Pakistan and Netherlands locked horns in the 29th match of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2o22. Dutch skipper Scott Edwards won the flip of the coin and decided to bat first at a bit bouncy turf of the Perth Stadium. Shaheen Afridi managed to give the first blow to the Netherlands in the third over by scalping the wicket of senior batter Stephen MyBurgh.
Apart from this, it was a day to forget for the young Dutch all-rounder Bas de Leede who ended up on the receiving end of a nasty hit on Haris Rauf’s Bouncer. The hit came as an injury for de Leede, and he had to leave the field due to the severity of the injury.
Later, the 22-year-old was taken to medical supervision followed by some stitches on the area where the ball struck under his eye. Cut to the result of the match, Pakistan registered a victory by six wickets by chasing the target in 13.5 overs.
Apart from the action of the match, a gesture from premier Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf for the injured Bas de Leede has gone viral over social media. In the video, Haris and de Leede can be seen hugging each and the former wished a speedy recovery to the young Dutch all-rounder.
“Come back Stronger,” said Haris to de Leede.
Here’s the video:
‘You’ll come back stronger!’ 💪
— ICC (@ICC) October 30, 2022
The fans took no time in heaping their praises on the Pakistani star for his sportsmanship. They poured out their respect and love for Rauf following his sweet gesture for the young Adelaide.
Here’s how fans reacted to Haris Rauf’s gesture:
The game ends. The classy ones are remembered.
— Naeem Siddiqi (@naeemsiddiqi) October 30, 2022
♥️♥️…(I am indian)….but this is great spirit of cricket
— Kumar Satish (@KumarSa68190899) October 30, 2022
Haris bhaiya ❤️
— Abhijeet Singh Kushwah (@navodayan_abhi) October 30, 2022
— Nayab Kamran (@NayabKamran11) October 30, 2022
Great gesture from Harris👍👏
— DEBAJIT SARKAR (@Debajit79256435) October 30, 2022
— Abdul Wadood (@abdulwadood1304) October 30, 2022
Speaking of the match, the southpaw Colin Ackermann was the only highest-run scorer with an individual knock of 27 runs off 27 balls with two boundaries. Other than him, skipper Edwards was only the second batter to cross the double-digit for the Netherlands.
Shadab Khan scalped three wickets by conceding just 22 runs in his quota of four overs. Other than Shadab, Shaheen, Naseem, and Haris Rauf also scalped one wicket each. Young lad Mohammad Wasim ended up claiming 2 wickets by conceding 15 runs in three overs.
While chasing the target, the men in green crossed the line in 13.4 overs on the back of Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant steady knock of 49 runs with five boundaries. Eventually, Pakistan won the match by six wickets. Now, Pakistan will be in action in its next match against South Africa.