ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: What a World Cup this has been. Full of twists and turns. Netherlands eliminating South Africa. November 6, Sunday, Match no. 40, South Africa vs Netherlands, Super 12 Group 2. Amazing and unbelievable performance from the Netherlands that took Proteus to their knees. The Netherlands beat South Africa by 13 runs in a must-win for South Africa. A huge upset for Proteas as they were one of the favorites for this edition of the tournament.
With this win, the Netherlands automatically qualified for the next T20 World Cup. Now one of Pakistan and Bangladesh have a definite chance to enter the semi-finals. South Africa is now almost out. South Africa has suffered a knockout blow to make it to the semi-finals. Now a virtual knockout between Pakistan and Bangladesh will decide the last semi-finalist.
This is the Netherlands’ first win over South Africa in any format and with this win, the Netherlands now have given themselves a great chance of qualifying for the next World Cup – the top four teams in both Super 12 groups qualifying directly. What a day for the Dutch and what makes the cricketing world happy when smaller teams perform well on the big stage
NED upsets South Africa in a Knock-out
In a must-win match for South Africa, they won the toss and invited the Netherlands to bat first. The Netherlands got a slow but steady start and lost the first opener Myburgh on the 9th over at 58 runs. Ackermann and Tom Cooper’s aggressive batting, in which they scored 41 runs in 26 balls and 35 runs in 19 balls, respectively, sped up the run rate and put forward the target of 159 runs in front of South Africa.
Chasing 159, South Africa initially lost some quick wickets in the form of QDK and Temba Bavuma, and South Africa was 39 for 2 down. Rilee Rossouw looked good but Fred Klaassen took him down. After that, none of the South African batsmen could last long and the Netherlands strengthened their hand toward victory. The equation of the final over was that SA needed 26 runs from the last 6 balls but Bass de Leede held it tight and the Netherlands won the first match against South Africa and so on such a big stage.
India Qualified for Semi-finals
with this win of the NED over SA, India has qualified Automatically for the semi-finals of the t20 World Cup 2022. Now the second Qualifier from the Group 2 will be the winner of Pakistan vs Bangladesh match.
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