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)

Netherlands need to pull off an Ireland here, but South Africa, with the likes of Steyn and Morkel, don't look the type to let it slip. We're set for the chase now. Steyn will start off, two slips in place. Kervezee and Barresi are the openers

0.1

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it onto the leg side

0.2

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, around middle and off, just a hint of away movement, gets forward and taps it into the off side

0.3

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, some swing for Steyn this time, landed on middle and deviating away, pushed slightly uppishly back down the pitch

0.4

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, gets on the back foot and defends it to cover

0.5

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, banged in short on middle, ducks under it easily

0.6

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, goodish length just outside off, gets forward and defends it solidly in front of cover

End of over 1 (maiden) Netherlands 0/0 (352 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 7.18)

    • AN Kervezee 0 (6b)
    • W Barresi 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-0

Morne Morkel runs in

1.1

Morkel to Barresi, no run, good carry to the keeper first up, around a good length just outside off, shoulders arms to the keeper

1.2

Morkel to Barresi, no run, nips back in this time, shortish and wasn't far from the off stump as he let it through

1.3

Morkel to Barresi, no run, back of a length on middle, is nicely behind it this time, solidly defended back towards the bowler

1.4

Morkel to Barresi, no run, much fuller, on a length on the off stump, pushed through towards cover

1.5

Morkel to Barresi, 1 wide, short ball but misdirected, stays down the leg side and gifts Netherlands their first run

1.5

Morkel to Barresi, FOUR, edged and four, full outside off, tempts Baressi into playing the drive, he gets a thick outside edge well beyond the reach of second slip for a boundary

AB is not keeping wicket, it's Morne van Wyk. AB had a back strain during his innings

1.6

Morkel to Barresi, no run

End of over 2 (5 runs) Netherlands 5/0 (347 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 7.22)

    • W Barresi 4 (6b 1x4)
    • AN Kervezee 0 (6b)
    • M Morkel 1-0-5-0
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-0
2.1

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, swing there for Styen and produces the leading edge, the batsman failed to spot it, closed the face too early and it moved away late, that's his most lethal delivery

2.2

Steyn to Kervezee, no run

2.3

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, short of a good length outside off, some width this time, crunched towards point

2.4

Steyn to Kervezee, 1 wide, short down the leg side, misdirected again, another wide

2.4

Steyn to Kervezee, FOUR, down the leg side and it's dealt with this time, juicy delivery on the pads and he glances it with ease to the fine-leg boundary

2.5

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, short of a length outside off, he sways away from it no worries

2.6

Steyn to Kervezee, 1 wide, short ball down the leg side again, the third such wide this innings

2.6

Steyn to Kervezee, no run, gave himself room there to smack him through the off side but there was a change of pace from the bowler, the slower one beat the early swing of the bat

End of over 3 (6 runs) Netherlands 11/0 (341 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.25)

    • AN Kervezee 4 (12b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 4 (6b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-1-6-0
    • M Morkel 1-0-5-0
3.1

Morkel to Barresi, FOUR, beautifully driven, pitched up and he latched on, got forward to the pitch and caressed it through cover

3.2

Morkel to Barresi, no run, short of a good length outside off, shoulders arms to let it through

3.3

Morkel to Barresi, no run, a touch fuller but enough width there for him to ignore, no swing for Morkel, he's more hit the deck

3.4

Morkel to Barresi, 1 run, angling in towards off, tries to defend it with a full face but ends up getting a thick inside edge past square leg

3.5

Morkel to Kervezee, no run, pushing it fuller, lands on a length, pushed firmly towards mid-off

The second slip has moved wider

3.6

Morkel to Kervezee, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks it down off the front foot, solidly done

End of over 4 (5 runs) Netherlands 16/0 (336 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.30)

    • AN Kervezee 4 (14b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 9 (10b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 2-0-10-0
    • DW Steyn 2-1-6-0
4.1

Steyn to Barresi, 1 run, targeting middle, around a good length, drops it wide of midwicket for a quick single

4.2

Steyn to Kervezee, 2 runs, fullish on the pads, flicked uppishly through square leg for a couple of runs in the deep

4.3

Steyn to Kervezee, 1 run, the swing almost had him there, on middle and off and moved away, the batsman had closed the face too early and was almost trapped in front, was fortunate to get a leading edge

4.4

Steyn to Barresi, 3 runs, banged in short outside off, dragged wide of midwicket, Imran Tahir chases it down, dives and hauls it back in, but three more

4.5

Steyn to Kervezee, 3 runs, slower one bowled on a length on middle, flicked away through square leg for three more, fine leg runs across and cuts it off

4.6

Steyn to Barresi, no run, short ball and he again attempts to pull it but this time it';s struck straight to mid-on

End of over 5 (10 runs) Netherlands 26/0 (326 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 7.24)

    • W Barresi 13 (13b 2x4)
    • AN Kervezee 10 (17b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-1-16-0
    • M Morkel 2-0-10-0

Kishore: "So, who is Netherlands' Kevin O'Brien today?"

