(The Netherlands clash with South Africa in ICC World T20 2014 at Chittagong on March 27. Catch Live Cricket Score of the match in our updates below).
Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match for his crucial nine runs off nine deliveries and then four wickets for 21 runs. Netherlands captain Peter Borren is very disappointed not to have won the match. He credits his team for a phenomenal effort. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is delighted after his side pulled off an unlikely win. Well that is it from us for now. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Have a great day!
Hendricks comes in. Ahsan Malik gets of the mark with a single towards third-man. Van der Gugten edges one to de Kock and that is it. South Africa win the match by a narrow margin of six runs. South Africa keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the semi-finals of the World T20. Netherlands put up a great fight, but South Africa’s extra bit of quality got them through. One does have to say that some of the shots played by the middle and lower-order batsmen was not necessary.
OUT! van der Gugten 8(12)
Tsotsobe to bowl his last over as well. Bukhari gets a quick single towards mid-off. Van der Gugten hits one over mid-on for a single. Tsotsobe bowls one short and Bukhari mistimes his pull to David Miller on the leg side. Van der Gugten then hits one in the air and Steyn cannot hold onto the catch at deep mid-wicket.
OUT! Bukhari 11(12)
Steyn to bowl his last over. Van der Gugten guides one towards third-man for a single. Steyn bowls two dot deliveries. Bukhari then gets three runs with a drive towards long-on. Steyn then bowls two dot deliveries to finish the over. Netherlands need 14 runs off 18 deliveries.
Tsotsobe to bowl. He bowls one sohrt and Bukhari gets a top-edge while trying to pull. The ball goes over the wicketkeeper and for a four. Bukhari then hits one towards mid-wicket and goes for a single. Van Beek comes back for the second but Bukhari sends him back. Van Beek is run out at the striker’s end. Timm van der Gugten is the next batsman in. Netherlands need 18 runs off 24 deliveries.
OUT! van Beek 1(5)
Hendricks comes back into the attack. It is a very good over as only two runs come from it. The Netherlands need 26 runs off 30 deliveries.
Tahir to bowl his last over. He bowls Tom Cooper with a length delivery. Cooper tried to pull it, but missed. Pieter Seelaar is the next batsman in. He top-edges a sweep and Duminy takes the catch at long-on.
OUT! T Cooper 16(13), Seelaar 2(4)
Du Plessis brings back Steyn into the attack. He bowls one short and Ben Cooper ducks but the hits the gloves and lobs up. De Kock takes a comfortable catch.
OUT! B Cooper 5(6)
Keeping quite…. Don’t want to jinx this chase… Hehehe.. #wt20#SAvsNED
Albie Morkel has been brought into the attack. He bowls one short and wide and Tom Cooper cuts it just wide of the backward-point fielder and gets a four. Tom then cuts a wide delivery towards third-man and gets two runs. Morkel a low full-toss at the stumps and Tom Cooper flicks it away for a for through mid-wicket.
Tahir comes in. Borren goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps one over deep mid-wicket for a six. He again goes down on one knee and plays the sweep. But he misses and is out LBW. That was clear-cut. Ben Cooper walks out to bat. The 100 comes up for the Netherlands in the over.
Hendricks is back into the attack. The scoring has slowed down now. Only two runs have come from the first five deliveries in the over. Borren then plays a brilliant straight drive and gets a four down the ground.
At the risk of jinxing the Netherlands, Borren and Seelaar are the only Dutch survivors from their 2009 win over England…
Tahir comes in. He bowls one full and Barresi misses with his shot. The South Africans appeal for LBW and the umpire raises his finger. Replays show that the ball would have missed leg-stump. Poor decision that. Tom Cooper is the next batsman in.
JP Duminy has been brought into the attack. Barresi plays a reverse-sweep and gets a four through third-man. Barresi then hits one over long-off for a six. Myburgh then comes down the track and swings hard. He gets a thick inside-edge and the ball hits the stumps. The bats also came out of his hands. He was not in full control of that shot. But nonetheless a great innings has come to an end.
OUT! Myburgh 51(28)
Imran Tahir comes into the attack. Myburgh drives a wide delivery through cover-point for a single. Myburgh reaches his third T20I half-century. Barresi sweeps one through square-leg for a single.
