Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
111(101) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 8 0 4 3
JH Kallis
69(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 2 2 1 1 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O9.0
M0
R53
W3
Eco5.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O9.4
M0
R50
W5
Eco5.17
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa win by three wickets, they had obviously planned their chase and pulled it off superbly at the end. Chokers? Not at all, this was a fighting performance from their lower order under real pressure. Fifties from Amla, Kallis and de Villiers formed the bulk of their effort, but there were contributions all through the order. South Africa move up to third on the Points Table with the win, India remain top with 7 points.

Robin Peterson: "I'm extremely ecstatic at the moment. To have a great game with so many great innings was such a good advert for the world cup. I've got to give Johan [Botha] credit, he put them under pressure with that cameo. We were quite calm in the changing room, but it was nice to come out on the winning side!"

M S Dhoni: "We just needed the bowlers to bowl in the right spot, but they were under tremendous pressure. The batsman played well, and if you're not bowling in the right spot more often than not you get hit. Bhajji was the only other choice for the last over, but I thought it would be better to use the seamer. Maybe I was wrong, but I thought that was the better option.

"The second powerplay, what is important is you don't play for the crowd you play for your country. We should have batted the full fifty overs. If we could have fielded better we could've made the score look bigger, but we're not a side known for our fielding."

Graeme Smith: "For 25 overs up front we took a beating, but for the other 75 we came back really hard and showed some real fight. The guys showed a lot of composure, it was helluva noisy out here. Dale bowled well, and to chase down the runs under pressure is great. The confidence you get out of a win like this is huge. I haven't seen Robbie [Peterson] hit the ball that clean in a long time, we've backed him in this world cup and he's performed. We can get on a run now, we've had long breaks between our games but we're playing every three or four days now."

Dale Steyn is Man of the Match for his five wickets: "After my first five overs I was staring down the barrel, but we pulled it backed beautifully. A great team performance. Once we picked up one wicket, we picked up another and we started build up pressure and a wave of energy on the field that we could capitalise on."

And there you have it. India's collapse of 9 for 29 at the end really hurt them there, what could an extra 20 to 30 runs have done? South Africa will take so much confidence from the way they played under pressure here. There are all sorts of goodies to peruse after this game: a match bulletin, Plays of the Day and even a match gallery. If you'd like to discuss and dissect the successes and failures of this game with other cricket fans, head down to our Facebook Page. We've got two more games tomorrow, see you then!

49.4
4
Nehra to Peterson, FOUR runs, there's the game! Peterson steps away and slams it through the covers, roaring with delight as the ball threads the gap and races away

The field comes up

49.3
2
Nehra to Peterson, 2 runs, inswinging yorker in the blockhole! But he jams down on it, the ball rolls down to fine leg and they push really hard for the second ... scores level! Direct hit but Peterson slides home in time
49.2
6
Nehra to Peterson, SIX runs, six runs! Peterson was walloped the leather off this one, sending the ball sailing over cow corner. His team-mates are whooping and cheering in the changing room!
49.1
4
Nehra to Peterson, FOUR runs, huge swipe, Peterson was aiming for the stratosphere there but a thick inside edge shot past the stumps and Dhoni and down to fine leg. That's so unlucky for the bowler!

13 needed from the last over, and Peterson is on strike. Nehra to bowl, Zaheer runs across to offer him some advice. The crowd is chanting, great atmosphere out there, electric stuff. Another break as the batsman have a chat.

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs | SA: 284/7

  • F du Plessis25 (23b)
  • RJ Peterson2 (3b)
  • Z Khan10-0-43-1
  • MM Patel10-0-65-2
48.6
0
Khan to du Plessis, no run, Du Plessis misses out on a juicy full toss! That was there to be hit, he jumped out of his crease but just tried to smash it too hard. His head was in the air, he was off balance. He could've hit that on either side of the wicket but doesn't lay bat on it.
48.5
1
Khan to Peterson, 1 run, good shot, hammered out into the off side but straight to the cover sweeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
111(101) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 8 0 4 3
JH Kallis
69(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 2 2 1 1 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O9.0
M0
R53
W3
Eco5.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O9.4
M0
R50
W5
Eco5.17
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.564
AUS64109.0002.257
SL64208.0000.371
BDESH63207.0000.136
ENG62404.000-0.754
AFG61502.000-1.853
SCOT60600.000-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.827
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.085
WI63306.000-0.053
IRE63306.000-0.932
ZIM61502.000-0.527
UAE60600.000-2.032