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Rahmanullah Gurbaz for his majestic 103 off 127 balls has been adjudged the Player of the Match.
That's the end of the game and Afghanistan wraps up the series as they win this game quite comfortably by 48 runs as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead with a game to spare. They get 10 more crucial points in the Super League table. A clinical display with the ball for the Afghans.
They may not have finished things off well with the bat but they were very clinical with the ball and the field. Jack Edwards stood tall for the Dutch for the second game in a row with his 86 that kept them in the chase. But lack of support for him meant it was always a tall task for the Dutch. 34 painstaking innings from Leede and a few double figures by Seelaar and Gorlee, but they were 48 runs short as Afghanistan shows their class and mettle.
For the Afghan bowlers, Mujeeb was the pick of the bowlers with 4-32 in 9.4 overs. A couple of wickets for Malik, a wicket for Ahmadzai, and a wicket for the great Rashid Khan as he was economical in his 1-31 in 9 overs. It was enough for the win as the Afghans get the win.
Earlier in the game, it was a majestic 103 off 127 balls from Gurbaz and 54 off 80 balls from skipper Shahidi along with the experienced Rahmat Shah's 35 along with Najibullah Zadran's 20 off 19 balls and Rashid Khan's 14 off 17 balls took the score to 237-6. They couldn't get the finishing kick that was desired for them but as it turned out it was more than enough.
The Dutch bowlers came back well at the backend of the innings with Fred Klaassen leading the way with 2 for 51 in 10 overs. Kingma was economical in his figures of 42 runs in 10 overs. A wicket for Ryan Klein, Seelaar the skipper bowled 8 overs for 27 runs. Phillipe Boissevain picked up a couple of wickets for 39 runs in 8 overs as he was miserly and looked one of the best bowlers out there as he pulled things back at the backend. A wicket also for Ackermann as well. The Dutch bowlers did well, but their batters apart from Edwards could not back that up against a tremendous Afghanistan bowling attack led by Mujeeb today as the Afghans sealed the series.
So, Afghanistan wins this by 48 runs to seal the deal here at Doha. Stick around to find out who won the Player of the Match Award. This should not be a difficult choice in my opinion.
47.4 Rahman to V Kingma
W WICKET!! But this time Mujeeb gets the wicket. Kingma denies the hat-trick but can't survive on the next ball. An off-break from Mujeeb on a fuller length. The ball spins in towards the batter. Kingma goes for the slog but misses that one on the stumps. With that Afghanistan wins the match as well as the series. They beat the Netherlands in this second ODI by 48 runs.
47.3 Rahman to V Kingma
0 Hat-trick ball.. Fuller outside the off. Kingma goes for the slog and it just misses the off stump here.
c G Naib b Rahman
47.2 Rahman to F Klaassen
W WICKET!!! Mujeeb gets another one and Klaassen has to depart here without troubling the scorers. Flighted again outside the off. He goes for the big one but gets the outside edge of the bat and the ball pops up towards the point region and simple catch for Naib at Point.
47.2 Rahman to F Klaassen
WD A wide ball this time. Mujeeb slides down the leg.
c R Gurbaz b Rahman
47.1 Rahman to P Boissevain
W WICKET!! Mujeeb gets the breakthrough here. Boissevain has to depart here. Flighted delivery outside the off. He goes down the track and goes for the big one. But gets the outside edge of the bat and a simple catch for Gurbaz behind the wickets. He departs for 1 here.
Fareed Ahmad Malik
46.6 Malik to P Boissevain
1 Fuller length outside the off. He pushes that one towards the point for a single.