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Last Updated:  Thursday, 20 February, 2003, 13:28 GMT

Australia v Holland: over by over
Result: Australia 170-2 (36 overs) beat Holland 122 all out (30.2 overs) by 75 runs (Duckworth/Lewis calculations)

Australia ease to the third win of their World Cup campaign in a rain-affected Group A match.

Andy Bichel and Ian Harvey take three wickets apiece, while Darren Lehmann and Jason Gillespie weigh in with two as Holland struggle with the bat.

Earlier, Damien Martyn hit an unbeaten 67 as Australia finished 170-2 before match officials calculated the revised Dutch target of 198 using the Duckworth/Lewis scoring method.

31st over: Harvey ends Holland's challenge, Ponting taking another edge at second slip.
Holland 122 all out

30th over: Lefebvre has the crowd, and himself, amused as he topples over while attempting a pull but makes up for it with a boundary in the same over.

29th over: Dismay for Harvey as Holland get four overthrows - but Jimmy Maher takes a smart catch behind the stumps to remove Jeroen Smits.
Holland 118-9

28th over: Bichel gets his third wicket when Kloppenberg provides an easy catch for Ricky Ponting in the slips.
Holland 112-8

27th over: Harvey appears to have Feiko Kloppenburg struggling but the batsman surprises everyone with a magnificent strike past point for four off the last ball of the over.

26th over: Holland captain Roland Lefebvre survives a testing series of balls from Bichel.

25th over: Edgar Schiferli lofts Harvey for six but the bowler has his revenge, deceiving the Dutchman with a slower ball.
Holland 96-7

24th over: Bichel takes his second wicket with lbw of Scholte.
Holland: 90-6

23rd over: Scholte turns Ian Harvey to fine leg for a quick single.

22nd over: De Leede becomes Australia fifth victim, nicking a ball from Bichel into the hands of Maher Holland: 85-5

21st over: De Leede claims the first six of the day with a powerful blow over long off.

20th over: Reinhout Scholte benefits from bad fielding at backward square leg to take two runs.

18th over: De Leede claims his first four, pulling Symonds to backward square leg.

16th over: Australia are rattling through the overs as they attempt to reach the required 25-over mark which constitutes a match.

15th over: Van Noortwijk is given out after lbw to Lehmann. Holland: 59-4

14th over: De Leede adds one run after playing Symonds through mid wicket

12th over: Van Noortwijk clips Symonds to the third man boundary for four.

11th over: Van Troost becomes Australia's third victim after the Dutchman whips Lehmann into the hands of Andy Bichel at mid wicket. Holland: 42-3

10th over: Holland are looking relatively comfortable against Symonds and Lehmann as van Troost hits his second four.

9th over: Loud roars can be heard from the crowd as new batsman Klaus vanvan Noortwijk Symonds down to fineleg.

8th over: Van Troost collects his first four.

7th over: Van Troost finds the gap in the mid-wicket area for two runs.

6th over: Gillespie strikes for the second time as Zuiderent gives a catch to wicket-keeper Maher. Holland: 18-2

4th over: Van Troost plays Gillespie to backward square for two runs.

3rd over: Glenn McGrath completes a maiden to increase the pressure on Holland.

2nd over: Jason Gillespie takes his first wicket as van Bunge edges into the slips where Martyn takes an easy catch. Holland: 8-1

1st over: Luuk van Troost and Daan van Bunge come to the crease as Holland chase 198 runs in 36 overs.


36th over Dutch skipper Lefebvre returns for the final over. Australia take no risks in adding six to the total.

35th over Australia are only able to take one run from the over as Esmeijer pulls the final ball short and Martyn square cuts.

34th over Martyn misses out as Schiferli sends down a full toss with Esmeijer making a good save at point. He picks up a single with a pull shot and Lehmann takes two to extra cover.

33rd over Esmeijer permits no liberties and Australia are only able to advance their score by three.

32nd over: Lehmann cuts to the boundary for another four.

31st over: Five more runs as Australia race to stack up their total before the 36th over.

30th over: Martyn pulls through mid-wicket for his sixth boundary.

29th over: Damien Martyn reaches his half-century by smashing through cover for three runs.

DELAY: More rain has forced the players to leave the field for a second time.

27th over: JJ Esmeijer adds another good over for Holland, holding Martyn and Lehmann to just two runs

26th over: Three overs have been lost with the rain which gives a limit of 44 overs.

DELAY: The covers have come on and the umpires signal for the players to leave the pitch as drizzle becomes heavier. A restart is expected at 1130 GMT.

25th over: Drizzle is falling harder as Australia grab another two runs off the over.

24th over: New batsmen Darren Lehmann scores his first run with a single off Kloppenburg.

23rd over: Holland rejoice after taking their second scalp with Schiferli catching Hayden on the mid-wicket boundary. Australia: 103-2

22nd over: Australia edge within two runs of 100 as their batsman start to get to grips with the rain-affected pitch.

20th over: Martyn picks up another four with a nice shot played with ease through mid-wicket.

19th over: Martyn speeds up the run rate with his first two fours of the game.

18th over: Australia's batsmen keep up the pressure, taking two runs apiece from Feiko Kloppenburg's over.

17th over: Hayden and Martyn remain steady as a faint drizzle comes down at Potchefstroom.

15th over: New batsman Damien Martyn, takes an easy single after turning de Leede to fine leg.

14th over: Spurred on by Holland's first wicket, Lefebvre completes his second maiden.

13th over: Dutch claim their first scalp as Dan van Bunge at slip easily catches Maher's outside edge off Tim de Leede. Australia: 52-1

12th over: Maher takes a quick single after pushing Lefebvre's ball to backward point region.

11th over: Runs are beginning to flow for the opening pair as Hayden grabs his fourth four.

10th over: Hayden drives through cover for four runs off Lefebvre.

9th over: Maher grabs his fourth boundary with an excellent shot pulled through mid-wicket

8th over: Lefebvre continues to contain Maher and Hayden, who take just three runs off the over.

7th over: Maher hits two fours off Schiferli.

6th over: Hayden play Lefebvre to mid-on for a single.

5th over: With the pitch still damp, the umpires signal to the groundsmen for some sawdust to be added.

4th over: Another good over by Lefebvre sees the Dutch captain grab a maiden.

3rd over: Hayden turns Schiferli's ball to fine leg for an easy single.

2nd over: Good first over from Holland captain Roland Lefebvre, conceding just one run and having a worthy lbw shout against Hayden turned down.

1st over: Jimmy Maher sets the scene for Australia, whacking Edgar Schiferli's first delivery past point for four.

0830 GMT: After a pitch inspection, umpires have decided the match will get under way at 0900 GMT. Holland have won the toss and decided to put Australia into bat first.

0730 GMT: Helicopters are flying close to the ground in an attempt to speed up the drying process

Australia: Jimmy Maher, Damien Martyn, Darren Lehmann, Michael Bevan, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Andrew Symonds, Ian Harvey, Andy Bichel, Jason Gillespie, Glenn McGrath. (12th man: Brad Hogg)

Netherlands: Roland Lefebvre (capt), Luuk van Troost, Daan van Bunge, Feiko Kloppenburg, Tim de Leede, Henk Mol, Klaus van Noortwijk, Edgar Schiferli, Reinhout Scholte, Jeroen Smits, Bas Zuiderent.

Umpires: David Orchard (Rsa) and Peter Willey (Eng)
TV umpire: Aleem Dar (Pak)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri)

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