New Delhi: South Africa met Netherlands on the ground in Adelaide, Oval on November 6, 2022. They were competing int ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Batting first, Netherlands gave a target of 158 in 20 overs at the loss of 4 wickets.
South Africa made a slow start
On the other hand, South Africa made a slow start at the beginning of their innings. The captain Temba Bavuma opened along with Quinton De Kock. However, both of them were sent back to pavilion without spending much time on the crease.
Following the dismissal of the South African openers, most of the batters were sent back to pavilion without playing a winnable innings. The team had to face a crushing 13-run defeat from the Netherlands. Following this defeat, a statement of coach Mark Boucher has gone viral on the social media. In his statement he seems particularly angry on the members of the South African cricket team.
‘This is the most embarrassing defeat in my life’: Mark Boucher
Coach Mark Boucher’s got angry is being seen after Group-2’s defeat in Super-12. Let us tell you that the South African team has been out of the T20 World Cup. There he said,
“Maybe as a coach, yes. I think it’s quite disappointing because as a player you could at least still stay in the match. As a coach, you leave it to other individuals and go out there to try and perform. Yes, it was definitely the worst defeat as a coach.”
He further stated that the players coming into the match had low energy, indicating that they were unable to adjust to the time zone.
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Couldn’t implement plans properly
Mark Boucher further said, “I think if you look at the way the match started, our energy was low. Whether it is a ten-and-a-half match, times have been tough. Haven’t had a chance to talk to the players yet and find out where they think it’s gone wrong.”
“I think we had plans, but we didn’t use them well. I thought if you look at the whole match, I think the Netherlands overtook us. He bowled with good planning. On the field they were able to put more pressure on us than we were able to put pressure on them,” he said.