(On what they could have done different) I think we could have taken some more wickets early on, that would have put them under more pressure. (On the score and the numbers discussed) I think 250 is a challenging score on this wicket. I think it is a case of being selective. If the ball is in your area, you hit it away or you try to rotate strike. I think losing so many wickets so early – it is basically a carbon copy from the last game. If we had more wickets in hand, we could have scored 250 or more. Disappointed to lose so many wickets at the start. (On Ali) He should be okay. Quite a few of the guys have a bug right now. Our captain has been out for the last two games. Not much you can do about that. (On how he plans to keep the morale high) In cricket, you win some, you lose some. It is just about going back and coming back hard next game.
I think the way our bowlers came back after the last game was sensational. (On the toss) It is nice (to win it) because there is a bit (of help) early. After the first 10-15 overs, it flattens out. If you get by that period, you can still score quite a few runs. I think a lot of these guys have played games early in the morning. It is about being wary in the first few overs. You just got to find a way and then hopefully put up a big score. (On the conversations that happened during the run-chase) When we are out there, we are having conversations about how to get to the total. For all of us, it is about being busy and keeping things ticking.
Scott Edwards is the Player of the Match:
(On his innings) Happy to get the win. Nice to fight back and get the first win on the board. When you get yourself in, especially in a low chase, someone has to try to be there at the end. I was just trying to be busy, hit the gaps and run hard. A few games under the belt helps, pretty comfortable with what my game is. When I get in, I try to hold the innings. (On separating captaincy, keeping and batting) Sometimes, when we get hit around the park, it gets difficult. When I am batting, I am batting. When I am keeping, I am keeping.
Netherlands vs United States of America Highlights today, Thursday 22-6-2023. 10th Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Takashinga Sports Club, Highfield, Harare.
Toss: Netherlands chose to field.
Netherlands team: Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Aaron Jones (c), Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir †, Nisarg Patel, Nosthush Kenjige, Jessy Singh, Ali Khan, Saurabh Netravalkar.
United States of America team: Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (c)†, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
Netherlands Won: 0
United States of America Won: 0
Netherlands ODI Rankings: 17th
United States of America ODI Rankings: 15th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
United States of America LLWWW
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Roly Black
TV Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match Referee – Graeme Labrooy
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – ODI no. 4594