Proteas’ shock loss to the Dutch leaves Twitter stunned

South Africa’s T20 World Cup campaign came to a screeching halt with a stunning 13-run defeat against the Netherlands in their final Super 12 match in Adelaide on Sunday.

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Netherlands captain Scott Edwards and boss de Lied celebrate their victory over South Africa in Adelaide. A.P

The T20 World Cup saw its latest, and perhaps biggest, Proteas campaign come to a premature end with the Netherlands defeating South Africa by 13 runs in Adelaide on Sunday.

South Africa, who were heavily favored to become the first team from Group 2 to qualify for the semi-finals, failed to chase down the target of 159 runs set by the Dutch, to which the bowlers responded brilliantly. And died on the ball of Temba Baoma. Men strike fear into their ranks throughout their innings.

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The tournament has been one of the biggest upsets of all time – with the West Indies being knocked out by Ireland and Scotland and Namibia beating Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe by one run against Pakistan.

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South Africa had never lost a match against a non-Test nation prior to this game, and may already be planning for the semi-finals when a spirited Dutch side, whose only Super 12 victory comes against Zimbabwe on Saturday. Hoi, came from nowhere and stopped them in their tracks.

South Africa’s exit from the tournament not only seals India’s place in the semi-finals, but also makes the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan — taking place at the Adelaide Oval — a virtual quarter-final.

The India-Zimbabwe match, the final Super 12 match of the tournament, will however decide the semi-final matches as a win for the Men in Blue will ensure they top the group and face England in the other semi-final. Thursday.

We now take a look at some of the reactions to South Africa’s shock loss:

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