Pakistan won their opening match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 by beating the Netherlands by 81 runs. It was a close game as the Dutch team put up a strong fight.
A bowler named Haris Rauf took three wickets for Pakistan, helping to dismiss the Netherlands for a total of 205 runs. However, the Dutch team, led by Bas de Leede, who scored 67 runs and took four wickets, made things challenging for Pakistan.
Vikramjit Singh, an opener for the Dutch team, scored 52 runs and had a 70-run partnership with De Leede, which nearly caused Pakistan to lose the match.
Ultimately, Pakistan’s fast bowlers, including Rauf, Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, took six crucial wickets, securing a victory for their team. Additionally, Pakistan’s spinners, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Mohammad Nawaz, each took one wicket.