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)
12.1

Loots to Smith, 2 runs, the 50 comes up with a flick off the pads through square

12.2

Loots to Smith, no run, Smith stays back and uses the angle into him from around the wicket to push the ball on the leg side

12.3

Loots to Smith, no run, Loots is keeping it on off from around the wicket with the keeper standing up, Smith stays in his crease and plays on the off

12.4

Loots to Smith, no run, Smith strides forward and defends a good length ball towards the bowler. Gentle medium pace on a tight line and length

12.5

Loots to Smith, OUT, bowled him! Smith stays in his crease and tries to force a good length ball angling into him from round the wicket on the leg side. He played across the line and missed completely, Loots hit leg stump and uprooted it.

GC Smith b Loots 20 (57m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

12.6

Loots to Kallis, no run, length delivery outside off, Kallis lets it go through to Barresi

South Africa 51/1   BP Loots 1-0-2-1
14.1

Loots to Kallis, no run, Kallis strides forward to play a powerful drive. Makes contact with air as Loots beats the outside edge

14.2

Loots to Kallis, no run, good length and the line is off and middle. Kallis gets on to the front foot and defends with a straight bat

14.3

Loots to Kallis, no run, he makes contact this time while playing the front-foot drive through cover but the fielder at point is in the way

14.4

Loots to Kallis, no run, another drive off the front foot, towards cover again. The fielder is in the way this time as well

14.5

Loots to Kallis, no run, oh dear me. Kallis is playing these drives with abandon and this one hits a thick inside edge and thuds into the pads. On another day that would have hit the stumps. Barresi leaps in excitement, and then frustration

14.6

Loots to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis waits on the back foot and cuts towards third man

South Africa 58/1   BP Loots 2-0-3-1
16.1

Loots to Amla, no run, tight wicket-to-wicket line from Loots. Mark Elham would have been proud. Defended from the crease on the leg side

16.2

Loots to Amla, 1 run, a bit of width this time and Amla uses it to cut towards third man

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

16.4

Loots to Amla, 2 runs, Amla stays deep in his crease and dabs the ball fine towards third man

16.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, Loots angles the ball into off from a good length and Amla pushes forward and guides towards third man

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   BP Loots 3-0-10-1
18.1

Loots to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, dabbed with an open face towards third man for a single

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

18.5

Loots to Amla, no run, lands on a good length, Amla decides to free his arms and crash that through cover, gets an inside edge onto his shoe

18.6

Loots to Amla, no run, just short of a good length, Amla gets back and punches it well but straight to mid-off

South Africa 81/2   BP Loots 4-0-14-1
20.1

Loots to Amla, no run, ooh, Amla was in a bit of trouble there, went way across presumably with the intention of clearing midwicket, but it didn't come onto him as quick as he expected, ended up getting a leading edge that didn't carry

20.2

Loots to Amla, no run, bowled full on the off, punched back towards the bowler

20.3

Loots to Amla, 1 run, sees a bit of width and guides it down to third man for a single

20.4

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

20.5

Loots to Amla, no run, short ball outside off, chopped towards point, didn't time it well

20.6

Loots to Amla, 3 runs, bowled short again, Amla swats that firmly in front of square, deep cover has to run across and drags it back in but not before Amla has run three

South Africa 92/2   BP Loots 5-0-19-1
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

22.3

Loots to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length, plenty of open spaces in the field, pushed towards deep cover

22.4

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

22.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, sweet sound of bat hitting ball, pitched up and it's drilled towards deep cover, there is a fielder in the deep so no damage done but it brings up the 100

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   BP Loots 6-0-23-1
24.1

Loots to Amla, no run, tries to force that through the off side, the right ball picked, length outside off, was eyeing extra cover, but not for the first time in the innings he got an inside edge onto his pads

24.2

Loots to Amla, 3 runs, gets it right this time but is helped by another misfield, this time at mid-off, driven hard off the front foot, was an almost indentical delivery but the execution was better this time, three more as Bukhari can't quite get his body behind it

24.3

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

24.4

Loots to Amla, 1 run, full and wide, Amla chases it and gets it to deep cover, raises the 50 stand, Netherlands need a breakthrough

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   BP Loots 7-0-28-1
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

26.4

Loots to Amla, no run, slightly short outside off, cracked to point from the crease

26.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, good length on the off, presents the full face and drives it to long-off

26.6

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

South Africa 121/2   BP Loots 8-0-35-1
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

43.5

Loots to Amla, FOUR, Amla sees mid-off up and he plays it slightly inside out, scooping the ball over the fielder. One-bounce four to long-off

43.6

Loots to Amla, 2 runs, played off the pads through square

South Africa 266/2   BP Loots 9-0-60-1
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