5.1

Kallis to Kervezee, OUT, not Kervezee for sure, Kallis strikes first ball, was on a length on middle and off and Kervezee just went through with an attempted straight drive, striking it straight back to Kallis who clasped it on the second attempt

AN Kervezee c & b Kallis 10 (23m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Tom Cooper comes in. A slip in place

5.2

Kallis to Cooper, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it into the off side

5.3

Kallis to Cooper, 1 run, angling it towards middle, Cooper tries to drive through straight but does so slightly inside the line, rolls down to third man

5.4

Kallis to Barresi, no run, cut back in from a good length outside off, Barresi covered it well, getting behind the line and defending it to extra cover

5.5

Kallis to Barresi, no run, straying on the pads, seemed to nip in from middle, tried to clip it square but was struck on the pads, would have gone down leg

5.6

Kallis to Barresi, FOUR, short of a length and he doesn't waste the chance, gets forward and just eases it into that gap between cover and point for a boundary

End of over 6 (5 runs) Netherlands 31/1 (321 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 7.29)

    • W Barresi 17 (16b 3x4)
    • TLW Cooper 1 (2b)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-5-1
    • DW Steyn 3-1-16-0
6.1

Steyn to Cooper, no run, targeting middle was Steyn, Cooper moved well across and flicked it to square leg

6.2

Steyn to Cooper, FOUR, pitched up and he deals with it, stepping forward and driving it through extra cover, raced away

6.3

Steyn to Cooper, no run, full on middle, presents the full face while driving it down to mid-on

6.4

Steyn to Cooper, no run, fullish outside off, pushed gently towards extra cover, a hint of away swing

6.5

Steyn to Cooper, no run, banged in short outside off, an atempted bouncer, Cooper backs away from it

6.6

Steyn to Cooper, no run, slower ball and Cooper didn't seem to pick it there, flicked it uppishly and it got to square leg on the bounce

End of over 7 (4 runs) Netherlands 35/1 (317 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.37)

    • TLW Cooper 5 (8b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 17 (16b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 4-1-20-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-5-1
7.1

Kallis to Barresi, no run, full on the off stump, gets forward and pushes it down to midwicket

7.2

Kallis to Barresi, no run, slightly short of a good length on the off, rocks on the back foot and punches it down to mid-on

7.3

Kallis to Barresi, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, gets forward, closes the face and nudges it in front of short fine leg for a single

7.4

Kallis to Cooper, 1 run, a belated hook that, was really late on that shot, was initially trying to evade it but then played at it, got it down to deep square leg

7.5

Kallis to Barresi, 1 run, slightly short outside off, looking to punch it towards extra cover, gets a thick outside edge down to third man

7.6

Kallis to Cooper, 1 run, played that one nicely, rose up to him at around chest height but he took the bottom hand off and opened the face to guide it to third man

End of over 8 (4 runs) Netherlands 39/1 (313 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 7.45)

    • TLW Cooper 7 (10b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 19 (20b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-1
    • DW Steyn 4-1-20-0

Morne is back

8.1

Morkel to Cooper, no run, back of a length outside off, nipping in slightly, shoulders arms to leave it be

8.2

Morkel to Cooper, no run

8.3

Morkel to Cooper, no run

8.4

Morkel to Cooper, 1 run, draws him forward with a good length delivery, defends slightly outside the line, gets a thick inside edge past square leg for a single

8.5

Morkel to Barresi, no run, steps forward and taps it in the direction of cover

8.6

Morkel to Barresi, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down in front of midwicket

End of over 9 (1 run) Netherlands 40/1 (312 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 7.60)

    • W Barresi 19 (22b 3x4)
    • TLW Cooper 8 (14b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 3-0-11-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-1
9.1

