Cell C Festival of Cricket, 2013/14 / Commentary

Cell C Festival of Cricket

North (South Africa) v South (South Africa)

North (South Africa) won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

0.1

Morkel to Amla, no run

0.2

Morkel to Amla, no run

0.3

Morkel to Amla, 1 run, tapped off his toes away to deep square leg

0.4

Morkel to Davids, no run

0.5

Morkel to Davids, no run

0.6

Morkel to Davids, 2 runs, worked off middle down to long leg

End of over 1 (3 runs) South (South Africa) 3/0
H Davids    2* (3b)      JA Morkel    1-0-3-0
HM Amla    1* (3b)     

1.1

McLaren to Amla, FOUR, stands tall and drives off the back foot past a diving bwd point, 3rd man too fine to cut that off

1.2

McLaren to Amla, no run

1.3

McLaren to Amla, 1 run, fullish and he works this thru mid wkt to Hendricks

1.4

McLaren to Davids, 1 leg bye, sliding down and finds pad as it trickles away to square leg

1.5

McLaren to Amla, 1 wide

1.5

McLaren to Amla, no run

1.6

McLaren to Amla, 1 wide

1.6

McLaren to Amla, no run

End of over 2 (8 runs) South (South Africa) 11/0
HM Amla    6* (8b 1x4)      R McLaren    1-0-7-0
H Davids    2* (4b)      JA Morkel    1-0-3-0

2.1

Morkel to Davids, 1 run, advances down the track and finds the inner half of the bat up just wide of mid on

2.2

Morkel to Amla, no run, bouncer and he ducks under it

2.3

Morkel to Amla, 1 run, uses those wrists and flicks it from outside off away to square leg

2.4

Morkel to Davids, 1 run, essentially a dead bat on middle and off dribbles up to mid on and they trott through

2.5

Morkel to Amla, 1 run, leans back and pulls on the bounce to deep square leg

2.6

Morkel to Davids, no run

End of over 3 (4 runs) South (South Africa) 15/0
H Davids    4* (7b)      JA Morkel    2-0-7-0
HM Amla    8* (11b 1x4)      R McLaren    1-0-7-0

3.1

Morris to Amla, 1 run, full and digs out a drive up to mid off

3.2

Morris to Davids, FOUR, down the track and making some room to a length ball, lofts it over extra cover and it goes away to the ropes

3.3

Morris to Davids, (no ball) 1 run, a big heave ho gets the outside edge and it goes high out to cover point who takes a doddle, no ball nullifies the lot

3.3

Morris to Amla, 2 runs, bouncer and he pulls it out to mid wkt

3.4

Morris to Amla, 1 run, pulling one more and mid wkt once again cleans up

3.5

Morris to Davids, 1 run, dabs towards short 3rd man and they scamper thru

3.6

Morris to Amla, no run

End of over 4 (11 runs) South (South Africa) 26/0
HM Amla    12* (15b 1x4)      CH Morris    1-0-11-0
H Davids    10* (10b 1x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-7-0

4.1

McLaren to Davids, no run

4.2

McLaren to Davids, SIX, picked up the full ball on his legs and lofts it well over the square leg fence

4.3

McLaren to Davids, FOUR, outside off and he flays at it slicing it a little away to the deepbwd point boundry

4.4

McLaren to Davids, no run

4.5

McLaren to Davids, no run

4.6

McLaren to Davids, no run

End of over 5 (10 runs) South (South Africa) 36/0
H Davids    20* (16b 2x4 1x6)      R McLaren    2-0-17-0
HM Amla    12* (15b 1x4)      CH Morris    1-0-11-0

5.1

Morris to Amla, no run

5.2

Morris to Amla, SIX, uses the pace as he made some room and helped it over a fine 3rd man fence

5.3

Morris to Amla, 1 run, across now and working it round to short fine leg

5.4

Morris to Davids, SIX, just overpitches a touch on off and he smashes this over cow corner and into the snake pit

