Tuesday, December 5, 2023

South Africa lost to the Netherlands again in the World Cup

The Netherlands is a scary name for South Africa. They surprised everyone by defeating South Africa in the last Twenty20 World Cup. He also said goodbye to the World Cup. This time, in their third match in the current ODI World Cup, they defeated South Africa and created an incident.

The entire cricket world witnessed another incident in the current World Cup. Two days ago, Afghanistan created an incident in the World Cup by defeating the current champion England. And today, in their third match in the World Cup, the Dutch defeated the strong South Africa by 38 runs.

South Africa lost 4 wickets for just 44 runs after going into bat against the target of 246 runs given by the Netherlands. Then David Miller, Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj tried to lift the team but failed. Proteas were able to score 207 runs after losing all wickets in 5 balls in 42 overs. And the Dutch won by 38 runs.

The game was reduced to seven overs due to a late start due to rain. As a result, both teams get a chance to play 43 overs today. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma opened for the Proteas today. But Quinton de Kock, the centurion of the previous match, returned to the court with only 36 runs. Colin Ackerman returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs off 22 balls. On his departure, the Proteas’ opening pair broke for 36 runs.

Then Bavuma was dismissed for 39 runs. He scored 16 off 31 balls before being bowled by Roelof van der Merwe. Aiden Markram, who scored a half century in the previous match, returned to the home team with 42 runs. He scored 1 run before being bowled by Paul van Meekeren.

After his departure Rasi van der Dusen returned to become Roelof van der Merwe’s second victim. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs off 7 balls. On his departure, the Proteas lost 4 wickets for 44 runs.

After losing 4 wickets for 44 runs, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller led the team. 45 runs come from this pair. But this pair was broken by Heinrich Klaasen’s departure for the team’s 89 runs. He scored 28 runs off 28 balls.

David Miller paired with Marco Jansen after the departure of Heinrich Klaasen. But Marco Jansen could not stay at the crease for long. He returned with just 9 runs off just 25 balls.

David Miller returned home with 43 runs, raising hopes of a half century. 43 off 52 balls fell victim to Logan Van Beek and returned to Sajghar.

Gerald Coetzee went back to the pavilion following David Miller’s path. He returned with 22 runs off 23 balls.

Kagiso Rabada’s 9 runs, Keshav Maharaj’s 40 runs and Lungi Ngidi’s unbeaten run only narrowed the gap towards the end after 8 wickets for 147 runs. In the end, the Proteas were able to score all 207 in the allotted 43 overs. And the Dutch left the field with a victory of 38 runs.

Earlier, Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd opened for the Netherlands today. However, this pair could not stay at the crease for long. The team was broken by only 22 runs. Bikramjit Singh, who scored 2 runs off 16 balls, fell victim to Kagiso Rabada, and the opening pair of the Netherlands was broken for just 22 runs. After the departure of Vikramjit Singh, another opener Max O’Dowd could not stay at the crease for long. He also returned to the dressing room after being victimized by Marco Jansen. He scored 18 runs off 25 balls before getting out. On his departure, the Dutch lost 2 wickets for 25 runs. After the departure of these two openers, Colin Ackerman and Bass de Lidy formed the pair. The duo tries to save the team from disaster. But this pair was broken by Bas de Liddy’s departure for 2 runs off 7 balls. He fell victim to LBW by Kagiso Rabada. On his departure, the Netherlands lost 3 wickets for 40 runs.

Colin Ackerman also returned to the dressing room with a team-high 50 runs after Bas de Liddy. He was the victim of Gerald Coetzee after scoring 12 runs off 25 balls. Sybrand Engelbrecht paired with Teja Nidamanuru after the departure of Colin Ackerman. The Dutch tried to turn around by relying on this pair. But this pair was broken when Sybrand Engelbrecht returned to Sajghar after scoring 19 runs off 37 balls. 32 runs come from this pair. Scott Edwards and Teja Nidamanuru tried to pull the Netherlands standing on the edge of the abyss after losing 5 wickets for the team’s 82 runs. But this pair could not score too many runs. The pair was broken by Teja Nidamanuru’s dismissal for the team’s 112 runs. Teja Nidamanuru, who scored 20 off 25 balls, fell to Marco Jansen. On his departure, the Dutch lost 6 wickets for the team’s 112 runs.

Scott Edwards single-handedly handled the responsibility of saving the Dutch who lost 6 wickets for 112 runs. He brought up a personal fifty today. He took 53 runs off 53 balls. He kept one end, but at the other end there was a procession of coming and going. Logan Van Beek returned to the team’s 140 runs. He scored 10 runs off 27 balls. Roelof van der Merwe, who scored 29 off 19 balls after his departure, also returned to the dressing room. Then Scott Edwards left the field after finishing the game with Aryan Dutt up to 43 overs. He remained unbeaten on 78 runs. And Aryan Dutta remains unbeaten with 23 runs off 9 balls.

October 17/NWB/ES

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