Kallis to Cooper, 1 run, not the first time that Kallis has produced an edge off Cooper's bat, pushing at it inside the line is the batsman, a run to third man

9.2

Kallis to Barresi, 2 runs, banged it short on the off, seized the length early and pulled it past midwicket, there is a deep square leg in place and Peterson there managed to cut it off with a slide, two more

9.3

Kallis to Barresi, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched off the back foot to mid-off

9.4

Kallis to Barresi, no run, dropped, one of the easiest catches of all time, Morne Morkel has made a mess of it, short outside off and Barresi went for the pull, it came to him a touch too quickly, he got a top edge and there was Morne waiting for it at mid-on, was in perfect position to take it, seemed confident enough to clasp it but it slipped through his fingers, he's shocked, so is everyone else around him

9.5

Kallis to Barresi, 1 run, played down towards third man for a single

9.6

Kallis to Cooper, no run

End of over 10 (4 runs) Netherlands 44/1 (308 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 7.70)

    • TLW Cooper 9 (16b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 22 (26b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-13-1
    • M Morkel 3-0-11-0
10.1

Morkel to Barresi, no run, length ball from Morne, outside the off stump, steps forward and pushes it to point

10.2

Morkel to Barresi, no run, short of a good length, rocks back and taps it down towards point

10.3

Morkel to Barresi, no run, hitting the pitch hard is Morne, slightly short on the off, defended with a closed face into the leg side

10.4

Morkel to Barresi, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped down towards point

10.5

Morkel to Barresi, 1 run, point has been pushed back, punched off the back foot towards the fielder in the deep for a single

10.6

Morkel to Cooper, no run, good length outside off, wrong length to cut but he tries to do just that, fails to connect

End of over 11 (1 run) Netherlands 45/1 (307 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 7.87)

    • TLW Cooper 9 (17b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 23 (31b 3x4)
    • M Morkel 4-0-12-0
    • JH Kallis 3-0-13-1
11.1

Kallis to Barresi, 1 run, good length on middle, turned away through square leg into the deep for a single

11.2

Kallis to Cooper, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, defended solidly towards cover

11.3

Kallis to Cooper, no run, slower one bowled full on middle, pushed down towards mid-on

11.4

Kallis to Cooper, no run, was trying to force that one through the off side, it nipped back in to take the inside edge, albeit a thick one

11.5

Kallis to Cooper, OUT, Steyn proves he's a better catcher than Morkel, thatr was judged very well, short ball from Kallis and Cooper went for the pull, bounced higher than he expected, got a top edge and Steyn running a few yards to his right from fine leg took it in front of his face and retained his balance

TLW Cooper c Steyn b Kallis 9 (26m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

The experiened Bas Zuiderent comes in

11.6

Kallis to Barresi, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and plays it towards extra cover

End of over 12 (1 run) Netherlands 46/2 (306 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 8.05)

    • W Barresi 24 (33b 3x4)
    • B Zuiderent 0 (0b)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-14-2
    • M Morkel 4-0-12-0
12.1

Morkel to Zuiderent, 1 run, quick single, fullish on middle, dropped in front of mid-off, races off for a single, Kallis attempts a throw at the striker's end but doesn't strike, would have been out had that hit

12.2

Morkel to Barresi, FOUR, short and wide and he slashes hard, there's only one slip in place, flies of fthe edge to the third-man boundary

12.3

Morkel to Barresi, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, tucked away behind square for a single

12.4

Morkel to Zuiderent, no run, back of a length on the off, coming back in, plays it with soft hands into the off side

12.5

Morkel to Zuiderent, no run, bowled it short on the off, dropped in front of cover, thought of a single did Zuiderent but it's not there

12.6

Morkel to Zuiderent, no run, bangs it short on middle, Zuiderent was in the firing line there, took his eyes off the ball for an instant there but managed to fend it off with his left hand

End of over 13 (6 runs) Netherlands 52/2 (300 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.10)

    • B Zuiderent 1 (4b)
    • W Barresi 29 (35b 4x4)
    • M Morkel 5-0-18-0
    • JH Kallis 4-0-14-2
13.1

Kallis to Barresi, no run, short of a good length outside off, nipping back in but only just, shoulders arms

13.2

Kallis to Barresi, no run, kept a little low this time, the length was similar but he attempted a cut that he failed to connect because of the low bounce

13.3

Kallis to Barresi, no run, dropped it shorter this time, on top of that one was Barresi and knocked it down towards cover

