Netherlands vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Live: Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat first
Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live: Fakhar Zaman’s knock has kept Pakistan going.© AFP
Netherlands vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Live Score Updates: Fakhar Zaman has raced his 15th ODI fifty while Babar Azam is also looking solid against Netherlands in the ongoing first ODI of the three-match series at Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam on Tuesday. The partnership for the second wicket between Babar Azam and Fakhar has crossed the 70-run mark. After opting to bat first, Pakistan did not get off to an ideal start and lost Imam-ul-Haq in the sixth over of the innings. Pakistan look to get off to a winning start to create momentum in the series. Babar Azam and co will look to put their best foot forward and keep the winning results coming to enter the upcoming Asia Cup with full of confidence. All the three ODIs will be played at the same venue.
Pakistan cricket team will be in action after almost three weeks following the Test series against Sri Lanka, which ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Pakistan will take on Netherlands in a three-match ODI series, which was slated to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The series, which forms part of the ODI World Cup Super League will provide an opportunity for Pakistan to prepare for the Asia Cup as they haven’t played much white-ball cricket of late.
Their last assignment in white-ball cricket was a couple of months ago when they beat West Indies 3-0 at home. Babar Azam and Co. may not find a depleted Dutch side much of a challenge, but the aim for the visitors would be to get players into the short-format mode.
Netherlands, on the other hand, are coming off from a T20I series loss to New Zealand and a loss in the final of T20 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe. Netherlands will hope to build towards their second successive T20 World Cup despite losing a few of their key players to County Championship and the Hundred.
Here’s all you need to know about NED vs PAK 1st ODI:
When will the Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI begin?
The first ODI between Netherlands and Pakistan will begin at 2:30 PM IST on Tuesday, August 16. The toss will take place at 2 PM IST.
Where will the NED vs PAK 1st ODI match take place?
The first Netherlands vs Pakistan ODI will take place at Hazelaarweg Stadium in Rotterdam.
How to watch the first ODI between Netherlands and Pakistan live in India?
The Netherlands vs Pakistan match unfortunately will not be available on any TV channel in India. However, the match can be streamed live on the Fancode app and website.
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards(w/c), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Wesley Barresi, Vivian Kingma, Musa Ahmed, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, Arnav Jain
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Khushdil Shah, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zahid Mahmood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Abdullah Shafique