ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 29th match, Group B

India v South Africa

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

40.4

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length ball rises on Dhoni who fends on the leg side and runs

40.6

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni tries to glance the ball down leg side but makes improper contact

India 270/4   MS Dhoni 1* (2b)

41.6

Botha to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni lunges forward to nurdle the ball towards short third man

India 279/4   MS Dhoni 1* (3b)

42.2

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, full ball on middle stump, driven firmly towards mid-on

42.3

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed down the ground for a single this time

42.5

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni plays an ugly slog across the line to hit a full ball towards midwicket

India 283/4   MS Dhoni 3* (6b)

43.1

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, played off the back foot towards wide mid-on.

43.3

Peterson to Dhoni, no run, a perfect forward defence towards the bowler

43.4

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, pulled towards deep square leg

India 286/5   MS Dhoni 5* (9b)

44.1

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

44.2

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni goes back and foreces the ball towards cover point

India 287/6   MS Dhoni 6* (11b)

45.3

Peterson to Dhoni, no run, Peterson draws Dhoni into a tentative prod and spins the ball past the bat

45.4

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, a flatter and quicker ball, Dhoni hits it off the back foot towards long on

45.6

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, nudged off the pads through square leg

India 292/6   MS Dhoni 8* (14b)

46.1

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, flashed hard off the back foot towards cover, it doesn't get past the circle

46.2

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni tries to force the ball off the back foot but Smith runs from cover towards silly mid off to prevent the run

46.3

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long on for a single

India 293/6   MS Dhoni 9* (17b)

47.1

Peterson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni goes back and plays it back to the bowler. Nudge and nurdle, push and proddle seems to be his game.

47.2

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, pulled off the back foot through midwicket

47.5

Peterson to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed on the leg side for a single and Dhoni takes a single. Surely he should be trying to force the pace? Or take strike?

India 295/8   MS Dhoni 11* (20b)

48.1

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball outside off and Dhoni cuts towards deep point. South Africa will take that, Nehra has to face Steyn ...

India 296/8   MS Dhoni 12* (21b)

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Mar 12, 2011

Faf du Plessis and Robin Peterson celebrate South Africa's win, India v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, March 12, 2011

Faf du Plessis and Robin Peterson celebrate South Africa's win

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Mar 12, 2011

Suresh Raina is congratulated on catching Johan Botha, India v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, March 12, 2011

Suresh Raina is congratulated on catching Johan Botha

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