Netherlands upset South Africa: Pakistan now one step closer from the Semis

The Netherlands have done Pakistan a massive favour by upsetting South Africa during the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday.

The latest in a series of shocks at this tournament left Bangladesh and Pakistan fighting it out for the final spot in the last four.

Table-toppers India are on six points and play Zimbabwe in Melbourne in the final match of Sunday’s triple header, the result of which will decide the final Super 12 standings and who faces whom in the semis.

Meanwhile, the defeat against the Netherlands means that South Africa are knocked out of the races for the semis. The Proteas bagged five points in five games during the Super 12 stage.

The Netherlands’ stunning 13-run victory in Adelaide also made India move into the semi-finals.

All in all Amazing day in Dutch cricket pulling off a stunning heist vs SA. And what an amazing WC we’ve had. Teams like IRE, ZIM, & now NED pulled off amazing wins over top sides & it’s brilliant for world cricket to see such sides pulling off such stunning results.

Match Summary

All the Proteas had to do was defeat the Netherlands to book their spot in the Semi-Finals.

The Dutch had other plans. Colin Ackermann was awesome with the bat, Super Tom Cooper showed up in a big way, Brandon Glover got the job done, the Netherlands STUNNING the South Africans to eliminate them from the T20 World Cup. The winner of Pakistan vs Bangladesh will join India in advancing out of Group 2.

Netherlands – 4/158 (20.0)

Colin Ackermann – 41* (26)
Stephen Myburgh – 37 (30)
Tom Cooper – 35 (19)

Keshav Maharaj – 2/27 (4)
Anrich Nortje – 1/10 (4)
Aiden Markram – 1/16 (2)

South Africa – 8/145 (20.0)

Rilee Rossouw – 25 (19)
Heinrich Klaasen – 21 (18)
Temba Bavuma – 20 (20)

Brandon Glover – 3/9 (2)
Fred Klaassen – 2/20 (4)
Bas de Leede – 2/25 (3)

Netherlands won by 13 runs. Colin Ackermann was named as the Player of the Match.

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