bullseye! South Africa's automatic 2023 World Cup qualification hopes are alive and well! Flighted full on fourth stump, Kingma heaves across the line with an ungainly sweep and misses. Off stump is knocked back to seal a 146-run win.
5.40 pm South Africa claim the much-needed 10 points to move past West Indies into eighth place on the Cricket World Cup Super League table. It means that West Indies are now 100% confirmed to go to Zimbabwe for the World Cup Qualifier in June/July. South Africa are all but assured an automatic berth to bypass the Qualifier in Zimbabwe and go straight to India. The only thing that can happen to deny them is Ireland taking 3 out of 3 against Bangladesh in May. Anything less, whether it's a tie, no result, loss, in any of the three matches, and South Africa are 100% confirmed to be in India.
So the decision for South Africa's IPL stars to delay their flight to India has been vindicated.
Dutch captain Scott Edwards: "I feel like we were almost there with the ball. Had we taken that catch and had them five down, I feel like we could have restricted them to 300 or 320. We kept up with the rate but we needed someone to make a big score like Aiden did. It's tough, especially when you've got a 48-meter boundary or something out there. We had our plans, but when guys get going like that, it's pretty tough to stop. We got a lot of experience playing a lot of top-tier nations. Our youngsters have been awesome. As a group we've got a long way to go. We had quite a young squad for this series. Even seeing young Musa face a barrage was good to see."
Aiden Markram has been named Player of the Match and Player of the Series. 175 today and an unbeaten half-century in the previous win. "A lot of relief going through. Ultimately as batters you want to score big runs and set big totals. [On David Miller] He came in at a stage where we needed a big partnership and he made it look quite easy. He's in the form of his life. It would have been nice to see him get a 100 but hopefully one will come soon for him. I'm super grateful for how it's turned out. The team is going in the right direction both in red ball and white ball. It's a nice new mindset that we're trying to play with. It looked like everyone had a great day for a great occasion on Pink Day."
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma: "We did exactly what we wanted to do in terms of points and qualification. We'll obviously see in May from that point of view but we had lots of positives in terms of batting and bowling. It's been a long time since someone has taken a five-for. He's fitted in like a glove within the team. He's always looking to attack and hit those wickets. Every time he's put up his hand and put his best foot forward. Our record is quite good in pink. Maybe we should play a bit more in pink. But the cause, it's something the guys keep in their heart and they put it into their performances. There were fours and sixes flying around, and wickets so the bowlers had a smile too. We're glad to play our part in raising a considerable amount of money. Things have gone nicely for me. I'm starting to find the middle of the bat more. It's a pity that [the summer] has to end now."
That's it for today's coverage. Keep your eyes peeled for the May ODI series between Ireland and Bangladesh. The final automatic berth for the 2023 Cricket World Cup will be decided there. Two more berths will be up for grabs in June/July during the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. On behalf of Himanshu Agrawal, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
Big cheers once more for Magala at the end of the over after he collects his hat. Four men out bowled and a catch at deep square leg make up his five wickets.
back of a length on fourth stump, defended back to Magala.
length ball into the hips, flicked to deep square leg for one.
yorker on middle, Kingma barely jams this out off an inside edge into the pads.
Kingma arrives as the last man with Magala in search of six.
bullseye! The crowd goes out of their minds roaring as Magala has a maiden ODI five-for! Good length ball skids a touch low with a radar locked in on middle and off stump. Klaassen's lack of footwork is exposed waving his bat around this. Middle and off stump are split halfway up.
back of a length on fourth stump, defended on the back foot to cover.
good length ball on fifth stump at 134 kph, Klaassen swishes at this with no footwork and is beaten.
good length ball on middle, defended on the back foot back to Shamsi.
good length ball outside leg, goes back to defend to mid-on.
charges a fuller ball on fifth stump and smokes a drive flat toward mid-off's left. The fielder dives full extension but it's just out of reach and bounces away to the rope.
good length ball on off, defended to cover for none.
good length ball outside leg, defended to square leg for none.
finally gets the radar right pitching one full on middle, defended on the front foot.
good length ball outside leg spins sharply down leg for another wide.
good length ball outside leg stump, goes to flick to square leg and misses.
bullseye! Double-wicket maiden for Magala! Length ball angled in from off stump skids on toward the top of leg stump. van Meekeren clears the front leg heaving for midwicket but misses badly playing over the top of the ball with a pull and leg stump is nailed just below the bails to sent it cartwheeling backwards.
back of a length on off at 135 kph, punched to mid-off for none.
130 kph bouncer over off stump, tries to uppercut this over backward point and is beaten.
The over-rate discussion is going to be rendered meaningless if South Africa manages to knock over the rest of the Dutch tail fairly quickly here.
bullseye! Length ball angled in toward off stump from around the wicket. Shariz is flat-footed stabbing at this trying to run this fine to deep third for one but plays too far inside the line and off stump is rattled 3/4 of the way up.
full and wide yorker hugs the guidelines outside off, can't get bat on this trying to stab it out through point.
|The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Toss||Netherlands, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||South Africa won the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4563|
|Match days||2 April 2023 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||South Africa 10, Netherlands 0|
South Africa bask in Jo'burg sunshine as the good times return
|A Dutt||not out||4||7|
|PA van Meekeren||bowled||0||3|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 10)|
|Total||224(10 wkts; 39.1 ovs)|