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)

17.1

du Plessis to Sehwag, 1 run, a touch of spin, hammered out on the off side and only some very athletic fielding on the cover boundary saves four

17.2

du Plessis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Sachin plants the front foot down the wicket, playing across the pad to pick up a single on the leg side

17.3

du Plessis to Sehwag, no run, quicker through the air from du Plessis, forced back to the bowler off the back foot

17.4

du Plessis to Sehwag, OUT, gone! Finally the partnership is broken. It was speared in fast and flat once again, Sehwag stepped away to make room for the cut but the ball didn't turn as much as he might have expected and he was cramped for room. Playing close to the body, he got a thin edge that smashed into the leg stump, flicking both bails into the air. Finally some relief for South Africa!

V Sehwag b du Plessis 73 (87m 66b 12x4 0x6) SR: 110.60

17.5

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir off the mark straight away, nudging the ball out square on the leg side

17.6

du Plessis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Faf gives it some air and the ball seems to grip, but Tendulkar is forward and right to the pitch, driving out to the cover sweeper to keep the strike

India 144/1   F du Plessis 1-0-4-1

19.1

du Plessis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar stays deep in the crease, thrashing a cut out to the cover sweeper. There's the 150

19.2

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir drives towards long-on. Du Plessis tumbles across athletically but can't cut it off, a single taken

19.3

du Plessis to Tendulkar, 1 run, nudged off the hip towards square leg

19.4

du Plessis to Gambhir, 2 runs, too short outside off, Gambhir steps back to cut and bottom-edges it right between van Wyk's legs. Steyn gives chase, and though he doesn't dive he manages to keep the ball inside the rope

19.5

du Plessis to Gambhir, no run, down the leg side, and what has that hit? Not the bat, says Umpire Gould, as van Wyk and du Plessis appeal. Yep, off the thigh pad and then into the keeper's gloves

19.6

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 run, flicked to midwicket, and the finish the over with a sharp single

India 155/1   F du Plessis 2-0-10-1

31.1

du Plessis to Gambhir, FOUR, a diving fielder on the boundary can do nothing about that! A very loose start from Du Plessis, very short indeed, and Gambhir had ages to rock back and hammer it away on the pull

31.2

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 wide, spinning down the leg side this time, wide given

31.2

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 run, now the batsman charges out, meeting the ball on the full and driving down the ground

31.3

du Plessis to Tendulkar, 1 run, off a thick inside edge and down to fine leg

31.4

du Plessis to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir stays deep and cuts out to deep cover

31.5

du Plessis to Tendulkar, no run, short again, but Du Plessis saved by his fielder - the man at cover dives to save

31.6

du Plessis to Tendulkar, FOUR, four more! Short again and rushing on to the batsman, Tendulkar rocks back and pulls in the air and straight of midwicket to beat the fielders out there

India 215/1   F du Plessis 3-0-22-1

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

© Associated Press

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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