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

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   JF Mooney 1-0-4-0

14.1

Mooney to van Wyk, no run, Porterfield at point saves a certain boundary, it was cut hard off the back foot, but he dived and stopped it on the bounce

14.2

Mooney to van Wyk, no run, slower one wide outside off stump, left alone

14.3

Mooney to van Wyk, 1 run, gets across to whip a back of a length ball to deep midwicket

14.4

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

14.5

Mooney to van Wyk, no run, fuller outside off stump, he goes for a languid drive, too languid, as it rolls away to short extra cover

14.6

Mooney to van Wyk, no run, stuck in the crease to one that cramps him for room, pushed back down the track

South Africa 83/2   JF Mooney 2-0-6-0

25.1

Mooney to Duminy, no run, from round the stumps, bowls one close to off stump, he looks to steer it away and is beaten

25.2

Mooney to Duminy, 1 leg bye, shuffles across and gets it away off the pads towards square leg, Niall goes charging after it from behind the stumps

25.3

Mooney to du Plessis, no run, whips away this one from back of a length to midwicket

25.4

Mooney to du Plessis, no run, dug in from short of a length, bounces too much for his comfort and he keeps it down on the off side

25.5

Mooney to du Plessis, 1 run, fuller and much slower on the stumps, he picks it and pushes it down to long on for a single

25.6

Mooney to Duminy, no run, almost got him there, but an inside edge seemed to save him as he missed the drive to a length ball angled in to him, and the ball went on to hit the pad and rolled away

South Africa 115/4   JF Mooney 3-0-7-0

27.1

Mooney to Ingram, no run, whipped away to midwicket off the back foot, rode the bounce on this back of a length ball

27.2

Mooney to Ingram, FOUR, he comes forward and gets the drive in the gap between extra cover and mid off, first boundary in ages

27.3

Mooney to Ingram, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

27.4

Mooney to Ingram, 1 leg bye, strays down the pads from a full length, whipped away fine, Niall gets a hand to it and takes the pace off it

27.5

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, gets on the toes to work this one that bounces extra in front of square leg

27.6

Mooney to Ingram, no run, much fuller on the stumps, clipped away to midwicket, would have liked to put it away

South Africa 125/5   JF Mooney 4-0-12-0

41.1

Mooney to Botha, no run, Mooney attacks the stumps, finding a touch of inward movement off the seam. Botha defends to leg

41.2

Mooney to Botha, 1 run, angled down to third man

41.3

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy does the same, chopping on down to third man

41.4

Mooney to Botha, 1 run, saved by the boot! Botha set himself for a cut, but bottom-edged the shot almost straight down ... the ball could've bounced back onto the stumps, but hit his boot and bounced towards gully

41.5

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg

41.6

Mooney to Botha, no run, Botha stands tall and tries to force down the ground, but mid-on and midwicket converge to negate any thought of a single

South Africa 210/6   JF Mooney 5-0-16-0

43.1

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, Mooney is tight on off stump, but Duminy angles the bat at the last moment to get the ball down to third man

43.2

Mooney to Botha, 2 runs, too short for a man of Mooney's pace, Botha rocks back and pulls out to deep midwicket

43.3

Mooney to Botha, 1 run, back of a length once again, this time Botha pings the fielder on the off-side boundary ... straight to him though so just one

43.4

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, angling in towards leg stump from round the wicket, Duminy simply lays bat on ball to get it down to fine leg

43.5

Mooney to Botha, 1 run, slower ball bouncer from Mooney, and it's very slow and very short! Wide of off stump too. Botha tries to smash it a little too hard and picks up just the one out to the cover sweeper

43.6

Mooney to Duminy, FOUR, top-edged! But it flies up and over the keeper and away to the boundary! Some luck for Duminy, and Mooney is not amused

South Africa 227/6   JF Mooney 6-0-26-0

47.1

Mooney to Duminy, no run, Mooney comes round the wicket, aiming at leg stump. Duminy is beaten on the pull, the ball striking him on the hip

47.2

Mooney to Duminy, FOUR, a medium-paced bouncer from Mooney, Duminy steps back and smashes it to the square leg boundary!

47.3

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, short again, it rushes on to Duminy and he toe-ends down to long-on.

47.4

Mooney to Botha, 1 run, fuller on off stump, driven to cover. Man on the edge of the circle cuts it off, just a single

47.5

Mooney to Duminy, no run, much better length, fuller outside off and Duminy is beaten as he tries to late cut

47.6

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, a leg cutter perhaps, and it's gloved into the leg side for one

South Africa 250/6   JF Mooney 7-0-33-0

49.1

Mooney to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, Duminy plays it down to gully for one

49.2

Mooney to Botha, no run, Botha was trying to slap this one into orbit! Huge swing across the line, didn't get anywhere near it. O'Brien stops it with his body, he's up to the stumps

49.3

Mooney to Botha, 1 bye, mis-hit slower ball to gully, it gets Duminy back on strike on 99!

49.4

Mooney to Duminy, OUT, Duminy is out for 99! He tried to go down the ground, but sliced at it and got underneath the ball, lifting it very high ... two fielders converge and one of them dives and slides to pull off a great one-handed catch. Guess who? Yep, it's Kevin O'Brien!

JP Duminy c KJ O'Brien b Mooney 99 (139m 103b 6x4 1x6) SR: 96.11

49.5

Mooney to Botha, 2 runs, slower-ball bouncer, Botha pulls in the air out to long leg but it wasn't the greatest connection

49.6

Mooney to Botha, 1 bye, swing-and-a-miss, but O'Brien shys at the stumps, standing back, and they run on the ricochet

South Africa 272/7   JF Mooney 8-0-36-1

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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