NZ vs Netherlands: In the 2nd ODI, the toss was won by the Netherland skipper and he elected to bowl first. Netherland got to a great start as they got 5 wickets for just 32 runs. NZ was in trouble until the skipper came to the rescue. The keeper made 140 runs not out in just 123 balls in which he hit 10 boundaries and 5 maximums. Allrounder Doug Bracewell helped the skipper by scoring handy 41 runs. The pick of the bowler was Logan van Beek who was on point with the ball and took 4 crucial wickets at the expense of 56 runs. By combined efforts of the NZ middle order and the heroic of Tom Latham, New Zealand scored 264 runs in 50 overs.
In the second innings, Netherland too got a shaky start as they lost 2 quick wickets for just 4 runs with Bracewell and Jamieson sharing each wicket. Netherland recovered a bit in the middle overs until Colin de Grandhome struck and they lost set player Vikramjit Singh at 31 runs after that Ish Sodhi took one more wicket of the set batsman.
After losing wickets at regular intervals Netherland was unable to recover from the damage done and ultimately lost the match by 118 runs. Man of the match was awarded to skipper Tom Latham for a brilliant century and delivering when his team needs most.
For the Netherlands, an associate nation, this series is a huge opportunity to test their skills against one of the best cricketing nations. Whereas, Kiwis would hope that young players like will young, George worker get international experience. The kiwis are without their regular skipper and star players who are busy playing the biggest league IPL. In the absence of Kane Williamson, his deputy Tom Latham will take on captain’s duty for the series whereas the Dutch will be led by bowling all-rounder Pieter Seelaar. In the first ODI, the mighty kiwi won comfortably against the dutch team with the Man of the Match awarded to will young for his brilliant century.
NZ vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI Brief Scores: New Zealand 264 for 9 (Latham 140*, van Beek 4-56, Klaassen 3-36) beat Netherlands 146 all out (de Leede 37, M Bracewell 3-13, Sodhi 2-17) by 118 runs