In order to qualify for the forthcoming ODI World Cup, South Africa cannot afford to lose the third and final ODI match against the Netherlands, which is slated to take place on April 2, at The Wanderers Stadium, in Johannesburg. Notably, the Proteas managed to decimate the visiting side in the second match, winning by eight wickets and thus, will be confident ahead of the next match.
The Netherlands on the other hand needs to sort out their batting. Other than Vikramjit Singh (45 runs off 53 deliveries) and Teja Nidamanuru (48 off 71 deliveries), all the other batters failed to show up and that’s a massive reason to worry about. Meanwhile, the Proteas were terrific with the ball. Sisanda Magala and Tabraiz Shamsi picked up three wickets each while speedster Anrich Nortje picked up two. Courtesy of their splendid bowling, the Netherlands were bundled out for 189 runs.
When it comes to their batting, skipper Temba Bavuma wreaked havoc, scoring 90* off 79 deliveries. Aiden Markram supported him well in the middle, with 51* off 39 deliveries and with that, South Africa won the match in a comfortable fashion.
SA vs NED Match Details:
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date & Time: April 2, 01:30 PM IST
Broadcast and Live Streaming details: Star Sports network and FanCode
SA vs NED Pitch Report:
The surface in Johannesburg will favour the batters heavily. Batting first will be ideal and anything above 280 runs will be good on this wicket.
SA vs NED Probable Playing XIs
South Africa (SA)
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Musa Ahmed, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (wk/c), Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen
SA vs NED Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma is in sublime form of late and was brilliant in the previous match. He will hope to continue in the same manner and help the team qualify for the World Cup.
Probable best bowler
The speedster will look to rattle the Dutch batters as he did in the second ODI. Before flying to India for IPL, he will hope to prove his mettle to get into the playing XI of CSK. Now, even though the conditions in Johannesburg usually support the batters, Sisanda is someone who can still do a lot of damage.