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)
0.4

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, Darren Bravo defends his first ball on the front foot

0.5

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 wide, that's a wide down the lg side

0.5

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, more defence from Bravo

0.6

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, a referral for lbw, South Africa are hugely confident, Taufel isn't, they take a long time discussing whether to take the referral, they finally do, that pitched outside off and turned in to head towards the middle of middle, Botha was dead-certain that was out, but the replays show Bravo was struck just outside off, great call from Taufel, and what an over that was from Botha

West Indies 3/1   DM Bravo 0* (3b)
1.2

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, getting the ball to shape in a bit to the left-handers, Bravo bravely walks across to clip that to square leg

1.3

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, short of length ball heading for leg stump, again Bravo looks to whip it towards the leg side, can't connect with it and is struck on the thigh pad

1.4

Steyn to DM Bravo, FOUR, Steyn's been very straight this over, this time he slides down leg and Bravo just needs to get bat on that to send it scurrying for four

1.5

Steyn to DM Bravo, 2 runs, better line from Steyn, pitching outside off and coming in, nicely negotiated by Bravo, who works it past point for a couple

1.6

Steyn to DM Bravo, FOUR, that's an expensive over from Steyn, once more he targets the pads, Bravo confidently shuffles across and flicks that behind square leg for four, superb timing

West Indies 14/1   DM Bravo 10* (8b 2x4)
2.5

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, nice stride forward as he defends square on the off side

2.6

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, gets across and taps the ball towards square leg, there's a sharp single on offer, 'Robbie' screams AB asking the fielder to fire the ball in, but Smith completes the run well in time

West Indies 16/1   DM Bravo 11* (10b 2x4)
3.1

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, Steyn keeps it full, this time just outside off, defended to the off side

3.2

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, slightly shorter, and on middle stump this time, Bravo gets well behind the line and blocks down the track, the bugle sounds and the crowd responds

3.3

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, that one didn't get up as much as Bravo expected, it was angling across him after pitching short of a length, gets the bottom-edge and rolls to the off side

3.4

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, again it is outside off, and Bravo guides the ball towards backward point

3.5

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length again, 140.3kmh, on middle and off, solidly defended towards cover

3.6

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, too straight from Steyn again, he gets away with it though, as Bravo works it off his pads towards square leg, straight at the fielder

West Indies 16/1   DM Bravo 11* (16b 2x4)
4.3

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo defends off the front foot

4.4

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, this time the West Indians opt against risking a single to Morkel, it was powerfully struck by Bravo and was straight at the fielder

4.5

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, they do get the single to long-on this ball, Bravo worked the ball a few yards to the left of Morkel

West Indies 22/1   DM Bravo 12* (19b 2x4)
5.1

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, Steyn starts the over with a back of length ball on middle and leg, defended off the back foot by Bravo

5.2

Steyn to DM Bravo, FOUR, Bravo shows why he's so highly rated, a bit of width from Steyn and Bravo punishes that with panache, stabs it through cover for four

5.3

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, defends this one from Steyn, who gets it closer to the stumps

5.4

Steyn to DM Bravo, 1 wide, 148.5kmh, great pace but no so great line, way down leg

5.4

Steyn to DM Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, Bravo gets well forward and guides the ball towards backward point

5.5

Steyn to DM Bravo, 1 run, short of length ball, West Indies are judging the singles well, Bravo plays it with soft hands towards extra cover and sets off

West Indies 28/1   DM Bravo 17* (24b 3x4)
6.1

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 run, starts with a length ball angling into the batsman, who defends to the leg side

West Indies 29/1   DM Bravo 18* (25b 3x4)
7.1

Kallis to DM Bravo, FOUR, and what a welcome he gets, disdain from Bravo as he flat bats a not so short ball over wide mid-on, emphatic!