13.4

Kallis to Barresi, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and works it away through square leg for a single

13.5

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, Referral, moved back in sharply and appeared to strike Zuiderent in line, he was only half forward there though the only question I guess is the height. Pitched outside off and nipped in big time, it's not just the height. Replays show there was an inside edge, Asoka de Silva gave it out, Zuiderent called for a referral and replays confirmed he was not out. The decision has been reversed

13.6

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, in the channel outside off, knocked past cover, tries to squeeze the infield but cant get it past the 30-yard circle

End of over 14 (1 run) Netherlands 53/2 (299 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 8.30)

    • B Zuiderent 1 (6b)
    • W Barresi 30 (39b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 5-0-15-2
    • M Morkel 5-0-18-0

Spin time, imran Tahir to bowl now

14.1

Imran Tahir to Barresi, 1 run, slightly short on middle, patted away towards deep square leg for a single

14.2

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, no run, slightly short on leg stump, doesn't turn, lobs up off the pads and Morne van Wyk makes a valiant attempt but there was no contact with the bat there

14.3

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, no run, fullish on middle, driven back to the bowler

14.4

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, 1 run, closes the face this time to play it through square leg for a single

14.5

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, the googly, gets a big stride out to defend, he didn't pick it, spun back in to rap him on the pads but it would have been going down

14.6

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, googly again which he again doesn't pick, shorter in length and he was suddenly cramped for room as it turned back in just as he was trying to play the cut

End of over 15 (2 runs) Netherlands 55/2 (297 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 8.48)

    • W Barresi 31 (42b 4x4)
    • B Zuiderent 2 (9b)
    • Imran Tahir 1-0-2-0
    • JH Kallis 5-0-15-2

Netherlands, it seems, are just looking to survive the 50 overs here

15.1

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, short of a good length, nipping back in, knocked down in front of cover

15.2

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, short of a length outside off, tried to nudge it down to third man, looking to play it late but makes no contact

15.3

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, short and wide, this time Zuiderent tries to clear point, there to cut but again he makes no contact

15.4

Kallis to Zuiderent, FOUR, full and wide, Zuiderent sensed a chance and tried to cream that through the covers, got a thick outside edge to the third-man boundary, got what he had originally wanted off that ball

15.5

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down on the pitch

15.6

Kallis to Zuiderent, no run, drops it in front of point, back of a length again from Kallis, safely negotiated

End of over 16 (4 runs) Netherlands 59/2 (293 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 8.61)

    • B Zuiderent 6 (15b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 31 (42b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 6-0-19-2
    • Imran Tahir 1-0-2-0
16.1

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, played to square leg

16.2

Imran Tahir to Barresi, FOUR, tossed up on middle and the batsman unfurls the sweep and makes solid contact, sending the ball racing to the fine-leg boundary

16.3

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, defended on the off side

16.4

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, pushed towards mid-on

16.5

Imran Tahir to Barresi, 1 run, turned off the pads towards square

16.6

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, no run, quicker ball on off, defended on the front foot

End of over 17 (5 runs) Netherlands 64/2 (288 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 8.72)

    • B Zuiderent 6 (16b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 36 (47b 5x4)
    • Imran Tahir 2-0-7-0
    • JH Kallis 6-0-19-2

Robin Peterson has the ball, bowling offbreaks (left-arm) from over the wicket.

17.1

Peterson to Barresi, no run, no room outside off stump, the attempted cut is chopped into the ground

17.2

Peterson to Barresi, 1 run, played out to deep square

17.3

Peterson to Zuiderent, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

17.4

Peterson to Zuiderent, 1 run, Zuiderant moves forward and pushes towards cover point

17.5

Peterson to Barresi, no run, defended on the leg side

17.6

Peterson to Barresi, 1 run, flighted ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards long-off

End of over 18 (3 runs) Netherlands 67/2 (285 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 8.90)

    • W Barresi 38 (51b 5x4)
    • B Zuiderent 7 (18b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-3-0
    • Imran Tahir 2-0-7-0
18.1

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, defended on the back foot towards mid-on

18.2

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run, full ball on middle, played off the toes towards midwicket

18.3

Imran Tahir to Barresi, no run

18.4

Imran Tahir to Barresi, 1 run, swept firmly towards deep square leg

18.5

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, no run, blocked on the leg side once again

18.6

Imran Tahir to Zuiderent, no run, that's the googly and a quicker one. The batsman gets an inside edge on to the pad as he pushes forward

