Cell C Festival of Cricket, 2013/14 / Commentary

0.1

van der Merwe to Kallis, 1 run, tapped to short fine leg and they trot thru

0.2

van der Merwe to de Kock, no run, round the wicket to the left hander and is tapped into the covers off a length ball

0.3

van der Merwe to de Kock, no run, back and prods up to mid on

0.4

van der Merwe to de Kock, 1 run, drags is down a little and de Kock swivels on it but weights it short of hte man on the mid wkt fence

0.5

van der Merwe to Kallis, no run, over the wicket to Kallie, good swing has him following it out to point

0.6

van der Merwe to Kallis, 1 run, full and he goes back and taps to wide mid on

Juries to take the new ball from the Wynberg end

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0
JH Kallis    2* (3b)      F van der Merwe    1-0-3-0
Q de Kock    1* (3b)     

1.1

Juries to Kallis, no run, wide of off but stays a little low and thru to the keeper

1.2

Juries to Kallis, FOUR, full and wide and he steers it over bwd point in the air and away to the fence

1.3

Juries to Kallis, no run, Craig Joubert very lenient on the wide call, would have hit a 3rd set of stumps

1.4

Juries to Kallis, no run, fuller and outside off, digs it out to cover

1.5

Juries to Kallis, 1 run, full and he leans on it taking it from off stump and walking it out to mid wkt

1.6

Juries to de Kock, no run, on his hips and angles it to short fine leg

End of over 2 (5 runs) South Africa 8/0
Q de Kock    1* (4b)      FM Juries    1-0-5-0
JH Kallis    7* (8b 1x4)      F van der Merwe    1-0-3-0

2.1

van der Merwe to Kallis, no run, Umpire Jele's turn to be lenient on a ball that almsot didnt make the pitch

2.2

van der Merwe to Kallis, no run, advances but sees him coming and fires it in at his toes, defends to mid on

2.3

van der Merwe to Kallis, no run, slides down leg side and Umpire Jele lets this one go as well

2.4

van der Merwe to Kallis, no run, advances and drives to a wide mis off where Skinstad makes a good stop

2.5

van der Merwe to Kallis, 1 wide, down leg side now, James does well to move and dive and save a sure 4

2.5

van der Merwe to Kallis, 1 wide, finally a wide called, missed the pitch entirely

2.5

van der Merwe to Kallis, FOUR, whipped away straight to Juries at deep mid wkt as it was a touch short, goes straight thru him

2.6

van der Merwe to Kallis, 2 runs, advances and taps it up to mid on who fumbles, support fielder does the same and they walk 2

End of over 3 (8 runs) South Africa 16/0
JH Kallis    13* (14b 2x4)      F van der Merwe    2-0-11-0
Q de Kock    1* (4b)      FM Juries    1-0-5-0

3.1

Juries to de Kock, no run, hammers this full toss back at Juries who cant hold on and is lucky to still have his fingers, saved 4 as Umpire Joubert was ducking to save his life

3.2

Juries to de Kock, 1 run, back and punches out to mid wkt, Liebenberg makes a great diving stop

3.3

Juries to Kallis, FOUR, straight drive playing thru the line, refers to the 3rd and gets the call it is four

3.4

Juries to Kallis, SIX, wide of off and this time Kallis doesnt miss out lofting it over long off and well into the crowd

3.5

Juries to Kallis, 1 run, dead bat out to point to one just back of a length who dives and tosses it over the head of the keeper who'd come up

3.6

Juries to de Kock, no run, drives hard all along the ground to the skipper Matfield at mid off

End of over 4 (12 runs) South Africa 28/0
Q de Kock    2* (7b)      FM Juries    2-0-17-0
JH Kallis    24* (17b 3x4 1x6)      F van der Merwe    2-0-11-0

4.1

Alberts to Kallis, 1 run, Alberts start with one a little short and is pulled on the bounce out to cow corner where Franco is patroling

4.2

Alberts to de Kock, 2 runs, top edge pull goes wide of short 3rd man and was always going away from him

4.3

Alberts to de Kock, FOUR, slower ball but wide of off and he adjusts and angles it past bwd point and away to the empty deep bwd point

4.4

Alberts to de Kock, OUT, short and he pulls savagely but the boundries are out and its a long hit which doesnt clear le Roux who's got good hands and the celebrations start as they get their first wicket

Q de Kock c †WJ le Roux b Alberts 8 (19m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

