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ENG vs NED: Netherlands game was all about stopping the rot for England, says Nasser Hussain

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ENG vs NED: Netherlands game was all about stopping the rot for England, says Nasser Hussain


Nasser Hussain feels that the Netherlands game was all about stopping the rot for England after they won the match in Pune.

England faced off against the Netherlands in a crucial ICC Cricket World Cup match held in Pune. The match was of significant importance to both teams, as they were struggling at the bottom of the table. England, the defending champions, had only managed one win in their seven matches played so far, while the Dutch had two victories under their belt.

ENG vs NED Scorecard | Points Table |

England won the toss and elected to bat first, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter. The English team put on a stellar performance, with Ben Stokes leading the charge by scoring a remarkable 108 runs from just 84 balls. This was Stokes’ first-ever World Cup century, a feat that significantly contributed to England’s total score. Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes also made notable contributions, each scoring over fifty runs.

The Dutch team, despite their best efforts, could not match England’s prowess on the field. Their bowling attack, which had previously posed a threat to other teams with multiple bowlers bagging double-digit wicket hauls in the tournament, failed to make a significant impact. England’s Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid each took three wickets, further crippling the Netherlands’ batting lineup.

In the end, England secured a commanding victory over the Netherlands by a margin of 160 runs. This win ended England’s five-match losing streak and kept their hopes alive for qualification in the Champions Trophy.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hussain said that it was a good performance but England still had areas to improve. The former cricketer said that the match in Pune was not about putting the perfect performance as England need the win and lifting their net run-rate which would be an important factor for Champions Trophy qualification.

“Good. Though there’s still some areas to improve on.”

“But today was not about putting in the perfect performance. It was about stopping the rot, getting the points on the board and lifting the net run-rate – because that could be an important factor [for Champions Trophy qualification] going into that last game,” said Hussain.

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Nov 8, 2023

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