Amla, De Villiers star in SA’s 231-run victory


Mohali: Contrasting centuries from Hashim Amla, AB De Villiers guided South Africa to a comprehensive 231-run victory over the Netherlands in their Group B match here on March 3.

Put into bat by the Netherlands captain Peter Borren, South Africa overcame an extremely lethargic start before Amla (113, 130 balls, 8X4) and De Villiers (134, 98 balls, 13×4, 4X6) put on 221-run stand for the third-wicket, which paved the way for a facile win. Incidentally, their partnership was the highest for third wicket for South Africa.

The Netherlands batsmen never looked like making a match of it. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually get bundled out for 120 in 34.5 overs.

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