Netherlands records for Biggest wins for an Associate nation in World Cups

Netherlands Squad for World Cup 2023
Netherlands Cricket Team (image: KNCB)

The Netherlands had one of their biggest wins during the match against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023.

Biggest wins for an Associate nation in World Cups

The Netherlands is scheduled to play in the 28th World Cup match against Bangladesh on October 28 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Winning the toss, the Netherlands chose to bat. Vikramjit Singh and Max Odowd opened the innings for the Netherlands while Shoriful Islam opened the bowling attack.

The openers were sent out with low figures as Max Odowd was sent out on duck by Shoriful Islam while Vikramjit was dismissed for 3 runs. Barresi scored 41 runs and helped the side to get back into competition. With the dismissal of Barresi by Mustafizur, Netherlands was down to the last seven wickets scoring 63 runs on the 14th over.

Ackermann scored 15 runs while Edwards scored 68 runs and helped the side to increase the side’s score. Bas de Leeds was sent out by Taskin Ahmed for 17 runs while Sybrand scored 35 runs and was sent out on lbw by Mahedi Hasan.

Van Beek scored 23* while other batters were sent out for low figures. Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur, and Mahedi Hasan dismissed two wickets each. By the end of 50 overs, the Netherlands scored 229 runs losing all 10 wickets.

With a target of 230, Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan opened the innings while Aryan Dutt opened the bowling attack. The openers failed to create an impression as they were sent out for 3 and 15 runs respectively. Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 35 runs and was sent out by Bas de Leede.

With the dismissal of Shanto, Shakib, and Mushifiqur for low figures by van Meekeren, Bangladesh’s middle order collapsed which led to the defeat of the side.

Mahmudullah scored 20 runs while Mahedi Hasan scored 17 runs. Paul van Meekeren dismissed four wickets while Bas de Leede scored 2 wickets. With Rahman’s 20 runs, Bangladesh scored 142 runs in the 43rd over of their innings losing all 10 wickets.

With this victory, the Netherlands joins the list of biggest wins for an Associate nation with 87 runs. Ireland beat Bangladesh in the World Cup 2004 with 74 runs and stands second while Kenya beat West Indies during the match in World Cup 1996 with 73 runs difference and stands third in the list.

Bangladesh defeated Pakistan in the World Cup 1999 with 62 runs difference and stands fourth in the list.

Biggest wins for an Associate nation in WCs

  • Net defeat Ban in 2023 (87 runs)
  • Ire defeat Ban in 2007 (74 runs)
  • Kenya defeat WI in 1996 (73 runs)
  • Ban defeat Pak in 1999 (62 runs)