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

1.1

Steyn to BB McCullum, 3 runs, not much swing first ball, batsman gets forward and carves it through cover, not particularly well-timed, enough time to get three

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   DW Steyn 1-0-3-0

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

3.6

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

New Zealand 14/1   DW Steyn 2-0-11-0

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

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   DW Steyn 3-0-12-1

25.1

Steyn to Taylor, 1 run, inducker at 131 kph from outside off to start off, Taylor dabs it with the angle through backward square leg for a single

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   DW Steyn 4-0-13-1

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   DW Steyn 5-0-19-1

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

41.5

Steyn to Williamson, no run, fires in the bouncer, 143.7kmh, Williamson ducks, just one off the over so far

41.6

Steyn to Williamson, no run, wants to tip the ball towards short cover and set off for the single, McCullum sends him back, superb over from Steyn that

New Zealand 169/5   DW Steyn 6-0-20-1

43.1

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, short of length ball pitching on middle, pushed past a diving midwicket fielder for a single

43.2

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

43.3

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, short of length again from Steyn, on middle and off, McCullum again shuffles across the stumps and tucks the ball to the leg side for a single

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   DW Steyn 7-0-23-1

45.1

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson shuffles across once more, and tucks a slower ball from Steyn towards mid-on

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

45.4

Steyn to Williamson, no run, an ambitious shot attempted by Williamson, a bouncer on legstump, Williamson moves away and tries to uppercut the ball but can't connect

45.5

Steyn to Williamson, no run, the slower offcutter from Steyn, just back of a length, whipped towards midwicket by Williamson

45.6

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, a yorker length ball outside off, jabbed towards the off side and quick single is pinched

New Zealand 189/6   DW Steyn 8-0-25-2

47.1

Steyn to Williamson, 2 runs, short of length ball, a typical whip from Williamson, gets him two to deep midwicket

47.2

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, mistimed by Williamson he makes room to carve that ball through off, it was slower from Steyn, and the ball rolls towards cover

47.3

Steyn to Oram, 1 run, a low full toss just outside off, Oram was backing away, and the hulking Oram couldn't get play that low delivery with a horizontal bat

47.4

Steyn to Williamson, 2 runs, length ball outside off, driven firmly towards long-on, Oram sprints back for the second

47.5

Steyn to Williamson, 1 run, a yorker is pushed towards extra cover, a direct hit from du Plessis would have got rid of Williamson, he misses

47.6

Steyn to Oram, 1 leg bye, superb bowling from Steyn, follows Oram who is as usual looking to make room, Oram gets into a tangle playing that one and can only scramble a leg-bye

New Zealand 204/6   DW Steyn 9-0-32-2

49.1

Steyn to Woodcock, 1 run, short of length and outside off, jabbed towards backward point and sets off for a suicidal single, would have been gone if there was a direct hit, du Plessis misses again

49.2

Steyn to Williamson, no run, whoah! what on earth was that 'shot' from Williamson, it was a bouncer from Steyn, Williamson got down on his knee and waved his bat above his head, the attempted periscopic hit doesn't connect

49.3

Steyn to Williamson, 2 runs, lashes this length ball from outside off to deep midwicket for a couple

49.4

Steyn to Williamson, FOUR, shortish ball from Steyn, Williamson backs away and crashes this one over extra cover, Smith and Botha chase but in vain

49.5

Steyn to Williamson, no run, low full toss outside off, outstanding bowling from Steyn, slightly comical batting from Williamson who was looking to make room before spotting the outside off ball, he loses his balance, and doesn't connect

49.6

Steyn to Williamson, 2 wides, a wide down the leg side, and they sneak a bye as the ball goes to the keeper as well

49.6

Steyn to Woodcock, 1 run, what a delivery to end the innings, a yorker on legstump, Woodcock just about gets his bat on it, squeezed towards the leg side, 221 doesn't look too threatening a target but NZ can at least console themselves with the knowledge that they are the first team to be not be bowled out by SA in this tournament

New Zealand 221/8   DW Steyn 10-0-42-2

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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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