In the T20 World Cup 2022 at Adelaide Oval, the Netherlands have turned the tables with a remarkable victory over South Africa. It is a victory for the ages. The Dutch team came out firing from ball one, despite the fact that they were already eliminated from contention for a playoff spot before the match even began. An incredible bowling performance eventually carried them to victory, leaving the Proteas in anguish. Only the rain gods could have possibly advanced South Africa at that time.
After losing the toss, the Netherlands scored 158 for 4 in their 20 overs thanks to Colin Ackermann and Scott Edwards' outstanding back-end performance. The performances of Tom Cooper (35), Stephen Myburgh (37) and Max O Dowd, coupled with Ackermann's unbeaten 41 off 26 balls, significantly assisted the Dutch team in reaching the goal. The only Proteas bowler that appeared sharp with the ball was Anrich Nortje.
In reply, after consistently losing wickets, South Africa could only manage 145 for 8 in their 20 overs. Netherlands bowlers did a good job by analyzing the situation and bowling according to a strategy that worked. With 3 for 9 in his two overs, Brandon Glover once again impressed and altered the game's outcome.
Nobody anticipated that South Africa would lose against the Netherlands, and the pressure of a game that needed to be won significantly contributed. Even though they lost to Pakistan and the Netherlands, they would have been on six points and had a chance to go to the semifinals had the opening game against Zimbabwe not been impacted by the rain.
Brief scores: Netherlands 158/4 in 20 overs (Colin Ackermann 41*, Stephan Myburg 37; Keshav Maharaj 2/27) beat South Africa 145/8 in 20 overs (Rilee Rossouw 25; Brandon Glover 3/9, Fred Klaassen 2/20) by 13 runs.
Netherlands (Playing XI): Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards(w/c), Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover
South Africa (Playing XI): Temba Bavuma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi