- Pakistan scored 314-6 in the first one-day international against the Netherlands.
- Opener Fakhar Zaman scores 109, which was his seventh ODI century.
- Captain Babar Azam scored 74 but was caught when he mistimed a shot.
PAK vs NED: Pakistan got off to a slow start, but by the end of the first one-day international against the Netherlands on Tuesday in Rotterdam, they had a strong 314-6 score.
Left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman scored 109, which was his seventh ODI century. Captain Babar Azam scored 74, but was caught when he mistimed a delivery from Dutch fast bowler Logan van Beek.
In the first game of a three-game series, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat on a hot and muggy day at the VOC cricket ground outside the Dutch harbour city.
Pakistan’s batting was held back at first by the home team’s bowlers. Danger man Imam-ul-Haq was the first Pakistani batsman to be out. He was run out by fast bowler Vivian Kingma in the sixth over after taking 19 balls to score two.
But Zaman and Azam eventually let loose and put together a score of 168 runs off 170 balls before Azam was caught by Tom Cooper at mid-off when he mistimed a shot.
Zaman was out of the game after two overs, when Dutch captain and wicketkeeper Scott Edwards ran him out with a brilliant throw from deep mid-wicket by Bas de Leede.
Pakistan looked like they were going to get a higher score, but the Dutch bowlers did a good job of keeping them down on a slow pitch. The young spin bowlers Aryan Dutt and Tim Pringle caused problems with their bowling.
The Dutch did not do well in the field, though, and dropped a few catches. Kingma’s fumble of a high ball gave Zaman a chance to stay in the game when he was on 43.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against Netherland
Pakistan won the throw and chose for bat first in. first ODI…