ICC Cricket World Cup, 21st Match, Group B: England v South Africa at Chennai, Mar 6, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B
England won by 6 runs
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
6 March 2011 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c de Villiers b Peterson 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 53.1 mph, gone! And the plan has work in some style. Massive early strike for South Africa. Strauss comes down the pitch and tries to launch Peterson over midwicket but can only find long on who makes superb ground to take a low catch 1/1
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Kallis b Peterson 2 5 3 0 0 66.66
0.6 54.0 mph, GONE! Would you believe it. Two in the first over. What an effort from Peterson. KP plays forward the ball turns a fraction and a regulation edge goes low to first slip 3/2
View dismissal IJL Trott c & b Imran Tahir 52 123 94 3 0 55.31
29.5 50.6 mph, gone this time! Tahir gets his man after all! Plenty of overspin on this and dipped before bouncing a touch more, Trott was a fraction early and popped back wide of Tahir who dived to his left to cling on. Wild celebrations from him and England in the mire. 114/4
View dismissal IR Bell c & b Peterson 5 14 7 1 0 71.42
4.4 49.0 mph, gone! He has another. Bell tries to use his feet but doesn't get to the pitch and only succeeds in popping a catch back towards Peterson who dives low to his left and takes a superb catch. Lovely piece of bowling to beat the batsman in flight 15/3
View dismissal RS Bopara lbw b Morkel 60 149 98 3 1 61.22
39.3 87.7 mph, a massive breakthrough! Bopara is nailed lbw as Morkel nips one off the seam. It's gone to a review but it's tactical, as that is plumb. HawkEye says middle and leg, and he's gone 148/6
View dismissal MJ Prior c †van Wyk b Morkel 10 24 19 1 0 52.63
35.3 86.1 mph, too good for Prior! Tight to the line of off stump, climbing off the deck, grazing the edge and the keeper's lean run continues, as England's slide regains momentum! 134/5
View dismissal MH Yardy c Peterson b Imran Tahir 3 40 17 0 0 17.64
43.2 46.2 mph, another googly, and another limp dismissal. Not picked whatsoever, and an lofted slap ends up in the hands of short cover 161/8
View dismissal TT Bresnan lbw b Steyn 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
40.1 89.0 mph, wicket-to-wicket, and Bresnan is nailed in front of middle and leg! Another review. No issue with the no-ball, but there are several stumps visible. That's hard luck for the batsman, the leg stump was being clipped so it stays with the on-field umpire. Steyn has no need for a sighter! 149/7
View dismissal GP Swann c Duminy b Imran Tahir 16 28 20 3 0 80.00
45.4 an inside-out drive down the ground, gets a lot of air on the stroke, but Duminy runs round from mid-off to snaffle an sharp chance 171/10
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Imran Tahir 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
43.5 44.7 mph, a bigger appeal this time! Broad would definitely have reviewed that if he could, it was the googly, he didn't pick it on the sweep, and umpire Taufel raises the finger! 161/9
JM Anderson not out 2 10 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 12) 20
  Total (all out; 45.4 overs; 205 mins) 171 (3.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Peterson 8 2 22 3 2.75 35 2 0 (1w)
0.3 to Strauss, 53.1 mph, gone! And the plan has work in some style. Massive early strike for South Africa. Strauss comes down the pitch and tries to launch Peterson over midwicket but can only find long on who makes superb ground to take a low catch 1/1
0.6 to Pietersen, 54.0 mph, GONE! Would you believe it. Two in the first over. What an effort from Peterson. KP plays forward the ball turns a fraction and a regulation edge goes low to first slip 3/2
4.4 to Bell, 49.0 mph, gone! He has another. Bell tries to use his feet but doesn't get to the pitch and only succeeds in popping a catch back towards Peterson who dives low to his left and takes a superb catch. Lovely piece of bowling to beat the batsman in flight 15/3
View wicket DW Steyn 9 0 37 1 4.11 31 2 0 (1w)
40.1 to Bresnan, 89.0 mph, wicket-to-wicket, and Bresnan is nailed in front of middle and leg! Another review. No issue with the no-ball, but there are several stumps visible. That's hard luck for the batsman, the leg stump was being clipped so it stays with the on-field umpire. Steyn has no need for a sighter! 149/7
View wickets M Morkel 7 0 16 2 2.28 33 2 0 (1w)
35.3 to Prior, 86.1 mph, too good for Prior! Tight to the line of off stump, climbing off the deck, grazing the edge and the keeper's lean run continues, as England's slide regains momentum! 134/5
