Netherlands made a historic win against South Africa in the NED Vs SA match on 17 October 2023 and scripted one of the greatest stories in the cricket World Cup. This is a remarkable achievement, and moment for the team being considered a weak Team. The Netherlands won by 38 runs.
Brief of NED vs SA Match:
While batting first Netherlands managed to Score a total of 245 runs for a loss of 8 wickets in 43 overs and Half of the the South African team returned to the pavilion at just a total of 89 runs. They were struggling against the bowling attack of Netherlands and could manage to make a total of 207 runs for loss all out in 42.5 overs.
The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup tournament is witnessing many great stories and providing an interesting platform for the underrated cricket team to prove themselves.
After the World Cup qualifiers, the Netherlands didn’t have any ODI matches before the World Cup. They came to India early for better adoption of the ambient and practice, they arranged and called up net bowlers from different parts of India and lost to Karnataka in warm-up games. Their journey so far in the World Cup has not been easy but they made them strong and remain calm in tough situations and beat South Africa today.
A surprise before NED Vs SA match:
Afghanistan surprised every cricket enthusiast worldwide by defeating England, and Afghanistan became the last World Cup champion. Afghanistan won the match against England by 69 runs. While batting first Afghanistan made a total of 284 runs for a loss of 10 wickets in 49.5 overs.
The English team lost their wicket early and could not build a winning partnership. They lost 5 wickets at just 115 runs and could make only 215 runs for a loss of 10 wickets in 40.3 overs. They could not play a total of 50 overs.
Status of Point table after NED Vs SA:
India and New Zealand are at 1st and 2nd places with tool point of 6 each in the table. The status of Point table after the Netherlands against South Africa is as follows: