World Twenty20 2014: Day nine as it happened

Sri Lanka dismiss Netherlands for 39 and seal a nine-wicket win with 15 overs to spare, while South Africa beat New Zealand in a thriller.

24 March 2014 Last updated at 08:55 GMT

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As it happened

  1. 15:48: 

    To review today, we've seen South Africa beat New Zealand in a thriller and Sri Lanka overwhelm the Netherlands, who could just not cope with the canny seam of Angelo Mathews, the slinging yorkers of Lasith Malinga and the mystery spin of Ajantha Mendis, Meanwhile, England's women were beaten by West Indies after being on top for much of the game.

    Make sure you listen to Tuffers and Harmison tonight on BBC Radio 5 live at 21:00 GMT - then we'll be back tomorrow. Just the one World T20 game tomorrow, it's Bangladesh v West Indies from Mirpur at 13:30 GMT. I hope you'll join us from 13:00. Bye for now - and if you're a Dutch fan, please don't have nightmares.

  2. 15:46: 

    TMS have packed up for the day - you can now listen to the rest of today's play in MCC v Durham on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

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    Neil Pickup: One-sided games? Still got some way to go before topping this one.

    Neil is referring to an Ayub Trophy game from 1964, when Pakistan Railways racked up 910-6 declared from 172 overs, and opponents Dera Ismail Khan were bowled out for 32 and 27, resulting in a win by an innings and 851 runs.

  4. 15:43: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Over in Sylhet, India have been set 129 to beat Sri Lanka in the Women's World Twenty20. They're halfway through their reply - the Indians are 54-3 after 10 overs, with captain Mithali Raj one of the three wickets to fall.

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    Nigel, Cardiff: Popped down to Sophia Gardens one sunny Saturday afternoon just in time to see the last Middlesex wicket go to signal the end of their first innings. A lead of 30-odd on a good pitch shouldn't be an issue, I expected to see Glamorgan bat the rest of the day and put Middlesex under pressure on the last day.

    An hour or so later, Glamorgan were 31 all out and Middlesex had won by an innings. Glamorgan were crowned county champions three months later.


    More from Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "I am surprised by the performance - a lot of our guys have played at this level before and that was no what I saw coming, But we've got three more chances and we've got a lot of ability in the dressing room. The guys are feeling pretty embarrassed, but hopefully we can still show you later on the tournament how we can play.

    "This result puts us under pressure, because we're constantly striving for fixtures and more funding, and this sort of performance doesn't help. It's going to have to improve - I don't know what to say. We'll take a couple of days to reflect - maybe the first game out here got to us and we'll be better next time."

  7. 15:35: 

    So, we're nearly done with events in Chittagong - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will shortly be crossing to join commentary of the MCC v Durham game - which you can already hear online via BBC Newcastle.


    Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "Obviously we're disappointed and we've let a few people down, mainly ourselves I suppose but we're here representing a lot of people. Everything was such a rush at the start, but it's not the first time that top order has played at this level - it's never been like that before. We have to take stock, because it was some pretty shocking batting. Our top order need to deal with the new ball, though it will always be a struggle against such quality bowlers."


    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal: "Angelo gave us a good start, then Malinga and Ajantha continued it, I was very happy with the way they bowled. We never underestimate any team, but the guys did really well and we won the game easily. We have two more games, so we will keep our fingers crossed we will keep winning. I'm really happy with the way Dilshan played and hope he will continue it throughout the series."

    Angelo Mathews (left)

    Man of the match Angelo Mathews, who took 3-16: "The wicket was a little bit two-paced, but all the bowlers bowled superbly. With the field restrictions, all I have to do with the new ball is get the ball on the spot and build pressure. We just want to keep winning."

  11. 15:26: 

    So Group 1 looks like this - Sri Lanka played two, won two, with a net run rate of +3.225. New Zealand and South Africa - won one, lost one. England and the Netherlands - played one, lost one. And only two teams qualify from the group, so if Sri Lanka beat England on Thursday, they're probably as good as through.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I feel sorry for the Dutch. They seemed awfully overawed, and everything they did went wrong. They have some good players in their side but they had a nightmarish scenario where they lost wickets early. If you're in the Netherlands' camp you have to shrug your shoulders, one of those days, have a drink, almost laugh at it and get everyone rallying round and preparing for the next one."

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    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "The poor old Dutch - you have to feel sorry for them. They're damp squibs, I'm afraid. It's rather an embarrassment for the Netherlands, who of course inflicted a similar sort of embarrassment on the Irish. But they creep off with their tails between their legs - they have been thrashed."

  14. 15:24: 

    "A strange day," notes Vic Marks on TMS - and he's not wrong. If the SA-NZ game was a Clash of the Titans, Sri Lanka-Netherlands turned out to be a Phantom Menace.

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    Ailsa Spindler: At primary school, I was once a member of a team that was all out for two byes! Unfortunately we were 'batting' second, so the other team's total of nearly 100 meant that the match was distinctly one-sided. I still think the Dutch will beat England...

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "I just had a look at the Duckworth-Lewis par score at the end of that over. It was nine."

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    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "That sums it up. That is a sitter, straight to mid-on. What can you say? I'm afraid that drop is absolutely indescribable."

  19. 5 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 40-1

    I've been impressed by Van der Gupten in this short spell, it's never good to be bowling in a lost cause but he keeps it tight until Jayawardene flicks a four off his legs. The day is summed up for the Dutch as Jayawardene hits out and is dropped by Mudassar Bukhari at mid-on. A dolly, really. Jayawardene hooks at a bouncer and top-edges a four over the keeper's head - it's also signalled as a no-ball as it was the second bouncer of the over. One to win... and a misfield allows Jayawardene a single through the covers. All over.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is new dew at all here today, as ever. If a strong breeze is blowing in the afternoon the general feeling is there will not be dew later on. Whereas if there is no cloud cover, you expect dew. I can't really explain it."

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  21. 4 overs: 
    SL 30-1 (target 40)

    Malik's gentle right-arm seam is pushed for a single by Dilshan to bring Jayawardene on strike for the first time. A gentle paddle brings him a single, Dilshan rotates the strike, and Jayawardene pulls a single to the man at deep backward square leg.

    Ten to win. From 16 overs.

  22. 3 overs: 
    SL 26-1 (target 40)

    Dilshan, 37, is joined by 36-year-old Mahela Jayawardene at the crease. The tall, blond Timm van der Gupten, who has the steely-eyed look of the De Boer twins who used to play for the Dutch football team, sends down a wide to Dilshan who is then denied by a good stop by Logan van Beek at cover point. Dilshan is trying to get this game over as soon as possible, but he's been a bit out of form recently and can't quite time the ball until he manages to lash a four past mid-off and finishes the over by slicing a single through the solitary slip's hands.

    Sri Lanka need 14 more to win. Will they do it next over?

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was no pace on the ball so it held up slightly, and that's how we come to see batsman playing shots slightly early and ending up hitting the ball high up on the bat."

  24. 2 overs: 
    WICKET- K Perera c Swart b Malik 14 (SL 20-1)

    Perera drills a two to the mid-wicket sweeper, then takes a wild slog but misses. But Malik's innocuous medium pace has a wicket as Perera is caught in two minds and spoons a catch to mid-on!

  25. 1.3 overs: 
    SL 18-0 (target 40)
    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    Dilshan takes guard, with Ahsan Malik to bowl, right-arm seam round the wicket. Dilshan gets up on his toes and clubs his first ball for four through the covers to take Sri Lanka into double figures. A single brings the left-handed Perera on strike, Malik fires a wide down the leg side, the next ball is down the leg side too and Perera dismissively swats if for a flat six. Bosh.