End of over 19 (1 run) Netherlands 68/2 (284 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 9.16)

    • B Zuiderent 7 (20b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 39 (55b 5x4)
    • Imran Tahir 3-0-8-0
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-3-0
19.1

Peterson to Barresi, no run, bowled slowly on middle and off, defended on the back foot

19.2

Peterson to Barresi, no run, played with an open face towards point from the crease

19.3

Peterson to Barresi, no run, makes room to cut but mis-times it on the off side

19.4

Peterson to Barresi, 1 run, played down to long on for a single

19.5

Peterson to Zuiderent, 1 run, Zuiderant charges, Zuiderant swings, and the ball flies off the edge over extra cover and falls safe. He was aiming for the leg side

19.6

Peterson to Barresi, 1 run, nudged behind square on the leg side

End of over 20 (3 runs) Netherlands 71/2 (281 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 9.36)

    • W Barresi 41 (60b 5x4)
    • B Zuiderent 8 (21b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-6-0
    • Imran Tahir 3-0-8-0

Here's JP Duminy, from round the wicket.

20.1

Duminy to Barresi, no run, played from the crease on the leg side

20.2

Duminy to Barresi, no run, defended on the front foot, a thick outside edge goes towards short third man

20.3

Duminy to Barresi, 2 runs, swept towards fine leg

20.4

Duminy to Barresi, 1 run, the batsman steps out and drives towards long off for a single

20.5

Duminy to Zuiderent, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

20.6

Duminy to Zuiderent, 1 run, Zuiderant gets down on one knee and slaps the ball towards deep square

End of over 21 (4 runs) Netherlands 75/2 (277 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 9.55)

    • B Zuiderent 9 (23b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 44 (64b 5x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-4-0
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-6-0
21.1

Peterson to Zuiderent, no run, there's an appeal for lbw but it's unsuccessful

21.2

Peterson to Zuiderent, SIX, Zuiderent charges, gets to the pitch of the ball and hoists the ball high and far over deep midwicket

21.3

Peterson to Zuiderent, OUT, lbw! Zuiderent lunged forward to defend, the ball came in with the arm from over the wicket and hit him low on the pad on the front foot. The impact was more than 2.5 meters from the stumps but Asoka de Silva said out and Zuiderent did not review it. That would have hit the stumps, in my opinion

B Zuiderent lbw b Peterson 15 (38m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 57.69

Drum roll as Ryan ten Doeschate enters. Well the drum roll was in my head.

21.4

Peterson to ten Doeschate, no run, nudged off the front foot towards square leg

21.5

Peterson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ten Doeschate goes deep into his crease and works the ball through midwicket

21.6

Peterson to Barresi, no run, dangerous, chopping the ball from off stump towards short third man

End of over 22 (7 runs) Netherlands 82/3 (270 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 9.64)

    • W Barresi 44 (65b 5x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 1 (2b)
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-13-1
    • JP Duminy 1-0-4-0
22.1

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate goes deep into his crease and defends on the leg side

22.2

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, defended on the off side from the crease

22.3

Duminy to ten Doeschate, 1 run, a slow and low delivery, giving ten Doeschate lots of time to go back and play behind square

22.4

Duminy to Barresi, OUT, there's an appeal for a stumping and van Wyk is confident. Duminy, from round the wicket, slanted the ball across Barresi who pushed forward in defence. The ball sped past his outside edge and van Wyk whipped off the bails in a flash. Replays show that Barresi had dragged his foot out and only managed to get it back on the line before the bails were broken. On the line is not good enough, he has to go.

W Barresi st †van Wyk b Duminy 44 (98m 66b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Tom de Grooth is the new batsman.

22.5

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

22.6

Duminy to de Grooth, 1 run, pushed towards long on for a single

End of over 23 (2 runs) Netherlands 84/4 (268 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.65, RRR: 9.92)

    • TN de Grooth 1 (2b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 2 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-6-1
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-13-1

Imran Tahir is back, from Peterson's end this time.

23.1

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, no run, the batsman lunges forward and plays no shot and is hit on the pad. Tahir screams an appeal but Asoka says not out. No review is asked for. It was the googly.

