De Leede inspires the Netherlands to World Cup qualification – News Block

Netherlands ICCA stunning maiden ODI century from Bas de Leede lifted the Netherlands into the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup with a dramatic four-wicket victory over Scotland.

Victory looked unlikely at several points throughout the match for the Dutch, who knew they had to chase their target of 278 in just 44 overs due to Scotland’s superior net run rate.

But De Leede was a Bulawayo inspired man, combining with Saqib Zulfiqar to make 40 runs from just 11 balls to go before Logan van Beek scored the winning run to secure qualification.

Elsewhere, the United Arab Emirates ranked ninth with a thrilling one-run victory over the United States.

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Bas de Leede produced a dazzling first-rate ODI ton to send the Netherlands into the World Cup with a dramatic four-wicket win over Scotland.

De Leede starred with bat and ball, scoring a first ODI of five for before crushing 123 with the bat to bring the Netherlands home and punch their tickets to India later this year.

Having put Scotland up to bat, the Netherlands made the perfect start as Logan van Beek (1/49) struck in the first over to dismiss Matthew Cross (0).

But Scotland steadied the boat through Christopher McBride (32) and Brandon McMullen (106) before opener McBride turned in the first of De Leede’s five scalps, pulling straight into the hands of Van Beek at midwicket with George Munsey (9) dropping shortly after.

But McMullen began to take control of the innings en route to his second career century alongside Richie Berrington (64).

The pair combined for a series of over 150 runs to leave Scotland to a rude health at 201 for four when McMullen was finally caught by Scott Edwards off Ryan Klein’s bowling.

Klein then bowled to Michael Leask (1) before De Leede removed Berrington’s center stump, but Scotland rallied through an unbeaten 38 from 28 balls from Tomas Mackintosh as well as a useful strike from Chris Greaves (18) to place to the Dutch 278 in 44 overs to book their place in the World Cup.

The Netherlands started their innings quickly, with openers Max O’Dowd (20) and Vikramjit Singh (40) taking just 8.2 overs to flash their partnership 50, before Leask caught O’Dowd’s leg earlier.

Leask repeated the trick in his next over, this moment sending Singh back into the booth as Scotland began to slow down the run.

Having starred with the bat, McMullen then made his first contribution with the ball through the wicket of Wesley Barresi (11) to leave the Netherlands at 94 for three after 20 overs.

Teja Nidamanuru (10) was next to fall four overs later as Chris Greaves won his first scalp of the evening, but De Leede (123) and Scott Edwards (25) combined to rejuvenate the chasing Dutch, taking a position of 50 runs off just 40 balls before Edwards fell to Mark Watt LBW.

De Leede then opened up, going over 50 in 55 balls before hitting his century in just 84 alongside Zulfiqar (33), as the pair combined to produce a few huge final overs to top the 50 runs required from the four final overs to seal qualification. in a dazzling way.

UAE beats USA for ninth place

An unbeaten 151 from Asif Khan propelled the UAE to a narrow victory over the USA by just one run in Harare.

Asif Khan of the United Arab Emirates poses after being named Man of the Match after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Zimbabwe 2023 qualifier 9th and 10th playoff match between the USA and the Emirates United Arab Emirates at Takashinga Cricket Club on July 6, 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Asif Khan of the United Arab Emirates poses after being named Man of the Match after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Zimbabwe 2023 qualifier 9th and 10th playoff match between the USA and the Emirates United Arab Emirates at Takashinga Cricket Club on July 6, 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Khan produced an impressive strike to help his team post a tournament-high 308 of four, but amid contributions for the USA from Monank Patel (61), Aaron Jones (75) and Gajanand Singh ( 69) created a grandstand finish.

But the American tail failed to cross the line, as two wickets in the final from Sanchit Sharma sealed victory.

It was the early partnership that proved so devastating for the UAE, as Sharma (57) and Khan combined for a starting position of 107 before the former was caught and dropped by Nosthush Kenjige.

Khan was simply unstoppable for the UAE, inspiring his team’s total to the brink of 300 along with Basil Hameed (44), before reaching his limit 18 of the innings to set the US 308 to win.

The USA started their chase brightly, with Saiteja Mukkamalla hitting a quick 21 off 17 balls alongside Sushant Modani (9) as the Americans raced to 32 in the first six overs before Mukkamalla fell to Muhammad Jawadullah.

Modani followed just two balls later to leave the US 32 for two, but Patel and Jones combined to lift their side to a much healthier 144 for three before Patel was bowled by Aayan Afzal Khan for 20 overs. remaining.

A quick 69 from just 44 balls from Singh then turned the momentum of the match around with the USA needing 62 of the remaining 46 balls when Singh was eventually sent off for Junaid Siddique.

Shayan Jahangir (32) led the final chase to set up a nervous finish, with the US requiring 11 from the final to win.

But Sharma sacked both Nisarg Patel and Ali Khan in the final to ensure UAE crossed the line and sealed ninth place.

Sri Lanka and Windies round out Super Six

The Super Six comes to a close tomorrow as already-qualified Sri Lanka take on the West Indies in Harare.

The Windies have endured a torrid time so far in Zimbabwe but are hopeful of ending their campaign with what would be an impressive victory over Sri Lanka.

The Lions now know they will face the Netherlands in Sunday’s final and hope to continue their momentum with another strong performance.

scores in brief

The Netherlands beat Scotland at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo by four wickets

Scotland 277/9 in 50 overs (Brandon McMullen 106, Richie Berrington 64; Bas de Leede 5/52, Ryan Klein 2/59)

Netherlands 278/6 in 42.5 overs (Bas de Leede 123, Vikramjit Singh 40; Michael Leask 2/42, Chris Greaves 1/18)

United Arab Emirates beat USA at Takashinga Cricket Club, Harare by one run

UAE 308/4 in 50 overs (Asif Khan 151*, Aryansh Sharma 57; Ali Khan 2/61, Saurabh Netravalkar 1/42)

USA 307/9 in 50 overs (Aaron Jones 75, Gajanand Singh 69; Sanchit Sharma 3/37, Ali Naseer 2/55)

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