The English team batted first and scored a massive 339-9, led by Ben Stokes’s century. A total of 108 runs were scored off 84 balls by the outstanding all-rounder, who hit six fours and six sixes.
England posted 339-9 thanks largely to the brilliant batting of opener Dawid Malan and lower-order batsman Chris Woakes. In response, the Netherlands were unable to put together a stable partnership, with no batsman reaching 50, and they crumbled from 163-6 to 179 all out at the beginning of the 38th over.
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Quick Recap: England vs Netherlands
Both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, spinners for England, took three wickets apiece and kept the Dutch in check by striking at regular intervals. With the win, England moved up to seventh place, while the Netherlands dropped to last. In 2025, the top seven teams, plus hosts Pakistan, will go to the Champions Trophy.
Smashing Save by Stokes
With a catch by Paul van Meekeren at short fine leg off a poor paddle sweep from Jonny Bairstow, Aryan Dutt took the first wicket of the innings. England reached 133-1 by the end of the 20th over thanks to Dawid Malan’s half-century off 36 balls and an 85-run stand with Root.
When Root faced a back-of-the-length delivery from Logan van Beek, he went for his signature reverse scoop but was nutmegged for the second time in the tournament. The first came early in the tournament against New Zealand.
Malan’s cameo contained 10 fours and 2 sixes, but as he tried to slip through for a single at the end of his innings, the 36-year-old had to spin back and put in a dive, and by the time he recovered, Van Beek had flicked off the bails with his bat inches away from the crease.
Liam Livingstone’s replacement, Harry Brook, went out to a catch by Ackermann in the deep off a short ball bowled by Bas de Leede, and England’s score dropped to 164-4. The Netherlands had taken three wickets for 31 runs.
After making the identical blunder at long-off that he originally did against Australia, Buttler’s dismal streak continued as he hesitantly launched Van Meekeren to mid-off and was caught by Nidamanuru. Buttler, who was averaging 48 before the World Cup, is currently scoring at a 14.
Netherlands’ Crushing Defeat
Max O’Dowd was caught at mid-on by Moeen Ali, while Colin Ackermann was out for a golden duck as early as the sixth over, giving England a 13-2 lead against the Netherlands.
After Root missed Sybrand Engelbrecht on 16, the batsman hammered the next delivery over the boundary for six, bringing the Netherlands’ score to 68-3 with the help of third-wicket partners Wesley Barresi and Engelbrecht.
Moeen and Woakes worked together to run out Barresi, and Engelbrecht was out when he mis-hit a straight shot to mid-on and was collected by Woakes. The Netherlands lost their last five wickets for only 16 runs as spin twins Moeen and Rashid tore apart the middle and lower order.
When Rashid bowled a full and wide delivery, Logan van Beek (two) hit it over the head of short fine leg, where Malan made a diving catch. In the second over of the innings for the Netherlands, Roelof van der Merwe attempted to sweep Moeen but was dismissed for a golden duck.
Aryan Dutt was bowled by Rashid’s reliable googly, while Van Meekeren (4) was out of his crease and caught by Buttler at second slip.
Player of the Match: Ben Stokes
England defeated the Netherlands by a comfortable margin of 160 runs in Pune, thanks in large part to Ben Stokes’ first World Cup century.
When England’s captain Jos Buttler and No. 3 batter Moeen Ali went for low scores, they were already 192 runs behind. Joe Root had been nutmegged while attempting a reverse scoop shot. But Stokes did what he does best, leading his team to their second win of the competition to keep them in the hunt for the Champions Trophy.
Score: England v Netherlands
|England won by 160 runs|
Teja Nidamanuru was unable to get it to fifty because Van Meekeren took his last wicket. After he hit two boundaries and three sixes in his previous outing, the Netherlands seemed to have only him to rely on for a win. With this loss, the Netherlands are eliminated from the tournament. On Thursday, New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Until then, make sure to bet at the top cricket betting sites and jump into some cricket betting action as the World Cup continues!