ICC Cricket World Cup, 21st Match, Group B: England v South Africa at Chennai, Mar 6, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B
England won by 6 runs
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
6 March 2011 (50-over match)
12.1

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up nicely on off stump, Bopara leans forward and opens the face to find space in the covers

12.2

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, very full and dug out back to the bowler

12.3

Imran Tahir to Trott, 1 run, dragged a little short, Trott onto the back foot and forces out to the cover sweeper

12.4

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

12.5

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, leans back and cuts to backward point

12.6

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, placed nicely through the covers and the sweeper has more work to do

England 47/3   Imran Tahir 1-0-3-0
14.1

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, given out! We have a review as Trott misses a sweep and is given lbw. He calls for the DRS. Is it turning enough to miss off stump? Indeed it's missing, a good review from Trott who survives

14.2

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, tossed up outside off and driven firmly to cover

14.3

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, plenty of flight again and driven back to the bowler

14.4

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, touch short outside off, cut hard but straight at cover

14.5

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, better line, full on middle which brings Trott forward to defend

14.6

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, onto the back foot and pushed into the covers

England 51/3   Imran Tahir 2-1-3-0
16.1

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up menacingly, Bopara nudges down the ground and finds the best defence by scampering to the other end

16.2

Imran Tahir to Trott, 1 run, juicy full toss, but such are England's woes that Trott merely bunts a single down the ground

16.3

Imran Tahir to Bopara, FOUR, ah lovely shot, the best of the day. Overpitched from Tahir and Bopara leans into a fluid extra cover drive

16.4

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 2 runs, this is almost as good from Bopara. Very soft hands turning the ball into the leg side and judging a couple well to bring up the 50 stand

16.5

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, lovely delivery, tossed up on a length spinning away. Bopara leans forward to defend

16.6

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, another flashing blade as Bopara drives outside off stump. Timed it perfectly but was fielded smartly at short cover

England 65/3   Imran Tahir 3-1-11-0
29.1

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, oooh! There's that googly, his Warwickshire team-mate didn't read it, aimed an expansive drive and the inside edge could have been fatal!

29.2

Imran Tahir to Trott, 1 run, close again! If the googly won't get you the full toss, er, might. Slugged wide of long-on, Steyn hared up and in and dived full length, only to drop the ball as his elbows crashed to the ground

29.3

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, very neatly driven down the ground to get off strike

29.4

Imran Tahir to Trott, no run, carefully defended this time back to the bowler

29.5

Imran Tahir to Trott, OUT, gone this time! Tahir gets his man after all! Plenty of overspin on this and dipped before bouncing a touch more, Trott was a fraction early and popped back wide of Tahir who dived to his left to cling on. Wild celebrations from him and England in the mire.

IJL Trott c & b Imran Tahir 52 (123m 94b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.31

29.6

Imran Tahir to Prior, 1 run, he's away first ball with a work off the hip into the leg side

England 115/4   Imran Tahir 4-1-14-1
31.1

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, excitement from the bowler as Bopara gets an edge into the leg side but it falls well away from the keeper

31.2

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, on the back foot and pulled out to deep midwicket

31.3

Imran Tahir to Prior, 1 run, gets down for a sweep and works it out to deep square

31.4

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, Bopara works it down to long on

31.5

Imran Tahir to Prior, 1 run, another sweep, this time from outside off which means it goes a touch squarer

31.6

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 bye, wow, what a beauty...that has turned and bounced past Bopara's edge and also eluded the keeper. Plenty in this for the spinners

England 120/4   Imran Tahir 5-1-18-1
38.1

Imran Tahir to Bopara, FOUR, cracking shot, an aggressive sweep, hitting down on the ball all the way, and no-one can intercept

38.2

Imran Tahir to Bopara, no run, fully forward and blocked

38.3

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara dances in the crease and takes on the cut, but sharp work at point cuts off the runs

38.4

Imran Tahir to Yardy, 1 run, good work from Yardy, picking the gap at midwicket with a gentle tap off the toes

38.5

Imran Tahir to Bopara, 1 run, a wristy flick through the leg-side, not great power but another single

38.6

Imran Tahir to Yardy, no run, pushed back to the bowler. A better over for England, but it's all relative

England 146/5   Imran Tahir 6-1-25-1
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   Imran Tahir 7-1-30-1
43.1

Imran Tahir to Yardy, no run, a googly, nudged to point

43.2

Imran Tahir to Yardy, OUT, another googly, and another limp dismissal. Not picked whatsoever, and an lofted slap ends up in the hands of short cover

MH Yardy c Peterson b Imran Tahir 3 (40m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

43.3

Imran Tahir to Broad, no run, Broad doesn't pick that at all as he came half forward and the ball rolled through the gate and inches past leg stump!

43.4

Imran Tahir to Broad, no run, half an appeal as Broad goes down on the sweep

43.5

Imran Tahir to Broad, OUT, a bigger appeal this time! Broad would definitely have reviewed that if he could, it was the googly, he didn't pick it on the sweep, and umpire Taufel raises the finger!

SCJ Broad lbw b Imran Tahir 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

43.6

Imran Tahir to Anderson, 1 run, defended out to cover off the back foot

England 162/9   Imran Tahir 8-1-31-3
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   Imran Tahir 8.4-1-38-4
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