NETHERLANDS (158/4) stun SOUTH AFRICA (145/8) by 13 runs

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NED recorded one of their biggest victories in world cricket as they stunned SA by 13 runs in the T20 WC 2022. South Africa win toss and Sent into bat, Netherlands rode on collective effort from its top-order to post 158 for 4. Ackermann top-scored for Netherlands with a unbeaten 41 in 26 ball, while Tom Cooper made 35 off 19 balls. Keshav Maharaj (2/27) picked up two wickets for South Africa. Defending the target, Netherlands bowlers rose to the occasion and restricted South Africa to 145 for 8 with Brandon Glover (3/9) scalping three batters. Rilee Rossouw top-scored for South Africa with a 25-run knock.

“Very disappointing. We really played well before this match. Hard one to swallow for the guys. We had the belief to get to the knockouts. You can pick out a lot of things when you lose that way. Firstly myself with the toss, winning the toss and bowling first.” Temba Bavuma

“I am lost for words. This is going to take a bit of time to take it all in. We are used to these conditions in Netherlands. We were confident around the 160 runs to defend this. Perfect gold for us after losing the 1st two matches.” Scott Edwards

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