ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

7.1

Morkel to Trott, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended into the leg side

7.2

Morkel to Trott, 1 run, well, well...Trott uses his feet and backs to the leg side, then frees his arms and carves this one bounce down to third man. Quite out of character.

7.3

Morkel to Bopara, no run, fuller to Bopara and it's defended towards backward point

7.4

Morkel to Bopara, no run, outside off, defended with an open face into the off side

7.5

Morkel to Bopara, 1 run, full and wide, draws a drive from Bopara and the edge flies down to third man but quite safely

7.6

Morkel to Trott, no run, full on off stump and it's driven firmly down to mid-off

England 23/3   M Morkel 1-0-2-0

9.1

Morkel to Trott, no run, outside off, jabbed into the off side as Trott suggests he expected more bounce

9.2

Morkel to Trott, no run, opens the face and it goes one bounce to the man at a very wide slip position...probably about third/fourth slip

9.3

Morkel to Trott, no run, same man is in action again as Trott tries to find the gap down to third man...he should be alert for the catch, too

9.4

Morkel to Trott, no run, full on the stumps, worked out to midwicket without much timing

9.5

Morkel to Trott, no run, ooh, a strangled shout as Trott is caught on the back foot but height was an issue and maybe an edge too

9.6

Morkel to Trott, 1 run, dropped in short - not where you want to be on this surface - and Trott pulls it through square leg

England 33/3   M Morkel 2-0-3-0

11.1

Morkel to Trott, FOUR, hint of width allows Trott to cut it away through backward point for just the second boundary of the day...wasn't timed perfectly but had the legs to beat third man

11.2

Morkel to Trott, no run, gets back full on off stump, Trott punches down the pitch and Morkel fields in his follow through

11.3

Morkel to Trott, no run, hint of movement into Trott from outside off as he comes onto the front foot and defends

11.4

Morkel to Trott, no run, full outside off, driven firmly into off side and it slips through short cover but it doesn't cost any runs

11.5

Morkel to Trott, no run, slower ball outside off, pushed into the off side and can't find a gap

11.6

Morkel to Trott, 4 leg byes, wrong line again, pushed towards leg stump and it takes Trott's pad wide of the diving keeper down to fine leg

England 44/3   M Morkel 3-0-7-0

13.1

Morkel to Bopara, no run, beaten, Bopara pushed at a wide ball outside off without much footwork. Loose shot.

13.2

Morkel to Bopara, no run, beaten again! This time a fuller ball which hints to swing away and draws Bopara onto the front foot with an airy drive

13.3

Morkel to Bopara, FOUR, gets the edge this time, Bopara feeling for the ball and it goes between keeper and the very wide slip. Bopara tried to make it look like a glide, but there was more edge involved

13.4

Morkel to Bopara, no run, stays on that line outside off and it's left alone this time

13.5

Morkel to Bopara, no run, gets one to jag back into the right hander and takes him high on the pad...this is a good over

13.6

Morkel to Bopara, no run, full outside off, defended square on the off side

England 51/3   M Morkel 4-0-11-0

35.1

Morkel to Bopara, no run, speared towards the pads but Bopara can't capitalise

35.2

Morkel to Bopara, 1 run, tapped into the covers, a sharp single and that's Bopara's fifty. His fifth in all, and how valuable it's been. More still needed of course. But he's laid the groundwork

35.3

Morkel to Prior, OUT, too good for Prior! Tight to the line of off stump, climbing off the deck, grazing the edge and the keeper's lean run continues, as England's slide regains momentum!

MJ Prior c †van Wyk b Morkel 10 (24m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

35.4

Morkel to Yardy, no run, round the wicket, outside off, left alone

35.5

Morkel to Yardy, 1 wide, down the leg side

35.5

Morkel to Yardy, no run, half forward, a poked defence

35.6

Morkel to Yardy, no run, very full but still generating steep bounce. Yardy digs this one out as it leaps in the crease

England 135/5   M Morkel 5-0-13-1

37.1

Morkel to Bopara, no run, blocked with an angled bat, the ball hops backwards and nearly threatens the stumps

37.2

Morkel to Bopara, no run, determined defence, dragged forward to block

37.3

Morkel to Bopara, 1 run, short, but no great aggression. Bopara rolls his wrists on a controlled pull

37.4

Morkel to Yardy, no run, round the wicket and Yardy is smothered for room. Nowhere to go there

37.5

Morkel to Yardy, no run, down the track to defend, blocked off the inside edge to backward square

37.6

Morkel to Yardy, no run, another block out to point, Yardy can't get going, but Bopara will be relieved he didn't steal the strike!

England 139/5   M Morkel 6-0-14-1

39.1

Morkel to Bopara, 1 run, attempted yorker, but floated into the toes and flicked through mid-on

39.2

Morkel to Yardy, 1 leg bye, direct hit from cover, and there's a review. Bopara is easily home, used the dive well

39.3

Morkel to Bopara, OUT, a massive breakthrough! Bopara is nailed lbw as Morkel nips one off the seam. It's gone to a review but it's tactical, as that is plumb. HawkEye says middle and leg, and he's gone

RS Bopara lbw b Morkel 60 (149m 98b 3x4 1x6) SR: 61.22

39.4

Morkel to Bresnan, no run, outside off, no stroke offered as Bresnan finds his bearings

39.5

Morkel to Bresnan, no run, a fraction wider on the crease, Bresnan defends

39.6

Morkel to Bresnan, 1 run, attempted yorker, splatted out to backward square. Just a single to end the over

England 149/6   M Morkel 7-0-16-2

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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