Steyn continues. He bowls a slower delivery and Myburgh hits that over wide mid-off for a four. Myburgh pulls one on the leg side. AB de Villiers takes the catch, but throw it back as he is about to touch the boundary line. He comes back and throws the ball. Very good fielding from de Villiers. Swart then pulls a back of a length delivery back over the bowler. Faf du Plessis runs to his right from mid-off and takes a brilliant diving catch. Wesley Barresi is the next batsman in. Myburgh cuts a wide delivery from Steyn over point for another four.
OUT! Swart 8(12)
Tsotsobe comes in. He bowls one short and wide and Myburgh cuts it for a four through point. Tsotsobe bowls another short delivery outside off-stump. Myburgh cuts this in front of cover for a four. Myburgh then hits a slower delivery over deep mid-wicket for a six. That brings the 50 for Netherlands. They were bowled out for 39 against Sri Lanka. Now 50-plus for no loss against South Africa.
But what a stunning comeback from NL…conceded 58 in first 6…87 in the next 14. Over to Steyn Gun to avoid embarrassment #HawaBadlegi
Dale Steyn has been brought into the attack. He bowls one very short and it goes over Quinton de Kock for four wides.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe comes into the attack. He bowls a short delivery and Myburgh upper-cuts it over backward-point for a four. Tsotsobe then bowls one on the pads and Myburgh flicks it through fine-leg for a four. Myburgh then pulls one over deep backward square-leg for a six. He then hits the last ball for a four in the air down the ground.
Beuran Hendricks will bowl from the other end. His first delivery is on the pads and Swart flicks it away for a four towards fine-leg. Swart then pulls one just over the short mid-wicket fielder for a single.
Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart will open the batting for the Netherlands. Albie Morkel will begin proceedings for South Africa. Myburgh gets of the mark with a single towards deep square-leg on the first ball. Swart also gets of the mark with a single towards mid-off. Myburgh hits one over cover for a four.
South Africa need a victory to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Their target is 146 runs. But remember, this Netherlands side is the same that was bowled out for 39 against Sri Lanka.
Ahsan Malik’s 5/19 are the best ever figures for an associate side vs a full-member side, 3rd best in #WT20 & 9th best in all T20Is. #SAvNED
Van der Gugten to bowl the last over of the innings. He bowls one on the stumps and Tahir hits it through cover-point for a four. He then gets two runs towards long-on. Tahir slices one over point and gets another two runs. Tsotsobe hits the last ball towards mid-off for a single. South Africa post 145 for nine.
Ahsan Malik’s 5/19 is the 2nd best figures vs South Africa in a T20I match after Umar Gul’s 5/6 at Centurion in 2013 #SAvNeth#wt20
Malik to also bowl his final over. Hendricks top-edges a straight delivery high in the air and Peter Borren takes the catch at cover. Imran Tahir comes into bat. It is his birthday. Malik bowls a slower delivery and Miller is beaten and gets bowled. That is Ahsan Malik’s fifth wicket. Great performance. He finishes with figures of five for 19.
OUT! Hendricks 3(4), Miller 17(18)
Bukhari to bowl his last over. Only five runs have come from the over. South Africa are struggling here now.
This is not going to the South African plan at all. 128/7 after 17. Good boundary catches taken by the Dutch
Malik is back into the attack. He prefers bowling from round the wicket despite being a right-handed bowler. Dale Steyn gets of the mark with a single towards long-on. That is in-between two singles from Miller. Malik bowls one full outside off-stump and Steyn manages to get it through between point and short third-man for a four. Steyn gives himself room on the off side and swings his bat. He is deceived by Malik’s slower delivery and gets a fine edge. Barresi takes the catch and South Africa have lost their seventh wicket.
OUT! Steyn 5(4)
South Africa 120-6 here against the Dutch – but that 39 all out against Sri Lanka is still hanging over them…
Van der Gugten comes back into the attack. He bowls one short and Miller pulls it away through long-leg for a single. Van der Gugten bowls one down the leg side and Duminy gets a faint edge on it. Barresi takes the catch and Duminy has to depart for 12.
OUT! Duminy 12(15)
Bukhari to bowl. Duminy and Miller get singles each off the first two deliveries in the over. Duminy then flicks one through long-on for another single. Miller then pushes one through mid-wicket and gets two runs. Miller inside-edges a pull to short fine-leg for a single.