4.5

Alberts to Davids, OUT, golden duck puts Alberts on a hat-trick, pulled but doesnt connect perfectly as it comes off the top half of the bat and loops straight to Steyn at square leg

H Davids c Steyn b Alberts 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Slip brought in for the hat trick

4.6

Alberts to du Plessis, no run, length ball on off and he defends back up the wicket

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 35/2
F du Plessis    0* (1b)      WA Alberts    1-0-7-2
JH Kallis    25* (18b 3x4 1x6)      FM Juries    2-0-17-0

5.1

WJ le Roux to Kallis, no run, slower ball is patted back towards mid off, le roux across to make a diving stop

5.2

WJ le Roux to Kallis, FOUR, taps this at extra cover ever so getntly who fumbles and it goes away for 4

5.3

WJ le Roux to Kallis, no run, defends into the covers

5.4

WJ le Roux to Kallis, FOUR, tickles it thru between extra cover and mid off, absolute elegance

5.5

WJ le Roux to Kallis, no run, back and prods away to point

5.6

WJ le Roux to Kallis, 1 run, leans into it and weights it into the covers for a casual single

strategic timeout 2 and a half mins

End of over 6 (9 runs) South Africa 44/2
JH Kallis    34* (24b 5x4 1x6)      WJ le Roux    1-0-9-0
F du Plessis    0* (1b)      WA Alberts    1-0-7-2

6.1

Alberts to Kallis, no run, yorker angled in at his toes, dug out back to the bowler

6.2

Alberts to Kallis, 1 run, strokes it up to the right of a diving extra cover who gathers but not before they have takend one

6.3

Alberts to du Plessis, 1 run, back and dead bats it towards square leg

6.4

Alberts to Kallis, 1 run, touch short and he leans back and steers it to short 3rd man who fumbles and allows a single - the skipper Matfiled the guilrty party

6.5

Alberts to du Plessis, no run, defends back up the wicket

6.6

Alberts to du Plessis, FOUR, short and jabs it round to cow corner for a one bounce four

End of over 7 (7 runs) South Africa 51/2
F du Plessis    5* (4b 1x4)      WA Alberts    2-0-14-2
JH Kallis    36* (27b 5x4 1x6)      WJ le Roux    1-0-9-0

7.1

du Plessis to Kallis, 1 run, back and whips it out to mid wkt

7.2

du Plessis to du Plessis, no run, down leg, James has the bails off but batsmen never moved, in fact never played a shot

7.3

du Plessis to du Plessis, 2 runs, back and drives up wide of long off and they get back for a second on the fumble

7.4

du Plessis to du Plessis, 1 run, taps out to long on and Kallis walks this one

7.5

du Plessis to Kallis, 1 run, wide of off and chinese cuts this to short fine leg

7.6

du Plessis to du Plessis, FOUR, back and whips this out to cow corner for the second over in a row, one bounce four to finish

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 60/2
F du Plessis    12* (8b 2x4)      BW du Plessis    1-0-9-0
JH Kallis    38* (29b 5x4 1x6)      WA Alberts    2-0-14-2

8.1

Vermeulen to Kallis, 1 run, full toss outside off driven up to long off

8.2

Vermeulen to du Plessis, 1 run, legnth ball, perhaps a little on the full side, driven up to long off

8.3

Vermeulen to Kallis, no run, back and makes some room to tap this one back to the bowler

8.4

Vermeulen to Kallis, OUT, full toss is clouted down the ground where Skinstad holds on above his head as the force took his feet from under him

JH Kallis c Skinstad b Vermeulen 39 (35m 32b 5x4 1x6) SR: 121.87

8.5

Vermeulen to Duminy, no run, legside gets away with the wide

8.6

Vermeulen to Duminy, 1 run, full toss is tapped up to long off

End of over 9 (3 runs) South Africa 63/3
JP Duminy    1* (2b)      DJ Vermeulen    1-0-3-1
F du Plessis    13* (9b 2x4)      BW du Plessis    1-0-9-0

9.1

Liebenberg to Duminy, 1 run, full and driven up to long off, a loosener

9.2

Liebenberg to du Plessis, 1 run, drives up to long on now for the right hander, accurate so far from Liebenberg if not quite there

9.3

Liebenberg to Duminy, 1 run, down teh track and opens the face to run it up to wide long off

9.4

Liebenberg to du Plessis, 2 runs, back and clips it up to long on then they head back for a second

9.5

Liebenberg to du Plessis, SIX, lofted out to long on who holds on but does over the ropes and into the advertising borads, Steyn looks a little aggrieved that he isnt awarded the catch