23.2

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, 1 run, Swept behind square for a single

23.3

Imran Tahir to ten Doeschate, 1 run, played towards cover point for a single

23.4

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, 1 run, plays the ball towards midwicket for a single

23.5

Imran Tahir to ten Doeschate, 1 run, played on the off side for one more

23.6

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, no run, played off the pads towards short fine leg

End of over 24 (4 runs) Netherlands 88/4 (264 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 10.15)

    • TN de Grooth 3 (6b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 4 (7b)
    • Imran Tahir 4-0-12-0
    • JP Duminy 2-0-6-1
24.1

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, defended cautiously on the front foot towards the bowler

24.2

Duminy to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, turned off the pads through square

24.3

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, a quicker and fuller ball on middle, played back to the bowler

24.4

Duminy to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, pitches outside leg and continues down leg side, wide called

24.4

Duminy to ten Doeschate, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and nudges towards square for a single

24.5

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, played towards the bowler on the front foot

24.6

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, defended on the off side

This is from Daniel: "I'm not sure I'm the first to say it, but let me say it anyway. I for one am very glad to see Johan Botha dropped. I consider him a severely average bowler and below average batsman. Hopefully the selectors have seen the light before they do some thing terrible like make him captain."

End of over 25 (4 runs) Netherlands 92/4 (260 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 10.40)

    • TN de Grooth 3 (8b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 7 (11b)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-10-1
    • Imran Tahir 4-0-12-0
25.1

Imran Tahir to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fuller ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards long off for a single

25.2

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, 2 runs, the reverse sweep and he's picked out the gap behind point but the timing's not good enough for it to each the boundary

25.3

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, no run, quicker and flatter ball, defended on the off side from the crease

25.4

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, no run, fuller delivery on off and middle, pushed towards cover

25.5

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, no run, quicker ball, nearly in the blockhole, the batsman just manages to dig it out

25.6

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, 1 run, slower flighted delivery on middle, defended on the front foot towards the off side

End of over 26 (4 runs) Netherlands 96/4 (256 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 10.66)

    • TN de Grooth 6 (13b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 8 (12b)
    • Imran Tahir 5-0-16-0
    • JP Duminy 3-0-10-1
26.1

Duminy to de Grooth, 1 run, de Grooth moves forward and turns the ball off his pads through square

26.2

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

26.3

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, pitches outside leg from round the wicket, worked off the pads to short fine leg

26.4

Duminy to ten Doeschate, no run, comes forward to get to the pitch of the ball and drive to mid-off

26.5

Duminy to ten Doeschate, 1 run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket but there's a gap there and a single for the taking

26.6

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, short and quicker delivery, played off the pads towards square

End of over 27 (2 runs) Netherlands 98/4 (254 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 11.04)

    • TN de Grooth 7 (15b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 9 (16b)
    • JP Duminy 4-0-12-1
    • Imran Tahir 5-0-16-0

"I wonder why Botha is being chosen as captain. He is an ok cricketer at best. Maybe he is a temporary stand-in for the post till it can be given to someone like de Villiers?" asks Rohit.

Dale Steyn is back.

27.1

Steyn to ten Doeschate, no run, good length delivery outside off, cut off the back foot towards point, that wasn't timed well

27.2

Steyn to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, Steyn brings the ball back into the right-hander and he taps it through square leg

27.3

Steyn to ten Doeschate, no run, full ball outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards cover

27.4

Steyn to ten Doeschate, no run, bouncer, left alone by the batsman

Rushil: " @Daniel-- Botha did make the valuable contribution of taking gayle in the very first over of that match... I'm sure he adds some value."

27.5

Steyn to ten Doeschate, OUT, massive appeal for lbw from Steyn, and after an age Asoka raises the finger to send ten Doeschate on his way. Steyn pitched the ball outside off and cut it into the right-hander. ten Doeschate was beaten for pace and was late in bringing his bat down. The ball thudded into the pad first and that's plumb

RN ten Doeschate lbw b Steyn 11 (23m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

The Netherlands captain Peter Borren is the new batsman.

