World Cup 2023: The Netherlands stuns South Africa and wins by 38 points – Magazine Creations

Dharamsala : Netherlands pulled off a stunning upset, beating South Africa by 38 runs in a rain-shortened match to inflict the Proteas’ first defeat in the ongoing 50-over World Cup in Dharamsala on Tuesday.

After losing their previous two games, the plucky Dutch team overcame a Division I collapse to record 245-8 in the 43-game contest.

Scott Edwards smashed the captain’s knock of 78 to rescue Holland, who were reeling at 82-5 in the 21st over but went on to post a good total.

South Africa suffered a collapse of their own as they began their chase, with Temba Bavuma’s side eventually crashing out of the tournament on 207 en route to their first defeat of the tournament.

David Miller made a quick 43 and was dismissed in the 31st minute effectively eliminating South Africa’s slim hopes of avoiding an upset.

Paul van Meekeren cleanly bowled Aiden Markram for just one. Merwe in his next over also removed Rassie van der Dussen for four runs after he was caught by Aryan Dutt. South Africa were 44/4 in 11.2 overs.

Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller, the backbone of Protea’s middle order, began rebuilding the innings and the team reached the 50-run mark in 12.5 overs.

Klaasen-Miller was approaching a fifty-run partnership when Klaasen was removed by Logan van Beek for 28. He was caught by Vikramjit Singh at good leg. The Proteins were 89/5 in 18.5 overs.

Miller along with Marko Janssen took the Proteas beyond the 100-run mark in 22.2 overs.

Mekeran dealt another blow to the Proteas by shaking Janssen’s stumps when he was on nine. The Proteans were now 109/6 in 25 overs.

Miller and Gerald Coetzee continued the innings and reduced the deficit to just over 100 runs.

Just when Miller looked threatening and Van Beek bowled him cleanly for 43 runs. Coetzee didn’t last much longer and was removed for 22 years after being caught by Scott Edwards. Pass de Lady got the wicket. The Proteas were 147/8 in 33.1 overs.

De Leede removed Kagiso Rabada for just nine which reduced South Africa to 166/9 in 35.1 overs, one wicket away from an upset.

Keshav Maharaj tried to put up a fight alongside Lungi Ngidi (7*), but Scott Edwards caught him and gave Van Beek the third wicket. Maharaj returned to the pavilion for 40 and South Africa lost the match by 38 runs. They were all out for 207 runs in 42.5 overs.

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Updated: October 17, 2023, 11:22 PM IST


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