ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

0.3

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

England 1/1   KP Pietersen 0* (0b)   RJ Peterson 0.3-0-1-1

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   IJL Trott 0* (0b)   RJ Peterson 1-0-3-2

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

England 15/3   IJL Trott 5* (15b)   RJ Peterson 2.4-1-4-3

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

England 114/4   RS Bopara 41* (72b 2x4 1x6)   Imran Tahir 3.5-1-13-1

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

England 134/5   RS Bopara 50* (87b 2x4 1x6)   M Morkel 4.3-0-12-1

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

England 148/6   MH Yardy 2* (13b)   M Morkel 6.3-0-15-2

40.1

Steyn to Bresnan, OUT, wicket-to-wicket, and Bresnan is nailed in front of middle and leg! Another review. No issue with the no-ball, but there are several stumps visible. That's hard luck for the batsman, the leg stump was being clipped so it stays with the on-field umpire. Steyn has no need for a sighter!

TT Bresnan lbw b Steyn 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 149/7   MH Yardy 2* (13b)   DW Steyn 6.1-0-28-1

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

England 161/8   GP Swann 11* (15b 2x4)   Imran Tahir 7.2-1-30-2

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

England 161/9   GP Swann 11* (15b 2x4)   Imran Tahir 7.5-1-30-3

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   JM Anderson 2* (6b)   Imran Tahir 8.4-1-38-4

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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