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Holland’s low batting average gives South Africa an easy win

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South Africa 2-190 (Bavma 90*, Markram 51*, Dutt 1-30) beat Dutch 189 (Nidamanur 48, V. Singh 45, Shamsi 3-25, Magala 3-37) by eight wickets

Half-century unbeaten South Africa of Temba Babuma and Aiden Markram beat the Netherlands by eight wickets in the second One-Day International at Benoni.

The Dutchman folded well below par 189, with only two batsmen past 20 runs, but an unbeaten 102-run partnership between skipper Babuma and Mark Lamb saw the hosts corner the target with 20 overs to go. , could be picked. He improved the important points of the World Cup Super League by 10 points.

The two-match series has a lot at stake for South Africa, who need to win Sunday’s final ODI to more or less seal automatic qualification to this year’s over 50 World Cups, and Friday’s win is the way to go. was another step towards achieving that goal.

After losing the toss and being put in bat, Max O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh ensured that the Netherlands won the first skirmish. Singh was pulling hard, especially on his hind legs, where he smashed four fours and three sixes with 45 fun knocks.

But when the pair were dismissed in the space of four overs after a 58-run stand for the first wicket, the Dutch middle order collapsed, losing the next five wickets for 56 runs and dropping to 127-6 in 31 overs. bottom.

The team was bowled out for 189 in 46.1 overs, despite Teja Nidamanuru battling for 48, but the Netherlands were responsible for their own loss. Familiar Middle Order batting problems, exacerbated by the absence of Durham-bound Bass de Lied and an injured Tom Cooper, left the bowlers with too little to defend.

Scott Edwards said at the post-match press conference: I don’t think they (South African bowlers) kicked us out. Their better balls were really lacking, so we found a way to put ourselves out there.

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“It was a good start but you have to carry on from there. 189 was always well below the mark. We had to bowl exceptionally and we didn’t. We had a lot of decent innings, but we need players to get big hundreds in a row,” he said.

On a pitch that encouraged swings and turns, right-hander Quick Sisanda Magala and left-hander List spinner Tabriz Shamsi took three wickets each to inflict damage on the Dutch.

Off-spinner Aryan Dutt bid Quinton de Kok early in the South African pursuit in six overs before Fred Klaasen steered a top edge off Lassie van der Düssen’s pull on the 19th to give the Netherlands a likely chance. I sniffed out an unlikely victory.

But it was all about the smell, as Bavma and Markram smashed the remaining 102 runs in just 69 balls.

Sunday’s ODI is the Netherlands’ last chance to fine-tune their preparations for June’s World Cup qualifiers.

In a 10-team tournament hosted by Zimbabwe, only two will advance to India, while the Netherlands will face one team from Sri Lanka, the West Indies, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Ireland. full member.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/04/dutch-batting-collapse-hands-south-africa-a-facile-win/ Holland’s low batting average gives South Africa an easy win

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