Netherlands VS South Africa, T20 World Cup 2024 Match 16 – FULL SCORECARD, COMMENTARY, SQUAD

South Africa beat Netherlands by 4 wickets
02
nd Innings South Africa
Right then, that is it from this exciting game where South Africa manages to break their curse and defeat Netherlands but it was not easy at all. However, the action is going on in the T20 World Cup where England is taking on Australia in a crunch game. You can just switch tabs to catch all the action of that match. Cheers!
Aiden Markram, the victorious skipper of South Africa says that it was a bit nerve-wrecking. Credits the Netherlands bowlers for making it really hard for them. Adds that their opponents have shown that they can beat big teams and knew it would be scrap. Mentions that the win is very important and to squeeze a win like this, no one would have given them a chance after being four down. Says that the wicket played better, the bowlers did fantastic but they need to get their confidence back in the batting department.
Scott Edwards, the captain of Netherlands credits South Africa for the way they played. Mentions there was a bit in the widket with the new ball but the pitch flattened out. Adds they pride on playing good cricket and the guys standing up. Ends by saying he backed his team till the last ball and had they got Miller, they could have won.
David Miller is the Player of the match for his match-winning knock. He says that it was a great finish. Adds that the wicket played better than the last game. Credits the Netherlands bowlers for their efforts and says they made it really difficult for them.
… PRESENTATION TIME …
Credit to Netherlands to take it so deep! They bowled brilliantly with the new ball. When the surface was offering something. They made most of it but as the sting from the surfaces faded, they struggled to bowl wicket taking balls. Also, the extras did not help but a whole hearted performance from them.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man! David Miller, you beauty! South Africa have crawled over the line! What we thought would be an easy win, turned out to be hard work for the Proteas. At one stage they were 4 down for not a lot and in huge trouble but it was Stubbs and Miller who steadied the ship and took them to safer shores. They batted sensibly and added over 50. Stubbs and Jansen fell in quick succession but Miller stayed there till the end and gets his side over the line.
18.5
6
Bas de Leede to David Miller, SIX! David Miller finishes things off in style! Bas de Leede goes full and on middle, angling in, David Miller clears his front leg and pumps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
18.4
4
Bas de Leede to David Miller, FOUR! FIFTY FOR MILLER! A half-century under a lot of pressure but he has been the man for South Africa. This one is on a hard length and around off, David Miller stays back, gets on top of the bounce and smashes it over extra covers for a boundary.
18.3
Bas de Leede to David Miller, A slower bouncer, on middle, David Miller lets it go to the keeper.
18.2
2
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Short of a length and around off, David Miller punches it wide of sweeper covers for a couple of runs. He moves to 49 and South Africa now needs 8 runs to win.
18.1
6
Bas de Leede to David Miller, SIX! KILLER MILLER IN THE ACT! Bas de Leede lands this short and angling down the leg side, begging to be hit, David Miller swives and hammers it over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie.
17.6
Logan van Beek to Keshav Maharaj, Back of a length and on leg, Keshav Maharaj nudges it to fine leg but Miller denies the run. South Africa needs 16 runs in 12 balls now!
17.5
W
Logan van Beek to Marco Jansen, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Logan van Beek strikes! He goes full and straight in line with the stumps, Marco Jansen clears his front leg and goes for the big slog across the line, but misses it completely as the ball rattles the middle pole. Things are getting interesting here! Also, Keshav Maharaj is the next man in.
17.4
2
Logan van Beek to Marco Jansen, Excellent stop! Full and on middle, Marco Jansen flicks it away wide of deep square leg, Tim Pringle runs to his right, puts in a dive and saves two important runs there.
17.3
1
Logan van Beek to David Miller, Short of a length and on middle, David Miller cuts it away to deep point for a single.
17.2
6
Logan van Beek to David Miller, SIX! BOOM! Just what South Africa needed! Logan van Beek hits the hard length, angling in, David Miller picks it up nicely and heaves it over the deep square leg fence for a maximum.
17.1
Logan van Beek to David Miller, Back of a length and on leg, David Miller makes room to pull it away but miscues it to short mid-wicket.
16.6
Bas de Leede to Marco Jansen, Nasty blow! Marco Jansen has called for the physio straightaway! Bas de Leede bangs in a quick short ball, on middle, Marco Jansen goes for the pull but gets hurried, the ball hits him hard around the stomach area and lobs up to the leg side.
16.5
1
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Length again and angling in, David Miller flicks it through square for just a run.
16.4
1
Bas de Leede to Marco Jansen, On a length and on middle, Marco Jansen clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
16.3
Bas de Leede to Marco Jansen, Back of a length and on off, Marco Jansen pats it down on the pitch.
Marco Jansen walks out to bat!
16.2
W
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, OUT! TAKEN! Is there another twist in this game? Bas de Leede bangs this one short and around middle, Tristan Stubbs backs away and tries to pull it away, but the ball gets big on him and he mistimes it high in the air, Logan van Beek from deep mid-wicker runs forward and takes a brilliant catch under pressure. Tristan Stubbs has played an important knock for his team but has to go back now.
