Paul van Meekeren thanks Daryl Mitchell for not hitting him

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A hilarious moment occurred during the game between New Zealand and the Netherlands yesterday.

It was between Paul van Meekeren and Daryl Mitchell and it happened during the 39th over.

Apparently, Mitchell hit van Meekeren’s second ball straight down the ground and the latter moved aside just in time as the ball went crashing into the stumps.

The incident left van Meekeren quite shell-shocked but eventually, he thanked Mitchell for not hitting him by joining his hands together.

Afterward, in his next over, van Meekeren dismissed Mitchell for 48 as he rattled the latter’s stumps.

With Daryl Mitchell’s dismissal, Mitchell Santner decided to go ballistic on the Netherlands and ended the innings with 36* from 17 deliveries allowing New Zealand to post a target of 322/7 in 50 overs.

The Netherlands got a humongous target of 323 runs to chase down in 50 overs.

Netherlands fail to capitalize on their start as they lose out by 99 runs

However, in the second innings, the Dutch failed to make a good start as they found themselves tottering at 67/3 in 16.4 overs.

New Zealand made easy work of the Netherlands as they kept picking at their wickets continuously.

Meanwhile, Santner once again came into action for his side with the ball this time, as he dismissed 5 Dutch batters.

Furthermore, Colin Ackerman was the lone fighter for the Netherlands but didn’t get enough support from his other teammates.

Additionally, Santner also received the Player of the Match award for his brilliant performance.

The Dutch were wrapped up at 223 by the Kiwis and lost the game by 99 runs in the end.

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