5.5

Morris to Davids, no run

5.6

Morris to Davids, 1 run, slightly short plays it down to short fine leg and they steal one for teh 50 partnership off 39 balls

End of over 6 (14 runs) South (South Africa) 50/0
H Davids    27* (19b 2x4 2x6)      CH Morris    2-0-25-0
HM Amla    19* (18b 1x4 1x6)      R McLaren    2-0-17-0

6.1

Harmer to Davids, 1 run, scratched it and it hit the keepers legs allowing them to steal one

6.2

Harmer to Amla, 1 run, back and working to mid wkt

6.3

Harmer to Davids, 1 run, quicker ball and he reverse hits to short 3rd man without timing

6.4

Harmer to Amla, 1 run, stands up and drives up to long off

6.5

Harmer to Davids, 1 run, steps across and clips it down to deep bwd square

6.6

Harmer to Amla, 2 runs, steers it between short 3rd man and bwd point and they have time for another

End of over 7 (7 runs) South (South Africa) 57/0
HM Amla    23* (21b 1x4 1x6)      SR Harmer    1-0-7-0
H Davids    30* (22b 2x4 2x6)      CH Morris    2-0-25-0

7.1

Wiese to Davids, 2 runs, down on a knee and drags from outside off towards mid wkt

7.2

Wiese to Davids, no run

7.3

Wiese to Davids, no run

7.4

Wiese to Davids, FOUR, down the track and then disdainfully pulls it round to split the leg side boundry rides at deep bwd square and cow corner

7.5

Wiese to Davids, no run

7.6

Wiese to Davids, no run

End of over 8 (6 runs) South (South Africa) 63/0
H Davids    36* (28b 3x4 2x6)      D Wiese    1-0-6-0
HM Amla    23* (21b 1x4 1x6)      SR Harmer    1-0-7-0

8.1

Harmer to Amla, 1 run, dabs wide of short 3rd man

8.2

Harmer to Davids, 1 run, down the track and driving up to long on, extra cover dived but to no avail

8.3

Harmer to Amla, FOUR, goes aerial over extra cover as he overpitches

8.4

Harmer to Amla, FOUR, tracks down and presents the full face of the bat as he drove over extra cover no more than a yard from where it had just been

8.5

Harmer to Amla, FOUR, too full now and he back drives it past the short 3rd man, Amla on fire

8.6

Harmer to Amla, 1 run, taps away to mid wkt and walks thru

End of over 9 (15 runs) South (South Africa) 78/0
HM Amla    37* (26b 4x4 1x6)      SR Harmer    2-0-22-0
H Davids    37* (29b 3x4 2x6)      D Wiese    1-0-6-0

9.1

Wiese to Amla, 2 runs, worked off his pads past short fine leg for the deep bwd square behind him to clean up

9.2

Wiese to Amla, 1 run, across and dead bats to mid wkt setting off immediately to ensure an easy well judged single

9.3

Wiese to Davids, 2 runs, advances and pulls down into the ground and away to square leg

9.4

Wiese to Davids, no run

9.5

Wiese to Davids, OUT, looks to uppercut the bouncer but he's a little cramped and can only guide it into the gloves of the keeper

H Davids c †Mosehle b Wiese 39 (43m 32b 3x4 2x6) SR: 121.87

9.6

Wiese to Duminy, no run

End of over 10 (5 runs) South (South Africa) 83/1
JP Duminy    0* (1b)      D Wiese    2-0-11-1
HM Amla    40* (28b 4x4 1x6)      SR Harmer    2-0-22-0

10.1

Morris to Amla, no run

10.2

Morris to Amla, no run

10.3

Morris to Amla, 1 run, backs away and drags it round to square leg, bit if an ugly looking shot which is saying a lot when referring to the Mighty Hash

10.4

Morris to Duminy, 1 run, short and pulls round to square leg to get off the mark

10.5

Morris to Amla, 1 run, bouncers him and he is pulling, doesnt get much on it and it loops to and empty spot on its way to square leg

