Proteas record massive win

2011-03-03 12:50

Mohali - South Africa crushed the Netherlands by 231 runs in a lop-sided Group B match to record their second successive victory in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.

Video: Tahir's three wickets

Gallery: South Africa crush Netherlands

Put into bat, Hashim Amla (113) and AB de Villiers (134) featured in a marathon 221-run third wicket stand while JP Duminy (40) chipped in with a 15-ball cameo to propel South Africa to a commanding 351-5 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

South Africa showed the same business-like approach when they returned to defend the total, removing the Dutch top half by the time they reached the 100-mark and eventually bowling them out for 120 in 34.5 overs.

Only Wesley Barresi (44) provided some resistance with the bat while only four of his Dutch team mates managed double digit scores.

"It's still early doors but it's nice to get wins under the belt and keep the confidence going for later on in the tournament," South African spinner Robin Peterson said.

"Every game has its different challenges, today(Thursday) it wasn't easy for the batters out there but they showed that once they got stuck in they could churn out a good total."

If Ireland's sensational victory against England on Wednesday had rekindled Dutch hopes of pulling off a similar upset, South Africa mercilessly crushed it.

After they had slumped to 58-2 in the 16th over, de Villiers hit his second successive century in the tournament and Amla his eighth overall in the 50-overs format to bail them out.

Amla and his opening partner Graeme Smith (20) found boundaries were not easy to come by against the disciplined Dutch bowlers backed by their agile fielders and laboured to the 50-run mark in the 13th over.

Smith soon lost his leg stump to Bernard Loots while Ryan ten Doeschate (3-72) removed Jacques Kallis (2) cheaply before Amla and de Villiers joined hands to stem the rot.

Amla was content nudging the ball around, hitting eight fours in his 130-ball knock.

De Villiers was more fluent in his brisk 98-ball innings that included 13 fours and four sixes, including three in a row off Loots, before he ran himself out in the 46th over.

Duminy then provided the late flourish, hitting four sixes and a couple of fours, to an already imposing South African total.

Complete scoreboard of the CWC Group B match between South Arica and the Netherlands in Mohali on Thursday:

South Africa:

H. Amla c Cooper b ten Doeschate 113

G. Smith b Loots 20

J. Kallis c Barresi b ten Doeschate 2

AB de Villiers run out 134

F. du Plessis not out 18

JP Duminy c Borren b ten Doeschate 40

M. van Wyk not out 0

Extras (b2, lb5, nb1, w16) 24

Total (for five wickets; 50 overs) 351

Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Smith), 2-58 (Kallis), 3-279 (Amla), 4-283 (de Villiers), 5-349 (Duminy).

Bowling: Bukhari 10-0-44-0 (w3), Westdijk 9-0-76-0 (w12), ten Doeschate 10-0-72-3 (w1), Loots 9-0-60-1 (nb1), Seelaar 10-0-74-0, Cooper 2-0-18-0.


A. Kervezee c and b Kallis 10

W. Barresi st van Wyk b Duminy 44

T. Cooper c Steyn b Kallis 9

B. Zuiderent lbw b Peterson 15

R. ten Doeschate lbw b Steyn 11

T. de Grooth run out 12

P. Borren lbw b Peterson 3

M. Bukhari b Tahir 0

P. Seelaar not out 2

B. Loots lbw b Tahir 6

B. Westdijk lbw b Tahir 0

Extras (w8) 8

Total (all out; 34.5 overs) 120

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Kervezee), 2-46 (Cooper), 3-81 (Zuiderent), 4-83 (Barresi), 5-100 (ten Doeschate), 6-109 (Borren), 7-109 (de Grooth), 8-110 (Bukhari), 9-120 (Loots), 10-120 (Westdijk).

Bowling: Steyn 6-1-26-1 (w3), Morkel 5-0-18-0 (w1), Kallis 6-0-19-2, Tahir 6.5-0-19-3 (w2), Peterson 5-0-22-2 (w1), Duminy 6-0-16-1 (w1).

