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
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.
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
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
the googly, fullish on the off, knocks it past midwicket for a single
short of a good length outside off, turning away, leaves it alone
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
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
bowled way down the leg side, called a wide
lands on a length on the off, gets a big stride forward and defends into the off side
short and flat outside off, slapped towards extra cover, there's an overthrow and they take a run
tossed up, lands full on the off, pushed to extra cover
shortish on middle and off, punched away to extra cover
sharp turn into the batsman from outside off, the googly again, impact though was again outside the line
turning away, gets forward and taps it into the off side
the google again, struck on the pads and he clearly didn't pick it but the impact was outside the line
Tahir fires that down the leg side and it's called a wide
Over to Sid Talya.
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.
fired down leg side. van Wyk makes a sharp take and whips off the bails
defended on the front foot towards the bowler
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.