10.6

Morris to Duminy, 1 run, gets inside the line and works it to bwd square

End of over 11 (4 runs) South (South Africa) 87/1
JP Duminy    2* (3b)      CH Morris    3-0-29-0
HM Amla    42* (32b 4x4 1x6)      D Wiese    2-0-11-1

11.1

Wiese to Duminy, no run

11.2

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, fwd and driving up to long off

11.3

Wiese to Amla, 1 run, across and tapping to mid wkt, pitch not doing much out there for the bowlers

11.4

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, plays thru the line, driving up to long on as he half walked into the shot

11.5

Wiese to Amla, FOUR, all class and Amla whips this fullish ball off legstump and away to beat the mid wkt boundry rider

11.6

Wiese to Amla, 1 run, quick single into the covers as JP responds immediately to his partners call

End of over 12 (8 runs) South (South Africa) 95/1
HM Amla    48* (35b 5x4 1x6)      D Wiese    3-0-19-1
JP Duminy    4* (6b)      CH Morris    3-0-29-0

12.1

Harmer to Amla, FOUR, down the track and drives past his partner as HArmer comes round the wicket to Amla, takes him to his 50 off 36

12.2

Harmer to Amla, FOUR, down the track again but over the bowler this time so long on can trott around to gather and take them 100 off 77 balls

12.3

Harmer to Amla, no run

12.4

Harmer to Amla, 1 run, pulls to mid wkt, Mclaren takes a catch and isnt sure, they check and it was just short of him

12.5

Harmer to Duminy, 1 run, dabs to short 3rd man and they scamper one

12.6

Harmer to Amla, OUT, gone this time as he looked to clear cow corner but McLaren was diving forwrd to one this time but rather standing tall and taking it on the boundry rope with fingers pointing up

HM Amla c McLaren b Harmer 57 (57m 40b 7x4 1x6) SR: 142.50

End of over 13 (10 runs) South (South Africa) 105/2
     SR Harmer    3-0-32-1
JP Duminy    5* (7b)      D Wiese    3-0-19-1

13.1

du Plessis to Behardien, 1 run, cuts away to deep point to get off the mark

13.2

du Plessis to Duminy, OUT

F Behardien run out 1 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

13.3

du Plessis to Duminy, 1 run

13.4

du Plessis to Miller, no run

13.5

du Plessis to Miller, 1 run, back and is pulling to mid wkt where two men patrol the fence

13.6

du Plessis to Duminy, 1 run, back and taps it gently up to a wide long on

End of over 14 (4 runs) South (South Africa) 109/3
JP Duminy    7* (10b)      F du Plessis    1-0-4-0
DA Miller    1* (2b)      SR Harmer    3-0-32-1

14.1

Harmer to Duminy, 1 run, advances and goes aerial out to long off

14.2

Harmer to Miller, 1 run, leads with his hands and works it away to mid wkt

14.3

Harmer to Duminy, 1 leg bye

14.4

Harmer to Miller, no run

14.5

Harmer to Miller, 1 run, back and drives to deep mid wkt, cow corner in fact

14.6

Harmer to Duminy, 2 runs, lap sweep goes to a wide third man, Morris chases from square leg, dives and makes a great stop

End of over 15 (6 runs) South (South Africa) 115/3
JP Duminy    10* (13b)      SR Harmer    4-0-37-1
DA Miller    3* (5b)      F du Plessis    1-0-4-0

15.1

Morkel to Miller, no run

15.2

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, dead bat to mid wkt, bowler chases after it as everyone is on the ropes on the on side

15.3

Morkel to Duminy, 1 run, advances but Morkel stays true and he adjusts and runs it off the face to 3rd man

15.4

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, pulls a shortish one to square leg, played it down first and McLaren makes a great diving stop, shy at the non strikers end, a hit would have seen him going home

