ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

40.2

Steyn to Swann, no run, solidly forward, and blocked

40.3

Steyn to Swann, no run, full toss, but straight. Pushed to cover

40.4

Steyn to Swann, no run, squeezed square, through point, tight line again

40.5

Steyn to Swann, no run, pulls the length back a bit, to keep Swann from planting his front foot

40.6

Steyn to Swann, 1 run, a hint of width, slapped into the covers, and Swann keeps the strike. Given Yardy's run-rate, that's no bad thing ...

England 150/7   GP Swann 1* (5b)

41.1

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, looped onto the off stump, stroked into the covers

41.2

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, down on the sweep, no contact on the stroke. The only contact was with Swann's groin. Ouch

41.3

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, eager appeal but that was going down

41.4

Imran Tahir to Swann, FOUR, switch hit from Swann! And he nails it as well! Pulled firmly through cover/midwicket for four

41.5

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, down the track, beaten in flight and defended

41.6

Imran Tahir to Swann, 1 run, swished into the leg side, another single to keep the scorecard ticking

England 155/7   GP Swann 6* (11b 1x4)

42.1

Steyn to Swann, 1 run, on the legs, helped round the corner

42.4

Steyn to Swann, FOUR, clobbered! That's a flowing stroke from Swann, down the track, meeting the quick on the half-volley, and that's smacked through cover. His favourite stroke, and he played it well

42.5

Steyn to Swann, no run, looking for a single into the covers, though he kicks the turf because he feels that was another boundary ball - it sat up a touch and asked to be hit

42.6

Steyn to Swann, no run, slower ball, well directed. South Africa keep a firm grip on proceedings

England 161/7   GP Swann 11* (15b 2x4)

44.4

Steyn to Swann, 1 run, run off the face of the bat to short third man, as Swann picks off the single

England 164/9   GP Swann 12* (16b 2x4)

45.1

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, another review as Swann is struck on the pad, looked leg-sided and sure enough it was... a spectacular waste of technology, but I guess South Africa can take a few liberties!

45.2

Imran Tahir to Swann, 3 wides, this beats everything. Sharp work on the fine leg boundary to save the boundary

45.2

Imran Tahir to Swann, FOUR, good boshing from Swann, down the track, picks his spot and finds the midwicket boundary

45.3

Imran Tahir to Swann, no run, drilled into the covers

45.4

Imran Tahir to Swann, OUT, 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

GP Swann c Duminy b Imran Tahir 16 (28m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

England 171/10   GP Swann 16 (20b 3x4)

Photos

Mar 6, 2011

Umpire Simon Taufel on the field during England's game against South Africa, England v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Chennai, March 6, 2011

Umpire Simon Taufel on the field during England's game against South Africa

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Mar 6, 2011

Kevin Pietersen walks away from his team-mates, England v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Chennai, March 6, 2011

Kevin Pietersen walks away from his team-mates

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