ICC Cricket World Cup, 16th Match, Group B: Netherlands v South Africa at Mohali, Mar 3, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 16th match, Group B
South Africa won by 231 runs
3 March 2011 (50-over match)
15.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended on the front foot

15.5

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, good length ball angling into middle, de Villiers pushes towards mid-on and sets off

South Africa 59/2   AB de Villiers 1* (2b)
16.3

Loots to de Villiers, 1 no ball, ouch that's a front-foot no-ball, de Villiers drilled it into the covers. He will be winding up for the free-hit

16.3

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, a slower ball outside off and de Villiers lays into hit and heaves down the ground. The ball falls straight into mid-on's hands but it can't be out of course

16.6

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers goes on the back foot and punches a length ball through cover point

South Africa 67/2   AB de Villiers 3* (5b)
17.1

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, pitched up, a slower one, driven straight to mid-off

17.2

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, FOUR, pitched up again, much straighter this time and is dealt with, driven sweetly between mid-on and midwicket for a lovely boundary

17.3

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, FOUR, ten Doeschate offers him some width this time, it's short and wide and he cuts it fiercely, over point for four more

17.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run

17.5

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, targeting the blockhole there was ten Doeschate, AB dug it out wide of point for a single

South Africa 76/2   AB de Villiers 12* (10b 2x4)
18.2

Loots to de Villiers, 2 runs, a bit of width there, Ab reaches for it, opens the face and steers it wide of third man for a well-run couple

18.3

Loots to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched off the back foot towards point

18.4

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, slightly short outside off, no trouble running it down to third man for a single

South Africa 81/2   AB de Villiers 15* (13b 2x4)
19.1

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg from round the wicket, nudged away past square leg for a single

19.3

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, gave it some air this time, flighted, bowled full on middle, driven down to long-on

19.5

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, bowling it on a length, deep cover into the act as it's driven through the in-field

South Africa 86/2   AB de Villiers 18* (16b 2x4)
20.4

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, goodish length on the off, gets forward, opens the face and guides it behind point

South Africa 89/2   AB de Villiers 19* (17b 2x4)
21.3

Seelaar to de Villiers, no run, went with the arm, on middle and off, gets forward and defends it with bat close to pad

21.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish outside off, steered in the direction of point

21.6

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish outside off, chops it towards point, no run on offer this time

South Africa 96/2   AB de Villiers 21* (20b 2x4)
22.1

Loots to de Villiers, no run, around a good length on the off, gets forward and drops it towards cover

22.2

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, in that channel outside off, pretty accurate stuff, guided to third man

22.4

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish on middle, whipped away off the back foot to deep square leg for one more

22.6

Loots to de Villiers, no run, around a short of a good length, AB stands tall and strikes it back to Loots

South Africa 100/2   AB de Villiers 23* (24b 2x4)
23.2

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, punched from the crease into the deep on the off side

South Africa 102/2   AB de Villiers 24* (25b 2x4)
24.3

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, crunched off the back foot past cover

24.5

Loots to de Villiers, no run, in the corridor, AB gets across the line and defends with bat close to pad

24.6

Loots to de Villiers, no run, angling in towards middle, got well across did AB, took it from a length and just pushed it down to mid-on

South Africa 108/2   AB de Villiers 25* (28b 2x4)
25.2

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, gave it plenty of air this time, driven to deep cover for one more

25.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss on middle, driven down towards long-on for one more, they're rotating the strike with ease here

25.6

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on the off, cracked through the covers for one more

South Africa 114/2   AB de Villiers 28* (31b 2x4)
26.1

Loots to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length outside off, cracked towards point

26.2

Loots to de Villiers, FOUR, short outside off and de Villiers seizes the opportunity, stays rooted to his crease but adjusts well to the length, bends down and jabs it between mid-on and midwicket

26.3

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run

26.6

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, tight line just a fraction outside off, pushed through point and cover

