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T20 WC: Netherlands top order batting, set a target of 159 runs for South Africa

South Africa vs Netherlands: In the T20 World Cup 2022 (T20 WC 2022), the last three matches of the group stage will be played today. The results of these three matches will decide the remaining two teams of the semi-finals. The first match is being played in Adelaide. Here South Africa faces the challenge of Netherlands (South Africa vs Netherlands). Batting first, Netherlands scored 158 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bowl first. Proving their decision wrong, the opening pair of Netherlands made a great start. The pair added 58 runs for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. Here Stephen Mayberg was dismissed for 37 runs off 30 balls. After him Max O’Dowd (29) also returned to the pavilion. From here Tom Cooper scored 35 off 19 balls and Colin Ackermann scored 41 runs off 26 balls to make the Netherlands 150 crosses. Captain Scott Edwards also scored 12 runs in 7 balls in the last.

The bowlers made the comeback of South Africa

At one time the Netherlands team had scored 97 runs in 12.3 overs for just one wicket. It seemed that this team could keep a target of 180+ but here spinner Keshav Maharaj sent the dangerous looking Max and Tom to the pavilion to get the Proteas back. He took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. Enrique Norcia and Aidan Markram also got 1-1 wickets.

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South Africa will have to win this match

To reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022, South Africa will have to win this match at any cost. By winning this match, he will easily reach the semi-finals. If he loses, he will have to look for a way out. By the way, even if the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh is canceled due to rain, then the Proteas team can reach the semi-finals despite the defeat.

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