Another upset occurred in the ICC World Cup 2023 as the Netherlands beat South Africa. The 38-run victory of the Netherlands against the in-form South Africa caused the second update of the tournament after Afghanistan beat defending champions England. Both underdogs, the Netherlands, and Afghanistan registered their first-ever World Cup wins this year. In Dharmshala, the cricket fans saw what never had happened in history. Everyone was shocked when South Africa failed to score the target of 246 in 43 overs. If you have missed the live action between South Africa and the Netherlands, this article will give you all the insights of yesterday’s match. Shift to the below-placed sections. Swipe down.
The Netherlands’ win over South Africa has been termed another major upset, thanks to skipper Scott Edwards’s sublime inning that helped the Men in Orange to put 245 runs on the scoreboard. At one time during the first inning, the Dutch side was at 140/7 but Scott Edwards hammered the South African pacers to take the total of the team to 245/8 in 43 overs. Wicket-keeper batsman Scott Edwards stroked 78 runs on 69 balls comprised of 10 fours and 1 six. He played at a strike rate of 113.04. A special mention to Aryan Dutt, a tailender, who hit 3 maximums and scored 23 runs on just 9 balls. Notably, Dutt’s quickfire became the margin of The Netherlands’ win over South Africa.
For South Africa, the pace trio comprised of Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, and Marco Jansen, picked 2 wickets each while Keshav Maharaj and Coetzee both bagged 1 wicket. Talking about South Africa’s batting, skipper Temba Bavuma once again failed to play a long inning he scored only 16 runs, and attacking batsman Quinton de Kock also failed to blast this time. He scored 20 runs off 22 balls. Aiden Markram who played a big role in South Africa’s blistering campaign this year, got out at 1. Rassie Van der Dussen also went for 4. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen fought a little bit, they scored 43 and 28 respectively.
The tailenders, Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj also showed courage to win the match. They scored 22 and 40 runs respectively but still, South Africa fell short and lost by 38 runs against the underdogs. For the Netherlands, Logan Van Beek was the most successful bowler in the historic win, he picked 3 wickets, while Paul Meekeren, Roelof Merwe, and Bas Leede got 2 wickets each. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.