ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

18.1

Duminy to Trott, no run, starts full outside off, Trott aims a reverse-tickle but ends up yorking the ball with his glove

18.2

Duminy to Trott, no run, nudged into the midwicket region with the spin

18.3

Duminy to Trott, FOUR, ah good shot, it was short and sat up for it but England have missed out on a few this morning. Trott this time cut hard and square for four

18.4

Duminy to Trott, no run, pops forward to defend back to the bowler

18.5

Duminy to Trott, no run, touch shorter and Trott gets deep into his crease to punch back

18.6

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, shuffle down the crease to clip to long-on and keep the strike

England 73/3   JP Duminy 1-0-5-0

20.1

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, Duminy from around the wicket means the leg side is opened up for Trott to nudge into

20.2

Duminy to Bopara, no run, a fraction short and Bopara is again keen to cut, but not finding the room for it

20.3

Duminy to Bopara, no run, quicker and flatter from the bowler. Flicked into the leg side

20.4

Duminy to Bopara, no run, Bopara gets a leading edge here to cover. He's just going through a bad patch at the moment

20.5

Duminy to Bopara, 1 wide, this starts straight but spins down the leg side

20.5

Duminy to Bopara, 1 run, that'll do nicely for the batsman. Didn't quite time this but nurdled straight of midwicket

20.6

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, Trott pinches the strike but fiddling a single towards fine leg. Overs ticking by but South Africa just opening the smallest gap back for England here

England 80/3   JP Duminy 2-0-9-0

22.1

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, Trott is playing a different match here, easy as you like on a cut shot and sauntering through for one

22.2

Duminy to Bopara, 1 run, Duminy too short again and allows Bopara to unfurl his cut shot. No mistakes with the running this time

22.3

Duminy to Trott, no run, Trott wants to cut again but is cramped for room as Duminy finds some purchase

22.4

Duminy to Trott, no run, dragged from outside off stump to mid-on

22.5

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, some air from Duminy used by Trott to dink a single into the leg side

22.6

Duminy to Bopara, no run, Bopara edges down the track but Duminy adjusts his length well, leaving defence the only option

England 86/3   JP Duminy 3-0-12-0

24.1

Duminy to Trott, no run, Trott plays back when he should have played forward. Has to jab down in a hurry as a result

24.2

Duminy to Trott, no run, dots piling up as Trott pushes a full ball back to Duminy

24.3

Duminy to Trott, 1 run, precious single as Trott turns to deep square

24.4

Duminy to Bopara, SIX, that releases the pressure. Gone a long way, too. Bopara down the wicket and swinging through the line, pinging this back over the bowler's head and over the sightscreen too!

24.5

Duminy to Bopara, no run, good follow-up delivery, flatter and quicker around off stump. Stabbed to point

24.6

Duminy to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara opens the face a touch to steer a single

England 97/3   JP Duminy 4-0-20-0

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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