Huge Somersault By the Netherlands in the 2023 ODI World Cup, Crushed South Africa By 38 Runs

In the ICC World Cup 2023, the Netherlands defeated South Africa by 38 runs with the help of captain Scott Edwards’ impressive half-century and their bowlers’ excellent performance. Before this, the Netherlands had beaten South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2022 by 13 runs.

Due to rain, this match started late and had to be reduced to 43 overs for both teams. This is the second biggest upset in the 2023 World Cup as earlier Afghanistan defeated England by 69 runs.

Batting first, the Netherlands managed to score 245 runs, losing 8 wickets in 43 overs. The highest run-scorer for the Netherlands was their captain, Scott Edwards. He played a remarkable innings and scored an unbeaten 78 runs with the help of 10 fours and a six in 69 balls. Roelof van der Merwe contributed with 29 runs from 19 balls, including 3 fours and a six.

In the end, Aryan Dutt contributed 23* runs in 9 balls with the help of 3 sixes. Edwards and van der Merwe stitched a partnership of 64 runs (37 balls) for the eighth wicket. Aryan and Edwards had an unbeaten partnership of 41* runs (19 balls). Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen took 2 wickets each for South Africa. Keshav Maharaj and Gerald Coetzee claimed one wicket each.

While chasing the target South Africa managed to score 207 runs in 42.5 overs. The highest run-scorer for South Africa was David Miller who played an innings of 43 runs with the help of 4 fours and a six in 52 balls. Keshav Maharaj contributed 40 runs in 37 balls with 5 fours and a six, while Henrich Klaasen added 28 runs with 4 fours in 28 balls.

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