ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

0.1

Peterson to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, on leg stump and turned out to midwicket

0.2

Peterson to Strauss, 1 wide, short and turns down the leg side to get England under way

0.2

Peterson to Strauss, no run, a touch fuller on middle and leg, Strauss works it into the leg side

0.3

Peterson to Strauss, OUT, gone! And the plan has work in some style. Massive early strike for South Africa. Strauss comes down the pitch and tries to launch Peterson over midwicket but can only find long on who makes superb ground to take a low catch

AJ Strauss c de Villiers b Peterson 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Peterson to Pietersen, no run, now there's a big appeal as Pietersen props forward but there's a big inside edge into the pad

0.5

Peterson to Pietersen, 2 runs, uses his feet and whips this towards mid-on who gets a tough bounce which allows a second although Trott has to get his skates on

0.6

Peterson to Pietersen, OUT, GONE! Would you believe it. Two in the first over. What an effort from Peterson. KP plays forward the ball turns a fraction and a regulation edge goes low to first slip

KP Pietersen c Kallis b Peterson 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 3/2   RJ Peterson 1-0-3-2

2.1

Peterson to Trott, no run, round the wicket, on off stump and Trott defends into the off side

2.2

Peterson to Trott, no run, onto the front foot and pushed back down the pitch

2.3

Peterson to Trott, no run, that's ripped squared...beats Trott who was on the back foot as it spins past the outside edge

2.4

Peterson to Trott, no run, pushed through a little quicker and Trott defends out to silly point

2.5

Peterson to Trott, no run, goes deep in his crease and then works into the leg side...trying to give himself time to read any spin

2.6

Peterson to Trott, no run, tossed up on middle and off, solidly pushed into the off side

England 8/2   RJ Peterson 2-1-3-2

4.1

Peterson to Trott, no run, full on the stumps and punched down towards mid-on and there's nearly some confusion

4.2

Peterson to Trott, 1 run, pushed towards leg stump, whipped into the midwicket area off the back foot

4.3

Peterson to Bell, no run, tossed up, Bell gets his head over the line and defends

4.4

Peterson to Bell, OUT, gone! He has another. Bell tries to use his feet but doesn't get to the pitch and only succeeds in popping a catch back towards Peterson who dives low to his left and takes a superb catch. Lovely piece of bowling to beat the batsman in flight

IR Bell c & b Peterson 5 (14m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

4.5

Peterson to Bopara, no run, fired in very full at the stumps, Bopara digs it out into the off side

4.6

Peterson to Bopara, no run, gee, there is plenty of turn here. Bopara nearly caught out on the back foot and he adjusts very late to defends square of the wicket

England 15/3   RJ Peterson 3-1-4-3

6.1

Peterson to Bopara, no run, risky from Bopara as he goes onto the back to try and force through the off side but is cramped for room

6.2

Peterson to Bopara, no run, angled towards leg stump, worked into the leg side

6.3

Peterson to Bopara, no run, full on leg stump, turned along the ground to midwicket

6.4

Peterson to Bopara, no run, worked off leg stump to short fine and Ravi decides to have a wander up the pitch before jogging back into his crease

6.5

Peterson to Bopara, no run, onto the back foot and defends into the off side

6.6

Peterson to Bopara, no run, touch shorter and it turns again but this time Bopara has time to play square on the off side

England 21/3   RJ Peterson 4-2-4-3

26.1

Peterson to Bopara, 1 run, finds spin straight away, landing it on a good line and length. Bopara leans the ball past cover to amble a single

26.2

Peterson to Trott, no run, trouble for Trott as some extra bounce and spin finds the edge. Slides one-bounce down to deep third man

26.3

Peterson to Trott, FOUR, really beautiful piece of timing from Trott here. Gets a slightly short ball and whips it square of the wicket, it rushes to the rope, beating the fine leg fielder who tried to skirt round

26.4

Peterson to Trott, 1 run, follows the boundary by pushing a single down the ground. Excellent batting

26.5

Peterson to Bopara, no run, Bopara a touch less certain getting forward here

26.6

Peterson to Bopara, no run, prodded back to the bowler in defence

England 106/3   RJ Peterson 5-2-10-3

28.1

Peterson to Bopara, no run, nurdled around the corner. Bopara imagines there is a single but Trott is nothing if not a realist

28.2

Peterson to Bopara, no run, prodded back to the bowler this time

28.3

Peterson to Bopara, 1 run, with a flick of the wrists, Bopara turns a single to midwicket

28.4

Peterson to Trott, no run, Trott pops forward to defend to cover

28.5

Peterson to Trott, 1 run, this time he gets back and punches a slightly shorter offering to deep cover

28.6

Peterson to Bopara, no run, ooh, Bopara advanced in a menacing way, like he wanted the big shot down the ground, Peterson adjusted his line well, throwing outside off. Rather than try and drag a shot Bopara changed his mind and prodded to point

England 112/3   RJ Peterson 6-2-12-3

34.1

Peterson to Bopara, 2 runs, drags his first balls short and Bopara places it nicely backward of square on the off side, but the sweeper makes good ground

34.2

Peterson to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up, drives down to long off

34.3

Peterson to Prior, no run, leans forward and defends, gets an inside edge into the leg side

34.4

Peterson to Prior, FOUR, powerful from Prior. Brings out the sweep and fetches it from outside off, sending it racing forward of square leg

34.5

Peterson to Prior, no run, back in defence as he plays to the off side

34.6

Peterson to Prior, no run, tight on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

England 133/4   RJ Peterson 7-2-19-3

36.1

Peterson to Bopara, 1 run, nudged into the gap at long on. Happy to size up the singles for now

36.2

Peterson to Yardy, no run, twirled onto leg stump, attempted flick, misses out

36.3

Peterson to Yardy, no run, not entirely convincing defence, worked back to the bowler

36.4

Peterson to Yardy, no run, massive appeal as Yardy goes down on the sweep. Petersen is adamant, but that was going over

36.5

Peterson to Yardy, 1 run, flicked off the hip

36.6

Peterson to Bopara, 1 run, beautifully bowled, Bopara is beaten in flight as he drives hard-handed into the covers. A good eye gets him out of trouble

England 138/5   RJ Peterson 8-2-22-3

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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