World T20, 21st Match, Group 1: Netherlands v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014
World T20 - 21st match, Group 1
South Africa won by 6 runs
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
27 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

looks like we will start with spin

The teams are updated above. While we wait, do read Abhishek Purohit's diary on the experience of listening to national anthems of other countries.

Karthi The Rock: "Netherlands seems to have stuck to their strengths of 'Chasing Down'! When they dont have a target in front of them and not sure about the challenging total, especially against of the top teams, definitely they are bound to collapse. Bowling first will give them confidence and gauge the pitch for their batters. Good Luck Dutch boys!!"

Toss, 3pm: So Faf du Plessis is indeed playing today and he's walking out for the toss.

Netherlands have won the toss and they are fielding first. Peter Borren reckons the dew might be a factor. But it's a mid-afternoon game so not sure the dew will be a factor! It's an unchanged side. "We had a few discussions about the team personnel but you can't make 11 changes," Borren said.

Du Plessis says that he too would have fielded first. Just the one change - Beuran Hendricks comes in for Morne Morkel.

James: "Bowling first probably represents the Netherlands' best chance of putting SA under pressure. And we all know what happens when you put SA under pressure ..."

MAB: "Netherlands crossed 150+ score only once against test playing nation when they made 163/6 against England in Lords back in 2009, and only twice they made between 100 to 150 against Bangladesh in 2012, they failed to score more than 100 against Pakistan & Sri Lanka in their games in 2009 & 2014 World cups. Lets see if they can show some good batting skills today as we witnessed earlier from them against associate teams."

Hope you all enjoyed the day's gap in the World T20 yesterday. The action's back with Netherlands taking on South Africa today in Chittagong. On paper, it might appear like a mismatch considering how Netherlands were walloped by Sri Lanka, but the SA Faf du Plessis made an important point yesterday: "The days of big nations rocking up and thinking there are easy games in T20 cricket are gone. The shorter the game, the more opportunity there is for one or two guys gave to take the game away."

That says it all. It means South Africa will still have to win and try and win well to boost their net run rate. Read more in the preview.

Baz had a restless Wednesday: "NO, I did not enjoy the gap, I had cricket withdrawl symptoms, I couldn't wait till today for the double match up, also hope Netherlands put up a fight for the whole 40 overs"

The toss is on shortly. We will let you know if Faf walks out for the toss.

0.1

Swart to Amla, no run, comes round the wicket, he stays back and tucks it to the on side

0.2

Swart to Amla, 2 runs, flicked away to the on side and SA are underway, deep square leg picks up

0.3

Swart to Amla, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

0.4

Swart to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

0.5

Swart to de Kock, OUT, caught at square leg! Quinton de Kock comes down the pitch, Swart bowls this on the pads and de Kock has to play this to the on side, the bat turned, perhaps not where he intended to place the ball, square leg was pushed slightly back and an easy catch

Q de Kock c Myburgh b Swart 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Swart to du Plessis, no run, flatter one and he comes forward and defends

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • F du Plessis 0 (1b)
    • HM Amla 3 (3b)
    • MR Swart 1-0-3-1
1.1

van der Gugten to Amla, 2 runs, An appeal for a run out! This was really wide outside off and cut away to backward point, Amla has to hurry the second run and the throw is to the keeper, he makes his ground

1.2

van der Gugten to Amla, FOUR, that was a classic square cut, this was short and wide outside the off stump and he didn't have to stretch much, crashed it wide of backward point

1.3

van der Gugten to Amla, no run, looks to drive straighter and he gets an inside edge to the leg side

1.4

van der Gugten to Amla, no run, persists bowling it wide outside off and he cuts to point

1.5

van der Gugten to Amla, no run, short and wide again and another cut finds backward point

1.6

van der Gugten to Amla, 1 run, this was wide again but fuller, he leans down to drive but gets an inside edge, just a single

End of over 2 (7 runs) South Africa 10/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • HM Amla 10 (9b 1x4)
    • F du Plessis 0 (1b)
    • T van der Gugten 1-0-7-0
    • MR Swart 1-0-3-1
2.1

