In an upset, Netherlands knock South Africa out of T20 WC

Sunday, 6 November 2022 (15:20 IST)
Adelaide: The Netherlands have pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and sent South Africa out of the tournament with an impressive 13-run victory here at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

India are buoyed by Netherlands heroics, as Rohit Sharma's side are automatically through to the final four as a result of the upset victory.

There were heroes all round for the Netherlands, as they successfully defended their decent total of 158/4 by restricting the Proteas to just 145/8 in reply.

Inexperienced seamer Brandon Glover (3/9) was superb with the ball, while 37-year-old veteran Roelof van der Merwe pulled in a contender for catch of the tournament to dismiss the dangerous David Miller.

Bas de Leede (2/25) also bowled well and it was the all-rounder that was entrusted to bowl the final over, with South Africa unable to score the 26 required from the last six deliveries to clinch victory.

Earlier, Keshav Maharaj (2/27) and Anrich Nortje (1/10) were in good touch with the ball, but some late hitting from Colin Ackermann (41 from just 26 deliveries) gave the Proteas a decent 159/4 to try and chase down.

And that total proved too much, with no South Africa batters able to make it past 25 in reply as the Netherlands pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the T20 World Cup.(UNI)

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