ICC Champions Trophy - 9th match, Group B

South Africa v West Indies

Match tied (D/L method)

18.5

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended

18.6

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, FOUR, wide length ball, du Plessis has driven it on the up, and between mid-off and cover. That looks so much like something de Villiers would do

South Africa 132/3   F du Plessis 4* (2b 1x4)

19.2

Pollard to du Plessis, 1 wide, extra bounce on this shortish delivery, beats him down the leg side, and is - I would say harshly - called a wide. That went under his armpit, man

19.2

Pollard to du Plessis, 1 run, bunted into the leg side for one

19.5

Pollard to du Plessis, no run, angling in on a length, flicked to midwicket

19.6

Pollard to du Plessis, no run, beauty. That's a length ball that seams it will angle in towards off, but holds its line against the angle, and beats his drive

South Africa 139/3   F du Plessis 5* (5b 1x4)

20.2

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, 1 run, slower ball, wide outside off, driven to long-off

20.4

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, beats the inside edge, goes for a leg-bye

South Africa 145/3   F du Plessis 7* (7b 1x4)

21.1

Narine to du Plessis, 1 run, starts off with an offbreak, which has been clipped into the leg side for one

21.3

Narine to du Plessis, no run, slower through the air, dipping a little, defended in front on off

21.4

Narine to du Plessis, 2 runs, carrom ball, but it is a full toss, and it has been clipped to the right of deep midwicket, and they take two even though the fielder is Pollard

21.5

Narine to du Plessis, no run, another carrom ball. This one squares him up, and is defended in front of off

21.6

Narine to du Plessis, no run, straighter one, tossed up outside off, du Plessis wants to drive what he thinks is an offbreak. The outside edge is beaten

South Africa 153/3   F du Plessis 10* (12b 1x4)

22.6

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 run, wide length ball, runs off the outside half of the bat to third man

South Africa 157/4   F du Plessis 11* (13b 1x4)

23.1

Narine to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, offbreak, beats the inside edge, hits him in front, but it is turning too much for the lbw

23.3

Narine to du Plessis, no run, sharp offbreak, beats him, and the deflection off the pad doesn't go too far

23.4

Narine to du Plessis, 1 run, carrom ball, which he picks only off the pitch, punches this to deep cover

South Africa 160/4   F du Plessis 12* (16b 1x4)

24.1

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, short of a length, into the pads, goes for a leg-bye

24.3

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 run, driven on the up, but not timed wide, gets a single to extra cover

24.6

Rampaul to du Plessis, no run, short of a length, seams away from just outside off, beats his back-foot drive

South Africa 166/4   F du Plessis 13* (19b 1x4)

25.2

Narine to du Plessis, 1 run, driven on the up, to mid-off, Sammy wants the run-out, but fails to gather it first

South Africa 168/4   F du Plessis 14* (20b 1x4)

26.1

Rampaul to du Plessis, 2 runs, slightly short of a length, driven on the up. Not timed well, but he has got it over midwicket

26.2

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 run, tires the pull this time, but the mis-hit just about clears mid-on

26.5

Rampaul to du Plessis, SIX, short straight boundary. Du Plessis has targetted it. Backs away for a length ball, which turns out to be the slower ball, but he goes ahead with it and even though he has mis-hit it, it clears long-off

26.6

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 wide, short of a length, down the leg side, called a wide

26.6

Rampaul to du Plessis, 1 run, short of a length, angling, clipped away to deep midwicket

South Africa 192/4   F du Plessis 24* (24b 1x4 1x6)

27.1

Pollard to du Plessis, FOUR, down the wicket, Pollard bounces him, he still goes after it, and top-edges it over the keeper's head. How IPL is enriching batsmanship

27.2

Pollard to du Plessis, no run, slower bouncer, du Plessis hasn't picked it, and is through the shot well before it arrives

27.3

Pollard to du Plessis, 1 run, moves across to a full ball, du Plessis gets the toe end onto it for a single

South Africa 197/4   F du Plessis 29* (27b 2x4 1x6)

28.1

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, 1 run, slower short ball, he has to wait and wait, and in the end he nearly ends up getting caught at cover. Bounces short of Rampaul

South Africa 198/4   F du Plessis 30* (28b 2x4 1x6)

29.4

Pollard to du Plessis, no run, slower short ball, du Plessis is early into the pull and is through before the ball arrives

29.5

Pollard to du Plessis, FOUR, loopy slower ball at 60mph. It would have been a wide had du Plessis not gone on his knee and driven this wide of long-off for four

29.6

Pollard to du Plessis, 1 run, regulation place, short at 70mph, pulled away to deep midwicket

South Africa 221/4   F du Plessis 35* (31b 3x4 1x6)

30.1

DJ Bravo to du Plessis, OUT, yorker outside leg, hits him on the pad, throws the stumps down as they try a leg-bye, and he has caught du Plessis short. That's a set man gone, and the new man will be on the strike too. Superb worl from Bravo in his follow-through

F du Plessis run out 35 (53m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.37

South Africa 221/5   F du Plessis 35 (32b 3x4 1x6)
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Photos

Jun 14, 2013

The hover cover was employed regularly, South Africa v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 14, 2013

The hover cover was employed regularly

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Jun 14, 2013

Darren Bravo and Darren Sammy walked off dejected, South Africa v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 14, 2013

Darren Bravo and Darren Sammy walked off dejected

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