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

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   J Botha 1-0-1-0

6.1

Botha to Taylor, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

6.2

Botha to Taylor, no run, another forward defence from Taylor

6.3

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, the ball is coming really slowly on to the bat, Taylor waits on the back foot and taps the ball towards midwicket to get off the mark

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   J Botha 2-0-2-0

8.1

Botha to Taylor, no run, Taylor waits an eternity on the backfoot for the ball to arrive, pushed towards mid-on

8.2

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, again gets on the back foot and tucks the ball to the leg side, this time between mid-on and midwicket

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

8.5

Botha to Taylor, no run, solidly defended off the front foot by Ross Taylor

8.6

Botha to Taylor, no run, a hint of width, Taylor goes back and slashes the ball towards backward point, doesn't beat the fielder

New Zealand 27/2   J Botha 3-0-5-0

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

10.3

Botha to Taylor, no run, short of length ball outside off, defended cautiously off the front foot

10.4

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, on offstump, Taylor shuffles across and clips the ball just behind square leg

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   J Botha 4-0-7-0

18.1

Botha to Taylor, no run, turn and bounce, slow loopy ball on off breaking in, Taylor doesn't offer a shot. Pops away off the thigh pad.

18.2

Botha to Taylor, no run, flight outside off, this one holds its line as Taylor defends

18.3

Botha to Taylor, FOUR, top shot. Taylor pushes the front foot forward to the pitch of Botha's flighted offie, meets it on the bounce and sends it purring through the covers. Played it into the ground, and found the gap to a nicety.

18.4

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, holds it back a touch and turns it into the pads, Taylor works with the spin to midwicket

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

18.6

Botha to Taylor, no run, nice shot for no runs. 82 kph, tossed up outside off and turning in, Taylor looks to run it fine, but finds short third man

New Zealand 75/2   J Botha 5-0-13-0

20.1

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Taylor pushes forward and gets a single into the covers

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

20.6

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, Ryder leans inside the line of a flighted offie coming in with the angle and works it to midwicket for a single

New Zealand 80/2   J Botha 6-0-16-0

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

22.2

Botha to Taylor, no run, short of a length on off and breaking in, Taylor defends from the crease to the leg side

22.3

Botha to Taylor, no run, a bit of a leading edge as Taylor closes the bat a touch early. It runs back down the track to the bowler.

22.4

Botha to Taylor, no run, too straight, on the pads and turned away square, but he can't get the single yet.

22.5

Botha to Taylor, 1 run, fired in full and fast on middle, Taylor whips through mid on for a single

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   J Botha 7-0-19-0

34.1

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

34.2

Botha to Styris, 1 run, length ball on off, driven fluently towards wide mid-on by Styris

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

34.5

Botha to Styris, no run, defended towards the bowler

34.6

Botha to Styris, 1 run, length ball outside off, dabbed towards the off side

New Zealand 139/3   J Botha 8-0-23-0

36.1

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

36.2

Botha to Styris, FOUR, Styris has come out with an attacking mindset, he charges out of the ground and lashes that ball to the long-on boundary for four more

36.3

Botha to Styris, no run, defended back towards the bowler

36.4

Botha to Styris, no run, a bit of width, Styris cuts that towards backward point

36.5

Botha to Styris, 1 run, on the pads this time, worked towards midwicket by Styris for a single

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   J Botha 9-0-29-0

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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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