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BATSMEN IN : Ahsan Malik 1*
BATSMEN OUT : Michael Swart 8, Stephan Myburgh 51, Wesley Barresi 14, Peter Borren 13, Ben Cooper 5, Tom Cooper 16, Pieter Seelaar 2, Logan van Beek 1, Mudassar Bukhari 11, Timm van der Gugten 8
14:57 - QUOTES
Dutch skipper Peter Borren: "We obviously let this one go. We played across the line to Tahir. It's a real shame. They got off to a flying start and we did well to pull them back. Malik is a fantastic bowler and credit to him. I have to take the responsibility too with my dismissal tonight. I'm miffed with the fact that we didn't get over the line. After our last game I'm glad we stepped up better tonight."
SA captain Faf du Pleesis: "I think we are making it hard for ourselves. It's a great sign when your side is not playing 100% and still gets over the line. Credit to Netherlands for some very good bowling. Tahir and Steyn were outstanding. Credit to young Hendricks for bowling well under pressure. Credit to Netherlands as they played very good cricket for 70% of the game."
14:54 - PICTURE
Imran Tahir was named man-of-the-match for taking 4 for 21. (Getty Images)
14:46 - SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 6 RUNS!
The Proteas get out of jail. Great bowling from Dale Steyn (2 for 19) and Imran Tahir (4 for 21) AGAIN saved the day, but the Dutch were also silly with the way they went about things. They had ample balls in hand, so just needed to defend against Steyn and Tahir, but clearly a lack of experience at this level cost them.
No doubt the Proteas have much to ponder though, with the bowling of Morkel (This time Albie!) and Tsotsobe hugely concerning...
They next face England on Saturday (15:30 start).
14:44 - WICKET! Van der Gugten is out for 8, caught behind after edging short a Hendricks delivery.
Netherlands all out for 139 in 18.4 overs and the Proteas win!
14:43 - Hendricks to bowl the penultimate over.
14:42 - OVERS 18: Netherlands 137/9.
9 runs needed to win off 12 balls.
14:40 - DROP CATCH! Van der Gugten is dropped in the deep by a diving Steyn. Oh dear, he got both hands to it while diving forwards... That was the match right there!
14:37 - WICKET! Bukhari looses his cool and skies a Tsotsobe delivery only to see Miller take the catch at a deep long-on...
Netherlands 134/9 after 17.4 overs.
14:36 - Close shave! Du Plessis makes great stop at mid-off, throws at the stumps, but misses...
14:36 - Tsotsobe trusted to bowl next...
14:34 - OVERS 17: Netherlands 132/8.
They have safely negotiated Steyn's final over. He finished with 2/19 in four overs.
14 runs to win off 18 balls.
14:30 - SA going for it all now as Steyn comes on to bowl his final over... He must strike as the rest to come after him haven't looked like taking wickets.
14:29 - OVERS 16: Netherlands 128/8.
18 runs needed off 24 balls.
14:26 - WICKET! Van Beek runs himself out after trying to take a suicidal two...
Miller was the fielder at mid-on...
Netherlands 125/8 after 15.2 overs. They are self-capitulating here...
14:25 - FOUR! Too short, and Bukhari gets a top edge and it goes over the 'keeper to the boundary.
14:25 - Oh dear, Tsotsobe is back on....
14:24 - OVERS 15: Netherlands 120/7.
26 runs needed to win off 30 balls.
14:23 - SA should back themselves to win now. No more recognised batsmen to turn to for the Dutch...
14:21 - Tahir finished with 4/21 off his allotted four overs!
14:21 - Hendricks back into the attack. Proteas holding back Steyn...
14:20 - OVERS 14: Netherlands 116/7.
14:18 - WICKET! Seelaar (2) is caught on the mid-on boundary by Duminy off the bowling of Tahir. Great googly there from the spinner!
Netherlands 118/7 after 13.5 overs.
14:14 - WICKET! Tahir strikes. He bowls Tom Cooper for 16.
Netherlands 116/6 after 13.1 overs.
GAME ON now!
14:13 - OVERS 13: Netherlands 116/5.
14:12 - WICKET! Ben Cooper struggles to handle a quick Steyn bouncer, gets a glove on it with 'keeper De Kock running to his right to take the catch.
Netherlands 116/5 after 12.5 overs.
14:09 - Steyn is back on. Wickets needed right now, or else SA will suffer major humiliation.
14:07 - OVERS 12: Netherlands 114/4.
13 off that last Morkel over...
I'm a bit fed up of seeing the name Morkel bowl in a limited overs game for South Africa...
32 runs needed to win off 48 balls.
14:05 - Morkel too wide and is punished...
14:03 - Albie Morkel now back on for a crucial spell...
