Saud Shakeel showed his wares with a quick half-century, Netherlands vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup, Hyderabad, October 6, 2023

Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan also formed a vital partnership that added valuable runs to Pakistan's total. The lower-order contributions, coupled with a few vital blows from Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, propelled Pakistan's score beyond the 285-run mark.

Pakistan's Bowling Brilliance

With a competitive total on the board, Pakistan's bowlers took to the field with renewed confidence. Hasan Ali provided the early breakthrough by dismissing the dangerous Max O'Dowd. 

Bas de Leede continued to display resilience with the bat. Fresh from his bowling exploits, de Leede formed a promising partnership with Vikramjit Singh. Their determined batting hinted at the possibility of an improbable Dutch victory. 

However, Pakistan's trump card, Shadab Khan intervened to lure Vikramjit Singh into a mistimed shot that resulted in a crucial catch at deep mid-wicket.

Pakistan's pace sensation, Haris Rauf, then proved to be the trump card in Pakistan's bowling arsenal. Rauf's fiery second spell wreaked havoc in the Netherlands' batting lineup. 

He delivered a stunning double blow in a single over, accounting for Teja Nidamanuru and Scott Edwards. Nidamanuru fell prey to Rauf's relentless short-ball strategy, while Edwards was left baffled by the sheer pace and swing of Rauf, resulting in an LBW dismissal.

Ultimately, Pakistan's relentless bowling attack proved too much for the Netherlands. Mohammad Nawaz delivered a crucial delivery that dismissed the well-set Bas de Leede. Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali wrapped up the Dutch tail, sealing Pakistan's commanding 81-run victory.

In a sensational contest filled with twists and turns, Pakistan emerged triumphant with a convincing 81-run win over the Netherlands in Hyderabad.

Pakistan's lower-order heroics, combined with their lethal bowling prowess, propelled them to victory, setting the stage for more exhilarating encounters in the ICC World Cup 2023. Cricket enthusiasts can't wait to witness the drama and excitement that this tournament promises to deliver.