Player of the Match
Player of the Match
112dThe Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

All-round South Africa wallop Netherlands

A day after Ireland's heroics in Bangalore, normal service resumed in Mohali where AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla reeled off contrasting hundreds to set up 231-run hammering of Netherlands

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
134(98) 13x4 - 4x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 34 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 4 8 29 24 7 26 28
HM Amla
113(130) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 46 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
16 9 16 10 24 16 5 17

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O6.5
M0
R19
W3
Eco2.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RN ten Doeschate
O10
M0
R72
W3
Eco7.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Series

Toss

Netherlands , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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 days

3 March 2011 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa 2, Netherlands 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Siddhartha Talya

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.

34.5
W
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

34.4
0
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
34.3
W
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

34.2
1
Imran Tahir to Seelaar, 1 run, the googly, fullish on the off, knocks it past midwicket for a single
34.1
0
Imran Tahir to Seelaar, no run, short of a good length outside off, turning away, leaves it alone

END OF OVER:
34 | 8 Runs | NL: 119/8 (233 runs required from 15.1 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 14.56)

  • Bernard Loots6 (6b)
  • Pieter Seelaar1 (3b)
  • Robin Peterson5-0-22-2
  • Imran Tahir6-0-18-1
33.6
6
Peterson to Loots, SIX runs, 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

Netherlands 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26W BarresiAN Kervezee
2nd20W BarresiTLW Cooper
3rd35B ZuiderentW Barresi
4th2RN ten DoeschateW Barresi
5th17TN de GroothRN ten Doeschate
6th9TN de GroothPW Borren
7th0TN de GroothMudassar Bukhari
8th1PM SeelaarMudassar Bukhari
9th10PM SeelaarBP Loots
10th0PM SeelaarBA Westdijk