ICC Cricket World Cup, 34th Match, Group B: Ireland v South Africa at Kolkata, Mar 15, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 34th match, Group B
South Africa won by 131 runs
Played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (neutral venue)
15 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Johnston to Amla, no run, 125 kph comes back in from short of a length, blocked down the track

1.2

Johnston to Amla, 1 wide, the inward movement and the angle takes this one down the leg side

1.2

Johnston to Amla, no run, gets it to move in from just short of a length outside off stump, it bounces too much for Amla's comfort and he fends it away on the leg side, taking one hand off the bat

1.3

Johnston to Amla, no run, another one comes back in, this time off a fuller length, brings bat and pad close together and defends

1.4

Johnston to Amla, 2 runs, gets one in his zone, length ball angled on the pads, sends it scurrying along the ground past midwicket

1.5

Johnston to Amla, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven with lovely timing wide of mid off where Cusack dives to his left and saves the boundary

1.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, off a thick outside edge towards second slip along the ground as Smith pushes at one that kept a shade low

South Africa 7/0   DT Johnston 1-0-4-0
3.1

Johnston to Smith, no run, plays out a length ball on the stumps on the leg side

3.2

Johnston to Smith, no run, stays in the crease and chops one going across him towards point

3.3

Johnston to Smith, no run, looks to come out and go through his favourite midwicket, Johnston shortens the length and he blocks it away

3.4

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, gets one a bit fuller, opes up and works it away wide of midwicket

3.5

Johnston to Amla, 1 run, this man is in some form, he just stands in the crease and swats a length ball, it races wide of mid off who fires in the throw, but Amla is quick enough

3.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, shuffles across in hope but cannot work this one away, it is on a length outside off and he pats it away

South Africa 14/0   DT Johnston 2-0-6-0
5.1

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, gets bat close to pad outside off and blocks a length ball

5.2

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, 127.9 kph jags back in sharply from short of a length outside off, he is in some discomfort as he keeps it down

5.3

Johnston to van Wyk, FOUR, in the air, but he gets in the gap, did not quite middle this punch-drive, it seemed to stop on him but he went through with it and got it past mid off

5.4

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, the ball seems to be hovering and wobbling in the air, arrives late outside van Wyk who pushes it away uncertainly to point

5.5

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, gets it to move in off the seam around off stump and he defends off the back foot

5.6

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, dropped it is Kevin O'Brien at short cover who puts down the tough chance, it was a length ball that was smashed by van Wyk, went straight to Kevin who got both hands to it but could not hold on, Johnston is distraught

South Africa 28/1   DT Johnston 3-0-10-0
7.1

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, punched away to cover off the back foot, lets the ball angle in to him from outside off

7.2

Johnston to van Wyk, FOUR, goes for the lofted shot over midwicket, but gets too much underneath the ball and sends it almost perpendicular in the air, there are some monstrous dark clouds hanging above the ground, but only the ball comes down this time, couple of bounces and rolls away in to the wide long on boundary

7.3

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, pushed out in to the off side from the crease

7.4

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, wants to drive down the ground, gets too much across and hits it off the inner half to the bowler

7.5

Johnston to van Wyk, FOUR, van Wyk is going for everything, backs away a shade and lifts this back of a length ball over extra cover, just thumping through the line of the ball, effective at the moment

7.6

Johnston to van Wyk, 1 run, pushes it towards mid on and goes through for the run, makes it even as the throw hits the non-striker's stumps

South Africa 41/1   DT Johnston 4-0-19-0
9.1

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, lets this length ball come back in from outside off and calmly defends from the crease

9.2

Johnston to van Wyk, 1 run, pushes the ball late wide of cover and they go through for the run even as the fielder fails to cleanly pick up the ball

9.3

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, Smith endeavors forward purposefully, but the drive does not find the middle of the bat, and he gets a single wide of mid off

9.4

Johnston to van Wyk, OUT, Ireland make up for those clangers a bit, it is Mooney from midwicket, van Wyk had shuffled across to work the single away, but Mooney was close by, Smith got too far down the track in his haste for the run, he turned back and put in the dive, but Mooney had already found the stumps by then, the crowd roar, Ireland celebrate

GC Smith run out 7 (43m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

9.5

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, waits for this one to jag back in from short of a length, and pushes it away to cover off the back foot, they are done with attempting those suicidal singles for the moment

9.6

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, gets it right on target on off stump, he comes out and blocks resolutely

