ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Group B

India v South Africa

India won by 26 runs

0.1

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, widish and short to start off, moving away and left alone

0.2

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, phew, that came in a long way, and bounced sharply too, Rohit did well to avoid it, dropping wrists

0.3

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, quick, sharp and back of a length outside off, Rohit pulls bat out of the way

0.4

Morkel to RG Sharma, 1 run, direct hit at the striker's but Dhawan has made it after Rohit nudged a shortish one angled in, to square leg

India 1/0   RG Sharma 1* (4b)

1.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, starts with a wide angle across the right-hander, left alone

1.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, takes a big step out and lets it go on the angle once more

1.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 run, an edge, but Rohit has played this very softly, holding bat close to the body, that is why it falls far short of the cordon, they run for the single, and a direct hit would have had Dhawan out by at least a couple of feet

1.6

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit comes forward in that, lazy, languid, elegant, call it what you want, fashion, and is hit on the pad, but there seemed to be an inside edge as well

India 5/0   RG Sharma 2* (8b)

3.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 wide, length ball sent down the leg side, a question more than an appeal for caught behind turned down

3.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, neat, comes forward and across to push this good length ball solidly to cover

3.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, just back of a length, Rohit drops it onto the pitch and trots out, but there is no run there, bowler is around to send him back

3.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, wanted to punch through covers but the line was too close for him to get any timing on it

3.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 wide, sprays it way down the leg side now, some inward movement too, not of any help

3.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, another shout for leg before from Tsotsobe, that looked close, seemed to pitch in line, could have been the height, well, well, what do i know, replays show that pitching clearly outside leg

3.5

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, FOUR, and then he spots the line very early, it is just outside off, the front foot comes out confidently, and the connection, even if just a push, is too much for mid off, who chases it

3.6

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, tries to drive now, front foot coming out neatly again, but cannot time it, cover fields

India 13/0   RG Sharma 6* (14b 1x4)

4.3

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, accurate bouncer, Rohit ducks early

4.4

Morkel to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, shortish, and angled into the pad now, rolls away to fine leg

India 15/0   RG Sharma 6* (16b 1x4)

5.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, SIX, hello, Rohit's decided to have a go, this is quite wide and he's smashed it over the infield, and it's carried all the way over the deep cover rope

5.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, shortens the length, tightens the line, Rohit tries to turn it to third man, can't time it, and slip cuts it off

5.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, lunges forward outside off to defend, it pops up low in the air for a short while

5.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 run, makes room now, and gets the single to third man from middle and leg

India 22/0   RG Sharma 13* (20b 1x4 1x6)

6.1

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, he's missed this one angled in, and is struck on the box, he's in some pain briefly

6.2

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, left alone outside off

6.3

Morkel to RG Sharma, FOUR, nice, this shortish ball got big on Rohit, around chest height, coming in with the angle, he had time to move across, swivel and pull it into the ground, to the deep square leg rope

6.4

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, a lot more effort on this bouncer, and Rohit avoids it, just about

6.5

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, good length, he comes forward flowingly and pushes to cover

6.6

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, this is a good examination, and Rohit is doing alright so far, short of a length ball bounces and straightens, he half fends half defends with soft hands to gully

India 30/0   RG Sharma 17* (26b 2x4 1x6)

7.2

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit is not doing badly at all, another short one, not much bite, and he pulls it high over square leg off the front foot

7.3

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, plays out a short of a length ball to point

7.4

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, that teases McLaren all the way to the deep extra cover rope, overpitched this time and he eases it into the gap, all that elegance producing some runs for a change

7.5

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, pitched up, Rohit has bat in front of pad on the forward push to send it to mid off

7.6

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, beaten now, short, wide, and moving away, Rohit tries the cut

India 39/0   RG Sharma 25* (31b 4x4 1x6)

8.3

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, widish, and he's sliced it in the air down to third man

8.6

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, he was looking for a big shot, shuffled across, but saw the length ball angled in to off, and blocked it

India 47/0   RG Sharma 26* (33b 4x4 1x6)

9.3

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run

9.4

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit comes the track and has a heave, misses

9.5

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, (no ball) 1 run, moves across and tucks a length ball off middle to square leg, bowler's overstepped, says umpire, that was no small no-ball

9.6

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, punched off the back foot to extra cover

India 53/0   RG Sharma 27* (37b 4x4 1x6)

10.2

McLaren to RG Sharma, FOUR, another short ball and another pull, Rohit finding the deep backward square boundary this time

10.3

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, tries to run it to third man, cannot time it wide of slip

10.4

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, pushes a pitched up delivery to extra cover

