ICC Cricket World Cup, 29th Match, Group B: India v South Africa at Nagpur, Mar 12, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 29th match, Group B
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
12 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, another first-ball four from Sehwag and Nagpur cheers! A touch too full from Steyn and the line is on middle, Sehwag lofts the ball over mid-on, that is some start

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   DW Steyn 0.1-0-4-0

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, van Wyk did not move! Dropped! Sehwag drove with feet rooted at a short of a length ball that seamed slightly away from him. Sehwag edged the cover off the ball and it flew only slightly to van Wyk's right. Maybe he didn't see for he did not move a muscle. A Kamran Akmal moment.

India 9/0   V Sehwag 8* (8b 2x4)   M Morkel 0.3-0-5-0

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, short of a length on the pads, there's no fine leg so Sehwag lifts the ball off his hips down to the boundary, one-bounce four

India 18/0   V Sehwag 12* (13b 3x4)   DW Steyn 1.4-0-13-0

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, carved wide of the fielder at third man! Short and wide and Sehwag goes after it, slashing hard. Morkel dives to his right on the boundary but can't get to it. One-bounce four

India 32/0   V Sehwag 16* (21b 4x4)   DW Steyn 2.3-0-23-0

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, blitzed through cover! Sehwag stands on the back foot and crashes a length ball through cover. No body moved.

India 37/0   V Sehwag 21* (24b 5x4)   M Morkel 2.1-0-13-0

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, too full and Sehwag has smashed it down the ground. He stayed in his crease and hammered it, Morkel bent to try and field but the ball had already screamed past

India 41/0   V Sehwag 25* (26b 6x4)   M Morkel 2.3-0-17-0

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, short ball outside off stump and it has disappeared as well. Sehwag uses the width and flashes hard, slashing the ball in the air past point and wide of the fielder at third man

India 45/0   V Sehwag 29* (28b 7x4)   M Morkel 2.5-0-21-0

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

India 52/0   V Sehwag 36* (33b 8x4)   JH Kallis 0.4-0-6-0

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   SR Tendulkar 14* (9b 1x4)   JH Kallis 1-0-11-0

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, too full and too straight, Sehwag stays in his crease and drives hard, placing the ball past mid-on. He simply hit through the line

India 61/0   V Sehwag 41* (36b 9x4)   M Morkel 3.2-0-26-0

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, crashed through covers where even a spectacular dive can't stop the ball. Length ball outside off, Tendulkar meets the ball on the front foot and blasts it through cover

India 66/0   SR Tendulkar 18* (11b 2x4)   M Morkel 3.5-0-31-0

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, down the ground this time, the Tendulkar stamp all over that one. He moves forward to a full ball and drives dead straight. Morkel stoops in his follow through but in vain

India 70/0   SR Tendulkar 22* (12b 3x4)   M Morkel 4-0-35-0

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

India 91/0   SR Tendulkar 39* (22b 4x4 1x6)   JH Kallis 2.2-0-22-0

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.

India 98/0   V Sehwag 50* (44b 10x4)   RJ Peterson 0.2-0-5-0

Duminy to Sehwag, FOUR, pitches outside leg but Sehwag makes room and plays the square drive through point. Terrific placement and the carnage continues

India 105/0   V Sehwag 55* (47b 11x4)   JP Duminy 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 115/0   SR Tendulkar 47* (30b 5x4 1x6)   RJ Peterson 1.1-0-12-0

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

India 136/0   V Sehwag 69* (57b 12x4)   RJ Peterson 2.4-0-24-0

Botha to Gambhir, FOUR, down the track, inside the line and lofted over cover! First boundary for Gambhir, the placement in the shot was just about perfect

India 149/1   G Gambhir 5* (5b 1x4)   J Botha 2-0-8-0

Botha to Tendulkar, FOUR, Sachin breaks the shackles, jumping out to hammer a full toss to the cover boundary!

India 201/1   SR Tendulkar 87* (75b 6x4 3x6)   J Botha 7.2-0-28-0

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

India 207/1   G Gambhir 33* (44b 2x4)   F du Plessis 2.1-0-14-1

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   SR Tendulkar 93* (81b 7x4 3x6)   F du Plessis 3-0-22-1

Duminy to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir charges and lofts the ball over extra cover, splitting the gap between deep cover and long off

India 224/1   G Gambhir 41* (51b 3x4)   JP Duminy 2.2-0-23-0

Duminy to Gambhir, FOUR, Duminy strays down leg side and Gambhir plays a fine paddle, du Plessis chases after it and dives head first to try and save the boundary. He doesn't and then crashes into the thick advertisement hoardings. The electronic ones. Careful man!

India 228/1   G Gambhir 45* (52b 4x4)   JP Duminy 2.3-0-27-0

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

India 241/1   G Gambhir 54* (61b 5x4)   JH Kallis 5.2-0-35-0

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, length ball outside off stump and Tendulkar dismisses it. Dismisses it with a powerful slap of his bat off the front foot. He connected that at chest height

India 249/1   SR Tendulkar 107* (96b 8x4 3x6)   M Morkel 5.3-0-46-0

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir makes room by backing away and uses the width to slash the ball hard to the point boundary. That flew across the turf ...

India 262/1   G Gambhir 64* (70b 6x4)   M Morkel 6.1-0-54-0

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir moves towards the off, gets under a full ball, and hoists it high towards wide long-on where it bounces once before going over the boundary

India 266/1   G Gambhir 68* (71b 7x4)   M Morkel 6.2-0-58-0





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