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   Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-4-0

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

2.3

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 2-0-8-0

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

4.3

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 3-0-10-0

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 4-0-11-0

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 5-0-13-0

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

10.2

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

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 6-0-17-0

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

37.2

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, pushed back towards the bowler on the front foot

37.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, AB stays so steady in his crease and then punches the ball late through covers

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

37.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, cut from the crease but the ball was on a good length and stayed a touch low so AB mis-timed it

37.6

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed towards third man for a single

South Africa 202/2   Mudassar Bukhari 7-0-24-0

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

39.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, played behind point for a 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 ...

39.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, played into the covers for a single

39.6

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

South Africa 215/2   Mudassar Bukhari 8-0-29-0

42.1

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, AB moves outside leg, Bukhari cramps him for room by following the batsman. AB pushes down the ground

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.

42.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers tries to drive but gets beaten outside off

42.4

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, FOUR, another yorker, well nearly, and de Villiers jams it out towards point and that's terrific timing for a jam. The fielder at point mis-fields to allow the boundary

42.5

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, no run, another yorker. Dug out to the bowler, no mis-fielding this time

42.6

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss and AB brings up another hundred in the World Cup with a punch towards long-on. His top form continues.

South Africa 241/2   Mudassar Bukhari 9-0-36-0

45.1

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, good length ball cramping the right-hander as he moves outside leg a touch, driven towards long-on for one

45.2

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run, full ball on the pads, nudged through midwicket for one more

45.3

Mudassar Bukhari to de Villiers, 1 run, makes room but mis-times the drive towards mid-off

45.4

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run, OUT, full ball in the blockhole, dug out towards long-on. There's an easy single on offer but hang on, they want a double. AB is in trouble here as he sprints back and dives full length. The throw from the deep is good and the bowler breaks the stumps with AB well short

AB de Villiers run out 134 (126m 98b 13x4 4x6) SR: 136.73

45.5

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run, nudged off the pads for a single

45.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Duminy, 2 wides, a full toss outside leg stump, the keeper does well to get some glove on it

45.6

Mudassar Bukhari to du Plessis, 1 run

South Africa 287/4   Mudassar Bukhari 10-0-44-0

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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