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    Steve Dickson: Sri Lanka have to be one of the favourites for the tournament, great bowlers, batsmen and fielders = success.

    Robert Bownes: I reckon England would make a meal of chasing 39 - Dernbach hitting the winning run off the last ball.

  27. 1 overs: 
    SL 6-0 (target 40)

    Plenty of drama, then, in Chittagong. Van der Gupten is tall and quite brisk, Perera is nearly caught at point - again! - as he tries to force the ball through the off side - but Sri Lanka are up and running as Perera on-drives for four. That's 10% of the runs knocked off already. A steer for two to the same region means it's 34 more needed... from 114 balls.

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    Dan: The Netherlands innings was not much longer than the Sri Lankan anthem!

    Aaran Shaw: Poor, poor Netherlands. That was like watching England in a Test match.

    Jay: The Dutch should look at the bright side. They managed to score three boundaries.

  29. 0.1 overs: 
    OUCH!- SL 0-0 (target 40)

    Timm van der Gupten, right arm seam, to open the bowling... Perera is hit on the glove, he's nearly caught by the diving man at backward point.

    But Perera looks in plenty of pain and gets the physio on to bind his thumb.

  30. 14:55: 

    Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan opening up for Sri Lanka. Neither is known for a particularly conservative style of batting in this form of cricket.

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    Dr Simon Heap: Chances of lightning bolt reducing the old timbers to ashes at 4.5 overs, and a draw?

  32. 14:54: 

    Safe to say, we're expecting Sri Lanka to come out with all guns blazing here, just in case net run rate becomes a factor. Get your tin hats on.

    And a quick mention to the fact that there's a Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show on BBC Radio 5 live tonight at 21:00 GMT, with Steve Harmison subbing in for Michael Vaughan.

  33. 14:49: 
    Elsewhere in the world of cricket

    If you're just joining us, so far today we've seen Dale Steyn bowl South Africa to victory against New Zealand, while England's women lost their first game against West Indies.

    Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are coming to the end of their Women's World T20 game against India - they're 113-6 in the 19th over.

    And in Abu Dhabi, where Monty Panesar reminded the England selectors of his ability with a five-wicket haul yesterday, MCC have reached 180-2 against Durham who made 248 in their first innings yesterday. Lancashire's Luis Reece is 69 not out, while Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond made 54.

  34. 14:44: 

    As "Take Me Home, Country Roads" blares around the stadium, I'm wondering if I've ever watched a more one-sided game in professional cricket. (I say "professional", being part of a team bowled out for 11 in a house match at school - a fate I once endured - doesn't count.)

    What's the most one-sided game you've seen? Text, tweet or email us - but be quick about it, as Sri Lanka won't need long to knock this target off.

  35. 14:40: 
    Netherlands all out for 39

    Sri Lanka also have the opportunity here to absolutely fill their boots here in terms of their net run-rate. They could well win this within three or four overs.

  36. 14:39: 
    THAT'S A RECORD- How's stat?

    The Netherlands' total is the lowest in a T20 international by 17 runs. The previous worst was 56 by Kenya against Afghanistan in Sharjah last year. The Kenyans made 67 against Ireland in Belfast in 2008, and Ireland are next on the list with 68 against West Indies in Providence in 2010.

  37. 14:37: 

    I didn't even have time to tell you that the Dutch number 10 was Tim van der Gugten, who gets a "0 not out" for his records, not having faced a ball. Here are the Sri Lankan bowling figures:

    Kulasekara 2-2-0-1, Mathews 4-0-16-3, Malinga 2-0-5-2, Mendis 2.3-0-12-3.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was like watching a very unequal boxing contest. 39 all out - I don't think Sri Lanka would have dared to dream of that and I don't think the Netherlands would have imagined this in their worst nightmares."

  39. 10.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Jamil lbw b Mendis 0 (Ned 39 all out)
    The last wicket falls

    The last man is Ahsan Malik Jamil, a right-hander from Rotterdam. Mendis traps him lbw second ball, and the Dutch are all out for 39.

    It's not only the record lowest score at a World T20, it's the record lowest score for a Twenty20 international.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We thought Malinga might pose a few problems. It's not just his pace but his amazing variety. But it's only one game. I remember when Bristol City lost 6-0 a few years ago. Their manager said it's better to lose 6-0 than lose 1-0 six times."

  41. 10.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Seelaar c Mathews b Mendis 3 (Ned 39-9)

    Seelaar edges Mendis to slip. Nine down.

  42. 10 overs: 
    WICKET- Bukhari b Malinga 4 (Ned 39-8)
    Lasith Malinga

    The new batsman is Pieter Seelaar, one of only two men in this side to be born in the Netherlands. Malinga strays down the leg side and Seelaar guides a two off his legs, before digging out a brute of a yorker for a single just past the square leg umpire. Next ball, a slower yorker, and it's all over for Bukhari as he's bowled.

    This is painful to watch. And I can tell you that 68 is the lowest score in a World Twenty20, but Ireland against West Indies in 2010.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've seen much more experienced players struggle with deliveries like that from Malinga. This could do the Sri Lanka run-rate a power of good."

  44. 9.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Van Beek b Malinga 1 (Ned 36-7)
    Malinga strikes

    With Mathews bowled out - with figures of 3-16 from his four overs - Malinga returns, Bukhari plays him sensibly and angles a single to fine leg. Van Beek... is Van Bowled.

    In his defence, he's probably never faced anyone like the Slinger before, but if this were a boxing match, I'm afraid the referee would have stopped the fight by now.

  45. 9 overs: 
    Ned 35-6

    The new batsman is the right-handed Logan van Beek, the second Christchurch (NZ)-born man in the side. He nudges a single to fine leg, Bukhari aims a fierce off-drive for a single, but Van Beek is Van Beaten by the last ball which completely deceives him.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's rather sad but the Netherlands will make somebody work and I've got a horrible feeling I know who that will be. They beat England in 2010 and batted very well in the last World Cup. Other teams are ruthless but England's record is not so good. You have to brush these sides away rather like mosquitos."

  47. 8.2 overs: 
    WICKET- T Cooper lbw b Mendis 16 (Ned 33-6)
    Ajantha Mendis

    Mendis spins one down to Cooper, who plays and misses and the ball scoots off his ankle through the wicketkeeper's legs for four leg byes. The next one hits him in front... and that's the most experienced Dutch player gone.

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    Sean: No point watching the rest of this game, its going to be over in an hour. Netherlands way out of their depth.

  49. 8 overs: 
    Ned 29-5

    Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Russel Arnold joins Aggers on TMS as Mathews is going to bowl his four overs straight through. Bukhari is off the mark with a single, there are four singles off the over and Cooper has 16 of the 29 Dutch runs, from 16 balls.

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    Sam in Reading: I spent the dark period reading Vic Marks' Cricinfo profile to brighten up the gap in play. Does he know he's described as a "nervy, self-deprecating farm boy"? I do like listening to him, though...

  51. 7 overs: 
    Ned 25-5

    The new batsman is Pakistan-born Mudassar Bukhari. The remaining Cooper (Tom) sees off the last ball of the over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The bowler Mendis did well not to take the ball but to let it hit directly. That is all the Dutch team need. Can they bat the overs now?"

  53. 6.5 overs: 
    WICKET- B Cooper run out (Kulasekara direct hit) 8 (Ned 25-5)

    Kulasekara throw hits the stumps at the bowler's end and young Ben Cooper is on his way.


