Dec 17South Africa vs. West Indies

1st Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

Dec 17Australia vs. India

2nd Test at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Dec 19Pakistan vs. New Zealand

5th ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

Dec 17Pakistan vs. New Zealand

4th ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

Dec 16Sri Lanka vs. England

7th ODI at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Dec 14Pakistan vs. New Zealand

3rd ODI at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

Dec 26 05:00Australia vs. India

3rd Test at Melbourne

Dec 26 14:00South Africa vs. West Indies

2nd Test at Port Elizabeth

Dec 26 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

1st Test at Christchurch

Jan 02 14:00South Africa vs. West Indies

3rd Test at Cape Town

Jan 03 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

2nd Test at Wellington

Jan 06 05:00Australia vs. India

4th Test at Sydney

Highlights

T20 WC 2014

India vs. South Africa, 2nd Semi-final

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Apr 04, 2014

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.3FOURBhuvneshwar to de Kock, FOUR,lucky but four, this was short and shaping away from off, de Kock went for the cut, gets a thick inside edge that races past the keeper and into the fence9/0
0.4OUTBhuvneshwar to de Kock, out Caught by Dhoni!! Edged and caught! India have struck very early, de Kock does not look happy but he has to go. This was full and wide outside off, de Kock went for the drive, there was a big noise as the ball went past the inside edge. Dhoni moved to his right and started celebrating immediately. The bowler joined him in the appeal, and umpire Gould's finger went up. de Kock stood for a while before walking away. de Kock c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 6(4) [4s-1]9/1
3.1FOURMohit Sharma to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, Mohit Sharma got away with a couple in his first over, but there is no escaping this time. This was short of a length and well outside off, Amla made room and caresses it through extra cover for a boundary21/1
3.3FOURMohit Sharma to Amla, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and just outside off, Amla was walking across his stumps, goes hard on the drive and races away past the keeper for a boundary. Not sure if it would have gone to the wide slip fielder anyway27/1
3.5FOURMohit Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot, length ball from Mohit Sharma, du Plessis moves across hi stumps and pulls it with authority, gets it over mid-wicket and races away to the fence32/1
4.1FOURBhuvneshwar to Amla, FOUR, the Indians are leaking runs here, length ball on off, the leg-cutter from Bhuvneshwar, Amla gets across and flicks it past square leg for a boundary38/1
4.4FOURBhuvneshwar to Amla, FOUR, super shot, tad too full from Bhuvneshwar, Amla gets forward, uses his wrists and drives it up and over extra cover for a boundary42/1
5.1OUTAshwin to Amla, out Bowled!! Beauty! How do you play this one? Magic ball from Ashwin, pitches on the leg stump line, Amla was hanging on the back-foot, this one spun viciously across the face of the bat and crashed into off-stump. Amla falls after looking extremely dangerous, Ashwin is pumped up. Amla b Ashwin 22(16) [4s-4]44/2
9.2FOURRaina to du Plessis, FOUR, much needed boundary for du Plessis, he was hanging back as Raina dropped this one short, Rohit and Kohli converge across from the deep, the former slides and allows the ball to go through to the fence. Kohli kicks the ball in disgust62/2
10.3FOURMishra to du Plessis, FOUR, du Plessis makes the most of the free-hit, this was the quicker ball from Mishra, du Plessis comes down the track and goes over cover, one bounce and over the ropes72/2
11.3FOURRaina to du Plessis, FOUR, poor half-tracker from Raina, drops it short and on the stumps, du Plessis gets down on his knees and sweeps it behind square for a boundary81/2
11.5SIXRaina to du Plessis, SIX, one handed six, this is turning out to be an expensive over, Raina fired it full and outside off, du Plessis was looking to sweep and controls it beautifully, sends it sailing over square leg for a maximum89/2
12.1FOURMishra to du Plessis, FOUR, nicely played by du Plessis, this was tossed up and spun away from off, du Plessis reached out for the shot and scoops it over backward point, no one in the deep, the ball races away to the fence94/2
12.2OTHERMishra to du Plessis, 1 run, fifty for du Plessis , this was flighted and on off, du Plessis gets forward and drives it wide of cover for a single95/2
12.3SIXMishra to Duminy, SIX, massive, poor ball from Mishra, rank full toss on middle, Duminy gets forward and thumps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum101/2
13FOURMishra to Duminy, FOUR, atrocious bowling from Mishra, fires this one flatter and well outside leg, Duminy gets down on his knees, uses the pace on the ball and sweeps it behind square for a boundary107/2
13.2SIXAshwin to du Plessis, SIX, Ashwin dropped one short and on the stumps, du Plessis rocks back and pulls it high and over long on for a maximum113/2
13.5OUTAshwin to du Plessis, out Bowled!! Freaky dismissal for du Plessis, but he has done his job. Ashwin followed du Plessis as he backed away, this was a lot slower as well. du Plessis went for the swipe, misses it and the ball ricochets off his thigh pads and goes on to hit the off-stump. Much needed wicket for India, they were running out of ideas. du Plessis b Ashwin 58(41) [4s-5 6s-2]115/3
14.4FOURMishra to de Villiers, FOUR, how do you bowl to this man. This was tossed up and well outside leg, de Villiers got into a fine position and reverse sweeps it behind point for a boundary124/3
15.3OUTAshwin to de Villiers, out Caught by Rohit!! Horrid ball, but Ashwin has somehow manufactured a wicket here. Ashwin dragged this one short and on the stumps, de Villiers was rocking back on the pull, gets a top edge that is swallowed by Rohit Sharma getting across from deep backward square leg. A valuable wicket for India. de Villiers c Rohit b Ashwin 10(8) [4s-1]129/4
17.3SIXAshwin to Duminy, SIX, nicely played by Duminy, comes down the track to a well tossed up ball and lifts it through the line, clears the long on fence for a maximum143/4
18.3SIXBhuvneshwar to Duminy, SIX, Bhuvneshwar misses his length and pays the penalty, a slower length ball on the stumps, Duminy spots it early and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum152/4
18.5FOURBhuvneshwar to D Miller, FOUR, low full toss from Bhuvneshwar, Miller gets forward and drills it past extra cover, Raina dives but can't stop the ball, Mohit was lumbering across from the deep, he has no chance157/4
19.3SIXMohit Sharma to D Miller, SIX, massive, low full toss from Sharma, he missed his yorker by just a fraction, Miller gets underneath it and lofts it back over the bowler's head, a flat six166/4
19.5FOURMohit Sharma to D Miller, FOUR, third man was inside the ring, this was full and wide fom Sharma, Miller reaches out, uses the pace on the ball and slices it over backward point for a boundary170/4

