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)
17.1

du Plessis to Trott, 2 runs, looks more uncertain than Tahir but starts well, dobbing up on a good length and Trott flicks to a vacant midwicket

17.2

du Plessis to Trott, no run, good again from the bowler, the length dragged back a touch which forces Trott to defend

17.3

du Plessis to Trott, no run, pushed carefully back to the bowler

17.4

du Plessis to Trott, no run, dragged down a fraction too short but Trott punched back to the bowler

17.5

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, this time Trott beats the bowler, threading a drive down the ground

17.6

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, huge appeal from bowler and wicketkeeper as Bopara went back to flash and miss a cut from a length ball. Poor shot but an optimistic appeal

England 68/3   F du Plessis 1-0-3-0
19.1

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, little bit short and worked around the corner

19.2

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, slightly quicker ball and Bopara is very late on it. He's struggled against du Plessis so far

19.3

du Plessis to Bopara, 1 run, nudged very carefully towards midwicket

19.4

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, just a fraction shorter, flat too. Trott pushes to long-on

19.5

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, Bopara missed out here. Short but straight so Bopara had no room to time his cut

19.6

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler to end another good du Plessis over

England 76/3   F du Plessis 2-0-6-0
21.1

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, fullish ball squeezed down to fine leg to jog another single

21.2

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, Bopara aims to whip a full ball around his front pad to fine leg, missed it and was struck in front. Luckily for him, it pitched outside leg stump

21.3

du Plessis to Bopara, 1 run, du Plessis drops his length a fraction and Bopara finally gets one of his cut shots away. Just for a single though

21.4

du Plessis to Trott, no run, wow, this really rags. Bounce too and Trott misses a work to leg

21.5

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, firm connection this time, bunting into the leg side

21.6

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, oh Ravi Bopara. Nudged into the leg side, he took an age to turn here after being sent back by Trott for a single that did not exist. Eventually he dived in but the bat almost bounced up as he dived. Not the sharpest thing I've seen

England 83/3   F du Plessis 3-0-9-0
23.1

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, Trott milks a single to long-on off the back foot

23.2

du Plessis to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara playing forward this time milks a single in just the same direction

23.3

du Plessis to Trott, 1 run, this is a good over from England so far, Trott shoving a single down to long-on

23.4

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, too close to cut but Bopara wants the shot. Can't time it though

23.5

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, lovely delivery, touch of flight around off stump. Bopara forward and pushing back to du Plessis who tumbles to field smartly

23.6

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, shorter and it spins sharply, bounces too. Bopara stands tall but can't find a gap

England 89/3   F du Plessis 4-0-12-0
33.1

du Plessis to Prior, 1 run, short outside off, Prior punches off the back foot down the ground

33.2

du Plessis to Bopara, no run, rocks back and cuts hard but picks out the man at cover

33.3

du Plessis to Bopara, 1 run, back foot again against another short ball, this time midwicket parries it with a fine dive that probably prevented a boundary

33.4

du Plessis to Prior, no run, defend into the leg side

33.5

du Plessis to Prior, 1 run, short and cut out to deep point

33.6

du Plessis to Bopara, 1 run, drives through the covers out to the sweeper

England 126/4   F du Plessis 5-0-16-0
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