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T20 World Cup 2024 points table after South Africa beat Netherlands

David Miller (L) shares a moment with Tristan Stubbs. — ICC

South Africa defeated the Netherlands by four wickets in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2024 in New York and the Proteas now sit on top of the points table in Group D.

David Miller cruised the Proteas to victory as he scored 59 not out and won an important for Aiden Markram’s side.

After South Africa’s win over the Netherlands, this is how the T20 World Cup points table looks like.

Group A

Group A of T20 World Cup. — Geo Super

Group B

Group B of T20 World Cup. — Geo Super

Group C

Group C of T20 World Cup. — Geo Super

Group D

Group D of T20 World Cup. — Geo Super

Chasing the 104-run target, South Africa had a terrible start as their top order was shaken by the Dutch bowlers and they were reduced to 12-4 in just 2.3 overs.

Reeza Hendricks (3 off 10), Quinton de Kock (0), Aiden Markram (0) and Heinrich Klaasen (4 off 7) walked back to the pavilion which put the Proteas in an uncomfortable position.

However, Tristan Stubbs and Miller combined for 65 runs which brought the Proteas back in the game.

Stubbs was removed by Bas de Leede in the 17th over and soon, Marco Jansen too departed for the pavilion. The wickets kept falling but Miller continued the charge against the Dutch and eventually led his side to victory with an innings of 59 not out.

Earlier in the first innings, the Proteas bowlers dominated the match and put the Dutch batters on the back foot from the very first over as their opener Michael Levitt was removed by Marco Jensen on the third ball of the innings.

South African bowlers continued with their attack against the Dutch and kept on sending their batters back to the pavilion without scoring big runs.

The Netherlands were soon 48-6 in 11.5 overs and it looked like another early collapse in New York but Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek formed a crucial 54-run partnership that helped them cross the 100-run mark.

The partnership was broken by the Proteas’ Ottniel Baartman in the last over as the Netherlands concluded their innings at 103-9 in 20 overs.

Jensen and Anrich Nortje picked two wickets each while Baartman managed to remove four Dutch batters.

South Africa had won the toss and opted to bowl first in New York.

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