An Afghanistan whitewash of the Netherlands came to an end with this victory.


As a result, Afghanistan has swept the Netherlands in the current international series.

Afghanistan defeated India by 75 runs in the third one-day international.

In the pursuit, the Netherlands was dismissed for 179 all out.

Third ODI in Doha clinched a series whitewash for Afghanistan over the Netherlands, enhancing their 2023 World Cup qualification bid.

Doha’s third one-day international against the Netherlands ended Afghanistan’s hopes of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup by completing a series whitewash. As the Afghans reached 254-5 from their 50 overs, Najibullah Zadran hammered a 59-ball 71 before the Dutch collapsed from 103-0 to 179 all out thanks to his spinners. Second-placed Afghanistan claimed their sixth win in a row with a 75-run triumph, moving them up to fifth in the 13-team 2023 World Cup Super League rankings.

The top eight nations would be automatically qualified for the global showpiece in India next year.

Each of the last two ODI World Cups has had Afghanistan participate.

Hashmatullah Shahidi’s team got off to a good start batting first for the third time in the series, with Riaz Hassan and Rahmat Shah scoring 50 and 48 runs, respectively.

In his inning, Najibullah smashed eight fours and three sixes, providing the fuel for a difficult total.

Scott Edwards and Colin Ackermann shared a 103-run opening partnership for the Netherlands.

Leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, making his ODI debut, took wickets at a rapid pace to set the stage for a series of wickets to fall for Pakistan.

For 81, Rashid Khan sacked Ackermann with little opposition from the Netherlands.

After taking two wickets in the final over, Qais, a 21-year-old T20 cricket standout, finished with 3-32.

Scores in a nutshell:

The Netherlands were bowled out for 179 in 42.4 overs against Afghanistan, who made 254-5 from 50 overs (Najibullah 71, Hassan 50). (Ackermann 81, Edwards 54; Qais 3-32)

By a margin of 75 runs, Afghanistan triumphed.

Afghanistan won the series 3-0.

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