T20 World Cup semi-final: Netherlands knock South Africa out of T20 World Cup, India enter semi-final | Cricket News


ADELAIDE: Minnows beat the Netherlands South Africa from the T20 World Cup with a stunning 13-run victory as the Proteas beat them again in a major ICC tournament here on Sunday.
Netherlands produced a collective batting effort to post a respectable 158 for four after being invited to bat and then restricted the Proteas to 145 for eight for their biggest win in world cricket.
It was the Dutch team’s first win against South Africa in any format.
South Africa’s defeat secured India’s passage to the semi-finals. India have a match to play in Melbourne later today against Zimbabwe.

Netherlands’ victory turned the next match between Pakistan and Bangladesh into a virtual knockout as the winning team will advance to the knockout stage of Group 2 along with India.
It was the Netherlands’ second win in the Super 12 stage, after defeating Zimbabwe by five wickets earlier.
Chasing a competitive 159, South Africa lost captain Temba Bavuma (20) and Quinton de Kock (13) early.

Rilee Rossouw (25) got a start before becoming Brandon Glover’s (3/9) first victim as South Africa slumped to 64 for three.
Aiden Markram (17) and David Miller (17) then added 26 runs for the fourth wicket before three quick wickets, including two in one over from Glover, spoiled South Africa’s chances.

Markram was dismissed by Fred Klassen in the 13th over as Stephan Myburgh took an excellent catch at short cover.
Glover then dismissed the dangerous Miller and Wayne Parnell in the space of three balls to spoil South Africa’s chances as they slumped to 113 for six.

From there, it was a big task for the likes of Heinrich Klassen and Keshav Maharav to stand near the finish line as South Africa fell short by 13 runs.
Stephan Myburgh (37 off 30) and Max O’Dowd (29) gave the Dutch team a good start earlier, sharing 58 runs for the opening wicket.
Besides the duo, Tom Cooper (35 off 19) and Colin Ackermann (41 not out off 26) scored quick runs to help Netherlands get past the 150-run mark.

Ackermann’s innings featured three boundaries and two big sixes, while Cooper hit two fours and as many hits over the fence.
Barring Anrich Nortje (1/10), none of the South African fast bowlers could do the Netherlands any damage with Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi all going for runs.
Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (2/27) took two wickets for the Proteas, while Markram (1/16) took care of one batsman.


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