Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 172/5 (15 runs required, RR: 8.60)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy4 (1b)
  • Mark Boucher4 (2b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-27-1
  • Yusuf Pathan4-0-42-2

Please hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Graeme Smith: "There were some good things and bad things. Jacques and I left too much to do for the middle order. We gave away too many with the bowling in the end. Suresh Raina played well. Jacques and myself couldn't get it away there. We left with too much to do in the latter half. We have some hard work and thinking to do. "

MS Dhoni: "Good start to the tournament. We just need to continue with this. We have not seen many sides score so many runs in the last five overs. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina played really well. We just played two seamers. Praveen .. I just made him bowl one over. I am quite happy with the spinners. The wicket is slightly on the slower side and the spinners did the job."

Raina: "I enjoyed the knock. It was a good game for us. Like MS said its not easy to score 75 from the last 5 overs .. we had wickets in hand and we did well. Hopefully we will do well in the SUper Eights. Yuvraj batted really well. Dinesh Karthik rotated the strike well. AB, Jacques and Graeme batted well. Nehra is one of our best bowlers in the end overs."

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19.6
4
Nehra to Duminy, FOUR runs, full in length and it has been hit to the long-on boundary.
19.5
1
Nehra to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle stump line, dragged towards deep midwicket
19.4
W
Nehra to de Villiers, OUT, low swinging full toss and AB carves it to left of long-on where Piyush takes a good running catch

AB de Villiers c Chawla b Nehra 31 (22m 15b 1x4 3x6) SR: 206.66

19.3
0
Nehra to de Villiers, no run, low full toss swinging away from the off stump, AB had moved outside leg and in trying to carve it over the off-side he slips and falls! More comic drama here!
19.2
3
Nehra to Boucher, 3 runs, fullish around off, sliced over Yuvraj at cover. They turn for the third run and the throw comes to Nehra who somehow contrives to deflect it to his groin! And he is in pain. Ouch! He is down on the ground now.
19.1
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, Nehra fires it on the blockhole, AB edges it to the on side

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 163/4 (24 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.57, RRR: 24.00)

  • AB de Villiers30 (12b)
  • Mark Boucher0 (0b)
  • Yusuf Pathan4-0-42-2
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, drills this one to deep midwicket fielder.
18.5
6
Pathan to de Villiers, SIX runs, Smashed! He clears the front foot and slog sweeps it high over wide midwicket boundary.
18.4
4
Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR runs, drags it short of length and AB drags it to wide long-on boundary. Thwack.
18.3
W
Pathan to JA Morkel, OUT, rushes down for the big hit again but ends up slicing it to cover where Harbhajan settles under the ball.

JA Morkel c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan 12 (7m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

18.2
2
Pathan to JA Morkel, 2 runs, moves down the track and on drives to long-on
18.1
6
Pathan to JA Morkel, SIX runs, Boom. It was short in length and Albie smashes it over the wide midwicket boundary.

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | SA: 144/3 (43 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 21.50)

  • Albie Morkel4 (4b)
  • AB de Villiers19 (9b)
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-18-0
  • Piyush Chawla3-0-27-1
17.6
1
Nehra to JA Morkel, 1 run, slower one on the middle, worked away to midwicket region
17.5
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, mistimes the pull shot to midwicket
17.5
2nb
Nehra to JA Morkel, (no ball) 1 run, really full delivery, hit down to long-on. Free hit coming up
17.4
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one, AB swats it to long-on
17.3
1
Nehra to JA Morkel, 1 run, slower one on the off stump line, mistimed to the on side
17.2
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, clears the front foot and goes for the big hit but doesn't quite connect well .. the ball rolls to long-on
17.1
1
Nehra to JA Morkel, 1 run, slices this one to deep backward point region .. and he slips as he turns for the second run. So they settle for a single

Viren: "Why isn't Dhoni giving the bowl to Praveen Kumar or Nehra.....They both have bowled extremely well....and Praveen still has 3 and Nehra 2 left!"

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 136/3 (51 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 17.00)

  • AB de Villiers16 (6b)
  • Albie Morkel0 (0b)
  • Piyush Chawla3-0-27-1
  • Ravindra Jadeja4-0-37-0
16.6
2
Chawla to de Villiers, 2 runs, plays the paddle scoop this time to collect two runs behind Dhoni
16.5
6
Chawla to de Villiers, SIX runs, charges down the track and lofts it over long-on. He just about clears the ropes. 53 from 19 balls

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21JH KallisLE Bosman
2nd97JH KallisGC Smith
3rd10JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th24JA MorkelAB de Villiers
5th15MV BoucherAB de Villiers
6th5MV BoucherJP Duminy