Player of the Match
Player of the Match
166dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Tahir spares South Africa embarrassment

Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn ensured South Africa were not embarrassed by Netherlands and stayed in contention for the semi-finals of the World T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SJ Myburgh
51(28) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %55%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 20 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
4 0 9 7 8 2 8 13
HM Amla
HM Amla
43(22) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
5 0 4 2 8 15 2 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Ahsan Malik
O4
M0
R19
W5
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R21
W4
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

South Africa survive a mighty scare here.

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match: "Really pleased, good team effort. We believed that we could have won this game but it wasn't an easy one. I just tried to bowl wicket to wicket."

Borren: "We obviously let this one go. We played across the line to Tahir. It's a real shame. They got off to a flying start and we did well to pull them back. Malik is a fantastic bowler and credit to him. I have to take the responsibility too with my dismissal tonight. I'm miffed with the fact that we didn't get over the line. After our last game I'm glad we stepped up better tonight."

Faf: "I think we are making it hard for ourselves. It's a great sign when your side is not playing 100% and still gets over the line. Credit to Netherlands for some very good bowling. Tahir and Steyn were outstanding. Credit to young Hendricks for bowling well under pressure. Credit to Netherlands as they played very good cricket for 70% of the game."

It took a lot for Borren to come out there and speak barely minutes after the game ended. He wasn't joking when he said he was "miffed." In the final analysis you would say that Netherlands lost this game, rather than SA winning it.

That's it from us as far as this match goes. The toss for England v Sri Lanka is underway in a few minutes. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

18.4
W
Hendricks to van der Gugten, OUT, South Africa get over the line with the skin of their teeth! Hendricks comes round the wicket and fires in a short ball, van der Gugten arches backwards and risky playing at it, looks to carve this down to third man but gets a thin edge, de Kock knows it and Steve Davis' finger was up quickly

T van der Gugten c †de Kock b Hendricks 8 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.3
0
Hendricks to van der Gugten, no run, he gently tucked this one towards square leg and thought of a single but they decide against it
18.2
1
Hendricks to Ahsan Malik, 1 run, nicely played, he stays back and dabs it to third man, singles will do it
18.1
1
Hendricks to van der Gugten, 1 run, it's a low full toss outside off and he makes room and pinches it wide of point

9 off 12 and only a wicket in hand!

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NL: 137/9 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 4.50)

  • Timm van der Gugten7 (9b)
  • Ahsan Malik0 (0b)
  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe4-0-46-1
  • Dale Steyn4-0-19-2
17.6
1
Tsotsobe to van der Gugten, 1 run, makes room and drills this one just wide of extra cover
17.5
2
Tsotsobe to van der Gugten, 2 runs, and Steyn's dropped it! It's not over yet, he needlessly looked to chip this one over the infield, this was in the air for a while, Steyn covered plenty of ground running forward from deep midwicket but spilled it on the dive

High-scoring over

22

The runs Amla scored off the third over - from Michael Swart - was the most he's scored in any over in T20 cricket

Poor in T20Is

0

Number of 50-plus scores Quinton de Kock has in 15 T20Is, he has four centuries in 16 ODIs

No luck for SA

7

The number of consecutive tosses South Africa have lost in Twenty20 internationals

Ram-Slam star

28

Beuran Hendricks' wickets in South Africa's domestic T20 tournament this season, 12 more than the next best bowler