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Netherlands Vs South Africa Highlights, T20 World Cup: Miller's Fifty Gives SA Hard-Fought Win Against Dutch

Netherlands Vs South Africa, T20 World Cup Highlights: Netherlands gave South Africa a major scare threatening to defeat Proteas for the third consecutive time in ICC events only for David Miller to emerge as the match winner. Ottniel Baartman picked four wickets as SA pacers restricted the Dutch side to just 103/9. What looked like an easy chase for SA was soon turned into an uphill battle. The Proteas top three was dismissed for three runs and then they were four down for 12. Miller and Tristan Stubbs then stitched up a crucial partnership to take SA closer to the target. Netherlands kept fighting with wickets but Miller guided his team to victory.

David Miller scored a match-winning fifty Photo: AP/Adam Hunger

Netherlands Vs South Africa, T20 World Cup Live Updates

Netherlands Vs South Africa, T20 World Cup Highlights: Netherlands gave South Africa a major scare threatening to defeat Proteas for the third consecutive time in ICC events only for David Miller to emerge as the match winner. Ottniel Baartman picked four wickets as SA pacers restricted the Dutch side to just 103/9. What looked like an easy chase for SA was soon turned into an uphill battle. The Proteas top three was dismissed for three runs and then they were four down for 12. Miller and Tristan Stubbs then stitched up a crucial partnership to take SA closer to the target. Netherlands kept fighting with wickets but Miller guided his team to victory. (Scorecard)

Netherlands Vs South Africa Squads

South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Ryan Rickelton, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Netherlands Squad: Michael Levitt, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards(w/c), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma, Saqib Zulfiqar, Aryan Dutt, Kyle Klein, Wesley Barresi

Netherlands Vs South Africa Pitch Report

We have a fresh pitch for today's game. There's a strong breeze blowing across. 70 meters on one side, 66 on the other, and 72 meters down the ground. It's been a change of strategy - they've definitely taken more grass off. I think this will play better and I think they're using this for the India-Pakistan game as well.

From Shaun Pollock and Ebony Rainford-Brent

Netherlands Vs South Africa Toss Update

South Africa captain Aiden Markram wins toss and opts to bowl first in New York.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Playing XIs

Netherlands: Michael Levitt, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards(w/c), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: 1/1 (1)

Jansen Strikes!

Marco Jansen has given SA their first wicket on the third ball of the match. A fantastic review by Quinton de Kock for caught behind and Michael Levitt is out for a Duck.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: 20/3 (6)

SA pacers dominate

Marco Jansen has struck twice while Ottniel Baartmann got one wicket as SA have restricted NED to just 20/3 in the powerplay.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: 35/4 (10)

NED in deep trouble

The runs are not coming and the wickets continue to fall for the Netherlands. Anrich Nortje dismissed Bas de Leede, who scored just 6 from 16 balls, in the tenth over.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: 66/6 (15)

SA in control

Netherlands have been unable to break free from the South African bowlers' chokehold. The run out of skipper Scot Edwards only added salt to Dutch wounds.

A total of over 120 is what Netherlands will be looking at.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: 103/9 (20)

Baartman finishes with four

Playing his first World Cup, Ottniel Baartman took four wickets against Netherlands as the Dutch could only muster 103/9 in their 20 overs.

Innings Break!

NED 103/9 in 20 Overs: Sybrand Engelbrecht 40 from 45; Ottniel Baartman 11/4, Anrich Nortje 19/2, Marco Jansen 20/2

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 3/1 (1)

De Kock out for Diamond Duck!

A terrible mix-up and Quinton de Kock is gone off the very first ball of the innings.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 16/4 (6)

0 boundaries in powerplay!

South Africa batters have been unable to find a single boundary in the first six overs. After de Kock was run out for a Diamond Duck. Van Beek then bowled Reeza Hendricks for 3 with a beauty. Aiden Markram also departed for Duck to make the score 3/3.

Heinrich Klaasen is the latest man to depart.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 29/4 (9)

First boundary in ninth over!

It has taken 51 balls for South Africa to get their first boundary. Still they remain behind in the chase of 104. 76 runs still needed from 66 balls.

Tristan Stubbs and David Miller are on the crease.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 75/4 (15)

29 runs needed from 30 balls

Tristan Stubbs and David Miller have combined to pull SA out of danger and now it seems they will cross the line. Both the batters have gone past 30 and will look to finish it off quickly now.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 88/6 (18)

SA need 24 runs from 12 balls

David Miller remains SA's biggest hope to avoid third straight loss to Netherlands in an ICC event. Marco Jansen followed Tristan Stubbs to pavillion as the Dutch got two quick wickets to bring another twist in the tale.

Netherlands Vs South Africa Live Score: SA 106/6 (18.5)

SA Beat NED By 4 Wickets!

SA Win By 4 Wickets

SA 106/6 in 18.5 overs David Miller 59* from 51; Vivian Kingma 12/2, Logan Van Beek 21/2 beat NED 103/9 in 20 Overs Sybrand Engelbrecht 40 from 45; Ottniel Baartman 11/4, Anrich Nortje 19/2, Marco Jansen 20/2 by 4 wickets

Scott Edwards, NED Captain

"Credit to South Africa they bowled well, credit to their batters how they batted in the end. Probably hard to tell. We were just getting an understanding of the slow outfield and the way that wicket played. I think we think we pride ourselves playing in tournament cricket, we find our ways of playing in such games. I back our guys, it was a tough wicket to start."

Aiden Markram, SA Captain

"It was nerve-racking. Got to give credit to them and also credit to us upfront (with the ball.) It's a game of a cricket, they (Netherlands) have proved that they can beat best teams. They have beaten us twice (in ICC tournaments), not a mental block or something. The game of cricket makes it a bit tricky. We are moving forward as a squad. Sometimes the wins are going to be convincing. To squeeze a win out of that situation, it's good for the team environment. If compared to the first game, I think the wicket played well today."

David Miller Is The Player Of The Match

That's It From Our Side

That will be it from our side. Another interesting game. South Africa bowled well to restrict 103/9 but the Dutch struck back reducing the Proteas to 3/3. Ultimately David Miller pulled SA out of trouble and led to a four-wicket win.

Good Night!

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