The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifier round saw an exciting match on Monday (June 26). The 18th match of the qualifiers was played between West Indies and Netherlands. In this match, the Netherlands made a big turnaround and defeated the West Indies team. The West Indies could not defend 373 runs and the match ended in a draw. After that, a super over was played in both teams. Meanwhile, Dutch batsman Logan van Beek washed Jason Holder well. This time he scored 30 runs with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. Chasing this challenge, the mighty West Indies managed to score only 8 runs.
The thrill of the last over
In fact, Netherlands needed 9 runs from the last over to win. This over was bowled by Alzari Joseph from the West Indies team. Logan Van Beek hits a boundary on Joseph’s first ball. With this four, Netherlands’ hopes were high. 5 runs were needed off the last 5 balls. However, Joseph spent only 4 runs in the next five balls, taking two wickets. So the match ended in a draw.
Logan van Beek’s bang in the Super Over
Jason Holder was bowling for the West Indies team in the Super Over. Once again Logan was on strike from the Netherlands. He laughed this time. Logan hit a boundary on the first ball bowled by Holder. He then hit a six off the second ball, a four off the third ball and another six off the fourth ball. Thus 20 runs were scored in 4 balls. Logan then hit a six on the fifth ball of the over and sent the last ball for a boundary to end the super over.
An encounter to remember!
— ICC (@ICC) June 26, 2023
The bowlers also shined
A total of 30 runs came from this over. Now West Indies needed 31 runs to win. From their side, Johnson Charles started well by hitting sixes. However, Logan, who was brilliant with the bat, spent just two runs off the next two balls. In the fourth over, Charles lost his wicket trying to hit a big shot. Also, Holder was back in the tent on the next ball. In this way, the Netherlands team won the third Super Over in the history of ODI cricket.
The mountain of 374 runs built by the West Indies team
Earlier, West Indies scored 374 runs while batting first for the loss of 6 wickets. This time, Nicholas Pooran scored a century by making 104 runs off 65 balls while batting brilliantly. This included 6 sixes and 9 fours. While chasing this challenge of West Indies, Teja Nidamanuru from the Netherlands team scored 111 runs in 76 balls with a brilliant batting. This included 3 sixes and 11 fours. Also, Logan smashed 28 runs off 14 balls with the help of 1 six and 3 fours in the last over. Due to this, the Netherlands team also scored 374 runs losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. However, the Netherlands managed to win the Super Over with a brilliant performance. (icc world cup qualifiers 2023 netherlands beats west indies in super over)
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