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3rd Quarter-Final (D/N), Mirpur, March 25, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(43.2/50 ov, T:222) 172

New Zealand won by 49 runs

Player Of The Match
4/39 & 2 catches
New Zealand Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand  (50 ovs maximum)
c Botha b Steyn11424007.14
c & b Peterson44700100.00
c sub (CA Ingram) b Imran Tahir831211578068.59
c Kallis b Imran Tahir43721131159.72
b Morkel1617193094.11
not out 3841631192.68
c Duminy b Steyn618290033.33
b Morkel761410116.66
b Morkel64410150.00
not out 33800100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, w 6)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.42, 220 Mins)221/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Brendon McCullum, 2.1 ov), 2-16 (Martin Guptill, 5.6 ov), 3-130 (Ross Taylor, 32.6 ov), 4-153 (Scott Styris, 37.2 ov), 5-156 (Jesse Ryder, 38.5 ov), 6-188 (Nathan McCullum, 45.3 ov), 7-204 (Jacob Oram, 48.1 ov), 8-210 (Daniel Vettori, 48.5 ov)
2.1 to BB McCullum, 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. 5/1
5.6 to MJ Guptill, 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. 16/2
45.3 to NL McCullum, 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. 188/6
37.2 to SB Styris, 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. 153/4
48.1 to JDP Oram, 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. 204/7
48.5 to DL Vettori, 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. 210/8
32.6 to LRPL Taylor, 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.. 130/3
38.5 to JD Ryder, 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. 156/5
South Africa  (T: 222 runs from 50 ovs)
c Vettori b NL McCullum75410140.00
c sub (JM How) b Oram2834592082.35
c Oram b Southee4775963062.66
run out (Guptill/†BB McCullum)3540634087.50
b NL McCullum312180025.00
c Southee b Oram3643703183.72
b Oram210180020.00
c †BB McCullum b Oram059000.00
c Oram b NL McCullum818141044.44
c sub (JM How) b Woodcock317300017.64
not out 014000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL43.2 Ov (RR: 3.96, 192 Mins)172
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Hashim Amla, 0.6 ov), 2-69 (Graeme Smith, 14.2 ov), 3-108 (Jacques Kallis, 24.1 ov), 4-121 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 27.4 ov), 5-121 (AB de Villiers, 27.6 ov), 6-128 (Johan Botha, 32.5 ov), 7-132 (Robin Peterson, 34.2 ov), 8-146 (Dale Steyn, 37.4 ov), 9-172 (Faf du Plessis, 42.5 ov), 10-172 (Morne Morkel, 43.2 ov)
0.6 to HM Amla, Amla might be out. In the freakiest possible manner. Short ball from Nathan from wide of the crease, lands back of a length and keeps low as Amla shapes to cut. Since the ball kept low, he ended up under-edging it, and it was headed straight into the turf. Brendon McCullum had no chance of catching it as it hurtled downwards, but it thudded into his foot and took off towards slip, where it was caught. New Zealand knew it immediately. Brendon in a bit of pain, but he won't mind that. At all.. 8/1
27.4 to JP Duminy, bowled 'im! New Zealand are in this, they are cock-a-hoop after getting their fourth wicket, Duminy looks to cut a delivery that was coming straight on, he misses, it crashes into middle and off, this game just got a lot more interesting. 121/4
37.4 to DW Steyn, a camera moment from Oram. He trotted in, loped forward, swooped and dived ahead in slow motion to take a regulation catch at point. Steyn's demise is a lot like South Africa's tonight. Long, and agonisingly drawn out. Tossed up outside off, Steyn hops out and goes for an airy inside out carve and gets a big outside edge. The ball loops up and comes down, and inevitably Oram gets under it.. 146/8
24.1 to JH Kallis, jinxed Kallis there, he's gone! perhaps this game isn't going to be one-sided after all, it was a shortish ball, Kallis rocked back and clobbered it, it seemed set to go for a six, but Jacob Oram was lurking at deep midwicket and he plucks a high catch to get a big breakthrough for New Zealand. 108/3
14.2 to GC Smith, Smith has thrown it away. Another wicket falls against the run of play today. Full and wide outside off from Oram, it was there for the flaying, but Smith had to keep it down. He did not get the front foot across, and hence carved it in the air. How, the substitute, was waiting at a cross between gully and backward point. Nicely taken. Smith threw the kitchen sink at it, but forgot to first unscrew the thing from the wall. Can the Kiwis get back into the game now?. 69/2
32.5 to J Botha, and another one gone, short of length ball that moved away a touch, Botha plays down the wrong line, he was looking to defend down the middle stump, but the ball was heading for off, and South Africa are six down. 128/6
34.2 to RJ Peterson, Oram can't hide his glee, he's running around in glee, tip-toeing with a naughty smile on his face. Brendon McCullum is happy as well. Tragedy for Robin Peterson. Back of a length ball angling across him, it may have kept lower than he thought as he went for the slash and got an under edge. Clear noise, and through to Baz. Robin's gone. South Africa's World Cup is coming to an end.. 132/7
42.5 to F du Plessis, Faf's gone, and with that, I reckon the last ember of South African hope. Tragedy for the Proteas. Can't blame him for going for another big hit, he had to do this all by himself. It was a full delivery wide outside off and Faf lined it up by moving towards leg stump. He made really solid contact with a cracking sliced cover drive, but Southee was at cover point. It went dead straight to him. Oram has 4. What a game he is having! He so badly wanted to play this World Cup after all those injuries. It's a happy Friday night out for the big man.. 172/9
43.2 to M Morkel, New Zealand have asphyxiated South Africa's chase, and the end has finally arrived. Morkel charges out, he knows only a miracle could have redeemed this, he got to the pitch and looked to blast an off drive over long off, against the spin. He made good connection, but not good enough. Easy, comfortable catch in the deep. Boy, when are South Africa going to win a World Cup?!. 172/10
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  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 23 runs, 0 wicket)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (JD Ryder 36, LRPL Taylor 14, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 69/2 in 18.0 overs (JD Ryder 46, LRPL Taylor 14)
  • JD Ryder: 50 off 70 balls (6 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (163 balls), Extras 6
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (JD Ryder 61, LRPL Taylor 34, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 130/3 in 33.0 overs (JD Ryder 76)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0 (Batting side - 37 runs, 3 wickets)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 221/8 in 50.0 overs (KS Williamson 38, LJ Woodcock 3)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 0
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (GC Smith 21, JH Kallis 29, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 74/2 in 17.0 overs (JH Kallis 38, AB de Villiers 1)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 128/6 in 32.5 overs (F du Plessis 5)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 38.1 - 43.0 (Batting side - 26 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 2
  • Attendance - 26,728
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand advanced
Match numberODI no. 3144
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days25 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
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