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South Africa narrowly escaped defeat against Netherlands in T20 World Cup: They lost 4 wickets for 12 runs; Stubbs-Miller won the match with a partnership of 65 runs

South Africa narrowly escaped defeat against Netherlands in T20 World Cup: They lost 4 wickets for 12 runs; Stubbs-Miller won the match with a partnership of 65 runs


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The T20 World Cup is witnessing upsets, with big teams getting eliminated after losing to lower ranked teams. A big upset was almost averted on Saturday night when South Africa narrowly escaped defeat against Netherlands.

On the pitch of Nassau County Stadium in New York, the Proteas took 19 overs to chase the target of 104 runs. At one point, the team had lost 4 wickets for 12 runs. In such a situation, David Miller and Tristan Stubbs made a partnership of 65 runs in 72 balls for the 5th wicket and gave the African team victory. Miller played an unbeaten innings of 59 runs and defeated South Africa by 4 wickets in the 19th over.

In New York, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl. Netherlands could only score 103 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. On the bouncy pitch of Nassau, the Dutch team also lost 6 wickets for 48 runs. In such a situation, Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek made a partnership of 54 runs in 44 balls and took the team past 100. Otneil Bartman took 4 wickets. Marco Jansen and Enrique Nortya got 2-2 wickets each. further match analysis

Players performance: Miller-Stubbs’ fifty partnership, Bartman gets 4 wickets
For the Netherlands, who lost the toss and were batting, Sybrand Engelbrecht scored the highest 40 runs. Van Beek contributed 23 runs. Otnel Bartman took 4 wickets, while Marco Jansen and Enrique Nortya took 2-2 wickets each.

In the run chase, South Africa at one point lost four wickets for 12 runs. From here Miller-Stubbs made a crucial partnership of 65 runs in 72 balls. Miller scored an unbeaten 59 runs, while Tristan Stubbs scored 33 runs.

Match Winners from SA

Reasons for the defeat of the Netherlands

  • Could not create pressure in the middle overs Netherlands started bowling brilliantly. De Kock was run out in the first over of South Africa’s innings. At one point South Africa lost 4 wickets for 12 runs. After that Miller and Stubbs shared a 65-run partnership.
  • Netherlands start slowly Netherlands started their innings very slowly. They lost 3 wickets for 20 runs in 6 overs of powerplay. After this, they scored only 15 runs in the next 5 overs. Due to which Netherlands could score only 103 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
  • Top order failed, scored only 14 runs The openers had no answer to the balls of Otneil Bartman and Marco Jansen. The top order of Netherlands was completely crumbling. Michael Levitt was out on a score of zero. Max scored 2 and Vikramjit Singh scored 12 runs.

Playing 11 of both teams

Netherlands- Scott Edwards (captain and wicketkeeper), Michael Levitt, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren and Vivian Kingma.

South Africa – Aiden Markram (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortya, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Otnell Bartman.

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