Thursday, March 3, 2011

ICC-CWC.2011. Match.16. Gr.B. South Africa vs Netherlands

South Africa 351 for 5 annihilated Ireland 120 all out, by 231 runs, at Mohali. South Africa playing their second match, are at the top of the table in Gr.B. with four points. A one sided match, thoroughly dominated by the champion team from South Africa. Smith and Kallis were taken before the sixteenth over for a team total of 58, and every body were looking for another giant killing act.

It was not to be. Hashim Amla, 113 of 130 balls and AB de Villiers, 134 of 98 balls, piled up a massive third wicket partnership of 221 runs in 30 overs. Duminy made a quickfire 40 of 15 balls and South Africa finished at 351 for 5 . RN ten Doeschate 3 for 72 and Loots 1 for 60 had some consolation.

Ireland were never in the match and folded for 120 in under 35 overs. Imran Tahir 6.5-0-19-3, Kallis 6-0-19-2, Petersen 5-0-22-2 , Duminy 6-0-16-1 and Steyn 6-1-26-1, were amongst the wickets.

South Africa from Group.B. and Pakistan from Group.A. seem to be the most balance teams, with a solid bowling attack that can defend any totals. they definitely should be making the semi finals at least.

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