The first One Day International between Afghanistan and Netherlands took place on the 21st of January, 2022. Netherlands won the toss and decided to bowl in the Asian Town Cricket Stadium. Both the teams played earlier today and this is the summary of how the match went. The 1st ODI between Afghanistan and Netherlands was easily won by Afghanistan where they did a great job with both the bat and the ball. The early wicket and lack of runs scored by Netherlands made it unable for them to go beyond 186 runs and get the win. Afghanistan will need one more win to win the ODI series whereas Netherlands need another win, in order to still be in the run for the trophy. We’ll see who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In AFG Vs NED 1st ODI.
The opening batsmen of Afghanistan Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Usman Ghani put up a partnership of the first 13 runs until Netherlands’ bowler Vivian Kingma got Gurbaz out for 13 runs where it was clearly seen in the review system that the ball hit the stumps. Shortly after, Ghani loses his wicket to Philippe Boissevain. But the Afghanistan batting was dominated by the middle order players Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmutullah Shahidi who scored 70 and 73 runs respectfully. The rest of the batters added a total of 31 runs and the total of Afghanistan reached 222/8 in the first innings. Brandon Glover got 3 wickets of Afghanistan including that of the skipper, Shahidi.
Afghanistan bowler Musa Ahmed bowled a length ball and threw it wide at the stumps leading to the batter Yamin Ahmadzai to hit it causing Shahidullah to get a catch and gets out for 11 runs. It was a one person show for the Netherlands where their other opening batter Scott Edwards scored 68 runs, followed by the middle-order batter and the skipper of Netherlands, Pieter Seelaar with 32 runs. Netherlands got all out for 186 runs with 2 overs to spare. The Afghanistan spin bowler Rashid Khan showed his brilliance in the second innings by getting 3 wickets of Netherlands. Not far behind were Yamin Ahmadzai and Mujeeb Ur Rahman with 2 wickets each. All their stellar contributions let to the fall of wickets of Netherlands leading Afghanistan to win the 1st match of the ODI series.
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Who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In AFG Vs NED 1st ODI?
Hashmutullah Shahidi, for his wonderful innings of 73 runs, was given the title of the Man of the Match in Afghanistan vs Netherlands 1st ODI. The skipper of Afghanistan, Shahidi scored runs and made sure he took the team to score as many runs as possible, as there were the fall of early wickets and gave a massive contribution to their total innings of 222 runs in the first half of the game. It was a great show of Shahidi where he hit four 4s and two 6s with his strike rate was 77.66 in this match.
Afg vs NED, 1st ODI, Asian Town Cricket Stadium, 21 January 2022
Afghanistan: 222/8 (Rahmat Shah 70, Hashmutullah Shahidi 73, Brandon Dale Glover 3-43)
Netherlands: 186 (Scott Edwards 68, Pieter Seelar 32, Rashid Khan 3-31)
Afghanistan won by 36 runs