Zimbabwe locked horns with the Netherlands in the recently-concluded Super 12 game of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. This was the must-win game for the Southern African side as they had a slight chance of qualifying for the semis. On the other hand, the European side was looking to a game or two before bowing out as they were already eliminated.
After winning the toss, the Red Army decided to bat first on a lively surface at the Adelaide Oval. Nothing went right for the Craig Ervine-led side as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Only Sikandar Raza (40) and Sean Williams (28) could apply themselves on the wicket. The rest of the batters failed to cross the double-digit mark. As a result, the team got all-out on 117 runs.
In reply, despite the few hiccups, the Orange Army chased down the target in 18 overs and after losing five wickets. Meanwhile, in the game’s dying moments, Zimbabwe‘s Milton Shumba had an embarrassing moment on the field. Apparently, in the 15th over, Shumba tried to stop the boundary as he came in front of the ball. On most days, he would have easily grabbed the ball and stopped the boundary.
However, this time around, the ball went through his legs and started dribbling to the boundary. The youngster tried to stop the boundary but lost his pants in the process.
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Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards expresses his happiness after the win
After losing three games in the Super 12 round, the Dutch side has managed to put together their first win of the second round. After the game, skipper Scott Edwards said “Awesome. We came here to win some games at the Super 12. Good to get the ball rolling after a rocking start. Bowlers were sensational, the top four got us pretty close to the total too. Max has been sensational for the past 4-5 years. He rocks up at big occasions.