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26-Jun-2023 16:05:00 GMT
2023 ICC World Cup Qualifier

Netherlands clinch a thriller in the Super Over against West Indies

Netherlands 374 for 9 (Nidamanuru 111, Edwards 67, Chase 3-77) tied with West Indies 374 for 6 (Pooran 104*, King 76, Zulfiqar 2-43). Netherlands won the Super Over

Harare: Prior to Monday 26 June, the biggest Super Over score in the history of cricket had jointly been held by West Indies Men and West Indies Women, at 25 runs apiece.

But this time it was the West Indies who were on the receiving end of a thunderous six-ball effort, as they were beaten in the Super Over by Netherlands in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

Logan van Beek was the man to do all of the damage, hitting every single ball of the Super Over to the boundary, with three fours and three sixes setting a new all-time record of 30 runs.

It was an extraordinary effort and helped the Netherlands to a famous win over West Indies, coming after the Dutch side had produced a phenomenal run chase of 374/9 to finish the regulation overs with a tie.

That score was comfortably the highest ever scored by the Netherlands in their ODI history, but they needed another record to complete the famous win.

Jason Holder was the unfortunate bowler on the receiving end of Van Beek’s fireworks.

Holder had been the pick of the West Indies bowlers earlier in the match, going for just 59 runs from his ten overs, with comfortably the best economy rate across the team.

And the match had only been tied thanks to Holder's excellent catch off the very last ball of the Netherlands innings, with the scores already tied.

But he didn’t hit his yorkers in the Super Over, offering up two full tosses in the first two deliveries. And a confident Van Beek went 4, 6, 4, 6, 6, 4 to make history in Harare.

Riding that wave of adrenaline, it was Van Beek who took the ball for Netherlands in the Super Over too.

And although his first delivery disappeared for a maximum, two singles were followed by two wickets as he completed an exceptional individual effort on a famous day for his team.

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