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

0.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, good length first up and a good line too just outside off, a hint of shape away from Amla who lets it go through to the keeper

0.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, Amla drives at a fuller ball outside off and plays towards point

0.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside off and Amla is away with a cut shot oozing confidence and authority. There was a third man but the ball steamed to the boundary before he could get to it

0.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, defended on the off side from the crease

0.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, short of a length and decent bounce through to the keeper after Amla lets it go

0.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, good length around off stump, Amla waits in his crease, gets behind the line, and blocks

South Africa 4/0   HM Amla 4* (6b 1x4)

1.2

Westdijk to Amla, FOUR, short ball on leg stump, Amla stays back, swivels and pulls the ball to the fine leg boundary

1.3

Westdijk to Amla, no run, better length and the line is outside off this time, Amla lets it go

1.4

Westdijk to Amla, no run, short of a length outside off, Amla tries to cut through point but mis-times it

1.5

Westdijk to Amla, no run, good length around off stump, a hint of away movement, Amla is nicely behind the line to block

1.6

Westdijk to Amla, no run, defended watchfully towards the off side

South Africa 9/0   HM Amla 8* (11b 2x4)

2.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, this one nips back in a touch from outside off, cramping Amla for room as he tries to force the ball on the off side

2.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 2 runs, Amla flicks this one - fuller and straighter - through the gap at midwicket, won't go for four though

2.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Amla goes back and cuts with a flourish towards third man

South Africa 13/0   HM Amla 11* (14b 2x4)

3.1

Westdijk to Amla, FOUR, a full ball on off stump, a half-volley in fact, Amla leans forward and drives, in the air a touch but placed safely into the gap between cover and mid-off

3.2

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, too straight now and Amla flicks the ball off his pads towards deep square

3.6

Westdijk to Amla, no run, full ball outside off stump, Amla stays back and digs it out towards point

South Africa 23/0   HM Amla 16* (17b 3x4)

4.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, shorter length and Amla tries to pull but mis-times it, he's placed it into the gap at midwicket though so will get runs

South Africa 25/0   HM Amla 17* (18b 3x4)

5.1

Westdijk to Amla, no run, played back to the bowler

5.2

Westdijk to Amla, no run, Amla drives the ball firmly towards the bowler who gets some hand on it before it hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Smith's bat was firmly grounded in safety.

5.3

Westdijk to Amla, no run, short and wide and Amla tried to bash the ball through cover. He tried to hit it too hard and was early on the shot. The ball was in the air but bounced just in front of the fielder at cover.

5.4

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, steered towards third man for a single

South Africa 26/0   HM Amla 18* (22b 3x4)

6.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, edged and taken? Amla began to walk but the umpires are conferring about something, it was a low catch from the keeper Wesley Barresi. It was the slower ball and Amla's cut took the bottom edge through to Barresi, who stooped forward to take the catch. Replays show it might have just kissed the ground before it entered the gloves. Amla survives. The wicketkeeper wasn't sure either.

6.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, left alone outside off stump

6.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, Amla tries to whip it off his pads but doesn't make contact

6.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, good length outside off stump, Amla calmly lets it go outside off

6.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, Amla tries to drive through cover but the slower ball around off stump takes the outside edge through gully towards third man

South Africa 27/0   HM Amla 19* (27b 3x4)

7.1

Westdijk to Amla, no run, a very low full toss, Amla comes forward to push down the ground but the ball clunks into the bottom of his bat

7.2

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, worked off the pads towards square leg

7.5

Westdijk to Amla, 1 wide, too wide outside off, will have to do that one again

7.5

Westdijk to Amla, 2 runs, short ball but one that doesn't rise much, Amla swivels and pulls to deep backward square where a fine effort saves the boundary

7.6

Westdijk to Amla, no run, punched off the back foot towards the bowler

South Africa 36/0   HM Amla 22* (31b 3x4)

8.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, huge appeal for lbw as Amla presses forward and gets hit flush on the pad but a good length ball around off stump. The appeal is unsuccessful and the Dutch have asked for a review. That ball nipped into the righthander but struck Amla ever so marginally outside off stump. The decision stays.