Swart to Amla, 1 wide, this was fired wide down the leg side

2.1

Swart to Amla, no run, on the pads and he knocks it to the on side

2.2

Swart to Amla, SIX, stamp of class there, this was a flatter delivery and yet Amla went down the track and adjusted well and lofted it straight down the ground

2.3

Swart to Amla, FOUR, goes over the off side this time, this was tossed up a bit more, he went forward and scooped it over cover

2.4

Swart to Amla, FOUR, and now over the leg side, this was flighted on leg and he got on his knee and swept it over short fine leg

2.5

Swart to Amla, FOUR, edged past the keeper and there's no slip! False shot so a lucky escape for Amla, this was quicker and a thick edge that races to third man, tough chance for the keeper though

2.6

Swart to Amla, FOUR, this was cleanly struck, tossed up on the off stump and he comes forward and chips it high over mid-off, 23 off the over!

End of over 3 (23 runs) South Africa 33/1 (RR: 11.00)

    • HM Amla 32 (15b 5x4 1x6)
    • F du Plessis 0 (1b)
    • MR Swart 2-0-26-1
    • T van der Gugten 1-0-7-0
3.1

van der Gugten to du Plessis, 1 run, stays beside the line and chops it wide of point

3.2

van der Gugten to Amla, FOUR, Amla's out there to belt everything, this was dragged a bit too short, slow pitch and he had time to pull this in front of square

3.3

van der Gugten to Amla, no run, keeps him quiet for a change, he stays back and defends

3.4

van der Gugten to Amla, no run, he swivels and walks right across his stumps aiming to pull, mistimed but the ball rolls to the leg side

3.5

van der Gugten to Amla, 1 run, he goes back and taps it to the off side

Swerver: "Where are the Amla haters now?"

3.6

van der Gugten to du Plessis, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he stays back and defends

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa 39/1 (RR: 9.75)

    • F du Plessis 1 (3b)
    • HM Amla 37 (19b 6x4 1x6)
    • T van der Gugten 2-0-13-0
    • MR Swart 2-0-26-1
4.1

Jamil to Amla, 2 runs, Amla didn't quite time this well, this was full and he looked to loft down to long-on, mid-on runs back and the ball evades him

4.2

Jamil to Amla, FOUR, didn't look fully in control but good enough to reach the straight boundary, didn't time it as well, made room and cleared the back leg to loft

4.3

Jamil to Amla, OUT, Malik gets his man and the explosive Amla walks back! Malik comes round the wicket and gives him a bit of width, Amla looked to slam it past the covers, the fielders were confident he had nicked it and so was the umpire

HM Amla c †Barresi b Jamil 43 (20m 22b 7x4 1x6) SR: 195.45

4.4

Jamil to de Villiers, no run, fuller in length and he pushes it down to mid-on

4.5

Jamil to de Villiers, no run, he comes down the pitch and mistimes it to the on side

4.6

Jamil to de Villiers, 1 run, looked like a slower ball and he punched it to wide long-on

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 46/2 (RR: 9.20)

    • AB de Villiers 1 (3b)
    • F du Plessis 1 (3b)
    • MAA Jamil 1-0-7-1
    • T van der Gugten 2-0-13-0
5.1

van Beek to de Villiers, no run, van Beek starts off nice and straight, on middle and he tucks it to midwicket

5.2

van Beek to de Villiers, no run, he stays back and punches it to the on side

5.3

van Beek to de Villiers, 1 run, this was full and swinging in, he turns the bat and works it to midwicket

Justin: "Poor Hash. He can't catch a break so far. Just when he looked like he was going to slam his way out of some iffy T20 form. Oh well - hang in there the bearded machine!"

