T20 WC: Netherlands defeated Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by five wickets for their first win of the ongoing T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Sikandar Raza, who top-scored with an aggressive 40 from 24 balls, and Sean Williams (28 from 23) steadied with an innings-high 48-run partnership. But the pair were the only Zimbabweans to reach double figures.

After Williams’ dismissal, another clump of wickets soon fell as Zimbabwe lost its last seven wickets for 49 runs.

In reply, the Netherlands scored 120-5 with 12 balls remaining. Max O’Dowd top-scored with 52 runs.

Zimababwe is virtually out of the tournament after Wednesday’s loss. Netherland was already out of the tournament.

Brief Scores:

Zimbabwe: 117 all out in 19.2 overs (Sikandar Raza 40; Paul van Meekeren 3/29).

Netherlands: 120 for 5 in 18 overs (Max O’Dowd 52; Blessing Muzarabani 2/23, Richard Ngarava 2/18).


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