India advances to the T20 World Cup semi-finals, while the Netherlands knocks South Africa out. The Netherlands stunned South Africa with a 13-run victory in Adelaide on Sunday. Knocking them out of the Twenty20 World Cup.
The Netherlands knocked South Africa out of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. A surprise 13-run victory in Adelaide, advancing India to the semi-finals. The latest in a string of upsets at this event has left Bangladesh and Pakistan vying for the final position in the final four. Table-toppers India have six points and will face Zimbabwe in the final match of Sunday’s triple header in Melbourne, the outcome of which will determine the final Super 12 standings and who meets whom in the semis.
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South Africa finished on 145-8, chasing 159 for victory after Colin Ackermann’s unbeaten 41.
Dutch fast bowler Brandon Glover providing outstanding figures of 3-9 in two overs.
South Africa got off to a shaky start, with openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma down for 39 in six overs.
De Kock smashed a four and a six before being caught behind by Fred Klaassen for 13. While Bavuma bowl by Paul van Meekeren for 20.
But it was Glover’s dismissal of Rilee Rossouw, the Dutch batsman who reach the tournament’s maiden century before retiring after a 19-ball 25.
The Proteas never looked convincing when Klaassen dismissed Aiden Markram for 17, and a Dutch surprise began to take shape when Glover struck twice in one over.
He threw back the dangerous David Miller and then got Wayne Parnell stuck behind as the wheels fell off South Africa’s pursuit — and with them their World Cup dreams.
When they batted first, the Dutch, who had only defeated Zimbabwe in the Super 12, started well with Stephan Myburgh’s 37, but then faltered. But then Ackermann appeared.
In his 26-ball knock, he smashed three fours and two sixes, and he and skipper Scott Edwards helped the side score 31 runs in the final two overs.
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