16.1
2
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Bas de Leede follows the batter and serves this full, on leg, Tristan Stubbs flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
15.6
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, He does! Outstanding stuff! On middle. Miller looks to pull but gets an under edge on the leg side.
15.5
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Five now! On middle. Another slower one. Kept out. Can he bowl a maiden?
15.4
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Make that 4! A slower bumper outside off. Miller bails out of the pull shot.
15.3
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Make that three dots in a row! A slower one on middle. It is played back to the bowler.
15.2
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Another dot! On off. Kept out. Good from the Dutch. They have five men in the ring.
15.1
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Angled into middle. Dedended.
14.6
1
Logan van Beek to David Miller, Short of a length, on leg, angling in, David Miller nudges it through square leg for one.
14.5
1
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, On a length and on off, Tristan Stubbs runs it down to third man for a run.
14.4
1
Logan van Beek to David Miller, Fuller and on off, slower too, David Miller mistimes his slog on the bounce to long on for a run.
14.3
Logan van Beek to David Miller, Back of a length and on off, David Miller dabs it down to point.
14.2
1
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, On a length and on off, Tristan Stubbs drops it wide of short covers for a quick single.
14.1
4
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, FOUR! The runs are flowing now! Full and on off, Tristan Stubbs uses his feet well and smacks it past the bowler for a boundary.
13.6
1
Vikramjit Singh to Tristan Stubbs, On the shorter side. This is pulled through square leg for one.
13.5
1
Vikramjit Singh to David Miller, On the pads yet again. Miller works it through square leg for one.
13.4
1
Vikramjit Singh to Tristan Stubbs, Good batting! Takes one after the biggie as he works it on the leg side.
13.3
6
Vikramjit Singh to Tristan Stubbs, SIX! Bang! Stubbs gets hold of one now. Massive hit. Fuller and on middle. Right in the slot. He lifts it over the mid-wicket fence for a massive one.
13.2
1
Vikramjit Singh to David Miller, Miller takes one now as he punches it down to long on.
13.1
1
Vikramjit Singh to Tristan Stubbs, Fuller and on off. Stubbs pushes it to mid off and takes one. That's all he needs to do.
12.6
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, On off. This is punched to cover again.
12.5
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Around off. Kept out.
12.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, On middle. This is hit down to long on for one.
12.3
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, On middle. This worked to mid-wicket.
12.2
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Around off. Kept out.
12.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, On middle. This is pulled through square leg for one.
11.6
1
Tim Pringle to David Miller, Now takes one as he works it on the leg side.
11.5
6
Tim Pringle to David Miller, SIX! Just over! Miler would have been worried for a moment! On middle. This is lofted down the ground and over the long on fence. That will release a lot of pressure.
11.4
1
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Sensible batting is all they need! On off. This is pushed down to long off for one.
11.3
2
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Two! On middle. This is worked with soft hands through square leg for two.
11.2
1
Tim Pringle to David Miller, On off. This is pushed down to long off for one.
11.1
Tim Pringle to David Miller, Outside off. Left alone.
10.6
1
Bas de Leede to David Miller, On the pads. This is tucked on the khel side for one.
10.5
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Around off. Kept out.
10.4
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Angled into the pads. Miller looks to flick but misses. It hits his pad and rolls on the leg side. No run.
10.3
2
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Goes short and on the body. This is pulled through square leg. Not off the middle but two.
10.3
5
Bas de Leede to David Miller, NO BALL AND FOUR! Off the outside edge. Shorter and outside off. Miller slashes but this goes off the outside edge past the keeper and to the third man fence. Free Hit coming up.
10.2
3
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Three! On middle. This is worked through square leg for three.
10.1
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Shortish and on middle. This is pulled but to mid-wicket.
DRINKS! Netherlands have done really well with the ball and at this point of time, they have South Africa under a lot of pressure. However, they know that they need to break this partnership to fully gain control of the match. South Africa have found a pair in David Miller and Tristan Stubbs who are buidling a partnership and that is exactly what they need now. They need to take this game deep and then go a bit hard towards the end. A really exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
9.6
1
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Fires this one full, on middle, Tristan Stubbs drills it to long on for one.
9.5
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Flighted, full and on off, Tristan Stubbs goes for the reverse sweep but hits it straight to short third man.
9.4
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Short again, on middle, Tristan Stubbs stabs it to covers.
9.3
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Tossed up, full and on middle, Tristan Stubbs turns it to the leg side.
9.2
1
Tim Pringle to David Miller, Goes short and on off, David Miller punches it through covers for a run.
9.1
1
Tim Pringle to Tristan Stubbs, Tim Pringle starts with a floated one, full and on off, Tristan Stubbs pushes it through covers for a single.
8.6
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, BEAUTY! Paul van Meekeren lands this on a good length and around off, shapes in a shy bit with good bounce, David Miller tries to guide it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
8.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Paul van Meekeren bangs in a bouncer but this one is a bit too high, David Miller sways away from it. Wided.
