Last match report – Netherlands vs South Africa match 15 2023/24

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Last match report – Netherlands vs South Africa match 15 2023/24 – Gudstory

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Holland 245 for 8 (Edwards 78*, Van der Merwe 29, Janssen 2-27) South Africa 207 (Miller 43, Van Beek 3-60, Van der Merwe 2-34, De Leyde 2-36, Van Meekeren 2-40), a difference of 38 points.

Scott Edwards’ unbeaten half-century performance gave the bowlers faith and they shot to the stars, demolishing South Africa’s batting line-up to give the Netherlands a historic World Cup win.
South Africa, having won their two matches in the tournament before by more than 100 points, having scored totals of 428 and 311 points, insisted in the lead-up to the match that they had moved on from the group stage defeat to the Netherlands that ended. Last year’s T20 World Cup campaign. Meanwhile, the Netherlands showed fleeting glimpses of what they might be able to achieve here with heavy but spirited defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand. This match followed the script, until Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe – who dazzled with bat and ball – ripped it apart to seal a 38-run win, the Netherlands’ first win over South Africa in an ODI.

After falling to 50 for 4 and then slumping to 140 for 7, the Netherlands piled on 105 runs off their last nine overs through Edwards, who finished with 78 not out off 69 deliveries, Van der Merwe with 29 off 19 and Aryan Dutt with 23 off 9 to set a target of 246. Which seemed highly unlikely when the South African quartet of Kagiso Rabada, Marko Janssen, Gerald Coetzee and Lungi Ngidi went about their business.

Van der Merwe then took two wickets for three runs with his first eight balls in the South African chase, with Colin Ackerman and Paul van Meekeren also picking up early wickets to leave the pre-match overwhelming favorites reeling at 44 for 4.

Quinton de Kock tried to paddle Ackerman, only to catch keeper Edwards via the glove and then the shoulder, Temba Bavuma saw his stumps clattered by Van der Merwe’s first ball, and Van Meekeren beat the defense of Eden Markram with a shorter delivery that stayed low and Rassie Van. The der Dussen reversal saw Van der Merwe sweep straight into Dutt at the back post to put the South Africans in all sorts of trouble.


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