39.3 to Bopara, 87.7 mph, a massive breakthrough! Bopara is nailed lbw as Morkel nips one off the seam. It's gone to a review but it's tactical, as that is plumb. HawkEye says middle and leg, and he's gone 148/6
  JH Kallis 4 1 14 0 3.50 16 0 0 (1w)
View wickets Imran Tahir 8.4 1 38 4 4.38 30 4 0 (1w)
29.5 to Trott, 50.6 mph, gone this time! Tahir gets his man after all! Plenty of overspin on this and dipped before bouncing a touch more, Trott was a fraction early and popped back wide of Tahir who dived to his left to cling on. Wild celebrations from him and England in the mire. 114/4
43.2 to Yardy, 46.2 mph, another googly, and another limp dismissal. Not picked whatsoever, and an lofted slap ends up in the hands of short cover 161/8
43.5 to Broad, 44.7 mph, a bigger appeal this time! Broad would definitely have reviewed that if he could, it was the googly, he didn't pick it on the sweep, and umpire Taufel raises the finger! 161/9
45.4 to Swann, an inside-out drive down the ground, gets a lot of air on the stroke, but Duminy runs round from mid-off to snaffle an sharp chance 171/10
  F du Plessis 5 0 16 0 3.20 15 0 0
  JP Duminy 4 0 20 0 5.00 13 1 1 (1w)
  South Africa innings (target: 172 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HM Amla b Broad 42 81 51 2 0 82.35
17.3 83.6 mph, full and straight, and Amla is gone! He tried to run the ball through third man, but the ball got big on him, and deflected down into the base of the stumps! 75/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Prior b Swann 22 63 41 2 0 53.65
14.1 that's a stinking delivery! Perfect length, spitting turn and bounce, Prior gathers well, up by his armpit, and the umpires review because they can tell what on earth has happened ... Looks as though there was the thinnest slither of glove on the ball as he fizzed by ... yes, there quite clearly was. This will be given out ... surely? The wait is eternal. Well, the umpires made a meal of it, but the right decision was reached in the end 63/1
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Prior b Broad 15 26 20 3 0 75.00
19.2 83.7 mph, edged, and did that carry? Yes, Prior says it did, and that's another one down! Width again, Kallis chased it, and suddenly, this one isn't quite over ... 82/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Anderson 25 56 44 0 0 56.81
31.6 83.6 mph, Anderson has bowled him, I think! Yes, he has! de Villiers left alone outside off, the ball zipped through to the keeper, who caught it safely but belatedly noticed the bails were on the ground! Replays prove that Anderson just snicked the top of off, and that is a massive wicket 124/4
View dismissal F du Plessis run out (Bell/†Prior) 17 52 38 2 0 44.73
32.2 from Swann, instant panic as Swann comes back into the attack! A flick off the toes, a sharp piece of work at short leg, and du Plessis' headless-chicken run leaves him well out of the frame as Prior whips the bails off! 124/5
View dismissal JP Duminy b Anderson 0 12 4 0 0 0.00
33.4 85.8 mph, gadzooks, no need for a review on that one! Duminy's off pole has been utterly and totally detonated! Unplayable nut from Anderson, swinging, straightening, flattening! 124/6
View dismissal MN van Wyk b Bresnan 13 67 37 0 0 35.13
46.2 79.7 mph, is there another twist!? Surely not? Bresnan strikes just when England needed it. van Wyk looking to cut but it was too close for the shot, ended up bottom edging onto middle stump 160/8
View dismissal RJ Peterson c †Prior b Yardy 3 15 16 0 0 18.75
36.6 54.9 mph, that's the wicket! Outside off, Peterson drives flat-footedly, Prior clings on, and now England really are favourites! 127/7
View dismissal DW Steyn lbw b Broad 20 51 31 3 0 64.51
47.1 Broad has nailed Steyn here. Full, nipped back a touch and struck flush in front. Looked stone dead, the umpire agreed and despite a review Steyn had to go. 164/9
View dismissal M Morkel c †Prior b Broad 1 10 3 0 0 33.33
47.4 79.9 mph, Broad has done it! England take the game! South Africans, don't mention the C-word! Somehow England have pulled off a stunning win having been the wrong side of two close results before. It was full and up there to drive, Morkel aimed a big swing but could only feather through to Prior. Broad has conjured up a stunning final over to win the game, England's fielders are going ballistic, not so knackered anymore! 165/10
Imran Tahir not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
  Total (all out; 47.4 overs; 222 mins) 165 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MH Yardy 9 1 46 1 5.11 30 4 0
36.6 to Peterson, 54.9 mph, that's the wicket! Outside off, Peterson drives flat-footedly, Prior clings on, and now England really are favourites! 127/7