8.5
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Slower one, on a length and on off, David Miller dabs it to point.
8.4
2
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Shor of a length and around off, David Miller goes for the pull shot but mistimes it over the mid-wicket fielder. Two runs taken.
8.3
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Full again and on off, David Miller strides out and blocks it out to short covers.
8.2
4
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, FOUR! That's the first boundary of the his chase! Paul van Meekeren goes full again, on off, David Miller gets the chance to free his arms and lofts it over covers for four runs.
8.1
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Full and on off, David Miller drives it to mid off.
7.6
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Another fine over! This is on a good length, on middle, Tristan Stubbs taps it to short covers. Just one runs off it!
7.5
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Another full delivery, on middle, Tristan Stubbs drives it down the pitch, the bounce takes it over the bowler but the mid off cuts it out.
7.4
Bas de Leede to Tristan Stubbs, Very full and on middle, Tristan Stubbs blocks it out.
7.3
1
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Pitched up, on middle, David Miller clips it to fine leg for a single.
7.2
Bas de Leede to David Miller, Hard length and on middle, takes off a bit, David Miller tries to blokc but gets hit around his fingers as the ball drops to the leg side.
7.1
Bas de Leede to David Miller, A huge shout for caught behind, but turned down! Bas de Leede starts with a full delivery, on middle, angling in sharply, David Miller tries to play at it but misses, the ball goes off his back pad to the keeper where Scott Edwards grabs it. He does not take the review here.
6.6
1
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Short and around off, David Miller crunches it to deep point for one.
6.5
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Good length, on off, David Miller keeps it out to the off side.
6.4
1
Vivian Kingma to Tristan Stubbs, Back of a length and on off, Tristan Stubbs runs it down to third man for a single.
6.3
3
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Short of a length and around off, David Miller hops up and punches it away through covers, the fielder in the deep runs to his left and cut it out. Three runs taken.
6.2
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, On a length and on middle, David Miller taps it to short covers.
6.1
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Fuller and on middle, shaping in, David Miller tucks it away to short mid-wicket.
5.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to David Miller, Short and around off, David Miller pats it down wide of point for one. South Africa are 16/4 after the end of Powerplay!
5.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Overpitched and on off, Tristan Stubbs drives it towards extra covers for a single.
5.4
2
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Short of a length and outside off, Tristan Stubbs cuts it away past point for a couple of runs.
5.3
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Swing and a miss! Hits the length hard and around off, Tristan Stubbs skips down the track to heave it away but fails to connect.
5.2
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Back of a length and on off, Tristan Stubbs punches it straight to covers.
5.1
Paul van Meekeren to Tristan Stubbs, Paul van Meekeren starts with a full delivery, on middle, Tristan Stubbs blocks it out down the pitch.
4.6
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Outside off. Another leave.
4.5
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Another leave as this too is bowled outside off. Cautious start by Miller.
4.4
Vivian Kingma to David Miller, Outside off. Good length. Left alone.
David Miller walks out to bat with his side in huge trouble.
4.3
W
Vivian Kingma to Heinrich Klaasen, OUT! WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? Netherlands causing problems for Soutb Africa yet again. We can probably say they are on top at the moment. Short and on middle. HK pulls it straight to deep square leg. Pringle makes no mistake.
4.2
Vivian Kingma to Heinrich Klaasen, On off. This is pushed to cover.
4.1
Vivian Kingma to Heinrich Klaasen, Angled into the pads. Klaasen looks to flick but this goes off the outer half down towards third man for one.
3.6
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, Dot to end then! On off. Stubbs pushes it to covers.
3.5
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, Length again and on off. Blocked.
3.4
1
Logan van Beek to Heinrich Klaasen, Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers for one.
3.3
Logan van Beek to Heinrich Klaasen, Around off. Good length. Kept out.
3.2
2
Logan van Beek to Heinrich Klaasen, Two! On off. This is driven past cover. Two taken again.
3.1
1
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, Around off. Kept out.
2.6
1
Vivian Kingma to Tristan Stubbs, Angled into the pads. Stubbs looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
2.6
1
Vivian Kingma to Tristan Stubbs, WIDE! Well wide outside off. Left alone.
2.5
2
Vivian Kingma to Tristan Stubbs, Two! On the pads. This is worked down to fine leg for two.
2.4
1
Vivian Kingma to Heinrich Klaasen, Around off. This is pushed through covers for one.
Heinrich Klaasen walks out to bat now.
2.3
W
Vivian Kingma to Aiden Markram, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Vivian Kingma gets his man this time! He lands this on a good length, angling down the leg side, Aiden Markram tries to flick it away but gets a slight nick behind, Scott Edwards dives to his left, grabs it low with his outstreched left glove and does well to keep it in there. South Africa three down now and in a spot of bother!
Is that out? The umpire sends it upstairs to check if that is clean catch or not. UltraEdge confirms bat is involved and the replays also shows that it is a fair catch. Another down for South Africa.
2.2
Vivian Kingma to Aiden Markram, A loud appeal and the umpires get together. They take it upstairs to check if it is a bump ball. Full and outside off. Markram looks to jam it out but he has missed it. It is a bump ball.