5.4

van Beek to du Plessis, FOUR, punishes a low full toss, du Plessis comes down the pitch early and pounds a low full toss straight down the ground down to long-off

5.5

van Beek to du Plessis, 1 wide, this one swings down the leg side and he tries to work it to the leg side

5.5

van Beek to du Plessis, 1 wide, action replay, van Beek's directing his inswingers too wide down the leg side

Pulls back before delivery

5.5

van Beek to du Plessis, 1 run, he comes down the track and knocks it to the on side

5.6

van Beek to de Villiers, FOUR, fine leg was up in the circle and yet van Beek fed him a full delivery swinging on the pads, easy flick of the wrists, forget about chasing it

End of over 6 (12 runs) South Africa 58/2 (RR: 9.66)

    • AB de Villiers 6 (7b 1x4)
    • F du Plessis 6 (5b 1x4)
    • LV van Beek 1-0-12-0
    • MAA Jamil 1-0-7-1
6.1

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run, fullish on the pads and worked away to square leg

6.2

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump and punched towards mid-off

6.3

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, no run, goods length outside off and punched straight to mid-off

6.4

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run, this was full and swinging away and driven down to deep cover

6.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, straight drive by AB but a bit too straight as it strikes the stumps at the other end, the ball deflects and goes down the ground

6.6

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, FOUR, down to third man and there's no slip, he comes down the track to a slower ball and plays too early, outside edge down to third man

End of over 7 (8 runs) South Africa 66/2 (RR: 9.42)

    • F du Plessis 12 (9b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 8 (9b 1x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-8-0
    • LV van Beek 1-0-12-0
7.1

Seelaar to de Villiers, no run, he drops it too short, he gets on his knee and pulls but mistimes it

7.2

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven to the off side

7.3

Seelaar to du Plessis, FOUR, this was a full toss and he uses his wrists well and flicks it wide of mid-on and midwicket, the fielder at wide long-on dives in vain

7.4

Seelaar to du Plessis, 1 run, another full toss and he punches it to the off side

7.5

Seelaar to de Villiers, 2 runs, he turns it to deep midwicket and du Plessis really had to hurry that second run, the throw was just wide and he dived and nearly pulled his hamstring, luckily he's okay

7.6

Seelaar to de Villiers, 1 run, uppishly driven to sweeper cover for a single

Owais: "those who critise Amla for T20 have hardly any reason looking at the SR of his those teammates who are considered explosive, Amla's SR is 115 Du Plesis 122 and ABD 120...where is that big difference considering Amla's role is to stabilise the team not to do the firework which others are supposed to do"

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 75/2 (RR: 9.37)

    • AB de Villiers 12 (13b 1x4)
    • F du Plessis 17 (11b 3x4)
    • PM Seelaar 1-0-9-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-8-0
8.1

TLW Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, he comes down the track and drills a low full toss down to long-off

8.2

TLW Cooper to du Plessis, 1 run, flatter one and he pushes it down to long-on

8.3

TLW Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, he bowls this flatter and drags it short, he makes room and thumps it over extra cover

8.4

TLW Cooper to du Plessis, SIX, shot! Tossed up and he makes a bit of room to free his arms, du Plessis lofts this high over wide long-off

8.5

TLW Cooper to du Plessis, OUT, taken in the deep after that six! Tossed up on middle and leg, du Plessis takes a couple of paces down and he flicks it high down to deep midwicket, van Beek takes it at the edge of the circle

F du Plessis c van Beek b TLW Cooper 24 (36m 14b 3x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

8.6

TLW Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the off side

End of over 9 (10 runs) South Africa 85/3 (RR: 9.44)

    • AB de Villiers 15 (16b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 0 (0b)
    • TLW Cooper 1-0-10-1
    • PM Seelaar 1-0-9-0
9.1

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 2 runs, good length on middle and leg and flicked to the on side

9.2

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes down the track and looks very ungainly as he flicks a low full toss down to deep midwicket, Morkel wasn't as quick and had to hurry the second run

9.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, times this one well down to long-on

9.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Morkel, no run, Morkel looks to slam that one away wide of point, didn't expect the extra bounce, nearly nicked it

9.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Morkel, 1 run, he stays beside the line and cuts it to the off side

9.6

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, he comes down the track and pulls a length ball down to deep midwicket

Arnab Mandal: "If SAF wanted to promote someone for upping the Run rate it should have been Miller and not A Morkel...Miller would have spent some much needed time in the middle...trick missed..."

