Netherlands beat South Africa by 13 runs in final over to secure place in World Cup semi-finals . South Africa bowled out 159 runs in their 20 overs to reach a modest total of 1458 .
Adelaide (Australia), November 6: After defeating South Africa in their last Super-12 match, Netherlands staged a big upset in the upcoming T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, guaranteeing India a place in the semi-finals.The South African batters collapsed and failed to escape a modest score of 159 runs as the Dutch bowlers restricted them to 1458 in their 20 overs.Brandon Glover led the Netherlands to three wickets in his two innings, as he starred with the ball.After South Africa lost to the Dutch team, India secured a spot in the T20 World Cup semi-finals.South African openers Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock got off to a good start in the first over by smashing a four and a six in the second over.Fred Klaassen, a Netherland pacer, dismissed de Cock in the third over, drawing first blood for the team.Proteas captain Paul van Meekeren was removed from the Dutch team in the sixth over, sending both teams into the hut.Rilee Rossouw did play some attacking shots in his brief stay, but Glover dismissed him for 25(19) in the 10th over, limiting South Africa to 683 at the end of ten overs. Glover crushed a Miller in the 16th over to deny the Proteas' hopes of qualifying for the finals.In the 18th round, Bas de Leede sent Heinrich Klaasen out, the only real seen batter at the crease, knocking on the door to victory.The Dutch team lost just one wicket after Klaasens, as the South African team needed 36 runs off the crease with no visible batter at the wicket and a limping Keshav Maharaj batting with Kagiso Rabada.The Netherlands won by 13 runs in the final over, their first-ever victory over South Africa. Tom Cooper, an experienced batsman, was also instrumental in making 35 runs from 19 balls.The Netherlands were off to a great start in the first 2 overs, scoring 17 runs, with left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj taking two wickets for the Proteas.Max ODowd wanted to push the ball into the gaps and play second fiddle to his partner in the first six overs, allowing their team to reach 48 runs without losing at the end of the powerplay, making it their best powerplay score in the tournament.Aiden Markram dismissed Myburgh in the ninth over to give his team the first breakthrough. ODowd was raged on, and he slammed a six as his partner chased the bowlers.At the end of ten overs, the Dutch team reached 701.Maharaj was hit for a six in the 13th over but bowled ODowd for a wicket to bring Ackermann to the crease.Cooper was dismissed in the 15th over by Anrich Nortje, who took two more batters to the plate for the last five overs.The Netherlands won by 31 runs off the last two overs, bringing the team to 1584 in 20 overs.