Pakistan suffered its first loss in the form of Imam-ul-Haq with a total score of 10 runs. He scored only 2 runs. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam, who came to the one-down position, formed a partnership of 168 runs. Babar Azam got out after scoring 74 runs, then Mohammad Rizwan came into the field. Fakhar Zaman also returned to the pavilion on 196 runs, he was dismissed for 109 runs after scoring his 7th century.
Pakistan’s fourth wicket fell on 212 runs, Mohammad Rizwan scored 14 runs, Khushdil Shah also lost his wicket on 243 runs, and he scored 21 runs. Pakistan’s sixth wicket fell on 266 runs, Muhammad Nawaz could score only 4 runs. After which Shadab Khan and Agha Salman took the innings forward at a fast pace and scored 314 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Shadab Khan 48 off 28 balls while Salman Agha played smoky innings of 27 runs off 16 balls and was not out.