Tom Cooper continues. Duminy and David Miller exchange A few singles and a two in the over. This is probably South Africa’s last recognised batting pair.
Malik comes back into the attack. Morkel cuts a wide delivery through cover for a single. Malik bowls a low full-toss and Duminy flicks it away for a single towards mid-wicket. Morkel then hits one high in the air and Ben Cooper takes a good catch at deep mid-wicket.
OUT! A Morkel 5(11)
Tom Cooper comes in. Duminy punches one on the off side and gets two runs. The batsmen then exchange a few singles in the over. The 100 comes up for South Africa.
Van Beek comes back into the attack. De Villiers comes down the track and mistimes one to Ben Cooper at deep cover. South Africa are losing the plot here. JP Duminy is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards deep mid-wicket.
De Villiers 21(21)
Bukhari continues. De villiers gets two runs through wide long-on. Albie Morkel just completes the second run, but the throw is not on the stumps. De Villiers then gets a single towards long-on. Morkel gets of the mark with a square-cut behind point.
Tom Cooper is into the attack. Du Plessis goes down on one knee and lofts one over cover for a six. He then swings one on the leg side. But van Beek takes the catch at deep mid-wicket.
OUT! Du Plessis 24(14)
Pieter Seelaar comes in. He is a left-arm spinner. He bowls a low full-toss and du Plessis hits it through wide long-off for a four. Du Plessis then gets two runs towards deep mid-wicket.
Mudassar Bukhari has been brought into the attack. The batsmen exchange a few singles in the over. The last ball is edged by du Plessis through the slip cordon for a four.
Logan van Beek comes into the attack. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Du Plessis comes down the track and takes one on the full to hit the ball over the bowler for a four. That brings up the 50 for South Africa. Van Beek drifts one down the leg side and de Villiers flicks it away for a four through fine-leg.
Ahsan Malik replaces Swart. Dosen’t matter to Amla. He lofts one in the air and it bounces just in front of the long-off boundary and goes for a four. Amla then edges one to wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi. He is not happy with the decision, but has to go. That was a quick0fire innings from Amla.
OUT! H Amla 43(22)
The challenge for Ned is to do the basics as well as they can. If they do that and they still get hit, credit to SA. #SAvNED#WCT20
Van der Gugten comes in. Du plessis gets of the mark with a single towards point. Amla then pulls a short delivery for a four towards deep mid-wicket. Amla has gone berserk here.
Swart tosses one up and Amla comes down the track and hits the ball over extra-cover for a six. He then hits the next ball over extra-cover for a four. The next ball is swept over short fine-leg for a four. Amla then edges one through the vacant flip region for another four. The next ball is hit over mid-off for the fourth four in-a-row. That is five boundaries in total on the trot.
Holland are winning. de Kock falls for 0 from 2 balls. Thick inside edge to a shortish square leg 3-1
Timm van der Gugten shares the new ball with Swart. He bowls one short and wide and Amla cuts it away for a four in front of point. He keeps strike with a single towards mid-on off the last ball in the over.
Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock walk out to bat for South Africa. Michael Swart will open the bowling for the Netherlands. He is a right-arm off-spinner. Amla gets of the mark with two runs towards mid-wicket. He then takes a single with a push on the off side. De Kock comes down the track and hits one to Stephan Myburgh at backward square-leg. He is out for a duck. Faf du Plessis is the next batsman in.
OUT! De Kock 0(2)
Well lets get back to the match now.
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Toss: Netherlands captain Peter Borren wins the toss and elects to field first. South Africa are led by Faf du Plessis. There is one change for South Africa from the win over New Zealand. Beuran Hendricks comes in for Morne Morkel.
Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (wk), Tom Cooper, Peter Borren (c), Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik, Timm van der Gugten.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), AB De Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Match No. 21 between the Netherlands and South Africa from Group 1 at Chittagong. I am Shrikant Shankar and i will be bringing you all the live updates of this match. The Netherlands are coming on the back of a thrashing by Sri Lanka. They were bowled out for 39 and lost the match by nine wickets. South Africa lost their first match against Sri Lanka by five runs. But managed to beat New Zealand by two runs in a close match.