End of over 10 (7 runs) South Africa 92/3 (RR: 9.20)

    • AB de Villiers 21 (20b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 1 (2b)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 2-0-15-0
    • TLW Cooper 1-0-10-1
10.1

van Beek to de Villiers, OUT, they've got AB and that's a big wicket! You would have to say he threw his wicket away, there was a deep cover in place and AB found him, he was down the track to a length ball and punched it inside out straight to Ben Cooper

AB de Villiers c BN Cooper b van Beek 21 (27m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

10.2

van Beek to Morkel, 1 run, fuller ball and clipped to long-on

10.3

van Beek to Duminy, no run, fullish delivery on the off stump and he punches it back to the bowler

10.4

van Beek to Duminy, no run, shuffles and tucks it to the on side

hof: "the constant criticism of SA batsmen and tactics is getting me down.....time for some good old fashion patriotism okes!"

10.5

van Beek to Duminy, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and drilled down to long-on

10.6

van Beek to Morkel, no run, full on the stump and he looks to drive down the ground but places it straight to the bowler

End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa 94/4 (RR: 8.54)

    • JA Morkel 2 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 1 (3b)
    • LV van Beek 2-0-14-1
    • Mudassar Bukhari 2-0-15-0
11.1

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 2 runs, he stays back and punches it to the on side

11.2

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 1 run, down the track and he clips a low full toss down to deep midwicket

11.3

TLW Cooper to Morkel, no run, flatter one and he punches it down to cover

11.4

TLW Cooper to Morkel, 1 run, flatter one and he drills it down to long-on

11.5

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 1 run

11.6

TLW Cooper to Morkel, 1 run, drops it a bit short, he goes back and punches it to deep point

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 100/4 (RR: 8.33)

    • JA Morkel 4 (7b)
    • JP Duminy 5 (6b)
    • TLW Cooper 2-0-16-1
    • LV van Beek 2-0-14-1
12.1

Jamil to Morkel, no run, this was fuller outside off and pushed to the off side

12.2

Jamil to Morkel, 1 run, full outside the off stump and he drives him to sweeper cover

12.3

Jamil to Duminy, no run, slower ball outside the off stump and pushed towards cover

12.4

Jamil to Duminy, 1 run, it's a low full toss on the pads and he whips it to deep midwicket

Daniel: "I've seen Myburgh and Cooper in the field, they're smiling. What's this, 100 after 12? That's easy!"

12.5

Jamil to Morkel, no run, fuller in length outside off and he pushes it to the off side

12.6

Jamil to Morkel, OUT, another South African throws his wicket away and it's Morkel this time, Malik bowls this fuller and he looks to clear deep midwicket, doesn't get the distance, went off the base of the bat, Ben Cooper takes the skier at deep midwicket

JA Morkel c BN Cooper b Jamil 5 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 102/5 (RR: 7.84)

    • JP Duminy 6 (8b)
    • MAA Jamil 2-0-9-2
    • TLW Cooper 2-0-16-1
13.1

TLW Cooper to Miller, 1 run, gives it more air and he drives to long-on

5 down, seven overs to go. How will SA approach it now?

13.2

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 1 run, on the pads and he drives to long-on

13.3

TLW Cooper to Miller, no run, quicker one and he comes forward to defend

13.4

TLW Cooper to Miller, 1 run, he makes room and cuts to deep point

13.5

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 2 runs, drops it a bit short and he rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover

13.6

TLW Cooper to Duminy, 1 run, comes down the track and drives to deep midwicket

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 108/5 (RR: 7.71)

    • JP Duminy 10 (11b)
    • DA Miller 2 (3b)
    • TLW Cooper 3-0-22-1
    • MAA Jamil 2-0-9-2
14.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Duminy, 1 run, full and moving away, he gets his bat down and drills it to cover

14.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump and he punches him down to long-off

14.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Duminy, no run, this was a good length ball outside off and he punches it to point and well stopped

