ICC Cricket World Cup, 29th Match, Group B: India v South Africa at Nagpur, Mar 12, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 29th match, Group B
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
12 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag b du Plessis 73 87 66 12 0 110.60
17.4 51.9 mph, gone! Finally the partnership is broken. It was speared in fast and flat once again, Sehwag stepped away to make room for the cut but the ball didn't turn as much as he might have expected and he was cramped for room. Playing close to the body, he got a thin edge that smashed into the leg stump, flicking both bails into the air. Finally some relief for South Africa! 142/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Duminy b Morkel 111 184 101 8 3 109.90
39.4 86.6 mph, caught at point! Tendulkar tried to clear his front leg and smash the ball down the ground, but he didn't make proper contact, slicing it high in the air towards point, where Duminy took a few steps back and held the catch. 267/2
View dismissal G Gambhir c Kallis b Steyn 69 98 75 7 0 92.00
40.1 70.6 mph, caught at mid-off! Are India slipping again? Gambhir backs away to a slower ball, and is foxed by the change of pace. He ends up chipping it in the air towards Kallis, who takes a sharp catch diving forward 268/3
View dismissal YK Pathan c Smith b Steyn 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
40.3 81.4 mph, South Africa on fire as Yusuf is caught at cover. Yusuf stood in his crease and just threw his bat at a length delivery, he sliced it in the air towards cover, where Smith took the catch over his head on the edge of the circle 268/4
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Botha b Kallis 12 15 9 0 1 133.33
42.6 80.0 mph, Yuvraj holes out to long-on off a full toss, would you believe it. South Africa are thrilled. It was a friendly full toss and Yuvraj wanted to clear the boundary, he got plenty of height on it but no distance. It falls into Botha's hands on the boundary. Epic fightback by South Africa. 283/5
MS Dhoni*† not out 12 37 21 0 0 57.14
View dismissal V Kohli c & b Peterson 1 2 3 0 0 33.33
43.6 51.0 mph, bizarre batting, Virat pushes the ball gently back to Peterson, a easy caught and bowled. South Africa are right back in this. Peterson flings the ball in celebration and they are pumped. 286/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Steyn 3 8 9 0 0 33.33
46.5 88.9 mph, bowled him! India continue to crash and burn. Harbhajan backs away and swings aimlessly. Steyn had bowled a dead straight yorker. Middle stump takes a hit. 320 is par on this pitch, will India get that much? 293/7
View dismissal Z Khan c Morkel b Peterson 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
47.4 51.1 mph, the implosion continues! Morne Morkel you beauty. He runs across to his right, covering lots of ground, slides and takes a superbly-judged catch. Zaheer had come forward and tried to clear the wide long-on boundary 294/8
View dismissal A Nehra c Smith b Steyn 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
48.3 87.5 mph, another one falls! Nehra drives a full ball straight at Smith at cover. There is a sense of bewilderment in Nagpur. India were 267 for 1 ... they are 296 for 9 now. 296/9
View dismissal MM Patel b Steyn 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
48.4 93.0 mph, bowled him! Steyn takes five as India have imploded in the most spectacular fashion. A full and fast delivery does for Munaf. The stumps take another hit. 296/10
Extras (lb 2, w 12, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 48.4 overs; 229 mins) 296 (6.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 9.4 0 50 5 5.17 35 3 1 (2w)
40.1 to Gambhir, 70.6 mph, caught at mid-off! Are India slipping again? Gambhir backs away to a slower ball, and is foxed by the change of pace. He ends up chipping it in the air towards Kallis, who takes a sharp catch diving forward 268/3
40.3 to Pathan, 81.4 mph, South Africa on fire as Yusuf is caught at cover. Yusuf stood in his crease and just threw his bat at a length delivery, he sliced it in the air towards cover, where Smith took the catch over his head on the edge of the circle 268/4
46.5 to Harbhajan Singh, 88.9 mph, bowled him! India continue to crash and burn. Harbhajan backs away and swings aimlessly. Steyn had bowled a dead straight yorker. Middle stump takes a hit. 320 is par on this pitch, will India get that much? 293/7
48.3 to Nehra, 87.5 mph, another one falls! Nehra drives a full ball straight at Smith at cover. There is a sense of bewilderment in Nagpur. India were 267 for 1 ... they are 296 for 9 now. 296/9
48.4 to Patel, 93.0 mph, bowled him! Steyn takes five as India have imploded in the most spectacular fashion. A full and fast delivery does for Munaf. The stumps take another hit. 296/10
View wicket M Morkel 7 0 59 1 8.42 18 10 0 (1nb)
39.4 to Tendulkar, 86.6 mph, caught at point! Tendulkar tried to clear his front leg and smash the ball down the ground, but he didn't make proper contact, slicing it high in the air towards point, where Duminy took a few steps back and held the catch. 267/2
View wicket JH Kallis 8 0 43 1 5.37 22 4 0 (1w)
42.6 to Yuvraj Singh, 80.0 mph, Yuvraj holes out to long-on off a full toss, would you believe it. South Africa are thrilled. It was a friendly full toss and Yuvraj wanted to clear the boundary, he got plenty of height on it but no distance. It falls into Botha's hands on the boundary. Epic fightback by South Africa. 283/5
View wickets RJ Peterson 9 0 52 2 5.77 20 3 1 (2w)
43.6 to Kohli, 51.0 mph, bizarre batting, Virat pushes the ball gently back to Peterson, a easy caught and bowled. South Africa are right back in this. Peterson flings the ball in celebration and they are pumped. 286/6
47.4 to Khan, 51.1 mph, the implosion continues! Morne Morkel you beauty. He runs across to his right, covering lots of ground, slides and takes a superbly-judged catch. Zaheer had come forward and tried to clear the wide long-on boundary 294/8
  JP Duminy 3 0 29 0 9.66 4 3 1
  J Botha 9 0 39 0 4.33 30 2 1 (2w)
View wicket F du Plessis 3 0 22 1 7.33 4 2 0 (1w)
17.4 to Sehwag, 51.9 mph, gone! Finally the partnership is broken. It was speared in fast and flat once again, Sehwag stepped away to make room for the cut but the ball didn't turn as much as he might have expected and he was cramped for room. Playing close to the body, he got a thin edge that smashed into the leg stump, flicking both bails into the air. Finally some relief for South Africa! 142/1
  South Africa innings (target: 297 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HM Amla c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 61 114 72 5 0 84.72
27.2 47.9 mph, caught behind! There was some extra bounce on that and a bit of turn into Amla, who shaped to cut and was cramped for room. The ball got big on him and the edge was taken sharply. Dhoni flings the ball high in the air in celebration 127/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c Tendulkar b Khan 16 39 29 2 0 55.17
8.3 74.8 mph, gone! Pitched up, Smith's eyes light up and he launches into a drive but hits it straight to Tendulkar at mid-off. Khan gets Smith once again, he's well and truly won this battle. An early breakthrough - just what India wanted! 41/1
View dismissal JH Kallis run out (†Dhoni/Harbhajan Singh) 69 120 88 4 0 78.40
35.4 from Khan, a great bouncer from Khan, Kallis whips it away from in front of his nose and out into the deep ... they come back for the second but the throw is good and the bails are whipped off in a flash ... he's gone! What terrific work from Dhoni, he took the ball in front of the stumps from Harbhajan's throw and swivelled round in mid-air to catch Kallis short. Pressure on South Africa's middle order! 173/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Kohli b Harbhajan Singh 52 67 39 6 1 133.33
40.3 53.8 mph, but he's gone now! It was the orthodox slog sweep this time, he cracked it right out of the middle but didn't get much height in the shot. Kohli dived forward at square to hold the catch above the turf, and Harbhajan waves AB back to the pavilion. India back in the game 223/4
View dismissal JP Duminy st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 23 40 20 2 1 115.00
42.4 58.4 mph, Duminy falls ... eventually! He charged out again, was beaten as the ball was speared down the leg side. Dhoni fumbled the take, and Duminy, who was several metres down, started back for the crease. Dhoni quickly recovered, picking the ball up and whipping the bails off with the batsman short 238/5
F du Plessis not out 25 52 23 0 1 108.69
View dismissal MN van Wyk lbw b Patel 5 7 5 1 0 100.00
43.6 83.8 mph, There's a review, but van Wyk looked stone dead here. He tried to reverse sweep a very full delivery, and was hit on the front pad ... the finger goes up for the second time, he's gone! Replays suggest it would've clipped leg - it was left to the on-field call. If he'd been given not out that decision would have stood too, but that wasn't the case so he's got to go 247/6
View dismissal J Botha c sub (SK Raina) b Patel 23 15 15 2 1 153.33
47.5 and then a wicket! Botha had just hit two boundaries and he wanted a third, swinging really hard but the ball swirled up off the top edge over the covers ... Suresh Raina, the substitute fielder, runs across and holds a great catch, the ball coming from behind him. Another one goes, and the match continues to hang in the balance! 279/7
RJ Peterson not out 18 15 7 2 1 257.14
Extras (lb 7, w 1) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 49.4 overs; 236 mins) 300 (6.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 10 0 43 1 4.30 35 4 1
8.3 to Smith, 74.8 mph, gone! Pitched up, Smith's eyes light up and he launches into a drive but hits it straight to Tendulkar at mid-off. Khan gets Smith once again, he's well and truly won this battle. An early breakthrough - just what India wanted! 41/1
