ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

South Africa v West Indies

West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)

5.1

Taylor to Smith, OUT, what a beauty. An inswinger right through Smith, clipping his pads on the way through to his off stump. He was caught in his crease there

GC Smith b Taylor 19 (24m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

South Africa 27/1   LE Bosman 6* (8b 1x4)   JE Taylor 2.1-0-9-1

16.4

Bravo to Kallis, OUT, and there it is! And that is a brilliant, brilliant wicket for West Indies. They've earned that during the past few overs with some good lines from the bowlers and alert fielding in the covers. Kallis loses his composure, has a wipe across the line to a good-length ball, and Ramnaresh Sarwan clings onto a steepling top-edge at third man

JH Kallis c Sarwan b Bravo 16 (50m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

South Africa 65/2   LE Bosman 25* (40b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 2.4-0-10-1

22.3

Samuels to Bosman, OUT, the bowling change works! Bosman tried to flick the ball into the leg side, caught a leading edge and it gently looped to Gayle at extra cover. Another much-needed breakthrough as Bosman had overcome his poor start and was beginning to cut loose

LE Bosman c Gayle b Samuels 39 (101m 58b 6x4 0x6) SR: 67.24

South Africa 96/3   HH Gibbs 13* (17b 2x4)   MN Samuels 0.3-0-2-1

40.3

Bradshaw to de Villiers, OUT, de Villiers, cramped as Bradshaw fires one at his feet, squirts it into the leg side and Lara at midwicket scores a direct hit with one-and-a-half stumps to aim at. The third umpire has to work hard. It takes several replays before he makes his call. From one angle he appears in, from another out. Andrew Miller screams out ... and Daryl Harper agrees!

AB de Villiers run out 46 (57m 57b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.70

South Africa 188/4   HH Gibbs 53* (68b 4x4)   IDR Bradshaw 7.3-0-41-0

42.2

Bradshaw to Kemp, OUT, Bradshaw breaks through. Nothing complex about that, it came back a fraction, Kemp played down the wrong line and it bowled him through a rather-too-large gap between bat and pad

JM Kemp b Bradshaw 3 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

South Africa 195/5   HH Gibbs 57* (72b 4x4)   IDR Bradshaw 8.2-0-44-1

45.2

Samuels to Boucher, OUT, short, Boucher looked to smack it straight but it sounded as if he might have clipped the ground as he brought his bat through and the ball flew high into the covers where Sarwan took a good catch over his shoulder

MV Boucher c Sarwan b Samuels 16 (11m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

South Africa 219/6   HH Gibbs 64* (79b 4x4)   MN Samuels 8.2-0-39-2

46.4

Taylor to Pollock, OUT, it was straight, it was pitched up, and it was missed by the batsman. Pollock had to go for it and doing so against Taylor when he is on song is a tough ask

SM Pollock b Taylor 4 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 227/7   HH Gibbs 68* (83b 4x4)   JE Taylor 8.4-1-33-2

49.4

Bravo to Gibbs, OUT, yet another slower ball which Gibbs looks to send towards the city centre but he catches it high on the bat and Lara is under the skier half-a-dozen yards in at long on

HH Gibbs c Lara b Bravo 77 (124m 90b 4x4 1x6) SR: 85.55

South Africa 256/8   RJ Peterson 14* (11b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 6.4-0-40-2
Tournament Results
Australia v West Indies at Mumbai (BS) - Nov 5, 2006
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 41 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v West Indies at Jaipur - Nov 2, 2006
West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at Mohali - Nov 1, 2006
Australia won by 34 runs
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 29, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Ahmedabad - Oct 28, 2006
England won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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Photos

Nov 2, 2006

It's over: Graeme Smith reflects on another semi-final defeat, South Africa v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, November 2, 2006

It's over: Graeme Smith reflects on another semi-final defeat

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Nov 2, 2006

A beaming Chris Gayle with his Man-of-the-Match award, South Africa v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, November 2, 2006

A beaming Chris Gayle with his Man-of-the-Match award

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