2.1
Vivian Kingma to Aiden Markram, On off. Kept out.
1.6
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, Around off. Kept out again. Solid from the Dutch to begin with.
1.5
Logan van Beek to Tristan Stubbs, Around off. Stubbs defends it solidly.
Tristan Stubbs comes out to the middle now.
1.4
W
Logan van Beek to Reeza Hendricks, OUT! TIMBER! Two in quick succession. This is a beauty. Absolute beauty. How do you play those! On middle. This lands and moves away. Reeza looks to defend, but this goes past the outside edge and it hits the stumps.
1.3
Logan van Beek to Reeza Hendricks, On the off pole. This is kept out well.
1.2
Logan van Beek to Reeza Hendricks, On a good length and around off. Kept out.
1.1
Logan van Beek to Reeza Hendricks, Beauty! Good length and around off. This lands and moves away. Reeza looks to defend but is beaten.
Logan van Beek to bowl from the other end.
0.6
3
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, South Africa finally gets underway! Back of a length and around off, Reeza Hendricks punches it sweetly through covers, the fielder chases it down and dives to keep it inside. Three runs taken.
0.5
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, On a length and around off, Reeza Hendricks steers it to point.
0.4
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, Pitched up, on middle, Reeza Hendricks blocks it out soldily.
0.3
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket.
0.2
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, Around off. Good length. Defended.
Aiden Markram walks out to bat at number 3.
0.1
W
Vivian Kingma to Reeza Hendricks, OUT! RUN OUT! A wicket on the very first ball and that's the start Netherlands wanted! On the pads. This is worked to short fine leg. Plenty of indecision. Hendricks takes off but then turns back. De Kock is halfway down. Paul van Meekeren throws it to the bowler who takes the bails off. QDK goes back without facing a single ball!
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01
st Innings Netherlands
We are back for the chase! The players are making their way out to the middle now. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are the two openers for South Africa. Vivian Kingma to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
The Dutch struggled with the bat throughout. They kept losing wickets and at one stage even 100 looked far away. Sybrand Engelbrecht did well along with the lower order to take them over that mark. They'll have to bowl really well now if they are to defend this. South Africa will back themselves to make it two in two.
Anrich Nortje is up for a quick chat. He says that Jansen has been bowling well and was a bit unlucky with the wicket on the No Ball. Adds that the bowlers were fantastic to restrict them and Ottneil Baartman was excellent at the death. Tells that they have been good in the field in both games and will look to continue that. Mentions that it is great when the team backs you despite some question marks in the media. Says that it is nice to be part of such a team, and they have a good bunch with everyone knowing their roles. Ends by saying that he hopes they can go all the way this time.
That’s a fine effort with the ball again by South Africa! They’ll be very pleased with their effort heading into the break. It is their pacers who came to the fore yet again. Baartman impressed yet again and he was the pick. Jansen was excellent with the new ball and Nortje is finding his mojo in the middle overs. They took a total of 7 between them. Maharaj and Rabada played the role of containing and they did that well too. Overall a combined bowling effort by the Proteas.
20
over
20 | 1 Runs | HH: 103/9
19.6
W
Ottneil Baartman to Logan van Beek, OUT! TAKEN! What an excellent last over! Just one run and three wickets and Ottneil Baartman ends with a four-fer. He pitches it up again and around off, Logan van Beek backs away and tries to go for the big shot, but loses his shape and slices it behind extra covers, Anrich Nortje runs backwards, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a brilliant catch. Netherlands finishes on 103/9!
19.5
Ottneil Baartman to Logan van Beek, Full again and on leg, angling in, keeps low too, Logan van Beek backs away but misses it completely.
19.4
1
Ottneil Baartman to Paul van Meekeren, Fuller and on middle, Paul van Meekeren knocks it to mid on for a single.
19.3
W
Ottneil Baartman to Tim Pringle, OUT! STRAIGHT TO THE FIELDER! Ottneil Baartman bangs this into the pitch, on middle, Tim Pringle stays back and pulls it away, but unfortunately he hits it straight to short mid-wicket where Aiden Markram leaps up and grabs a good catch. Paul van Meekeren walks out to bat now.
19.2
Ottneil Baartman to Tim Pringle, Back of a length and on off, Tim Pringle bunts it down in front of short covers and wants the runs, but is sent back.
19.1
W
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, OUT! TAKEN! Ottneil Baartman gets his second! He follows the batter and serves this full, angling into leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets cramped up as he tries to loft it away, mistmes his shot badly towards extra covers where Marco Jansen takes a dolly. Sybrand Engelbrecht goes back after a crucial knock for his team! Also, Tim Pringle comes out to the middle now.
19
over
19 | 15 Runs | HH: 102/6
18.6
4
Kagiso Rabada to Logan van Beek, FOUR! A fine end to the over for Netherlands! Touch fuller and around off, Logan van Beek goes down, reaches for it and musclse it over the bowler's head for another boundary. 15 runs off the over!