7.2

Kallis to DM Bravo, no run, chopped towards backward point

7.3

Kallis to DM Bravo, FOUR, what a shot from Bravo, a length ball and Bravo dismisses that one towards wide long-off, dismissive

7.4

Kallis to DM Bravo, 2 runs, and once more Bravo looks to smash Kallis, he doesn't quite get hold of it and spoons the ball beyond mid-off, this is one confident young man

7.5

Kallis to DM Bravo, no run

7.6

Kallis to DM Bravo, no run, targets the off stump this time, defended by Bravo down the track

West Indies 39/1   DM Bravo 28* (31b 5x4)
8.3

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 run, Bravo inside edges this one off the back foot towards square leg

8.6

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, the extra bounce that is Morne Morkel's calling card, terrific line as well just outside off, the batsman has to drops his wrists and arch backwards to avoid that one

West Indies 42/1   DM Bravo 29* (33b 5x4)
9.3

Kallis to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Bravo is content to open the face and get the ball down to third man for a single

West Indies 44/1   DM Bravo 30* (34b 5x4)
10.1

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, length ball angling in from Morkel, defended by Bravo

10.2

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, wider outside off, Bravo stabs the ball towards point, but can't beat the fielder

10.3

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 run, looks to drive that one elegantly through off, but ends up edging it towards midwicket

West Indies 45/1   DM Bravo 31* (37b 5x4)
11.1

Kallis to DM Bravo, 1 run, angling in to the batsman, who makes a bit of room and guides the ball behind backward point to bring up the half-century

11.3

Kallis to DM Bravo, FOUR, can't think of a more contrasting shot to the previous one, this one is a murderous pull in front of square, Bravo doesn't rate Kallis as a bowler it seems, the fifty stand is up, Kallis won't be bowling too many short balls to Bravo from now

11.4

Kallis to DM Bravo, 1 run, back to nudging it down to third man, just a bit of width and an easy single is taken

11.6

Kallis to DM Bravo, 1 run, cramps the batsman up with the leg stump line, awkwardly played towards mid-on, 'Yeah, yeah' is the call and a single is taken

West Indies 58/1   DM Bravo 38* (41b 6x4)
12.1

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, pushed towards mid-on this time, but too close to the fielder to risk a run

12.2

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, on the pads, clipped behind square leg for a single

12.3

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, opens the face to get the ball towards backward point, doesn't beat the fielder

12.4

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, another dot ball, a strange (non) shot from Bravo, a length ball heading for off and Bravo just hangs his bat and edges it, ball drops dead

12.5

Morkel to DM Bravo, FOUR, a dirty slog from Bravo, four dot balls had tested his patience, well outside off but doesn't deter Bravo from looking to swipe it over mid-on, doesn't connect as well as he would have liked, but still gets enough to get a boundary

12.6

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, well outside off, Bravo is happy to shoulder arms after getting a boundary

West Indies 62/1   DM Bravo 42* (47b 7x4)
13.2

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, no run, action is slightly reminiscent of Mushtaq Ahmed, defended back down the pitch

13.3

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 1 run, a google from Tahir, more careful defence from Smith

West Indies 64/1   DM Bravo 43* (49b 7x4)
14.1

Morkel to DM Bravo, FOUR, Bravo races along to 47, a length ball, Bravo was nowhere near the pitch of the ball and he lashes that down the ground for four

14.2

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side this time

14.2

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, ooh, that one beat the outside edge, Morkel switches to his patented short-of-length, gets the ball to jump from there, just outside off, Bravo looks to defend from the crease and he is beaten

14.3

Morkel to DM Bravo, no run, and again, that was 148kmh, the ball angles away a touch after pitching short of length, Bravo once more plays inside the line, he admonished himself for getting beaten

14.4

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 run, a tight run, Bravo dabs the ball towards short cover, and sets off, faf du Plessis swoops on to that and throws even as he is diving, hits the stumps at the keeper's end, third umpire is called for, Smith has made his ground though

14.6

Morkel to DM Bravo, 1 run, lovely fielding from Robin Peterson stops a gorgeous drive from Bravo, he may have been beaten a couple of times this over but that wasn't playng on his mind as he unleashed a punch towards extra cover, Peterson was quickly across, diving to stop that from racing away for four

West Indies 72/1   DM Bravo 49* (54b 8x4)
15.1

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 2 runs, fifty for Bravo, and a stylish shot to bring it up, times the ball through covers off the front foot to pick up a couple