27.6

Steyn to Borren, 1 run, played towards third man for a single to get off the mark right away

End of over 28 (3 runs) Netherlands 101/5 (251 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 11.40)

    • PW Borren 1 (1b)
    • TN de Grooth 7 (15b)
    • DW Steyn 5-1-23-1
    • JP Duminy 4-0-12-1
28.1

Duminy to Borren, no run, defended on the leg side off the front foot

28.2

Duminy to Borren, no run, Duminy is keeping it tight, wicket to wicket, pushed towards the leg side

28.3

Duminy to Borren, no run, played behind point off the front foot

28.4

Duminy to Borren, 1 run, driven down towards long-on for a single

28.5

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, the batsman takes two steps down the pitch and defends after realising he's far away from the pitch of the ball

28.6

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, played from the crease towards midwicket

End of over 29 (1 run) Netherlands 102/5 (250 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.51, RRR: 11.90)

    • TN de Grooth 7 (17b)
    • PW Borren 2 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 5-0-13-1
    • DW Steyn 5-1-23-1
29.1

Steyn to Borren, no run, Steyn hits a good length and angles it into the right-hander, striking Peter Borren on the pad, no appeal this time

29.2

Steyn to Borren, no run, Borren pushes forward in defence to a good length delivery on off and middle. Netherlands have shut shop, they shut shop a while ago

29.3

Steyn to Borren, 1 run, the forward defence again, but the ball ends up behind square off the inside edge

29.4

Steyn to de Grooth, 1 wide, full ball but the line is outside leg and van Wyk flies across to his left to catch the ball

29.4

Steyn to de Grooth, no run, short of a length outside off, played off the back foot towards point

29.5

Steyn to de Grooth, no run, good length and straight, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

29.6

Steyn to de Grooth, 1 run, a full ball on middle and leg, nearly a yorker, played through midwicket

End of over 30 (3 runs) Netherlands 105/5 (247 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 12.35)

    • TN de Grooth 8 (20b)
    • PW Borren 3 (8b)
    • DW Steyn 6-1-26-1
    • JP Duminy 5-0-13-1
30.1

Duminy to de Grooth, 2 runs, two steps down the pitch and a flat hit through wide mid-on, the fielder on the long on boundary prevents the four

30.2

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, defended on the off side

30.3

Duminy to de Grooth, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

30.4

Duminy to de Grooth, 1 run, played off the pads towards square leg

30.5

Duminy to Borren, no run, nudged off the front foot towards the leg side. Faf swoops on the ball in a flash and prevents the single

30.6

Duminy to Borren, no run, two steps down the pitch again but this time the batsman has to defend

End of over 31 (3 runs) Netherlands 108/5 (244 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.48, RRR: 12.84)

    • PW Borren 3 (10b)
    • TN de Grooth 11 (24b)
    • JP Duminy 6-0-16-1
    • DW Steyn 6-1-26-1

Peterson's back for another spell.

31.1

Peterson to de Grooth, 1 run, played off the back foot behind square

31.2

Peterson to Borren, no run, defended on the leg side

31.3

Peterson to Borren, no run, punched off the front foot but Peterson dives to his right to prevent runs

31.4

Peterson to Borren, OUT, there's another appeal for lbw which leaves Asoka unmoved and Smith wants a review. Not a no-ball. The ball pitched in line with the stumps and straightened. Borren planted his foot forward, tried to play across the line, and got hit on the pad. Replays show it was hitting the middle of middle, or thereabouts. Asoka has to change his decision.

PW Borren lbw b Peterson 3 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Bukhari is the new batsman.

31.5

Peterson to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, defended with a straight bat towards the bowler, not very convincing

31.6

Peterson to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, Bukhari aims for the leg side and brings out the mighty heave-sweep, and misses

"I don't know why everyone wants AB de Villiers to be the next SA captain. Just because he's a good cricketer doesn't mean he'll automatically make a good captain. Personally I'd far rather see Amla captaining the side than AB," says Lawrence.

End of over 32 (1 run) Netherlands 109/6 (243 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 13.50)

    • Mudassar Bukhari 0 (2b)
    • TN de Grooth 12 (25b)
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-14-2
    • JP Duminy 6-0-16-1
32.1

Imran Tahir to de Grooth, OUT, a direct hit at the non-striker's end and de Grooth is run out. He nudged the ball off his pads towards the leg side and the fielder at square leg swooped on the ball and unleashed a deadly accurate throw. de Grooth was just short. Smith was the fielder I think.

TN de Grooth run out 12 (35m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

32.2

Imran Tahir to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

32.3

Imran Tahir to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 wide, fired down leg side. van Wyk makes a sharp take and whips off the bails

32.3

Imran Tahir to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, cleaned up by the googly. Bukhari swung at the ball with a rather large gap between bat and pad. Tahir pitched the googly on a length and spun it through that yawning gap.

Mudassar Bukhari b Imran Tahir 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Over to Sid Talya.