    "Mystery spinner" Ajantha Mendis is into the attack. The Cooper brothers tuck in with a few singles while Tom cover-drives a four - but brotherly love is suspended while there's a run-out chance...

  55. 6 overs: 
    Ned 15-4
    Angelo Mathews

    Mathews to bowl the last powerplay over, the left-handed Ben Cooper is off the mark with a four off his legs.

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    Roderik Oranje: Thet power cut was probably a Dutch supporter cutting a couple of wires...

    Thomas Measures: This must be really painful for the Irish to watch. You've got to think they would be making a better crack at this then Holland.

  57. 5 overs: 
    Ned 11-4

    As if it wasn't bad enough for the Dutch, they're 9-4 and on comes... the dreaded Lasith Malinga. The Cooper brothers, oddly, just have "COOPER" on the back of their shirts - no "T COOPER" or "B COOPER", but thankfully for commentators and fans alike, Ben Cooper is left-handed. Malinga slings down three dot balls to Tom, who brings his brother on strike with a prod to backward point. Tom has 80% of the Dutch runs at this stage. Younger brother Ben sees off the over, helping himself to a leg bye.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He got a bit tangled up there, Peter Borren. He was trying to work it onto leg side. I told you Cooper was their best player - he's got seven of their nine runs! It's all going horribly pear-shaped for the Netherlands. The new batsman is Tom Cooper's brother Ben, and if ever there was a time for the Cooper family to rescue the Dutch..."

  59. 4 overs: 
    WICKET- Borren lbw b Mathews 0 (Ned 9-4)
    Sri Lanka celebrate

    Cooper crashes Mathews for the first Dutch four, through the covers. Just like that. So the Dutch finally have more runs than wickets. A two takes Cooper to six, then a cross-batted pull shot brings him a risky single to short fine leg. Captain Borren is hit on the pad as he tries to force to leg, he's gone for a duck!

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I wonder if Kulasekara could do a Brian Langford - the Somerset off-spinner who once bowled eight overs, eight maidens in a Sunday League game."

  61. 3 overs: 
    Ned 2-3

    Kulasekara in for his second over, and he's bowling to Tom Cooper. Hang on, I thought Tom Cooper was out? In fact, the wrong caption came up on screen - it was Wesley Barresi who was Mathews's second wicket, and Cooper (born in Wollongong, New South Wales, though he plays for South Australia) is very much still in. He rotates the strike with a leg bye, but there's no run off the bat so Kulasekara has two maidens to his name.

  62. 2 overs: 
    Ned 1-3

    We're ready to resume for this hat-trick ball. Dutch captain Peter Borren (born in Christchurch - the one in New Zealand rather than the one in Dorset) plays inside the line of an outswinger from Mathews.

  63. 13:55: 

    Let there be light!

  64. 13:54: 
    Floodlight failure

    If you're just joining us, we've had 11 balls of the match, with the Netherlands having lost three wickets for one run, but we're off because the floodlights are broken.

    I've had my leg pulled before now for the number of times I've been on live text duty during rain breaks (notably the England-West Indies Test at Edgbaston in 2012, where three full days were lost to rain). But floodlight failure is a novelty...

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think if this was domestic T20 cricket in England, they'd have to suck it up and get on with it. Perhaps they could turn some of the adverts off and use the electricity for the floodlights?"

  66. 13:51: 

    Have we ever had to wait this long for a hat-trick ball to be bowled? Have any of you have had a similar experience in club cricket, having to play in the dark?

    I seem to recall Mitchell Johnson having to wait an absolute age to dismiss Stuart Broad first ball in the Adelaide Test earlier this winter, because there was something wrong with one of the sightscreens.

    But I don't think that was a hat-trick. To be honest, we've tried to blank as much of that series out of our minds as possible?...

  67. 13:48: 
    South African players talk to the umpires

    Some of the floodlights are working, but one floodlight tower looks seriously kaput, with about half the bulbs missing. One umpire consults the batsmen, the other consults a posse of five Sri Lankan fielders.

    Maybe if England had picked Michael Carberry, or if John Mooney was in the Ireland squad, one of them could have used their expertise to help out? Both are qualified electricians.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Always expect the unexpected in Bangladesh... if these lights do not come back on it will be a major embarrassment."

  69. 13:46: 

    And with the Dutch having lost three wickets for one run, we have floodlight failure!

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Not even in a nightmare do I think a Dutch fan would have them 1-3 after 11 balls. It was punched off the meat of the bat straight to extra-cover. Ah, the lights have just gone! Perhaps Duckworth-Lewis will save the Netherlands!"

  71. 1.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Barresi c Chandimal b Mathews 0 (Ned 1-3)

    Barresi falls next ball, smacking it straight to extra cover. Mathews is on a hat-trick!

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Nightmarish for Netherlands. It was banged in short, and Swart went for a swat but it went straight up in the air. We have to take the positive of the situation - Tom Cooper, probably the Dutch side's best player, has a chance to play a long innings. But it's not ideal."

  73. 1.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Swart c Sangakkara b Mathews 0 (Ned 1-2)

    As usual, Sri Lanka keep Lasith "The Slinger" Malinga under wraps for now as it's Angelo Mathews (the Test and ODI captain) taking the second over with his right-arm medium pace. Barresi finally opens the Dutch account with a single through gully. But Swart falls for a duck as a cross-batted swipe sails high into the Chittagong sky and is pouched by keeper Sangakkara.

  74. 1 over: 
    Ned 0-1

    Pretoria-born Myburgh is replaced by Johannesburg-born Wesley Barresi, the Dutch wicketkeeper, but it's Perth (Australia)-born Swart facing as they crossed on the catch. Kulasekara opens up with a wicket maiden as Swart plays and misses.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Myburgh, well what a contrast to the other night when he went hell-for-leather against Ireland. But he sliced his shot, and Malinga did not have to move an inch. It went straight to him, and it's a very ugly start for the Dutch. Horrible, after just three balls."

  76. 0.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Myburgh c Malinga b Kulasekara 0 (Ned 0-1)
    Sri Lanka celebrate

    Kulasekara strikes with the third ball of the innings, as Myburgh tries an off-drive and the ball flies off the edge down to Lasith Malinga who takes the catch at third man.

  77. 13:36: 

    We're starting a minute or two late, but it's right-arm seamer Nuwan Kulasekara taking the first over.

  78. 13:34: 

    It's Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart opening for the Dutch. If you're a fan of Durham, Hampshire or various South African franchises, you may be familiar with Myburgh's brother Johann, who has signed to play for Somerset this summer.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "As neutrals, we would like the Dutch to post a surprisingly large score, and they have a couple of players who, if they fire, have the potential to do so. But I worry about them facing Malinga, who is unique - it takes time to learn where he bowls from. But, like everyone else, the Dutch start 0-0."

  80. 13:32: 

    And we're all ready to go. Sri Lanka in their familiar royal blue, the Netherlands in orange with navy blue trim, sleeves and pads, and Vic Marks reveals himself as a fan of 1970s football as he hopes the Dutch will play "total cricket", though he thinks they may struggle facing Malinga...

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a jolly number the Sri Lanka anthem. A really cheerful tune, though probably quite a job to learn all the words."

  82. 13:32: 

    Sri Lanka's anthem is still going...

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    Shaun Tompkins: The Steyn Remover!

    Liam Poss: South Africa can rely on Dale Steyn to bowl the last over to save them. We can only rely on Jade Dernbach - big difference in quality...

    Jonny Mango: If England beat Sri Lanka, this group is wide open. But that's not going to happen. So it's between SA, NZ and Sri Lanka.

  84. 13:30: 

    Sri Lanka's anthem has started. You've probably got time to make a cup of tea...

