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

2.2

Peterson to Ryder, no run, defend towards the off side

2.3

Peterson to Ryder, no run, stays in the crease and blocks it towards point

2.4

Peterson to Ryder, no run, length ball just outside off, watchfully played back towards the bowler

2.5

Peterson to Ryder, no run, tossed up by Peterson, pushed back to the bowler

2.6

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, no maiden for Peterson, slides this onto the pads, Ryder tucks it towards midwicket to get off the mark

New Zealand 6/1   JD Ryder 1* (5b)

3.1

Steyn to Ryder, no run, a superb diving stop from JP Duminy at backward point causes a mix-up, there's enough time for both batsman to get home in time though, it was a full toss that Ryder slapped towards Duminy

3.2

Steyn to Ryder, no run, on the pads and Ryder defends

3.3

Steyn to Ryder, 1 wide, that would have been a great ball to a right-hander, isn't so great to the left-hander, a wide down the leg side

3.3

Steyn to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder survives, just about, a french cut gets him a boundary, a short of length ball that comes into the batsman, who looks to drive without any footwork, takes a thick inside-edge

3.4

Steyn to Ryder, no run, back of a length and on the pads again, tucked towards square leg

3.5

Steyn to Ryder, 3 runs, Ryder pulls out a big shot as soon as Steyn pitches it a touch short, he can't time it all as he goes for the pull, it clears mid-on and Tahir has a long chase ahead of him

New Zealand 14/1   JD Ryder 8* (10b 1x4)

4.1

Botha to Ryder, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, a fullish ball pitching on middle, inside-edged onto the pad

4.2

Botha to Ryder, no run, outside off this time, Ryder goes for the cut, gets a bottom-edge towards point

4.3

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards cover

4.4

Botha to Ryder, no run, Ryder is having a lot of trouble here, a quicker one catches Ryder on the backfoot, bottom-edged to the pads

4.5

Botha to Ryder, no run, gets well forward and blocks it

4.6

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, a bit of width this time, Ryder can't time the ball as he drives towards mid-off, gets the single to keep strike

New Zealand 15/1   JD Ryder 9* (16b 1x4)

5.1

Steyn to Ryder, no run, full and wide outside off, Ryder throws his bat at it, doesn't connect and the keeper collects on the second bounce

5.2

Steyn to Ryder, 1 run, outside off and tentative stuff from Ryder, he pokes at it and the outside edge flies past first slip, down to third man, and Ryder is off strike

New Zealand 16/1   JD Ryder 10* (18b 1x4)

6.4

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball outside off, Ryder blocks off the front foot

6.5

Botha to Ryder, no run, a muted appeal for lbw, as Ryder defends, it was a straight ball that was going down leg

6.6

Botha to Ryder, no run, once more a delivery that is heading down leg, Ryder plays down the wrong line and is hit on the pad

New Zealand 17/2   JD Ryder 10* (21b 1x4)

7.3

Morkel to Ryder, no run, slants this down the leg side, should have been put away for four, Ryder doesn't get bat on it though

7.4

Morkel to Ryder, FOUR, overpitched outside off, and that's the best shot of the day, smashed through cover for four, that was too full from Morkel and Ryder capitalises

7.5

Morkel to Ryder, no run, Morkel reverts to his good length, blocked by Ryder

7.6

Morkel to Ryder, 2 runs, a touch shorter from Morkel, Ryder stands tall and punches the ball past extra cover, not too well timed but gets enough on it to get a couple

New Zealand 24/2   JD Ryder 16* (25b 2x4)

8.3

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball on middle and heading towards leg with the angle, blocked towards the leg side

8.4

Botha to Ryder, 1 wide, that's a wide down the leg side, de Villiers moves across quickly to collect

8.4

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, fullish ball on the stumps, defended towards the off side

New Zealand 27/2   JD Ryder 17* (27b 2x4)

9.1

Morkel to Ryder, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the back foot towards point

9.2

Morkel to Ryder, no run, on the pads this time from Morkel, Ryder goes back in the crease and pushes the ball towards mid-on

9.3

Morkel to Ryder, FOUR, just a bit of width, and Ryder hammers that past Kallis at point, it was very close to the fielder but it had too much power on it for Kallis to stop it, Kallis was looking at self-preservation there

9.4

Morkel to Ryder, no run, another confident hit from Ryder, he seems at ease when the ball is pitched up as Morkel has done now, he lashes it towards extra cover, but gets no reward for the stroke as Steyn flings himself to his right to cut that off