15.5

Morkel to Duminy, OUT, slower ball and he is thru the shot and looping it up to Faf at extra cover coming in a couple of yards

JP Duminy c du Plessis b Morkel 11 (27m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

15.6

Morkel to Peterson, 1 run, leading edge goes to deep cover after looking to play it thru mid wkt

End of over 16 (4 runs) South (South Africa) 119/4
RJ Peterson    1* (1b)      JA Morkel    3-0-11-1
DA Miller    5* (8b)      SR Harmer    4-0-37-1

16.1

McLaren to Peterson, 1 run, big hoik outside off clatters into the ground and dies there, Miller calls him thru

16.2

McLaren to Miller, no run

16.3

McLaren to Miller, 1 run, steps down, swivels on it but is cramped for room, smothers it to mid wkt wher ethe bowler is across to gather but not before they run thru

16.4

McLaren to Peterson, no run

16.5

McLaren to Peterson, 1 wide

16.5

McLaren to Peterson, 2 runs, top edge pull from one slanting across him goes on the bounce to fine leg

16.6

McLaren to Peterson, OUT, yorked him, middle stump is ripped out of hte ground, Peterson was really just looking to hit everything out the park

RJ Peterson b McLaren 4 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 17 (5 runs) South (South Africa) 124/5
     R McLaren    3-0-22-1
DA Miller    6* (10b)      JA Morkel    3-0-11-1

17.1

Morkel to Miller, FOUR, off his pads, short fine leg misfields and gives away 3 extra runs

17.2

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, keeping him cramped and he pulls it round to long leg

17.3

Morkel to Smit, no run

17.4

Morkel to Smit, 2 runs, advances and makes some room, cuts away to deep point, McLaren is on the cover boundary and makes a great sliding stop to save 2

17.5

Morkel to Smit, OUT, across and looking to loft it over deep mid wkt, Morris barely moves and takes a comfortable catch

D Smit c Morris b Morkel 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

17.6

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, off his hip to short fine leg, a fine over by Morkel

End of over 18 (8 runs) South (South Africa) 132/6
DA Miller    12* (13b 1x4)      JA Morkel    4-0-19-2
RK Kleinveldt    0* (0b)      R McLaren    3-0-22-1

18.1

McLaren to Miller, 1 run, yorker length outside off is dug out up to long off

18.2

McLaren to Kleinveldt, no run

18.3

McLaren to Kleinveldt, 1 run, angled into him and he moves away and pulls it round to deep mid wkt

18.4

McLaren to Miller, 1 leg bye

18.5

McLaren to Kleinveldt, 5 wides

18.5

McLaren to Kleinveldt, no run

18.6

McLaren to Kleinveldt, no run

End of over 19 (8 runs) South (South Africa) 140/6
RK Kleinveldt    1* (4b)      R McLaren    4-0-29-1
DA Miller    13* (15b 1x4)      JA Morkel    4-0-19-2

19.1

Morris to Miller, SIX, overpitched and he can get under it and lofted it over the cover boundry

19.2

Morris to Miller, OUT, slices the big drive to short 3rd man where Morkel makes no mistake

DA Miller c Morkel b Morris 19 (31m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.76

19.3

Morris to Kleinveldt, OUT, top edge hoik goes high and away to long on after aiming at mid wkt

RK Kleinveldt c van Jaarsveld b Morris 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

19.4

Morris to Parnell, 1 run, full outside off and he can only drive up to long off, Tsolekile was off like a rocket but no chance of a 2nd

19.5

Morris to Tsolekile, OUT, full and comes back a bit nearly knocking him off his feet, plumb in front

TL Tsolekile lbw b Morris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Morris to Subrayen, SIX, half volley on his pads and he can whip this almost square over the mid wkt fence to end in style

End of over 20 (13 runs) South (South Africa) 153/9
P Subrayen    6* (1b 1x6)      CH Morris    4-0-42-3
WD Parnell    1* (1b)      R McLaren    4-0-29-1
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