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)

6.1

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, good length angling into the right-hander. Sehwag goes back and punches to mid-on

6.2

Kallis to Sehwag, 2 runs, the offcutter from Kallis but the line is a touch straight. Sehwag goes back and works the ball off his pads

6.3

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, goes back again to a fuller delivery and drives towards mid-on

6.4

Kallis to Sehwag, FOUR, short ball and Sehwag rocks back to pull it. He hasn't timed it well but there's no fielder in the deep there. The ball falls safely in the outfield and rolls to the boundary

6.5

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, that's far too close to cut, surely? Not for Sehwag, who backs away a touch and cuts towards third man

6.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar moves inside the line of the ball, and helps it around the corner, there's no short fine leg in place

India 57/0   JH Kallis 1-0-11-0

8.1

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag goes back in his crease and opens the face to steer towards third man

8.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, 3 runs, terrific timing and placement and the fielding is top class too. Tendulkar drives on the up, through cover point. Botha chases hard and slides and pulls the ball back in on the verge of the boundary

8.3

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards third man

8.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, short ball and very straight, Tendulkar drops to his knees and sways out of the line

8.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, drama! The slower ball and Tendulkar pushes it towards mid-on and refuses the single. Wise decision from him for there's a direct hit at the bowler's end and Sehwag just put his bat in the crease in time. They run an overthrow of the ricochet

8.6

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, played towards third man by opening the face of the bat

India 77/0   JH Kallis 2-0-18-0

10.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length on off and middle, played towards midwicket

10.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar moves forward, picks up the slower ball from around off stump, and whips it past mid-on, wide of the fielder

10.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 wide, Kallis strays down leg side, that's the first extra for a while

10.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point, that was a good length ball from Kallis

10.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, width outside off stump, Tendulkar moves back and across to cut the ball through cover to the fielder in the deep

10.5

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, short ball and Sehwag ducks under it.

10.6

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, straighter line and Sehwag whips it off his pads to midwicket

India 93/0   JH Kallis 3-0-24-0

32.1

Kallis to Gambhir, no run, good length and straight, Gambhir tries to come forward and defends from the crease

32.2

Kallis to Gambhir, 1 run, too far down leg side, Gambhir nudges the ball off his pads through square leg

32.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, played towards third man with an open face

32.4

Kallis to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller length on leg stump, Gambhir nudges through square once again

32.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, the bouncer and it is well directed, Tendulkar ducks under the ball

32.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short ball once again, Tendulkar tries to paddle it down to fine leg and manages to do so, but only after getting both bat and body on it

India 220/1   JH Kallis 4-0-29-0

34.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar drops a good length ball short on the off side and runs, Gambhir says no

34.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar flicks and flicks fluently. A flying Faf soars to his left at midwicket to cut it off

34.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar moves towards the off and cuts a short of a length ball hard into the ground. The fielder at backward point collects it above his head

34.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar goes deep into his crease and works the ball off his hips through square, on 98 now.

34.5

Kallis to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir pushes a good length ball on the off side, he's nearing his fifty too

34.6

Kallis to Gambhir, 1 run, worked off the pads towards deep backward square

India 232/1   JH Kallis 5-0-31-0

36.1

Kallis to Gambhir, no run, the slower ball wide outside off stump, Gambhir stays on the back foot and flays his bat at it. He misses

36.2

Kallis to Gambhir, FOUR, length ball and Gambhir has launched it, off the front foot, over wide long-on, one-bounce four ... clean strike, lovely follow through

36.3

Kallis to Gambhir, no run, dabbed off the back foot towards point, Tendulkar doesn't want the single

36.4

Kallis to Gambhir, no run, another slower ball, Gambhir pulls and tries to hit it too hard. The shot is mis-timed towards midwicket

36.5

Kallis to Gambhir, 1 run, pitches on leg stump and Gambhir is able to tuck it off his pads through square leg

36.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar moves right across his stumps, outside off even, to flick a ball from off towards deep square leg. Risky shot, but he's in such control

India 243/1   JH Kallis 6-0-37-0

42.1

Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full ball on off stump, punched past the bowler for a single

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

42.4

Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj makes room and swings a length ball towards deep square leg

42.5

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

42.6

Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj holes out to long-on off a full toss, would you believe it. South Africa are thrilled. It was a friendly full toss and Yuvraj wanted to clear the boundary, he got plenty of height on it but no distance. It falls into Botha's hands on the boundary. Epic fightback by South Africa.

Yuvraj Singh c Botha b Kallis 12 (15m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

India 283/5   JH Kallis 7-0-41-1

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

44.3

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, cut off the back foot towards third man

44.4

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, the slower ball on off stump, Harbhajan pushes towards cover

44.5

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short of a length ball over middle stump, Harbhajan tries to swat it but misses.

44.6

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan pushes forward and gets a thick edge towards third man

India 288/6   JH Kallis 8-0-43-1

Photos

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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