Cricket: Hudson plunders Dutch bowling

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South Africa 328-3 Netherlands 168-8 (South Africa win by 160 runs)

Andrew Hudson plundered 161 and shared in two records as South Africa continued their unbeaten sequence at Rawal- pindi, Pakistan, yesterday with a 160-run World Cup win over the Netherlands. They now face the likely prospect of a quarter-final against the West Indies.

Hudson shared in a Cup-record opening partnership of 186 with Gary Kirsten, spurring South Africa to 328 for 3 in the Group B match. The Netherlands, the only team not to have won a game in the tournament, were then restricted to 168 for 8.

Hudson and Kirsten (83), broke the 11-year-old Cup record for a first- wicket stand of 182, by Australia's Rick McCosker and Alan Turner against Sri Lanka at The Oval in 1975.

South Africa's total was their highest in one-day internationals, while Hudson's score was the third best by a South African batsman. His 161 off 132 balls, including four sixes and 12 fours, was a chanceless innings that propelled South Africa to their 10th successive one-day international victory.

South Africa left the Netherlands facing the task of scoring at an average of 6.58 an over for victory, and despite making 50 off their first 11 overs, with 47-year-old veteran Nolan Clarke finally finding form in the tournament, it was always likely to be beyond them.

(South Africa won toss)

SOUTH AFRICA

G Kirsten c Zuiderent b Aponso 83

A C Hudson c Zuiderent b Gouka 161

*W J Cronje c Lubbers b Cantrell 41

D J Cullinan not out 19

J H Kallis not out 17

Extras (lb5, w2) 7

Total (for 3, 50 overs) 328

Fall: 1-186, 2-274, 3-301.

Did not bat: B N McMillan, S M Pollock, S J Palframan, P L Symcox, C R Matthews, A A Donald.

Bowling: Bakker 10-1-64-0; Lubbers 8-0-50-0; De Leede 10-0-59-0; Aponso 10-0-57-1; Cantrell 10-0-61-1; Gouka 2-0-32-1.

NETHERLANDS

N E Clarke c Pollock b Donald 32

P E Cantrell c and b Matthews 23

T B M de Leede b Donald 12

K J van Noortwijk c Palframan b Symcox 9

F Aponso c Kirsten b Symcox 6

B Zuiderent run out 27

M Schewe b Matthews 20

E Gouka c Kallis b Pollock 19

R F van Oosterom not out 5

*S W Lubbers not out 2

Extras (lb7, w5, nb1) 13

Total (for 8, 50 overs) 168

Fall: 1-56, 2-70, 3-81, 4-86, 5-97, 6-126, 7-158, 8-163.

Did Not Bat: P J Bakker.

Bowling: Pollock 8-0-35-1; Matthews 10-0-38-2; Donald 6-0-21-2; Cronje 3-1-3-0; Symcox 10-1-22-2; McMillan 4-2-5-0; Kallis 7-1-30-0; Cullinan 2-0-7-0.

World Cup update

YESTERDAY: Group B: South Africa bt the Netherlands by 160 runs. South Africa 328 for 3 (A C Hudson 161, G Kirsten 83); Netherlands 168 for 8 (at stadium, Rawalpindi, India).

P W L T NR Pts RR

South Africa 5 5 0 0 0 10 2.06

Pakistan 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.99

New Zealand 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.94

England 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.07

UAE 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.83

Netherlands 5 0 5 0 0 0 -1.95

TODAY: Group A: India v Zimbabwe (at Green Park stadium, Kanpur, India). TV: Sky Sports: Live 03.30-11.30. Sri Lanka v Kenya (at Asgiriya stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka). TV: Sky Sports: Highlights 19.00-22.00. Group B: Pakistan v New Zealand (at Gaddafi stadium, Lahore). TV: Sky Sports: Highlights 11.30-17.15.

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