The Netherlands crew scripted historical past as they precipitated one of many greatest upsets within the cricket World Cup historical past. Within the ongoing World Cup conflict, they defeated South Africa by 38 runs on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala on Tuesday. It was their skipper Scott Edwards who starred with the bat after scoring a superb half-century whereas their bowlers additionally put up a strong efficiency.
South African crew requested the Netherlands to bat first in Dharamsala on Tuesday. In a rain-hit sport, the Proteas’ bowlers put up strain on the Netherlands facet by lowering them to 140/7 within the thirty fourth over. Nevertheless, skipper Scott Edwards performed a superb knock of 78 off 69 balls, powering his crew to a combating whole of 245/8. He additionally constructed a stand of 64 runs off simply 37 balls with former SA star Roelof van der Merwe. Aryan Dutt additionally smashed three big sixes and contributed to his crew’s whole.
For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada scalped two wickets whereas Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee picked a wicket every because the Netherlands have been 4 down with 50 on the board. Sybrand Engelbrecht and Teja Nidamanuru then tried to revive the Netherlands’ innings by placing collectively 32 runs earlier than Rabada supplied South Africa with one other breakthrough. For the reason that rain performed spoilsport, the sport was lowered to a 43-over-per-side contest.
South Africa began on properly as they acquired a flying begin to the chase with skipper Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock constructing a gentle stand. However then they saved dropping wickets from 36/0 to 44/4 between the eighth and twelfth overs. It was David Miller who did attempt to revive the innings however failed as he departed after scoring 43 runs. Aside from Miller, no different batter stood there within the center to face the bowling assault of the Netherlands. In consequence, they acquired all out for simply 207 runs.
Logan van Beek took three wickets whereas the likes of Meekeren, van der Merwe, and Bas de Lede ended up choosing two wickets every and Ackermann picked up one wicket for the Netherlands.