ICC Cricket World Cup, 7th Match, Group B: South Africa v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 24, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 7th match, Group B
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (neutral venue)
24 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Steyn to Smith, 1 run, starts with a quick delivery shaping in, tucked to the leg side by Smith

West Indies 4/1   DS Smith 1* (1b)
2.1

Botha to Smith, no run, gets forward and eases it to cover

2.2

Botha to Smith, no run, short cover does the fielding this time

2.3

Botha to Smith, no run, blocked towards point this time by Smith

2.4

Botha to Smith, 1 run, tossed up by Botha, not very often one can say that, turns a touch, Smith tucks it to the leg side

West Indies 15/1   DS Smith 2* (5b)
4.1

Botha to Smith, FOUR, not much room on offer for Smith, but he loves to cut and he plays it well, making a bit of room to crack the ball behind backward point for four

4.2

Botha to Smith, 1 run, played a touch uppishly, off the back foot towards Morkel at long-on, a quick single is taken

4.6

Botha to Smith, no run, Both sticks to attacking leg stump, nurdled towards square leg by Smith, and there's some indecision whether to go for the single

West Indies 22/1   DS Smith 7* (8b 1x4)
5.6

Steyn to Smith, no run, length ball that was heading for the top of middle, Smith, who had barely faced Steyn today, jumps and blocks it to the leg side

West Indies 28/1   DS Smith 7* (9b 1x4)
6.2

Morkel to Smith, no run, back of length ball heading down leg, looks to flick that but it is off the pad and trickles behind square leg

6.3

Morkel to Smith, no run, length ball in the channel outside off, batsman shoulders arms

6.4

Morkel to Smith, no run, and once more Smith tries and ungainly clip, but fails to connect, struck on the pad and the ball dribbles towards square leg

6.5

Morkel to Smith, no run, Morkel working up some good pace here, 146.1kmh, Smith again shows how much he likes the cut, first ball that allowed him to free his arms and he throws his bat at it, doesn't connect again

6.6

Morkel to Smith, no run, fuller ball outside off, Smith opts against playing a stroke

West Indies 29/1   DS Smith 7* (14b 1x4)
8.1

Morkel to Smith, no run, is there going to be another referral? that looked to be going down the leg side, and South Africa decide against it, that ball jagged back sharply from back of a length and Smith was struck in front of middle and leg, replays show that would have taken leg stump

8.2

Morkel to Smith, 1 run, opens the face to send it to the right of backward point

8.4

Morkel to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, punched towards mid-off, thinks of taking a single but a loud 'No' keeps him in the crease

8.5

Morkel to Smith, 1 run, steers this one down to third man for an easy single

West Indies 42/1   DS Smith 9* (18b 1x4)
9.1

Kallis to Smith, no run, a quieter start to this Kallis over, blocked off the front foot towards extra cover

9.2

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, full and sliding into leg, Smith stays in the crease and eases the ball towards midwicket for a single

9.4

Kallis to Smith, no run, Kallis keeps nagging around off, Bravo plays it towards backward point, and a flurry of screaming from the batsmen before it was decided to not go for the single

9.5

Kallis to Smith, no run, bangs in the bouncer, Kallis showing no signs of the side strain that kept him out of the India one-dayers, Smith goes for the pull but doesn't connect

9.6

Kallis to Smith, no run, a far less action-packed Kallis over comes to an end, Smith defends

West Indies 44/1   DS Smith 10* (23b 1x4)
10.4

Morkel to Smith, no run, short of length from Morkel, tentatively pushed by Smith towards cover off the front foot

10.5

Morkel to Smith, FOUR, Smith shows his mastery of the cut, bit of width from Morkel and he chops that behind backward point for four, nicely done, only 56m to that boundary

10.6

Morkel to Smith, no run, length ball on off to end the over, punched towards mid-on by Smith

West Indies 49/1   DS Smith 14* (26b 2x4)
11.2

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, dabbed down to third man, not much room from Kallis but the batsman just waited on it and guided it down

11.5

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, Smith doesn't bother himself with niceties like footwork, as he gropes outside off, sends the ball towards backward point

West Indies 57/1   DS Smith 16* (28b 2x4)
13.1

Imran Tahir to Smith, 1 run, flatter delivery, on a length on offstump, worked towards midwicket

13.4

Imran Tahir to Smith, no run, fuller ball, watchful defence from Smith, is there a big hit coming?