South Africa 52/2   DT Johnston 5-0-21-0
11.1

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, cramps him for room in the crease with a length ball that comes in, he defends

11.2

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, stands back in the crease to cut this one away, but manages to get it as far as point

11.3

Johnston to van Wyk, FOUR, he holds the bat almost perpendicular in the air, what a monstrous backlift, this one is short, and he swivels instantly and the pull dispatches the ball through square leg

11.4

Johnston to van Wyk, no run, surprises him with a lovely slower one around off stump, he plays it out towards point

11.5

Johnston to van Wyk, SIX, crack! he is really loving Eden. marginally short, and almost as if he had been waiting for it, he picks it high over deep midwicket, just stands in the crease and goes for the full swing of the bat

11.6

Johnston to van Wyk, FOUR, another one, he is throwing his bat at everything, this one is floated wide of off stump, and he gets the edge through the vacant slip cordon

South Africa 72/2   DT Johnston 6-0-35-0
37.1

Johnston to Duminy, 3 runs, full on middle and leg, clipped out to deep midwicket where some athletic fielding saves runs

37.2

Johnston to Ingram, 1 run, back-of-a-length on middle, dropped close in on the leg side

37.3

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, angled down to third man

37.4

Johnston to Ingram, 1 run, drop-and-run into the covers, there seems to be a really good understanding between these two batsmen, and they're both lightning between the wickets

37.5

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, there's another good example, Duminy just drops the ball at his feet and Ingram calls him through straight away. Professional stuff

37.6

Johnston to Ingram, 2 runs, forced out to the deep cover boundary, there's another run

South Africa 192/5   DT Johnston 7-0-44-0
39.1

Johnston to Duminy, FOUR, Johnston comes round the wicket, floating one up outside off and Duminy leans into a languid drive ... a diving cover sweeper can do nothing about it, and there's his fifty

39.2

Johnston to Duminy, 2 runs, tapped in that direction again, not quite with the same style or timing, but it's two runs all the same

39.3

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, turned off the hip to square leg, quick running

39.4

Johnston to Ingram, OUT, bowled 'im! Trent provides just the inspirational moment Ireland needed, pushing one fuller and straighter. The ball kept a little low, but Ingram was right back when he should have been forward and swiped across the line with no great certainty. No chicken dance from Johnston yet ... actually he looks quite angry!

CA Ingram b Johnston 46 (55m 43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 106.97

39.5

Johnston to Botha, no run, good length again, slightly fuller and Botha defends from the crease. Johnston won't mind, he should really be further forward playing that shot

39.6

Johnston to Botha, no run, Botha walks into a defensive stroke to finish the over, presenting the full face of the bat

South Africa 204/6   DT Johnston 8-0-51-1
45.1

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, tapped into space at midwicket, easy single

45.2

Johnston to Botha, no run, great keeping! Johnston aims for the yorker, it slips towards leg, hits the pad and would've been four ... but Niall lept to his left and stopped it one-handed

45.3

Johnston to Botha, 1 run, right in the blockhole! Botha digs it out back towards the bowler, but Johnston can't quite creak down in time ... so it's a single

45.4

Johnston to Duminy, 5 runs, over-throws! It was full, tapped to mid-off and they set off ... there was a shy at the stumps, but the back-up couldn't get round in time

45.5

Johnston to Botha, 1 run, swiped from off stump into the leg side, down to long on

45.6

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, full on off stump again, cracked hard to the mid-off fielder, who is right on the edge of the circle so there's time for a quick single

South Africa 240/6   DT Johnston 9-0-60-1
48.1

Johnston to Duminy, FOUR, poor delivery, and Duminy seizes on the opportunity for a boundary. It was a full toss on leg stump and Duminy just smashed it over square leg

48.2

Johnston to Duminy, 1 leg bye, full on middle and leg, Duminy is struck on the pad and Botha calls him through. Trent tries to run through his follow through and kick the ball onto the stumps, but the shot goes wide

48.3

Johnston to Botha, 1 run, full, heaved to leg but square leg on the edge of the circle dives to keep them to one

48.4

Johnston to Duminy, SIX, up, up, up into the night sky! That trademark Duminy pick-up over square leg, he got right underneath it and hit it miles

48.5

Johnston to Duminy, FOUR, four more, he's onto 97 now! Another full ball, slower, he backed away and tries to lift it over cover and a thick outside edge flew down to third man

48.6

Johnston to Duminy, 1 run, great yorker, right at the toes, but they still sneak a leg bye

South Africa 267/6   DT Johnston 10-0-76-1
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