14:03 - OVERS 11. Netherlands 101/4.
14:02 - 100 up for the Dutch, coming off 67 balls.
13:59 - WICKET! Next ball, Borren again tries the sweep but misses and is given out lbw.
Netherlands 97/4 after 10.3 overs.
Ben Cooper has joined his brother at the crease...
13:59 - Borren sweeps Tahir for SIX!
13:57 - OVERS 10: Netherlands 90/3.
They need 56 runs to win off 60 balls.
13:55 - De Villiers almost runs Borren out, but misses the stumps and the Dutch get an overthrow...
13:54 - Hendricks now back into the attack.
13:54 - PICTURE
Stephan Myburgh, 51 off 28 balls, was simply sublime... (Getty Images)
13:53 - OVERS 9: Netherlands 84/3.
13:50 - WICKET! Tahir traps Barresi lbw for 14. Replays show it was missing the stumps, but no Hawk-Eye for this tournament.
Netherlands 82/3 after 8.2 overs.
13:49 - OVERS 8: Netherlands 80/2.
13:47 - WICKET! Danger-man Myburgh is out, bowled by Duminy for 51.
A quite remarkable innings, but this could swing the game back in SA's favour.
13:46 - FOUR and SIX! Duminy also being punished. Barresi getting in on the act.
13:45 - Duminy the new bowler on.
13:44 - OVERS 7: Netherlands 68/1.
Only five off the last Tahir over. SA could have done with spin earlier...
13:42 - HALF-CENTURY for Myburgh, coming off just 25 balls. His third T20 international fifty.
13:41 - Leg-spinner Imran Tahir is now into the attack. He will be key to the outcome of the game...
13:40 - OVERS 6: Netherlands 63/1.
The Power Play is now up, so expect the runs to slow down a wee bit now. Danger-man Myburgh still there though...
13:38 - WICKET! Swart (8) is brilliantly caught by a diving Du Plessis at mid-off off the bowling of Steyn.
Netherlands 58/1 after 5.5 overs. Wesley Barresi is the next batsman in.
13:36 - De Villiers almost catches Myburgh on the boundary, but had to throw the ball back in field. Great fielding though. He had no choice but to throw it back.
13:36 - Steyn also now punished by Myburgh...
13:34 - OVERS 5: Netherlands 51/0.
13:33 - 50 up for the Netherlands, coming off 29 balls.
13:32 - SIX over midwicket!
13:31 - Another cut shot, another four off Tsotsobe.
13:31 - TWEET
Why why why are they bowling short????? - Meyrick Pringle
13:30 - Myburgh continues to punish the hapless Tsotsobe... Cut shot for four!
13:28 - OVERS 4: Netherlands 36/0.
13:27 - A short bouncer from Steyn flies over everyone for four...
SA bowlers bowling way too short!
13:26 - TWEET
They've let arthritic Lopsy dine on past glories for too long! - Rob Houwing
13:25 - Dale Steyn now on to stop the leakage of runs.
13:24 - OVERS 3: Netherlands 30/0.
The less said about Tsotsobe's bowling the better.
13:24 - Another four. 18 off that Tsotsobe over.
13:23 - SIX! Tsotsobe too straight and Myburgh flicks him on the leg side for a maximum.
13:22 - Next ball he hits him on the leg side, but it's the same result, FOUR.
13:21 - Myburgh smacks him for four over point. Too short from Lopsy!
13:20 - Tsotsobe now on to replace Morkel.
13:20 - OVERS 2: Netherlands 12/0.
13:16 - Hendricks to bowl the second over. He immediately goes for four, hit down the leg side by Swart.
13:15 - OVERS 1: Netherlands 6/0.
Myburgh hits a four off the final ball to spoil a good first over from Morkel.
13:13 - Albie Morkel to open the bowling for South Africa. Lets hope he fares better than his brother did earlier this week...
13:11 - FAN VIEWS
Should be enough but against b section teams we should have over 180 - Steven Riches
I'm really wondering if we deserve playing in big tournaments, but I'm standing by them for the love of the game - Franklin Fransman
13:03 - TWEET
145-9 probably enough for SA to defend against a team bowled out for 39 by SL. But then they did score 190 in 14 overs to get here #orange - Dean Wilson
13:01 - Definitely below par by the South Africans, but I reckon it's still enough to win. Join us in a few minutes for the Dutch run-chase...
13:00 - OVERS 20: SA 145/9.
12:58 - Tahir swinging wildly, luckily for SA he is finding the gaps...
12:57 - FOUR off the first ball! Tahir goes through the covers to find the boundary!
12:56 - Van der Gugten to bowl the final over.
12:55 - Ahsan Malik remarkably finishes with 5/19 off his allotted four overs!
