Team Pakistan had to work hard to defeat the Netherlands in the first ODI, but the Men in Green came through when it counted and prevailed by 16 runs. With the help of an outstanding century from Fakhar Zaman, the visitors reached 300 runs in the allocated 50 overs.
Although the Dutch team played respectable batting, they were unable to reach the finish line. In the second ODI match, which will be contested at the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam on August 18, the home team will be attempting to right its wrongs (Thursday). On the other hand, the visitors will want to win the match and end the series.
NED vs. PAK Match Overview
- Stadium: Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam
- Date and Time: August 18 at 2:30 PM IST
- Telecast & Live Streaming: Willow tv, Geo super & FanCode
For the first ODI match in Rotterdam, the pitch was favorable for batting, and a similar situation might be anticipated for the second match. Slow bowlers, though, could receive some help from the old ball and can potentially influence the outcome of the game. The captain that wins the toss may decide to chase.
Predicted NED vs. PAK Playing XIs
Pak Playing XIs
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Netherlands Playing XIs
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Wesley Barresi, Vivian Kingma.
Although the Netherlands should be thanked for their effort in the opening ODI, the quality gap between the two teams continues to be a key differentiator. Therefore, we think Pakistan will triumph in this game and the series as a whole.