World Cup Points Table: South Africa’s Net Run-rate Dented After 1st Loss, Netherlands Up From Last Spot | Cricket News

World Cup Points Table: South Africa’s web run-rate has been impacted after their 1st loss.© AFP

South Africa’s march within the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 got here to a impolite halt as they slumped to a loss in opposition to Netherlands. Coming into the Cricket World Cup match, hardly anyone would have anticipated the outcome however the Netherlands staff saved the consider in themselves to trigger a serious upset in opposition to the world No. 3 ODI staff South Africa. Netherlands, in a rain-curtailed match with the variety of overs diminished to 43 per facet, notched a superb whole of 245/8. In reply, South Africa might by no means sew an awesome stand and managed simply 207 in 42.5 overs.

Before the match, South Africa had been positioned third with a web run-rate of +2.360. After the loss, although their place didn’t change, their web run-rate received diminished to +1.385. Netherlands, to this point the final staff within the 10-team desk, is at present ninth. India proceed to steer the desk.

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Scott Edwards performed a captain’s knock to steer the Netherlands’ outstanding restoration and take them to 245 for eight in a rain-hit sport in opposition to South Africa within the World Cup  on Tuesday.

Intermittent rain added an additional chill within the mountain air and diminished the sport to 43-over a facet contest.

South Africa expectedly opted to bowl amid the overcast sky and their bunch of formidable pacers together with Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi, received lots out of the floor.

However, their demise overs bowling left lots to be desired because the Netherlands plundered 68 runs within the final 5 overs. The Netherlands had been struggling at 140 for seven within the thirty fourth over.

Edwards (78 off 69) shared an entertaining 64-run partnership off 37 balls with Roelof van der Merwe (29 off 19) in the direction of the tip of the innings to take the staff previous 200.

With PTI inputs

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