Scott Edwards: “That was still the right decision to make. We haven’t batted first all tournament, we just were not good enough on the day. We were on 30 or so and 15  after the powerplay. We couldn’t string in the boundaries with the bat. Bowlers put their efforts in, but 90 was never enough.”
Babar Azam: “I am very happy. The team did well with the ball and bat. I think the length was crucial. They needed to bowl on a good length because there was bounce on the surface. Everyone executed well. We are used to chasing much better than this. Win always gives you confidence. We are taking the good things forward to the next game.”
Shadab Khan is the player of the match: “I think this is a true pitch. I just tried to bowl on the stumps. I bowled to these players in the last series as well as in county cricket. Our bowlers put pressure in the powerplay and I could strike and that is what is about a team game. It is a horrible feeling to go in there with one run remaining. But we could not finish the games in the last two games and today was about finishing it.”
Pitch and weather: Perth could see some early-morning rainfall on Sunday, though the weather is likely to be clear during the afternoon when the match is set to be played. The pitch at the Optus Stadium has provided plenty of pace and bounce for the quicks, and Pakistan’s fast bowlers could enjoy themselves provided they don’t repeat the mistake of bowling too full that they made against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan vs Netherlands Highlights today. 29th Match, Group 2 (D/N), Perth Stadium, Sunday 30-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Netherlands chose to bat.
Pakistan team: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan †, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Netherlands team: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c)†, Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 1
Pakistan Won: 1
Netherlands Won: 0
Pakistan T20I Rankings: 4th
Netherlands T20I Rankings: 17th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 07:00 AM GMT | 03:00 PM Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Langton Rusere
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Richard Kettleborough
Match number – T20I no. 1852