ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated: In one of the key upsets of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, the Netherlands struck down South Africa in a very close contest held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharmshala on October 17. The Netherlands registered a win by 38 runs against South Africa in match number 15 and subsequently opened their account in the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table. This article will walk you through the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated (October 17) after South Africa vs Netherlands, Ranking, Netherland SHOCK South Africa, Highest Run Getter, Most Wickets.
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A seemingly hard pill to swallow for South Africa who were sailing smoothly on a winning momentum in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. After hunting down Australia and Sri Lanka quite easily in the first two games, no one would have thought South Africa to take this hit, but time and again a saying proves itself true, “Cricket is an unpredictable sport.”
Batting first, Netherlands notched up 245 runs in 43 overs following a short delay caused by rain in Dharmshala, which also cut short the playing time. Skipper Scott Edwards was the pick of the batters as he played a vital role in posting a defendable total with his unbeaten valiant knock of 78 runs in 69 deliveries.
Barring the Netherlands skipper, no other batter could find their feet against the South African bowlers, who looked in complete control during the first innings. None of the batters could score more than 30 runs, with the second-best score (29) coming from Roelof van der Merwe, a tailender batter.
The chase appeared quite simplified for the Proteas, who had achieved several historic feats in the past with the packed batting lineup. Moreover, the presence of players like Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and Aiden Markram among others makes it even simpler.
However, who thought that a total of 245 runs would turn out to be a herculean task for the Proteas against the Netherlands? Right from the start of the innings, South Africa didn’t look settled as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
David Miller scored 43 runs and tried to stitch a partnership with Heinrich Klaasen, however, Logan van Beek came to rescue his side with the scalp of the latter batsman. Later in the innings, Keshav Maharaj and Gerald Coetzee tried to take the contest deep, but both the batters fell eventually, leaving South Africa in lurches.
South Africa could only amass 207 runs before they were bundled out by the Netherlands in the ICC World Cup 2023 match number 15 in Dharmshala. The Dutch won by 38 runs and handed a humiliating loss to South Africa.
With the win, the Netherlands opened their ICC World Cup 2023 account. The Netherlands is currently placed in the penultimate position with two points from three games. Below is the complete detail of the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated (October 17) after South Africa vs Netherlands, Ranking, Netherland SHOCK South Africa, Highest Run Getter, Most Wickets.
ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated after South Africa vs Netherlands
Highest Run Getter List ICC World Cup 2023
|2||Devon Conway||New Zealand||229||3||114.50|
|3||Quinton de Kock||South Africa||229||3||76.33|
|5||Kusal Mendis||Sri Lanka||207||3||69.00|
|7||Rachin Ravindra||New Zealand||183||3||91.50|
|9||Aiden Markram||South Africa||163||3||54.33|
Most Wickets List ICC World Cup 2023
|1||Matt Henry||New Zealand||8||0||146|
|2||Mitch Santner||New Zealand||8||0||127|
|4||Bas de Leede||Netherlands||7||0||162|
|6||Dilshan Madushanka||Sri Lanka||7||0||184|
|7||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||7||0||139|
|8||Marco Jansen||South Africa||6||0||173|
|9||Paul van Meekeren||Netherlands||5||0||139|
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