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

7.1

Morkel to Taylor, no run, he hits the spot straightaway, back of a length and outside off, defended

7.2

Morkel to Taylor, 1 run, length ball outside off, bit of an outside edge that goes to third man

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   M Morkel 1-0-7-0

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   M Morkel 2-0-14-0

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   M Morkel 3-0-15-0

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

17.4

Morkel to Taylor, 1 run, short of length ball angling down leg, Taylor shuffles across and gets the ball away 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   M Morkel 4-0-23-0

35.1

Morkel to Styris, FOUR, a lovely shot from Styris, it was a short of length ball, hit on the up past the bowler, wonderful timing that, mid-on could only watch

35.2

Morkel to Styris, no run, a touch shorter from Morkel, on off, ball hits the splice of the bat as Styris defends

35.3

Morkel to Styris, no run, length ball this time and confidently driven along the ground to mid-off by Styris, who has looked good in his short stay

35.4

Morkel to Styris, FOUR, short ball, only 128kmh from Morkel, Styris seemed to be early on to the pull, not too well timed but gets enough on it to send it to the midwicket boundary, 11 off 9 now Styris

35.5

Morkel to Styris, no run, short of length ball and into middle, driven towards the leg side by Styris

35.6

Morkel to Styris, no run, 'Nooo,' shouts Styris after dabbing the ball towards backward point

New Zealand 147/3   M Morkel 5-0-31-0

37.1

Morkel to Styris, no run, length ball on middle, Styris tucks that one towards the leg side from the crease

37.2

Morkel to Styris, OUT, Morne has struck, Styris was looking to give himself room and whack that over the off side, he gets a bottom-edge to that short ball and the ball cannons on to the stumps, New Zealand have lost their fourth, Morne redeems what has been an ordinary bowling effort from him so far

SB Styris b Morkel 16 (19m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.11

37.3

Morkel to Williamson, no run, short of length and well outside off, Williamson lets it go

37.4

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, length ball slanting towards leg, whipped towards square leg by Williamson to get off the mark

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   M Morkel 6-0-32-1

39.1

Morkel to Williamson, no run, short of length ball outside off, the trademark Morkel delivery, defended towards the off side

39.2

Morkel to Williamson, no run, slants this one into middle, fuller delivery, Williamson works it to square leg

39.3

Morkel to Williamson, 2 runs, short and wide, Williamson jumps and scythes that towards sweeper cover, not too well timed that

39.4

Morkel to Williamson, no run, drops short of first slip, it was a short of length ball outside off, 143kmh, not sure why Williamson wanted to play that off the front foot, a thick edge lands well short

39.5

Morkel to Williamson, 2 runs, length ball just outside off, shuffles across and plays a wristy shot that sends the ball scurrying wide of midwicket

39.6

Morkel to Williamson, 3 runs, length ball even wide outside off, Williamson moves across a long way and shows off another wristy shot, this one is quite well timed and goes nearly all the way to the midwicket boundary

New Zealand 164/5   M Morkel 7-0-39-1

48.1

Morkel to Oram, OUT, length ball on off, Oram was thinking of sending it into orbit over long-on, he misses, Morkel hits the top of off, and that's the end of Oram's struggle

JDP Oram b Morkel 7 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

48.2

Morkel to Vettori, FOUR, what a shot from Vettori, he shuffles across and squirts an offstump ball behind square leg for four

48.3

Morkel to Vettori, no run, backed away and looked to force it through cover, but can't beat short cover

48.4

Morkel to Vettori, 2 runs, fullish ball from Morkel, punched past mid-off by Vettori, who was miles outside leg, Smith has to chase that one down

48.5

Morkel to Vettori, OUT, slower yorker from Morkel, 129 kmh, Vettori has been dancing around the crease in his short stay, this time he stays rooted, and he misses it, as it crashes into the bottom on middle and leg

DL Vettori b Morkel 6 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

48.6

Morkel to Woodcock, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Woodcock pushes the ball past mid-on to get off the mark

New Zealand 211/8   M Morkel 8-0-46-3

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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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