South Africa and the Netherlands have faced each other thrice in the ODI World Cups. All three times, the Proteas emerged victorious. Talking about their head to head records in India, then the two teams have played each other once in India and the match was won convincingly by the South Africans.
The World Cup 2023 is in motion, and we are quickly down to the 15th match of the tournament. South Africa is all set to take on the Netherlands at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on 17th October at 2:00 PM IST.
South Africa have put on a couple of dominating shows in the World Cup 2023. With two wins under their belt and a net run rate of +2.360, Temba Bavuma and his men will be looking to keep their win wagon running.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, have lost both their games despite showing a fighting spirit. They have a net run rate of -1.800 and they will be looking to pull off an upset like the Afghans have done against England. Before the game goes live, let us look at the head-to-head stats of the two teams in ODIs so far.
So far, the Proteas have been the outright dominant team in the clash between the two teams. South Africa have played seven times against the Netherlands in the ODI format. Out of these, on six occasions, the Dutch have been on the losing side while one match have been abandoned between them.
|South Africa Won||6|
- 1 South Africa vs Netherlands head to head team ODI records and stats
- 2 SA vs NED head to head player stats (ODI)
- 3 South Africa vs Netherlands: What happened in their last meeting?
- 4 SA vs NED last match scorecard
South Africa vs Netherlands head to head team ODI records and stats
Regarding the player stats, Aiden Markram has the most runs in this head-to-head contest. Markram has scored 226 runs in just two matches, with one half-century and a century. He also holds the record for the highest individual score by a player in an innings, which is 175.
Regarding bowling records, Sisanda Magala has the highest number of wickets in this clash. He sits at the top of the table with eight wickets in three matches and his best figures being 5/43. Incidentally, Magala's best figures also top the best bowling figures chart of this clash.
SA vs NED head to head player stats (ODI)
SA vs NED head-to-head ODI batting records
|Aiden Markam (SA)||226|
|JP Duminy (SA)||190|
|AC Hudson (SA)||161|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||147|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||134|
Highest Individual Score
|Aiden Markram (SA)||175|
|AC Hudson (SA)||161|
|JP Duminy (SA)||150*|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||134|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||128*|
|Batter||Number of Sixes|
|JP Duminy (SA)||12|
|Aiden Markram (SA)||8|
|Herschelle Gibbs (SA)||7|
|Andile Phehlukwayo (SA)||6|
|Faf du Plessis (SA)||5|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||5|
SA vs NED head-to-head ODI bowling records
|Bowlers||Number of Wickets|
|Sisanda Magala (SA)||8|
|Robin Peterson (SA)||6|
|Fred Klaasen (NED)||5|
|Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)||4|
|Vivian Kingma (NED)||4|
|Imran Tahir (SA)||3|
|Aiden Markram (SA)||3|
|Ryan ten Doeschate (NED)||3|
|Paul van Meekeran (NED)||3|
Best Bowling Figures
|Bowlers||Best Bowling Figure|
|Sisanda Magala (SA)||5/43|
|Robin Peterson (SA)||4/67|
|Imran Tahir (SA)||3/19|
|Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)||3/25|
|Ryan ten Doeschate (NED)||3/72|
SA vs NED head-to-head ODI fielding records
Most Catches Overall
|Quinton De Kock (SA)||3|
|Faf du Plessis (SA)||3|
|Marco Jansen (SA)||3|
|Wesley Barresi (NED)||3|
|Tom Cooper (NED)||3|
|Pau van Meekeran (NED)||3|
SA vs NED head-to-head individual ODI records
Wesley Barresi, a part of the current Netherlands squad, has played the most number of ‘Netherlands vs South Africa' ODI matches. If he is kept in the playing XI of the upcoming match, it will be his fifth ODI against South Africa.
|Wesley Barresi (NED)||4|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||3|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||3|
|Sisanda Magala (SA)||3|
|David Miller (SA)||3|
|Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)||3|
|Peter Borren (NED)||3|
|Tom Copper (NED)||3|
|Scott Edwards (NED)||3|
|Fred Klaasen (NED)||3|
|Pieter Seelar (NED)||3|
|Max O'Dowd (NED)||3|
|Paul van Meekeran (NED)||3|
South Africa vs Netherlands: What happened in their last meeting?