  85. 13:29: 

    The stirring music of Vangelis's "1492: Conquest of Paradise" precedes the Dutch anthem which, quite appropriately for T20, is short, jazzy and snappy.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    On England women's defeat in Sylhet:

    "I don't think it was a shock, I think everyone knew it was England's toughest group game, and West Indies had done well in the warm-up games. Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor were cruising after the powerplay, but I think Charlotte was most disappointed that she felt she gave her own wicket away when she was looking to see the team home."


    England women's captain Charlotte Edwards on TMS: "Really disappointed, we got ourselves in good positions but couldn't get over the line. In tournament cricket, you've got to get yourselves back up quite quickly. They bowled well at the back end of the innings, but it wasn't quite good enough from us. We'll review the game tomorrow, train hard and try to put things right against India. You don't become a bad team overnight."

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    Retired England all-rounder Arran Brindle on BBC Radio 5 live: "Not the great start that the girls would have been hoping for, Looking at the start they had, I think they'll be wondering how they've managed to let that one slip through. It'll be a case of dusting themselves down very quickly and moving on to game two. They won't too worried about the group stages but obviously, they'll be disappointed with the loss."

  89. 13:24: 
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    We're expecting a 13:35 GMT start for Sri Lanka v Netherlands, by the way.

    And if you think today will be a stroll in the park for Sri Lanka against an associate team, you clearly didn't watch the Dutch hammer seven bells out of Ireland in their first-round game. Some awesome hitting.

    Do text, tweet or email us in the usual way to let us know what you're expecting from this afternoon's game - and what you thought of South Africa's win over New Zealand.

  90. 13:20: 

    If you're just joining us, it was a starring performance by Ottis Gibson's cousin Deandra Dottin which sent England to defeat earlier in their first game of the Women's World Twenty20. She's better known as one of the biggest hitters in the women's game, but took the bowling honours today.

    Before today, Dottin had taken eight wickets in 61 T20 internationals at an average of 37.12. Today, she took 4-12 in four overs to strangle England's middle order.

  91. 13:16: 

    Keep your ears on TMS where Windies coach Ottis Gibson has been speaking to Charles Dagnall in Dhaka.

  92. 13:15: 

    So, plenty of experience in the Sri Lanka side - you'd probably need about three calculators, lined up in a row on your desk, to work out how much limited-overs cricket Dilshan, Jayawardene, Sangakkara, Mathews and Malinga have played. Meanwhile, the Netherlands have one or two survivors from the team which shocked hosts England in the first game of the 2009 tournament.

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "We would have probably fielded as well, just because it's been a trend in the tournament that's it's easier to chase. But we're happy to bat - there's only a little dew around. It will be challenging today but we hope to put on a good show."

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    Sri Lanka captain on Dinesh Chandimal: "There's no dew at the moment so later on it's coming, which why I've chosen to bowl first. We've played some really good cricket in previous games, so we keep our fingers crossed that we'll win this game."

  95. 13:11: 

    Thanks, Sam. Afternoon everyone, they've already tossed up for the second game - Sri Lanka win the toss and field first. They're unchanged. Netherlands captain Peter Borren says they're happy to bat. They're unchanged too.

  96. 13:10: 

    Ok, with 20 minutes until the next match, I'm off to stick my head under a cold tap. Taking the wheel is Mark Mitchener.


    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "I saw that game going down to the death, and it was a fantastic effort from Dale Steyn. But JP getting man-of-the-match shows how great his knock was. He took his time and it was some sweet hitting - one of the best innings I've seen played by him."


    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "Credit to South Africa, the way they hung in there. We probably should have won. You can't really take it to the last over against a bowler as good as Dale Steyn. We've got a couple of days off then two more games, and we need to win them convincingly to give ourselves a chance."


    Man-of-the-match JP Duminy in Chittagong: "We lost a few early wickets so we needed to rebuild the innings and try to cash in at the end. I thought our score would be enough, and the way we stuck to our guns at the death was great to see."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I thought Australia v Pakistan last night was absolutely brilliant, but this one was better. A thrilling last 20 minutes, but it was captivating from the word go. Ebbing and flowing, and I thought New Zealand were in charge. But Dale Steyn, like great all players, loves the big stage and the almost impossible situation. Steyn imposed himself on that situation and got South Africa out of an enormous hole. That is why, as everyone acknowledges, he is a great player.

    "The Kiwis will be absolutely kicking themselves, by the way, because they will have thought they had it. This ground is full of neutrals, but they were entranced by what was an amazing game of cricket."

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    Jay: Dale Steyn is a beast of a bowler. A definite all-time great for me!

  102. 13:02: 
    Super Steyn
    Dale Steyn

    I've just seen a replay of Steyn's celebration in slow-motion. What a sight. His veins are pumping, his eyes are popping out of their sockets, you can practically see the adrenaline rushing through him as he screams in delight. A sportsman in his prime - and what a sportsman he is. Incredible.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "Dale Steyn has won this match almost single-handedly for South Africa. Four overs, 4-17. New Zealand looked to be heading for victory but Steyn managed to drag it back. Absolutely brilliant death bowling."

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dale Steyn, you little beauty! What a final ball!"

  105. 12:58: 
  106. 20 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor run out (Steyn) 62 (NZ 168-8)

    Fast and straight from Steyn and Taylor can only push it back to the bowler. Steyn collects and whips off the bails to complete a fantastic personal performance and win the match for South Africa.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a brave call from Dale Steyn, whose delivery was short and wide. If the batsman got anything on it, it could have gone all the way. But he didn't, it paid of for South Africa. Now, Steyn is going to bowl full-ish and outside the off stump, like previous effective balls. That's his best option."

  108. 19.5 overs: 
    WICKET- McCullum c Du Plessis b Steyn 4 (NZ 168-7)

    Slower from Steyn, the timing isn't there from McCullum and Faf Du Plessis takes a sharp diving catch! What a game ... three needed off the last ball, but Taylor has the strike.

  109. 19.4 overs: 
    NZ 168-6

    Wow! McCullum does more than just get his back on the ball as he hammers Steyn over mid-off for four! Three needed off two now...

  110. 19.3 overs: 
    NZ 164-6

    Another great delivery from Steyn, another miss from McCullum. Seven needed from three, and Taylor is talking to McCullum, telling him to tip and run...

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    Kishor Chauhan: Timely wicket for South Africa. Will they cross the line?

    Drosophila Cerevisae: I'm on the edge of my seat!

  112. 19.2 overs: 
    NZ 164-6

    What's that Shaun, you want dot balls? Here's one. Nathan McCullum swings and misses at Steyn outside off stump. Too quick. Too good.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a unbelievable catch, an awesome catch. De Kock has done unbelievably well, throwing his hand up and snaffling it. Now a new batsman's going to be at the crease. Can South Africa string a few dot balls together?"

  114. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Ronchi c Do Kock b Steyn 5 (NZ 164-6)

    Got him! Ronchi swipes at Steyn and keeper De Kock holds on to a brilliant one-handed catch.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was perfect placement by Taylor. Both South Africa's fielders launched themselves but it couldn't have been placed better, and it just raced away to the boundary,"

  116. 19 overs: 
    NZ 164-5 (Target 171)

    Fingernails are disappearing on the NZ bench. But it looks like Morne Morkel is going to gift them the game here. He spots the batsman moving then drags the ball so far outside off stump that he's called for a wide.

    Great response from Morkel - back to back yorkers slide past Taylor's bat. Last ball of the penultimate over... is wide and slashed for four by Taylor! New Zealand need seven off the last over, with Steyn to bowl it.

