Cricket World Cup 2011

SA post mammoth target

2011-03-03 09:49
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. (AFP)

Mohali - Centuries from AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla have helped South Africa to a mammoth target against the Netherlands in Mohali.

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Amla's 113, and De Villiers' 134 off just 98 deliveries helped South Africa to a huge 351 for the loss of just 5 wickets in their 50 overs.

Big hitting from JP Duminy, who scored 40 off just 14 balls closed the innings in fine style, and the Dutch will have a huge task on their hands to knock the score off.

Earlier South Africa made a solid start in their Group B match against the Netherlands in Mohali after being put in to bat.

The innings was halted though, by the quick succession of the wickets of Graeme Smith, bowled by Bernard Loots for 20 off 32 balls, and Jacques Kallis, who was caught behind down the leg side off Ryan ten Doeschate for just 2.

Amla and De Villiers steadied the innings, before unleashing some huge sixes in the second batting Powerplay to convert a solid start into a fine total.

The Proteas, who beat the West Indies in their opening match, are seeking their second successive victory, while the Netherlands have lost both of their games.

South Africa made one change from the side that played the first game, replacing off-spinner Johan Botha with Morne van Wyk.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Morne van Wyk.

Netherlands: Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bernard Loots, Pieter Seelaar, Ryan ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent.

Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SRI) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV umpire: Simon Taufel (AUS)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


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