18.5
3
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Good effort in the deep! Short of a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts it over point, Tristan Stubbs in the deep covers a lot of distance to his left, puts in a good dive to push the ball back inside. He saves one there!
18.4
6
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, SIX! BANG! Much-needed for Netherlands! Kagiso Rabada bangs this short and on off, slower too, Sybrand Engelbrecht reads it early, waits for it and swats it away over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
18.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Logan van Beek, Back of a length and around off, Logan van Beek cuts it towards deep point for a run.
18.2
Kagiso Rabada to Logan van Beek, Swing and a msis! Fuller and on off, Logan van Beek backs away and tries to slog it across the line but misses.
18.1
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves across to scoop it away but misses, the ball goes off the pads to the off side. A leg bye is taken.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 87/6
17.6
1
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Touch fuller, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht knocks it to mid off for one.
17.5
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, BEAUTY! Hard length and on middle, takes off viciously, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets surpised by it and is beaten all ends up.
17.4
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A good bouncer now, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht misses his pull.
17.3
1
Ottneil Baartman to Logan van Beek, Short of a length and on middle, Logan van Beek pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
4
Ottneil Baartman to Logan van Beek, FOUR! Fine shot! Ottneil Baartman serves this full and on middle, Logan van Beek strides out a bit, smacks it away wide of long off for a boundary.
17.1
1
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it to sweeper covers for a single.
17
over
17 | 9 Runs | HH: 80/6
16.6
4
Marco Jansen to Logan van Beek, FOUR! A streaky boundary! Marco Jansen goes short again and on leg, Logan van Beek tries to pull but gets an top edge that flies over to the fine leg fence for four more runs. Good over for Netherlands!
16.5
1
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it to long on for one.
16.4
4
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Just wide! Short of a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht connects with his pull nicely wide of deep square leg, Reeza Hendricks dives to his right, almost reaches for it but the ball goes away for a boundary. A better effort was needed there!
16.3
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it hard down the pitch, but the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end and goes nowhere.
16.2
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, DROPPED! A fantastic effort though! Full again and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht lifts it hard and uppishly back towards the bowler, Marco Jansen stretches his left hand and almost grabs it but it wobbles in front of him, he tries to take it with both hands but spills it out.
16.1
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller and around off, angling away, Sybrand Engelbrecht makes room and tries to go over covers but fails to connect.
16
over
16 | 5 Runs | HH: 71/6
15.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Just the single from the Free Hit! On the body. This is hit down to fine leg for one.
15.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, NO BALL! Short and on middle. This is pulled through mid-wicket. One more taken.
15.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Logan van Beek, On off. This is pushed through covers for one.
15.4
1
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter and on middle. This is pulled through square leg for one.
15.3
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Around off. This is punched to cover again.
15.2
1
Anrich Nortje to Logan van Beek, Angled into the pads. This is tucked around the corner for one.
15.1
Anrich Nortje to Logan van Beek, Around off. This is pushed to cover.
15
over
15 | 9 Runs | HH: 66/6
14.6
1
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, Flighted, full and on off, Logan van Beek drills it down to long off for one.
14.5
2
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, Drags his length back, on off, Logan van Beek punches it nicely towards sweeper covers, Tristan Stubbs fumbles a bit and allows the second run.
14.4
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short again and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.3
4
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! A welcome boundary for Netherlands! Floated and around middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht uses his feet nicely and lofts it over the bowler's head for four runs. A boundary after more than ten overs.
14.2
1
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, Short and outside off, Logan van Beek cuts it towards point for a single.
14.1
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, Tossed up, full and on middle, Logan van Beek drives it down the pitch, Keshav Maharaj dives to his left to make a good stop.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 57/6
13.6
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Dot to end! On middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.
13.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, WIDE! A little too short. Wided.
13.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Logan van Beek, Lands short! Around off. Logan looks to defend. This goes off the outside edge but lands short of first slip. It goes down to third man for one.
13.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter and on off. This is pushed past cover for one.
13.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Logan van Beek, Angled into the pads. Logan works it through square leg for one.
13.2
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A little too straight. The batter looks to flick but misses. This hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
13.1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Angled into the pads. Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 52/6
12.6
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, On off. Blocked.
12.6
1
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, WIDE! Down the leg side this time. Wided.
12.5
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, On off. Logan goes back and punches it to cover.
12.4
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, On middle. Flatter. This is punched to cover.
12.3
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Angled into the pads. This is worked through square leg for one.
12.2
1
Keshav Maharaj to Logan van Beek, On middle. This is swept past square leg for another run.
12.1
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On off. This is pushed down to long off for one.
12
over
12 | 8 Runs | HH: 48/6
11.6
Anrich Nortje to Logan van Beek, Outside off. Left alone.
11.5
W
Anrich Nortje to Teja Nidamanuru, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust. A duck for Teja. Short and on off. He looks to play the upper cut but only manages to get a leading edge due to the extra bounce, the ball flies straight to third man. Easy catch for Heinrich Klaasen. South Africa all over the batting side.