12:55 - OVERS 19: SA 135/9.
12:53 - WICKET! Malik clean-bowls Miller to get a five-for!
SA 135/9 after 18.5 overs as Lonwabo Tsotsobe comes in.
12:52 - Imran Tahir is the next batsman in.
12:50 - WICKET! Hendricks swings wildly at a Malik delivery and hits it straight up, caught by Borren.
SA133/8 after 18.1 overs.
12:49 - OVERS 18: SA 133/7.
12:49 - Bukhari impressing, only four off his final over. He finishes with 0-26 in four.
12:47 - FAN VIEWS
Leonard, a Sport24 fan, shares his views: "What a disgrace!
I would rather watch paint dry and not spend a another minute watching these fools on TV".
12:45 - OVERS 17: SA 128/7.
Beuran Hendricks the next batsman in.
12:44 - WICKET! Steyn (5) hits a four, and is out next ball. Caught behind by Barresi off Malik.
SA 127/7 after 16.5 overs.
12:43 - FOUR! Steyn hits it past point to finally get the ball to the ropes...
12:42 - Malik back on now.
12:40 - OVERS 16: SA 120/6.
12:38 - WICKET! Duminy is out for 12, caught behind on the leg side by 'keeper Barresi off Van der Gugten. A leg side glance gone wrong for 'Koppe' there...
SA 120/6 after 15.5 overs as Dale Steyn walks in to bat.
12:37 - DID YOU KNOW?
SA's last boundary was in the 9th over!
12:35 - Van der Gugten back into the attack with the SA innings seeming to have stalled a bit now...
12:34 - OVERS 15: SA 114/5.
Surely, at least 160 should be reached! But it's key that Duminy bats through the innings now.
12:34 - Bukhari keeping things nice and tidy...
12:30 - OVERS 14: SA 108/5.
12:29 - David Miller is the next batsman with Bukhari back on...
12:28 - OVERS 13: SA 102/5.
12:27 -WICKET! Morkel skies one and is caught by Ben Cooper off the bowling of Malik. Slower ball did the trick!
12:26 - PICTURE
Ahsan Malik celebrates the earlier dismissal of Hashim Amla... (Getty Images)
12:24 - Malik now back on to bowl. He got the contentious wicket of Amla earlier...
12:23 - OVERS 12: SA 100/4.
South Africa's century coming off 72 balls.
12:22 - TWEET
Not a train smash yet but this SA innings has drifted into a siding... - Rob Houwing
12:21 - Off-spinner Tom Cooper is back into the attack.
12:20 - OVERS 11: SA 94/4.
12:19 - JP Duminy is next in. I would have given Miller a go. He needs time in the middle...
12:16 - WICKET! De Villiers (21) is caught by Ben Cooper on the deep extra cover boundary off the bowling of Van Beek.
A miss-timed shot after De Villiers darted down the track...
SA 95/4 after 10.1 overs.
12:15 - OVERS 10: SA 92/3.
A score of 190 is on the cards here.
12:14 - Lets hope David Miller also comes in at the fall of the next wicket.
12:11 - Good to see SA changing things up by bringing Morkel in earlier... Too often have they been criticised for being too predictable.
And Morkel needs time in the middle...
Duminy had enough time in the middle against New Zealand on Monday.
12:11 - Bukhari back into the attack.
12:10 - OVERS 9: SA 85/3.
Albie Morkel is next in.
12:09 - WICKET! Straight after the six, Du Plessis (24) is caught by Van Beek on the midwicket boundary off Cooper's bowling.
12:08 - SIX! Du Plessis punishes Cooper over long-off...
12:06 - Off-spinner Tom Cooper next on.
12:05 - OVERS 8: SA 75/2.
12:04 - Seelaar bowling a few full tosses... but Du Plessis survives a tight run out chance. Luckily the stumps are missed...
12:02 - Slow left-armer Pieter Seelaar is now into the attack.
12:01 - OVERS 7: SA 66/2.
12:00 - PICTURE
Hashim Amla was upset when given out caught behind... (Getty Images)
11:59 - Right-arm fast medium pacer Mudassar Bukhari is the new bowler on.
11:57 - OVERS 6: SA 58/2.
This is now the end of the Power Play, with the Proteas having made decent inroads!
11:55 - 50 up for South Africa, coming off 35 balls.
11:54 - TWEET
Normally a walker, Amla not happy with that nick verdict. So once again 50 is elusive for him in T20! Got 43 of SA's 45 - Rob Houwing
11:53 - Medium pacer Logan van Beek is the new bowler on.
11:52 - OVERS 5: SA 46/2.
11:51 - A brave call by Australian umpire Bruce Oxenford, as Amla normally walks if he's edged it!