  117. 18.3 overs: 
    NZ 159-5

    Luke Ronchi gives New Zealand the perfect start as he lifts Morne Morkel over the infield for four. Then a single to give the strike to Taylor, who scythes a low full toss for four.

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    Andrew in Richhill: As a cricketing nation, New Zealand are really going places. Their form in all forms of international cricket over the past 12-18 months has been brilliant. It's great to see a historically unestablished side do so well on the big stage.

  119. 18 overs: 
    NZ 150-5 (Target 171)

    Taylor is on strike but he can't lay a bat on two successive away-swingers from Steyn. With his crazy eyes, he'd make a great big screen villain would the potent South Africa fast bowler. Taylor nudges a couple off the last ball of the over. New Zealand need 21 off 12 balls. Don't go anywhere.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A slower delivery from Steyn and it was effective. It bought Anderson into a shot and he hit it a touch early, and up it went."

  121. 17.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Anderson c Miller b Steyn 7 (NZ 148-5)
    Dale Steyn

    After edging for four over the keeper's head, Anderson is bamboozled by Steyn's slower ball and loops a simple catch to David Miller in the deep.

  122. 12:36: 
    West Indies women beat England

    All over as England finish on 124-9 - West Indies win by nine runs.

  123. 17 overs: 
    NZ 142-4 (Target 171)

    Two singles off the last three balls of Tahir's over leaves New Zealand needing 29 off 18 balls. Steyn is back.

  124. 12:33: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Jodie Dibble is bowled for a golden duck on her debut - 14 needed from three balls, with last batter Rebecca Grundy coming to the crease.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tahir was the last throw of the dice for South Africa in many ways, but he's been very effective and has bowled his side back into this match."

  126. 16.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Munro c Amla b Tahir 7 (NZ 140-4)
    Imran Tahir

    Are the Kiwis choking? Munro is bogged down for a couple of balls then picks out long-on to spark another jubilant celebration from Tahir who runs all the way to the boundary to celebrate with Amla.

  127. 12:30: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Anya Shrubsole is run out off the second ball of the last over - 14 needed from four balls with only two wickets in hand.

  128. 16 overs: 
    TAYLOR FIFTY- NZ 139-3

    It's a half-century for Ross Taylor off 26 balls. But Tsotsobe keeps the Kiwi pair to singles before a bouncer is too high and called a wide. Dale Steyn's final two overs could hold the key the result of this match.

  129. 12:27: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Danielle Hazell hits the last ball of the 19th over for four - England hit 13 off that over but they need 18 off the last six balls to win. And Anya Shrubsole hits the first ball of the last over for four - 14 needed from five.

  130. 12:24: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Anya Shrubsole hits the first ball of the 19th over for four. A couple of twos by Danielle Hazell - who is dropped at deep mid-wicket - means it's 22 needed from seven balls.

  131. 15 overs: 
    NZ 133-3 (Target 171)

    Taylor nurdles Duminy round the corner for two then takes advantage of some width to cut behind square for four. Great batting. Colin Munro then gets in on the act with a brilliant switch-hit for four. Amazing hands to get in position to play that shot. New Zealand need 38 off 30 balls.

  132. 12:20: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    And another one falls - Jenny Gunn, out lbw, is Deandra Dottin's fourth wicket. They're 103-7 after 18 overs, with Danielle Hazell and Anya Shrubsole at the crease. 31 needed from 12 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He loves the big stage, does Dale Steyn. His eyes are popping out of his head, he's exuding aggression, and he's just bowled another great over."

  134. 14 overs: 
    NZ 120-3 (Taylor 39, Munro 0)

    Dale Steyn could well be the match-winner here. He completes his over with a fast straight ball that has new man Colin Munro swaying out of the way. Only four runs from the over. Quite brilliant from the world's best paceman.

  135. 12:16: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Heather Knight is the sixth England batter to fall to leave England 97-6. They need 37 from 18 balls.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It was an excellent catch from De Villiers, with Steyn celebrating in his own unique style, with his fist pumping almost like he's trying to start a lawnmower with a rip-chord."

  137. 13.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Williamson c De Villiers b Steyn 51 (NZ 117-3)

    Here comes Steyn, immediately trying to trap Taylor with a yorker then shaping one at 90mph past Williamson's outside edge. Williamson gets hold of the next one, but AB de Villiers dives full length to hold onto a superb diving catch on the midwicket boundary.

  138. 12:12: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Bad news for England - Charlotte Edwards has been caught behind for 44, as Deandra Dottin takes her third wicket. They're 94-5, needing 40 from 24 balls. Jenny Gunn has joined Heather Knight.

  139. 13 overs: 
    NZ 116-2 (Target 171)

    Tahir has his head in his hands after sliding a googly through the gate but watching the ball bounce over middle and leg. Taylor brings up the fifty partnership from 27 balls.

  140. 12:09: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    England are slipping in Sylhet as West Indies fight back. With five overs left, England need 46 from 30 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That one over, the big, big over, means the Kiwis are now favourites in this match."

  142. 12 overs: 
    NZ 109-2

    There is no fourth six in a row for Taylor as he can only get one off a full toss. I doubt we'll be seeing any more of Morne Morkel - he has gone for 36 off two overs. Dale Steyn still has three overs to bowl though.

  143. 11.4 overs: 
    Ross Taylor

    Williamson reaches his first T20 half-century off 31 balls. Taylor gives his partner an approving handshake then takes matters into his own hands with three sixes in a row! The first goes over the Morne Morkel over the bowler's head, the second over the keeper's head and the third over square leg!

  144. 12:03: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    England lose another wicket as Tammy Beaumont falls to Deandra Dottin, who missed out with the bat today but now has two wickets, a run-out and a wicket maiden to her name. Heather Knight (opener in the longer formats) joins Charlotte Edwards, who has 40 from 32 balls. England are 84-4 after 14 and need 50 from 36 balls.

  145. 11 overs: 
    NZ 89-2

    A low full toss from Tahir is expertly dispatched for a timely six over midwicket by Williamson. South Africa were 67-3 at this point, but they did score 70 off the last five overs.

  146. 11:59: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Natalie Sciver is bowled by Deandra Dottin for seven, Tammy Beaumont joins Kent team-mate Charlotte Edwards at the crease and England are 80-3 after 12 overs, needing 54 more from 48 balls.

    According to the ECB, they're currently eight runs ahead on Duckworth/Lewis if it rains.

  147. 10 overs: 
    NZ 77-2 (Target 171)
    Kane Williamson

    Kane Williamson calls for a new bat midway through the over. Can't help feeling New Zealand's hopes rest largely with him. Albie Morkel's second over is a good one, but for the second time he concedes a four off the last ball as Taylor takes a ball from well outside off stump and pulls it flat to the rope.


    Stew Costello: Duminy is in the Delhi squad for the IPL. KP will be happy.

  149. 9 overs: 
    NZ 68-2

    Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a single. We could be on for a good finish here.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If that was planned, and it might have been because the keeper took it so quickly having moved across so rapidly, then that was a brilliant bit of cricket. That is a big, big wicket.

    "I don't know whether Tahir saw McCullum coming or it was a pre-conceived plan, but he bowled a ball that was close to a wide if this was a Test match. De Kock whipped off the stumps and McCullum had no chance of getting back, and indeed didn't even try."

  151. 8.5 overs: 
    WICKET- B McCullum st De Kock b Tahir 4 (NZ 66-2)
    Imran Tahir and South Africa celebrate

    Leg-spinner Imran Tahir strikes in his first over. He immediately atones for dropping Kane Williamson by dragging a ball wide and having Brendon McCullum stumped. Wild, wide-eyed celebrations from the leg-spinner. That's the Kiwi dangerman gone.

