World Cup 2023: South Africa tighten grip as ackermann falls to Coetzee’s precision bowling

In a pivotal moment of the ongoing World Cup 2023 game, South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee delivered a decisive blow to the Netherlands, claiming the wicket of Ackermann with a perfectly executed delivery. Ackermann’s attempt to break the dot ball streak ended in disaster, highlighting the pressure the Netherlands faced against South Africa’s relentless bowling.

Coetzee’s delivery, a back of a length ball outside off, seamed in menacingly after hitting the pitch. Ackermann, feeling the mounting pressure, tried to break free with an expansive shot. He opted for a flashy cut, hoping to find the boundary, but misjudged the length. The ball seamed in sharply, catching the inside edge of Ackermann’s bat. With a loud noise, the ball crashed into the stumps, leaving Ackermann’s stumps in disarray.


This wicket further pushed the Netherlands on the back foot, intensifying their struggle against South Africa’s disciplined bowling attack. Ackermann’s departure for 13 runs off 25 balls, including one boundary, emphasized the challenge posed by the Proteas’ relentless line and length.

Teams –

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