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)
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

0.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, nice, first ball to the left-hander, who is beaten as it jags across him from good length with some angle and some movement

0.6

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, and again, spot on with the line, Dhawan holds the bat slightly inside the line this time

India 1/0   M Morkel 1-0-1-0
2.1

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, Morkel has settled into a tight line early, arrives short of a good length around off, and is pushed to covers

2.2

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, a lifter outside off now, got up very high, and Dhawan watched it go

2.3

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, good length, and he lets it go on the angle this time

2.4

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, one more leave as Morkel pushes it across on a good length

2.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, reverts to back of a length, tight line again, and Dhawan gets on his toes to push to covers

2.6

Morkel to Dhawan, 2 runs, this is pitched up, but on the pads, and even though Dhawan is a touch late to pick it, he is able to work it through square leg quite crisply

India 7/0   M Morkel 2-0-3-0
4.1

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, opens the face to run a back of a length ball to point

4.2

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, goes for the hook, hasn't timed it, and it hasn't carried by a long way to fine leg

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

4.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, pushed to mid off

4.6

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, fine leave, that was close to off stump and straightening into him a tad

India 15/0   M Morkel 3-0-4-0
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   M Morkel 4-0-8-0
18.1

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

18.2

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run

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   M Morkel 5-0-14-0
20.1

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

20.2

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, tries an imperious stand-and-dispatch through extra cover, but hits it to the man

20.3

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, bounce, lots of it, and Dhawan ends up punching under the line

20.4

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, sharp short ball, but Dhawan has crouched and controlled the pull well to deep square

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   M Morkel 6-0-17-0
33.1

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, starts with a wide ball and Kohli reaches out to flash a drive to the deep extra cover rope

33.2

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, intentional this, opens the face very late to a short of a length ball and runs it past the keeper

33.3

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, steers a length ball to third man

33.4

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, stays in the crease and runs this length ball on off to point

33.5

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, drives through the line with no worries at all to the sweeper

India 209/1   M Morkel 6.5-0-27-0
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