South Africa 121/2   AB de Villiers 34* (35b 3x4)
27.1

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, floating it just outside off, bends low and caresses it through the covers

27.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, FOUR, short on middle and off, bends low and slaps it ferociously, there is a big gao between deep midwicket and long-on and he bisects it, powerfully struck

27.5

Seelaar to de Villiers, no run, full toss this time and he misses out, hits it well but straight to extra cover

27.6

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, eased through cover and point to retain the strike, Seelar not making much of an impact for Netherlands here

South Africa 128/2   AB de Villiers 40* (39b 4x4)
28.1

Cooper to de Villiers, FOUR, AB's innovative side on show now, was pitched full outside off and he had eyed his spot, short third man was in place and he just used the pace to reverse-paddle it past that fielder for four more, fluent innings this, carefree and chanceless

28.2

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

28.4

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away through the leg side into the deep for a single

28.6

Cooper to de Villiers, no run, tries to reverse-paddle again but doesn't quite execute it well enough, ends up dabbing it just wide of the keeper

South Africa 136/2   AB de Villiers 46* (43b 5x4)
29.2

Westdijk to de Villiers, 5 wides, too wide, well down the leg side and the keeper has no chance, five runs gifted, a threatening partnership this

29.2

Westdijk to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track again and he hurls it on the pads once more, tries to glance it down but doesn't seem to make contact, the bowler however thinks so. Not given a wide, so there was impact but it's not clear if it was the pads or the bat. The keeper fumbled it

29.3

Westdijk to de Villiers, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

29.4

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, bangs it short on middle, pulls it away towards deep midwicket for a single, well struck but the field is spread out now

29.6

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, short ball on middle, it was an offcutter, kept a little low but he got his bat down in time, and closed the face slightly, to play it wide of square leg for a single

South Africa 145/2   AB de Villiers 48* (47b 5x4)
30.1

Cooper to de Villiers, 2 runs, full toss and de Villiers square drives it wide of deep point for a couple to raise a half-century, nicely paced despite the slow pitch, littered with singles and twos and the occasional boundary, easily done

30.2

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-on for a single

30.4

Cooper to de Villiers, FOUR, smashed, stepping it up now, came down the track to that flighted delivery and absolutely drilled it back past the bowler to beat long-on

30.5

Cooper to de Villiers, no run, pushed away gently to midwicket

30.6

Cooper to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes down the track and plays it wide of long-on for a brace

South Africa 155/2   AB de Villiers 57* (52b 6x4)
31.2

Westdijk to de Villiers, no run, the offcutter, came back in from short of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and drops it down onto the pitch

31.3

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, AB picked it and drove it to long-on

South Africa 157/2   AB de Villiers 58* (54b 6x4)
32.2

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, floating it on the off, pitched up, driven past point for a single

32.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, flat, fired in a little quick on the off, driven elegantly to deep cover but one is all he'll get

South Africa 166/2   AB de Villiers 60* (56b 6x4)
33.4

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

33.6

Westdijk to de Villiers, FOUR, beautifully placed, he had made up his mind there, Wesdjik didn't help his cause by pitching short, again. All AB had to do was help it on its way past the short fine fielder

South Africa 178/2   AB de Villiers 65* (58b 7x4)
34.2

Seelaar to de Villiers, FOUR, shot. AB stands in his crease, makes a bit of room by moving his front foot out of the way and drives the ball powerfully through cover

34.3

Seelaar to de Villiers, no run, a little slower, a little wider and AB tries to cover drive but gets beaten this time

34.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, short ball once again and AB swats it down to long on

South Africa 184/2   AB de Villiers 70* (61b 8x4)
35.3

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, a slower ball and AB checks his drive, ends up pushing it down the ground, past the bowler

35.5

Westdijk to de Villiers, 1 run, AB doesn't spot the slower one and mis-times the ball back to the bowler, who fails to field it

South Africa 189/2   AB de Villiers 72* (63b 8x4)
36.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, tight line and length on middle stump, AB stays firm in his crease and defends