14.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Duminy, 1 run, fires that full on the stumps and he works it down to long-on

14.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump and he flicks it across the line to deep midwicket

14.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 1 run, he looks to pull this one which wasn't very short, mistimes it to the leg side

End of over 15 (6 runs) South Africa 114/5 (RR: 7.60)

    • DA Miller 6 (6b)
    • JP Duminy 12 (14b)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 3-0-21-0
    • TLW Cooper 3-0-22-1
15.1

van der Gugten to Miller, 2 runs, good length on middle and leg and clipped to the leg side

15.2

van der Gugten to Miller, no run, a big swing and a miss, this was outside off and moving away, looked to swing this to deep midwicket

Steph: "Sorry to say as a Saffa I'm really disappointed with the batting so far. Almost 6 overs without a boundary and throwing wickets away. Bad!!! "

15.3

van der Gugten to Miller, 1 wide, looked to clip this to fine leg and it clipped the pad but unfortunately the umpire didn't spot it, wide called

15.3

van der Gugten to Miller, 2 runs, punched in the air but there was nobody at extra cover, didn't look in control

15.4

van der Gugten to Miller, 1 run, this was a length ball and he swiveled and pulled and it went down to deep square leg

15.5

van der Gugten to Duminy, OUT, 6 down and he's caught down the leg side! The ball was drifting down leg, Duminy looked to clip it to the leg side and the finger went up quickly, may have clipped the glove

JP Duminy c †Barresi b van der Gugten 12 (21m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

15.6

van der Gugten to Steyn, no run, this was a length ball wide outside the off stump and he leaves it alone

SAFAfan: "After all, we have come to know du plessis was right in saying Alma's role is to help keep wickets in hand manoeuvre the innings. Though amla showed his other side today due to criticism. I think we should let the team go about the way they want to. "

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 120/6 (RR: 7.50)

    • DW Steyn 0 (1b)
    • DA Miller 11 (10b)
    • T van der Gugten 3-0-19-1
    • Mudassar Bukhari 3-0-21-0
16.1

Jamil to Miller, 1 run, full on the pads and he flicks it to deep square leg

16.2

Jamil to Steyn, 1 run, continues round the wicket, on the pads and flicked down to long-on

16.3

Jamil to Miller, 1 run, full outside the off stump and he heaves it to deep midwicket

16.4

Jamil to Steyn, FOUR, and at last a boundary! The first for eight overs, well timed there, this was full outside the off stump and moving away, Steyn bent down and caressed it wide of backward point

16.5

Jamil to Steyn, OUT, Will SA even last 20 overs? This was another fuller one outside off, he made a lot of room and looked to drive and got a thin edge to the keeper Barresi

DW Steyn c †Barresi b Jamil 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

16.6

Jamil to Hendricks, 1 run

Kamran: "While van der Gugten looks the most "proper" of the Dutch pacers, someone who will be able to hold his own in the international arena, I am really impressed by the discipline Jamil has shown throughout the tournament. He is always among the wickets and even when he doesn't take the wickets, he has a more than handy econ. rate."

End of over 17 (8 runs) South Africa 128/7 (RR: 7.52)

    • BE Hendricks 1 (1b)
    • DA Miller 13 (12b)
    • MAA Jamil 3-0-17-3
    • T van der Gugten 3-0-19-1
17.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Hendricks, 1 run, he stays beside the line and punches it to point

17.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, no run, it's a low full toss which he pushes towards long-on

17.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 1 run, this was a length ball outside off which he pulls to deep midwicket

Waqas: "Can somebody tell FAF that warm ups are over. Why would you play around with the batting order , WHY? Duminy won them the last match , he gets demoted , albie gets promoted who doesnt know what to do in that situation. Experiment time is over , we are down to serious business boys !!!"

