Proteas survive Dutch scare to win by 6 runs

2014-03-27 15:36

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South Africa held their nerve to stave off a major scare against the Netherlands and win their Group One Super 10 match by six runs in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The Dutch, who posted the lowest Twenty20 international score of 39 in Monday’s rout by Sri Lanka, looked set to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament today but imploded when set for victory.

Chasing 146 to win, opener Steven Myburgh (51) gave the Dutch a flying start, thumping eight fours and two sixes during his 28-ball knock.

But after he played JP Duminy onto his stumps, the Netherlands, with a series of rash shots, lost wickets at regular intervals.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir claimed four wickets for 21 runs and pace spearhead Dale Steyn picked up two for 19.

Earlier, Ahsan Malik’s five for 19 restricted South Africa to 145 for nine after they were put in to bat.

Hashim Amla gave South Africa a brisk start with a 43 off 22 balls, his knock studded with seven fours and a six.

But the Netherlands lost wickets in clusters against Malik’s medium-pace bowling and struggled for momentum towards the end of their innings.

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