Twitter reactions: Netherlands hold nerves to edge out UAE in Match 2 of T20 World Cup 2022

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  • Netherlands kept their nerves in a last over thriller against UAE.

  • Netherlands' bowlers put on a top-notch performance to restrict UAE to 111.

Twitter reactions: Netherlands hold nerves to edge out UAE in Match 2 of T20 World Cup 2022
Netherlands cricket team (Photo Source: Twitter)

The second match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup turned out to be a thriller as Netherlands edged past UAE by three wickets in the final over.

After opting to bat first, UAE struggled with the two-paced nature of the pitch, with Muhammad Waseem (41 off 47) top-scoring in their 111-8. Bas de Leede pitched the ball in right areas and claimed three wickets in the 19th over to finish with 3/19, while Fredrick Klaassen scalped 2 for 13.

In reply, Netherlands made a rapid start, racing to 37-1 in four overs. But they lost regular wickets thereafter.
South Africa-born Colin Ackermann lost his wicket against 16-year-old Aayan Khan – the youngest player to feature in the Men’s T20 World Cup – with score reading 71-4.

The game seemed to be moving in UAE’s favour when Junaid Siddique, in the 13th over, sent Tom Cooper and Roelof van der Merwe back to the dug out. However, a dropped catch from the UAE captain CP Rizwan proved costly from them as Tim Pringle – who got the life – went on to add 27 runs with the Dutch skipper Scott Edwards.

Pringle got out in the penultimate over but Edwards – who remained unbeaten on 16 – took his side over the finish line with Logan van Beek (4 not out).

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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