7th Match, Group A, Basseterre, Mar 16 2007, ICC World Cup
(40/40 ov, target 354)132/9
South Africa won by 221 runs
Player Of The Match
72 (40)
end of over 401 run • 1 wicket
NED: 132/9CRR: 3.30 
Billy Stelling1 (4)
Justin Kemp 4-0-18-2
Graeme Smith 8-0-32-1

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!

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

Luuk van Troost c Smith b Kemp 5 (10m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
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

Kemp to Stelling, 1 run

bit more width and this one is run down to third man

Kemp to Stelling, no run

another length-delivery, just outside off, turned to Gibbs at backward point

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

Kemp to Stelling, no run

full in length, outside off stump, pushed to cover point

end of over 392 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 131/8CRR: 3.35 RRR: 223.00
Luuk van Troost5 (4)
Graeme Smith 8-0-32-1
Justin Kemp 3-0-17-1
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

Peter Borren run out (Kallis/Smith) 2 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Smith to Borren, 1 run

low full toss, slap-slogged away to long on

Smith to Borren, no run

lands outside off, spins in slightly, dabbed to the on side

Smith to Borren, no run

turns in from the off stump line, worked to backward square leg

Smith to Borren, no run
Smith to Borren, no run

on the off and middle, driven to Gibbs at midwicket

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