32.4

Imran Tahir to Loots, 1 wide, Tahir fires that down the leg side and it's called a wide

32.4

Imran Tahir to Loots, no run, the google again, struck on the pads and he clearly didn't pick it but the impact was outside the line

32.5

Imran Tahir to Loots, no run, turning away, gets forward and taps it into the off side

32.6

Imran Tahir to Loots, no run, sharp turn into the batsman from outside off, the googly again, impact though was again outside the line

End of over 33 (2 runs) Netherlands 111/8 (241 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 14.17)

    • BP Loots 0 (3b)
    • PM Seelaar 0 (0b)
    • Imran Tahir 6-0-18-1
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-14-2
33.1

Peterson to Seelaar, no run, shortish on middle and off, punched away to extra cover

33.2

Peterson to Seelaar, no run, tossed up, lands full on the off, pushed to extra cover

33.3

Peterson to Seelaar, 1 run, short and flat outside off, slapped towards extra cover, there's an overthrow and they take a run

33.4

Peterson to Loots, no run, lands on a length on the off, gets a big stride forward and defends into the off side

33.5

Peterson to Loots, 1 wide, bowled way down the leg side, called a wide

33.5

Peterson to Loots, no run, getting a big stride out and is struck on the pad, he's hiding his bat behind it, but that wasn't hitting the stumps

33.6

Peterson to Loots, SIX, something to cheer for the Dutch, finally, tossed up and he lofts it straight over the bowler's head for a clean six, well struck

End of over 34 (8 runs) Netherlands 119/8 (233 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 14.56)

    • BP Loots 6 (6b 1x6)
    • PM Seelaar 1 (3b)
    • RJ Peterson 5-0-22-2
    • Imran Tahir 6-0-18-1
34.1

Imran Tahir to Seelaar, no run, short of a good length outside off, turning away, leaves it alone

34.2

Imran Tahir to Seelaar, 1 run, the googly, fullish on the off, knocks it past midwicket for a single

34.3

Imran Tahir to Loots, OUT, was that the flipper? Seemed like it, short on middle and skidded on, he just didn't have a clue, was caught on the back foot and rapped on the pads right in front of middle. He's called for a referral but replays show there was no impact with the bat and that he was dead plumb

BP Loots lbw b Imran Tahir 6 (8m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

34.4

Imran Tahir to Westdijk, no run, appeal for lbw yes, theyve called for a review as Tahir raps the batsman on the pads, the umpire gave it not out and was upheld as replays indicate the batsman was struck outside the line

34.5

Imran Tahir to Westdijk, OUT, It's all over for Netherlands, Tahir slipped that one in quicker, around middle and off, and it appeared to go straight on, the batsman stepped forward, tried to close the face and missed and was struck in line. The umpire gave it out, but a referral was called for by Netherlands. As it turned, replays only confirmed he was gone

BA Westdijk lbw b Imran Tahir 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Netherlands have slipped to a massive defeat, the fourth-biggest in World Cup history. Tahir wrapped up the tail while the seamers dealt blows at the top. Not the most exciting game we've had this World Cup. Much was expected out of Netherlands after they pushed England so close, but they slipped up badly since then. Amla and de Villiers set up a mammoth score, though it didn't seem as though South Africa would get that far given the manner in which they had gone about their innings in the first half. South Africa now lead Group B with two wins in two games. We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit. Nitin Sundar is updating the bulletin and it should be ready shortly.

Peter Borren: "Anytime you lose by such a big margin, it's pretty hard to take. I think we'll learn more playing top quality opposition than playing the Associates. We play the Indians in Delhi next. It was a fantastic result for the Irish last night."

Graeme Smith: "It was nice to get a win. Hashim and AB had terrific knocks, and they laid an excellent platform. We're looking forward to playing England on Sunday. We're enjoying ourselves so far on this trip. AB picked up a niggle while he was batting, so it didn't feel necessary to push him in the field today."

AB is Man of the Match: "We had to work quite hard this morning. Nice to start the World Cup on a high. I've been feeling my back the last few days, it's just the workload of keeping."

That's all we have from this game, folks. Quite a hammering. Join us tomorrow for Bangladesh v West Indies, and New Zealand v Zimbabwe. But in the meantime, Pakistan are in a bit of trouble in Colombo against the Canadians. So check that out. On behalf of George Binoy on the commentary and Gopi and Raju on the scoring duties, this is Sid Talya signing off. Bye Bye.

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