Cricket World Cup

Netherlands defeated South Africa

The Netherlands defeated South Africa. In the second upset of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the Netherlands beat South Africa by 38 runs to win the event for the first time.

The South African team scored 207 runs in 42.5 overs in pursuit of the Netherlands’ target of 246 runs, David Miller was outstanding by scoring 43 runs.

The Netherlands also knocked South Africa out of the T20 World Cup last year after an upset defeat.

This is the second major upset in the current World Cup before Afghanistan defeated the defending champions England in the last few days.

The match between South Africa and the Netherlands was played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala, where rain continued intermittently since morning.

South Africa won the toss of the match and chose to bowl, however, due to the weather the match was restricted to 43 overs per inning.

Netherlands innings

Batting first, the Netherlands scored 245 for 8 in the allotted overs, with captain Scott Edwards not out on 78.

Apart from this, van der Merwe scored 29 runs, Teja Neida Munro scored 20 runs and Aryan Dutt scored 23 runs.

Lungi Ngiti, Marco Johnson, and Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets each for South Africa.

South Africa’s innings

Chasing the Netherlands’ target of 246, the South African team struggled from the start, with five bowlers out for a total score of 89. Captain Bavuma scored 16, De Kock 20, Vander Dussen 4, Markram 1, and Klaasen scored 28 runs.

Apart from this, Johnson 9, David Miller 43, Quayze 22, and Rabada left the team after scoring 9 runs while Maharaj scored 40 runs.

Thanks to the excellent bowling of the Netherlands, the entire South African team was bowled out for 207 runs in 42.5 overs. On behalf of the Netherlands, Logan van Beek dismissed 3 players, while de Leda, Paul van Meekren, and van der Merwe took 2 wickets each. why

This is South Africa’s first ODI defeat against the Netherlands. It should be noted that both the teams were playing their third match in the event today, South Africa won 2 consecutive matches while the Netherlands had to face defeat.

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