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ENG’s 160-run victory against NED in the Champions Trophy race gives them a lift

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England secured a significant victory thanks to a century from Ben Stokes and three wicket hauls from Moeen and Rashid.

England defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs thanks to bowling victories of three wickets apiece from Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, as well as Ben Stokes’ maiden World Cup century. With the win, England is now squarely in the running for a spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy and has moved up to seventh place for the time being. In Pune, the Netherlands was reduced to 13/2 in the 340 chase against England after three-wicket stand-ins from Chris Woakes and David Willey. Earlier, in the World Cup match in Pune, England chose to bat against Netherlands and were led by a brilliant century by Ben Stokes to 339/9 in 50 overs.In the last over, Stokes hit a massive 108(84) before being removed by Logan van Beek. After England was reduced to 192-6 in 35.2 overs, he and Chris Woakes shared a vital partnership of 124 runs. In the process, Woakes also reached his fifty-seven and was removed for fifty-one (45).

Dawid Malan had given England a flying start earlier. He and Jonny Bairstow put up 48 runs for the first wicket before Bairstow was bowled out for 15(17). Malan then joined Joe Root for 85 runs for the second wicket after reaching his eighth half-century. Then, during a middle-over collapse, England lost Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Malan, and Root all at once. Malan scored 87 runs in 74 balls, and Root added 28 runs in 35 balls. Ali and Butter both scored single digits, while Rest was swiftly overrun and unable to withstand the onslaught.Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone have been benched for England, and Harry Brook and Gus Atkinson have taken their places. Conversely, the Netherlands makes one substitution when Teja Nidamanuru replaces Zulfiqar.

The England team captained by Jos Buttler will try to snap their losing streak after suffering a few of losses. Having won just one of their seven previous games, England is ranked last in the ten-team standings. Even though the reigning champions have already lost the semifinal match, they still have a lot of work ahead of them. England needs to win both of its remaining games, including the one against the Netherlands, to secure a spot in the top seven and earn qualification for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, which will be held in Pakistan.Netherlands, who have won two of the tournament’s matches, are positioned in front. They will aim to conclude the competition with a win as they are ranked one place ahead of England. The Netherlands had recently defeated Bangladesh by 87 wickets and stunned South Africa. Following their match against England, the Dutch team will play their last World Cup match against India.

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