Netherlands have come to CWC 2023 to make some great inroads in International Cricket. On the other hand, Bangladesh have gone through huge ups and downs in their cricket. Netherlands have won against South Africa during a low-scoring chase. At Eden Gardens, Bangladesh felt like they are playing at their home ground. Well, Netherlands stunned them and won by 87 runs.
Wesley Barresi(41) and Scott Edwards(68) saved Netherlands innings after a low scoring start. They have won the toss and elected to bat first. Sybrand Engelbrecht(35) and Logan van Beek(23) took the score to respectable, 229 in 50 overs. Mustafizur Rahman(2/36), Mahedi Hasan(2/40), Taskin Ahmed(2/43), Shoriful Islam(2/51) and Shakib Al Hasan(1/37) took wickets for Bangladesh. Netherlands gave themselves a chance to win with the score on board.
In the chase, Bangladesh fell in the middle overs to Paul van Meekeren(4/23). Mehidy Hasan Miraz(35) and Mahmudullah(20) failed to help them save this match. Netherlands found their slow bowlers getting good assistance from the pitch. Bangladesh players could have easily chased down had they applied themselves. They got all-out for 142 in 42.2 overs.
Netherlands with this win have pushed England to the last spot in CWC 2023 before their big match against India. Now, it is India vs England match time for CWC.