India tour of South Africa, 4th ODI: South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Jan 21, 2011
South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)
21 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Khan to Amla, 1 run, full in length, from round the stumps right away to Amla who pushes this to the on side

0.3

Khan to Amla, no run, lovely probing delivery from round the stumps, lands on a good length and sort of holds its line, Amla was beaten, pushes inside the line

0.4

Khan to Amla, no run, further away from the off stump and Amla, who normally likes going after these ones, shoulders arms

0.5

Khan to Amla, no run, gets forward to drive down the track but Zaheer dives to make a half-stop

0.6

Khan to Amla, FOUR, Shot! it was short in length outside off, Amla pressed his weight back in a flash and punched it sweetly through cover point

South Africa 6/0   HM Amla 5* (5b 1x4)
1.3

MM Patel to Amla, 1 no ball, oversteps the mark and free hit coming up. Its in the zone outside off, left alone

1.3

MM Patel to Amla, no run, the slower one outside off, Amla had cleared the front foot and was setting himself for the slog across the line but is beaten by the lack of the pace. The ball moves through to Dhoni

1.4

MM Patel to Amla, no run, in the corridor outside off stump, left alone

1.5

MM Patel to Amla, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, Amla leans across to defend and gets an inside edge on to his pad

1.6

MM Patel to Amla, no run, lands on a good length outside off and moves on towards Dhoni

South Africa 8/0   HM Amla 5* (10b 1x4)
2.3

Khan to Amla, 1 run, leans forward to push it to the on side for a single

South Africa 10/0   HM Amla 6* (11b 1x4)
3.1

MM Patel to Amla, no run, shuffles across and tries to work it to the on side but the ball stops on this slow pitch and he is too early with the shot. The ball rolls of the leading edge to the off

3.2

MM Patel to Amla, no run, stays back to punch it to the off side

3.3

MM Patel to Amla, no run, shuffles right across, gets outside the off stump but only manages to clip the ball from outside off to midwicket

3.4

MM Patel to Amla, no run, stays behind to defend this one to the off side

3.5

MM Patel to Amla, no run, again shuffles right across, ends outside off and Munaf pushes it outside off and Amla defends

3.6

MM Patel to Amla, no run, short in length, slower, Amla mistimes the intended forcing shot to mid-off

South Africa 10/0   HM Amla 6* (17b 1x4)
5.1

MM Patel to Amla, 1 run, stays back to guide it to third man for a single

5.3

MM Patel to Amla, no run, tries to punch on the up but the ball comes on slowly again and he ends up mistiming it back to the bowler.

5.4

MM Patel to Amla, no run, straightens after landing on a good length outside off, Amla defends towards gully

5.5

MM Patel to Amla, 1 run, shuffles across towards off and clips a length delivery through midwicket

South Africa 13/0   HM Amla 8* (21b 1x4)
6.1

Khan to Amla, FOUR, Two in a row. Full in length and outside off stump, Amla wrists a lovely square punchy drive past backward point.

6.2

Khan to Amla, no run, from over the stumps now. It straightens on the middle and off line, dabbed to midwicket

6.3

Khan to Amla, 1 run, another one that straightens around the off stump line, Amla pushes outside the line and inside edges it to backward square-leg

6.6

Khan to Amla, no run, slants away from Amla who lets it go

South Africa 27/0   HM Amla 13* (25b 2x4)
7.2

MM Patel to Amla, 1 run, in the channel outside off, run down to third man

7.4

MM Patel to Amla, no run, pushes this to the off side

7.5

MM Patel to Amla, 2 runs, Neat! It was a full-length delivery outside off, Amla waited on the front foot to adjust to the slow pace and drives through extra cover

7.6

MM Patel to Amla, (no ball) FOUR, Edged between Dhoni and wide lone slip. It straightened outside off stump, Amla went for the square drive and edged it. Raina and Dhoni both look at the big gap between them

7.6

MM Patel to Amla, FOUR, Thump! He went down on his knee and crashed this full delivery to the left of mid-off

7.6

MM Patel to Amla, FOUR, Thump! He went down on his knee and crashed this full delivery to the left of mid-off

South Africa 41/0   HM Amla 24* (30b 4x4)
8.3

Khan to Amla, FOUR, Shot! short of length ball, on legstump, Amla had plenty of time to rock onto the back foot and hammer that to the midwicket boundary

