World Twenty20: South Africa aim for big win against minnows Dutch

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

Chittagong: South Africa would look to boost their net-run-rate with a big win against struggling qualifier Netherlands in a Group 1 Super 10 match of the ICC World Twenty20, here on Thursday.

After scraping to a narrow two-run win over New Zealand, riding on heroics of Dale Steyn, South Africa now have a chance to improve on the negative net run-rate (-0.075) as they are unlikely to be challenged by the minnows.

With one defeat and a win, South Africa are placed third with two points and tomorrow is their chance to move up before they face more serious challenge in England on Saturday.

New Zealand too are on two points with similar results but they are placed second due to a better NRR (+0.276).
Sri Lanka are sitting pretty on top with two wins and the fight for the second place is three-way among South Africa, New Zealand and England.

South Africa have a formidable batting line up and a decent bowling attack, which makes them one of the most balanced teams in this tournament.

The form of Morne Morkel, though, would be a worry for the team. The tall paceman was taken to cleaners by the Kiwi batsmen with no problem whatsoever and he ended up leaking 50 runs in his three overs.

It adds pressure on Steyn, who is their trump card, and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.