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South Africa waltz to victory over Scotland

South Africa mauled Scotland when they bashed them by 130 runs in their encounter at the Kennignton Oval in London here today. The Proteas coming out for the first time put on show their batting marvels and ran up the highest score in the Twenty20 so far - a huge 211 for five in their 20 overs.

Then their bowlers strangled the Scotsmen by skittling them out for 81 in 15.4 overs.

Batting first the South African openers Greame Smith and Jacques Kallis sent the opposing bowlers on a leather hunt.They smashed the bowling all over the park and with them showing the way,the batsmen who followed continued the good work and when they reached 211 for 5, the game was good as over for the Scots.

But the Scots can take consolation from the fact that in Coetzer, they had the man who took the best catch of the tournament when he dived to gobble up Mark Boucher off the bowling of Drummond at deep mid on.

The highest scorer for the South Africans was Abraham de Villiers who continued from where he left off in the IPL Twenty20, hammering an unbeaten 79 in 34 balls which had 6 sixes and 4 fours. It was a truely wonderful innings and thrilled the spectators. It was an innings as goodb as what Chrys Gayle made against the Aussies. His 50 came in 25 balls.

The other batsmen who made merry were Greame Smith 38, Jacques Kallis 48 in 31 balls with 8 fours and Mornie Morkel 24 in 11 balls. The Scotsmen who tried to make an impression were never allowed a move on and were all back in the pavilion for just 81.

Dale Steyn bowling at a lively pace had 2 for 25, Johaan Botha 2 for 17, Van der Mervwe 2 for 17 and Morkel 2 for 15 were unplayable.

Coetzer 42 top scored for the losers and Haq made 15.


G. Smith c Smith b Haq			38
J. Kallis b Haq				48
H. Gibbs st Smith b Watson		16
AB de Villiers not out			79
A. Morkel c Coetzer b Drummond		24
M. Boucher c Coetzer b Drummond		 2
JP Duminy not out			 0

Extras (w1, nb3)			 4
Total (5 wkts, 20 overs)		211

Did not bat: R. van der Merwe, J. Botha, W. Parnell, D. Steyn.
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Kallis), 2-88 (Smith), 3-125 (Gibbs), 4-176 (Morkel), 5-195 (Boucher).
Bowling: MacLeod 4-0-37-0; Drummond 4-0-40-2; Stander 1-0-21-0 (1nb); Rogers 4-0-52-0 (2nb, 1w); Haq 4-0-25-2; Watson 3-0-36-1.

G. Hamilton c Duminy b Parnell		 5
R. Watson b Steyn			 4
N. Poonia run out			 0
K. Coetzer c and van der Merwe		42
C. Smith b Steyn			 0
N. McCallum b Botha			 8
J. Stander lbw b Botha			 2
M. Haq b van der Merwe			15
G. Rogers not out			 1
G. Drummond b Morkel			 1 
C. MacLeod b Morkel			 0

Extras (lb1, w2)			3
Total (all out, 15.4 overs)		81
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Watson), 2-10 (Hamilton), 3-13 (Poonia), 4-13 (Smith), 5-35 (McCallum),
 	6-41 (Stander), 7-79 (Coetzer), 8-79 (Haq), 9-81 (Drummond), 10-81 (MacLeod).
Bowling: Steyn 3-0-21-2 (1w); Parnell 2-0-6-1; Kallis 1-0-4-0; Botha 4-0-17-2 (1w); van der Merwe 4-0-17-2; Morkel 1.4-0-15-2.


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