ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 7th match, Group B

South Africa v West Indies

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)

24.5

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders reaches out and turns it from middle and off through midwicket for one.

West Indies 118/3   S Chanderpaul 1* (1b)

25.1

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, whoa, what happened there? Steyn lands it back of a length a foot outside off, Chanders decides to let it go, but it just rolls along at ankle height.

25.2

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle and leg this time, Chanders gets into a tangle as he looks to play it to the on side

25.3

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, looks to flick again as Steyn keeps it straight and back of a length. Can't get it away this time either.

25.4

Steyn to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders gets inside the line and works it from outside off through backward square leg for one

West Indies 119/3   S Chanderpaul 2* (5b)

26.3

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Shiv leans out and nurdles with the spin through midwicket for a single

West Indies 122/4   S Chanderpaul 3* (6b)

27.1

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length outside off, Chanders stays back and looks to force to the off side

27.2

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, similar delivery from round the wicket, Chanders pokes it out from the crease towards the covers

27.3

Steyn to Chanderpaul, no run, short delivery outside off, Chanders looks to steer it backward of square and can't find the gap

27.4

Steyn to Chanderpaul, 1 run, lively stuff from Steyn, jars this in from wide of the crease at 148 kph, and a shuffling Shiv is up to the task as he spots the variation in length and pushes through wide mid off for one

West Indies 123/4   S Chanderpaul 4* (10b)

28.1

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, another wrong 'un, again Chanders gropes inside the line of the delivery and gets an outside edge backward of point

28.2

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders gets across to the pitch this time, smothers the spin and plays to the off side

28.3

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, leans out, mindful of the fielder close in and works it to the leg side

28.4

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, gets the single this time, leans out, closes the face and gets it square for one

West Indies 125/4   S Chanderpaul 5* (14b)

29.2

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length and turning in, Shiv reaches out and defends though he can't get to the pitch

29.3

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length again and turning into the pads, worked square for one

West Indies 128/4   S Chanderpaul 6* (16b)

30.3

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Shiv leans out and drives a full delivery on off stump wide of mid off for a single

30.5

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tossed up on off, Shiv pokes into the off side and gets a single.

West Indies 139/4   S Chanderpaul 8* (18b)

31.4

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, slows this up in the air, Shiv nearly chips one back now as he tries to get forward and work to the leg side

31.5

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, gets the single away backward of square leg, worked off the pads nicely

West Indies 142/4   S Chanderpaul 9* (20b)

32.3

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, Shiv looks to work him to the leg side, and again the ball comes on slowly and he nearly chips it back

32.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Shiv skips out this time, well outside off to get to the pitch of the ball and flick it wide of mid on for one more

West Indies 151/4   S Chanderpaul 10* (22b)

33.2

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, Peterson launches a low lbw complaint, Chanderpual was looking to sweep that after getting on one knee, struck on the pads outside off

33.3

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, guided towards short third, no run again

33.4

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, tucked towards short fine this time, plenty of calling before it was decided to not go for the single

33.5

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, eases it past a diving Duminy at short midwicket to pick up a leisurely single

West Indies 154/4   S Chanderpaul 11* (26b)

34.1

Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, starts with a short of length ball angling in, defended to the leg side

34.2

Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul walks towards the off stump as he defends towards cover

34.3

Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, Morkel targetting the top of off, a la McGrath, Chanderpaul walking across the stumps and defends down the track

34.4

Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, keeps it around off, Chanderpaul sneaks a single after inside-edging the ball towards midwicket

West Indies 157/4   S Chanderpaul 12* (30b)

35.1

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, Chanderpaul shuffles down the track and whips it towards wide long-on, in the air but knew where he was hitting that

35.2

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, on the pads, defended to the leg side

35.3

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, nudges the ball towards midwicket, to the left of the fielder this time

35.6

Peterson to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked back to the bowler to end the over

West Indies 167/4   S Chanderpaul 15* (34b)

36.3

Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball outside off, Chanderpaul gets forward and eases the ball to mid-off to get off the strike, plenty of noise around the ground after Bravo hitting

36.5

Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, well outside off, Chanderpaul looks to dab it past backward point but can't beat the man

36.6

Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, another dot ball to end the over, a length delivery around off, pushed to mid-off, too firmly to get a run

West Indies 175/4   S Chanderpaul 16* (37b)

37.5

Peterson to Chanderpaul, OUT, oh my goodness, West Indies can't afford this, Bravo is run-out after an appalling call for a single from Chanderpaul, who had crunched a reverse-sweep to short third man, it went straight to Morne Morkel, no chance of a single there, but Chanderpaul had set off, Bravo responds late, though there was no way he was going to make his ground, the throw is on top of the stumps, AB takes off the bails with Bravo several yards out

DJ Bravo run out 40 (46m 37b 1x4 3x6) SR: 108.10

West Indies 178/5   S Chanderpaul 16* (38b)

38.5

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted ball defended by Chanderpaul to the leg side

38.6

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, big shout for lbw as Chanerpaul goes for a powerful sweep, it was a short ball that he inside-edge to the pads

West Indies 181/5   S Chanderpaul 17* (40b)

39.1

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, nudged to square leg for a single

39.4

Peterson to Chanderpaul, SIX, Chanderpaul decides its time to switch gears, a length ball from Peterson, Chanderpaul gets on one knee and looks to swipe that, gets it off the bottom of the bat, several yards wide of the fielder at midwicket

39.5

Peterson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, outside off, and that is punched down to long-off for a single

West Indies 190/5   S Chanderpaul 25* (43b 1x6)

40.1

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul stretaches to get to the pitch and pushes the ball towards mid-off

40.2

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, punched towards short cover, where du Plessis dives to stop that

40.3

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, nudges it to backward square leg

40.5

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball on off, pushed towards mid-off

40.6

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, no run, 'top work that, great over Tahir,' says AB as the final ball of the over is tapped towards square leg

West Indies 192/5   S Chanderpaul 26* (48b 1x6)

41.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball outside off, worked towards midwicket by Chanderpaul

West Indies 201/5   S Chanderpaul 27* (49b 1x6)

42.1

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, FOUR, West Indies showing its not all about power, Chanderpaul this time, making room and playing a superbly timed lofted, inside-out drive past long-off for four more

42.2

Imran Tahir to Chanderpaul, OUT, spoke too soon, that's the end of Chanderpaul, he was looking to play another lofted inside-out hit, hoping to clear the extra cover fielder, instead he can only find long-off

S Chanderpaul c Peterson b Imran Tahir 31 (73m 51b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.78

West Indies 209/6   S Chanderpaul 31 (51b 1x4 1x6)

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Photos

Feb 24, 2011

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy congratulate each other after the victory, South Africa v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, Delhi, February 24, 2011

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy congratulate each other after the victory

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Feb 24, 2011

AB de Villiers celebrates after completing his century, South Africa v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, Delhi, February 24, 2011

AB de Villiers celebrates after completing his century

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