ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 21st match, Group B

England v South Africa

England won by 6 runs

14.1

Swann to Smith, OUT, that's a stinking delivery! Perfect length, spitting turn and bounce, Prior gathers well, up by his armpit, and the umpires review because they can tell what on earth has happened ... Looks as though there was the thinnest slither of glove on the ball as he fizzed by ... yes, there quite clearly was. This will be given out ... surely? The wait is eternal. Well, the umpires made a meal of it, but the right decision was reached in the end

GC Smith c †Prior b Swann 22 (63m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.65

South Africa 63/1   HM Amla 40* (44b 2x4)   GP Swann 4.1-1-13-1

17.3

Broad to Amla, OUT, full and straight, and Amla is gone! He tried to run the ball through third man, but the ball got big on him, and deflected down into the base of the stumps!

HM Amla b Broad 42 (81m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

South Africa 75/2   JH Kallis 10* (13b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 1.3-0-2-1

19.2

Broad to Kallis, OUT, edged, and did that carry? Yes, Prior says it did, and that's another one down! Width again, Kallis chased it, and suddenly, this one isn't quite over ...

JH Kallis c †Prior b Broad 15 (26m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

South Africa 82/3   AB de Villiers 2* (4b)   SCJ Broad 2.2-0-7-2

31.6

Anderson to de Villiers, OUT, Anderson has bowled him, I think! Yes, he has! de Villiers left alone outside off, the ball zipped through to the keeper, who caught it safely but belatedly noticed the bails were on the ground! Replays prove that Anderson just snicked the top of off, and that is a massive wicket

AB de Villiers b Anderson 25 (56m 44b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.81

South Africa 124/4   F du Plessis 17* (36b 2x4)   JM Anderson 3-0-11-1

32.2

Swann to du Plessis, OUT, instant panic as Swann comes back into the attack! A flick off the toes, a sharp piece of work at short leg, and du Plessis' headless-chicken run leaves him well out of the frame as Prior whips the bails off!

F du Plessis run out 17 (52m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.73

South Africa 124/5   JP Duminy 0* (0b)   GP Swann 7.2-1-25-1

33.4

Anderson to Duminy, OUT, gadzooks, no need for a review on that one! Duminy's off pole has been utterly and totally detonated! Unplayable nut from Anderson, swinging, straightening, flattening!

JP Duminy b Anderson 0 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 124/6   MN van Wyk 0* (4b)   JM Anderson 3.4-0-11-2

36.6

Yardy to Peterson, OUT, that's the wicket! Outside off, Peterson drives flat-footedly, Prior clings on, and now England really are favourites!

RJ Peterson c †Prior b Yardy 3 (15m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

South Africa 127/7   MN van Wyk 0* (8b)   MH Yardy 8-1-39-1

46.2

Bresnan to van Wyk, OUT, is there another twist!? Surely not? Bresnan strikes just when England needed it. van Wyk looking to cut but it was too close for the shot, ended up bottom edging onto middle stump

MN van Wyk b Bresnan 13 (67m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.13

South Africa 160/8   DW Steyn 17* (27b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 7.2-1-23-1

47.1

Broad to Steyn, OUT, Broad has nailed Steyn here. Full, nipped back a touch and struck flush in front. Looked stone dead, the umpire agreed and despite a review Steyn had to go.

DW Steyn lbw b Broad 20 (51m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

South Africa 164/9   M Morkel 1* (1b)   SCJ Broad 6.1-0-14-3

47.4

Broad to Morkel, OUT, Broad has done it! England take the game! South Africans, don't mention the C-word! Somehow England have pulled off a stunning win having been the wrong side of two close results before. It was full and up there to drive, Morkel aimed a big swing but could only feather through to Prior. Broad has conjured up a stunning final over to win the game, England's fielders are going ballistic, not so knackered anymore!

M Morkel c †Prior b Broad 1 (10m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

South Africa 165/10   Imran Tahir 1* (1b)   SCJ Broad 6.4-0-15-4

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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