World Cup 2023: Jansen Drops a Chance as Nidamanuru survives Ngidi’s fiery bouncer

South Africa’s star bowler, Ngidi, unleashed a fierce short ball aimed towards leg stump, testing the nerves of the batsman, Nidamanuru. The ball climbed sharply, forcing Nidamanuru to play the hook shot, sending the ball flying towards Marco Jansen stationed at fine leg.

The delivery was impeccable, a well-directed bouncer demonstrating Ngidi’s mastery of pace and precision. Nidamanuru, under pressure, attempted to hook the ball uppishly. The ball traveled flat and fast towards Jansen, who positioned himself near the boundary fence, ready for the catch.


As the ball came hurtling towards him, Jansen made a crouching effort to secure the catch. The impact of the ball hitting his hands was audible, but the sheer force caused the ball to pop out of his grasp. It was a moment of missed opportunity, a chance that slipped away as the ball hit the ground.

Ngidi’s exceptional bowling deserved a wicket, showcasing his ability to create pressure and capitalize on the batsman’s vulnerability. Despite the drop, Ngidi’s skill was evident, leaving fans in anticipation of the next fiery delivery.

Netherlands (Playing XI): Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(w/c), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee