ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd quarter final

New Zealand v South Africa

New Zealand won by 49 runs

40.3

Imran Tahir to NL McCullum, 1 run, full ball and pretty wide, McCullum gets down on one knee and carves that to sweeper cover

40.5

Imran Tahir to NL McCullum, 1 run, googly from Tahir, McCullum looks to defend and gets an inside-edge towards square leg

New Zealand 168/5   NL McCullum 2* (2b)

41.1

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, terrific stuff from AB, a length ball from Steyn, on off, batsman opens the face to guide it past the keeper, AB flies across to stop that and nearly throws down the stumps though he still had the gloves on

41.2

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, batsman makes room again and gets an edge, that lands a foot in front of the keeper, who can't reach it even though he moves forward to collect

41.3

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run

41.4

Steyn to NL McCullum, 1 run, length ball on offstump, McCullum opens the face once more and guides the ball towards point

New Zealand 169/5   NL McCullum 3* (6b)

42.1

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, full ball on middle and off, defended towards the bowler

42.2

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, fired into the pads, gets a leading edge that lands safely on the pitch

42.3

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, not much flight now from Peterson, pushed towards point

42.4

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, length ball on the pad, tucked towards midwicket for a single

New Zealand 170/5   NL McCullum 4* (10b)

43.2

Steyn to NL McCullum, 1 run, short of length on the pads, tucked towards square leg

43.4

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, swing and a miss outside off

43.5

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, bouncer outside off, McCullum waves his bat at it but can't connect, another dot ball

43.6

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, full slower ball, on legstump, defended towards the leg side, another quiet over comes to an end

New Zealand 174/5   NL McCullum 5* (14b)

44.4

Peterson to NL McCullum, 4 byes, McCullum moves across the stumps then moves back, Peterson fires the ball down leg, an almighty swipe from McCullum connects only with air, AB perhaps distracted by all the movement from the batsman can't collect that one

44.5

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, chipped towards mid-on, Williamson was sprinting the first, eyeing a second but he slipped so it's just one

New Zealand 186/5   NL McCullum 6* (16b)

45.2

Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, full ball outside off, McCullum moves beyond leg and tries to crack that through off, but that is too quick for him

45.3

Steyn to NL McCullum, OUT, McCullum is gone, once more he was looking to make room, he didn't get enough space to free his arms, still wanted to thrash that short ball from Steyn, it flies off the top-edges towards backward point where Duminy takes the catch

NL McCullum c Duminy b Steyn 6 (29m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 188/6   NL McCullum 6 (18b)

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Mar 25, 2011

AB de Villiers shakes hands with Daniel Vettori after the defeat, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, Mirpur, World Cup 2011, March 25, 2011

AB de Villiers shakes hands with Daniel Vettori after the defeat

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Mar 25, 2011

Nigel Llong intervenes in an argument between Faf du Plessis and Scott Styris, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup, March 25, 2011

Nigel Llong intervenes in an argument between Faf du Plessis and Scott Styris

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