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)

23.2

Botha to Sarwan, no run, spins in big from outside off, Sarwan looks to work it square, but can't find the gap

23.3

Botha to Sarwan, 1 run, again Sarwan tries to turn him with the spin through the leg side, and gets a single through midwicket

23.5

Botha to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan pushes the front foot down the track and defends into the off side with bat and pad close together

23.6

Botha to Sarwan, no run, slows it up in the air and gets it to grip and turn into Sarwan who stays back and defends into the off side

West Indies 115/2   RR Sarwan 1* (4b)

24.2

Imran Tahir to Sarwan, no run, this one holds its line and skids across on off stump line, Sarwan stays on the crease and defends.

24.3

Imran Tahir to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan stays back again and opens the wrists to get a single into the covers

24.6

Imran Tahir to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan comes forward and covers the line as Tahir gets one to turn away prodigiously. Defended in the end.

West Indies 118/3   RR Sarwan 2* (7b)

25.5

Steyn to Sarwan, no run, 140.2 kph, attempted bouncer, Steyn must be bemused. In Durban that would have thudded into AB's gloves stretched upwards. Here it goes down as soon as it goes up and AB collects it low down.

25.6

Steyn to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, on Sarwan's pads this time, very pacy and he nudges it disconcertingly into the leg side for a single

West Indies 120/3   RR Sarwan 2* (9b)

26.1

Imran Tahir to Sarwan, OUT, Sarwan reviews an lbw now, against Tahir. What's happening here! My initial gut feel was not out. Here's what happened - Tahir tossed this up and the replay says it landed on leg stump. It then turned a touch, enough to ensure it was going to hit the stumps. Sarwan looked to play with a straight bat, but just missed it. Was there an inside edge? It was going to hit the top of middle, so the decision is upheld. Sarwan is gone and WI are out of reviews. He was really well forward, and if Taufel had said not out, I doubt if SA would have referred it. Tahir was ecstactic, ran around like a man possessed when it was given first up. Again - was there an edge? The replays are inconclusive. We need HotSpot for it. We don't have it.

RR Sarwan lbw b Imran Tahir 2 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

West Indies 120/4   RR Sarwan 2 (10b)

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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

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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

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