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

0.5

Peterson to BB McCullum, no run, flighted up on the leg stump line, McCullum plays for the turn but there is none and it hits the pad

0.6

Peterson to BB McCullum, 1 run, tossed up full on the middle and off, squirted out to mid-on for a single

New Zealand 2/0   RJ Peterson 1-0-2-0

2.1

Peterson to BB McCullum, OUT, stunning catch from Peterson, that's the end of McCullum, massive wicket this, a tossed up delivery short of a length, McCullum came charging out, didn't reach the pitch, so he looked to block that, it pops up towards Peterson's left, and the bowler launches himself and plucks it to get his 15th wicket of the World Cup

BB McCullum c & b Peterson 4 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

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   RJ Peterson 2-0-3-1

11.1

Peterson to Taylor, no run, on middle stump, nudged towards square leg

11.2

Peterson to Taylor, 2 leg byes, speared down the leg side, Taylor looks to work the ball fine, can't get bat on it but it brushes the pas and goes to fine leg

11.3

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor hasn't tried anything expansive yet though it is the Powerplay, a fullish ball on middle and leg is worked towards midwicket

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   RJ Peterson 3-0-12-1

13.1

Peterson to Taylor, no run, defended watchfully off the front foot towards the leg side

13.2

Peterson to Taylor, no run, length ball on middle and off, Taylor charges down the ground and works the ball towards mid-on and wants a single, Ryuder doesn't so there's no run

13.3

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked towards midwicket for a single

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

13.6

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, length ball angling in, Taylor eases the ball towards mid-on off the front foot

New Zealand 53/2   RJ Peterson 4-0-15-1

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

29.3

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, flat again to Taylor, who does the wise single by bunting a single through mid on

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

29.5

Peterson to Taylor, no run, Taylor tries to steal a single after defending a delivery on off stump, so softly that it goes no where.

29.6

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, these two have added 100. Taylor gets a full ball on the pads and forces it to long on for one more. South Africa are sweating now.

New Zealand 116/2   RJ Peterson 5-0-23-1

31.1

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

31.2

Peterson to Taylor, SIX, Taylor has taken off. He's just put the slog in slog-sweep. He's just put the power in power-hitting. He's whacked the leather off that ball. Peterson won't flight it too much any more. This was tossed up on the pads, Taylor got the front foot outside the line and just went after it with a fury. The ball hardly went high, but it sure went far.

31.3

Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, another power blow through midwicket, this time he is too close to the pitch and ends up getting a single over mid on.

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   RJ Peterson 6-0-33-1

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

33.4

Peterson to Styris, 1 run, length ball outside off, Styris gets well forward and pushes the ball uppishly towards short cover

33.5

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

33.6

Peterson to Styris, no run, short of length ball outside off, played off the back foot to short cover

New Zealand 135/3   RJ Peterson 7-0-38-1

42.1

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, full ball on middle and off, defended towards the bowler

42.2

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, fired into the pads, gets a leading edge that lands safely on the pitch

42.3

Peterson to NL McCullum, no run, not much flight now from Peterson, pushed towards point

42.4

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, length ball on the pad, tucked towards midwicket for a single

42.5

Peterson to Williamson, no run, length ball homing in on legstump, punched back to the bowler

42.6

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson makes room and carves the ball from middle stump towards sweeper cover for a single, just two off this over, a far cry from the blitz NZ were hoping for towards the end

New Zealand 171/5   RJ Peterson 8-0-40-1

44.1

Peterson to Williamson, no run, flighted and full, on middle stump, punched back to the bowler

44.2

Peterson to Williamson, SIX, Williamson sends a message to the baiters, comes out of the crease and a clean hit sends the ball soaring beyond long-on for six, nicely done

44.3

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, skips beyond leg and pushes the ball towards mid-off for a single

44.4

Peterson to NL McCullum, 4 byes, McCullum moves across the stumps then moves back, Peterson fires the ball down leg, an almighty swipe from McCullum connects only with air, AB perhaps distracted by all the movement from the batsman can't collect that one

44.5

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, chipped towards mid-on, Williamson was sprinting the first, eyeing a second but he slipped so it's just one

44.6

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, length ball from Peterson, driven along the ground towards extra cover

New Zealand 187/5   RJ Peterson 9-0-49-1

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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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