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CWC 2023, NZ vs NED: Santner's fifer, top-order's clinical batting gifts Kiwis second win

CWC 2023, New Zealand vs Netherlands: Mitchell Santner's 36* & 5-59, Will Young's 70 and Colin Ackermann's 69 are the top performances. New Zealand beat Netherlands by 99 runs and move top of the points table.

CWC 2023, New Zealand vs Netherlands: Mitchell Santner's all-round brilliance help New Zealand beat Netherlands | Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©ICC_Twitter)
Santner's all-round brilliance help New Zealand beat Netherlands (Photo: ©ICC/Twitter)

Brief Score - New Zealand - 322/7 ( Will Young 70, Tom Latham 53, Aryan Dutt 2/62) beat Netherlands 223 all-out ( C. Ackermann 69, Santner 5/59, Henry 3/40) by 99 runs.

Player of the match - Mitchell Santner (36 off 17 & 5/59)

New Zealand took on the Netherlands in match 6 of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. This was the second game for both teams in the tournament. The Kiwis got their World Cup campaign off to a near-perfect start, whereas the Netherlands went down to Pakistan by 81 runs. The two sides have met only once in the ODI CWC, with NZ winning.

Tom Latham led NZ to continue their winning momentum with Santner’s brilliant all-round performance against the Dutch.

Talking Points from New Zealand vs Netherlands, Hyderabad

New Zealand’s top-order conundrum & Glenn Phillips's lack of runs

The black caps' top order is doing well; however, if their star batter, Kane Williamson, comes in, it will be challenging for management to decide who will get dropped. Williamson is a world-class batter who can rebuild the innings as needed. NZ batters Rachin & Will Young have proved themselves in recent times. Ravindra's current form + the bowling advantage he gives will make it difficult to drop him. Moreover, he can also open the innings, as he did in one of the warm-up matches and did well. NZ team management must make some tough decisions in the coming games.

Another concern is Glenn Phillips' lack of runs. He flourished in the past, but his recent form has become a concern for the management. He needs more runs to keep his position safe in the playing 11.

Young, Ravindra & Latham's fifties assisted NZ put on a strong total

The Netherlands won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand. The Dutch put on a decent show with the ball. The proceedings kicked off with the Netherlands bowling three consecutive maiden overs. The fact that none of the NZ batters managed to kick on to a really big score - Young’s 70 was their highest - is a credit to some encouraging bowling by the Netherlands. For the Kiwis, Deven Conway & Will Young started slow. The pair added 67 runs before Conway was dismissed. Rachin Ravindra supported Young in building a good score. Skipper Latham scored 53 runs before the innings finally concluded with Santner’s unbeaten 36 in 17 balls.

Despite fighting bravely, the Orange Army couldn’t make it to a positive finish. They battled well on occasions but couldn’t click as a unit. Colin Ackermann gave a tough fight but got dismissed on 69. On the other hand, Kiwi all-rounder Santner bowled one of his best bowling figures, picking five wickets. M. Henry, too, added 3 wickets in New Zealand's win.

The top three performances from the sixth game between New Zealand and Netherlands in CWC 2023

CWC 2023, New Zealand vs Netherlands_ Will Young scored 70 runs against Netherlands _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©Blackcaps_Twitter)
Will Young scored 70 runs against Netherlands (Photo: ©Blackcaps/Twitter)
Will Young's 70 runs helped the Black Caps post a challenging score

Will Young was the best batter for the Kiwis. A Smooth 70 runs off 80 balls from him assisted NZ to strengthen their position in their 2nd CWC game against the Dutch team. He notched his sixth ODI fifty with some really good cricketing shots. He, with other batters, gave NZ some momentum against the Dutch bowlers, who exploited the slowness of the track with an assortment of slow balls & cutters. It was Young who broke the manacles, driving pacer Ryan through mid-off.

Colin Ackermann fought bravely

After losing three wickets early in the innings, Ackermann played his part perfectly. He scored 69 runs off 73 balls before his innings ended as spinner Mitchell Santner dismissed him. For a moment, his fifty kept the Dutch in the hunt. His performance with the bat will give him some confidence moving ahead in the tournament.

CWC 2023, New Zealand vs Netherlands_ Mitchell Santner took 5-59 against Netherlands; NZ beat NED _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©ChennaiIPL_Twitter)
Santner took 5-59 against Netherlands (Photo: ©ChennaiIPL/Twitter)
Mitchell Santner's radiant all-round performance

Kiwi all-rounder Mitchell Santner struck a few dynamic blows at the end of the innings against Netherlands to score an unbeaten 36 runs off 17 balls. He pulled off the unthinkable in the World Cup as he scored 13 runs in 1 ball in the last delivery of the inning. Not only this, his bowling was another highlight of the match. He bowled brilliantly, bagging the first 5-wicket haul of 2023 CWC.

Statistical highlights from New Zealand vs Netherlands, Hyderabad, CWC 2023
  • Will Young hit his 6th ODI fifty.

  • New Zealand is only the second team to take three or more overs to get off the mark in an ODI World Cup game since 1999.

  • New Zealand scored their 6th highest total in an ODI CWC.

  • Mitchell Santner picks the first five-wicket haul of CWC 2023.

  • He became the first Kiwi Spinner to take a five-wicket haul in the World Cup.

  • The Kiwi all-rounder picked his 2nd five-wicket haul in ODI career.

  • The black caps secure a second successive win at the World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Standings

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 Standings
Points Table after NZ vs NED game
Points Table Scenario & What's Next

With a 99-run victory over the Netherlands, New Zealand currently is on the top of the points table with 4 points and a positive NRR of 1.958. England will take on Bangladesh in the next match of CWC 2023 on October 10 at HPCA, Dharamsala.

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