WATCH: Joe Root’s bizarre dismissal vs Netherlands in ODI World Cup 2023

Former England skipper Joe Root falls to an ungainly dismissal to Dutch bowler Logan Van Beek in Pune on Wednesday during the ENG vs NED ODI World Cup 2023 game

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Former English skipper Joe Root came into the ODI World Cup 2023 as the defending champion. By the end of the tournament, the outgoing World Cup winners are fighting to stay in contention for a place in the 2025 Champions Trophy.

The MCA Stadium in Pune saw England and the Netherlands lock horns in the 40th game of the ODI World Cup 2023. It was a match between the 9th placed team the Netherlands versus England who were rock bottom in the points table.

Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to bat first on a cloudy day in Pune. Gus Atkinson and Harry Brook came in for Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone. The Dutch meanwhile made just one change as Teja Nidamanuru came in for Zulfiqar for their penultimate game.

Joe Root nutmegs himself to get bowled between his legs –

32-year-old Joe Root’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament has been filled with disappointment. On Wednesday the former English skipper had himself to blame as he got out owing to his own mistake.

Logan Van Beek was bowling the 2nd ball of the 21st over to Joe Root who was batting on 28. Root, tried to play his now in-famous reverse scoop to a ball that was bowled at 132 KPH. The English batter though failed to make proper connection and lost the line of the ball as it hit the stumps between his legs.

The Netherlands celebrated their second wicket of the day as Joe Root looked down in disgust before walking back to the hut. The wicket was a fair reflection of the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament England have had so far. 

Winning the toss, England raced to 48 runs in just seven overs thanks to Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow. The right-handed Bairstow was the first to go when he was out for 17 caught by Paul Van Meekeren off Aryan Dutt.

Joe Root and Dawid Malan then added 85 runs for the 2nd wicket before Root fell for 28. The third wicket fell when Dawid Malan was run out for 87 runs thanks to some confusion with Ben Stokes. Malan had scored his runs off 74 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes.

Bas De Leede then got the wicket of Harry Brook for 11 before Paul Van Meekeren dismissed Jos Buttler for 5 to leave England 178/5 in the 31st over.

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