ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 7th match, Group B

South Africa v West Indies

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)

26.2

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, 1 run, and a googly now, don't think Dwayne Bravo picked it as he looked to defend off the front foot. Single through the leg side

26.4

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo leans out and defends as Tahir decieves him in the air. He's looking good here.

26.5

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, no run, Tahir's dropped a return chance! Again, sucks Bravo into the drive with a tossed-up delivery, again gets it to drop on him much further than he expected. Bravo was too far into the drive to hold back and chipped it back down the track, but Tahir's follow through takes him to the off side at an angle. He tried to stop and pluck it with his right hand as he tumbled, but it did not stick.

26.6

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo is at sea at the moment, leans out and somehow gets bat on it as he looks to defend down the track

West Indies 122/4   DJ Bravo 1* (4b)

27.5

Steyn to DJ Bravo, no run, holds this one back and hits the deck hard, Bravo wisely plays the 148 kph zipper off the back foot into the off side

27.6

Steyn to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, this time he slips one down the leg side and it is called a wide

27.6

Steyn to DJ Bravo, no run, ends the over with a full sucker delivery at 145.6 kph, it is almost too fast to suck Bravo in. He only manages to defend down the track

West Indies 124/4   DJ Bravo 1* (6b)

28.5

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, no run, he jumps out in hope, can't get to the pitch and feebly poked it back down the track. Almost another return catch, but so badly timed that it did not carry.

28.6

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Bravo stays on the crease and tries to force into the off side

West Indies 126/4   DJ Bravo 2* (8b)

29.1

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, speared on leg stump, Bravo stays back and tickles it backward of square for one

29.4

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, on the pads, Bravo tries to flick through midwicket, but straight to the fielder

29.5

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo shuffles across and looks to glance fine, but short fine leg is in the way

29.6

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye, ends the over with another huge lbw appeal, this time it is turned down. Speared in on leg and straightening, but I doubt itwas doing enough to hit the stumps as Bravo looked to work it to the leg side. Runs off the pad towards square leg

West Indies 129/4   DJ Bravo 3* (12b)

30.1

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, SIX, Bravo is cornered, and he bares his fangs. A rare poor delivery from Tahir, dropped halfway down the track and sitting up like a lollypop. Bravo would up and brutalised it over midwicket for a six.

30.2

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, 1 run, fuller and on off stump, much faster too, Bravo pushes into the off side and turns the strike

30.4

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye, Bravo tries to get inside the line and work it fine, but gets some pad on it for a leg bye towards short fine leg

30.6

Imran Tahir to DJ Bravo, 1 run, on off stump this time, pushes away off the front foot into the covers

West Indies 140/4   DJ Bravo 11* (16b 1x6)

31.1

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, Robin gets this to turn from middle and off, Bravo opens the face and plays into the off side

31.2

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, on the pads this time, Bravo tries to turn it against the spin but can't get it away

31.3

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, this time he gets the single, driven fluently through mid on for one

31.6

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Bravo does likewise, quietly dabbing him off the pads through backward square leg for a single

West Indies 143/4   DJ Bravo 13* (20b 1x6)

32.1

Botha to DJ Bravo, SIX, Bravo! He's had his problems against spin, but in between that he's produced two pretty good shots. This time he dances down the track early, Botha obliges by tossing it up on middle and leg, and he lofts it with a straight bat over midwicket. He wasn't entirely to the pitch, but he went through with the shot and made good enough connection to clear the short boundary.

32.2

Botha to DJ Bravo, 1 run, and a powerful sweep now, there is cover at deep backward square leg so just the single

32.5

Botha to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo advances again, Botha sees him in time and holds the length back. This time Botha defends.

32.6

Botha to DJ Bravo, 1 run, stays in the crease and quietly flicks the last ball backward of square for one more

West Indies 152/4   DJ Bravo 21* (24b 2x6)

33.1

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Bravo punches the ball towards long-on and ambles across for a single

33.6

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, not exactly where he intended, looking for a flamboyant carve, ends up sending the ball towards wide long-on

West Indies 156/4   DJ Bravo 24* (26b 2x6)

34.5

Morkel to DJ Bravo, no run, over the wicket to the right-hander, short of length and heading for off again, blocked by Bravo from the crease

34.6

Morkel to DJ Bravo, no run, Morkel remains supremely accurate, absolutely no room, keeps pegging away at a short of a length, Bravo defends to the side

West Indies 157/4   DJ Bravo 24* (28b 2x6)

35.4

Peterson to DJ Bravo, SIX, the third six for Bravo, length ball, Bravo sashays down the track and whacks that over long-on, no doubt that was clearing the rope, the Bravos having a fun day so far

35.5

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, square cut towards deep point for a single

West Indies 167/4   DJ Bravo 31* (30b 3x6)

36.1

Morkel to DJ Bravo, FOUR, slogged by Bravo, at least he attempted to slog it, wanted to launch that out of the ground, it takes a top edge and flies towards third man for four, Bravo won't be complaining

36.2

Morkel to DJ Bravo, 1 run, worked down to third man for a single

36.4

Morkel to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, attempts a bouncer at the body, Bravo ducks under, umpire calls it a wide as it was down the leg side

36.4

Morkel to DJ Bravo, 1 run, reverts to nagging away at offstump, poked towards point

West Indies 175/4   DJ Bravo 37* (33b 1x4 3x6)

37.1

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, Peterson on the pads, easy for Bravo who whips it towards deep square leg for a couple

37.2

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, fires it down the leg, tucked towards midwicket

37.3

Peterson to DJ Bravo, no run, clear strategy from Peterson is to not give any width, darting it into the pads every ball, Bravo can't get it away

37.4

Peterson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, more legstump bowling, Bravo gets a single towards mid-on

West Indies 178/4   DJ Bravo 40* (37b 1x4 3x6)

Match Coverage

Photos

Feb 24, 2011

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy congratulate each other after the victory, South Africa v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, Delhi, February 24, 2011

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy congratulate each other after the victory

© AFP

Feb 24, 2011

AB de Villiers celebrates after completing his century, South Africa v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, Delhi, February 24, 2011

AB de Villiers celebrates after completing his century

© AFP

All photos for this match | Galleries

  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos

... and that's that

... and that's that
13:40 | Apr 11, 2011
Inside ESPNcricinfo

Inside ESPNcricinfo
12:49 | Apr 10, 2011
 World Cup review

World Cup review
05:26 | Apr 8, 2011
Frozen Out

Frozen Out
46:34 | Apr 5, 2011