WATCH : Markram racing against time to dismiss his opposite number

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Winning the toss, South Africa elected to field first, and their pacers justified the decision brilliantly. Marco Jansen and Ottneil Baartman secured early breakthroughs, and the introduction of Anrich Nortje further unsettled the Dutch lineup.

Aiden Markram added the finishing touch with a spectacular run-out to dismiss Scott Edwards. After the fourth wicket fell, captain Edwards attempted a rescue, smashing a six off Nortje with a reverse lap on the second ball of the twelfth over.

On the very next delivery, Nortje bowled a good length ball close to the stumps, which Edwards nudged towards mid-on. Markram charged in and executed a rapid direct hit at the non-striker’s end.

As the Netherlands skipper scrambled for a single, Markram’s agility and sharp technique outpaced him, diving and flicking the ball at the stumps without fully gripping it.

Witnessing one captain oust another, Twitter erupted with comparisons, likening the moment to a dramatic race against time.

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