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Netherlands Thump Nepal by 6 Wickets in Dominant T20 World Cup Opener

June 5, 2024
Netherlands Thump Nepal by 6 Wickets

The Netherlands kicked off their ICC T20 World Cup campaign in style, defeating Nepal by a convincing 6-wicket margin in a Group D encounter at the Grand Prairie Stadium.

Nepal, returning to the World Cup after a decade-long absence, were restricted to a modest 106 runs in their allotted 19.2 overs. Opener Rohit Paudel top-scored with a fighting 35 runs, but the lack of significant partnerships hurt their chances. Dutch bowler Logan van Beek was the wrecker-in-chief, claiming a crucial three wickets.

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In reply, the Netherlands chased down the target with 8 balls to spare, showcasing their batting prowess. Max O’Dowd anchored the innings with a well-compiled 54 runs, while others chipped in with valuable contributions. Nepal’s bowlers tried their best, but they were unable to contain a clinical Dutch batting display.

This victory gives the Netherlands a strong start in Group D, while Nepal will look to bounce back in their upcoming matches.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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