New Zealand won the second consecutive victory in the World Cup mission. After England, the Kiwis have strengthened the top position of the table by defeating the Netherlands by a large margin.
Chasing 323 in Hyderabad on Monday (October 9), the Dutch were bowled out for 223 in 46.3 overs by Mitchell Santner. Santner picked up 5 wickets as the first bowler of the season at the cost of 59 runs in 10 overs. Besides, Matt Henry took 3 wickets at the cost of 40 runs.
Chasing a big target, the Dutch batters attacked the Kiwi bowlers from the start. Vikramjit Singh was bowled by Henry after scoring 12 runs off 20 balls. Another opener Max O'Dowd was trapped leg before with 16 off 31 balls. Bas de Liddy was caught on the boundary while hitting a six off Rachin Ravindra for the team's 67 runs. He scored 18 runs off 25 balls.
Colin Ackerman continued to fight for the team by keeping one end. However, Teja Nidamanuru could not accompany him. He was run out for 21 off 26 balls. When Ackerman also returned to Sajghar with the team's 167 runs, the Netherlands fell out of the fight. His innings stopped at 69 runs off 73 balls with 5 fours. In the end, captain Scott Edwards scored 30 off 27 balls and Sibrand Engelbrecht's 34 balls reduced the deficit to 29 runs. With this, the Dutch lost all five matches against the Kiwis.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and proved wrong the decision of the Netherlands to take the fielding at the end of the scheduled 50 overs. Despite giving maidens in the first three overs, two Kiwi openers Devon Conway and Will Young put up 67 runs on the scoreboard within 12 overs.
The Dutch got their first wicket in the 13th over. Conway was caught at wide long on as he picked up von der Marwijk. His innings stopped at 32 runs off 40 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Young, another opener, picked up a fifty. He departed in the 27th over after forming a partnership of 77 runs with Ravindra for the second wicket. His 70 came from 80 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes before being caught at mid-on by von Mikkeren. Ravindra, who scored a century in the previous match, picked up a fifty before getting out. His 51 runs came off 51 balls with 3 fours and 1 six before he fell to Marwi in the 33rd over.
After his departure, Darryl Mitchell and Tom Latham added another 53 runs for the fourth wicket. Mitchell returned with 48 runs off 46 balls but Latham picked up his fifty. 53 runs came from his bat in 46 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. In the end, the Kiwis collected 300 in a stormy innings of 36 runs from 17 balls by Mitchell Santner.
Aryan Dutt, Paul Von Meekeren and Von der Merwe took 2 wickets each against QD with the ball in hand.
Earlier, New Zealand beat England by 9 wickets in their first match. With two big wins in a row, they cemented their place at the top of the table. On the other hand, the Dutch are pointless after losing against the Black Caps after Pakistan.