New Delhi: In yet another unexpected moment of the ongoing T20 World Cup, Netherlands beat cricket legend South Africa. It was not just a defeat for the Proteas, but it can be called a big blow. This crushed their chances of reaching the semi-finals and ruled them out of the tournament.
There were several moments of surprise and shock during the game, with the Netherlands performing brilliantly with the bat first and then inspiring bowling performances. South Africa lost by 13 runs due to Netherlands bowling and fielding.
WATCH: David Miller’s wicket that changed SA vs NED game of
The game-changing moment of the game was when David Miller was dismissed 17 runs. Brandon Glover was in charge of the 16th over and Miller picked up the shot but it didn’t have enough length. At the same time, van de Merwe stood with all the wisdom to dismiss him. He ran towards the boundary to take an unbelievable catch.
‘Very disappointed’ by Temba Bavuma defeat
Netherlands registered the biggest win of their career by registering a 13-run win. South Africa captain Temab Bavuma had nothing but to be ‘extremely disappointed’.
In the post-match press conference, Bavuma said, ‘Very disappointing. We played really well before this game. We knew it was a win game and we stumbled again when it mattered. It is difficult for boys to swallow. We had the confidence and confidence to reach the knockouts. There are so many things you can choose from when you lose like this.”