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Duminy destroyed the bowling of Netherlands – only ODI

Zia Rana May 31, 2013

South Africa 3-341 (Jean-Paul Duminy 150*, Colin Ingram 82, Faf du Plessis 62*, Mudassar Bukhari 2-79) beat Netherlands 9-257 (Eric Szwarczynski 98, Peter Borren 48, Robin Peterson 4-67) by 84 runs.

Jean-Paul Duminy blasted a ton against Netherlands and shared an unbeaten 152 runs partnership with Faf du Plessis as South Africa clinched the match easily.

The Proteas hammered 341 runs for the loss of just three wickets at the end of the scheduled 50th over and the Dutch team scored 257 with one wicket left after the required quota of overs.

The only One Day International was played on Friday, May 31, 2013, at VRA Ground, Amstelveen.

Earlier, AB de Villiers, the skipper of South Africa, won the toss and asked his batsmen to take their turn. They lost the first wicket at 14 as Colin Ingram got together with Hashim Amla who was gone at 38 after scoring 20 runs. Jean-Paul Duminy started off slowly but kept the score board moving. Ingram was sending the ball out of the fence regularly and attained his second ODI fifty in the 27th over. Duminy tasted his first boundary in the 30th over and reached his fifty in the following over.

Jean-Paul Duminy - Blasted match winning unbeaten 150

Jean-Paul Duminy – Blasted match winning unbeaten 150

The run rate was picked up by the batsmen after that and the score was taken to 189 after 36.5 overs. Colin Ingram was caught by Ahsan Malik off Mudassar Bukhari for 82 off 106 balls with 1 six and 7 fours and was replaced by Faf du Plessis. Duminy geared up after his fifty and hit the second six of his innings in the 42nd over as du Plessis dispatched two back to back sixes two overs later. Jean-Paul Duminy smashed his third ODI hundred in the 46th over with a grand six and punished Paul van Meekeren for 3 sixes in the 48th over. Faf du Plessis got his sixth ODI half century in the 49th over as the duo hit 37 runs in the last two overs with 2 sixes and 3 fours. Duminy secured his end with 150 off 119 mere deliveries comprising 8 sizzling sixes and 5 fours. Faf du Plessis was at the other side for 62 from 43 with 5 giant sixes and 2 fours.

Mudassar Bukhari was the highest wicket taker with two whereas Paul van Meekeren claimed one.

Stephan Myburgh and Eric Szwarczynski took off smartly for the hosts as the first hit 1 six and 3 fours in the initial three overs. The latter got two boundaries in the coming overs and the first wicket stand came to an end at 43 when Myburgh was caught by Petersen off Farhaan Behardien for 27. Wesley Barresi was declared leg before wicket off Duminy for a duck as Tom Cooper joined in with Szwarczynski who opted to attack and was getting regular boundaries. Cooper was dismissed for 14 and reached his 8th ODI fifty in the 22nd over.

Netherlands were struggling at 4-97 in 22.3 overs when their captain, Peter Borren, took guards next and added 11 runs in the 24th over with 2 fours. The pair kept on cruising as Borren hit 4 consistent fours in the 34th over as the score reached 167 after 33.5 overs. Peter Borren lost his wicket for 48 off 42 with 7 fours and Tom de Grooth was clean bowled by Rory Kleinveldt for 8 runs. Mudassar Bukhari associated with Eric Szwarczynski who was unluckily run out for 98 off 116 balls with 11 fours. Mudassar Bukhari became the 9th victim for 22 as Netherlands managed 257 with one wicket in hand after 50 overs.

Robin Peterson was the chief wicket taker with four, Farhaan Behardien got two whereas Rory Klienveldt and Jean-Paul Duminy shared one wicket each.

South Africa won the one-off match convincingly with a huge margin of 84 runs.

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