Netherlands claim famous 38-run victory against South Africa

South Africa invited the Dutches to bat first in the rain-hit contest in Dharamsala on Tuesday. The Netherlands were 140/7 in the 34th over but captain Scott Edwards played a brilliant inning.

No.10 Aryan Dutt smacked three sixes to conclude the batting inning. The Netherlands scored 245/8 as Edwards ended unbeaten on 78 off 69.

Kagiso Rabada struck twice, while Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee picked a wicket each as the Netherlands lost four wickets with 50 on the board.

South Africa got off to a good start to the chase with captain Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock putting up a steady opening stand. However, they collapsed from 36/0 to 44/4 between the eighth and 12th overs.

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The pitch offered variable bounce and some turn as the Netherlands found out an opportunity against the South African batting unit which shattered under pressure to be all out for 207 in 42.5 overs. They handed the Dutches their first World Cup win against a Test-playing nation.