ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 29th match, Group B

India v South Africa

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


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

India 142/1   SR Tendulkar 60* (41b 5x4 2x6)   F du Plessis 0.4-0-2-1


Morkel to Tendulkar, OUT, caught at point! Tendulkar tried to clear his front leg and smash the ball down the ground, but he didn't make proper contact, slicing it high in the air towards point, where Duminy took a few steps back and held the catch.

SR Tendulkar c Duminy b Morkel 111 (184m 101b 8x4 3x6) SR: 109.90

India 267/2   G Gambhir 68* (72b 7x4)   M Morkel 6.4-0-58-1


Steyn to Gambhir, OUT, caught at mid-off! Are India slipping again? Gambhir backs away to a slower ball, and is foxed by the change of pace. He ends up chipping it in the air towards Kallis, who takes a sharp catch diving forward

G Gambhir c Kallis b Steyn 69 (98m 75b 7x4 0x6) SR: 92.00

India 268/3   YK Pathan 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 7.1-0-46-1


Steyn to Pathan, OUT, South Africa on fire as Yusuf is caught at cover. Yusuf stood in his crease and just threw his bat at a length delivery, he sliced it in the air towards cover, where Smith took the catch over his head on the edge of the circle

YK Pathan c Smith b Steyn 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 268/4   Yuvraj Singh 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 7.3-0-46-2


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   MS Dhoni 3* (6b)   JH Kallis 7-0-41-1


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   MS Dhoni 5* (9b)   RJ Peterson 7-0-46-1


Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, bowled him! India continue to crash and burn. Harbhajan backs away and swings aimlessly. Steyn had bowled a dead straight yorker. Middle stump takes a hit. 320 is par on this pitch, will India get that much?

Harbhajan Singh b Steyn 3 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 293/7   MS Dhoni 9* (17b)   DW Steyn 8.5-0-49-3


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

India 294/8   MS Dhoni 10* (19b)   RJ Peterson 8.4-0-51-2


Steyn to Nehra, OUT, another one falls! Nehra drives a full ball straight at Smith at cover. There is a sense of bewilderment in Nagpur. India were 267 for 1 ... they are 296 for 9 now.

A Nehra c Smith b Steyn 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 296/9   MS Dhoni 12* (21b)   DW Steyn 9.3-0-50-4


Steyn to Patel, OUT, bowled him! Steyn takes five as India have imploded in the most spectacular fashion. A full and fast delivery does for Munaf. The stumps take another hit.

MM Patel b Steyn 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 296/10   MS Dhoni 12* (21b)   DW Steyn 9.4-0-50-5


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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