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Last Updated:  Monday, 3 March, 2003, 15:08 GMT
Holland v Namibia: Over by over
Holland 314-4 (50 overs) beat Namibia 250 all-out (47 overs) by 64 runs

Holland record their first-ever World Cup victory, dismissing Namibia for 250 after setting them a big target.

Feiko Kloppenburg took four wickets after playing a starring role with the bat.

Kloppenburg, and then Klaas van Noortwijk, made history by scoring Holland's first ever centuries and their partnership was the fourth biggest in World Cup history.

47th over: Namibia are on the verge of defeat as Raja takes his third wicket, Van Schoor hitting across the line.
Namibia 250-9
Raja strikes again to take the wicket that gives Holland their first-ever World Cup win.
Namibia 250 all-out

46th over: Ten runs from the over for Namibia but it is too little too late.

45th over: Raja collects his second wicket as Deon Kotze makes a poor attempt at a reverse sweep and is trapped lbw.
Namibia 237-8

44th over: Melt van Schoor sends a shorter delivery from Mol over the boundary for six, but Namibia still need 79 from 36 balls.

43rd over: Abdul Raja gets his reward for some tight bowling, tempting Sarel Burger down the track to hand Smits an easy stumping.
Namibia 224-7

41st over: Kloppenburg misses out on a hat-trick - but it is not without drama as Smits appeals loudly for a stumping. The Dutch all-rounder finishes with figures of four for 42.

41st over: Gerrie Snyman falls first ball as Kloppenburg celebrates his fourth wicket, De Leede pouching the catch.
Namibia 213-6

41st over: Kloppenburg advances his claims for man of the match by picking up his third wicket. Louis Burger lasts three balls before seeing his stumps uprooted.
Namibia 213-5

40th over: Mol takes a wicket in his fourth over. Murgatroyd, who has scored 52, goes for a huge hit but can only find Bas Zuiderent in the deep.
Namibia 209-4

39th over: Kloppenburg's ninth over goes for six.

38th over: Namibia collect 10 runs as they cling on to their hopes of victory.

36th over: With the clouds clearing over, Holland are on top of the game. Namibia skipper Deon Kotze is almost on his way but Mol cannot hold the return catch.

35th over: Kloppenburg grabs a second wicket, to go with his century earlier in the day. Keulder makes room for an expansive shot but is clean-bowled.
Namibia 177-3

34th over: Danie Keulder reaches a well-constructed half-century from 63 deliveries. But Namibia are falling behind the run rate now as Henke Mol bowls his first over of the day.

32nd over: Smart keeping from Smits as Murgatroyd elects to duck a harmless delivery from Kloppenburg.

31st over: Kloppenburg does well to stop a fiercely struck drive with his foot off his own bowling.

29th over: Six from the over as Namibia keep ahead in the run rate.

28th over: The players are left bemused as play is held up by the sprinklers in Goodyear Park. Ground staff rush on to turn them off just as water also begins to fall from the clouds over Bloemfontein.

27th over: Murgatroyd plays across the line from Kloppenburg but his leading edge lands safely. An excellent diving stop from Nijman prevents a certain boundary.

26th over: Keulder's heave over mid-wicket bounces once before clearing the rope.

25th over: Esmeijer returns to the attack but his over is ruined when an outside edge from Murgatroyd speeds away for four, and Namibia then collect four legbyes.

24th over: A delicate reverse sweep from Murgatroyd runs away for four runs off Adeel Raja.

23rd over: Nijman, filling in for the exhausted Van Noortwijk in the field, is having a fine game and his quick shy at the stumps is only just off target to remove Keulder.

21st over: Keulder does well to find a gap in the Holland field and score four. There is a threat of rain in Bloemfontein, which could bring the Duckworth-Lewis method into play.

20th over: Murgatroyd's single brings up the 100 for Namibia.

19th over: New batsman Gavin Murgatroyd is off the mark as Namibia look to recover from a double blow.

17th over: De Leede gets his reward for frustrating the Namibian batsmen as Karg's slogs high into the air for substitute Nijman to take another sharp catch in the deep.
Namibia 87-2

15th over: New batsman Danie Keulder has a tense wait after the closest of run-out attempts. Schiferli hits the stumps direct and the third umpire gives the batsman the benefit of the doubt.

