NZ vs NED: Mitchell Santner created history in Hyderabad, and became the first Kiwi bowler to achieve this feat in the World Cup.
The magic of Mitchell Santner was at its peak in Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. Netherlands batsmen were seen dancing fiercely on Santner's spinning balls. The Kiwi bowler spread the magic of his spin, took five wickets, and gave the New Zealand team the taste of its second ICC World Cup 2023 victory. With this, Santner has also created history in the World Cup.
Mitchell Santner has become the first bowler for New Zealand in the history of the ODI World Cup to take five wickets in a match. Before Santner, no Kiwi bowler could achieve this feat. Santner took five wickets while spending 59 runs in his 10 overs. No batsman from the opposition team could stand against Santner's spinning balls.
Mitchell Santner, who took five wickets with the ball, also made a lot of noise with the bat. Santner batted aggressively in the last overs and scored 36 runs in just 17 balls. Playing at a strike rate of 211, Santner hit three fours and two sixes, due to which the New Zealand team was successful in reaching a big total.
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New Zealand, batting first, scored 322 runs on the score board after losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. Will Young, who returned to the pavilion without opening the account in the last match, appeared in excellent form in this match and played a strong inning of 70 runs. Whereas, Rachin Ravindra contributed 51 runs. Captain Tom Latham batted in a fast-paced manner and scored 53 runs on 46 balls. Darryl Mitchell also scored 48 runs.
In response to the target of 323 runs set by the Kiwi team, the entire Netherlands team was limited to just 223 runs. Santner took five wickets, while Matt Henry also took three wickets. Earlier, New Zealand had defeated defending champion England by 9 wickets in the opening match of the tournament.