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)

8.3

Khan to Smith, OUT, gone! Pitched up, Smith's eyes light up and he launches into a drive but hits it straight to Tendulkar at mid-off. Khan gets Smith once again, he's well and truly won this battle. An early breakthrough - just what India wanted!

GC Smith c Tendulkar b Khan 16 (39m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

South Africa 41/1   HM Amla 24* (22b 5x4)   Z Khan 4.3-0-13-1

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, OUT, caught behind! There was some extra bounce on that and a bit of turn into Amla, who shaped to cut and was cramped for room. The ball got big on him and the edge was taken sharply. Dhoni flings the ball high in the air in celebration

HM Amla c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 61 (114m 72b 5x4 0x6) SR: 84.72

South Africa 127/2   JH Kallis 49* (63b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 2.2-0-11-1

35.4

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, OUT, a great bouncer from Khan, Kallis whips it away from in front of his nose and out into the deep ... they come back for the second but the throw is good and the bails are whipped off in a flash ... he's gone! What terrific work from Dhoni, he took the ball in front of the stumps from Harbhajan's throw and swivelled round in mid-air to catch Kallis short. Pressure on South Africa's middle order!

JH Kallis run out 69 (120m 88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 78.40

South Africa 173/3   AB de Villiers 25* (25b 1x4 1x6)   Z Khan 6.4-0-17-1

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, OUT, but he's gone now! It was the orthodox slog sweep this time, he cracked it right out of the middle but didn't get much height in the shot. Kohli dived forward at square to hold the catch above the turf, and Harbhajan waves AB back to the pavilion. India back in the game

AB de Villiers c Kohli b Harbhajan Singh 52 (67m 39b 6x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

South Africa 223/4   JP Duminy 20* (15b 2x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 5.3-0-38-2

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Duminy, 1 wide, OUT, Duminy falls ... eventually! He charged out again, was beaten as the ball was speared down the leg side. Dhoni fumbled the take, and Duminy, who was several metres down, started back for the crease. Dhoni quickly recovered, picking the ball up and whipping the bails off with the batsman short

JP Duminy st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 23 (40m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 115.00

South Africa 238/5   F du Plessis 11* (7b 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 6.3-0-43-3

43.6

Patel to van Wyk, OUT, There's a review, but van Wyk looked stone dead here. He tried to reverse sweep a very full delivery, and was hit on the front pad ... the finger goes up for the second time, he's gone! Replays suggest it would've clipped leg - it was left to the on-field call. If he'd been given not out that decision would have stood too, but that wasn't the case so he's got to go

MN van Wyk lbw b Patel 5 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 247/6   F du Plessis 14* (11b 1x6)   MM Patel 8-0-41-1

47.5

Patel to Botha, OUT, and then a wicket! Botha had just hit two boundaries and he wanted a third, swinging really hard but the ball swirled up off the top edge over the covers ... Suresh Raina, the substitute fielder, runs across and holds a great catch, the ball coming from behind him. Another one goes, and the match continues to hang in the balance!

J Botha c sub (SK Raina) b Patel 23 (15m 15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 153.33

South Africa 279/7   F du Plessis 22* (19b 1x6)   MM Patel 9.5-0-64-2

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

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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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