Captain Scott Edwards’ Heroic Innings Leads Netherlands to Stunning Victory Over South Africa in ICC World Cup 2023
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards, who defeated South Africa by scoring a blistering 78*, has thanked the people of India. He said that we are getting a lot of support during the World Cup. We try our best to live up to the expectations of the public. The Netherlands defeated South Africa in the T-20 World Cup 2022. In such a situation, Scott Edwards said that we were confident that if hard work is done then charisma can happen in ODI also. Before the World Cup,
the Netherlands did not get any ODI series from the ICC. In such a situation, the Netherlands team under the leadership of Scott Edwards reached India before the scheduled time. With the help of BCCI, nets bowlers from across the country were provided to the Netherlands. The Netherlands started preparations for the World Cup with the help of these bowlers. This team had qualified for the World Cup by defeating West Indies.
Meanwhile, a practice match was played between Karnataka and Netherlands, where Netherlands lost 9 wickets for just 34 runs. At that time the Netherlands was made fun of. It was said that if such a team plays in the World Cup, then the opposition teams should be given 2 points without playing. Netherlands gave a befitting reply to critics in the World Cup. Batting first after losing the toss at Dharamshala ground, Netherlands scored 245 runs for 8 wickets in 43 overs.
In reply, South Africa was all out for 207 runs in 42.5 overs. Due to rain, this match was reduced to 43-43 overs. This is Netherlands’ first win over South Africa in ODI cricket. So far 8 matches have been played between the two teams, out of which South Africa has won 6 and 1 remained inconclusive. This is Netherlands’ third overall win in the World Cup. The team has won a match in the ODI World Cup after 16 years. The team’s last win was against Scotland in 2007. Netherlands won its first World Cup match by defeating Namibia in 2003.
At one time the Dutch team had lost 7 wickets for 140 runs. It seemed that the team would not be able to reach 200, but South African bowlers could not take lower order wickets and Netherlands reached 245 runs for 8 wickets in 43 overs. 109 runs were scored in the last 9 overs. After losing 7 wickets for 140 runs, captain Scott Edwards made 2 big partnerships. He made a partnership of 64 runs with Roelof van der Merwe for the 8th wicket.
Then added 41 runs in an unbroken partnership with Aryan Dutt for the 9th wicket. Captain Scott Edwards scored 78* runs in 69 balls with the help of 10 fours and 1 six. The Dutch captain said that we are not going to stop here, our aim is to register some more wins in this tournament. Man of the Match Scott Edwards said that our middle order was falling apart in the last few matches. So I kept myself safe and the team benefited from it. Congratulate the Netherlands captain on his courageous match-winning innings with cricjaffa.