South Africa Vs Netherlands: South Africa and the Netherlands squared off in game 40 of the T20 World Cup 2022 at Adelaide Oval. In this game, South Africa choose to bowl first after winning the toss. The Proteas were then given a goal of 159 runs to win after the Netherlands team, who had batted first, had scored 158 runs for 4 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
South Africa’s team fell by 13 runs when attempting to chase down the 159-run total, managing only 145 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. The Proteas’ elimination from the T20 World Cup as a result of this loss has enhanced Bangladesh’s and Pakistan’s prospects of making it to the semifinals. Now, if Pakistan’s team defeats Bangladesh, it will receive six points and selection to the semifinals. However, if Bangladesh defeats Pakistan, it will also receive six points and move up to the top four.
India qualified for the semi-finals
India qualified for the semifinals after defeating South Africa, becoming the third team after New Zealand and England to reach the Super 4 round.
India is still in first place in Group 2 with 6 points, while South Africa is still in second place with 5 points following this loss. Bangladesh and Pakistan each have four points, and the side that wins will move on to the semifinals.
Unsatisfactory batting performance in South Africa innings
While skipper Temba Bavuma played an innings of 20 runs, Dekak, who scored 13 runs, became South Africa’s first wicket. After scoring 25 runs, Riley Rosso returned to the pavilion, and Adam Markram and David Miller played a 17-17 tie to keep the pavilion in tact. Wayne Parnell was unable to open his account and was out. Heinrich Klaasen also played a 21-run inning before getting out. Following this, Rabada stayed unbeaten on 9 runs, while Anrich remained unbeaten on 4 runs. Keshav Maharaj was dismissed after reaching 13 runs.
Netherlands’ innings, Ackermann played an unbeaten 41-run inning.
In the Netherlands’ first innings, Myberg and Max had a 58-run partnership for the first wicket before Myberg was caught behind by Markram and dismissed for 37. Additionally, Max scored 29 runs while being pursued by Keshav Maharaj. While Ackerman’s batting was equally interesting to watch, he produced an undefeated 41 off 26 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 3 fours, scoring 35 runs in 19 balls while hitting 2 sixes and 2 fours. Bass de Leed only scored one run for the group, and captain Scott Edwards was still unbeaten after scoring 12 runs in 7 balls. With two wickets, Keshav Maharaj was the most effective bowler for South Africa.
South Africa’s playing XI
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton De Kock (wk), Riley Rosso, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Henrik Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.
Netherlands playing XI
Stefan Myberg, Max Odd, Tom Cooper, Kalin Ackerman, Bass de Leed, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meeckeren, Brandon Glover.
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