8.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, no run, defended with more certainty off the from foot towards cover

8.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and outside the line of off stump to create an angle that he can use to work a good length ball towards midwicket

South Africa 38/0   HM Amla 23* (34b 3x4)

9.1

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, angles his first ball into the right-hander, around off and middle, Amla stays back when he could have been forward, and dabs towards midwicket

9.3

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg, flicked towards long leg

9.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, a yorker to end the over, Amla keeps it out by playing it towards the bowler

South Africa 43/0   HM Amla 25* (37b 3x4)

10.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and outside off to work the ball towards midwicket

10.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, Amla uses this tactic again, gets outside the line of off stump, moves down the crease to work the ball from outside off through the leg side. Bukhari is going to have to make an adjustment

South Africa 47/0   HM Amla 27* (39b 3x4)

11.1

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, a full toss outside off stump, a low one. Amla drives but plays down the wrong line and gets beaten

11.2

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot

11.3

ten Doeschate to Amla, 2 runs, too full on leg stump, Amla flicks fluently towards deep square where the ball is picked up just inside the boundary

11.4

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

11.5

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, Amla tries to drive through cover but the pace from ten Doeschate is slower and the inside edge ends up at midwicket

11.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, the ball nips back into Amla from outside off, he tried to play from the crease and got an inside edge on to the pad

South Africa 49/0   HM Amla 29* (45b 3x4)

13.1

ten Doeschate to Amla, FOUR, that's run down to the fine fine-leg boundary. Full and wide outside off, Amla reached out for it and inside-edged the drive past the wicketkeeper

13.2

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, driven on the off side from the crease

13.3

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards midwicket

13.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, a slower full toss and Amla simply pushes it towards midwicket

South Africa 57/1   HM Amla 34* (49b 4x4)

15.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, too straight and Amla plays the ball off his pads through square

South Africa 60/2   HM Amla 35* (50b 4x4)

16.1

Loots to Amla, no run, tight wicket-to-wicket line from Loots. Mark Elham would have been proud. Defended from the crease on the leg side

16.2

Loots to Amla, 1 run, a bit of width this time and Amla uses it to cut towards third man

16.4

Loots to Amla, 2 runs, Amla stays deep in his crease and dabs the ball fine towards third man

16.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, Loots angles the ball into off from a good length and Amla pushes forward and guides towards third man

South Africa 66/2   HM Amla 39* (54b 4x4)

17.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, overpitched outside off, flayed through the covers this time into the deep for just a single

South Africa 77/2   HM Amla 40* (55b 4x4)

18.1

Loots to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, dabbed with an open face towards third man for a single

18.5

Loots to Amla, no run, lands on a good length, Amla decides to free his arms and crash that through cover, gets an inside edge onto his shoe

18.6

Loots to Amla, no run, just short of a good length, Amla gets back and punches it well but straight to mid-off

South Africa 81/2   HM Amla 41* (58b 4x4)

19.2

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, short outside off, gets back and slaps it hard down towards deep cover

19.4

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, rocks forward and eases it past the bowler to long-off for one more

19.6

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, easily negotiated, not much sign of turn so far, was flighted, landed in the zone and was driven down to long-off

South Africa 87/2   HM Amla 44* (61b 4x4)

20.1

Loots to Amla, no run, ooh, Amla was in a bit of trouble there, went way across presumably with the intention of clearing midwicket, but it didn't come onto him as quick as he expected, ended up getting a leading edge that didn't carry

20.2

Loots to Amla, no run, bowled full on the off, punched back towards the bowler

20.3

Loots to Amla, 1 run, sees a bit of width and guides it down to third man for a single

20.5

Loots to Amla, no run, short ball outside off, chopped towards point, didn't time it well

20.6

Loots to Amla, 3 runs, bowled short again, Amla swats that firmly in front of square, deep cover has to run across and drags it back in but not before Amla has run three

South Africa 92/2   HM Amla 48* (66b 4x4)

21.1

Seelaar to Amla, no run, he'll feel he missed out there, looped it up, was a low full toss, driven straight to extra cover