  152. 11:48: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    A better over from West Indies, only two runs from it, but then Natalie Sciver hits a four - England are 75-2 after 10.4 overs, needing 59 from 56 balls.

  153. 8 overs: 
    NZ 61-1 (Williamson 36, B McCullum 2)

    In comes Brendon McCullum, getting off the mark with a very risky single. A direct hit and he would have been a goner. An overthrow is the only blemish on a good over from Albie Morkel.

  154. 11:45: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Another four from Charlotte Edwards (36 from 26 balls) means England are more than halfway to their target of 134. The skipper has been joined by Natalie Sciver, and they're 69-2 after nine overs - they need 65 from 66 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was not too dissimilar to Guptill's dismissal the other night against England. He's not in princely form. He went for the pull shot but wasn't in a good position and skied it, and De Kock took the easy catch."

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  156. 7.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Guptill c de Kock b A Morkel 22 (NZ 57-1)

    Guptill mis-times a pull and sends the ball skywards, allowing keeper De Kock to backpedal and claim a simple catch.

  157. 7 overs: 
    NZ 57-0

    After a visit from the rather intrusive Spider-cam, Guptill almost chops Duminy onto his own stumps. A tight over ends with a clever cut from Williamson, piercing a gap to collect four more and take his score to 34 off 18 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Very important acceleration for the Kiwis at the end of that powerplay. When will South Africa want to bowl their leg-spinner? Ideally you want to do it at a new batsman who's just come in - then you're almost guaranteed a few cheap overs."

  159. 11:39: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Lydia Greenway is bowled reverse-sweeping. Charlotte Edwards is still there, England are 63-2 after eight overs.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "The floodlights are beginning to take over from the natural light, and a decent crowd is in here now. We're nearing the end of the working day here, and with not much of the ground under cover it's probably better to watch the cricket at night rather than in the day, in the full glare of the sun."

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  161. 6 overs: 
    NZ 47-0 (Target 171)
    Martin Guptill

    Now it's Guptill on the charge. Three fours off Tsotsobe to take New Zealand to 47-0 at the end of the batting powerplay. South Africa need a wicket, and they need it now.

  162. 11:34: 
    England women (chasing 134) v West Indies

    Lydia Greenway, in at number three, sweeps a couple of fours - England are 51-1 from seven overs, need 83 from 78 balls. And the stretcher has been on again for another Windies fielder...

  163. 5 overs: 
    NZ 35-0 (Williamson 27, Guptill 7)

    Williamson reacts to Morne Morkel's extra bounce with a blast over mid-off for four. A couple of quick singles follow before two more Williamson blasts - the first a four over cover, the second a flick over fine leg that carries all the way for six. Do you think Du Plessis is regretting not giving Dale Steyn another over?


    Charles: Following both matches with you in my office in Khartoum, Sudan. Worked in Bangladesh a while ago and saw Hussain's England demolish Bangladesh on the Mirpur ground in 2003 (Freddie in fine form). Interesting how both England women (with the ball) and SA (with the bat) turned their fortunes around in the latter part of their first innings. Both matches set fair for some excitement to come - please keep me informed!

  165. 4 overs: 
    NZ 19-0

    Williamson steps across his stumps and uses Tsotsobe's pace to help the ball over short fine leg for four. Clearly irked by the batter's cheek, Tsotsobe fires a verbal volley in Williamson's direction.

  166. 11:25: 
    England women v West Indies- England chasing 134 to win

    We have a game in Sylhet as the five-over mark is reached. Charlotte Edwards launches a first-bounce four over the bowler's head. But then next over, England lose their first wicket as Sarah Taylor is run out - they're 42-1 in the sixth, chasing 134 to win.

    At this stage, if the rain does come, England are ahead on Duckworth-Lewis.

  167. 3 overs: 
    NZ 13-0

    The phenomenal Dale Steyn signs on with a fast away-swinger that beats Guptill's outside edge. Then he dives full length to save a single before fixing Guptill with an angry stare as if to say "Did you honestly think I'd let you score a run?"

    Runs? Just the one of them from a brilliant first over from Steyn.

  168. 11:19: 
    England women v West Indies

    England have raced along to 33-0 after four overs - and with the ground staff mobilising for a possible rain shower. Get to five overs, and a match is constituted - Duckworth and Lewis may be warming up.

  169. 2 overs: 
    NZ 12-0
    Dale Steyn tries to stop the ball

    This would be New Zealand's highest chase against SA. Tsotsobe is sharing new ball duties and trying to surprise Guptill with bounce. He does exactly that but a thick edge flies over the vacant slip area for a single. Williamson deliberately dabs to the same area and gets two.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'll be interested to see how New Zealand play Tsotsobe. He's basically a one-spell bowler, he tends to bowl three overs in the powerplay and is effective with the new ball, but if they can hit him out of the attack, he's not so effective when he comes back later."

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  171. 1 over: 
    NZ 7-0 (Target 171)
    Kane Williamson

    It's a decent effort from Duminy until he sends down a full toss that Kane Williamson helps round the corner to fine leg for four.

  172. 11:13: 
    England women v West Indies

    Sarah Taylor hits her first ball for four, and adds another boundary in the same over - England are 25-0 after two overs chasing 134 to win.

  173. 11:12: 

    This really is a one-man show. Who is opening the bowling for SA? None other than JP Duminy.

  174. 11:11: 

    South Africa are in a huddle in the field. Maybe they are trying to formulate a plan for Kiwi opener Martin Guptill, who has scored 300 runs in seven T20 innings against South Africa at an average of 60 and strike rate of 135.


    Tony, Newcastle: Be interesting to see how England's women fare when under a bit of pressure. No doubt they will progress unlike their male counterparts.

  176. 11:05: 
    England women v West Indies

    There's bad news for West Indies as all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has gone down injured and the stretcher is being brought on. She's now off the field with what appears to be a twisted knee.

    Meanwhile, two more boundaries for Charlotte Edwards means England are 16-0 after one over.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Watching England's women in Sylhet:

    "I think England will be very happy - it's about a par score on this ground. Everyone knows West Indies have some very good players, so this is the important game of the group. If England can win this, it should - and I stress should - be straightforward for them with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to come. Nat Sciver bowled very well, England are already out batting and Charlotte Edwards has already hit two fours off the first two balls. "

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "For over half that innings, you felt the Kiwis had South Africa under control, but that was a superb innings from Duminy. I'd rather be in the South African dressing-room now, they've got a very competitive score after hitting 70 in five overs."

  179. 10:59: 

    What an innings from Duminy, who finishes 86 not out off 43 balls. Even my maths tells me that his strike rate is 200. South Africa scored 70 runs in the last five overs there to leave New Zealand needing to score 171 at 8.55 per over to win. Back at you in a mo.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "Umpires wear helmets in baseball, and they might have to start doing so in Twenty20."

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  181. 20 overs: 
    SA 170-6

    Dale Steyn wisely milks a single to give Duminy the strike with three balls left. The first is slammed down the ground and very nearly decapitates umpire Aleem Dar. A would-be wide is helped around the corner for four more, then the last ball is driven for two. Great fightback from the Proteas.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was another slower ball from Southee which just clipped the top of the stumps as Morkel was eyeing up that leg-side boundary, as he's a big six-hitter. The beauty of this game is that these last four balls are critical. Do they end up with a more modest 164, or finish in the 170s?"

  183. 19.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Morkel b Southee 13 (SA 159-6)

    Morkel tries to hit Southee out of the ground, but gets a bottom edge onto his stumps.

