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)

11.1

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar steps out to a flighted ball from round the wicket and drives towards long-off

11.2

Peterson to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag makes room by moving outside leg and lofts the ball inside out over cover to get to fifty, off 44 balls.

11.3

Peterson to Sehwag, 1 wide, Peterson slips this one down leg side

11.3

Peterson to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag makes room again but Peterson follows him, Sehwag ends up playing to midwicket

11.4

Peterson to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards long on for a single. Fastest team 100 of the World Cup

11.5

Peterson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar comes forward and gets beaten in the flight, he changes his shot and pushes the ball to point

11.6

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 wide, another ball down the leg side, Peterson is trying to cramp the batsman

11.6

Peterson to Tendulkar, no run, played back to the bowler off the back foot

India 101/0   RJ Peterson 1-0-8-0

13.1

Peterson to Tendulkar, FOUR, the highlights reel continues. Tendulkar steps out to take the ball on the full and drives it powerfully past mid-on

13.2

Peterson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar goes inside out, making room and lofting the ball high over extra cover. That man de Villiers runs at top speed from long-off and dives superbly. He nearly caught it too. Terrific effort. No one else in international cricket could have got to it!

13.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, no run, Loud appeal from Peterson and Smith reviews after the umpire says not out. He hasn't over-stepped and the ball hits the pad after Tendulkar's attempt to play across the line misses. That was missing leg stump though and Nagpur roars as the verdict is upheld.

13.4

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar gets to fifty with a nudge off his pads towards short fine leg, Sehwag ran that one quickly. He's got to 50 quicker than Sehwag did.

13.5

Peterson to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag tried to play on the off but got an edge on to the leg side

13.6

Peterson to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag waits and then punches towards long off

India 119/0   RJ Peterson 2-0-16-0

15.1

Peterson to Sehwag, 2 runs, deft touch! Sehwag, who's got the cap on, stays deep in the crease and just waits and waits, tapping the ball out of the keepers gloves and down to third man. A rare gentle touch from a batsman of such violence

15.2

Peterson to Sehwag, 1 run, crunched down to long-on, just the one

15.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar uses his feet, getting to the pitch and squeezing the ball to long-off

15.4

Peterson to Sehwag, FOUR, how does one go about constructing a shot like this? The ball was atrocious, a real long-hop, but Sehwag stepped back and lifted it inside out off the back foot and over cover. Right between the fielders too

15.5

Peterson to Sehwag, no run, chopped down on the off side, but straight to point

15.6

Peterson to Sehwag, 1 run, driven down to long-off, that's nine from the over. No sign of slowing down then, despite the end of the fielding restrictions!

India 137/0   RJ Peterson 3-0-25-0

21.1

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar takes a couple of steps down the wicket and punches down to long-off

21.2

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir stays back and plays uppishly towards long-on. The ball just seemed to stop in the surface, and one hand came off the bat as he played the shot

21.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar gets well forward, nudging to leg but straight to the midwicket fielder

21.4

Peterson to Tendulkar, no run, angled down but straight to backward point

21.5

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, held back a touch by Peterson, the ball is nicely flighted and spins away from the right-hander. Sachin is quite equal to it, however, collecting a single with a drop-and-run into the off side

21.6

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, whipped off the pads in front of midwicket for another single

India 164/1   RJ Peterson 4-0-29-0

23.1

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Peterson comes round the wicket to the right-hander, and is nudged out to midwicket for one. Full on the toes, that was, and flicked away

23.2

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, some turn and bounce for Peterson, and Gambhir plays it uppishly once again on the leg side. There's a man at a very close mid-on for that airy drive, but it was well placed to beat him

23.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, cracked away on the off side, deep cover cleans up

23.4

Peterson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir comes down the track, he's not quite to the pitch but tries to drive out on the leg side. The ball bounces short of that man at the close straight midwicket/mid-on

23.5

Peterson to Gambhir, no run, flatter through the air, nothing for the batsman to work with

23.6

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, a touch too full, driven to long-off

India 173/1   RJ Peterson 5-0-33-0

25.1

Peterson to Gambhir, no run, driven hard into the leg side, a superb diving stop at straight midwicket stops the run

25.2

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir steps back and cracks a cut out to deep cover

25.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, SIX, what was that about a dipping run rate? Tendulkar provides a boost with his third six, sailing over long-on!

25.4

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads, nudged to fine leg

25.5

Peterson to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked between point and backward point for one

25.6

Peterson to Tendulkar, 1 run, again aimed right at leg stump, just the single as Tendulkar turns the ball to square leg

India 184/1   RJ Peterson 6-0-43-0

43.1

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

43.2

Peterson to Kohli, 1 run, muscled off the back foot towards long 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

43.5

Peterson to Kohli, no run, it looked like Virat got an edge as he tried to force it off the back foot but van Wyk failed to hold on

43.6

Peterson to Kohli, OUT, bizarre batting, Virat pushes the ball gently back to Peterson, a easy caught and bowled. South Africa are right back in this. Peterson flings the ball in celebration and they are pumped.

V Kohli c & b Peterson 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 286/6   RJ Peterson 7-0-46-1

45.1

Peterson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pushed gently off the front foot towards cover

45.2

Peterson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, flighted delivery on off and middle, driven towards long off

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

45.5

Peterson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan charges and swats the ball down to long on

45.6

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

India 292/6   RJ Peterson 8-0-50-1

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

47.3

Peterson to Khan, no run, Zaheer defends towards cover, Smith charges in to field. They are intense.

47.4

Peterson to Khan, OUT, the implosion continues! Morne Morkel you beauty. He runs across to his right, covering lots of ground, slides and takes a superbly-judged catch. Zaheer had come forward and tried to clear the wide long-on boundary

Z Khan c Morkel b Peterson 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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?

47.6

Peterson to Nehra, no run, Peterson turns the ball past the outside edge of Nehra's defence

India 295/8   RJ Peterson 9-0-52-2

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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