Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:32 PM IST

SA survive Dutch scare


Chittagong : South Africa survived a mighty scare before their bowlers brought the turnaround to pull off a six-run victory over minnows the Netherlands in their WT20 match on Thursday.Put into bat, South Africa suffered a batting collapse after a strong start to post a modest 145 for nine as paceman Ahsan Malik Jamil recorded career-best figures of five for 19.

The Proteas were on course for an embarrassing defeat before the inexperienced Dutchmen left them off the hook in the Super 10 Group 1 match.The Netherlands were seemed cruising at 116 for four in the 13th over, thanks to a brilliant innings of 28-ball 51 from opener Stephan Myburgh, needing just 40 runs from more than seven overs with six wickets in hand.

But, they lost way after that and their six batsmen fell for just 20 runs to be all out for 139 in 18.4 overs.  Ben Copper (5), Tom Copper (16), Pieter Seelaar (2), Logan van Beek (1), Timm van der Gugten (8) and Mudassar Bukhari (11) could not apply themselves and take their side to what could have been the biggest upset of the tournament so far.


Brief Scores
SA 145 for 9 (Amla 43, Malik 5-19) beat Dutch 139 (Myburgh 51, Tahir 4-21)
by 6 runs

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Published on: Friday, March 28, 2014, 02:46 AM IST