ICC World Cup 2023 South Africa vs Netherlands, 15th Match Highlights: NED won by 38 runs

South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl. The Netherlands set a target of 246 runs in 43 overs, but unfortunately, South Africa was unable to successfully chase it down and lost to the Netherlands by a margin of 38 runs.

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ODI World Cup 2023 South Africa vs Netherlands 15th Match Highlights at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is in full swing, and the match between South Africa and the Netherlands promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams have had contrasting journeys in the tournament so far, with South Africa enjoying a strong start while the Netherlands have struggled to find their footing. In this article, we will delve into the key details of this highly anticipated match, including team previews, match analysis, and predictions.

  South Africa vs Netherlands 15th Match
  publive-image  NED won by 38 runs  (43 overs game due to rain)
publive-imageNED   245/8 (43)
publive-imageSA   207/10 (42.5)
  Venue   Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  Date & Time   Tue, Oct 17, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   SA opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Scott Edwards


World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score


SA vs NED Match Highlights 

Netherlands Inning:

South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first against the Netherlands. The Dutch team had a slow start to their innings, scoring only 28 runs and losing 2 wickets during the powerplay. Vikramajit (2) and ODowd (18) were dismissed early on. However, captain Edwards played an exceptional unbeaten innings, scoring 78 runs off 69 balls, which included 10 fours and 1 six. Due to rain, the game was reduced to 43 overs for both sides. The Netherlands managed to score 245 runs while losing 8 wickets within the designated overs. South African bowlers, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, and Kagiso Rabada, successfully took 2 wickets each in the match.


South Africa Inning:

In pursuit of the target of 246 runs, South Africa managed to score 41 runs during the powerplay, but unfortunately lost 2 wickets in the process. Both Bavuma (16) and de Kock (20) were dismissed during this phase. Shortly after the powerplay ended, Markram (1) and Dussen (4) also made their way back to the pavilion. Milled played a crucial role by contributing 43 runs off 52 balls, which included 4 fours and 1 sixer.


Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Edwards   NED   78*   69   10   1   113.04


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Jansen   SA   8    1   27   2   0   6   3.40

Match Details


The highly anticipated 15th Match between South Africa and Netherlands is scheduled to take place on October 17th at the esteemed Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. The match is set to commence at 02:00 PM IST.

Match Preview: A Clash of Confidence

South Africa enters this match with confidence soaring high after back-to-back victories against Sri Lanka and Australia. Their batting prowess was on full display in their opening match, where they notched up an incredible 428 runs, the highest team total in World Cup history. Led by the dynamic Quinton de Kock, who scored a scintillating century, South Africa's batting lineup looks formidable. Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram also contributed centuries in that match, showcasing the depth of their batting resources.


On the other hand, the Netherlands has had a challenging start to their World Cup campaign, suffering defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand. However, despite the losses, the Dutch team showed glimpses of promise in their match against Pakistan. They pushed the Asian giants at various stages but ultimately fell short in their chase. With players like Colin Ackermann and Bas de Leede showcasing their skills, the Netherlands will be eager to bounce back and prove their mettle against a strong South African side.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report

The match will take place at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Known for its stunning mountain views and quirky architecture, the venue adds an enchanting backdrop to the cricketing action. The pitch at Dharamsala has historically favored both spinners and pacers, offering a balanced contest between bat and ball. Teams batting first have had an advantage on this ground, and posting a score above 300 could be ideal to put the opposition under pressure.


Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 23,000 Fast Bowling- Friendly (Fast) 214 Batting First

SA vs NED Head-to-Head Record

In ODI, South Africa and Netherlands have gone head-to-head in a total of 7 matches. Out of these exciting encounters, South Africa has emerged victorious in 6 matches, while Netherlands is yet to claim a single win. Interestingly, one match resulted in no outcome.

Team Previews: South Africa and the Netherlands

South Africa: A Formidable Unit

South Africa has emerged as one of the tournament's strong contenders with their impressive performances so far. Led by the dynamic Temba Bavuma, the Proteas boast a settled side that has found a firm grip on their strengths and weaknesses. The batting lineup, spearheaded by the explosive Quinton de Kock, has been a force to reckon with. The likes of Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, and David Miller have also contributed significantly to the team's success.

In the bowling department, South Africa possesses a wealth of talent. Kagiso Rabada, their premier pacer, has been in good rhythm and will lead the attack with his fiery pace. The spin duo of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi adds variety and control to the bowling lineup. With a strong batting unit and a well-rounded bowling attack, South Africa enters this match as the overwhelming favorites.


ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

The Netherlands: Seeking Redemption

The Netherlands, despite their unfavorable start to the tournament, should not be underestimated. They have shown glimpses of their potential, and their victory over the West Indies and Zimbabwe in the qualifiers highlights their capabilities. The team will rely on the experienced duo of Max O'Dowd and Colin Ackermann to provide stability at the top order. Bas de Leede and Scott Edwards will be vital in the middle order, providing the Netherlands with the necessary firepower.

In the bowling department, the Netherlands possesses talented individuals who can trouble the opposition. Aryan Dutt and Paul van Meekeren have shown their ability to pick up crucial wickets, while Roelof van der Merwe adds a spin element to the attack. Despite being the underdogs, the Netherlands has the potential to surprise their opponents and bounce back in this encounter.

Key Battles and Strategies

South Africa's Dominant Batting vs. Netherlands' Bowling Challenge

South Africa's batting lineup has been in sensational form, scoring heavily in their previous matches. Quinton de Kock has been the standout performer with two consecutive centuries, making him the key wicket for the Netherlands. The Dutch bowlers will need to devise a plan to dismiss de Kock early and put pressure on the South African middle order.

On the other hand, the Netherlands' bowling attack will look to exploit any weaknesses in the South African lineup. They will aim to restrict the free-scoring batsmen and take early wickets to put pressure on the Proteas. The battle between South Africa's dominant batting and the Netherlands' bowling challenge will be a crucial factor in determining the outcome of the match.

Pitch Conditions and Team Strategy

Considering the pitch conditions at Dharamsala, both teams will need to adapt their strategies accordingly. South Africa, known for their aggressive batting approach, will look to post a challenging total on the board if they bat first. Their batsmen will need to be cautious early on, as the pitch might offer some movement to the bowlers.

The Netherlands, being aware of the challenges posed by the South African batting lineup, will aim to restrict their opponents to a manageable total. Their bowlers must maintain discipline and execute their plans effectively to keep the Proteas in check. In terms of batting, the Netherlands will need a collective effort from their top order to chase down any target set by South Africa.


ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

Match Prediction: South Africa to Prevail

Based on their recent form and the overall strength of their squad, South Africa enters this match as the clear favorite. They have a settled unit that has clicked well in all departments. The Netherlands, though capable, will find it challenging to overcome the formidable South African side. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and the Netherlands will be eager to prove their worth and cause an upset.

SA vs NED Probable Playing XI 

South Africa Playing XI:  Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee

Bench: Lizaad Williams, Reeza Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi

Support Staff: Rob Walter, Jean-Paul Duminy, Rory Kleinveldt

Netherlands  Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

Bench: Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Ryan Klein

Support Staff: Ryan Cook, Peter Borren


ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


The clash between South Africa and the Netherlands promises to be an exciting contest in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. South Africa's dominant batting lineup, led by Quinton de Kock, will look to maintain their winning streak. The Netherlands, on the other hand, will aim to bounce back from their initial setbacks and put up a strong fight. With the scenic Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium as the backdrop, cricket fans can expect an enthralling encounter between these two teams.

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