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Current Match Report – Netherlands vs South Africa fortieth Match, Group 2 2022/23


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.

Mockingly, it was Johannesburg-born Roelof van der Merwe, who represented South Africa in two editions of the event [2009 and 2010], who put a dagger in South African hearts with an unbelievable catch to show the sport round.

With South Africa needing 47 off 29, van der Merwe ran almost 20 yards again, from sq. leg in direction of brief fine-leg, to dismiss David Miller off Brandon Glover. Having coated loads of floor, whereas trying straight into the solar all alongside, he put in a dive as he pulled off a blinder with the ball swerving.

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.

Full report back to observe…

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