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

4.1

Rankin to Amla, FOUR, 140.2 kph and full outside off stump, Amla does not need any more invitation, gets forward and sends it in the gap at covers for a boundary

South Africa 18/0   HM Amla 12* (14b 1x4)   WB Rankin 2.1-0-12-0

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

South Africa 28/1   MN van Wyk 4* (3b 1x4)   DT Johnston 2.3-0-10-0

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

South Africa 36/1   MN van Wyk 10* (11b 2x4)   DT Johnston 3.2-0-14-0

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

South Africa 40/1   MN van Wyk 14* (14b 3x4)   DT Johnston 3.5-0-18-0

8.2

Rankin to van Wyk, FOUR, bowls a full toss outside off stump, and in the mood van Wyk is in, and how quick the outfield is, he stretches out and times it in the gap between cover and point

South Africa 45/1   MN van Wyk 19* (17b 4x4)   WB Rankin 4.2-0-26-1

8.3

Rankin to van Wyk, FOUR, van Wyk is doing some real damage here upfront, and taking the pressure off Smith, stands tall and lofts the length ball high over mid off for another boundary

South Africa 49/1   MN van Wyk 23* (18b 5x4)   WB Rankin 4.3-0-30-1

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

South Africa 58/2   JH Kallis 5* (3b 1x4)   WB Rankin 5.5-0-37-1

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

South Africa 62/2   MN van Wyk 30* (30b 6x4)   DT Johnston 5.3-0-25-0

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   MN van Wyk 40* (33b 7x4 1x6)   DT Johnston 6-0-35-0

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

South Africa 76/2   JH Kallis 9* (7b 2x4)   JF Mooney 0.3-0-4-0

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

South Africa 81/2   JH Kallis 13* (13b 3x4)   GH Dockrell 0.5-0-5-0

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

South Africa 123/5   CA Ingram 5* (4b 1x4)   JF Mooney 3.2-0-11-0

31.3

Dockrell to Ingram, FOUR, Ingram goes hard at a flat delivery, lunges forward and slogsweeps it to deep midwicket, well done

South Africa 141/5   CA Ingram 13* (18b 2x4)   GH Dockrell 7.3-0-28-1

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

South Africa 147/5   JP Duminy 31* (47b 1x4)   PR Stirling 8.1-0-31-1

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

South Africa 154/5   CA Ingram 20* (23b 3x4)   PR Stirling 8.5-0-38-1

35.1

Cusack to Ingram, FOUR, horrid delivery, a real freebie, and Ingram cracks the short, wide long-hop to the point boundary. Cusack knows he's messed up there, a cry of anguish

South Africa 166/5   CA Ingram 26* (30b 4x4)   AR Cusack 1.1-0-8-0

35.6

Cusack to Ingram, FOUR, he's spoiled it with the last ball! Short and wide again, slashed to the boundary. Poor bowling, no consistency of line or length. Is he trying to do too much?

South Africa 172/5   CA Ingram 31* (33b 5x4)   AR Cusack 2-0-14-0

36.3

Rankin to Ingram, FOUR, slashed down to third man, much too fine for the fielder down there! Rankin isn't happy, but the shot was on to that ball - short and wide

South Africa 177/5   CA Ingram 35* (34b 6x4)   WB Rankin 7.3-0-46-1

36.4

Rankin to Ingram, FOUR, and now he's on the pull! A gentle ball on leg stump, and it's met with savage force by Ingram, who cracks it away well in front of square

South Africa 181/5   CA Ingram 39* (35b 7x4)   WB Rankin 7.4-0-50-1

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

South Africa 201/5   JP Duminy 52* (67b 2x4)   DT Johnston 7.1-0-48-0

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

South Africa 215/6   J Botha 7* (8b 1x4)   PR Stirling 9.2-0-43-1

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   JP Duminy 66* (82b 3x4)   JF Mooney 6-0-26-0

47.2

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

South Africa 247/6   JP Duminy 81* (93b 4x4)   JF Mooney 6.2-0-30-0

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

South Africa 254/6   JP Duminy 87* (97b 5x4)   DT Johnston 9.1-0-64-1

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

South Africa 266/6   JP Duminy 97* (100b 6x4 1x6)   DT Johnston 9.5-0-75-1

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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