Result: South Africa win by 231 runs

Toss: Netherlands

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

TV umpire: Simon Taufel (AUS)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


  • ntbarie - 2011-03-03 12:55

    Well done Proteas..well deserved!!!

      roboman1 - 2011-03-04 12:56

      hellooooo, it was only the Dutch

  • zulufox - 2011-03-03 12:56

    Well done boys! That's what I am talking about... Show them who's boss!

  • jjcmenya - 2011-03-03 12:56

    tahir again

      Sipho - 2011-03-03 14:22

      Well finally Botha can be dropped for good. Botha is an okay bowler and a below average batsman. We really should drop him now before its too late. There is flight leaving Kolkata for Jhb. he should be on it and Albie on the flight back.

      VJ - 2011-03-03 15:05

      It's just sad that Tahir is already 31..... Mabye another 3/4 years of international cricket in him left. Hopefully more, what do you guys think. Sipho, i agree but remember Botha is a fearly good leader, has enough experience in this format and his bowling figures are also above average. This is a sub continent world cup so i think the more spin bowlers the better.

      Sipho - 2011-03-04 14:28

      Yes @VJ. Keep him for the WC and then PLEASE send him back to Provincial cricket till he can actually get some wickets and any runs on the board. I disagree with you about him being a good leader, he has had his chances as vice and when Biff was sick. And he failed. So he needs to get back to grassroot level for me.

  • Gorilla - 2011-03-03 12:56

    Right all you fools who had all the prophetic words of bad bowling, bad captaincy etc etc. Lets have some comment?

      Deon - 2011-03-03 13:04

      Good cricket. The score not better than expected. So don't rave yet. No test of captaincy just yet. Smith's captaincy below average up to CWC.

      dwmllr - 2011-03-03 14:16

      Takes one to know one, hey Keenan

      Zolani - 2011-03-03 14:27

      @Keenan shame did he pick on you at school, or did he shag your girlfriend poor little boy its ok, have a sweetie

      fatpas - 2011-03-04 09:15

      If you bothered to read my earlier post properly, you would have seen that the 'bad' bowling I referred to was aimed at Steyn and Morkel. The reason being, is that all the international pundits are forever saying how they are the best strike bowlers/opening attack in the world, yet they were unable to even make a dent in the batting line-up of the lowly Netherlands side. It took the likes of Kallis, Petersen, Tahir, etc to do the damage.

  • alessandroz067 - 2011-03-03 12:57

    like a boss

  • Zandberg - 2011-03-03 13:00

    May I ask, if any of you consider giving negative comments, take the time to get up from your chair, walk to the fridge, take out the three week old pizza and choke on it! Brilliant all round performance. Bad luck for Kallis, but he sure made up with his bowling. Just imagine if the entire top order gets going. O, and the "where is the big hitter" clan: 40 of 15 ain't bad. Go Proteas!

  • Snotty - 2011-03-03 13:03

    keep up the momentum boyz bigger games coming up AB well played Boss!!

  • warickw - 2011-03-03 13:04

    Nicely done boys, after a steady start we really dominated the game. Was very entertaining to watch.

  • brokennews - 2011-03-03 13:05

    That's how its done, SA B team..

  • scott - 2011-03-03 13:05

    well done but my only concern is how easily robin peterson gets hit for sixes. 2 in this game, 2 in previous game. i fear what top sides will do to him. he got 2 wickets but is very innocuous. his stats suck and if he was replaced with albie or miller, our team wouldv been perfect. atleast botha has leadership and cool and calm. he or tsotsobe must come in for the england match.

      Kyle - 2011-03-03 13:12

      David Miller are you mad???? hes shown hes not good enough to play international cricket, u gotta look at den elgar and rillee roussouw before u give him another go!!! but right now we looking like a well oiled unit...u have a point about albir though

      Mojojo - 2011-03-03 13:16

      Seriously, just build a bridge and get over the Albe thing. He has been firing blanks for 2 years. If you do not understand, I'll put it like this. As good as Albie is, the fact of the matter is that he has been rubbish for the last 2 years. The only thing he has achieved of late are 2 semi good performance in the Pro20 after th WC team was already selected.

