ICC Champions Trophy, 9th Match, Group B: South Africa v West Indies at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 9th match, Group B
Match tied (D/L method)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
14 June 2013 (50-over match)

Best to Amla, no run, lets out a grunt as he pitches short of a length, and is defended in front of off


Best to Amla, no run, another grunt, another shortish ball, into the hips. Defended again


Best to Amla, no run, punched away nicely but can't beat Sammy at short cover-point


Best to Amla, no run, short of a length, wide, nicely cut away, beats short cover-point, but finds backward point


Best to Amla, 2 runs, into the body, tucked away off the hip for the first runs of the bat. Samuels is slow at square leg, Rampaul slow at fine leg. South Africa take the second


Best to Amla, 1 wide, third wide inside two overs. Big one down leg


Best to Amla, no run, fuller than the short of a length he has been bowling, but still not full enough to be playing off the front foot. At 143ks, it holds its line outside off, and beats the outside edge

South Africa 5/0   HM Amla 2* (6b)

Best to Amla, FOUR, length ball, into the pads, asking to be punished, and Amla has timed this away beautifully through midwicket. You don;t want to be bowling there, Tino


Best to Amla, no run, short of a length, outside off, rising towards the chest. Fended into the ground


Best to Amla, 1 run, nicely punched away, hard into the ground, bounces over the short cover-point. Takes a single

South Africa 20/0   HM Amla 7* (9b 1x4)

Rampaul to Amla, no run, wide length ball, left alone by Amla


Rampaul to Amla, 1 leg bye, seaming in from length, beats the inside edge, but it is headed down leg

South Africa 21/0   HM Amla 7* (11b 1x4)

Best to Amla, 1 run, good delivery. Short of a length at 149ks, rises towards the helmet from short of a length, Amla is lucky his fend doesn't fly off in the air


Best to Amla, 1 run, looks to punch away a shortish ball, bottom edges it into the ground. Amla takes a single because it travelling too slowly towards the cover ring

South Africa 35/0   HM Amla 9* (13b 1x4)

Narine to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, turning in from outside off, worked around the corner

South Africa 42/0   HM Amla 10* (14b 1x4)

Best to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, 149.4ks, dropped into the leg side for one


Best to Amla, no run, what a ball Yorker at 149.9ks. And well done Amla too. This is in front of off, but he has got the bat down in time, and got some cue on it


Best to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, only 147ks this time, Amla plays with soft hands and takes a single into the covers. That can be frustrating when you are bowling that fast

South Africa 52/0   HM Amla 12* (17b 1x4)

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dropped wide of point, and he takes a risky single, but would have been in even if the throw had hit


Sammy to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to deep point


Sammy to Amla, 1 run, flicked away from outside off, gets a single to short fine leg

South Africa 59/0   HM Amla 15* (20b 1x4)

DJ Bravo to Amla, 1 wide, short, wide, too wide. Called too


DJ Bravo to Amla, FOUR, wide length ball, he goes after it, the ball flies off the outside half of the bat, and beats point


DJ Bravo to Amla, 2 runs, another wide length ball, this time Amla has timed it beautifully, but can't beat cover where Gayle dives to take the sting off


DJ Bravo to Amla, no run, half-volley outside off, driven away hard, but straight to cover


DJ Bravo to Amla, no run, short of a length, outside off, holds its line, beats Amla who is looking to open his face


DJ Bravo to Amla, 1 run, nearly run out. Amla misses out first. This is a leg-side half-volley, which he has hit straight to the little Bravo at midwicket. Amla runs with the shot, and would have been caught short had Bravo hit the only stump visible to him

South Africa 67/0   HM Amla 22* (25b 2x4)

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, pulled away, but the tennis-ball gets a bit big on him. However, the mis-hit lands short of deep backward square

South Africa 76/0   HM Amla 23* (26b 2x4)

Samuels to Amla, OUT, dropped. No, not quite. Gayle has taken the rebound. All Jamaican wicket. Samuels has lopped up a wide half-volley, Amla goes for the extra-cover drive, but doesn't get enough elevation. Gayle nearly drops it from head high, but as the ball is falling in front of him he goes down to complete the catch on the third take. Second take on the right hand, and the third on the left

HM Amla c Gayle b Samuels 23 (57m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

South Africa 80/1   HM Amla 23 (27b 2x4)





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