  184. 19 overs: 
    SA 157-5

    Mills restricts them to singles from the first three balls, then takes a pounding from Duminy. After a blast down the ground for four and a top-edged sweep that has just enough to reach the fence, he smacks a low full toss for six. JP Duminy has 76 off 40 balls.

  185. 10:48: 
    England women v West Indies

    West Indies survive the hat-trick ball. Anya Shrubsole's last over only yields four runs so the Windies finish on 133-7. A good fightback by England considering the Caribbean side were 108-1 with just over five overs left.

    Bowling figures: Shrubsole 4-0-25-2, Hazell 4-0-23-0, Grundy 4-0-20-1, Dibble 2-0-21-0, Gunn 3-0-24-1, Sciver 3-0-18-3.

  186. 18 overs: 
    SA 140-5 (Duminy 61, Morkel 9)
    Tim Southee in the field

    Albie Morkel doesn't take long to get his eye in, slashing his third ball over cover for six. Cut to a kid in the crowd with a helmet on - wise move with these two at the crease. Two overs to go - South Africa could yet post a very healthy score here.

  187. 10:44: 
    England women v West Indies

    Anya Shrubsole is on a hat-trick after bowling Shanel Daley first ball! Windies are 129-7 with four balls of the innings left.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was quite a good catch, Anderson fielded brilliantly against England and clearly has good ball sense. It was an off-cutter, he didn't have long to adjust but took the catch well. The Kiwis will want to keep Duminy's partner on strike as long as possible."

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  189. 17.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Miller c & b Anderson 6 (SA 131-5)

    The dangerous David Miller gets caught in two minds and merely prods a tame return catch to Corey Anderson.

  190. 10:42: 
    England women v West Indies

    West Indies are 129-5 with one over remaining, to be bowled by Anya Shrubsole... make that 129-6 as Windies captain Merissa Aguilleira falls to the first ball of the last over.

  191. 17 overs: 
    DUMINY FIFTY- SA 130-4
    JP Duminy

    Just the over South Africa needed with 17 runs coming from it. Duminy clubs Southee through a gap to reach his half-ton off 31 balls. It's his seventh T20 fifty - the most by a South African.

    His wonderfully creative innings resumes with a lofted drive and then a clip over square leg for boundaries, before David Miller gets in on the act with a square cut to the rope.

    England women v West Indies

    Debutant spinner Rebecca Grundy has her maiden international wicket, bowling Shemaine Campbelle for one. West Indies are 116-5.

  193. 16 overs: 
    SA 113-4

    South Africa sense their chance and Duminy drives Williamson's first ball for four. Then he brilliantly switches hands to sweep another boundary. It's a bit of a one-man show for South Africa today.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We saw last night how the West Indies banked in having a magic last few overs, and it didn't happen for them. Kane Williamson is going to bowl some off-breaks."

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  195. 15 overs: 
    SA 100-4

    South Africa are still struggling to read the variations of Kyle Mills, and the veteran fast bowler's third over only goes for three runs. South Africa bring their hundred up with just five overs to go.

    England women v West Indies

    England have finally removed Stafanie Taylor for 56, caught by Jenny Gunn at long-on. Windies are 116-4 with three overs left.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He absolutely leathered that, it was an ugly shot through the mid-on region. The only consolation for South Africa is that it was Amla out, not Duminy who's going well. I've seen it happen once before in a match I played in - Pat Pocock was the batsman, a very hung-over Sylvester Clarke was the non-striker, it hit him on the arm, and a young left-arm spinner called Stephen Booth took the catch. Even better for us, Clarke was unable to take any further part in the match."

  198. 14 overs: 
    WICKET- Amla c & b Anderson 41 (SA 97-4)

    What an extraordinary dismissal! Amla nails a straight drive that thuds straight into the bat of his partner JP Duminy as he tries to get out of the way. The balls loops into the air and Anderson claims a simple catch. Horribly unlucky for Amla, who trudges off shaking his head.

  199. 13.5 overs: 
    SA 97-3
    JP Duminy

    Duminy unfurls a super-scoop to ramp Corey Anderson over his head. Then he heaves the next ball over square leg for six to bring up the fifty partnership off 43 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was no violence in that shot from Duminy, he just picked it out. The pattern from South Africa has been that if Amla can hit a four, or get Duminy on strike, that's just as good."

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  201. 10:25: 
    England women v West Indies

    Another catch taken by Anya Shrubsole as Natalie Sciver removes the dangerous Deandra Dottin for nine. West Indies are 110-2 with five overs left.

  202. 13 overs: 
    SA 83-3

    Nathan McCullum rounds off an excellent spell with a tidy over for six runs. His figures are 4-0-24-1, with the prize wicket of AB De Villiers his personal highlight.

  203. 12 overs: 
    SA 77-3
    JP Duminy

    Duminy has had enough and, after two wild swings at thin air, he chips one over long-off for two then clatters the first six of the day into the stands over midwicket. South Africa could do with a few more where that came from.

  204. 10:20: 
    England women v West Indies

    England have finally taken a wicket in Sylhet - Kycia Knight has gone with Anya Shrubsole taking a catch at mid-on off the bowling of Jenny Gunn, who had just dropped a caught-and-bowled chance with Stafanie Taylor batting. Deandra Dottin, one of the biggest hitters in the women's game, is in at three, while Taylor has reached her fifty from 38 balls. West Indies are 105-1 after 14 overs.

  205. 11 overs: 
    SA 67-3

    Ones and twos for Amla and Duminy off Nathan McCullum. When will South Africa decide to chance their arm?

  206. 10 overs: 
    SA 61-3

    I'm not sure if I agree with Chris Parker. Big hitters David Miller and Albie Morkel are still to come for SA, while Dale Steyn can certainly clear the ropes. Nobody has cleared the ropes yet, which must be a concern for South Africa as they reach 61-3 at the halfway stage.

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    Chris Parker: South Africa's tail is too long to be losing this many wickets this early. NZ big favourites now.

  208. 9 overs: 
    SA 57-3 (Amla 30, Duminy 5)

    Amla opens his shoulders as McCullum overpitches and the ball skews off an outside edge for four.


    OptaJason: Nathan McCullum is the eighth player to reach 50 wickets in T20Is and the first for New Zealand.

  210. 8 overs: 
    SA 49-3

    The South Africa rebuilding act begins with some dibs and dabs by Amla and Duminy off Southee, with sweeper Corey Anderson pushed into regular diving duties on the cover boundary. This stadium is a big old concrete bowl, but there are so many empty seats that I keep half expecting to see Robbie Savage darting round practising for his next Battle of the Backsides challenge. Thankfully, that's just a figment of my imagination.

  211. 10:03: 
    England women v West Indies

    West Indies have stepped up the pace and are 50-0 after nine overs, with Stafanie Taylor going well, as England rotate their bowlers to look for a breakthrough. Debutant spinners Jodie Dibble and Rebecca Grundy have both had a bowl already... and Danielle Hazell has just dropped a return catch off Taylor's opening partner Kycia Knight.

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    Thomas Measures: May as well not bother with post-match interviews if the captains cannot say how they feel. ICC turning the players into robots.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a huge blow for South Africa - AB de Villiers gave himself a lot of room, so much that he ended up on his behind after playing the shot. That's Nathan McCullum's 50th wicket in T20 international cricket - JP Duminy will now have to resurrect the cause."

  214. 6.4 overs: 
    WICKET- De Villiers b N McCullum 5 (SA 42-3)
    AB de Villiers id out

    De Villiers steps away so far to try to carve McCullum through the off side and is bowled leg stump. Disaster for South Africa. De Villiers is so off balance after missing the ball that he actually falls over on his behind.

