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World Cup: Netherlands upset South Africa with 38-run win

Protease lose four wicket in quick session while chasing 246 target

by NWMNewsDesk
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Netherlands upset South Africa by winning the 15th match of the World Cup by 38 runs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday.

Earlier, South Africa’s top order collapsed as they lost four wickets on 44 while chasing a target of 246 put by the Netherlands in the rain-affected game which was reduced to 43 overs.

Skipper Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock were quick to return to the pavilion as both openers gave a start of 39 to the South African side.

David Miller remained the top scorer for the Protease as he contributed 43 off 52 balls. A late blitz from Keshav Maharaj helped South Africa cross 200 runs. He scored 40 off 37 balls.

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For the Netherlands, Logan van Beek took three wickets while Roelof van der Merwe and Paul van Meekeren took two wickets each as South Africa were all out on 207.

Batting first, Netherlands put 245 on the board against South Africa in the rain-affected game.

Dutch skipper Scott Edwards remained unbeaten on 78 off 69 balls as the team set a target of 246 on the loss of eight wickets.

The top and middle order of the Dutch side failed to score big as wickets were falling on intervals. The opening pair of Netherlands failed to give a strong start as the first wicket fell in seventh over on 24.

For South Africa, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada took two wickets each.

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