ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 16th match, Group B

Netherlands v South Africa

South Africa won by 231 runs

1.1

Westdijk to Smith, 1 run, Smith's away by pushing a wide delivery gently through the covers off the back foot

South Africa 5/0   GC Smith 1* (1b)

2.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, Bukhari slips a good length delivery past the outside edge of Smith's tentative forward defense

2.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets a thick outside edge between the slips and point for a single

2.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, good length and rather straight. Smith comes forward and punches towards mid-on

South Africa 13/0   GC Smith 2* (4b)

3.3

Westdijk to Smith, no run, good length delivery pitching around off and slanting across the left-hander. Smith strides forward and lets it go

3.4

Westdijk to Smith, 2 runs, Smith tries to pull a short ball but is too early on the shot and mis-hits it towards fine leg. He runs hard and returns for the second

3.5

Westdijk to Smith, 3 runs, too full on the pads and Smith will hit that in his sleep, flicked through square but again the ball doesn't reach the boundary

South Africa 23/0   GC Smith 7* (7b)

4.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, good length and in line with the stumps, keeping Smith in his crease. Smith defends towards the bowler

4.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, width offered outside off stump, Smith stays in his crease and cuts towards wide third man

4.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, good length just outside off stump, Smith shoulders arms

4.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and nudges a short of a length delivery off his hips towards square leg

4.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, shorter in length and wider outside off, Smith cuts the ball hard towards point but finds the fielder

South Africa 25/0   GC Smith 8* (12b)

5.5

Westdijk to Smith, no run, full ball outside off stump, Smith plays the cover drive but the ball hits the bottom of his bat and goes nowhere

5.6

Westdijk to Smith, no run, another full ball but straighter, Smith stays in his crease and pushes the ball towards point

South Africa 26/0   GC Smith 8* (14b)

6.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, beaten outside off stump, Smith prods off the front foot and connects with nothing

South Africa 27/0   GC Smith 8* (15b)

7.3

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, Smith takes one and then another step down and drives a length ball through the gap at cover, perhaps his first really fluent shot of the day

7.4

Westdijk to Smith, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, Smith stays back this time and flicks the ball through square

South Africa 33/0   GC Smith 13* (17b 1x4)

8.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, short of a length and straight, Smith comes out of his crease to work the ball on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh

8.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, fuller ball on middle and off, Smith stays in his crease, presses forward and plays the ball to the fielder at cover

8.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, Smith works a full ball through square leg for one

South Africa 37/0   GC Smith 14* (20b 1x4)

9.2

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, Smith chops an attempted cut into the ground towards point, he didn't have much room. Amla had to sprint to complete the single

9.4

ten Doeschate to Smith, no run, slower ball outside off, a mis-timed drive from Smith and it's spooned in the air but wide of the man at short extra cover and short of the man at mid-off

9.5

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 wide, full and wide, Smith chases with an ugly drive but misses. It was too wide

9.5

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, too straight this time and Smith turns the ball off his pads towards fine leg

South Africa 43/0   GC Smith 16* (23b 1x4)

10.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, Bukhari gets very close to the stumps and knocks the bails off as he delivers, Smith whips the ball off his pads through square

10.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off

10.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, played off the front foot towards mid-on

10.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, good length just outside off stump, Smith waits and opens the face to run the ball towards third man

South Africa 46/0   GC Smith 18* (27b 1x4)

12.1

Loots to Smith, 2 runs, the 50 comes up with a flick off the pads through square

12.2

Loots to Smith, no run, Smith stays back and uses the angle into him from around the wicket to push the ball on the leg side

12.3

Loots to Smith, no run, Loots is keeping it on off from around the wicket with the keeper standing up, Smith stays in his crease and plays on the off

12.4

Loots to Smith, no run, Smith strides forward and defends a good length ball towards the bowler. Gentle medium pace on a tight line and length

12.5

Loots to Smith, OUT, bowled him! Smith stays in his crease and tries to force a good length ball angling into him from round the wicket on the leg side. He played across the line and missed completely, Loots hit leg stump and uprooted it.

GC Smith b Loots 20 (57m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

South Africa 51/1   GC Smith 20 (32b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 3, 2011

Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of Ryan ten Doeschate, Netherlands v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Mohali, March 3, 2011

Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of Ryan ten Doeschate

© Getty Images

Mar 3, 2011

Wesley Barresi pulls the ball during his knock of 44, Netherlands v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Mohali, March 3, 2011

Wesley Barresi pulls the ball during his knock of 44

© Associated Press

All photos for this match | Galleries

  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos

Dhoni takes India home

Dhoni takes India home
03:52 | Nov 4, 2014
Yuvi steers India clear

Yuvi steers India clear
03:58 | Nov 4, 2014
Dhoni takes India home

Dhoni takes India home
04:48 | Nov 4, 2014
... and that's that

... and that's that
13:40 | Apr 11, 2011