Result
7th Match, Basseterre, Mar 16 2007, Group A, ICC World Cup
(40/40 ov)
353/3
(40/40 ov, target 354)
132/9
South Africa won by 221 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Records tumble in South African win

South Africa routed minnows Netherlands by an overwhelming margin of 221 runs in a day when batting records tumbled

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Scorecard summary
South Africa353/3(40 overs)
Netherlands132/9(40 overs)
end of over 401 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 132/9CRR: 3.3 
Billy Stelling1 (4)
Justin Kemp4-0-18-2
Graeme Smith8-0-32-1

Rain delayed the start and then SA batsmen showered the ground with sixes and fours. A sedate start - they were on 4 for 1 at the end of 5 overs - before they broke free. And how. Kallis hit an unbeaten ton, Smith had a fifty, Gibbs blasted 6 sixes in an over - a World record and Boucher hit a frenetic fifty - quickest in World Cup history. It was a brutal slaughter. The debate on whether such one-sided violent bloodbaths do any good to the minnows will rage on.

Man of the Match: Herschelle Gibbs.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Adios!

39.6
w
Kemp to van Troost, OUT
Captain takes out captain! a slower one from Kemp and van Troost again charges out, attempts a lofted shot but is deceived by the change in pace. Smith moves to his right from mid-on to take the catch. South Africa register thier biggest victory in one-day internationals
LP van Troost c Smith b Kemp 5 (10m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
39.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run
van Troost backs away, exposing the stumps, and cuts a delivery on the middle stump line, straight to point
39.4
1
Kemp to Stelling, 1 run
bit more width and this one is run down to third man
39.3
Kemp to Stelling, no run
another length-delivery, just outside off, turned to Gibbs at backward point
39.2
Kemp to Stelling, no run
lands on a length, outside off, bends back in, and Stelling is rapped on the pad, outside off stump, while pushing forward in defense
39.1
Kemp to Stelling, no run
full in length, outside off stump, pushed to cover point
end of over 392 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 131/8CRR: 3.35 • RRR: 223.00
Peter Borren2 (6)
Graeme Smith8-0-32-1
Justin Kemp3-0-17-1
38.6
w
Smith to van Troost, 1 run, OUT
Another run out. cut away to deep cover and they turn for the second run. Mistake. The throw from Kallis comes in flat and fast, Smith takes it front of the sticks and whips the bails off and Borren is found short
PW Borren run out (Kallis/Smith) 2 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
38.5
1
Smith to Borren, 1 run
low full toss, slap-slogged away to long on
38.4
Smith to Borren, no run
lands outside off, spins in slightly, dabbed to the on side
38.3
Smith to Borren, no run
turns in from the off stump line, worked to backward square leg
38.2
Smith to Borren, no run
38.1
Smith to Borren, no run
on the off and middle, driven to Gibbs at midwicket
end of over 385 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 129/7CRR: 3.4 • RRR: 103.84
Luuk van Troost4 (3)
Peter Borren1 (1)
Justin Kemp3-0-17-1
Graeme Smith7-0-30-1
37.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run
end of over 385 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 129/7CRR: 3.4 • RRR: 103.84
Luuk van Troost4 (2)
Peter Borren1 (1)
Justin Kemp2.5-0-17-1
Graeme Smith7-0-30-1
37.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run
slower one. Breaks away after landing on a length around off stump line, Van Troost gets his bat away from the line
37.5
1w
Kemp to van Troost, 1 wide
van Troost charges and has one almighty heave. No contact though and Boucher gathers.

Jack has a response to MD "Comment to MD: If Pakistan and/or India should qualify for the Soccer World Cup they have they right to play ther, just as The Netherlands have qualified for this event."

37.4
4
Kemp to van Troost, FOUR runs
angling away outside off, van Troost tries to take his bat from the line, instead, ends up running it down through the slip region!
37.3
w
Kemp to de Leede, OUT
Gone! de Leede is back in the hutch. Full and straight, de Leede tries to heave it over mid-on, bat meets air and the ball meets the middle stump.
TBM de Leede b Kemp 21 (36m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
37.2
Kemp to de Leede, no run
length-delivery, just outside off, guided to Gibbs at backward point
Best performances - batsmen
JH Kallis
128 runs (109)
11 fours
5 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
60 runs
7 fours
0 sixes
44121034144010
MV Boucher
75 runs (31)
9 fours
4 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
31 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
41404123416
Best performances - bowlers
JM Kemp
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
Eco
4.50
SM Pollock
O
6
M
3
R
4
W
1
Eco
0.66
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossNetherlands , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup 2007
Player Of The Match
Herschelle Gibbs
Match numberODI no. 2537
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days16 March 2007 (50-over match)
Umpires
Mark Benson
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Steve Bucknor
Reserve Umpire
Asoka de Silva
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Netherlands 0