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

0.1

Peterson to Guptill, no run, leans forward to nudge it back to the bowler

0.2

Peterson to Guptill, no run, on the pads, flicked away but straight to square-leg

0.3

Peterson to Guptill, no run, stretches well forward to defend to the off

0.4

Peterson to Guptill, 1 run, on the middle stump line, worked to wide mid-on for a quiet single

New Zealand 1/0   MJ Guptill 1* (4b)

1.2

Steyn to Guptill, no run, length ball slanting into the pads, nudged towards square leg

1.3

Steyn to Guptill, no run, nice line from Steyn, just outside off, on a good length, batsman shoulders arms

1.4

Steyn to Guptill, no run, the trademark away movement from Steyn makes it appearance, the ball starts too far outside off though to worry the batsman

1.5

Steyn to Guptill, no run, that one was 139.2kmh, but still bounced a second time before reaching the keeper, not much in this pitch for fast bowlers it seems

1.6

Steyn to Guptill, no run, makes the batsman play this time, gets it close to off, blocked towards cover by Guptill

New Zealand 5/0   MJ Guptill 1* (9b)

3.6

Steyn to Guptill, no run, outside off, and an easy leave for Guptill

New Zealand 14/1   MJ Guptill 1* (10b)

5.3

Steyn to Guptill, no run, length ball angling into middle, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

5.4

Steyn to Guptill, no run, short of length and outside off, punched off the back foot towards the off side, another dot ball

5.5

Steyn to Guptill, no run, the South Africans are throwing themselves about in the field, an acrobatic dive at short cover stops a punch from Guptill

5.6

Steyn to Guptill, OUT, slower one from Steyn does the job, Guptill is gone, it is a full delivery at 121kmh, at least 20k less than normal pace, Guptill looks to clear mid-off, bottom hand comes off the bat as he plays the stroke, it balloons over Botha, who has to run back to pouch it, South Africa have been spot-on so far today

MJ Guptill c Botha b Steyn 1 (24m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

New Zealand 16/2   MJ Guptill 1 (14b)

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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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