result
16th Match, Group B, Chandigarh, Mar 3 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(34.5/50 ov, target 352)120
South Africa won by 231 runs
player of the match
AB de Villiers
South Africa

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
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

Berend Westdijk lbw b Imran Tahir 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
34.4
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
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

Bernard Loots lbw b Imran Tahir 6 (8m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 85.71
34.2
1
Tahir to Seelaar, 1 run

the googly, fullish on the off, knocks it past midwicket for a single

34.1
Tahir to Seelaar, no run

short of a good length outside off, turning away, leaves it alone

end of over 348 runs
NL: 119/8CRR: 3.50 • RRR: 14.56 • Need 233 runs from 16 overs
Bernard Loots6 (6)
Pieter Seelaar1 (3)
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

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

33.5
1w
Peterson to Loots, 1 wide

bowled way down the leg side, called a wide

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

33.3
1
Peterson to Seelaar, 1 run

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

33.2
Peterson to Seelaar, no run

tossed up, lands full on the off, pushed to extra cover

33.1
Peterson to Seelaar, no run

shortish on middle and off, punched away to extra cover

end of over 332 runs • 2 wickets
NL: 111/8CRR: 3.36 • RRR: 14.18 • Need 241 runs from 17 overs
Bernard Loots0 (3)
Pieter Seelaar0 (0)
Imran Tahir6-0-18-1
Robin Peterson4-0-14-2
32.6
Tahir to Loots, no run

sharp turn into the batsman from outside off, the googly again, impact though was again outside the line

32.5
Tahir to Loots, no run

turning away, gets forward and taps it into the off side

32.4
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

32.4
1w
Tahir to Loots, 1 wide

Tahir fires that down the leg side and it's called a wide

Over to Sid Talya.

32.3
W
Tahir to 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
32.3
1w
Tahir to Bukhari, 1 wide

fired down leg side. van Wyk makes a sharp take and whips off the bails

32.2
Tahir to Bukhari, no run

defended on the front foot towards the bowler

32.1
W
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.

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