9.5

Morkel to Ryder, no run, short of length from Morkel, defended off the back foot

9.6

Morkel to Ryder, 3 runs, similar length, but one the legstump this time, Ryder plays a flamboyant pull, raising his front leg as he plays that stroke, the timing isn't perfect and the outfield isn't too quick due to yesterday's rain, Amla races across from deep backward square leg and puts in a dive to save his team one run

New Zealand 34/2   JD Ryder 24* (33b 3x4)

10.1

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball is defended towards cover

10.2

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, on the pads, tucked towards midwicket by Ryder

10.5

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball angling into middle, blocked back towards the bowler

10.6

Botha to Ryder, no run, well outside off, driven towards extra cover

New Zealand 36/2   JD Ryder 25* (37b 3x4)

11.4

Peterson to Ryder, FOUR, just as Mark Nicholas says Peterson can't bowl wide outside off since there is no one in the deep on the off side, Peterson bowled it wide outside off, Ryder capitalises, goes back and cracks the ball in front of point

11.5

Peterson to Ryder, no run, fullish ball on the pads, defended to the bowler

11.6

Peterson to Ryder, FOUR, Peterson again gives width, again he is punished, Ryder gets back and slaps that powerfully between point and cover, Amla gives chase and puts in another of his dives but can't stop the ball this time

New Zealand 47/2   JD Ryder 33* (40b 5x4)

12.2

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, a ripping googly from Tahir, bounces sharply as well, Ryder had no clue about that, the ball spins across outside off, beating Ryder's bat

12.3

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, this one stays a bit low, on the pads, pushed towards mid-on

12.6

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, another slider from Tahir to end the over, Ryder searches for that one outside off but doesn't connect

New Zealand 50/2   JD Ryder 34* (43b 5x4)

13.4

Peterson to Ryder, no run, length ball on the pads, Ryder defends towards the leg side

13.5

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, similar delivery, Ryder goes back this time and taps the ball to square leg for a single

New Zealand 52/2   JD Ryder 35* (45b 5x4)

14.3

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, full and outside off, punched towards mid-off by Ryder

14.4

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, full and just outside off, played towards extra cover by Ryder

New Zealand 57/2   JD Ryder 36* (47b 5x4)

15.1

Morkel to Ryder, no run, he starts with a short and wide ball, that's easy for Ryder, he thrashes that towards point, where JP Duminy saves four with a stunning dive

15.2

Morkel to Ryder, no run, another leading edge, on the pads this time and Ryder was looking to turn the ball towards the leg side, edges it to the right of the bowler

15.3

Morkel to Ryder, no run, short and Ryder stands tall before punching it to cover point

15.4

Morkel to Ryder, no run, on the pads again, defended by Ryder

15.5

Morkel to Ryder, no run, short of length ball on middle and leg, defended by Ryder off the back foot

15.6

Morkel to Ryder, 1 run, Morkel sticks to the middle and leg line, worked by Ryder towards square leg

New Zealand 58/2   JD Ryder 37* (53b 5x4)

16.1

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, full ball is punched by Ryder towards cover

16.2

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder pushes it down the wicket, the bowler can't stop it and they take a single

16.4

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, Ryder gets well forward to block this one

16.5

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, on a length and just outside off, defended off the front foot by Ryder

16.6

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, this time it is Faf du Plessis who throws himself to his left to restrict the batsman to a single

New Zealand 61/2   JD Ryder 39* (58b 5x4)

17.1

Morkel to Ryder, no run, back of a length and outside off, moved in a touch and Ryder inside-edges on to the pads

17.2

Morkel to Ryder, 2 runs, plenty of width on offer for Ryder, he likes it there, slaps that through cover but can't get it all the way to the boundary

17.3

Morkel to Ryder, 1 run, an ungainly pull from Ryder sends the ball towards square leg

17.5

Morkel to Ryder, FOUR, short ball outside leg, easy pickings for Ryder, helps the ball past the keeper to fine leg for four, Morkel hasn't been at his best today, usually such a tight bowler

17.6

Morkel to Ryder, no run, short of length ball on offstump, blocked off the back foot by Ryder

New Zealand 69/2   JD Ryder 46* (63b 6x4)

18.5

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, back of a length and turning away from Ryder who pushes off the back foot into the covers for a single

New Zealand 75/2   JD Ryder 47* (64b 6x4)

19.1

Kallis to Ryder, 1 run, tight line, back of a length and angling from middle to off, Ryder stays back and guides to third man for one

New Zealand 76/2   JD Ryder 48* (65b 6x4)

20.2

Botha to Ryder, no run, flighted outside off, Ryder is readily forward and angles the face to guide towards point

20.3

Botha to Ryder, no run, similar ball, similar shot. Ryder still can't get it past point

20.4

Botha to Ryder, no run, straighter this time, curving in from wide of the crease as Ryder plays it to mid off

20.5

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, mid off drops back for the last two balls, Ryder gets the single by forcing a back of a length ball on off stump towards long on

New Zealand 79/2   JD Ryder 49* (69b 6x4)

21.4

Kallis to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder has 50. I am backing him for a 100 today. Another offcutter, finishes on middle stump and Ryder quietly pushes into the covers for a single.