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.3FOURDuminy to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane needs no sighters. Flatter and shortish outside off stump, Rahane goes deep in the crease and cuts it very well off the back foot to split cover-point and backward point5/0
0.5FOURDuminy to Rohit, FOUR, why didn't you have a slip Faf du Plessis? That would have gone straight into his hands. Full and angled away, Rohit looks to drive but gets a thick edge that races away to third man10/0
1FOURDuminy to Rohit, FOUR, not the ideal start for South Africa but India wouldn't complain! Fullish outside off stump, Rohit shimmies down the track and gets closer to the pitch of the ball, doesn't try to over-hit the ball and just drives it towards mid-off, the fielder was very very square considering that Duminy is bowling round the wicket and it beats him comfortably14/0
1.3FOURA Morkel to Rohit, FOUR, waaah! What a shot! Don't bowl short and wide to this man, please don't. Rohit rocks back and cuts the ball powerfully, the ball rockets past backward point and third man had no chance19/0
2FOURA Morkel to Rohit, FOUR, he's looking ominous, extremely ominous indeed! This wasn't all that short enough, but Rohit has managed to pull that off the front foot over mid-wicket to get India off to flier23/0
2.5SIXSteyn to Rohit, SIX, now that's how you use the pace of a bowler who's bowling over 140kph! Backs away, anticipates the short of length delivery outside off stump, cuts it uppishly and it goes flat over wide backward point33/0
3.1FOURBeuran Hendricks to Rahane, FOUR, easy pickings. Short and wide outside off stump from left-arm over the wicket, the angle gives further room for Rahane to free his arms, he doesn't try to over hit the ball, just cuts it uppishly over backward point and it rolls away38/0
3.5OUTBeuran Hendricks to Rohit, out Caught by du Plessis!! So the bowling change has worked for South Africa. Well done Beuran Hendricks, bowled good variations with the slower ball and gets his man eventually. This was a length delivery around the off stump, Rohit tries to launch it out of the ground but lofts it straight up in the air, the ball goes a long way up in the air, mid-off steadies himself up and takes a fine catch. Rohit c du Plessis b Beuran Hendricks 24(13) [4s-4 6s-1]39/1
5SIXParnell to Rahane, SIX, 'what a shot, hoo hoo' says Warne on air. Such was the stroke from Rahane. Danced down the track and absolutely smashed the length ball over deep extra-cover. Gee! He did really well to get the timing right. Even Kohli was impressed and he said, 'shot' to Rahane while punching his glove52/1
9.3OUTParnell to Rahane, out Caught by de Villiers!! He was looking itchy to go big! One shot too many and he perishes in the end! Short slower delivery outside off stump, Rahane mistimes the pull shot, loses one hand off the handle, the ball goes up in the air, deep mid-wicket runs forward and takes a very easy catch. South Africa get a key wicket. Rahane c de Villiers b Parnell 32(30) [4s-2 6s-1]77/2
10.1SIXDuminy to Kohli, SIX, that's a monstrous hit! Flighted delivery from round the wicket, with the ball spinning in, Kohli dances down the track, launches it hard and way over wide long-on. Fine start to the over for India86/2
12.2FOURBeuran Hendricks to Kohli, FOUR, no one behind square on the on-side and Kohli makes full use of it. Short and cramping Kohli for room, yet he times the pull very well and it almost goes all the way99/2
