ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Netherlands clinch thrilling super over victory against West Indies

The Netherlands has emerged victorious in a nail-biting encounter against the West Indies during a crucial match of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier. The Dutch side secured their win in a thrilling super over, leaving the Windies’ hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in jeopardy.

Chasing a daunting target of 375 runs, the Dutch team displayed exceptional resilience and determination, managing to score an impressive 374 runs. This led to only the third super over in the history of One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The star of the super over was Logan van Beek from the Netherlands, who not only smashed an incredible 30 runs against Jason Holder but also took two crucial wickets to seal the victory for his side.


Earlier in the match, the West Indies posted a formidable total of 374/6 after being invited to bat first at the Takashinga Sports Club. Nicholas Pooran played a scintillating knock of an unbeaten 104 runs off just 65 balls, while Brandon King and Johnson Charles contributed valuable innings of 76 and 54 runs, respectively.

In their pursuit of the target, the Netherlands faced a challenging situation at 170/4 in the 30th over. However, they showed great determination and resilience. Teja Nidamanuru and captain Scott Edwards shared a remarkable partnership, adding 143 runs for the fifth wicket. Nidamanuru notched up a brilliant century, scoring 111 runs from just 76 deliveries, while Edwards contributed a quickfire 67 runs off 47 balls. Logan van Beek’s crucial cameo of 28 runs off 14 balls helped rescue the Dutch side.

As the match approached its climax, a tense final over ensued, with the Netherlands needing nine runs for victory. Despite being hit for a boundary on the first ball, Jason Holder displayed nerves of steel, conceding only eight runs and forcing the game into a super over.

Logan van Beek was named player of the match for his exceptional display in super over.

West Indies’ way to the World Cup has become tough after the loss against both Netherlands and Zimbabwe, who secured a spot in the super six from Group A.