14th over: One of Holland's batting heros, Feiko Kloppenburg works his magic on the bowling attack. Burger goes for a big hit once more and substitute Nijman collects the catch in front of the boundary.
Namibia 76-1

13th over: Dutch wicketkeeper Jeroen Smits is becoming more and more vocal as his side seek the breakthrough. De Leede concedes one run.

11th over: Tim de Leede replaces the wayward Schiferli. Karg lofts high in the air and there are desperate shouts for a catch, but it lands safely.

10th over: Burger lofts Esmeijer through the covers for four.

9th over: Schiferli undoes all of Esmeijer's good work with a loose first delivery which Karg pulls for four, brinning up the 50 partnership for the opening batsmen.

8th over: Esmeijer keeps it tight to restrict Namibia to one run.

7th over: Karg drives straight back past Schiferli for four - one of the best shots of the day. JB Burger replies with a fine shot of his own - smashing through the covers for another boundary.

5th over: Karg reaches 14 from 13 deliveries with a well-timed drive which bounces once before clearing the rope.

4th over: Morne Karg despatches JJ Esmeijer for a huge six.

3rd over: Burger races to 18 from 18 balls with his third boundary.

2nd over: Burger is setting about his task positively - and just misses out on a six when his drive bounces just short of the boundary.

1st over: Namibia are off to the perfect start as Schiferli opens the bowling for Holland. Jan-Berry Burger strokes through the covers for four.


50th over: Holland finish with 314-4, the second highest score of this World Cup. Van Noortwijk gains the highest ever score for his country as he finishes on 134 not out.

49th over: Centurion Van Noortwijk rises to his feet to hit a four and take Holland past 300.

48th over: Van Noortwijk collapses with cramp as he chases a quick single and his batting partner Luuk van Troost is almost run out as a result. 47th over: Van Noortwijk hits a huge six to move on to 122 not out.

46th over: Louis Burger, who has been the pick of Namibia's bowlers, takes the wickets of Bas Zuiderent (5) and Tim de Leede (0). But he bowls a wide on his hat-trick ball.
Holland 270-3 and 270-4

45th over: Bas Zuiderent quickly gets into his stride and hits 17 off just 12 balls in partnership with Van Noortwijk.

44th over: The in-form Van Noortwijk presses on to 109 not out.

43rd over: Klaas van Noortwijk scores his century by snatching a quick single. But Kloppenburg (121) is caught behind on 121 after taking a wild swipe at the ball.
Holland 253-2

42nd over: An excellent over from Van Vuuren who restricts Holland to two singles from the over.

41st over: Kloppenburg slices through the backward point region and Van Vuuren is fortunate to suffer an injury as his studs get caught saving a boundary. Two boundaries from the over see Holland surpass their highest ever total in one-day cricket.

40th over: Holland are enjoying themselves now as the boundaries come with ease. Kloppenburg pulls just over the deep mid-on fielder for six.

39th over: Jan-Berry Burger puts down a catch at extra cover as Van Noortwijk seeks to go on the attack. Kloppenburg dispatches his ninth boundary of the day.

38th over: Van Noortwijk is after his batting partner's record. The man who previously held Holland's highest ever score moves on to 74 with a well-struck boundary through the covers.

37th over: Huge celebrations for Holland as Kloppenburg records his country's first ever century. He nearly runs into disaster as he scrambles the vital single, but the Namibia fielder misses the stumps.

36th over: Van Noortwijk dispatches a four while Kloppenburg grabs a single to move one run away from his century.

35th over: Van Noortwijk executes a superb cut through the covers which a diving fielder cannot stop racing over the rope.

33rd over: Van Noortwijk punches the air and acknowledges the applause of a sparse crowd as he reaches his 50. Kloppenburg edges closer to Holland's first ever international century with a massive six over Kotze's head.

31st over: Excellent footwork from Kloppenburg as he dances down the wicket to hit Kotze out of the ground.