  A Nehra 8.4 0 65 0 7.50 24 9 1
View wickets MM Patel 10 0 65 2 6.50 21 6 1
43.6 to van Wyk, 83.8 mph, There's a review, but van Wyk looked stone dead here. He tried to reverse sweep a very full delivery, and was hit on the front pad ... the finger goes up for the second time, he's gone! Replays suggest it would've clipped leg - it was left to the on-field call. If he'd been given not out that decision would have stood too, but that wasn't the case so he's got to go 247/6
47.5 to Botha, and then a wicket! Botha had just hit two boundaries and he wanted a third, swinging really hard but the ball swirled up off the top edge over the covers ... Suresh Raina, the substitute fielder, runs across and holds a great catch, the ball coming from behind him. Another one goes, and the match continues to hang in the balance! 279/7
  YK Pathan 4 0 20 0 5.00 6 0 0
  Yuvraj Singh 8 0 47 0 5.87 18 2 1
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 9 0 53 3 5.88 19 3 1 (1w)
27.2 to Amla, 47.9 mph, caught behind! There was some extra bounce on that and a bit of turn into Amla, who shaped to cut and was cramped for room. The ball got big on him and the edge was taken sharply. Dhoni flings the ball high in the air in celebration 127/2
40.3 to de Villiers, 53.8 mph, but he's gone now! It was the orthodox slog sweep this time, he cracked it right out of the middle but didn't get much height in the shot. Kohli dived forward at square to hold the catch above the turf, and Harbhajan waves AB back to the pavilion. India back in the game 223/4
42.4 to Duminy, 58.4 mph, Duminy falls ... eventually! He charged out again, was beaten as the ball was speared down the leg side. Dhoni fumbled the take, and Duminy, who was several metres down, started back for the crease. Dhoni quickly recovered, picking the ball up and whipping the bails off with the batsman short 238/5

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Points - South Africa 2, India 0
Player of the match - DW Steyn (South Africa)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 87 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (41 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (V Sehwag 36, SR Tendulkar 10, Ex 6)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 41 runs, 0 wicket)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 44 balls (10 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 11.4 overs (71 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 71 balls (V Sehwag 51, SR Tendulkar 41, Ex 8)
    • Over 13.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SR Tendulkar (Struck down)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 33 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: India - 119/0 in 14.0 overs (V Sehwag 60, SR Tendulkar 50)
    • India: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (SR Tendulkar 22, G Gambhir 25, Ex 3)
    • India: 200 runs in 30.2 overs (183 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: India - 215/1 in 32.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 93, G Gambhir 35)
    • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 92 balls (7 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 59 balls (4 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 115 balls (SR Tendulkar 40, G Gambhir 55, Ex 5)
    • India: 250 runs in 37.4 overs (227 balls), Extras 14
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 38.1 - 43.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 4 wickets)
    • Over 41.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Yuvraj Singh (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: India - 296/10 in 48.4 overs (MS Dhoni 12)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 23 runs, 0 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 66/1 in 15.0 overs (HM Amla 35, JH Kallis 14)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (HM Amla 23, JH Kallis 27, Ex 0)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 1
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 66 balls (2 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 162/2 in 34.0 overs (JH Kallis 66, AB de Villiers 17)
    • Over 35.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 36.1 - 41.0 (Batting side - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 38.5 overs (233 balls), Extras 5
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 38 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (AB de Villiers 27, JP Duminy 20, Ex 3)
    • Over 43.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - MN van Wyk (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 44.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 7
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 49.4 overs (298 balls), Extras 8
    • Attendance - 46,500
 
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