13.2FOURTahir to Yuvraj, FOUR, he tried to late cut it alright but he didn't get it from the middle. A thickish outside edge, no slip in place and it races away to third man109/2
15FOURSteyn to Yuvraj, FOUR, he's picked the slower delivery and the ploy to bring mid-off inside the circle hasn't worked for South Africa. Yuvraj waited for the ball and lofted it handsomely over the infield and it races away. That spoils a good over for Steyn122/2
15.4SIXTahir to Kohli, SIX, oh that's a vital blow for India. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Kohli gets down on his knee and slogs sweeps it flat over deep mid-wicket. 7th fifty for Kohli and that also brings up the 50-run stand132/2
16OUTTahir to Yuvraj, out Caught by de Villiers!! Oh ABdV! What a catch! What an athlete! He's pumped and says 'come on boys.' Flighted delivery outside off stump, Yuvraj looks to go for a gallery hit, needless I thought after getting a six earlier in the over, mistimes it, long-off runs forward and takes it air-borne. Allan Donald at the sidelines is also charged up! Yuvraj c de Villiers b Tahir 18(17) [4s-2]133/3
16.2SIXParnell to Raina, SIX, you are asking for trouble if you are bowling short with no one behind square on the on-side. Raina swivels and helps it away, the ball has enough to go all the way. AB de Villiers wasn't impressed with Parnell140/3
16.4FOURParnell to Raina, FOUR, now another poor ball from Parnell. Slower ball bouncer outside off stump, Raina just opens the face of the bat and guides it past the keeper to third man. Kohli enjoyed that he fist-pumps in delight146/3
16.5FOURParnell to Raina, FOUR, luck going with India. Full delivery on the leg stump, Raina looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge that just goes past the sticks to fine leg150/3
17.3FOURSteyn to Kohli, FOUR, now India are surely firm favourites! "India on song," says Ganguly on air! Full delivery on the off stump, Kohli smashes the ball with a wristy flick and splits long-on and deep mid-wicket to perfection157/3
18FOURSteyn to Kohli, FOUR, even Steyn is not spared. Short and wide outside off stump, Kohli charges down the track and carves it away over cover-point, the man at sweeper can't get there163/3
18.1FOURBeuran Hendricks to Raina, FOUR, India are just a hit away from booking a place in the final! Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Raina gets across the sticks and pulls it past short fine leg, deep backward square leg, Amla it is, puts in the dive but it's not good enough167/3
18.3OUTBeuran Hendricks to Raina, out Caught by du Plessis!! Raina, looking to go for a boundary, chips a slower delivery straight to mid-off. Again the length was short from Hendricks, that meant Raina had to manufacture all the pace as the bowler didn't offer any, he tries to loft it over the infield but doesn't get the connection right. Raina c du Plessis b Beuran Hendricks 21(10) [4s-3 6s-1]167/4
18.4FOURBeuran Hendricks to Kohli, FOUR, another short ball from the bowler on the leg stump, Kohli rocks back and powers the pull, the ball rockets to the deep backward square leg fence. India are nearly there171/4
19.1FOURSteyn to Kohli, FOUR, India storm into the finals! Kohli is pumped! Preserve those wrists Kohli, please preserve them. Full delivery outside the off stump, another wristy whip and it rockets to the deep mid-wicket fence. What a knock under pressure from the young man! Say that you are chasing and Kohli will write a big score against his name176/4