As a result of his all-round performance in the Super Over, Logan van Beek helped the Netherlands stun West Indies for a famous victory in their Group A match of Men’s ODI World Cup Qualifiers on Monday at the Takashinga Sports Club.
Van Beek hit 30 runs off six balls allotted to the Netherlands after both teams made 374 in their respective 50 overs, hitting three fours and as many sixes off Jason Holder, setting a new record for most runs scored in a Super Over.
To pull off a heist for the Netherlands, he returned with the ball and took out Johnson Charles and Holder while conceding only eight runs.
As a result of this thrilling victory, the Netherlands carry two crucial points into the Super Six, while West Indies carry none, putting their chances of qualifying for the ODI World Cup in India at risk.
As Van Beek struck 30 off six balls in the Super Over, he followed up his 28 off 14 at the end of the Dutch batting innings with a class display. As West Indies lost the Super Over due to Nicholas Pooran’s absence from the field for an extended period of time, he wasn’t allowed to participate.
In the Netherlands’ chase of 375, Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd added 76 runs for the first wicket in the first 11 overs. But O’Dowd’s mistimed reverse sweep fell to the short third man.
Wesley Barresi and Bas de Leede stitched a 38-run stand to stabilise the Dutch innings in the next over. Chase also dismissed Singh, who went for a massive heave, but the ball ended up in Pooran’s hands.
In the 22nd over, Barresi failed to nudge an Akeal Hosein delivery behind the wicket, as the asking rate soared to more than nine runs per over. In the 30th over, Teja Nidamanuru and Scott Edwards joined forces to revive the innings after losing de Leede (33).
Nidamanuru unleashed a fine set of shots in the upcoming overs to take the lead in run-scoring, as Edwards fell short of taking center stage. The duo picked up the scoring rate in overs 31-40, making 88 runs.
With just 68 balls, Nidamanuru brought up his century off three consecutive fours. Edwards gave Chase a catch in the 45th over, ending a crucial 143-run stand off just 90 balls, just when the scales seemed to be shifting in favour of the Dutch. In the end, Edwards fell for 67 from 47 balls, ending a crucial 143-run stand.
Aryan Dutt and van Beek put on a 39-run eighth-wicket stand in the 46th over as Saqib Zulfiqar and Nidamanuru (111 off 76 balls) fell in quick succession.
In the 49th over, Chase scored 21 runs to bring the equation down to nine runs. Van Beek launched Netherlands off to a flying start with a four.
A quick attack from Alzarri Joseph resulted in only two runs off the next three balls, and Dutt was also bowled. Van Beek had taken two off the second last ball and only one needed to win, but he failed to clear the infield and was caught by Holder. Van Beek would have another chance to win Netherlands after Netherlands innings ended at 374/9.
Pooran’s unbeaten 104 off 65 balls, along with Brandon King’s 74, Charles’ 54, Hope’s 47 and Keemo Paul’s 46 not out, helped West Indies post 374/6.
King and Charles threw 13 boundaries in the first powerplay, as the Dutch bowlers struggled with their lines and lengths. The duo added 101 runs for the first wicket until Charles was caught lbw by Vivian Kingma. Nevertheless, King kept going from the other end and got decent support from Shamarh Brooks, bringing up his fifty in the 22nd over.
After Zulfiqar struck two times in the 27th and 29th overs, West Indies lost King and Brooks. Hope and Pooran gently guided West Indies through this period, raising the partnership’s century off just 73 balls.
Pooran took West Indies past 350 even though de Leede and van Beek each struck three quick balls in 15 balls. Keemo Paul also contributed with 46 from 25, as Pooran scored his third ODI hundred, scoring it in 63 balls, the third-fastest ODI century for West Indies.
Brief Scores: Netherlands 374/9 in 50 overs (Teja Nidamanuru 111, Scott Edwards 67, Roston Chase 3/77) tied with West Indies 374/6 in 50 overs (Nicholas Pooran 104 not out, Brandon King 76, Saqib Zulfiqar 2/43). Netherlands won the Super Over