T20 World Cup 2022 Upset; South Africa out as beaten by Netherlands in a thrilling match

With a surprising 13-run victory in Adelaide, Netherlands knocks South Africa out of the T20 World Cup 2022.

(Infosette News) Melbourne, Australia: The Netherlands eliminated South Africa from the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday in Adelaide with a dramatic 13-run victory that also advanced India to the semifinals.

Bangladesh and Pakistan are competing for the final position in the final four after the latest in a string of surprises at this event.

Table-toppers India, who now has six points, will take on Zimbabwe in Melbourne in the final game of Sunday’s tripleheader. The outcome of that game will determine the final Super 12 rankings and who will play who in the semifinals.

After Colin Ackermann, the event’s player of the match scored an unbeaten 41 to put South Africa in a position to win, they collapsed and finished 145-8. Dutch fast bowler Brandon Glover returned remarkable figures of 3-9 in two overs.

“Uneasy to swallow. We had the self-assurance and faith in our ability to work as a team to reach the playoffs “Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, remarked.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do it. What they got wasn’t ideal after winning the toss and bowling. We dropped wickets at critical moments. They utilised the field’s size far more effectively than we did.

With the score at 39, South Africa’s reply got off to a shaky start when openers Quinton de Kock and Bavuma were dismissed after six overs.

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De Kock, a left-handed batsman, smashed a four and a six, but he soon got caught behind by Fred Klaassen for 13 runs, and Paul van Meekeren bowled Bavuma for 20.

However, Rilee Rossouw’s dismissal by Glover, who scored the first century of the competition, after only 19 balls, gave the Dutch further optimism.

As Klaassen knocked off Aiden Markram for 17, the Proteas never seemed convincing, and Glover’s two strikes in one over gave the Dutch hope of a surprise victory.

The South Africa chase, along with their World Cup ambitions, came to an abrupt end when he sent back the dangerous David Miller for 17 and then got Wayne Parnell caught behind for nought.

The Dutch were given the opportunity to bat first and, despite having just defeated Zimbabwe in the Super 12, began out well thanks to Stephan Myburgh’s 37 before losing their focus. Ackermann then intervened, though.

In his 26-ball innings, he slammed three fours and two sixes, and he and captain Scott Edwards assisted the squad in scoring 31 runs off the final two overs.

After the Dutch pulled off another stunning manoeuvre, Edwards exclaimed, “Lost for words.”

“It’s up there, another major World Cup upset for the Netherlands,”

We thoroughly deserved this victory, Ackermann continued.

The boys toiled a lot. Take it deep and enter now; when you do, the borders will flow.

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