Netherlands 158 for 4 (Ackermann 41*, Myburgh 37, Cooper 35, Maharaj 2-27) beat South Africa 145 for 8 (Rossouw 25, Glover 3-9, Klaassen 2-20, de Leede 2-25) by 13 runs
Oh, that sinking feeling! That each one-too-familiar ‘c’ factor, which is able to reverberate – once more – for some time to return. The despondency, after being knocked out of yet one more World Cup regardless of having every little thing beneath their management…
South Africa must take care of all of that and extra after their horror run in Adelaide culminated in yet one more heartbreak, this one maybe greater than something they’ve endured in latest instances on the cricket subject.
However Netherlands, they are going to have fun lengthy and arduous after scripting a seminal second of their cricket historical past. If qualification into the Tremendous 12s was huge, victory on Sunday might be even greater, for a top-four end within the group will assure them automated qualification for the 2024 version of the T20 World Cup.
Together with Netherlands, all of Pakistan and Bangladesh would have celebrated wildly, too. For his or her match later within the afternoon – which might have been useless had South Africa gained – was became a knockout contest to resolve the second semi-finalists from Group 1, as a result of Netherlands’ win additionally meant India certified for the ultimate 4.
The person who had been standing in the way in which of Netherlands and an unlikely win was gone. What adopted was mayhem and magic in equal measure. South Africa imploded, Netherlands swelled with ardour and pleasure. It was a victory to savour for the staff in orange, bitter defeat for the boys in inexperienced.
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