In an exhilarating showdown of the ICC World Cup 2023, South Africa locked horns with the Netherlands at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.
The Dutch team entered the match after facing two defeats, while South Africa had secured victories in their first two matches. However, the Netherlands scripted a stunning upset, claiming their first triumph of the World Cup 2023 with a resounding 38-run victory over South Africa.
This rain-interrupted contest was reduced to 43 overs per side. The Netherlands batted first and posted a competitive total of 245/8 in their allotted overs. Captain Scott Edwards (78 off 69), Roelof van der Merwe (29 off 19), and Aryan Dutt (23 off 9) played crucial late innings to propel their team after a precarious 140 for 7 situation.
In response, South Africa encountered setbacks as their top and middle-order struggled against a spirited Dutch bowling attack. Logan van Beek led the way with 3 wickets, while Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, and Paul van Meekeren claimed two wickets each. Despite efforts from David Miller (43) and Keshav Maharaj (40), the South African innings folded at 207 runs.
ICC World Cup 2023 Match 15: South Africa vs Netherlands
Score: Netherlands: 245/8 in 43 overs (Scott Edwards 78, Roelof van der Merwe 29; Marco Jansen 2/27)
South Africa: 207 all out in 42.5 overs (David Miller 43, Keshav Maharaj 40; Logan van Beek 3/60)
Result: Netherlands beat South Africa by 38 runs
Captains: Temba Bavuma (RSA), Scott Edwards (NED)
Who scored the most runs in yesterday's Match?
Netherlands' skipper Scott Edwards led the charge with a splendid 78 runs off 69 balls. His innings featured 10 fours and 1 six.
Who picked up the most wickets in yesterday's Match?
Logan van Beek shone as the highest wicket-taker among all bowlers, with an impressive haul of 3 wickets.
Who was awarded Player of the Match?
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards was rightfully honored as the Player of the Match for his remarkable performance.
In a captivating encounter, the Netherlands emerged triumphant, securing a memorable victory over South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2023.