After Afghanistan surprised the reigning champions England a few days earlier, the Netherlands, ranked 14th in the world, upset South Africa once more.
This World Cup is becoming into an unpredictable competition! Afghanistan surprised the reigning champions England a few days earlier, and the Netherlands, ranked 14th in the world, upset South Africa once more. Netherlands maintained their confidence in themselves in the face of a formidable opponent in South Africa, the current No. 3 ODI squad. Nevertheless, Netherlands defeated South Africa by 38 runs, demonstrating that they were unaffected by their lowly position.
Playing first in the rain-affected World Cup encounter in Dharamsala on Tuesday, Scott Edwards produced a captain’s knock to spearhead the Netherlands’ incredible comeback and get them to 245 for eight against South Africa. Rain stopped for a while, which made the air much colder in the mountains and made the game a 43-over contest. It was expected that South Africa would choose to bowl under the cloudy skies, and their group of strong bowlers, which included Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, and Lungi Ngidi, made good use of the surface.But the Netherlands scored 68 runs in the final five overs, thus their death overs bowling was woefully inadequate. At 140 for seven in the 34th over, the Netherlands were having difficulty. To get the team beyond 200 runs, Edwards (78 off 69) and Roelof van der Merwe (29 off 19) had a fun 64-run partnership off 37 balls at the close of the innings.