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98/5 (8.1)
Belgium won by 5 wickets
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Belgium beat the Netherlands XI by five wickets with 11 balls remaining!

It wasn't a bad start for the Dutchmen with the ball. They kept it tight and picked a couple of wickets right at the outset. Things looked even as the innings approached the halfway mark. But the fifth over from skipper Sebastiaan Braat proved to be the turning point in the game. 

Aziz Muhammad smashed him for 33 runs in the fifth over and completely batter the Netherlands XI out of the game. He scored 52 runs off just 18 deliveries and took his side close to victory. The rest of it was handled by Saber Zakhil, who scored a nice little cameo of 21 runs and hit the winning runs.

Clayton Floyd was once again the pick of the bowlers, conceding just 9 runs in his spell and picking up two crucial wickets. Viv Kingma too picked up a couple of wickets at the start, but conceded 25 runs in his spell.

With this victory, Belgium have earned a couple of shots to get into the final. Netherlands XI have to play the Eliminator and win two games on the bounce now to play the final tomorrow.
8.1 Shariz Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, SIX! Finishes off in style! Floats it up outside the off-stump. Zakhil hammers it back over the long-off fence and finishes the game off with a six
Just 2 more runs required now. Shariz Ahmad will bowl the penultimate over!
8
overs
92 /5 score
0
0
6
1
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Saber Zakhil
15 (8)
cricket bat icon Waqas Raja *
1 (3)
cricket ball icon Musa Ahmad
0 /7
7.6 Musa Ahmad to Waqas Raja, floats it up outside the off-stump. Drives it aerially to Ahmad but he spills it 
7.5 Musa Ahmad to Waqas Raja, full ball outside the off-stump. Drives it straight to the fielder at covers
7.4 Musa Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, full ball outside the off-stump. Drvies it forcefully down the ground. Almost takes out his partner with that shot
7.3 Musa Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, SIX! Slightly wide and right in the slot. Zakhil throws the kitchen sink at that one and launches it over the long-on boundary. Just three more runs required to win now!
7.2 Musa Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, fuller ball outside the off-stump. Pushes it with soft hands to mid-off
7.1 Musa Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, length ball wide of the off-stump. Zakhil has a swing at it but doesn't make contact
Just when it looked like a chance for Netherlands XI to build some pressure after the wicket of Aziz Muhammad, Saber Zakhil hit one out of the park and relieved any kind of stress Belgium would have been under.
7
overs
85 /5 score
1
1
W
1
6
1
runs
cricket bat icon Saber Zakhil *
8 (4)
cricket bat icon Waqas Raja
1 (1)
cricket ball icon Shariz Ahmad
1 /10
6.6 Shariz Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, lenth ball slightly wide of the off-stump. Slaps it through the off-side for a single
6.5 Shariz Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, SIX! Gets excellent connection! Flatter delivery, but it is right in the slot. Zakhil swings for the heaves and gets it right out of the middle. Huge six over long-off
6.4 Shariz Ahmad to Waqas Raja, flighted full outside the off-stump. Drives it down to long-off for a single
Waqas Raja, RHB, walks out at no.7!
6.2 Shariz Ahmad to Aziz Mohammad, OUT! That's a huge wicket! Is there a twist in the tale! Flighted ball wide of off Aziz attempts another big on but gets the toe end of the bat. Holds out to the fielder at long-off
6.2 Shariz Ahmad to Saber Zakhil, flighted delivery wide of the off-stump. Drives it through the off-side to sweeper cover
6.1 Shariz Ahmad to Aziz Mohammad, full ball floated up on middle and leg. Drives it down to long-on for a single
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