Logan van Beek is the next man in.
11.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Teja Nidamanuru, WIDE! Well wide outside off. Left alone.
11.4
1
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On middle. This is tucked around the corner for one.
Teja Nidamanuru comes out to the middle now.
11.3
W
Anrich Nortje to Scott Edwards, OUT! RUN OUT! That is brilliant from Aiden Markram! On middle. This is tapped towards mid on. Not a run there but Edwards goes for it. Markram runs in, picks it up and with a dive forward, underarms it onto the stumps. They take it upstairs and Scott is short.
11.2
6
Anrich Nortje to Scott Edwards, SIX! What a shot that is! Excellent innovation! On middle and the reverse paddle scoop is out. He just uses the pace and clears the third man fence for a biggie.
11.1
Anrich Nortje to Scott Edwards, Good length and on off. Kept out.
11
over
11 | 5 Runs | HH: 40/4
10.6
1
Keshav Maharaj to Scott Edwards, Fuller and on middle. This is eased down to long on for one.
10.5
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter and on middle. This is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
10.4
1
Keshav Maharaj to Scott Edwards, This time he rocks back and punches it past cover for one.
10.3
Keshav Maharaj to Scott Edwards, Slower and outside off. Scott looks to play his trademark sweep but misses.
10.2
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Another one on off. This is punched down to long off for another one.
10.1
1
Keshav Maharaj to Scott Edwards, Flatter and on off. This is pushed down to long off for one.
DRINKS! South Africa have a firm grip on this game and they will like to pick up more wickets and wrap things up quickly here. The Protease will want to keep their opponents under 100 here and they are in a good postion to do that as well. Netherlands are under immens pressure and they need a partnership here to get back in the game and the responsibilty will be on their skipper alongsid Sybrand Engelbrecht. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
10
over
10 | 3 Runs | HH: 35/4
9.6
2
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes down and swivel-pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. Just tthree runs and a wicket from the over!
9.5
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fiery! Another quick bouncer, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes for the pull but fails to get any bat on that.
9.4
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short of a length and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht tries to cut it away but only manages to chop it down in front of point.
9.3
1
Anrich Nortje to Scott Edwards, Goes full and on the pads, Scott Edwards clips it away to fine leg for a single and gets off the mark.
9.2
Anrich Nortje to Scott Edwards, BEATEN! This is on a good length and around off, Scott Edwards tries to guide it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Scott Edwards walks out to bat!
9.1
W
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, OUT! TAKEN! Anrich Nortje strikes now! He bangs this one hard on the pitch, on middle, angles in with some extra bounce, Bas de Leede backs away but gets hurried and his bottom hand comes off as well, the ball loops up off the splice wide of backward point, David Miller moves to his left and takes a fine diving catch. Netherlands in massive trouble now!
9
over
9 | 6 Runs | HH: 32/3
8.6
1
Keshav Maharaj to Bas de Leede, Flighted, full and on off, Bas de Leede drives it wide of long off for one.
8.5
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Another short delivery, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves back and swats it to long on again for another run.
8.4
1
Keshav Maharaj to Bas de Leede, Flighted, full and on middle, Bas de Leede eases it down to long on for one.
8.3
1
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Goes short again and around off Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it through covers for a single.
8.2
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht knocks it down the pitch, Keshav Maharaj moves to his right to cut it out but clashes with Bas de Leede and the ball rolls to long on. However, the batters do not take a run.
8.1
2
Keshav Maharaj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Keshav Maharaj begins with a shorter delivery, outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht backs away an cuts it past point for a couple of runs.
8
over
8 | 3 Runs | HH: 26/3
7.6
2
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, Pitches it up, on middle, Bas de Leede just lobs it gently over mid on for a brace.
7.5
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, Four dots now! Anrich Nortje bangs in a quick and sharp bouncer at 143.2 clicks, on off, Bas de Leede goes for the pull but fails to connect.
7.4
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, That one keeps low! On a length and on the fifth stump line, does not bonce that much, Bas de Leede looks to cut but the ball goes under his bat and to the keeper.
7.3
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, Goes fuller and on off, Bas de Leede pushes it to short covers.
7.2
Anrich Nortje to Bas de Leede, Back of a length and just around off at 144 clicks, Bas de Leede has a poke at it but misses as the ball zips past the outside edge.
7.1
1
Anrich Nortje to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Anrich Nortje starts with a hard-length delivery, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it towards extra covers for a quick single.
7
over
7 | 3 Runs | HH: 23/3
6.6
Kagiso Rabada to Bas de Leede, Uppish but safe! Short of a length and on middle, takes off a bit, Bas de Leede gets surprised by the extra bounce and keeps his bat hanging out, the ball lobs up off the splice of the bat but lands safely on the leg side. Just three runs off the over!
6.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Goes fuller and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to drive but gets an outside edge, the ball flies well wide of point for a single.
6.4
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht stays back and punches it to mid on. Three dots in a row now!
6.3
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht dabs it to point.