9.6

Liebenberg to du Plessis, 1 run, back and works it to square leg for a quick single

End of over 10 (12 runs) South Africa 75/3
F du Plessis    23* (13b 2x4 1x6)      CR Liebenberg    1-0-12-0
JP Duminy    3* (4b)      DJ Vermeulen    1-0-3-1

10.1

Vermeulen to du Plessis, 2 runs, outside off and is driven straight up the ground, Skinstad makes good ground to cut it off

10.2

Vermeulen to du Plessis, 1 run, full toss is helped up to long on on the bounce

10.3

Vermeulen to Duminy, 1 run, uses his feet then takes it at the bottom on his bat up toward mid off

10.4

Vermeulen to du Plessis, 1 run, ever the showman Skinstand makes a rolling stop at long off as this was hammered up to him off a length ball

10.5

Vermeulen to Duminy, no run, taps back to the bowler

10.6

Vermeulen to Duminy, no run, down legside and they umpire feels thats within the boundries of error margin for the Boks

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 80/3
JP Duminy    4* (7b)      DJ Vermeulen    2-0-8-1
F du Plessis    27* (16b 2x4 1x6)      CR Liebenberg    1-0-12-0

11.1

Liebenberg to du Plessis, 1 run, driven up to long off and they trott thru

11.2

Liebenberg to Duminy, SIX, full toss and JP doesnt miss out hammering it over teh long on fence

11.3

Liebenberg to Duminy, FOUR, makes room and goes airborne out to wide mid off, le roux misjudges and they get a boundry

11.4

Liebenberg to Duminy, no run, finds pad and he appeals, decent call baring it pitched outside leg and would have missed the stumps but half a foot

11.5

Liebenberg to Duminy, SIX, drives with a straight bat up and over the long off fence

11.6

Liebenberg to Duminy, no run, switche hit but failes to make contact and we'll have a time out

End of over 12 (17 runs) South Africa 97/3
JP Duminy    20* (12b 1x4 2x6)      CR Liebenberg    2-0-29-0
F du Plessis    28* (17b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Vermeulen    2-0-8-1

12.1

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 run, clipped out to mid wkt for a single

12.2

Steyn to Duminy, 1 wide, down leg side

12.2

Steyn to Duminy, OUT, round the wicket and the full toss is pulled straight to Juries who takes a neat catch

JP Duminy c Juries b Steyn 20 (16m 13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 153.84

12.3

Steyn to Miller, no run, misses one outside off, keeper half way between a spinner and a medium pacer

12.4

Steyn to Miller, 1 run, off his toes away to square leg

12.5

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, off the pad to square leg, 100 coming up off 80 balls the previous ball

12.6

Steyn to Miller, 1 run, drives all along the ground up to long off

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 102/4
DA Miller    2* (3b)      FPL Steyn    1-0-4-1
F du Plessis    29* (19b 2x4 1x6)      CR Liebenberg    2-0-29-0

13.1

Matfield to Miller, FOUR, rocks back and pulls it thru mid wkt splitting the boundry riders

13.2

Matfield to Miller, no run, taps into the covers and they stay put

13.3

Matfield to Miller, 1 run, bottom hand punches up to long on

13.4

Matfield to du Plessis, 1 run, this one hung in the air and he dragged it from outside off away to long on

13.5

Matfield to Miller, 2 runs, makes some room and cracks a low full toss to deep bwd point where James is across patrolling and making a sliding stop

13.6

Matfield to Miller, 1 run, stands and pulls it round to mid wkt

End of over 14 (9 runs) South Africa 111/4
DA Miller    10* (8b 1x4)      V Matfield    1-0-9-0
F du Plessis    30* (20b 2x4 1x6)      FPL Steyn    1-0-4-1

14.1

James to Miller, 2 runs, waits for it and then taps it out to deep bwd square as it arrived slowly

14.2

James to Miller, FOUR, advances and lofts it without any real timing over extra cover

14.3

James to Miller, 1 run, drives a fullish one up to deep extra cover

14.4

James to du Plessis, 2 runs, full and drives past the bowler but Skinstad is the man at long off and makes a diving stop to save 2

14.5

James to du Plessis, FOUR, rocks back to a short one and pulls it over mid wkt fence

14.6

James to du Plessis, no run, legside and he lets it go, no call

End of over 15 (13 runs) South Africa 124/4
F du Plessis    36* (23b 3x4 1x6)      AD James    1-0-13-0
DA Miller    17* (11b 2x4)      V Matfield    1-0-9-0

