THE South African Emerging Squad finished their involvement in the Quadrangular T20 Tournament in Windhoek on a disappointing note when they were well beaten by the Netherlands by 42 runs in the play-off for third and fourth positions.
The Final will be contested later today between hosts Namibia and Kenya.
The Netherlands won the toss and posted a total of 206/5 in their 20 overs which proved to be way beyond the reach of the South Africans who were bowled out for 164 with four balls left unbowled.
Wesley Barresi (70 off 45 balls, 3 fours and 4 sixes) was the main contributor to the Netherlands total as the South African bowlers continued a pattern that has run throughout the tournament of not being able to limit their opponents to less challenging totals.
Virtually all the bowlers went for 10 or more runs to the over with Malusi Siboto having the best return of 2/39.
Cameron Delport, one of the successes of the tour (65 off 37 balls, 5 fours and 5 sixes), stood out in the South African reply. Dwaine Pretorius made the only other score of note, contributing 37 off 20 balls with two fours and three sixes.