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South Africa vs Netherlands 7th Match ICC World Cup 2007 Highlights

7th Match of ICC World Cup 2007: South Africa vs Netherlands

  • The 7th match of the ICC World Cup was played between the Netherlands and South Africa at Basseterre, St. Kitts on the 16th of March. The number of overs was reduced to 40 as rain affected the game.
  • South Africa made 353 runs in 40 overs with 3 wickets down. Jacques Kallis became the top scorer with an unbeaten- 128 runs off 109 balls with 11- fours and 5-sixes included. This was his 15th ODI century. Mark Boucher scored 31 runs off 75 balls with 9-fours and 4-sixes included at the strike rate of 241.93. Herschelle Gibbs scored 72 runs off 40 balls with 4-fours and 7-sixes included; Graeme Smith scored 67 runs off 59 balls with 6-fours and 2-sixes included.
  • The 353 runs score was South Africa’s highest total in the World Cups.
  • The 6-sixes hit by Herschelle Gibbs in the 30th over of the match set the world record in ODI cricket history.
  • Mark Boucher’s 50 runs off 21 balls became the fastest ever half-century in the World Cups. This broke Brian Lara’s record who had scored 50 runs against Canada at Centurion in the year 2003.
  • Netherlands’ Billy Stelling, Peter Borren and Luuk van Troost each picked up 1-wicket.
  • The Netherlands scored 132 runs in 40 overs with 9 wickets down. Ryan ten Doeschate scored 54 runs off 74 balls with 8-fours and 1-six included; Tim de Leede scored 21 runs off 36 balls with 2-fours included and Alexei Kervezee scored 17 runs off 52 balls with 2-fours included.
  • South Africa’s Justin Kemp picked up 2-wickets 18 runs in 4 overs. Shane Pollock, Andrew Hall, Charl Langeveldt, and Graeme Smith each picked up 1-wicket.
  • The 221-run victory that South Africa achieved was the largest victory in terms of runs in the World Cup. The victory was the eighth biggest in terms of runs in ODIs and the winner’s largest victory in ODIs.
  • Herschelle Gibbs became the Player of the match as he showed magnificent batting performance by scoring 72 runs off 40 balls. Magnificent 6-sixes in an over were the major highlights.   

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