South Africa won the breath-taking match by just 1 run, Nepal missed the second big upset

RSA vs NEP: Nepal lost by just 1 run in a breathtaking match against South Africa. If the Nepal team had won this match, it would have been the second big upset of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Jun 15, 2024 - 11:46
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South Africa won the breath-taking match by just 1 run, Nepal missed the second big upset
South Africa won the breath-taking match by just 1 run, Nepal missed the second big upset

Under the T20 World Cup 2024, today the 31st match was played between South Africa and Nepal in Group D at Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St. Vincent. Nepal lost by just 1 run in this breath-taking match against South Africa. If the Nepal team had won this match, it would have been the second big upset of the T20 World Cup 2024. In this tournament, the USA had made a big upset by defeating Pakistan, if Nepal had succeeded today, it would also have been counted with America. South Africa, batting first, had set a target of just 116 runs in front of Nepal, but this associate team was reduced to 114 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs.

After losing the toss, South Africa batted first and scored 115 runs for the cost of seven wickets in 20 overs, led by Reeza Hendricks' 43. Aside from Hendricks, Tristan Stubbs scored 27 runs off 18 balls. Aside from that, no other batsman could perform really well. Nepal's Kushal Bhurtel grabbed four wickets, while Dipendra Singh took three.

Chasing South Africa's goal of 116 runs, Nepal got off to a promising start, with Kushal Bhurtel (13) and Aasif Sheikh (42) forming a 35-run partnership for the first wicket. Shamsi preyed on both of them. Following this, Anil Shah produced a superb innings of 27 runs, bringing Nepal closer to the mark and stealing everyone's breath away.

In the last over, Nepal's team needed only 8 runs to win. Gulshan Jha hit a four on the third ball of Otniel Bartman and then took two runs on the fourth ball to bring Nepal to the threshold of victory. But, he bowled the fifth ball empty and Gulshan Jha was out on the last ball. In this way, Nepal lost by just one run and missed a big upset against South Africa.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer