South Africa humble Netherlands by 221 runs

Saturday, March 17, 2007

BASSETTERE, ST. KITTS: Top-ranked South Africa outclassed cricket minnows the Netherlands by a big margin of 221 runs here today in Warner Park.Batting first after put in by the Netherlands, South Africa amassed a huge 353 for three, in the revised quota of 40 overs, due to delay because of rain.Later, they restricted the Netherlands side to 132 for nine, to win the match by 221 runs.Except Ryan ten Doeschate, no other batsman could play with confidence. He was the top-scorer with 57 off 74 deliveries with eight fours and a six.Earlier for South Africa, Jaques Kallis scored his 15th ODI century and remained unbeaten on 128 for which he faced 109 deliveries and hit 11 fours and five sixes. Apart from Kallis, captain Graeme Smith made 67 off 59 balls, Herschelle Gibbs hit 72 off 40 balls and Mark Boucher smashed 75 not out off 31 balls. Gibbs smashed his way into World Cup history when he hit six sixes in one over from leg-spinner Daan van Bunge to become the first player to achieve the feat in One-day International cricket. Later, he was declared the man-of-the-match.The South Africans during the innings smashed a record 18 sixes. Gibbs hit seven sixes, Kallis five, Boucher four and Smith two. Mark Boucher also entered his name in the record book when he scored the fastest fifty in the world cup history, off only 21 balls.

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