15.2

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 2 runs, guides the ball down to third man for two more

15.3

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, SIX, what a shot that is, Bravo spotted the mid-on in the circle, Bravo swings that one powerfully over mid-on, bottom hand comes off as he plays that length delivery, that doesn't matter, it still has the legs to clear the rope, Tahir not having a very good second over, he's under pressure now

15.4

Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 1 run, driven all along the ground to long-on this time

West Indies 83/1   DM Bravo 60* (58b 8x4 1x6)
16.1

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, looks to guide that toward third man but is beaten outside off

16.2

Peterson to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball just outside off, poked towards point for a well0-run single

16.4

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, punched back towards the bowler

16.5

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on off, walks across and whips it towards mid-on

16.6

Peterson to DM Bravo, 1 run, overpitched, and Bravo forces that down to long-on for a single to end the over

West Indies 86/1   DM Bravo 62* (63b 8x4 1x6)
17.1

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 wide, slants the first one down the leg side, past the glance, and concedes a wide

17.1

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, grip and turn from back of a length, Bravo goes back and whips it away through mid on

West Indies 88/1   DM Bravo 63* (64b 8x4 1x6)
18.2

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, flat and turning in from off stump, Darren defends down the track

18.3

Peterson to DM Bravo, 1 run, this one skids through, Bravo gets it away to short third man off the outside edge

West Indies 91/1   DM Bravo 64* (66b 8x4 1x6)
19.1

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and straightening, perfect forward defensive from the clone

19.2

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, drifts too straight this time, Bravo gets inside the line and works it through midwicket for a single

19.4

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, Bravo leans back and punches with the spin through the covers as it turns away. No problems at all.

19.6

Botha to DM Bravo, 1 run, this pair has added 100. Bravo stays back to a back of length ball and cuts it to the right of cover for another single. Carry on, troopers!

West Indies 102/1   DM Bravo 67* (70b 8x4 1x6)
20.1

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, flighted on off, Bravo gets forward and defends to the off side

20.2

Peterson to DM Bravo, 1 run, marginally back of a length, Bravo leans out and guides it square for another single

20.4

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo comes down the track, can't get to the pitch and hence defends back down the track

20.5

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, he advances again, Petersen holds it back once more and Bravo responds with the defensive shot to the off side

20.6

Peterson to DM Bravo, no run, gets the front foot across this time and turns him with a flourish of the wrists, to play the ball down. Single to wide mid on

West Indies 104/1   DM Bravo 68* (75b 8x4 1x6)
21.2

Botha to DM Bravo, 2 runs, short ball, Bravo leans back emphatically - very decisive feet - and gets a couple into the covers

21.3

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, short again, looks for the cut but can't get it past the infield

21.4

Botha to DM Bravo, 2 runs, perfect middle overs batting this. He gets one on the pads and turns it through square leg, ensuring he doesn't over-hit it, and picks up two before the fielder in the deep can come in and field

21.5

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo comes out and looks to score down the ground, but Botha gets across and fields

21.6

Botha to DM Bravo, no run, again, Botha fields to the off side this time as Bravo defends a back of length ball

West Indies 109/1   DM Bravo 72* (80b 8x4 1x6)
22.3

Peterson to DM Bravo, 1 run, Bravo comes out of the crease again, but can't get to the pitch and opens the face to steer a single backward of point

West Indies 111/1   DM Bravo 73* (81b 8x4 1x6)
23.1

Botha to DM Bravo, OUT, Darren Bravo reviews an lbw appeal. Botha tossed this one up on off stump, and it seemed to hold its line. Not much turn. Bravo looked to flick and missed. The ball was thudding into middle and leg. He's played all around a straight one. He knew it was a poor shot the moment he played it. He kicked the turf in disgust before consulting with Smith, and going for the referral reluctantly. No luck there. Huge wicket for SA. Lara's clone has not scored a 100 against them and SA will breathe easy.

DM Bravo lbw b Botha 73 (96m 82b 8x4 1x6) SR: 89.02

West Indies 113/2   DM Bravo 73 (82b 8x4 1x6)
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