Netherlands defeated South Africa by 38 runs during the Cricket World Cup, their second win over them in a year. South Africa, a favorite, was out for 207 while attempting to chase down 246 runs. The game was reduced to 43 overs with a first powerplay of 9 due to rain. Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe’s innings helped the Dutch to put up a decent total of 245-8 against South Africa. Edwards hit an unbeaten 78, with 69 balls needed to score his runs. South Africa made a respectable start but struggled to recover from a four-wicket loss in the 12th over. One of the biggest upsets of the World Cup got pulled off by the Dutch bowlers, who split the victory among themselves.
Netherlands creates history by pulling off a 38 runs win
ICC Men’s World Cup match between Netherlands and South Africa was played on Tuesday in Dharamshala. Netherlands pulled off the second major upset of this World Cup by defeating South Africa by 38 runs.
The Netherlands destroyed South Africa for the second time in a year
At the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, the Netherlands humiliated South Africa for the second time in a year by defeating the Proteas by 38 runs.
South Africa, one of the competition favorites, got out for 207 while attempting to chase down 246 to win. At the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in November of last year, the Dutch eliminated South Africa.
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Rain caused a significant delay in the start of the South Africa vs. Netherlands match, but Max O’Dowd, the Netherlands’ opener, appeared in good shape as the game got underway. Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen are the pacemakers for South Africa. The game was cut down to 43 overs with a first powerplay of 9 overs as Dharamshala’s skies clear.
Dutch finished with a respectable target
Netherlands finished with a manageable target thanks to captain Scott Edwards’ stunning 78-run performance. Aryan Dutt, the last batter to bat, scored some significant maximum in the final few overs to raise the total to 245/8.
South African Pacers dominated the game in the beginning
As wickets continued to fall for the Netherlands, South African pacers dominated the game. Lungi Ngidi and Gerald Coetzee struck out to Sybrand Engelbrecht and Colin Ackermann, respectively. To take control of the Netherlands batter, Kagiso Rabada secured two wickets. He first fired Vikramjit Singh before firing the in-form Bas de Leede. Under the pace attack of South Africa, Netherlands batters are having difficulty.
Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe’s innings helped the Dutch
Roelof van der Merwe stunned his nation with a late appearance as the Netherlands made a valiant 245-8 against South Africa in the World Cup on Tuesday. Captain Scott Edwards hit an unbeaten 78. The 69 balls that Edwards needed to score his runs included ten fours and a six.
When South Africa’s turn to bat came, they made a respectable start before losing four wickets quickly and struggling at 44 for four in the 12th over. The Dutch bowlers split the victory between themselves to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the World Cup, and the South Africans found it hard to recover from that point on.