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

16.1

Stirling to Duminy, no run, from round the stumps, slides this one past off stump, invitation for the cut, Duminy leaves

16.2

Stirling to Duminy, no run, touch shorter outside off, pushed away to point

16.3

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, wider outside off, this time he cuts, and picks up a single

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   PR Stirling 1-0-2-0

18.1

Stirling to Duminy, 2 runs, a shade short and turning away, he rocks back and punches it wide of sweeper cover to pick up a couple

18.2

Stirling to Duminy, no run, gets well forward to smother this one that turns away

18.3

Stirling to Duminy, no run, goes back to punch another shortish one, it doesn't turn, and he gets it to the right of the bowler, who goes leaping to his right to stop it

18.4

Stirling to Duminy, no run, another one goes straight on from back of a length, he is backing away to cut repeatedly, squeezed back to the bowler

18.5

Stirling to Duminy, no run, fuller on the stumps, almost yorker length, driven down the track

18.6

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, whipped away wide of long on from a fuller length

South Africa 92/3   PR Stirling 2-0-5-0

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

20.3

Stirling to Duminy, OUT, Kallis is in trouble, he was not quick enough to beat the throw as Duminy worked one away to midwicket, was a bit slow off the blocks as the throw came in from Porterfield, Niall had the bails off quickly, it is a close call as the replays show, but Kallis has to walk back, he cannot believe it, he did not put in the dive either, has himself to blame

JH Kallis run out 19 (43m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.29

20.4

Stirling to du Plessis, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps to work a turning delivery backward of square leg

20.5

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, turning away from a length, cut away wide of extra cover, there is sweeper cover on the boundary

20.6

Stirling to du Plessis, no run, stands outside off stump to counter the turn in to him, and whips it away to midwicket

South Africa 97/4   PR Stirling 3-0-8-0

22.1

Stirling to Duminy, no run, fired in from round the stumps, hits him on the pads down the leg side

22.2

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, goes on with the arm again, this time around leg stump, pushed off the back foot down the ground

22.3

Stirling to du Plessis, 1 run, sharp turn in to the batsman, who is standing outside off stump, and gets an inside edge backward of square leg

22.4

Stirling to Duminy, no run, keeps a shade low as it is pushed through flat on leg stump, played out in front of midwicket

22.5

Stirling to Duminy, no run, much fuller now, driven to the bowler off the front foot

22.6

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, just a tad short and outside off stump, he quickly goes back and cuts it to sweeper cover

South Africa 103/4   PR Stirling 4-0-11-0

24.1

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, hurries on from a length on off stump, he backs away and cuts it for a single past extra cover

24.2

Stirling to du Plessis, 2 runs, waits in the crease for this to turn in and dabs it away late past a diving slip, deftly done

24.3

Stirling to du Plessis, no run, looks to do it again, this one is pushed through quicker, doesn't bounce much and doesn't turn much, he is beaten as he pushes inside the line

24.4

Stirling to du Plessis, 1 run, driven hard wide of short extra cover, who dives and creates a run out chance, but these two are quick between the wickets

24.5

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, eased down to long off for a strolled single

24.6

Stirling to du Plessis, no run, walks way outside off stump, and pats away a turning delivery on the off side

South Africa 113/4   PR Stirling 5-0-16-0

26.1

Stirling to du Plessis, 1 run, walks outside off again, as he has done during this knock, and pushes it away towards point

26.2

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, flicked away backward of square leg for a quick run

26.3

Stirling to du Plessis, OUT, guided straight to slip, that's the way it is done during training, it was flighted outside off stump, drifted away from the batsman a touch, he came forward, opened the face of the bat and steered it at a nice catchable height to slip, South Africa are in trouble now, Johnston is delighted

F du Plessis c Johnston b Stirling 11 (21m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

26.4

Stirling to Ingram, no run, pushed through quicker from round the stumps, defended off the front foot

26.5

Stirling to Ingram, 1 run, he is away with a sweep to fine leg off a fuller one

26.6

Stirling to Duminy, 1 wide, is this another one, Duminy missed the flick to a wide one down the leg side, Niall had the bails off in a flash, was his foot in the air? replays show he just managed to drag his foot back in

26.6

Stirling to Duminy, no run, shorter on the stumps, he goes back to punch it back to the bowler

South Africa 119/5   PR Stirling 6-0-20-1

28.1

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up full delivery, he gets to it and flicks it to deep midwicket

28.2

Stirling to Ingram, no run, strikes him on the pad as he pushes out outside the line, this one went straight on

28.3

Stirling to Ingram, no run, this time he gets behind the ball to defend it off the front foot

28.4

Stirling to Ingram, 1 run, chops it from close to off stump

28.5

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, flicks it wide of midwicket from a fuller length, in the air for a while

28.6

Stirling to Ingram, 1 run, eased down the ground to long on this time

South Africa 129/5   PR Stirling 7-0-24-1

30.1

Stirling to Duminy, no run, gets a low full toss on leg stump, but pats it away to midwicket

30.2

Stirling to Duminy, no run, has him reaching out to a flighted one on middle stump, squeezed away down the track

30.3

Stirling to Duminy, no run, cut away from off stump to Mooney at cover

30.4

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, gets the single now, shuffles across to work it away in front of square leg

30.5

Stirling to Ingram, 1 run, full deliver, he lunges forward and sweeps it to deep square leg

30.6

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, plonks this one in front of covers for a comfortable run

South Africa 136/5   PR Stirling 8-0-27-1

32.1

Stirling to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy goes for the reverse sweep, takes it very low on the full, and gets it past short third man comfortably

32.2

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, stays in the crease to a tossed up fuller one, and chops it in to the ground on the leg side

32.3

Stirling to Ingram, no run, more flight from Stirling, driven back to the bowler

32.4

Stirling to Ingram, 2 runs, this time he shuffles quickly across the stumps and whips it away in the gap past square leg

32.5

Stirling to Ingram, FOUR, Ingram gets going this time, it was there outside off for the cut, and he got it past short third man and in to the gap

32.6

Stirling to Ingram, no run, pushed back in the air down the track, almost carried to the bowler

South Africa 154/5   PR Stirling 9-0-38-1

42.1

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, nudged just wide of the man at short fine leg, and so there's time for a single

42.2

Stirling to Botha, FOUR, reverse-sweep! It's a shot he plays very often at the end of the innings, and he's nailed this one. Short third man dives, but the ball is past him in a flash

42.3

Stirling to Botha, no run, and again! They didn't change the field so the shot was on, but this time the ball was far too full and nipped under the bat ... but it's well wide of off stump

42.4

Stirling to Botha, 1 run, pushed down to long-on off the back foot

42.5

Stirling to Duminy, no run, Duminy makes room, but cracks straight to the lone cover fielder in the ring

42.6

Stirling to Duminy, 1 run, flicked off the toes behind square on the leg side

South Africa 217/6   PR Stirling 10-0-45-1

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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