NZ beat NED by 7 wickets
Man of the Match - Will Young
49.4/50 Ovrs
38.3/50 Ovrs
Netherlands in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2022 |1st ODI |3/29/2022
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
  • Right then, that is all we have from the first ODI of this series. New Zealand go 1-0 up and will be eyeing a series win in the second ODI. Netherlands, on the other hand, need to bring their A-game on the table if they want to level the series in the next game. The second ODI starts at 6.30 am IST (1.00 am GMT) on Saturday, 2nd April. Our coverage, as you know, will start in advance. So do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers. 
  • Pieter Seelaar, the Netherlands skipper, says the spinners bowled quite well and they hanged in there and tried till the end. Adds that the wicket was nice to bat on and they feel like 260 would have been better but tells that it was quite nice to bat out there. Tells that the players were tentative but now they need to shake things off and play better at Hamilton.
  • Tom Latham, the skipper of New Zealand, says that they want to win every game and adds that boys bowled well after losing the toss and says that it is a clinical finish with the bat as well. He mentions that Blair Tickner was quite good with the ball on his debut and brought great energy and also applauds Young for this knock and its free flowing nature. Tells that though lot of guys are missing there is quite a bit of experience in the dressing room and it is an opportunity for guys to step up.
  • Will Young is the Player of the Match. Says he is over the moon to score for his country. Adds the team is run smoothly by the management and they have to worry about cricket mostly. Tells that it is about taking the opportunity when it comes. About Blair Tickner, he says they had a word early in the morning and both had a great game. Mentions that he has played ODI cricket at no. 3 so he got a chance and he knocked off.
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  • Well, Netherlands have a lot to ponder about their performance tonight. Michael Rippon and Pieter Seelaar were the only two who showed some fight with the bat while the bowlers too lacked penetration to trouble Kiwi batters. Michael Rippon was the man again who gave Netherlands something to cheer about as he knocked down Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor with his crafty spin bowling. However, it was little too late and the game was out of their reach till then. Dutch need their top-order to fire as the conditions will most probably remain batting friendly and unless the batters come to the party, it is very hard for Netherlands to get a positive result along the way.
  • New Zealand suffered an early blow in the chase as Netherlands bowlers got good swing in the initial overs. However, the moment Will Young walked out in the middle, he was at his fluent best. He kept the scoring-rate going and soon Henry Nicholls also found his touch and both of them just kept playing risk-free cricket without much fuss. Young notched up his maiden ODI century on the way as he mixed caution with aggression to a great effect while Henry Nicholls departed after a well-compiled fifty. However, the only disappointment for New Zealand fans will be that Ross Taylor could not finish off the game but overall a very fine performance from the Blackcaps.
  • A comfortable victory for the Kiwis despite a valiant effort by Michael Rippon both with the bat and ball. The victory though was always on cards, when they restricted Netherlands to 45-5 with the ball and though Netherlands managed to get to a decent score in the end, it was never going to be enough against a strong Kiwi batting lineup.
  • 38.3
    Philippe Boissevain to Will Young, FOUR! Century for Will Young! A full ball, on  off. Young comes down the track and smashes it straight down the ground for a boundary. What a superb innings this is from Young. He guided from almost the start and took his team over the line. New Zealand win by 7 wickets.
  • 38.2
    Philippe Boissevain to Will Young, Shorter and on off. Young punches it through point for a couple of runs. 
  • 38.1
    Philippe Boissevain to Tom Latham, Darted on the pads, this is flicked to deep square leg for a single.
  • END OF OVER 38 | 2 Runs & 0 Wkt | NZ 197/3
  • 37.6
    Michael Rippon to Will Young, A loopy ball, on off. Young skips down and tucks it straight to mid-wicket. New Zealand one big hit away. 
  • 37.5
    Michael Rippon to Tom Latham, Shorter and on off. Latham slaps it to covers for a single.
  • 37.4
    Michael Rippon to Tom Latham, Full and on off. Blocked out.
  • 37.3
    Michael Rippon to Tom Latham, Flatter and on off, pushed to point.
  • 37.2
    Michael Rippon to Will Young, Tossed up, on middle. Young reverse sweeps it through short third man for a single. 
  • 37.1
    Michael Rippon to Will Young, A quicker arm ball, on middle. Blocked out.
  • END OF OVER 37 | 8 Runs & 0 Wkt | NZ 195/3
  • 36.6
    Pieter Seelaar to Tom Latham, Full, slower and on middle. Latham paddles it to fine leg for a couple of runs. New Zealand are just 8 runs away.
  • 36.5
    Pieter Seelaar to Will Young, On off, pushed through covers for a single. 
  • 36.4
    Pieter Seelaar to Will Young, Fuller ball, on middle. Young skips down and lofts it high in the air and to long on where the ball drops safely. The long off fielder comes across and cuts it off. Two taken. 
  • 36.3
    Pieter Seelaar to Tom Latham, a loopy ball, on middle. Latham again comes down and pushes it uppishly but wide of mid-wicket for a single.
  • 36.2
    Pieter Seelaar to Tom Latham, Tossed up, on off. Latham skips down and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a barce. 
  • 36.1
    Pieter Seelaar to Tom Latham, Full and on off. Blocked out.