21.2

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, pitched up, cracked past extra cover into the deep for a single

21.5

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, Amla raises another half-century, comes down the track and drives it past midwicket for a single, a patient yet solid innings, it's that kind of pitch but he's adapted well

South Africa 95/2   HM Amla 50* (69b 4x4)

22.3

Loots to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length, plenty of open spaces in the field, pushed towards deep cover

22.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, sweet sound of bat hitting ball, pitched up and it's drilled towards deep cover, there is a fielder in the deep so no damage done but it brings up the 100

South Africa 100/2   HM Amla 52* (71b 4x4)

23.1

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, down the track, gets to the pitch and drives it past cover

23.3

Seelaar to Amla, no run, lands full on middle, pushed back firmly but to the bowler

23.4

Seelaar to Amla, no run, bowled flat and short outside off, crunched towards point, can't pierce the field

23.5

Seelaar to Amla, no run, floated up on the off, comes down the track, tries to work it away square, can't beat the field again

23.6

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, A misfield by the captain allows them to take a single, punched off the back foot to extra cover, would have been another dot ball had it not been for that lapse

South Africa 103/2   HM Amla 54* (76b 4x4)

24.1

Loots to Amla, no run, tries to force that through the off side, the right ball picked, length outside off, was eyeing extra cover, but not for the first time in the innings he got an inside edge onto his pads

24.2

Loots to Amla, 3 runs, gets it right this time but is helped by another misfield, this time at mid-off, driven hard off the front foot, was an almost indentical delivery but the execution was better this time, three more as Bukhari can't quite get his body behind it

24.4

Loots to Amla, 1 run, full and wide, Amla chases it and gets it to deep cover, raises the 50 stand, Netherlands need a breakthrough

South Africa 108/2   HM Amla 58* (79b 4x4)

25.1

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, Seelar doesn't really turn it much, does he? Short and straight on the off, punched to deep cover

25.3

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, tempted to come down the track, gets to the pitch and smacks it towards long-off

25.5

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled a little awkwardly towards deep midwicket for a single

South Africa 113/2   HM Amla 61* (82b 4x4)

26.4

Loots to Amla, no run, slightly short outside off, cracked to point from the crease

26.5

Loots to Amla, 1 run, good length on the off, presents the full face and drives it to long-off

South Africa 120/2   HM Amla 62* (84b 4x4)

27.2

Seelaar to Amla, no run, on middle and leg, punched back to the bowler

27.3

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run

South Africa 123/2   HM Amla 63* (86b 4x4)

28.3

Cooper to Amla, 1 run, a waist-high full toss from Cooper, Amla pulls it hard but straight to deep midwicket

28.5

Cooper to Amla, 1 run, pitches it up on middle, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

South Africa 136/2   HM Amla 65* (88b 4x4)

29.1

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, starts with a ball down the leg side, it's glanced down to fine leg for a single

29.5

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, hurls it full on middle, pushed down the ground to long-on for one more

South Africa 144/2   HM Amla 67* (90b 4x4)

30.3

Cooper to Amla, 1 run, worked away past midwicket for a single

South Africa 149/2   HM Amla 68* (91b 4x4)

31.1

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, good length on middle, stroked down the pitch, past the non-striker, to long-on

31.4

Westdijk to Amla, FOUR, lovely batting, no use of force there, just used the pace to perfection, nipped back in, third man was a little wide, Amla just opened the face at the last moment to late-cut that to the boundary

31.5

Westdijk to Amla, no run, slightly short on middle, pushed off the back foot to midwicket

31.6

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, slower ball that Amla picked up a little late, reached forward and pushed it down to long-on for a single

South Africa 162/2   HM Amla 74* (95b 5x4)

32.1

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, straight on middle, opens the face slightly and plays it wide of extra cover for a single

32.3

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, looping it on middle, long-on into the act again

32.5

Seelaar to Amla, no run, short ball but not cashed in on by Amla, slapped straight to extra cover

32.6

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, short on the off, drags it wide of square leg for a single to keep strike

South Africa 167/2   HM Amla 77* (99b 5x4)

