New Zealand beats Netherlands by 16 runs in the first T20 cricket 


Kathmandu: New Zealand has won the first T20 cricket match against Netherlands. New Zealand won by 16 runs in the match held in The Hague last night.

Chasing the target of 149 runs given by New Zealand for victory, the Netherlands were bowled out for 132 runs in 19 overs of 3 balls.

His batsman De Lidde played a half-century of 66 runs but could not win the team.

Blair Marshall Tickner of New Zealand took 4 wickets and Benjamin Vincent Sears took 3 wickets.

Before that, New Zealand, who won the toss and batted first, scored 148 runs after losing 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

His Martin Guptill scored the highest 45 runs. Logan Verjus and Sarij Ahmed from the Netherlands took 2 wickets each.

New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match T-20 series with the Netherlands. The second and decisive match will be held today.

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