Netherlands vs South Africa: T20 World Cup 2024

Nishal Shah

Netherlands vs South Africa

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South Africa is struggling early in their chase against the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup 2024. After just three overs, South Africa is 8/3, with key players De Kock, Hendricks, and Markram already out.

Netherlands vs South Africa

Pre-Match Overview

The Netherlands, full of confidence after beating South Africa in their last two ICC meetings, face South Africa in a Group D match in New York. In the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Netherlands stunned South Africa with a 13-run victory. They did it again in the 50-over World Cup last year, winning by 38 runs.

Match Start: South Africa Wins Toss

South Africa’s captain, Aiden Markram, won the toss and chose to field first. South Africa’s fast bowlers, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, are expected to be crucial.

Early Action

The game started with a bang. In the first over, South Africa lost a wicket to a run-out. Quinton de Kock was caught short of his crease, and the Netherlands players were ecstatic. After one over, South Africa was 3/1.

Dramatic Over: Markram Out

Captain Aiden Markram tried to stay at the crease but was caught behind on the very next ball after surviving an appeal. The score was 3/3, and Dutch fans were thrilled.

Another Early Wicket

Logan van Beek bowled Reeza Hendricks, and South Africa was in deep trouble at 3/2 after two overs.

Steady Progress

Despite the early setbacks, South Africa continued to chase the modest target of 104 runs. Bas de Leede and Sybrand Engelbrecht were cautious, reaching 20/3 after the first six overs.

Mid-Innings Recap

South Africa’s Marco Jansen struck twice, causing trouble for the Netherlands. The Dutch were 18/3 after five overs, struggling to build momentum.

Late Innings Drama

The Netherlands managed to push their score to 103/9 after 20 overs, thanks to some late hitting. Ottniel Baartman took three crucial wickets in his final over, limiting the Dutch to a score South Africa thought manageable.

South Africa’s Chase

South Africa’s chase started poorly, with Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks both out quickly. Despite a few boundaries from Vikramjit Singh, the Dutch bowlers kept the pressure on.

Key Moments

  • First Wicket: Quinton de Kock caught behind.
  • Captain Markram Out: Aiden Markram caught off a leg-side delivery.
  • Another Early Wicket: Reeza Hendricks bowled by Logan van Beek.

Final Score

South Africa needs 104 runs to win but is struggling at 8/3 after three overs.


The Netherlands hopes to continue their winning streak against South Africa in ICC events, while South Africa looks for a comeback. This match promises excitement as both teams fight for victory.