Match Details

NED vs ZIM 2nd Match, ZIM vs NED 2023

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Zimbabwe won by 1 run 🏆
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F Klaassen Logo
F Klaassen Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 1
R Klein Logo
R Klein Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
T Chatara Logo
T Chatara Jersy



T Chatara

Econ: 7.00
48th Over:
= 11
Last Over:
= 4
This Over:
= 17
NEDNED - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4353
15 Over 7670
20 Over 9789
25 Over 116117
30 Over 145153
35 Over 181175
ZIMZIM - 1st Innings
10 Over 4857
15 Over 8079
20 Over 104105
25 Over 132120
30 Over 141155
35 Over 189197
40 Over 232223
50 Over 300271


Inn 1
Inn 2
That concludes the presentation and it also wraps up our coverage of the Second ODI between Zimbabwe and the Netherlands. It was another neck-and-neck contest between both these sides and on this occasion, the result goes in favor of Zimbabwe. Join us on Saturday for an intriguing series decider between these two. For now, this is Megh Mandaliya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Saipavan Janaki and Prince Suman, alongside our scorers/analysts Ashok Dayma and Dushyant Madhukar Kumar. Cheers!
Wesley Madhevere (Player of the match): "Credit goes to the teammates, the coaches, especially the guys who know me for a very long time. Those are the guys who push me. I'm not quite sure where I love to bat. It's my responsibility to score runs for my team regardless of the position I bat at. It feels good to contribute and win a match for my country. A lot of people dream of that. Hopefully, we will win the last game.
Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe captain): "The nerves definitely haven't calmed down yet! These close games are becoming far too commonplace for us! As a result of the kind of start we had, I believed we should have reached 300. But of course, we are worried about the fielding. If we want to move forward and continue to win games, this issue needs to be resolved right away. The stage is now set for the decisive game on Saturday." 
Scott Edwards( Netherlands Captain): "We were able to tie the game thanks to the excellent bowling of our team. The batters were solid throughout, but one overturned the tide of the contest. It was similar to the other day's pitch but possibly a little lower. felt a little worn out. However, 270–280 was about average. (Back-end batting) The majority of our guys have a strategy. Since we had T20 cricket experience, identifying the gaps and boundaries was crucial. It isn't ideal because six more runs would result in a victory."
Time for the presentation ceremony...
8:17 PM IST | That will do it for the Chevrons! What a sensational victory for the hosts. The pressure was on them to script a turnaround after a narrow defeat in the series opener, and the hosts have done that magnificently. It was another close-fought encounter at the Harare, and eventually, Zimbabwe overpowered the Dutch by just 1 run to equalize the three-match series 1-1.

In pursuit of 272, openers Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd started the Dutch innings on a blistering note. The left-right stepped on the gas straightaway and gained momentum for the Netherlands in the chase. O'Dowd was the leading figure in the partnership and kept swatting boundaries frequently in the field restrictions while Singh also played well off the backfoot and kept rotating the strike. 

The 41-run opening stand was ceased by Blessing Muzarabani as the left-handed Singh walked back for 14(25) attempting a loose stroke. Tom Cooper, the next batter in, soaked in the pressure of the fallen wicket but the experienced batter was unable to rotate the strike. The deceleration also applied pressure on O'Dowd and gradually escalated the asking rate.

Tendai Chatara did generate an opportunity when Cooper was batting at 34 but the gloveman Clive Madande dropped a sitter. Following that, both the right-handers went after the spinners as the partnership between O'Dowd and Cooper kept thriving. Both the batters got to their respective half-centuries and accelerated the innings at the right juncture. 

Just when the partnership was cruising the Netherlands to an effortless victory, a quick throw from skipper Craig Ervine ran out Cooper 74(84) and closed the 125-run stand between the duo. Following Cooper’s wicket, the Zimbabwean bowlers were exceptional to keep the Dutch batters under wraps and Raza attained the massive wicket of O'Dowd 81(103), who succumbed to the dot ball pressure. 

The Netherlands must be eyeing a comeback after O’Dowd’s wicket, but Wesley Madhevere had other arrangements. The young bagged a sensational Hat-Trick in the 44th over and changed the situation completely. Madhevere achieved this feat by dismissing Colin Ackermann 28(36), the centurion of the previous match Teja Nidamanuru 0(1), and Paul van Meekeren 0(1). The Dutch could never really recover from Madhevere’s Har-trick as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and in the end, the total was a little too much for the tourists.

Earlier in the day, after winning the flip and electing to bat first, skipper Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere spearheaded the innings for the Chevrons and cruised them to 57/0 after the powerplay. Just when the Netherlands were questing a desperate breakthrough, the southpaw Ervine 39(42) attempted a reckless shot and lost his woods to Colin Ackermann. Gary Ballance walked in at number three and the left-hander tried to continue the momentum forward but the former English batter was trapped in front at 14(20) by Paul van Meekeren. 

Reeling at 120/5, Sean Williams got together with Clive Madande and resurrected the Zimbabwe innings by stitching up a spectacular 104-run partnership for the 6th wicket. The left-hander Williams was the primary figure in the partnership and stepped on the gas to exert pressure on the visitors. Williams brought up his 33rd half-century in ODI cricket and kept dictating the play at a swift rate before Shariz Ahmad once again swung the pendulum. 

Ahmad dismissed well-set Williams for 77(73), and trapped Brad Evans with another googly to attain his maiden five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. Since then, Zimbabwe kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Madande registered another half-century before he was outdone by a shorter delivery. Eventually, it was Blessing Muzarabani’s cameo of 17*(16) at the backend of the innings that helped the home side post a respectable total. Stick around for the post-match presentation!

Fred Klaassen
Tendai Chatara
What a game it is.....Zimbabwe win this game by 1 run.
49.6 T Chatara to F Klaassen
2W That's it!! With the wicket, Zimbabwe win this match by 1 run and level the series 1-1! Full toss ball on off and Klaassen strides forward and hits it to deep covers and scampers for 3rd run but Fielder throws the ball to the bowler who collects the ball and dislodges the bails before The batter takes 3rd run.
No.11 batter (Klaassen) smokes the maximum !!! 4 needed off the last ball.  
49.5 T Chatara to F Klaassen
6 SIXX!! WOW!! Fuller ball in the slot and Klaassen clears his front leg and smashes it over the long-off as the ball sails into the stands for six.
49.4 T Chatara to F Klaassen
2 Length ball on the middle stump line and Klaassen flicks it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.  
12 off 3.
49.3 T Chatara to R Klein
1 Length ball on the middle stump line and Klein works it to covers for a single.
49.2 T Chatara to R Klein
2 Length ball on middle and leg stump and Klein flicks it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
49.1 T Chatara to R Klein
4 FOUR!! Fuller ball on off and Klein looks to drive it but gets outside edge of the bat as the ball finds the gap and races away for a boundary to third man area.
Fred Klaassen
Ryan Klein
Sikandar Raza
19 required from the last over now.