England snapped its five-match dropping streak on the males’s Cricket World Cup, as a century by Ben Stokes set the tone for a 160-run victory over the Netherlands in Pune.
- Stokes was participant of the match along with his innings of 108
- The Netherlands was all out for 179, chasing 340 for victory
- England is now seventh on the World Cup standings
The Dutch acquired off to a sluggish begin chasing 340 as England diminished them to 5-104 halfway by way of the innings earlier than they ultimately folded for 179 in 37.2 overs.
Wesley Barresi (37), Sybrand Engelbrecht (33), skipper Scott Edwards (38) and Teja Nidamanuru (41 not out) all acquired begins however the Netherlands was unable to maintain the momentum going within the face of some excellent spin bowling.
Adil Rashid claimed 3-54, whereas spin accomplice Moeen Ali bagged 3-42. Seamer David Willey chipped in with 2-19.
The win lifted England off the underside to seventh within the 10-team standings with 4 factors, above Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Dutch on internet run charge. All groups now have a match remaining.
Stokes earlier hit an 84-ball 108 for his first World Cup ton.
Dawid Malan (87) and Chris Woakes (51) smashed half-centuries as beleaguered England’s batting clicked into gear once more to amass a complete of 9-339 in 50 overs at MCA Stadium.
“I am extra happy for us to get a victory, to be trustworthy,” stated Stokes, who was named participant of the match.
“It has been a troublesome World Cup and it is good to get again on successful phrases right this moment.
“It was [a typical Pune pitch]. It was a pleasant wicket to bat on. The one factor was simply on again of a size, a little bit of tennis-ball bounce.
“I attempted to take it deep as I presumably might and money in on the finish.”
The outgoing champions, who’re chasing a top-eight end to safe a spot within the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan, raced to 1-70 for his or her highest powerplay rating within the occasion after Jos Buttler gained the toss and opted to bat.
Malan did a lot of the early injury, blasting 10 fours and two sixes and seemed set for an enormous rating earlier than being run out on account of a mix-up with Stokes, shortly after Joe Root (28) was bowled out in comical style trying a reverse scoop.
The Dutch stemmed the move of runs with wickets, eradicating Harry Brook and an out-of-form Buttler, however Stokes rode his luck after being dropped by Aryan Dutt on 41 and hit six fours and 6 sixes in a seventh-wicket stand of 129 with Woakes.
England added 124 within the final 10 overs to complete strongly.
The Netherlands dropped to tenth place however remains to be within the hunt for a Champions Trophy spot and face unbeaten India subsequent in Bengaluru.