      Kyle - 2011-03-03 13:31

      Form is temporary class is permanent,he's a player who can take the game away from you, a match winner! True he didnt deserve a spot in the cwc but hes coming back to form showing his worth in our local 20/20, and for someone like dhoni, to say that we crazy to leave albie out is testament to his ability

      Licikityspit - 2011-03-03 13:31

      @ scott: whatever we won!

      Alfred - 2011-03-03 13:46

      I'd have to agree. We have an outstanding line up with the exception of Pieterson. I would have rather had Albie in as a backup pinch hitter since we already look good in the bowling department without Robin - the pie chucker - Pieterson. Anyways, good game and they look well prepared to go and stomp on some already stomped on English morale.

      Rajty - 2011-03-03 14:07

      Botha is cool- when they are mooring him he just stares....please scott go fly a kite....petersen is doing the jog. Miller- what track record does he have- and Albie- what will he do that he hasn't been able to do in the past?

  • Kgosietsile - 2011-03-03 13:06

    This is what I call " living up expectations" Brilliant boys, Im proud 2b South African

  • gelliott007 - 2011-03-03 13:09

    Well done AB..... If not for you Graham's team will never make it

      Zandberg - 2011-03-03 13:20

      Ok, if you want to be a d@@s, I'll treat you as one. Who is Graham? His name is spelt Graeme. Basic knowledge for anybody that knows even the slightest bit about cricket, which explains your spelling.

      zulufox - 2011-03-03 13:33

      Good one @Zandberg, couldn't have said it better myself!

      RobinB - 2011-03-03 13:57

      @gelliott007 .. you're an Ass of note.. Well said @Zanberg.. It show he knows stuff all about the game

      warickw - 2011-03-03 14:52

      Zandberg is my new hero!! What a way to put a D@@S in his place.

      Deon - 2011-03-04 08:26

      Sandkasteel, you are the d@@s. Graeme is not a captain's ass. Before CWC he has made incredible judgment errors with regards to pitch conditions, batting first last etc. He is full of himself and a drama queen (Jennings saga). He is a brilliant cricketer, exceptional, but frankly he does not have the brains - only Herchelle struggled more academically.

  • louis.kriel - 2011-03-03 13:10

    Excellent opportunity to rid yourselves of the choker-image. Go all the way Boys!

  • SuBla - 2011-03-03 13:12

    Whoop Whoop. We know how to kick butt xsê!!! Welldone. x x x x

  • tass - 2011-03-03 13:13

    aaah good work, So Duminy can big a hitter, so Albie Morkel wont really be missed, Keep It up let the show the other half of SA players like (Strauss , Trott KP) on Sunday what talent we have.

  • summersgilllayla - 2011-03-03 13:21

    great stuff!

  • Will99 - 2011-03-03 13:22

    Good stuff!

  • H@V0K - 2011-03-03 13:23

    well done guys!!!

  • Samia - 2011-03-03 13:25

    Well done them the SA way

  • Hendrik - 2011-03-03 13:27

    well done boys

  • Sheriff_24 - 2011-03-03 13:30

    Great stuff Proteas! Well done Boyz, there’s something different about you guys this time around!! Come On Graeme bring it home

  • stinkiri - 2011-03-03 13:32

    well done proteas 4 crushing them.Gud luck 4 the next Game.hoeraaass ons span het geven.

  • ntbarie - 2011-03-03 13:33

    @ gelliott007 -As much as AB deserves the credit it was still a good overall team performance,think its selfish to single out just one player!!!

      Gilgamesh - 2011-03-03 14:44

      Dead right. If Kallis scores a ton in the next match gelliott007 will probably say the team won't make it without him either. By the time the tournament is over, he would have singled out each player and we'll have no-one left.

  • Kubes - 2011-03-03 13:35

    Well done!!! Great to see Amla and AB cracking the whip. Amla is a DHS boy after all.