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    Michael Maiden: Broad was right in this instance but he has got away with so many previous acts of extreme petulance he can't really complain.

  216. 6 overs: 
    SA 39-2

    Enter AB de Villiers, surely the form batsman in world cricket. And right on cue, he bulldozes McClenaghan through the covers for four. That's the powerplay over - New Zealand will be marginally the happier side I would wager.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Du Plessis had committed himself there, he was through the shot too early. That's obviously the answer - bowl a slow long-hop outside off stump! An entertaining innings."

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  218. 5 overs: 
    WICKET- Du Plessis c N McCullum b Southee 13 (SA 32-2)

    Du Plessis cracks Tim Southee for a pair of boundaries but is fooled by a slower ball and pats an easy catch to Nathan McCullum at cover.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Where Stuart Broad got it wrong against New Zealand was that he could have kept bowling no-balls, so that the fifth over was never completed and so the match wasn't finished!"

  220. 09:50: 

    Stuart Broad's misdemeanour is still dividing opinion, it would seem. Did the loose-lipped England skipper overstep the mark, or did he have a point about player safety in a lightning storm? It would be good to hear your thoughts on that or any other issue that's got your gander up. Get in touch via text to 81111, Twitter to #bbccricket or email

  221. 4 overs: 
    SA 22-1

    Apparently Faf du Plessis has been working the treadmill at the team hotel to try to resolve his hamstring problems. No sign of an issue here as he comes down the pitch and slashes McClenaghan over long-off before sprinting through for three runs.

    England women v West Indies

    The first six of the day has been struck in Sylhet. Stafanie Taylor, who smashed 171 against Sri Lanka in last year's World Cup, has lifted Anya Shrubsole over mid-wicket for a maximum. Windies are 18-0 after four overs.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "These are good cricket wickets, offering something for the seamers as well as the batsmen. Let's see whether South Africa go for it in the last three overs of the powerplay."

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  224. 3 overs: 
    WICKET- De Kock c Ronchi b Mills 4 (SA 16-1)

    Moments after seeing Amla dropped at midwicket, Mills strikes as De Kock edges an attempted pull shot and is caught behind.

  225. 2 overs: 
    SA 10-0
    South Africa take a single

    Left-arm quick Mitchell McClenaghan drops too short and Hashim Amla crashes the ball through midwicket for the first boundary of the match.

    England women v West Indies

    Pace bowler Anya Shrubsole and off-spinner Danielle Hazell take the new ball for England, and keep Kycia Knight and Stafanie Taylor under wraps early on - the Windies are 3-0 after two overs.

  227. 1 over: 
    SA 3-0

    De Kock tickles a single from the first ball before his partner Amla gets off the mark with a dink to third man. One more to De Kock, but it's all a bit soporific until a blast of dance music awakens everyone present from their slumber.

  228. 09:30: 

    Quinton de Kock, South Africa's 21-year-old batting sensation, walks to the middle along with Hashim Amla. New Zealand seamer Kyle Mills has the ball in his hand...

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think England might prefer South Africa to win this one, so that there are more teams in the group who have won one, lost one."

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  230. 09:29: 
    England's debutants
    Rebecca Grundy receives her England cap from Charlotte Edwards

    England's women field two new left-arm spinners today. Jodie Dibble, 19, was born in Exeter, plays for her native Devon, bats right-handed and recently toured Sri Lanka with the England academy side. Somerset fans will be familiar with her brother Adam, who has appeared for them in all three formats and signed a new contract at the end of last season.

    Rebecca Grundy, 23 (pictured receiving her cap from Charlotte Edwards) was born in Solihull, plays for her native Warwickshire and bats left-handed. She was elevated to the England performance squad late last year when fellow left-arm spinner Holly Colvin decided to take a break from cricket.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England assistant coach Paul Collingwood told me the other day that he now knows 'Flower of Scotland' word for word, having coached them in qualifying tournaments. He was singing every word by the end."

  232. 09:25: 

    Cloudless skies in Chittagong and just a hint of a breeze is causing the flags of South Africa and New Zealand to ripple as the teams belt out their national anthems.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa really have to win today - it's not the end for them if they don't, but they're already played one, lost one.

    "People always talk about South Africa 'choking' - it wasn't really a choke the other day, but they're clearly more comfortable setting targets than chasing."

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  234. 09:22:  
    BBC Radio Test Match Special
    BBC commentary box

    Test Match Special are on air, with Jonathan Agnew in the hotseat alongside Victor Marks.

  235. 09:18: 

    It is the 12th meeting between New Zealand and South Africa in Twenty20 internationals, with the Proteas winning eight of the past 11, including both of their meetings at previous World Twenty20s. South Africa prevailed by one run at Lord's in 2009 and 13 runs in Bridgetown in 2010.

  236. 09:16: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    The women's tournament began yesterday with a shock of sorts - holders Australia, who won this event in 2010 and 2012, were beaten by trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand by seven runs.

    Meanwhile, South Africa did not lose a wicket as the racked up 163-0 from their 20 overs against Pakistan, who fell 44 runs short.

    Find out more about the Women's World Twenty20 with our tournament guide

  237. 09:15: 

    New Zealand: MJ Guptill, KS Williamson, BB McCullum*, LRPL Taylor, C Munro, CJ Anderson, L Ronchi†, NL McCullum, TG Southee, KD Mills, MJ McClenaghan

    South Africa: Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis*, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, DA Miller, JA Morkel, DW Steyn, M Morkel, Imran Tahir, LL Tsotsobe

  238. 09:11: 

    South Africa are under pressure to win today after going down by five runs to Sri Lanka in an absorbing Group 1 opener on Saturday. New Zealand, in case you have forgotten, beat England by nine runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in an encounter that was stormy in more ways than one.

  239. 09:09: 
    England women v West Indies

    England give international debuts to left-arm spinners Jodie Dibble and Rebecca Grundy.

    Team (not necessarily in batting order): Charlotte Edwards (capt), Sarah Taylor (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Lydia Greenway, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Anya Shrubsole, Jodie Dibble, Rebecca Grundy.

  240. 09:08: 
    England women win toss and field
    England's women in training

    Over in Sylhet, Charlotte Edwards wins the toss and chooses to bowl first against the Windies. England looked in pretty good nick in the warm-up games, beating Pakistan and then thrashing New Zealand, bowling the Kiwis out for 48 after Anya Shrubsole (4-10) had reduced them to 19-7.

  241. 09:06: 

    Brendon McCullum wins the toss and chooses to field, saying he's concerned about the dew later on. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, says he would have had a bat on what looks like a bright, sunny morning, so everyone's a winner.

  242. 0905: 

    Yes, our World Twenty20 coverage is going into overdrive this morning with live games in both the men's and women's competition getting underway at 09.30 GMT. On the men's side, South Africa meet New Zealand in a contest between two of the teams in England's group in Chittagong. Meanwhile, in the women's competition, Charlotte Edwards's team start their campaign against a power-packed West Indies team in Sylhet.

  243. 0900: 

    Morning all. Looking for something to awaken the senses and get the juices flowing at the start of a working week? Well I think you may have stumbled on the right channel.

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Live Scores - Netherlands v Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 9 wickets
  • Netherlands: 39 (10.3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka: 40-1 (5.0 overs)
  • Venue: Chittagong

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K Perera c Swart b Jamil 14
Dilshan not out 12
M Jayawardene not out 11
Extras 1nb 2w 3
Total for 1 40

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