ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 34th match, Group B

Ireland v South Africa

South Africa won by 131 runs

10.1

Rankin to Kallis, 1 run, goes for the full delivery, ends up as a low full toss on the pads, Kallis cannot put it away, plays it out wide of midwicket

10.4

Rankin to Kallis, no run, hops in the air to bring down this one that gets big on him in front of square leg, that;s the way to deal with those nasty ones

10.5

Rankin to Kallis, FOUR, and then, that;s the way to put those full ones away, it's on middle stump, and Kallis connects beautifully with the straightest of bats, big followthrough as the ball races past the hapless bowler to the straight boundary

10.6

Rankin to Kallis, no run, opens him up a bit with a short of a length ball, and he pushes it away to point

South Africa 58/2   JH Kallis 5* (4b 1x4)

12.1

Mooney to Kallis, no run, trots in and bowls one on the stumps, it is worked away to midwicket

12.2

Mooney to Kallis, no run, 124.9 kph but it is dug in and makes him stand on his toes to keep it down on the off side

12.3

Mooney to Kallis, FOUR, short of a length again, this one does not get up as much, and Kallis is ready when it arrives, delays the shot a bit to get the placement right, and punches it past cover, no chance as soon as it passes the infield

12.4

Mooney to Kallis, no run, times the punch off the back foot again, this time to cover on the edge of the circle

12.5

Mooney to Kallis, no run, gets Kallis to come forward and he gets the drive right out of the middle, it drops just short of a diving point, Mooney has his hands on his heads

12.6

Mooney to Kallis, no run, goes on his toes to bring down another lifting short of a length ball, on the leg side this time

South Africa 76/2   JH Kallis 9* (10b 2x4)

13.3

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, fuller on the stumps, flicked away to midwicket

13.4

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, tossed up on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

13.5

Dockrell to Kallis, FOUR, there is sweeper cover, but he can only watch the ball slam in to the ropes, marginally short, he goes back and cracks the cut past cover and too quick for the man on the boundary

13.6

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, not much room this time, defended on the off side

South Africa 81/2   JH Kallis 13* (14b 3x4)

14.4

Mooney to Kallis, 1 run, goes back in the crease and guides this wide one to third man

South Africa 83/2   JH Kallis 14* (15b 3x4)

15.1

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, pushed back down the tracj

15.2

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, thumped off the front foot, cannot beat extra cover

15.3

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, slower through the air, he goes back and pushes it on the off side

15.4

Dockrell to Kallis, 1 run, lovely delivery, tossed up on off stump, draws him in to the drive, and gets it go straight on, off the inside edge towards square leg, Dockrell smile

South Africa 84/2   JH Kallis 15* (19b 3x4)

16.4

Stirling to Kallis, no run, beats him in flight, gets it to turn in sharply, he was forward and went for the drive outside the line, struck outside the line of off on the pads

16.5

Stirling to Kallis, no run, goes to slip who takes it, but off the pads as he again plays outside the line of one that turns in a long way

16.6

Stirling to Kallis, 1 run, this time Kallis is wiser, plays it with the turn towards midwicket, and picks up the single too

South Africa 87/3   JH Kallis 16* (22b 3x4)

17.1

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, Dockrell continues to toss them up, he drives off the inner half of the bat to the bowler

17.2

Dockrell to Kallis, 1 run, another one generous on the flight, but outside off stump, and Kallis creams it off the front foot, sweeper cover makes good ground to cut it off

17.6

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, goes for the full-blooded drive again to a tossed up ball, but hits it in to the ground

South Africa 89/3   JH Kallis 17* (25b 3x4)

19.2

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, driven hard in the ground on the bounce to extra cover

19.3

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, this time driven along the ground, to extra cover again

19.4

Dockrell to Kallis, no run, backs away, but this one hurries on and he chops it towards point

19.5

Dockrell to Kallis, 1 run, waits for this shortish one to come on, and punches it to sweeper cover

South Africa 94/3   JH Kallis 18* (29b 3x4)

20.1

Stirling to Kallis, no run, flicked with the turn from outside off to midwicket

20.2

Stirling to Kallis, 1 run, whipped away with the turn again to deep midwicket, he has not played outside the line since those couple of close calls early on

South Africa 95/3   JH Kallis 19* (31b 3x4)

Photos

Mar 15, 2011

Gary Wilson glances the ball fine, Ireland v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Kolkata, March 15, 2011

Gary Wilson glances the ball fine

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Mar 15, 2011

Robin Peterson trapped Gary Wilson LBW, Ireland v South Africa, Group B, World Cup, Kolkata, March 15, 2011

Robin Peterson trapped Gary Wilson LBW

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