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Latest Match Report – Netherlands vs Zimbabwe third ODI 2022/23

Zimbabwe 235 for 3 (Ballance 64*, Madhevere 50, Ervine 44, Shariz 2-71) beat Netherlands 231 for 9 (O’Dowd 38, Ackermann 37, Williams 3-41, Raza 2-55) by seven wickets

Wessly Madhevere and Gary Ballance notched up fifties, and Sean Williams hit 43 and took a three-wicket haul as Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by seven wickets within the remaining ODI in Harare to clinch the sequence 2-1.
Opting to bat first, Netherlands began off slowly with Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd placing on a 67-run partnership for the opening wicket. As soon as quick bowler Blessing Muzarabani eliminated O’Dowd for 38, Vikramjit additionally fell quickly after, to the offspin of Sikandar Raza. Colin Ackermann and Musa Ahmed steadied the innings with a stand of 60 for the third wicket. Nevertheless, Madhevere bowled Ahmed out for 29 within the thirtieth over to set off the collapse. From 129 for two, Netherlands misplaced their subsequent 5 wickets for 63 runs.

Captain Scott Edwards’ 41-ball 34 and contributions from the decrease order lifted the guests to 231 for 9. Whereas Williams accounted for Wesley Barresi and Edwards, Raza added Teja Nidamanuru’s wicket to his bag.

In reply, Zimbabwe have been by no means in bother with Madhevere and captain Craig Ervine stitching collectively a 96-run partnership in 18 overs for the primary wicket. The stand was damaged when Shariz Ahmad had Ervine caught six runs in need of a half-century. In his subsequent over, the legspinner eliminated Madhevere too, who scored a 61-ball 50 with the assistance of seven fours.

However even earlier than Netherlands may sense a gap, Ballance and Williams added 96 to blunt their assault. Ballance top-scored for Zimbabwe with an unbeaten 64 off 72 deliveries, whereas Williams made 43 earlier than being bowled by Fred Klaassen within the thirty ninth over. Raza then smashed an unbeaten nine-ball 18 to finish the formalities with 50 balls to spare.



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