36.5

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers drives along the ground and just out of the reach of ten Doeschate who dives full length to his right

South Africa 194/2   AB de Villiers 73* (65b 8x4)
37.2

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, pushed back towards the bowler on the front foot

37.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, AB stays so steady in his crease and then punches the ball late through covers

37.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, cut from the crease but the ball was on a good length and stayed a touch low so AB mis-timed it

37.6

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed towards third man for a single

South Africa 202/2   AB de Villiers 75* (69b 8x4)
38.1

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss and that's a rather tame way to play it! A gentle push towards long-on for a single

38.3

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 2 runs, guided towards third man off the front foot

38.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, that's really really slow outside off, AB waits and dabs, towards third man

38.6

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, played towards mid-off

South Africa 208/2   AB de Villiers 79* (73b 8x4)
39.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, played behind point for a single

39.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, played into the covers for a single

South Africa 214/2   AB de Villiers 81* (75b 8x4)
40.2

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, played off the pads towards the fielder behind square but in the circle

40.3

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 2 runs, driven off the front foot on to the player on the cover boundary

40.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, tight length but the line is on middle and leg. Played on the leg side

40.5

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, full ball on off and middle stump, driven firmly but to the fielder at cover

40.6

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, no run, driven back to the bowler

South Africa 218/2   AB de Villiers 83* (80b 8x4)
41.3

Seelaar to de Villiers, SIX, shot! The innings' first six. AB pulls off the bluff. He moves outside leg a little to make room, making Seelar follow him. Seelar fires it down leg side and then AB moves towards off, getting inside the line, and hoists it over the fine leg boundary

41.4

Seelaar to de Villiers, FOUR, launched towards the cover boundary this time, off the back foot. Top shot.

41.5

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, played on the leg side for one

South Africa 230/2   AB de Villiers 94* (83b 9x4 1x6)
42.1

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, AB moves outside leg, Bukhari cramps him for room by following the batsman. AB pushes down the ground

42.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers tries to drive but gets beaten outside off

42.4

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, FOUR, another yorker, well nearly, and de Villiers jams it out towards point and that's terrific timing for a jam. The fielder at point mis-fields to allow the boundary

42.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, another yorker. Dug out to the bowler, no mis-fielding this time

42.6

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss and AB brings up another hundred in the World Cup with a punch towards long-on. His top form continues.

South Africa 241/2   AB de Villiers 100* (88b 10x4 1x6)
43.1

Loots to de Villiers, SIX, AB goes big, and that's rather big. Down on one knee, big back lift, powerful swing and the ball disappears over the midwicket boundary

43.2

Loots to de Villiers, SIX, AB goes big again, and it's rather big again. He gets under a length ball and hammers it high and straight. the fielder on the long on boundary thinks he has a chance. He doesn't.

43.3

Loots to de Villiers, SIX, a third six! Shades of Gibbs in St. Kitts? Massively pulled over the deep midwicket boundary. Will he go for it?

43.4

Loots to de Villiers, 1 run, can't hit a yorker for six. Loots does well and AB nudges it on the off side

South Africa 260/2   AB de Villiers 119* (92b 10x4 4x6)
44.1

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, FOUR, AB goes down on one knee, waits for the length ball and turns his head away as he executes the reverse shot, not a sweep, over the head of short third man

44.2

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, FOUR, short and wide outside off and AB carves it over cover point, easy as you please

44.3

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, FOUR, length ball, mid-off is up because a fielder went deep on the square boundary. AB stands in his crease and lofts the ball cleanly over mid-off.

44.4

ten Doeschate to de Villiers, 1 run, a full toss, and AB drives towards long-on

South Africa 279/2   AB de Villiers 132* (96b 13x4 4x6)
45.1

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, good length ball cramping the right-hander as he moves outside leg a touch, driven towards long-on for one

45.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, makes room but mis-times the drive towards mid-off

South Africa 282/3   AB de Villiers 134* (98b 13x4 4x6)
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