10.5

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, pitched up, left alone outside off stump

10.6

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, punched away to sweeper cover

India 59/0   RG Sharma 32* (42b 5x4 1x6)

11.1

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, back of a length, pushed down the track

11.2

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, 1 run, width on the length ball and he reaches out to drive to sweeper cover

11.6

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, 1 run, runs it to third man for a single

India 67/0   RG Sharma 34* (45b 5x4 1x6)

12.1

Peterson to RG Sharma, 1 run, eases a tossed up full ball to long off

12.3

Peterson to RG Sharma, 2 runs, flighted slower, he comes out and whips it square, they push for the second and get it

12.4

Peterson to RG Sharma, no run, defended off the front foot

12.5

Peterson to RG Sharma, no run, straightens on off stump, bat far in front of pad to block

12.6

Peterson to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted, he reaches out and pushes, an inside edge runs to square leg

India 72/0   RG Sharma 38* (50b 5x4 1x6)

13.1

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, he pushes, a thick inside edge into pad and rolls onto the leg side

13.5

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, no run, length ball punched from the crease to a diving cover

13.6

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, almost as if he waiting for this rather lifeless short ball, Rohit cranks up and bursts into a powerful pull that races to the deep midwicket rope

India 82/0   RG Sharma 43* (53b 6x4 1x6)

14.4

Peterson to RG Sharma, 1 run, a soft push off the front foot with an open face behind point

14.6

Peterson to RG Sharma, 1 run, knocked down to long on

India 96/0   RG Sharma 45* (55b 6x4 1x6)

15.1

McLaren to RG Sharma, 2 runs, too much width, and Rohit cuts, with elegance, of course, third man gets around

15.2

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, closer to the body from just short of a length, steered to third man

15.4

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, good length, runs it straight to backward point now

15.5

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, big forward stride and a push, but point's dive prevents any run

15.6

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, manages to beat point's dive this time and takes the single to third man, India go to drinks, their makeshift opening combination working wonders

India 101/0   RG Sharma 49* (60b 6x4 1x6)

16.1

Duminy to RG Sharma, no run, full, knocked back to the bowler

16.2

Duminy to RG Sharma, no run, nudged with the slight turn, Rohit wants one, he's not getting it, short midwicket's around

16.3

Duminy to RG Sharma, 1 run, fifty for Rohit Sharma with a push to long on, he's been made to open, and he's done the job

16.6

Duminy to RG Sharma, 1 run, goes back and ends up pushing it in the air, safely wide of the bowler and down to long on

India 104/0   RG Sharma 51* (64b 6x4 1x6)

17.1

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, allows a short of a length ball to come on and guides it to point

17.2

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, far too wide and slashed, couple of bounces, to third man

17.4

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, worked off the pad through square leg

India 107/0   RG Sharma 53* (67b 6x4 1x6)

18.1

Morkel to RG Sharma, 1 run, guides it to point, who cannot stop it, single taken

18.3

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run

18.4

Morkel to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit pulls, from outside off, and picks up four more to the deep midwicket boundary, say all you want about Indian batsmen struggling against the short ball, but don't include this man in that list

18.5

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, played out to point

18.6

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, Some width and he flashes a cut to a diving point

India 115/0   RG Sharma 58* (72b 7x4 1x6)

19.2

McLaren to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit winds up and forces this length ball past extra cover's dive and mid off's too

19.3

McLaren to RG Sharma, FOUR

19.4

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run, eases this good length ball with an open face to the sweeper

19.6

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run

India 123/0   RG Sharma 64* (76b 8x4 1x6)

20.1

Morkel to RG Sharma, 1 run, steered to third man

20.5

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, straight and skiddy outside off, Rohit leaves with complete control

20.6

Morkel to RG Sharma, 1 no ball, holds the line and beats the push from the crease, but it is a no-ball, wow, nothing going for South Africa

20.6

Morkel to RG Sharma, no run, makes room and wants to heave it to leg but Morkel follows him and Rohit is too cramped up to connect

India 126/0   RG Sharma 65* (80b 8x4 1x6)

21.2

McLaren to RG Sharma, OUT, Rohit's pulled this straight to deep square leg, who is again several yards in, it was not that short, under the waist, he's just picked it up into the fielder's hands

RG Sharma c Peterson b McLaren 65 (96m 81b 8x4 1x6) SR: 80.24

India 127/1   RG Sharma 65 (81b 8x4 1x6)
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Jun 6, 2013

Virat Kohli is hit by a short ball, India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 6, 2013

Virat Kohli is hit by a short ball

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Jun 6, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja appeals for a wicket, India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 6, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja appeals for a wicket

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