The defeat of South Africa in Adelaide opened the door for India’s semi-final Qualify in the T20 World Cup, with the Netherlands putting in a superb performance with bat and ball to secure their place in the top four of the Super 12s, a victory that ensured Netherlands’ qualification for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
With South Africa out of the tournament, India are through to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup today as they take on Zimbabwe.
Now Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh will begin a do-or-die battle with India in the semi-finals.
Opting to bowl first, South Africa’s new ball bowlers Stefan Myburgh sizzled and held positions all over the place. The spinners brought South Africa back into the contest with Henrich Nortje establishing a break at scoring rate.
Colin Ackerman put the Netherlands in good position with an innings. With 158 on board, the task is going to be tough for the Proteas.
Temba Bavuma squandered their chances on the power play.
Netherlands kept South Africa under spin pressure before Riley Rossouw and Aiden Markram also introduced. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen were outstanding, but South Africa’s hopes were not met when Miller was caught out by Roelof van der Merwe to a stunning catch.