ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Match, Group B: India v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 6, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Group B
India won by 26 runs
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
6 June 2013 (50-over match)
8.1

McLaren to Dhawan, FOUR, uh oh, length down the leg side to start off, Dhawan flicks it miles wide of the man at short fine

8.2

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, same line, but this time Dhawan cannot get bat on it

8.3

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

8.4

McLaren to Dhawan, no run, angled across, back of a length, left alone

8.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 wide, wider with the angle, left alone, and called a wide

8.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, skips out to work a length ball off the pads to deep square

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   R McLaren 1-0-7-0
10.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, short, he swivels and pulls without issue to deep square

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   R McLaren 2-0-13-0
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

15.3

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, walks out, is cramped, picks up one with an open face through covers

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   R McLaren 3-0-18-0
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

17.3

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, that surprised him, that was nasty, short ball reared up and hit Dhawan on the side of the helmet, even as he stood stunned and motionless, Rohit ran up, his arms spread wide, imploring his partner to run as the ball rolled behind square, finally Dhawan gathered his wits and jogged to the other end

17.4

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

17.5

McLaren to Dhawan, no run, tries to forcefully whip this length ball away, on the bounce to midwicket

17.6

McLaren to Dhawan, 2 runs, shortish, didn't get up much, Dhawan places the pull wide of deep midwicket

India 109/0   R McLaren 4-0-22-0
19.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan reaches fifty with a push in front of cover, they take on the throw, which misses, what a start to the Champions Trophy for India, who would have though, makeshift opening combination, specialist untested opener, and they have put on a century stand

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

19.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, thick inside edge onto pad flap as Rohit pushes at this short of a length ball

19.6

McLaren to RG Sharma, 1 run

India 123/0   R McLaren 5-0-30-0
21.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, driven to deep cover, a long way in from the rope

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

21.3

McLaren to Kohli, no run, what a welcome, Virat Kohli, hi there, take this bouncer, it cuts in sharply, Kohli's dropped his wrists but his helmet grille is right in the way of the ball, smack

21.4

McLaren to Kohli, no run

21.5

McLaren to Kohli, 1 run

21.6

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, thumps a pull across the turf, but deep midwicket is around

India 129/1   R McLaren 6-0-33-1
39.1

McLaren to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball hit out to the sweeper

39.2

McLaren to Karthik, OUT, suddenly India are four down with more than ten overs to go, DK tried to dab a bouncer over the keeper, it was the slower one, cut in to the batsman, AB jumped to take the ball safely in one glove

KD Karthik c †de Villiers b McLaren 14 (21m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 93.33

39.3

McLaren to Raina, 1 run, short it is to Raina first ball, but a harmless one around waist height, and Raina drags it in front of square

39.4

McLaren to Dhoni, no run, driven to extra cover

39.5

McLaren to Dhoni, 1 wide, short and quite wide down leg, Dhoni lets it go

39.5

McLaren to Dhoni, 1 run, punched to the sweeper

39.6

McLaren to Raina, SIX, Raina gets the heave going early, picks this off the front foot and it has enough power to clear deep midwicket boundary

India 249/4   R McLaren 7-0-43-2
41.1

McLaren to Dhoni, FOUR

41.2

McLaren to Dhoni, no run

41.3

McLaren to Dhoni, 1 run

41.4

McLaren to Raina, 1 wide

41.4

McLaren to Raina, OUT

SK Raina c Duminy b McLaren 9 (11m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

41.5

McLaren to Jadeja, no run

41.6

McLaren to Jadeja, no run

India 260/5   R McLaren 8-0-49-3
47.1

McLaren to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball steered to third man

47.2

McLaren to Jadeja, 1 run, whips a short of a length ball through midwicket

47.3

McLaren to Ashwin, 1 run, makes room and thrashes this out to the sweeper

47.4

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, width and Jadeja's flashed it over point

47.5

McLaren to Jadeja, no run, bouncer, angled in, Jadeja's can't do anything with it

47.6

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, neat, just outside off stump and he's steered it past short third man

India 308/6   R McLaren 9-0-60-3
49.1

McLaren to Ashwin, no run, short and wide, Ashwin can't do anything with it as he's beaten on the upper cut

49.2

McLaren to Ashwin, 1 run, and here's presenting, the yorker, making a rare appearance, Ashwin digs it towards third man

49.3

McLaren to Jadeja, 1 run, around the blockhole once more, Jadeja is disappointed he can only squeeze it to point

49.4

McLaren to Ashwin, OUT, Ashwin sacrifices, gets an inside edge onto pad and to the bowler, Jadeja has run half way up the pitch by then, Ashwin realises there is going to be a run out, and crosses over to make sure he;s the one walking back

R Ashwin run out 10 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.5

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja makes sure Ashwin's sacrifice is not in vain, picks this length ball on off and middle and carts it over extra cover

49.6

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja finishes on a high, short ball into the body, but he arches back and dabs it over the keeper, it almost goes over the boundary, one bounce in the end

India 331/7   R McLaren 10-0-70-3
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