Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights: The Proteas have faced defeat for the first time in the World Cup 2023, and to everyone’s shock, it was the Netherlands who defeated South Africa to register their first win in the tournament. The Netherlands have defeated South Africa twice in their last two encounters, including when they faced off in the 2022 T20 World Cup. The Netherlands showed the heart and courage to give the second biggest upset of the World Cup 2023. South Africa is one of the favorites coming into the tournament, and before facing the Netherlands, they were unbeaten, but who would have thought that that unbeaten run would be broken at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala?
Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights: Playing XI During The Match
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(w/c), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee
Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights
South Africa, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first in a rain-interrupted match, due to which the overs were reduced to 43. The Netherlands came to bat first, and in front of South Africa’s bowling attack, the Dutch batters started to fall. In fact, the Netherlands were 140/7 once, but it was Dutch team captain Scott Edwards who showed resilience, and with a sublime fifty, he took the team to a defendable total of 245 runs. Scott Edwards finished as the highest run scorer from the Netherlands; he smashed 78 runs off 69 balls.
South Africa’s opening while chasing the target of 246 runs lost their openers quite early later, and batters afterwards followed them. South Africa was four wickets down for just 44 runs later. Heinrich Klassen and David Miller tried to stabilize the situation, but the Netherlands bowlers didn’t give the Proteas the chance to make a comeback, and after wiping out South Africa’s team, they registered their first victory in the tournament. They stopped South Africa at 207 runs, winning the match by 38 runs.
Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard (Batting)
|Netherlands (Batting)||South Africa (Batting)|
|Vikramjit Singh- 2 runs||Temba Bavuma- 16 runs |
|Max O’Dowd- 18 Runs||Quinton de Kock-20 Runs|
|Colin Ackermann- 12 runs||Rassie van der Dussen- 4 Run|
|Bas de Leede- 2 Runs||Aiden Markram- 1 Run|
|Sybrand Engelbrecht- 19 Runs||Heinrich Klaasen- 28 Runs|
|Teja Nidamanuru- 20 Runs||David Miller- 43 Runs|
|Scott Edwards- 78 Runs(Not Out)||Marco Jansen- 9 Runs|
|Logan van Beek- 10 Runs||Gerald Coetzee- 22 Runs|
|Roelof van der Merwe – 29 runs||Keshav Maharaj- 40 Runs|
|Aryan Dutt- 23 Runs||Kagiso Rabada- 9 Runs|
|Paul van Meekeren- DNB||Lungi Ngidi- 7 Run(Not Out)|
Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard (Bowling)
|Logan van Beek||8.5||60||3|
|Paul van Meekeren||9||40||2|
|Roelof van der Merwe||9||34||2|
|Bas de Leede||8||36||2|
Netherlands vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Highlights: Player Of The Match
The Netherlands’ skipper, Scott Edwards, was named player of the match for his unbeaten innings of 78 runs that helped the Netherlands put a respectable score on the board.
“Proud of the group. Putting in that performance and being able to play my part is nice,” Edwards, named player-of-the-match, said.When we came into the tournament we wanted to have a chance at playing semi-finals and if you want to do that you’ve got to beat teams. Obviously South Africa are probably one of the favourites the way they are playing so it is a big win for us.”Scott Edwards Post-Match
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