13.5

Imran Tahir to Smith, no run, long stride in as he defends to the leg side

13.6

Imran Tahir to Smith, no run, this one is slightly outside off, worked towards point, that's another dot ball and a good start to Tahir's international career

West Indies 64/1   DS Smith 17* (32b 2x4)
14.5

Morkel to Smith, 1 run, keeps it short of length, pegging away at the offstump, Smith jumps as he defends to the leg side

West Indies 71/1   DS Smith 18* (33b 2x4)
15.5

Imran Tahir to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards short cover by Smith

15.6

Imran Tahir to Smith, no run, Tahir moves across to his right to cut that push from Smith

West Indies 83/1   DS Smith 18* (35b 2x4)
16.3

Peterson to Smith, 1 run, another safe single towards point

West Indies 85/1   DS Smith 19* (36b 2x4)
17.2

Botha to Smith, no run, tossed up and defended down the track to the off side

17.3

Botha to Smith, no run, on the pads and Smith squirts it away behind square, but can't get the gap

17.4

Botha to Smith, no run, tight delivery, flat and straight, defended down the track

17.5

Botha to Smith, no run, looks to cut this time as Botha gives him a hint of width, and Smith can't get the gap as he cuts

17.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, he gets a single and SA won't mind Smith retaining strike. Short delivery on the pads, worked through square for a single

West Indies 89/1   DS Smith 20* (41b 2x4)
18.1

Peterson to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Smith leans out and defends to the off side for one

18.4

Peterson to Smith, FOUR, well-played Smith - he's been getting tied down, and responds with a riskfree loft to a delivery bowled on a length and turning in. He chips out and just plays through the line, timed efficiently for four over the bowler's head. Almost a six.

18.5

Peterson to Smith, no run, looks to nurdle from outside off behind square for a single, but can't get it away

18.6

Peterson to Smith, 2 runs, more confidence from Smith, gets a flighted half-volley outside off and he gets forward decisively to the pitch of it and drives it along the ground for a couple to deep extra cover. South Africa are sweating.

West Indies 97/1   DS Smith 27* (45b 3x4)
19.3

Botha to Smith, 1 run, over-pitched to Smith, who again looks for a big drive, but can't get the gap. Single to long off

19.5

Botha to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets forward and pokes at one on middle and leg, gets it safely to the leg side for a single

West Indies 101/1   DS Smith 29* (47b 3x4)
20.3

Peterson to Smith, 1 run, turning in from outside off, Smith gets inside the line and whips it behind square for another single

West Indies 104/1   DS Smith 30* (48b 3x4)
21.1

Botha to Smith, 1 run, tight run thing, but Bravo makes it, since Petersen can't hit the stumps. Smith defends backward of point and Bravo calls him across. Petersen ran in, picked up well and threw, but missed. AB had to collect and break the stumps, enough time for Bravo to hustle in.

West Indies 105/1   DS Smith 31* (49b 3x4)
22.1

Peterson to Smith, no run, tight line on middle and off, played back to the bowler

22.2

Peterson to Smith, 1 run, the sequence of dots is broken as Smith drives uppishly through mid off for a single

22.4

Peterson to Smith, 2 runs, Smith steals two now with soft hands. On the pads, and he whips it through square leg for a couple

22.5

Peterson to Smith, no run, better line, keeps it on middle and leg, Smith looks for the flick again, but plays to the bowler

22.6

Peterson to Smith, no run, lovely armer to end the over, Smith did not pick it as he leant out on off stump line and looked to defend. It zipped past the outside edge.

West Indies 113/1   DS Smith 34* (54b 3x4)
23.4

Botha to Smith, 1 run, Smith leans out to the pitch of the ball and drives fluently down to long off for one

West Indies 115/2   DS Smith 35* (55b 3x4)
24.1

Imran Tahir to Smith, 1 run, full and quick on middle and off, worked with the wrists through wide mid on for one

24.4

Imran Tahir to Smith, OUT, Mystery man strikes. No mystery in that ball, just old-fashioned flight and guile. Smith walked into the trap with his eyes closed. He would have been feeling a little uneasy ever since Bravo left, they were working well as a pair. Tahir looped this invitingly outside off, Smith reached out, almost got to the pitch but not quite. He ended up chipping it right back to Tahir, who hurls it up in the air after pouching it. More interestingly, he kisses the SA badge. SA are coming back into this.

DS Smith c & b Imran Tahir 36 (103m 57b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

West Indies 117/3   DS Smith 36 (57b 3x4)
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