33.1

Westdijk to Amla, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards extra cover

33.2

Westdijk to Amla, FOUR, short and punished, runs flowing now, yawning gap between deep square leg and fine leg and the ball was just right to be dispatched in that area

33.3

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, lands on a good length, driven on the up towards deep cover for a single

33.5

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length, dabs it down to third man for a single

South Africa 174/2   HM Amla 83* (103b 6x4)

34.1

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, Amla waits in his crease for the ball to reach him and then drives towards long-off

34.5

Seelaar to Amla, no run, played back to the bowler

34.6

Seelaar to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and steers the ball through point

South Africa 185/2   HM Amla 85* (106b 6x4)

35.1

Westdijk to Amla, no run, length ball outside off, Amla stands and drives, powerfully, but straight to the fielder at extra cover

35.2

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, driven off the front foot down the ground

35.4

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, wide outside off stump, Amla reaches out for it and dabs down to third man

35.6

Westdijk to Amla, 1 run, played off the back foot towards point

South Africa 190/2   HM Amla 88* (110b 6x4)

36.1

ten Doeschate to Amla, no run, Amla drills the drive back at ten Doeschate who bends low to field in his followthrough

36.2

ten Doeschate to Amla, 2 runs, shorter length and Amla waits in his crease before flicking the ball into the gap at deep backward square, it is fielded just inside the boundary

36.3

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, Amla uses the width outside off to cut a length ball towards third man

36.6

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, Amla waits for the ball to reach him and then taps it very late and gently towards third man

South Africa 195/2   HM Amla 92* (114b 6x4)

37.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 wide, short and wide outside off stump, Amla flays at the ball but can't reach it. Wide called, marginal call

37.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, Amla goes on the back foot, waits until the ball is almost past him before dabbing it towards third man

37.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 3 runs, Amla leans on to the front foot and flicks the ball through square into the gap. AB absolutely hares back for the third

South Africa 201/2   HM Amla 96* (116b 6x4)

38.2

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven firmly off the front foot towards long-off

38.5

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, dabbed towards the leg side for a non-existent single made existent

South Africa 208/2   HM Amla 98* (118b 6x4)

39.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 2 byes, Amla comes forward and moves outside off to try and play the ball on the leg side. He's used this tactic against Bukhari in his earlier spell. This ball skidded through and beat Amla. It beat the keeper as well.

39.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off where a fumble allows the single

39.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, and he gets to eighth one-day hundred with a relaxed dab towards third man. The celebrations begin and end rather quickly. Amla the run machine rolls on ...

39.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, played towards third man for another single

South Africa 215/2   HM Amla 101* (122b 6x4)

40.1

ten Doeschate to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and opens the face to play the ball towards third man

South Africa 216/2   HM Amla 102* (123b 6x4)

41.1

Seelaar to Amla, no run, played back to the bowler, Seelar does well to field it towards his right

41.2

Seelaar to Amla, 1 leg bye, bowled flat and fast, Amla tries to pull but misses and gets hit on the pad

41.6

Seelaar to Amla, FOUR, Amla's turn. He goes inside out, making room by moving towards leg, and lofts the ball towards the cover boundary

South Africa 234/2   HM Amla 106* (126b 7x4)

42.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Amla, 1 run, the yorker. Amla digs it out towards mid-off and calls for a quick single. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end but Amla's safe.

South Africa 236/2   HM Amla 107* (127b 7x4)

43.5

Loots to Amla, FOUR, Amla sees mid-off up and he plays it slightly inside out, scooping the ball over the fielder. One-bounce four to long-off

43.6

Loots to Amla, 2 runs, played off the pads through square

South Africa 266/2   HM Amla 113* (129b 8x4)

44.5

ten Doeschate to Amla, OUT, caught! Amla makes room to dispatch a length ball through the off side. He was cramped for room and ended up slicing the ball towards point, where the fielder took a simple catch

HM Amla c Cooper b ten Doeschate 113 (191m 130b 8x4 0x6) SR: 86.92

South Africa 279/3   HM Amla 113 (130b 8x4)

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

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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

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