21.6

Kallis to Ryder, 1 run, oho, Ryder almost undid my prophecy there, going for a compulsive pull to a well-directed bouncer on middle and off. Not quite short enough, and he gets a top edge that balloons alarmingly to the left of the keeper and dribbles away to short third man.

New Zealand 84/2   JD Ryder 51* (71b 6x4)

22.1

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder gets a single, leaning far out to the flight and driving Botha with the spin to long off

22.6

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder is in milk mode. And no, this is not some joke about his rinking habits. Back of a length outside off, he expertly guides it between Botha and short cover for another single.

New Zealand 87/2   JD Ryder 53* (73b 6x4)

23.1

Kallis to Ryder, no run, short of a length on off stump, Kallis keeps it tight and Ryder politely defends from the crease.

23.2

Kallis to Ryder, no run, a half a foot outside off, Ryder opens the face as he punches from the crease and finds cover

23.3

Kallis to Ryder, no run, smart and slow bouncer, Ryder didn't see the drop in pace and eventually just weaved away from the line

23.4

Kallis to Ryder, no run, another dot ball, Kallis is giving Ryder nothing to drive. He stays back and pushes straight to midwicket

23.5

Kallis to Ryder, no run, Kallis, canny as ever. Now he slips in the fullish offcutter, gently angling away and begging for the outside edge. Ryder is stuck in the crease as he forces it off the outside half to point.

23.6

Kallis to Ryder, 1 leg bye, maiden from Kallis. Ryder gets a leg bye as he tries to nudge off the pads

New Zealand 88/2   JD Ryder 53* (79b 6x4)

24.1

Duminy to Ryder, 1 run, not as full as he would want, outside off, and Ryder thwacks a cut to the deep for a single

24.5

Duminy to Ryder, 2 runs, clever little chip from Ryder. JP doesn't toss it all the way up, Ryder gets forward looking for the drive, but sees he's not quite there. He goes through with the loft, with the spin over extra cover for a couple.

24.6

Duminy to Ryder, no run, faster and straighter, Ryder covers the line and defends

New Zealand 92/2   JD Ryder 56* (82b 6x4)

25.2

Steyn to Ryder, no run, aha, rapped on the pads as Ryder is stuck on the back foot and plays the flick an instant too late. Landed outside leg, and hit him further away though.

25.3

Steyn to Ryder, no run, angling across at 133 kph, Ryder is still on the back foot as he taps into the off side.

25.4

Steyn to Ryder, no run, he's cranking it up slowly. 140 kph on that full length ball that was looking for the pad or the timber. Ryder whipped the wrists at the last moment and played it to midwicket

25.5

Steyn to Ryder, no run, another dot, Ryder reaches out to a length ball and works it straight to midewicket

25.6

Steyn to Ryder, no run, the runs have dried up. Steyn finishes with another tight ball, angling across from off stump, and Ryder plays it from the crease to the off side.

New Zealand 93/2   JD Ryder 56* (87b 6x4)

26.2

Duminy to Ryder, 1 wide, wide delivery, straying well down the leg side and called.

26.2

Duminy to Ryder, 1 run, speared in on the pads, Ryder blocks it to the leg side for a pinched single

26.5

Duminy to Ryder, 1 run, dropped short on this occasion, but no width for Ryder to cut and he forces it straight to deep cover.

New Zealand 98/2   JD Ryder 58* (89b 6x4)

27.1

Steyn to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder's produced a fine boundary out of nowhere. 145 kph length ball on middle and angling across, Ryder gets half forward and whacks the off drive, through the line and past mid off. Fine shot, went back at double the pace it came at. The crowd's woken up, says Pat Symcox on air.

27.2

Steyn to Ryder, no run, fuller from Steyn just short of a yorker, and Ryder defends to the leg side

27.3

Steyn to Ryder, no run, length ball on the the stumps, Ryder covers the line and defends from the crease

27.4

Steyn to Ryder, 2 runs, another smart shot, just using Steyn's pace. We saw Raina do that a lot against Tait and Lee yesterday. Full and on the pads, Ryder chips inside the line and flicks backward of square for two.