  • esther.vanschalkwyk - 2011-03-03 13:35

    Well done, Proteas! We are very proud of you.

  • Paco7 - 2011-03-03 13:42

    show dem Proteas show dem

  • fhatuwani.makhado - 2011-03-03 13:53

    Well done Proteas.Its well deserved victory.It time to start preparing for saturday's England game.

  • Nicky - 2011-03-03 14:02

    Great work Protea's, if you can be a better captain than Smith, why are you not on the field Keenan?

  • Reacher - 2011-03-03 14:22

    WOOOOHOOOO, GO PROTEAS... Now i wonder where all those idiots are that were saying Tsotsobe should be in the team, we did fine without him :)

  • Sipho - 2011-03-03 14:24

    Well done Hashim and AB. You rock both of you. Now just do win another 5 matches or maybe 6 and we are the champions.

  • Roger 01 - 2011-03-03 14:30

    Still early doors!

  • george.traut - 2011-03-03 14:36

    Super stoked after this win. Sure AB and Amla deserves some credit, but none of us are surprised about their hunderds. What Duminy did out there today was brilliant. He showed us that he can hit the long one and also (and more importantly) he showed us that we do not have to play 3 specialist spinners and that we can have a REAL batsmen at nr7. Also extremely happy that Kallis got wickets today, which means he can be considered as a bowler again. So with Steyn, Morkel, Kallis, Peterson, Duminy and Tahir we have 6 solid bowlers with 7 full on batsmen. Pitty they didn't give Faf a go.

      flowingr77 - 2011-03-04 13:11

      And they all showed us how good they are against the dutch.......How wonderful GEORGIE........

  • ans.silinda - 2011-03-03 14:39

    Well done Proteas we salute

  • miguel75 - 2011-03-03 14:41

    Well done boys, I will hold full judgement for later rounds, but so far so good, GO PROTEAS!!!

  • portia.mokubela - 2011-03-03 14:44

    whoopwhoop Proteas! Well done. You are doing the nation Proud.

  • ans.silinda - 2011-03-03 14:47

    Well done Proteas, we behind you guys

  • miguel75 - 2011-03-03 14:54

    certainly the most balanced side that SA has had since re-admission. A lot of options for the captain and coach to think about. Tahir is going to be great for us not only in the CWC but into the future, 7 wickets in 2 games...nothing wrong with that!

  • VJ - 2011-03-03 15:11

    Good performance guys, De Villiers won't be hitting centuries forever though, Smith and Kallis needs to wake up. Quickly, Smith seems uncomfortable??????? Out of form?? Not a good time...

  • Neo - 2011-03-03 15:18

    Show dem Proteas, show dem ;o)

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-03 16:29

      India and England then we can start praising them

  • TOM CRUISE - 2011-03-03 15:29

    Netherlands are crap

      Bob - 2011-03-03 15:46

      Well said Tom a bit of calm at last, anyone would think they had just beaten Aussie or India this was a poor performance from the NETHERLANDS, judge after Sunday, upto now SA have looked like world beaters against minnows, something England most defo have not.

      seeps.mazi - 2011-03-03 16:14

      Yeah England lost to that forcwe of International cricket othwerwise known as Ireland you twat!!!!!!!!! England are also crap then right Tom?

      roboman1 - 2011-03-04 12:47

      to true Tom, why we raving about not choking against the Dutch? Lets wait for some real opposition

      DeonL - 2011-03-04 12:50

      People seemed to have forgotton already that Netherlands made 292 against England, 1 guy made a good 100, but he was no match for Steyn. We will have a better view of SA's after Sunday's game,

  • roboman1 - 2011-03-04 12:46

    So, SA hammered the Dutch, wow, well done! What a tough game to win? Look people get real, wait for the choking end of the tournament before you all wax to lyrical. JP, nice 40 off 15, please do it against a team with bowlers.

      flowingr77 - 2011-03-04 13:06

      and o Georgie reckons hes stoked about this win, what a lame o'

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