8.4

Khan to Amla, 1 run, sensibly nudges this one past square leg for a single, South Africa have got a move on after a quiet start

South Africa 47/0   HM Amla 29* (32b 5x4)
9.1

Nehra to Amla, FOUR, starts with an overpitched delivery just outside off, Amla responds with a caress past extra cover, sensational timing, this is more of the Amla of 2010

9.2

Nehra to Amla, 1 run, width on offer for Amla, who doesn't bother much with footwork as he dabs the ball down to third man

9.4

Nehra to Amla, 1 run, length ball outside off, Amla again opens the face to run the ball to short third man, it's a shot he has used often today

South Africa 54/0   HM Amla 35* (35b 6x4)
10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 wide, from round the stumps and turns it down the leg side. Wide

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, leans forward to drive it back down the track

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, leans forward to dab this to the on side

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, works this from the middle stump to Raina at midwicket

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, leans forward to drive to deepish mid-off for a single

South Africa 56/0   HM Amla 36* (39b 6x4)
11.4

Nehra to Amla, 1 run, stays back, opens the bat-face to run this one down to third man

South Africa 59/1   HM Amla 37* (40b 6x4)
12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, gets forward to push it to mid-on

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, leans forward to work this wide of midwicket for a single

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, turns on the pads, Amla turns it neatly down to fine-leg boundary. There was a short fine-leg in place and he glanced it well to the right of the fielder

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, again on the pads,from round the stumps, turned to backward square-leg for a single

South Africa 66/1   HM Amla 43* (44b 7x4)
13.1

Nehra to Amla, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, steered to backward point

13.2

Nehra to Amla, 1 wide, full in length and down the leg side, wide

13.2

Nehra to Amla, no run, leans forward to defend this to the off

13.3

Nehra to Amla, no run, tries to cut this hard but mistimes it because the ball stops on him.. and the ball rolls to point

13.4

Nehra to Amla, no run, slow off cutter outside off, Amla tries to dab it to third man but can't get wood on leather

13.5

Nehra to Amla, 1 run, on the middle and leg, pushed to right of mid-on

South Africa 68/1   HM Amla 44* (49b 7x4)
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, gets forward to work it with the turn to backward square-leg region

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, goes down the track and drives to covers

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, on the pads, worked through to deep midwicket for a single

South Africa 71/1   HM Amla 46* (52b 7x4)
15.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, FOUR, from round the stumps, slow and outside off, Amla waits on the front foot and slashes it to third man boundary. Fifty for Amla His 12th ODI fifty

15.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 2 runs, fuller and straighter, driven to left of long-off for couple of runs

15.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, goes back, waits for the ball to arrive and clips it behind square-leg.

15.5

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, full and outside off stump, driven to Yusuf at sweeper cover

South Africa 85/1   HM Amla 54* (56b 8x4)
16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, gets down the track and works it wide to the right of midwicket for a single

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, turns from outside off, stabbed towards square-leg

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, spins in from outside off, dabbed to cover point for a single

South Africa 94/1   HM Amla 57* (59b 8x4)
17.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, drifts in from round the stumps, lands around off stump line and turns away. Amla is beaten, pushing inside the line and has a close look at the pitch

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, drops this shortish and Amla pulls it away to deep backward square-leg

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, on the off stump line, cut to deep point for a single

South Africa 97/1   HM Amla 59* (62b 8x4)
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, back round the stumps and Amla works it towards deep midwicket. Parthiv Patel is the fielder and Harbhajan isn't happy that he has given away two runs

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, quicker and angling away from the off, left alone

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, slower, on the middle, wristed past square-leg for a single. 100 up for SA. Loud cheers

South Africa 100/1   HM Amla 62* (65b 8x4)
19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, leans forward to drive to the off for a single

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-off for a single

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, stays back to cut to cover

South Africa 109/2   HM Amla 64* (68b 8x4)
20.3

Sharma to Amla, 1 leg bye, OUT, What a poor judgement for the second run. Greed! It was a mis-timed pull shot, the ball rolled away towards short fine-leg region. The slip fielder turned and rushed back. For some reason, Amla decided to turn back for the second run and was never in the frame when Dhoni collected the throw and broke the stumps

HM Amla run out 64 (93m 69b 8x4 0x6) SR: 92.75

South Africa 111/3   HM Amla 64 (69b 8x4)
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