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World Cup 2023: The 19th match of the 2023 World Cup is being played between Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Batting first, Netherlands scored 262 runs in 49.4 overs. The team had lost 6 wickets for 91 runs, after which two batsmen showed enthusiasm and took the score beyond 260. No. 7 batsman Sybrand Engelbrecht and no. 8 player Logan Van Beek took the team out of trouble. The duo added 130 runs for the seventh wicket and broke a 40-year-old record in the ODI World Cup. Netherlands surprised everyone by defeating South Africa in their last match.

The highest partnership for the seventh wicket or below in an ODI World Cup occurred in the 1983 World Cup. Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani had added 126 runs against Zimbabwe. After that, now after 40 years in 2023, the Netherlands pair has broken this record. Hardly anyone would have thought that this record would be broken by an allied nation pair. The pair of Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan Van Beek added 130 runs for the eighth wicket. Dhoni and Jadeja are also included in this list. Dhoni was also left behind.

Big partnerships for 7th or below wicket in ODI World Cup

  • 130- Sibrand Engelbrecht, Logan Van Beek (Netherlands), 2023
  • 126 not out- Kapil Dev, Syed Kirmani (India), 1983
  • 117- Iain Butchart, Dave Houghton (Zimbabwe), 1987
  • 116- MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (India), 2019

Sybrandt also overtook MS Dhoni and became the first Dutch player to score more than fifty by two players playing at number one. 7 or less in ODI World Cup. Earlier, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja had made this record against New Zealand in 2019. Earlier in 2015, UAE’s Amjad Javed and Nasir Aziz had done this. In 1999, South Africa’s Shaun Pollock and Lance Klusener did the same. In this match, Netherlands’ Sybrand scored 70 runs at number 7 and Van Beek scored 59 runs. Dhoni had scored 50 runs against New Zealand in the last World Cup. 7.