27.5

Steyn to Ryder, no run, looked like a slower ball to me, but the speed gun says that was at 141 kph. Full and on middle, Ryder was clearly early on the defence, and then adjusted to keep it out.

27.6

Steyn to Ryder, no run, back of a length outside off, Ryder hops onto the back foot and defends towards point

New Zealand 104/2   JD Ryder 64* (95b 7x4)

28.3

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, leggie breaks in from outside off, Ryder stays back and works it with the spin to midwicket

28.4

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, this one hurries through outside off, Ryder plays it back down the track

28.5

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder gets well forward on off stump to get to the flight and eases the drive through extra cover for a single

New Zealand 106/2   JD Ryder 65* (98b 7x4)

29.1

Peterson to Ryder, FOUR, things aren't working for SA. Ryder is cashing in for having played some very sensible cricket thus far. Robin tosses this up well outside off, Ryder comes charging out, making room as he does and then carves inside out, against the spin, almost all the way over extra cover. This is super smart cricket, another boundary off the over's first ball.

29.2

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, shortens the length, Ryder hangs back and nudges into midwicket for a single

29.4

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder continues to chip along. Loopy ball on his toes, he taps it gently over the infield through midwicket for one

New Zealand 115/2   JD Ryder 71* (101b 8x4)

30.5

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, aha, Ryder gets away with a mis-hit. Tahir tosses up a dolly well outside off, Ryder looks to crack the cut over point, and doesn't middle it. The outside edge spirals out of control but eludes point easily.

New Zealand 118/2   JD Ryder 72* (102b 8x4)

31.1

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle and leg, Ryder drives firmly to long on for a single

31.4

Peterson to Ryder, 2 runs, its terror from Taylor, and touch from Ryder. He just leans out to the pitch and dinks calmly over the cover fielder for two more.

31.5

Peterson to Ryder, no run, slower through the air, Ryder plays defensively

31.6

Peterson to Ryder, no run, fires in the armer to end the over, Ryder stays on the crease and plays it out to the off side.

New Zealand 128/2   JD Ryder 75* (106b 8x4)

32.2

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, googly, but dropped too wide outside off, Ryder looked to cut but missed it as it turned too much away from him

32.3

Imran Tahir to Ryder, 1 run, this one straightens outside off and Ryder punches from the crease into the off side for a single

New Zealand 130/2   JD Ryder 76* (108b 8x4)

33.1

Peterson to Ryder, no run, Peterson to continue, defended off the front foot

33.2

Peterson to Ryder, 2 runs, on the pads, whipped off the back foot towards midwicket

33.3

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, fullish ball just outside off, driven back past the bowler

33.5

Peterson to Ryder, 1 run, full ball on off, driven along the ground to long-on for a single

New Zealand 135/3   JD Ryder 80* (112b 8x4)

34.1

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, full and flighted outside off, driven to mid-off

34.3

Botha to Ryder, no run, turns in towards legstump, Ryder looks to clip that one to the leg side, but inside-edges on to the pad

34.4

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, shuffles across and taps this towards midwicket

New Zealand 138/3   JD Ryder 82* (115b 8x4)

36.1

Botha to Ryder, 1 run, makes some room and drives a fullish ball inside out towards mid-off

36.6

Botha to Ryder, no run, length ball on off to end the over, watchfully defended off the front foot by Ryder

New Zealand 153/3   JD Ryder 83* (117b 8x4)

37.5

Morkel to Ryder, no run, short of length ball on the pads, pushed towards mid-on by Ryder, who plays that shot from the crease

37.6

Morkel to Ryder, no run, again minimal footwork from Ryder as he tries to work a legstump delivery from Morkel, he can't get it away, and that's exactly the over South Africa needed from Morkel

New Zealand 154/4   JD Ryder 83* (119b 8x4)

38.4

Imran Tahir to Ryder, no run, Ryder punches this ball back towards Tahir

38.5

Imran Tahir to Ryder, OUT, Ryder holes out, Tahir has got another big wicket, all that time building a platform has gone waste as Ryder swings this one to deep midwicket, Colin Ingram is waiting for that, he pouches it easily, and New Zealand have lost their fifth, the late onslaught New Zealand were hoping for could now become a more measured attempt to play out the full 50 overs

JD Ryder c sub (CA Ingram) b Imran Tahir 83 (157m 121b 8x4 0x6) SR: 68.59

New Zealand 156/5   JD Ryder 83 (121b 8x4)

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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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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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