These two teams last faced each other in a three-match series's third and final ODI. The game took place at the Johannesburg Stadium in South Africa on the 2nd of April, 2023.
The Netherlands won the toss and opted to field first in the game. Vivian Kingma gave the visitors an excellent start as he picked up the two early wickets of Quinton de Kock (8 off 19) and Temba Bavuma (6 off 12). South Africa were struggling at 32 for 2 in 7.2 overs when Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram came together to stabilise the ship of the Proteas.
But just when it looked like the duo would take the game away from the Dutch, Aryan Dutt picked up the wicket of Van der Dussen (25 off 40) and gave the hosts another shock. Heinrich Klaasen came into the crease at this juncture and played aggressively, giving a bit of momentum to the innings. But Klaasen (28 off 21) also failed to convert the start.
South Africa were in a dubious situation at a score of 145 for four in the 26th over when David Miller walked out and joined hands with Aiden Markram. But Miller and Markram were at the epitome of their batting skills as they slaughtered the Dutch bowlers during an epic partnership of 199 runs of 117 deliveries.
By the time Markam's stay ended, he had already scored 175 runs off 126 deliveries with seven sixes and seventeen fours. Miller also played the best brand of counter-attacking cricket, although he failed to reach the three-figure mark, as he was dismissed in the 47th over when his score was 91 off 61 deliveries. Courtesy of the knocks by these two batters, South Africa, managed to post a mammoth total of 370 runs on the board in 50 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
The Dutch showed a fighting spirit as they got off to a decent start. Even though they lost Vikramjit Singh 21 off 18) early, Musa Ahmed (61 off 69) and Max O'Dowd (47 off 49) stitched an 85-run partnership and kept them in the game. However, after the dismissal of these two batters, the Dutch got off track and lost the plot completely.
Skipper Scott Edwards (42 off 33) tried to keep the chase alive but fell short of partners as the other batters succumbed under the scoreboard pressure. The Netherlands lost the last eight wickets for 73 runs and were bundled out for 224 runs in 39.1 overs.
Sisanda Magala, with his clever bowling, emerged as the destroyer of the Dutch batting lineup as he picked up five wickets for 43 runs in his 10-over spell. South Africa managed to win the match by a massive margin of 146 runs.
South Africa, at present, is in a destructive form, and they will look to repeat the antics from this game in the upcoming fixture. While the Netherlands will look to put up a better show and make the Proteas fight for their win till the last ball.
SA vs NED last match scorecard
South Africa Batting
|Quinton de Kock||c Tom Cooper b Kingma||8 (19)|
|Temba Bavuma||c Barresi b Kingma||6 (12)|
|Rassie van der Dussen||c van Meekeren b Aryan Dutt||25 (40)|
|Aiden Markram||c Tom Cooper b Fred Klaassen||175 (126)|
|Heinrich Klaasen||c Edwards b Shariz Ahmad||28 (21)|
|David Miller||c and b van Meekeren||91 (61)|
|Marco Jansen||not out||11 (13)|
|Sisanda Magala||c van Meekeren b Fred Klaassen||5 (5)|
|Anrich Nortje||b van Meekeren||5 (6)|
|Lungi Ngidi||not out||1 (2)|
|Total||370/0 (50 Overs)|
|Vikramjit Singh||b Marco Jansen||21 (18)|
|Max O' Dowd||b Magala||47 (49)|
|Musa Ahmed||c Klaasen b Markram||61 (69)|
|Wesley Barresi||c van der Dussen b Magala||29 (36)|
|Tom Cooper||c Marco Jansen b Magala||2 (5)|
|Scott Edwards||lbw b Markram||42 (33)|
|Shariz Ahmad||b Magala||2 (9)|
|Aryan Dutt||not out||4 (7)|
|Paul van Meekeran||b Magala||0 (3)|
|Fred Klaasen||b Magala||0 (1)|
|Vivan Kingma||b Shamsi||1 (3)|
|Total||224/10 (39.1 Overs)|