Pakistan vs Netherlands World Cup 2023 Highlights & Match Summary:

Pakistan vs Netherlands World Cup 2023 Highlights, and Pakistan and the Netherlands faced off today at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in their opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Pakistan won the match by 81 runs. After winning the toss Netherlands elected to bowl first. Netherlands bowler Bas de Leede ruled the roost with 4 wickets as the Orange army skittled out Pakistan for 286 runs. For the Men in Green, Mohammad Rizwan (68) and Saud Shakeel (68) were the bright spots as they helped them restabilise the innings after losing 3 early wickets.

Pakistan Playing XI:

Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Pakistan vs Netherlands World Cup 2023 Highlights

Netherlands Playing XI:

Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(c)(wk), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.

Pakistan vs Netherlands World Cup 2023 Highlights

Here is the PAK vs NED World Cup 2023 match live score and updates, including playing XIs and match analysis:

Match Analysis:

Pakistan began their World Cup campaign on a winning note, going past a fighting Netherlands by 81 runs here on Friday. Pakistan vs Netherlands World Cup 2023 Highlights Pakistan made 286 all out in 49 overs as wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan (68 off 75 balls) and Saud Shakeel (68 off 52 balls) helmed their innings on either side of a batting collapse. Netherlands were then bowled out for 205 in 41 overs.

On a slightly tacky pitch, Netherlands pacer Bas de Leede (4/62) checked Pakistan’s batters with a good spell. De Leede then returned to make a brave 67 off 68 balls but Pakistan bowlers led by Hasan Ali and Harris Rauf, who grabbed five wickets among them, warded off Dutch challenge.

Pakistan vs Netherlands, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: FULL SCORECARD 

Pakistan Batting

Fakhar Zaman 12(15)

Imam-ul-Haq 15(19)

Babar Azam 5(18)

Mohammad Rizwan 68(75)

Saud Shakeel 68(52)

Iftikhar Ahmed 9(11)

Mohammad Nawaz 39(43)

Shadab Khan 32(34)

Hasan Ali 0(1)

Shaheen Afridi 13(12)

Haris Rauf 16(14)

Netherlands Bowling

Aryan Dutt 1/48 (10)

Logan van Beek 1/30 (6)

Colin Ackermann 2/39 (8)

Paul van Meekeren 1/40 (6)

Bas de Leede 4/62 (9)

Roelof van der Merwe 0/36 (6)

Vikramjit Singh 0/16 (2)

Saqib Zulfiqar 0/15 (2)

Netherlands Batting

Vikramjit Singh 52(67)

Max O’Dowd 5(12)

Colin Ackermann 17(21)

Bas de Leede 67(68)

Teja Nidamanuru 5(9)

Scott Edwards 0(2)

Saqib Zulfiqar 10(18)

Roelof van der Merwe 4(7)

Logan van Beek 28(28)

Aryan Dutt 1(2)

Paul van Meekeren 7(12)

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Afridi 1/37 (7)

Hasan Ali 2/33 (7)

Haris Rauf 3/43 (9)

Iftikhar Ahmed 1/16 (3)

Mohammad Nawaz 1/31 (7)

Shadab Khan 1/45 (8)

World Cup Record:

Saud Shakeel hit Pakistan’s second fastest fifty in 32 balls in the ODI World Cup after former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who hit a fifty on 31 balls in the World Cup 1992.


Bas de Leede bowled a wonderful spell to restrict Pakistan innings to 286 runs. The Netherlands pacers dominated in initial 10 overs as they clinched 3 early wickets, but then Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel played in a wonderful 120-run partnership to pull back Pakistan from a low-scoring end. Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali led Pakistan’s pace attack and Netherlands are all-out at the score of 205. Bas de Leede scored the highest 67 runs while Vikramjit Singh smashed 52 runs for Netherlands. Pakistan defeats Netherlands by 81 runs.

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