17.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Hendricks, 1 run, he stays beside the line and punches it to point

17.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, no run, this was fired fuller on the off stump, really well bowled there, can only push it back to the bowler

17.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 2 runs, and yet again excellent bowling, a yorker and he nearly lost his balance in trying to dig that out, single to midwicket

End of over 18 (5 runs) South Africa 133/7 (RR: 7.38)

    • DA Miller 16 (16b)
    • BE Hendricks 3 (3b)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 4-0-26-0
    • MAA Jamil 3-0-17-3
18.1

Jamil to Hendricks, OUT, how many soft dismissals have we seen today? This was pitched up and Hendricks looked to deposit that over the on side, miscued and gets a top edge that swirls to cover, easy catch

BE Hendricks c Borren b Jamil 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Daryll Cullinan who's in the office stretches his arms out in frustration. He can't believe this batting

18.2

Jamil to Miller, 1 run, a slower ball and an ungainly heave down to deep midwicket

18.3

Jamil to Imran Tahir, no run, fuller ball and he clips it to the on side

18.4

Jamil to Imran Tahir, 1 run, this was chipped in the air and it drops down to deep midwicket

18.5

Jamil to Miller, OUT, that's a five-for for Ahsan Malik! This was fuller and swinging towards the off stump, not sure what Miller was trying but he played all around it, the ball clips the off stump, these are the best figures by an Associate bowler against a Full Member side in a T20 international

DA Miller b Jamil 17 (26m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

18.6

Jamil to Tsotsobe, no run, he can't make it six for the road! It clips Tsotsobe's pads and rolls away

Malik is now the leading wicket taker for Netherlands in T20 internationals

End of over 19 (2 runs) South Africa 135/9 (RR: 7.10)

    • LL Tsotsobe 0 (1b)
    • Imran Tahir 1 (2b)
    • MAA Jamil 4-0-19-5
    • Mudassar Bukhari 4-0-26-0
19.1

van der Gugten to Imran Tahir, FOUR, Any run scored by these two is like gold dust! And it's four of them, fullish in length outside the off stu,p and he makes room and slams it wide of deep cover

19.2

van der Gugten to Imran Tahir, 2 runs, he clips it wide of mid-on for a couple

19.3

van der Gugten to Imran Tahir, 2 runs, tough chance! This was full on the stumps and he makes room and looks to carve it over point, he spoons it up and the fielder makes a good attempt at catching it behind him but the ball evades him

19.4

van der Gugten to Imran Tahir, no run, full outside off and he drives him down to cover

19.5

van der Gugten to Imran Tahir, 1 bye, Tahir walked right across his stumps looking to swipe this to fine leg but failed to read the slower ball, the keeper failed to collect and they take a bye

19.6

van der Gugten to Tsotsobe, 1 run, thuds a low full toss to cover and it will only be a single so SA end with 145

At least SA didn't get bowled out. They really had to huff and puff to 145 in the end and it was an anti-climax to the way Amla went beserk at the start. Fair to say that most of their batsmen got carried away and threw away their wickets. That said, full credit to Netherlands and Ahsan Malik (MAA Jamil however you wish to call him) for bowling the right lengths. They really kept big hitters like Morkel and Miller quiet.

Are we in for an upset here? Whatever happens, Steyn will be fired up for sure, as Saad puts it: "Such situation can pump up Steyn even more....Watch out Netherlands!!"

Preshi: "Am I the only one sensing an upset? I would bet my SA friends would be so furious with me today at beer :))"

End of over 20 (10 runs) South Africa 145/9

    • LL Tsotsobe 1 (2b)
    • Imran Tahir 9 (7b 1x4)
    • T van der Gugten 4-0-28-1
    • MAA Jamil 4-0-19-5
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WATCHESPN: 21st Match, Group 1: Netherlands v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014
WATCHESPN: 21st Match, Group 1: Netherlands v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014
   

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Hours of play (local time) 15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match Coverage


Cullinan: SA thinktank not doing convincing job
Play

Daryll Cullinan says South Africa won't go too far under Russell Domingo, and Martin Crowe says they need to introspect to get better in the World T20 | March 27, 2014

Play

Daryll Cullinan says South Africa won't go too far under Russell Domingo, and Martin Crowe says they need to introspect to get better in the World T20 | March 27, 2014