South Africa defeated the Netherlands by 4 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Posted on June 8, 2024 by cbtfhome

David Miller's unbeaten 59 helped South Africa recover from a horrible start and post a win of four wickets over the Netherlands in their T20 World Cup match. Miller hit a 51-ball 59 to help his team to their second win in as many matches, while putting on a crucial stand for the fifth wicket with Tristan Stubbs. The Proteas finished at 106 for six and 18.5 overs, chasing 104. 

South Africa were reduced to 12/4 inside the powerplay, but they recovered strongly, riding on a 65-run stand between Miller and Stubbs. Earlier, pacer Ottneil Baartman returned a four-wicket haul as SA restricted the Netherlands to 103 for 9. Baartman produced a measly spell to record 4-0-11-4, while Anrich Nortje (2/19) and Marco Jansen (2/20) provided strong support as the Proteas bowlers dominated the Dutch batters.

Brief scores

South Africa 106/6 in 18.5 overs; David Miller 59* from 51; Vivian Kingma 12/2; Logan Van Beek 21/2 beat Netherlands103/9 in 20 Overs: Sybrand Engelbrecht 40 from 45; Ottniel Baartman 11/4; Anrich Nortje 19/2; Marco Jansen 20/2 by 4 wickets