6.2
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, BEAUTY! Kagiso Rabada hits the hard length this time, on middle, holds its line and gets some extra bounce, Sybrand Engelbrecht tries to push it away but gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball just goes over the stumps.
6.1
2
Kagiso Rabada to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller delivery, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it nicely past mid off for a couple of runs.
6
over
6 | 2 Runs | HH: 20/3
5.6
Ottneil Baartman to Bas de Leede, Short of a length and on off, Bas de Leede steers it to point. Netherlands are 20/3 at the end of Powerplay!
5.5
Ottneil Baartman to Bas de Leede, Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Bas de Leede uses his feet to play at it but gets an inisde edge towards square leg.
5.4
1
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Run out chance…missed! Overpitched and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it to mid off and sets off for the run, Aiden Markram picks up and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses, Engelbrecht puts in a desperate but that would not have saved him.
5.3
1
Ottneil Baartman to Bas de Leede, Pitched up and outside off, Bas de Leede slices it towards deep point for a single.
5.2
Ottneil Baartman to Bas de Leede, Full again and around middle, Bas de Leede once again moves across and drills it towards mid on this time.
5.1
Ottneil Baartman to Bas de Leede, Fuller one and on off, Bas de Leede steps across and knocks it back to the bowler.
5
over
5 | 3 Runs | HH: 18/3
4.6
Marco Jansen to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A leave to end another successful over. Outside off. Left alone.
4.5
1
Marco Jansen to Bas de Leede, Goes short and on the body. This is pulled down to fine leg for one.
4.4
Marco Jansen to Bas de Leede, Around off. Good length. Kept out.
Bas de Leede is the next man in.
4.3
W
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, OUT! CLEANS HIM UP! Three for South Africa! On middle. Length ball. Singh looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. It hits the stumps. Not sure if that was the right shot at this time of the game.
4.2
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Around off. Kept out.
4.1
2
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Nicely timed! Just outside off. This is guided past point. Two.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 15/2
3.6
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller and on off. This is driven but to covers.
3.5
Ottneil Baartman to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On off. Good length. Blocked well.
Sybrand Engelbrecht comes out to the middle now.
3.4
W
Ottneil Baartman to Max O'Dowd, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is a fine catch. Ottneil Baartman gets a wicket in the first over yet again! This is on a good length and around off. Max O'Dowd looks to drive but this goes off the outside edge. Jansen at first slip, dives to his left and takes a fine one-handed catch. Top effort. Big wicket. Netherlands in trouble early on.
3.3
Ottneil Baartman to Max O'Dowd, Beaten! Outside off. Length ball. Max slashes but misses.
3.3
1
Ottneil Baartman to Max O'Dowd, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. Wided.
3.2
Ottneil Baartman to Max O'Dowd, Fuller again. This is driven nicely but to mid off.
3.1
Ottneil Baartman to Max O'Dowd, Good stop! Fuller and around off. This is driven but the man at covers dives and stops it.
3
over
3 | 7 Runs | HH: 14/1
2.6
1
Marco Jansen to Max O'Dowd, A single to end! Around off. Max waits and then guides it down to third man for one.
2.5
1
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Outside off. Singh guides it towards point. The fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. A run taken.
2.4
2
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Two! Fullish and on off. This is driven past cover for a couple.
2.3
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Fails to make most of the Free Hit. Outside off. Shorter. Singh looks to cut but misses.
Oh..wow! No one will come out as Marco Jansen has overstepped here. Vikramjit Singh gets a reprieve.
2.3
1
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Hold on… it is a NO BALL! The siren goes on and Singh has a life. A big no ball. Short and around off. Singh looks to pull but it goes off the outside edge and the keeper takes it. South Africa start celebrating but the umpire stretches one hand out sidewards. Free Hit coming up.
2.2
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Length and on off. Kept out.
2.1
2
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Two! A little too straight, this is clipped past mid-wicket. Two taken.
2
over
2 | 6 Runs | HH: 7/1
1.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Vikramjit Singh, Singh misses out! A full toss outside off. He probably looks to hit it very hard. This goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
1.5
Kagiso Rabada to Vikramjit Singh, Beaten again! Length and around off. This angles away. Singh looks to push at it but no connection.
1.4
4
Kagiso Rabada to Vikramjit Singh, FOUR! First of the game! Glorious stroke! Full and outside off. There to be driven and Singh does so. He caresses it through covers and this races away to the fence.
1.3
Kagiso Rabada to Vikramjit Singh, Another one on a length and around off. Kept out.
1.2
Kagiso Rabada to Vikramjit Singh, Around off. Good length. This is guided to point.
1.1
1
Kagiso Rabada to Max O'Dowd, First run off the bat! Angled into the pads. Max works it wide of mid on for one.
Kagiso Rabada to share the attack.
1
over
1 | 1 Runs | HH: 1/1
0.6
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, A dot to end a fine, fine first over! Around off, yet again a little bit of shape away and not a lot of bounce. Singh looks to cut but misses.
0.5
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, That stays low! Outside off, on a good length. Not a lot of bounce. Singh looks to cut but misses.
