Cameo of the Day
Paul Hoffmann's self-expression at the end of the Scotland innings. No. 11s are not generally renowned for their feats of derring-do with the bat, but Hoffmann belied his minnow status with a lusty onslaught against Charl Langeveldt and Andrew Hall, two of the finest death bowlers in the game. An uppercut for six off his second delivery was followed by three mown fours that enabled Scotland to post their highest World Cup total to date.
Anti-climactic comeback of the Day
Neil McCallum was, in the words of one miffed Scottish fan, "sensationally" axed for their team's opening encounter against Australia last week. And so he was understandably keen to impress after being recalled in place of Navdeep Poonia. Perhaps a little too keen. After poking and prodding for 18 deliveries, he finally cut his 19th past point to get off the mark. One ball later, flushed with success, he hurtled down the track and yorked himself.
Surprising stat of the Day
After all the big-hitting carnage of South Africa's previous outing in this tournament, their run-chase today was grounded in every sense of the word. It wasn't until AB de Villiers hoisted Glenn Rogers for successive sixes in the 16th over that the South Africans opted for the aerial route (and then he went and got out two balls later). On the other hand, they hadn't failed to score at least one four in each of their first 14 overs.
Old-school reunion of the Day
Scotland's captain, Ryan Watson, used to make his South African counterpart, Graeme Smith, carry his bags when he was a junior cricketer at King Edward's school in Johannesburg. The tables were somewhat turned today. First Smith won the toss and inserted his old tormentor, and later he ensured that only one man would be doing any further fetching in this relationship, by creaming 91 from 65 balls.