View wickets JM Anderson 6 0 16 2 2.66 27 1 0 (3w)
31.6 to de Villiers, 83.6 mph, Anderson has bowled him, I think! Yes, he has! de Villiers left alone outside off, the ball zipped through to the keeper, who caught it safely but belatedly noticed the bails were on the ground! Replays prove that Anderson just snicked the top of off, and that is a massive wicket 124/4
33.4 to Duminy, 85.8 mph, gadzooks, no need for a review on that one! Duminy's off pole has been utterly and totally detonated! Unplayable nut from Anderson, swinging, straightening, flattening! 124/6
View wicket TT Bresnan 8 1 27 1 3.37 28 0 0
46.2 to van Wyk, 79.7 mph, is there another twist!? Surely not? Bresnan strikes just when England needed it. van Wyk looking to cut but it was too close for the shot, ended up bottom edging onto middle stump 160/8
View wicket GP Swann 10 2 29 1 2.90 45 3 0
14.1 to Smith, that's a stinking delivery! Perfect length, spitting turn and bounce, Prior gathers well, up by his armpit, and the umpires review because they can tell what on earth has happened ... Looks as though there was the thinnest slither of glove on the ball as he fizzed by ... yes, there quite clearly was. This will be given out ... surely? The wait is eternal. Well, the umpires made a meal of it, but the right decision was reached in the end 63/1
View wickets SCJ Broad 6.4 0 15 4 2.25 29 1 0
17.3 to Amla, 83.6 mph, full and straight, and Amla is gone! He tried to run the ball through third man, but the ball got big on him, and deflected down into the base of the stumps! 75/2
19.2 to Kallis, 83.7 mph, edged, and did that carry? Yes, Prior says it did, and that's another one down! Width again, Kallis chased it, and suddenly, this one isn't quite over ... 82/3
47.1 to Steyn, Broad has nailed Steyn here. Full, nipped back a touch and struck flush in front. Looked stone dead, the umpire agreed and despite a review Steyn had to go. 164/9
47.4 to Morkel, 79.9 mph, Broad has done it! England take the game! South Africans, don't mention the C-word! Somehow England have pulled off a stunning win having been the wrong side of two close results before. It was full and up there to drive, Morkel aimed a big swing but could only feather through to Prior. Broad has conjured up a stunning final over to win the game, England's fielders are going ballistic, not so knackered anymore! 165/10
  KP Pietersen 8 0 30 0 3.75 28 3 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Points - England 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match - RS Bopara (England)
Umpires - AM Saheba and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RA Kettleborough (England)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 12
    • Over 14.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - IJL Trott (Upheld)
    • Drinks: England - 57/3 in 16.0 overs (IJL Trott 21, RS Bopara 16)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (IJL Trott 17, RS Bopara 23, Ex 10)
    • England: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 14
    • IJL Trott: 50 off 87 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 122/4 in 33.0 overs (RS Bopara 44, MJ Prior 4)
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 87 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 39.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - RS Bopara (Struck down)
    • Over 40.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - TT Bresnan (Struck down)
    • England: 150 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 17
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 41.1 - 46.0 (Batting side - 21 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Over 45.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - GP Swann (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: England - 171/10 in 45.4 overs (JM Anderson 2)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 27 runs, 1 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (HM Amla 33, GC Smith 19, Ex 1)
    • Over 14.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - GC Smith (Upheld)
    • Over 14.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 70/1 in 16.0 overs (HM Amla 41, JH Kallis 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 124/4 in 32.0 overs (F du Plessis 17)
    • Over 33.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - JP Duminy (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 41.6 overs (252 balls), Extras 3
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 8 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Over 47.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - DW Steyn (Struck down)
    • Attendance - 22,900
 
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