England vs Netherlands (40th match) – ICC World Cup 2023

In a highly anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter, England and the Netherlands locked horns at the iconic Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, India. The stage was set for an enthralling clash between two cricketing giants, with both teams determined to secure a victory that would boost their chances of progressing further in the tournament.

England vs Netherlands image

Toss Update: England Wins Toss and Elects to Bat

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 clash between England and the Netherlands, the toss played a significant role in determining the course of the match. England captain chose to bat first, a decision that proved to be advantageous for his team. This strategic move allowed England to set a challenging target for the Netherlands, putting the pressure on their opponents from the outset.

Batting performance of the England

Fall of Wickets

48/1 (J. Bairstow, 6.6 ov) · 133/2 (J. Root, 20.2 ov) · 139/3 (D. Malan, 21.6 ov) · 164/4 (H. Brook, 26.5 ov) · 178/5 (J. Buttler, 30.1 ov) · 192/6 (M. Ali, 35.2 ov) · 321/7 (C. Woakes, 48.4 ov) · 327/8 (D. Willey, 48.6 ov) · 334/9 (B. Stokes, 49.4 ov)

Bowling performance of the England

Aryan Dutt: 10.0 overs, 0 maidens, 67 runs, 2 wickets, economy rate of 6.70

Logan van Beek: 10.0 overs, 0 maidens, 88 runs, 2 wickets, economy rate of 8.80

Paul van Meekeren: 10.0 overs, 0 maidens, 57 runs, 1 wicket, economy rate of 5.70

Bas de Leede: 10.0 overs, 0 maidens, 74 runs, 3 wickets, economy rate of 7.40

Roelof van der Merwe: 3.0 overs, 0 maidens, 22 runs, 0 wickets, economy rate of 7.33

Colin Ackermann: 7.0 overs, 0 maidens, 31 runs, 0 wickets, economy rate of 4.43

Batting performance of the Netherlands

Fall of Wickets

12/1 (M. O’Dowd, 4.5 ov) · 13/2 (C. Ackermann, 5.4 ov) · 68/3 (W. Barresi, 17.3 ov) · 90/4 (S. Engelbrecht, 22.4 ov) · 104/5 (B. de Leede, 25.3 ov) · 163/6 (S. Edwards, 33.5 ov) · 166/7 (L. van Beek, 34.5 ov) · 167/8 (R. van der Merwe, 35.4 ov) · 174/9 (A. Dutt, 36.4 ov) · 179/10 (P. van Meekran, 37.2 ov)

Bowling performance of the England

Chris Woakes: 7.0 overs, 0 maidens, 19 runs, 1 wicket, economy rate of 2.71

David Willey: 7.0 overs, 2 maidens, 19 runs, 2 wickets, economy rate of 2.71

Gus Atkinson: 7.0 overs, 0 maidens, 41 runs, 0 wickets, economy rate of 5.86

Moeen Ali: 8.2 overs, 0 maidens, 42 runs, 3 wickets, economy rate of 5.04

Adil Rashid: 8.0 overs, 0 maidens, 54 runs, 3 wickets, economy rate of 6.75

Man of the Match

Ben Stokes was the star of England’s victory over the Netherlands, producing a batting performance that was both powerful and skillful. He scored a brilliant 108 runs from just 84 balls, including six fours and six sixes. His innings was the backbone of England’s total of 339 for 9, and it was also a masterclass in one-day cricket.

Stokes started his innings cautiously, but he soon began to accelerate, scoring runs all over the ground. He was particularly harsh on the Dutch bowlers when they pitched the ball short, and he hit a number of sixes over the midwicket boundary. He also showed great timing and placement, and he was able to rotate the strike with ease.

Stokes’ innings was not just about power, though. He also showed great skill and technique, and he was able to play a number of different shots. He was particularly adept at hitting the ball through the covers and off the back foot, and he was also able to play the cut and pull shots with great success.

Stokes’ innings was a fitting end to a fine career for England. He has been a key player for England for many years, and his performance in this match will be remembered for a long time. He is a true one-day all-rounder, and he is one of the best players in the world.

For his excellent performance with the bat, Ben Stokes was richly deserving of the Man of the Match award. He was the key to England’s victory, and his performance will be remembered for a long time.