Interestingly, Netherlands and Bangladesh have met against each other only once. That too in 2011 World Cup. It has been 12 years since both the teams have faced each other. These two teams have crossed paths on several occasions, creating moments of excitement and nail-biting cricket. Let’s take a closer look at their head-to-head encounters to understand the dynamics of this rivalry.
2011 World Cup: Kayes and Razzak Shine
In a league game during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh and the Netherlands faced off in a memorable clash. Abdur Razzak’s exceptional performance with the ball and Imrul Kayes’ imperious half-century were the highlights of the match.
The Netherlands didn’t manage to complete their allotted 50 overs, and they were bundled out for just 160 runs in the 47th over. Ryan Ten Doechate tried to salvage their innings with a resilient 53, but it wasn’t enough to set a competitive target.
Bangladesh, led by Imrul Kayes, showed their dominance by reaching the target with ease. After an early dismissal of Tamim Iqbal, Kayes took charge and played brilliantly. He received valuable support from Junaid Siddique, who contributed 35 runs while batting at number 3. After Kayes’ dismissal, Shahriar Nafees scored 37, and Bangladesh comfortably chased down the target of 161.
The history between the Netherlands and Bangladesh is a testament to the unpredictable and thrilling nature of cricket. As both teams continue to evolve and improve, fans can expect more exciting clashes in the future.