15.1

Kleinveldt to Miller, 1 run, inside edge, Rory off 4 paces, immediate change of intensity

15.2

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, FOUR, no respect, lofted over cover, Bizmark tries to parry it back over the fence before it lands but doesnt quite get it right on the cover boundry

15.3

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, no run, all defence back up teh wicket

15.4

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, FOUR, thick edge goes fine thru the vacant slip area as he drove at a full one

15.5

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, 2 runs, off his toes half stop from short fine leg parries toward square leg where the man patrolling the fence gets round but not before they've taken two

15.6

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, no run, defends to cover

End of over 16 (11 runs) South Africa 135/4
F du Plessis    46* (28b 5x4 1x6)      RK Kleinveldt    1-0-11-0
DA Miller    18* (12b 2x4)      AD James    1-0-13-0

16.1

van der Merwe to Miller, 1 run, back and pulling without conviction up to long on

16.2

van der Merwe to du Plessis, FOUR, full toss off his pads past square leg to bring up his 50 off 29 balls

16.3

van der Merwe to du Plessis, 1 run, over teh square leg now on the bounce to teh man patrolling the mid wkt fence

16.4

van der Merwe to Miller, FOUR, half volley is picked up over his partners head for a one bounce four

16.5

van der Merwe to Miller, 1 run, slices a full toss to bwd point where Alberts makes a diving one handed stop but had he held one would have raised the roof here, both Proteas batsmen take time to go shake his hand on a fine effort

16.6

van der Merwe to du Plessis, 1 run, driven up all along teh ground to long off

End of over 17 (12 runs) South Africa 147/4
F du Plessis    52* (31b 6x4 1x6)      F van der Merwe    3-0-23-0
DA Miller    24* (15b 3x4)      RK Kleinveldt    1-0-11-0

17.1

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, 1 run, dragged from outside off up to long on

17.2

Kleinveldt to Miller, FOUR, thick outside edge to the cut goes past short 3rd man to bring up the 50 partnership off 30 balls

17.3

Kleinveldt to Miller, 1 run, worked away to mid wkt

17.4

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, 2 runs, off his toes to fine leg, Skinstad againg doing good work chasing it down from short fine leg

17.5

Kleinveldt to du Plessis, 1 run, full toss guided up to long off

17.6

Kleinveldt to Miller, 1 run, off his heel to short fine leg and they canter one

End of over 18 (10 runs) South Africa 157/4
DA Miller    30* (18b 4x4)      RK Kleinveldt    2-0-21-0
F du Plessis    56* (34b 6x4 1x6)      F van der Merwe    3-0-23-0

18.1

Vermeulen to Miller, 1 run, full toss is hammered up to long off who gathers on the bounce

18.2

Vermeulen to du Plessis, no run, wide of off but Umpire is happy

18.3

Vermeulen to du Plessis, FOUR, chipped up to long off who comes in and attempts a sliding catch but he misjedges and it lands in front of him and bounces over his body and away to the fence

18.4

Vermeulen to du Plessis, SIX, full toss and he hits this way back into the crowd at cow corner

18.5

Vermeulen to du Plessis, 2 runs, chips over the infield and they jog two as the men in the mid wkt outfield converge on it

18.6

Vermeulen to du Plessis, SIX, whipped off his hip over deep bwd square as he again fails to land it on the square

End of over 19 (19 runs) South Africa 176/4
F du Plessis    74* (39b 7x4 3x6)      DJ Vermeulen    3-0-27-1
DA Miller    31* (19b 4x4)      RK Kleinveldt    2-0-21-0

19.1

du Plessis to Miller, 2 runs, very wide, flays at it and gets the bottom of the bat out to deep extra cover

19.2

du Plessis to Miller, 1 run, pulling without timing and it goes to the mid wkt sweeper

19.3

du Plessis to du Plessis, no run, swqing and a miss goes over off stump

19.4

du Plessis to du Plessis, 2 runs, laps it over his head and the keeper and tehy get back for a second, 3 was probably what they shoud have got

19.5

du Plessis to du Plessis, 1 run, pulled round to deep bwd square but that man Skinstad is there and they only get one

19.6

du Plessis to Miller, SIX, Miller finishes in style planting the full toss out of the park over mid wkt

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (12 runs) South Africa 188/4
DA Miller    40* (22b 4x4 1x6)      BW du Plessis    2-0-21-0
F du Plessis    77* (42b 7x4 3x6)      DJ Vermeulen    3-0-27-1
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