11:51 - AB de Villiers is the next batsman in.
11:49 - WICKET! Amla is given out caught behind by 'keeper Barresi off the bowling of Malik.
Amla is upset, he thinks he didn't edge it! SA 45.2 after 4.3 overs.
11:48 - Amla wasting no time, treating the bowlers with disdain.
11:46 - Right-arm fast medium bowler Ahsan Malik is the new bowler.
Stats show he bowls 34% of his deliveries as slower balls.
11:46 - OVERS 4: SA 39/1.
11:44 - Amla racing to his 50... 36 off 18 balls so far...
11:42 - OVERS 3: SA 33/1.
11:42 - Five boundaries in a row by Amla off the spinner there...
11:42 - FOUR again.
11:41 - Another four, but this time Amla was lucky as he got an outside edge...
11:40 - SIX! Amla dances down the pitch and hits the spinner over the ropes. He follows that up with back-to-back fours...
11:39 - OVERS 2: SA 10/1.
11:38 - Great fielding in the covers prevents the second boundary...
11:36 - Run out appeal against Amla. But replays show he is easily home...
He respond by hitting the day's first boundary. FOUR!
11:35 - Seamer Timm van der Gugten is the next bowler on.
11:34 - OVERS 1: SA 3/1.
Faf du Plessis is the next man in.
11:32 - WICKET! De Kock is out for a duck.
Caugh at backward square by Myburgh off Swart. A completely miss-timed shot by the SA 'keeper who used his feet down the track!
11:30 - Amla off the mark with a two off the second ball.
11:29 - Yes, off-spinner Michael Swart to start. he bowls to Amla.
Swart sounds like a South African name, but he was actually born in Western Australia...
11:27 - Netherlands 'keeper Wesley Barresi has a helmet on. So expect a spinner to open proceedings...
11:27 - Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla are opening for South Africa.
11:22 - The teams have appeared on the field for the national anthems.
11:18 - DID YOU KNOW?
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has taken 15 wickets in his last seven T20 international innings.
11:15 - QUOTE
"We had a few discussions about the team personnel but you can't make 11 changes," Borren, when asked if the Dutch have made any changes to the team pummelled by Sri Lanka.
11:10 - PICTURE
Netherlands captain Peter Borrenchats to Pommie Mbangwa... - Netherlands Cricket
11:09 - MORKEL DROPPED
Morné Morkel has been dropped with Beuran Hendricks getting a run.
Morkel has paid for conceding 50 in three overs against New Zealand!
The Dutch have kept the same side that were bowled out for 39 against Sri Lanka...
11:04 - TOSS UPDATE
Netherlands captain Peter Borren has won the toss and elected to field first.
10:45 - PARNELL IN COURT
Proteas all-rounder, Wayne Parnell, has been released from the squad for the third ICC World Twenty20 match against the Netherlands to attend a mandatory court appearance in Mumbai.
Click HERE for the full article...
10:43 - STEYN WARY OF THE DUTCH...
Difficult to believe, but Proteas speedster Dale Steyn says he's wary of today's opponents.
These are the same opponents Sri Lanka bowled out for a record T20 lowest score of 39 runs earlier in the week...
Click HERE for the full article...
10:39 - PICTURE
Happy Birthday to Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir who turns 35 today!
10:42 - STATS AND TRVIA
- South Africa and Netherlands have never played a T20 match against one another but they have met in four ODIs. The Dutch have lost all of them with the smallest margin separating the two sides a gulf of 83 runs.
- There are three South African born players in the Dutch squad: Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi and Eric Szwarczynski. Of those, Myburgh and Barresi played in the South African structures but Szwarcynski did not.
10:41 - QUOTES
"The days of big nations rocking up and thinking there are easy games in T20 cricket are gone. The shorter the game, the more opportunity there is for one or two guys gave to take the game away." - Underestimating the Associates is not something Faf du Plessis is willing to do.
"I believe in this team and I hope we can show that in the next three games. It certainly won't be a case of damage limitation. I want to put a lot of onus and responsibility on the top six and see how many overs we can bat, that's really important." - Although Peter Borren was embarrassed by the Netherlands' defeat to Sri Lanka, he said the team will not skulk into the shells for the rest of their matches.
PW Borren*, W Barresi†, Mudassar Bukhari, BN Cooper, TLW Cooper, TJ Heggelman, MAA Jamil, VJ Kingma, SJ Myburgh, MJG Rippon, PM Seelaar, MR Swart, ES Szwarczynski, LV van Beek, T van der Gugten
Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis*, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, DA Miller, JA Morkel, DW Steyn, B. Hendricks, Imran Tahir, LL Tsotsobe
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