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T20 World Cup: UAE lose to Netherlands in thriller

- October 16, 2022

Geelong (Australia)/ Oct 16 (BPNS)

In a low scoring thriller, UAE lost to Netherlands at their opening match in T20 world cup here on Sunday. Chasing 112, Netherlands notched victory with one ball and three wickets to spare.

After C.P. Rizwan won the toss ,UAE opted to bat and scored 111 runs losing 8 wickets. Opener Mohammed Wasim scored a fiery 41 becoming the top scorer for the team. Captain C.P. Rizwan who hails from Thalassery in Kerala, could score only 1 run facing 2 balls. No UAE player except Mohammed Wasim could score above 20.

Netherlands which chased for 112, lost six wickets while scoring 76. However Captian Scott Edwards and Tim Pringle crossed the score to 100. In the last over Netherlands required 6 runs with 3 wickets in hand. The Netherlands team scored three runs in the first three balls. In the fourth ball, Scott Edwards ran two thus leveling the scores. In the fifth ball, captain Edwards ran a single thus clinching a thrilling victory for the Netherlands team.