T20 World Cup 2022 once again saw a big upset. Netherlands team beat South Africa and knocked them out of the World Cup
Netherlands team made a big upset by beating South Africa
In the T20 World Cup 2022, fans are seeing ups and downs from day one. This trend continued even on the last day of Super 12 where the equations of Group 2 teams going to the semi-finals changed. South Africa had to beat the Netherlands in their last group match on Sunday. However he failed to do so. Edwards captained netherlands broke South Africa’s dream of going to the semi-finals by winning the match by 13 runs.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. Netherlands scored 158 runs for the loss of four wickets on the basis of strong innings of Stephen Myberg and Ackerman. In response, South Africa’s team, adorned with stormy batsmen like Quinton de Kock, David Milak, Aidan Markram, could score only 145 runs. South Africa is now out of the tournament, while the Netherlands have made their place in the Super 12 of the next T20 World Cup. The top four teams from each group qualify for the next World Cup.
Decision to bowl after toss
Team captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and invited Netherlands to bat first. However, after the match, Bavuma said that he took the wrong decision. Had he won the toss and batted first and scored a big score, he could have put pressure on the Netherlands.
Fast bowlers did not show
South Africa team is known for their fast bowlers. However, in this tournament, his bowlers failed on important occasions. African fast bowlers flopped against the Netherlands on Sunday. Apart from Enrique Norkhia, none of the bowlers could impress. Kagiso Rabada gave 37 runs in three overs and Lungi Engidi gave 35 runs in three overs.
Couldn’t get wickets in last overs
Netherlands started faltering in the middle overs after a good start. However, in the end, Ackerman’s stormy batting changed everything. Netherlands scored 45 runs in the last over which included a economical over from Norkhia. The big credit for this goes to Ackerman who played an unbeaten 41 off 26 balls. He hit three fours and two sixes in the innings.
South Africa’s poor batting
South Africa’s star batsman flopped badly in this match. There was no big partnership from the side, as a result of which they could not even score 145 runs in 20 overs. Riley Rousseau scored the most runs for the team. Rousseau scored 25 runs.