The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is in full swing, and there have been some incredible games of cricket played so far. One notable moment from the early stages of the tournament came during the game between the Netherlands and New Zealand, which the Kiwis went on to win by 99 runs.
New Zealand batted first and amassed a total of 322 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, with Will Young, Tom Latham, and Rachin Ravindra all scoring half-centuries. However, the most talked-about moment of the innings came on the last ball.
Dutch bowler Bas De Leed failed to hit the deck on the last delivery of the innings and delivered a full toss, which Santner dispatched for a six. The umpire adjudged it to be a no-ball due to the height of the delivery and signaled for a free hit.
The resulting delivery, which was accepted as a legal one, was a low-full toss, and Santner repeated the reply with yet another shot over the ropes. As a result, the final delivery of the over went for 13 runs, propelling the Kiwi total to 322. Santner stars with the ball as New Zealand win by 99 runs
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Coming out to chase the target and cause an upset, the Netherlands ultimately came up well short of the mark, as they were bundled out by the team from down under for a total of 223 runs. Santner starred with the ball in his hand as he registered a 5-wicket haul, while Matt Henry scalped 3 wickets.
With the win, New Zealand have opened the tournament with two wins on the trot following their decimation of England in the curtain-raiser, as they beat the holders by 9 wickets in a high-scoring encounter. The Kiwis are slated to take on Bangladesh in their next fixture on the 13th of October, while the Netherlands take on South Africa on the 17th of October.