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186/10 (44.1)
191/3 (33.4)
PAK won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Mohammad Nawaz
 
Right then. The Netherlands battled hard in the first match and lost the match narrowly. Looking at their performance, everyone thought that they go neck and neck with the visitors today, but in stark contrast, Pakistan produced a commanding performance with the ball and the hosts were not in a game at any point. We have one more match to go on Sunday, and until then, this is Pragadeesh signing off on behalf of my fellow colleague Pradeep and Anavit. Goodbye and goodnight
Babar Azam: We had a good start with the fast bowling. They have bowled very well in the first ten overs and set the tone. There was moisture on the pitch and that's the reason why I bowled first. Credit to the bowlers again. Yes we are trying different combinations and Aghar playing in his second match showed his class
Scott Edwards: At the start we knew it was hard. When you are three down inside the first ten it's always going to be hard but Leede and Tom was amazing. If Bas and Tom could've been there we would've reached a good score but they got out at the wrong time. I think the wicket plays well for finger spinners. There are a lot of positives to take and hopefully, we will get a win on Sunday
Mohammad Nawaz has been awarded the Player of the Match for his splendid spell of bowling that set up the game for Pakistan!

Mohammad Nawaz: 
It was a good game and I got it together today. (About facing Naseem) I think sometimes it's difficult because once they face 90 miles per hour, they try to go after the slower bowlers like me, it's good for me because if I land them in good areas, I end up taking their wicket. My focus it to perform for my team, whether it is with the bat or the ball, I just give 100%, whenever the team needs I perform for it as an all-rounder.
Pakistan beat the Netherlands by 7 wickets
Mohammad Rizwan 69(82) | Bas de Leede 89(120)
Haris Rauf 3-16(7.1) | Vivian Kingma 2-32(4.4)

A thoroughly dominating performance by Pakistan as they steamrolled the hosts and win the series with a game in hand. The bowlers set the tone by restricting the Netherlands to a below-par score, all thanks to fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. 

In reply, Pakistan lost the openers early but Babar and Rizwan made sure that there were no further slip-ups as they shouldered the responsibility in the middle, and that partnership eventually, turned out to be a match-defining one. Both scored a half-century but the highlight of Pakistan's innings was Agha Salman's knock as he grabbed the opportunity and smashed his maiden fifty in just 35 balls
THIS ONE GOES OUT OF THE GROUND!. Agha Salman seals it in style and Pakistan win the series 2-0 with a game in hand. A delight for Rizwan as he enjoyed the winning shot more than anyone else
33.4 Vivian Kingma to Agha Salman, IT'S ALL OVER! SIX! Salman seals the game with a maximum and he gets his maiden FIFTY in style as well. Emphatic victory for Pakistan this, they win the series with a game to go. Change of pace, back of a length on the off-stump, sat up nicely for Salman as he gets forward and PUMMELS it way over deep mid-wicket fence for a huge maximum. Big smile on Salman's face after that winning moment!
33.3 Vivian Kingma to Agha Salman, FOUR MORE! Stand and deliver stuff from Salman. On the up, Salman stands tall and slaps it well over the man at mid-off and picks up another boundary. Just 2 needed now!
33.2 Vivian Kingma to Agha Salman, length delivery on the outside off, Salman crouches and carves it well over the top of covers, lands safely and they come back for a brace. Just one hit away now!
33.1 Vivian Kingma to Agha Salman, FOUR! Salman wants to waste no time here. Full on the outside off, Salman skips down the track and hammers it wide of mid-off, runs away and picks out the ropes.
Vivian Kingma (4-0-16-2) comes back into the attack

Handy contribution from Rizwan and it's good to see that he is shouldering responsibility in the middle order. Two signature slog sweeps and Pakistan are inching closer to a series win
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175 /3 score
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cricket bat icon Mohammad Rizwan *
69 (82)
cricket bat icon Agha Salman
34 (31)
cricket ball icon Tim Pringle
0 /55
32.6 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, SIX! BAM! That looks like has cleared Vikramjit for a maximum, that's a sloppy effort from him by not getting to it and holding on. Rizwan slog sweeps, too much elevation, Vikramjit never in a good position to take it as he dives over the ropes and goes all the way for a maximum.
32.5 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, fires the full delivery on the outside off, Rizwan sweeps it past the diving short mid-wicket for a quick brace.
32.4 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, OH! Can't beat short fine-leg, Dutt dives to his left to stop it. Rizwan sweeps and finds the fielder for another dot.
32.3 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, OH! Tossed up delivery, good length into Rizwan as he lunges and mistimes the drive back to the bowler.
32.2 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! Bounces inches before the ropes for a boundary. Rizwan slog sweeps the length delivery and gets hold of it, goes almost all the way as he picks up a boundary.
32.1 Tim Pringle to Mohammad Rizwan, walks across off-stump, Pringle fires the length delivery on the outside of, Rizwan decides to defend.
Tim Pringle (8-0-43-0) comes back into the attack
Mohammad Rizwan has found his mojo back which he was missing badly. Good signs for Pakistan before the ODI World Cup. They have got almost all bases covered.