0.4
Marco Jansen to Vikramjit Singh, Another one on a good length and around off, Singh gets right behind the line and defends.
Vikramjit Singh walks out to bat at number 3.
0.3
W
Marco Jansen to Michael Levitt, A loud appeal but not given! South Africa take the review. OUT! There is a spike on Ultra Edge and Jansen strikes in the first over. Perfect start for the bowling side. This is full and outside off, it shapes back in a touch. Michael Levitt looks to drive but there is a sound as the ball passes the underedge. Good review and Michael Levitt falls for a duck.
0.3
1
Marco Jansen to Michael Levitt, WIDE! Looks to go short but bowls this one down the leg side. Wided. Off the mark are the Dutch. He went short because he has a leg gully in place. However, with the ball swinging in, fuller is probably the right length.
0.2
Marco Jansen to Michael Levitt, Around off, yet again some movement into the batter. Levitt fails to work it away and gets hit on the pads again.
0.1
Marco Jansen to Michael Levitt, Some swing to begin with! This starts around middle and comes back in a touch. Levitt looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Good start by Jansen.
Done with the pre-match formalities! The South African players spread out and take their respective field positons. Michael Levitt and Michael Levitt are the two openers for Netherlands. Marco Jansen has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play…
We are mometns away from the start of the game but before that, the players from both sides walk out and line up for their respective national anthems. It will be South Africa's first followed by the national anthem of Netherlands.
PITCH REPORT – Ebony Rainford-Brent is pitchside. She says that it is fresh pitch but the conditions are hot and humid with a slight breeze around. Adds that longest hit is the straight one with 72 meters while the shortest on the square is 56 meters. Shaun Pollock joins her and says that they have taken a lot of grass off and rolled a fair bit. Ends by saying that it will play better than the last game.
Scott Edwards, the captain of Netherlands says that the history does come up sometimes in the discussions but it is a new game and anything can happen. Mentions that they are pretty confident and played a good game earlier and will look to do more of the same. Ends by saying they are going with the same team as well.
Aiden Markram, the skipper of South Africa says that they will bowl first. Adds that they have seen a few games on this wicket and they will like to use the conditions and restrict their opponents to a low total. Mentions that it looks a bit different but it is an advantage that they have already played on it. Says that the history between the sides does not play a huge factor but you cannot take any team lightly in this tournament. Informs they are unchanged.
Netherlands (Unchanged Playing XI) – Michael Levitt, Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (C/WK), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma.
South Africa (Unchanged Playing XI) – Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (C), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman.
TOSS – Aiden Markram calls it right and South Africa have elected to BOWL first.
Saying that, South Africa were extremely dominant in their first game. They have a potent bowling attack which seems to be finding their mojo and their batting is full of stars of this format. Also, they’ll be desperate to avoid losing three games in a row in a major tournament against the Dutch. Markram will hope his side can replicate what they did against Lanka. Can the Proteas make it two in two? Toss and team news in a bit.
It is time for game number 16 and it is a clash between Netherlands and Soith Africa. Can we say it’s a contest between David and Goliath? Well, certainly not, especially when these two sides lock horns. On paper, South Africa are far more superior to their opponents but let me remind you, the last two times these sides have faced in the major tournament, it is David who has come out on top. By that, we mean, the Dutch have had the wood over their opponents in World Cups. A win here will see their chances of going through to the next round go up massively. Can they upset the odds though?
… MATCH DAY …
The prestigious 2024 T20 World Cup is in full swing and we are awating match number 16 of the group stages. The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York will act as the host for the match where Netherlands will face off against South Africa. Both team are placed in Group D and are currently occupying the top two places with one win each. Netherlands had a good win agaisnt Nepal in their first game. Logan van Beek and Tim Pringle struck pretty early with the ball and disoriented their top order to gain an early advantage. The middle order was destroyed by the duo of Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede. A combined bowling effort helped them seal the innings at a low total and made it easy for their batters to chase down the target. Michael Levitt will have to find his form back but Max O'Dowd performed brilliantly, scoring a fine half-century. The middle order rose to the occassion and earned them those valuable two points. However, this challenge will be a lot tougher as they face the Proteas. The small errorts they made in the last game will have to be identified and solved if they want to be among the top two teams in their group. South Africa, on the other hand lead their group with a better NRR than the Dutch. Their bowling against the Lankans was commendable and might have shown each team what they are capable of. Ottneil Baartman and Anrich Nortje gave the opening wickets which allowed the other bowlers to capitalise. Keshav Maharaj dominated the middle overs with his magic but Anrich Nortje took 4 wickets in his spell to bowl out their oppostion for a small total of just 77 runs. The batters didn't have much to chase down but still lost 4 wickets. Reeza Hendricks started off poorly while Quinton de Kock also couldn't carry on his innings. Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs scored some runs but were dismissed as well. However, the total was a low one so those little contributions from the batters allowed them to chase it down in just over 16 overs. The coaching staff will have to figure out how to manage their batting order well and prevent the frequent fall of wickets. Hang tight and look forward to this exciting encounter between two strong teams.