After South Africa, now Netherlands captain Scott Edwards, who troubled Bangladesh, has warned other teams and told what is their next target? On Saturday he said that his team still aims to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup. Earlier, after winning the toss and batting first, Netherlands had scored 229 runs after losing all the wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh team was reduced to 142 runs in 42.2 overs. This is Bangladesh’s fifth consecutive defeat. They have two points from six matches and are almost out of the race for the semi-finals. The Netherlands have four points from their second win in six matches and have kept their hopes alive.

But that’s still our target,” captain Scott Edwards said after Netherlands’ 87-run win. We feel that we have worked hard and we are getting results. We had asked at the beginning of the tournament to give ourselves a chance to reach the semi-finals. The path to the semi-finals is difficult but still this is our goal.

“Our bowlers did a great job,” he said. “I spoke to some of our players and said that if we score more than 220 runs, we have a chance. Our bowlers did a fantastic job. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said that they should have restricted Netherlands to around 170.

Tournament ends with victory
He said, “I think we bowled really well but our fielding was not right. Considering the situation we were in, we should have restricted them to 160-170. Our batsmen disappointed us again. Now we will focus on finishing the tournament with a win.

“We are very happy to be back,” said Dutch fast bowler Paul van Meekeren, who took four for 23 and was named man of the match. He said, “This victory is special for us. We said that we want to reach the semi-finals and for this we have to win the match. We are very happy with the way we bounced back after the defeat against Australia.