ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd quarter final

New Zealand v South Africa

New Zealand won by 49 runs

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

New Zealand 5/1   MJ Guptill 1* (9b)   RJ Peterson 1.1-0-2-1

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   JD Ryder 10* (18b 1x4)   DW Steyn 3-0-12-1

32.6

Imran Tahir to Taylor, OUT, big moment. Huge moment. The moment that could turn this match. Tahir has been hustling through his overs, in an attempt to catch Taylor out of breath, before this ball Taylor stopped him by walking down the pitch for some gardening. However, he has perished off the next ball, going for another one of those whip-lashed slog sweeps. It was flighted on leg stump, very full and hence not quite offering him the room to get under it. Taylor ended up launching it high over deep square leg, and when it came down, the greatest allrounder in the game was under it.

LRPL Taylor c Kallis b Imran Tahir 43 (113m 72b 1x4 1x6) SR: 59.72

New Zealand 130/3   JD Ryder 76* (108b 8x4)   Imran Tahir 6-0-18-1

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

New Zealand 153/4   JD Ryder 83* (117b 8x4)   M Morkel 5.2-0-31-1

38.5

Imran Tahir to Ryder, OUT, Ryder holes out, Tahir has got another big wicket, all that time building a platform has gone waste as Ryder swings this one to deep midwicket, Colin Ingram is waiting for that, he pouches it easily, and New Zealand have lost their fifth, the late onslaught New Zealand were hoping for could now become a more measured attempt to play out the full 50 overs

JD Ryder c sub (CA Ingram) b Imran Tahir 83 (157m 121b 8x4 0x6) SR: 68.59

New Zealand 156/5   KS Williamson 2* (5b)   Imran Tahir 6.5-0-20-2

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

New Zealand 188/6   KS Williamson 24* (27b 1x6)   DW Steyn 7.3-0-24-2

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

New Zealand 204/7   KS Williamson 32* (37b 1x6)   M Morkel 7.1-0-39-2

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

New Zealand 210/8   KS Williamson 32* (37b 1x6)   M Morkel 7.5-0-45-3

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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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