ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 39th match, Group B

Bangladesh v South Africa

South Africa won by 206 runs

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, starts well, some movement away from the right hander, lands on a good length, Amla lets it go

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Amla, 1 run, closer to the off stump, opens the face to steer it down towards third man for a single, he's off

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, keeps low, seems slowish, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, Amla leaves it alone

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, FOUR, found the gap, short of a good length outside off, Amla gets back and plays his favourite punch through point and cover, races away and silences the crowd

South Africa 6/0   HM Amla 5* (4b 1x4)

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, FOUR, Amla's looking good, just eased that through the game, a driving length, leans forward and just caresses it through the covers

South Africa 17/0   HM Amla 9* (5b 2x4)

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Amla, FOUR, no stopping Amla, Amla receives an almost identical delivery to what Smith got the previous ball. But one's in form, the other's not. Amla absolutely cannons that through the covers, Smith had got an outside edge to third man. Complete contrast

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, 1 wide, a touch too wide this time, Amla doesn't have to bother chasing it, moved away as well, leaves it alone and it's a wide

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, oooh, Amla would have been worried for a second or two there, pitched up on the off stump and he slices it in front of point, was uppish but it landed in front of the fielder

South Africa 27/0   HM Amla 13* (7b 3x4)

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Amla, no run, short and wide and Amla senses a chance, slashes hard but misses

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, no run, beautifully struck, on a length and it's crunched elegantly towards Shakib at extra cover, what a pity, Amla would think

South Africa 30/0   HM Amla 13* (9b 3x4)

4.2

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, he usually keeps them flat, shortish on the off, knocked back to the bowler off the back foot

4.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, slower through the air, Amla moves away and cracks that to cover

4.4

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, slightly short on the off again, Amla moves away and chops it towards cover

4.5

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 2 runs, misfield at point, slower through the air again, short, cut towards point but the fielder there fumbles to allow them to snatch two

4.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, plays at that one a little loosely, pushes it towards point off the back foot

South Africa 33/0   HM Amla 15* (14b 3x4)

5.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, FOUR, edged but there's no slip, short of a good length, gets on the back foot to try to punch it past over, gets a thick outside edge and flies through the vacant slip region to the third-man boundary, Rubel's upset, but he knew there was no slip

South Africa 44/0   HM Amla 19* (15b 4x4)

6.2

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, slightly short on middle, Amla gets on the back foot and whips it to midwicket, Smith wants a single, what was he thinking?

6.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, floated it on middle and leg, worked away past midwicket for a single

South Africa 46/0   HM Amla 20* (17b 4x4)

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, quicker through the air, went with the arm, Amla opted to play it off the back foot, it appeared to keep a little low, he got his bat down in time

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, gets forward and he pushes it slightly uppishly past extra cover

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, appeal for run-out, Amla's comfortably in, comes down the track and drives it to mid-on, Shakib picks it up and aims accurately at the non-striker's end but no damage done for South Africa

South Africa 47/0   HM Amla 21* (20b 4x4)

8.2

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, gets a thick inside edge as it turns in and he tries to drive that through the line, rolls down to short fine

8.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, raises the 50-stand, comes down the track and knocks it towards long-on, steady partnership by the pair

8.6

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, turned away off the back foot to square leg

South Africa 51/0   HM Amla 22* (23b 4x4)

10.1

Naeem Islam to Amla, 2 runs, flighted outside off, Amla beats the in-field with an elegant drive past extra cover for a couple of runs

10.2

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, pushed through the line to long-on for a single

10.5

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, short and Amla fails to cash in, steps away and punches it hard but straight to extra cover

10.6

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, squeezes it past midwicket down the ground for a single to keep strike

South Africa 56/0   HM Amla 26* (27b 4x4)

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, round the wicket and on Amla's pads, worked away past square leg for a single

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, gets back and whips it through square leg for one more

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, quicker delivery, pushes him on the back foot, it appears to stop on Amla for a moment, pushed past extra cover, Smith calls for a single and completes it easily

South Africa 65/0   HM Amla 29* (30b 4x4)

12.1

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, whipped off the back foot past square leg for a single

12.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, punched down to long-on for one more

12.5

Naeem Islam to Amla, FOUR, Amla's shot of the day, waited for it to turn in, had eyed his gap, made a bit of room and punched it into the vacant area between cover and extra cover, lovely timing

12.6

Naeem Islam to Amla, FOUR, almost identical except that the previous one was all timing, this one had a bit more force behind it, turning in again and he made way to crunch that between cover and point, worries, plenty of them, for the hosts

South Africa 77/0   HM Amla 39* (34b 6x4)

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, floating it on middle, driven back to the bowler

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, quicker through the air on the off stump, chopped past point for a single

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, lands on a good length on leg stump, gave that a bit of air, Amla got back and dropped it into the leg side

South Africa 80/0   HM Amla 40* (37b 6x4)

14.4

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, punched past the bowler for a single

14.6

Mahmudullah to Amla, no run, keeping it flat that time, turned in a hint, got a big stride forward and played it to cover

South Africa 83/0   HM Amla 41* (39b 6x4)

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, tires to whip it away fine, steals a quick single as it rolls down to short fine, the singles continue to flow

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, tries to dab it into the leg side, gets a thick inside edge, a single wide of square leg

South Africa 87/0   HM Amla 43* (41b 6x4)

16.1

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, turned away off the back foot past square leg for a single

16.6

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, pushed past cover for a single to keep strike, and it's drinks

South Africa 90/0   HM Amla 45* (43b 6x4)

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, flighted on middle, steps away and drives that to extra cover

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, tight line on middle, comes down the track, Shakib alters his length, it's played back to the bowler

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, appeal for lbw, short on middle and leg, went back to punch it past midwicket, did he get an inside edge? It appeared to hit him in line, oh but replays show it would have missed leg. No referral anyway

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, played away to midwicket

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, good over so far, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, eased off the front foot wide of cover for a single to keep strike

South Africa 91/0   HM Amla 46* (49b 6x4)

18.1

Mahmudullah to Amla, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

18.2

Mahmudullah to Amla, no run, comes on to him very slowly, tickled off the back foot to square leg

18.3

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, whipped past square leg off the back foot for a single

South Africa 92/0   HM Amla 47* (52b 6x4)

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, slightly short on the off, rocks back and cracks that past extra cover for a single

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, Amla almost botches up an attempted drive down the ground, got a thick inside edge instead

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, fired it quick on middle, knocked into the leg side for a single to keep strike

South Africa 97/0   HM Amla 49* (55b 6x4)

20.1

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, gets all the way back into the crease to tickle it past midwicket for a single to raise his half-century, he continues to have fun this World Cup

South Africa 98/0   HM Amla 50* (56b 6x4)

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, Amla tries to squeeze that past extra cover, but can't

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, flat, bowled on a good length, struck hard towards deep cover for a single

South Africa 101/1   HM Amla 51* (58b 6x4)

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, OUT, he's dragged it on! Appeared to be a harmless delivery, slower through the air, dropped it short outside off, went back to play his favourite punch through cover, got an inside edge as it turned away, straight onto the stumps

HM Amla b Abdur Razzak 51 (93m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 86.44

South Africa 107/2   HM Amla 51 (59b 6x4)

Photos

Mar 19, 2011

Faf du Plessis reaches his half-century, Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, March 19, 2011

Faf du Plessis reaches his half-century

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Mar 19, 2011

Bangladesh's players walk off dejected after being dumped out of the World Cup, Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, March 19, 2011

Bangladesh's players walk off dejected after being dumped out of the World Cup

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