30th over: Van Noortwijk gives a poor Sarel Burger delivery the treatment it deserves - driving it effortlessly over the rope for six.

28th over: Another opportunity goes down for Namibia as Murgatroyd misses a sharp chance off Kloppenburg. The batsman now has the highest ever international score for Holland.

27th over: Skipper Deon Kotze joins the bowling attack as Namibia seek a breakthrough. They almost get it when Kloppenburg skies high into the air but the ball lands between two fielders. The single from it brings up the 100 partnership and means Kloppenburg is the highest scorer for his side at the World Cup with 63.

25th over: Kloppenburg's confidence is rising and he times a straight drive perfectly to see it drift over the boundary for six.

24th over: Louis Burger restricts Holland to singles.

23rd over: Kloppenburg shows his delight as he reaches his 50 from 83 balls.

22nd over: Kloppenburg edges closer to his half-century and takes his country to 100.

21st over: Namibia turn to the spin of Jan-Berry Burger. He gives his first delivery plenty of air and Van Noortwijk is so surprised he can only push it away. Kloppenburg almost falls off the last ball, skying into the deep, but Gavin Murgatroyd cannot hold the catch.

20th over: A rare maiden over for Namibia as Louis Burger keeps it tight.

19th over: Van Noortwijk breathes sigh of relief as his push does not quite carry to Jan-Berry Burger. The fielder makes a desperate dive - but is only rewarded by being hit on the face by the ball.

18th over: Louis Burger appeals for lbw against Van Noortwijk, but neither his wicketkeeper nor the umpire are convinced.

17th over: Louis Burger executes a wonderful piece of fielding to prevent a boundary, sprinting round to cut it off with his left foot.

16th over: Holland are finding singles easy to come by and Namibia's cause is hardly helped by conceding an overthrow.

15th over: Kloppenburg's shot-making is hardly textbook but it is proving highly effective as he slashes away for another boundary.

14th over: Namibia captain Deon Kotze turns to Louis Burger to stem the run rate but Kloppenburg pounces on a loose first ball and smashes it through the covers to the boundary.

13th over: Two more extras are added to the Holland total as Van Rooi delivers a wide and concedes a legbye.

12th over: Kloppenburg pulls over mid on for two runs.

11th over: Burton van Rooi replaces Snyman in the bowling attack. He keeps it relatively tight before Kloppenberg fires a four off the last ball.

10th over: The extras creep up to 13 as Van Vuuren chips in with a wide.

9th over: Snyman loses his rhythm again and delivers a wide and a no-ball.

8th over: Klaas van Noortwijk smashes a four over covers off the final ball of the over.

7th over: Snyman delivers his first six-ball over and is rewarded for bowling a better line and length by conceding one run.

6th over: Van Vuuren strikes to remove Schiferli. The Dutch batsman swipes and edges on to his leg stump.
Holland 25-1

5th over: Edgar Schiferli ups the run rate with two fours in another wayward over from Snyman. The Namibian bowler delivers successive wides and two tempting balls which Schiferli pounces on.

4th over: Kloppenberg is off the mark in convincing style with a well-timed drive to the boundary.

3rd over: It is a nervous opening by both sides. Holland are yet to score a run off the bat, but Namibia have given away six extras.

2nd over: Rudi van Vuuren beats Kloppenburg's outside edge with three successive deliveries and finishes with a maiden.

1st over: Gerrie Snyman opens the bowling for Holland and immediately finds three testing deliveries for Feiko Kloppenburg. The Dutch opener digs out the first from in front of the stumps and wafts at two others.

Holland: Edgar Schiferli, Feiko Kloppenburg, Bas Zuiderent, Daan van Bunge, Tim de Leede, Luuk van Troost (captain), Klaas Jan van Noortwijk, Henk Jan Mol, Jeroen Smits, Jacob Jan Esmeijer, Adeel Raja.

Namibia: Jan-Berry Burger, Morne Karg, Danie Keulder, Deon Kotze (captain), Louis Burger, Sarel Burger, Gavin Murgatroyd, Melt van Schoor, Burton van Rooi, Gerrie Snyman, Rudi van Vuuren.

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