ICC World Twenty20, 1st Match, Group A: South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group A
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
11 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
  West Indies innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle c †Boucher b van der Wath 117 75 57 7 10 205.26
16.2 Gayle is gone after a fast and furious knock. Short in length, on the middle stump line, Gayle, again took out the front leg outside the line and tried a swipe across the line but got an top edge to Boucher. What a whirlwind and violent knock this has been. Take a bow 178/3
View dismissal DS Smith c †Boucher b Philander 35 58 34 3 0 102.94
13.3 third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
13.3 third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
13.3 third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
View dismissal MN Samuels c de Villiers b Pollock 6 3 4 0 1 150.00
14.2 A six and he is gone. Full-pitched, on the off stump line, Samuels goes for a big heave down the ground but ends up scooping it straight to de villiers at long-off. 152/2
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c †Boucher b van der Wath 11 21 10 1 0 110.00
18.2 Another one goes down. The wickets are suddenly falling in a heap here as West Indies try to hit every ball for a six. Short in length, in the zone outside off, Chanderpaul tries to upper cut it over point but ends up nicking it to Boucher. 188/5
View dismissal DR Smith c Gibbs b M Morkel 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
17.3 Wood on leather but straight to the man at long-off. Full, outside off and Dwayne connected with his big swing down the ground but couldn't clear long-off. Another one goes down as SA claw their way back into the game. 182/4
View dismissal RR Sarwan* c de Villiers b Philander 12 10 8 0 1 150.00
19.5 Gone now. Fullish, on the leg and middle, almost yorker length and Sarwan gets under the ball and hits it straight to long-on 204/6
D Ramdin not out 6 7 4 1 0 150.00
DJ Bravo not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 4, w 12, nb 1) 17
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 205 (10.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SM Pollock 4 0 52 1 13.00 7 3 4 (4w)
14.2 to Samuels, A six and he is gone. Full-pitched, on the off stump line, Samuels goes for a big heave down the ground but ends up scooping it straight to de villiers at long-off. 152/2
  M Ntini 2 0 19 0 9.50 6 1 2
View wickets JJ van der Wath 4 0 33 2 8.25 7 4 0
16.2 to Gayle, Gayle is gone after a fast and furious knock. Short in length, on the middle stump line, Gayle, again took out the front leg outside the line and tried a swipe across the line but got an top edge to Boucher. What a whirlwind and violent knock this has been. Take a bow 178/3
18.2 to Chanderpaul, Another one goes down. The wickets are suddenly falling in a heap here as West Indies try to hit every ball for a six. Short in length, in the zone outside off, Chanderpaul tries to upper cut it over point but ends up nicking it to Boucher. 188/5
View wicket M Morkel 4 0 30 1 7.50 9 2 1 (1nb, 1w)
17.3 to DR Smith, Wood on leather but straight to the man at long-off. Full, outside off and Dwayne connected with his big swing down the ground but couldn't clear long-off. Another one goes down as SA claw their way back into the game. 182/4
View wickets VD Philander 4 0 35 2 8.75 12 0 3 (1w)
13.3 to DS Smith, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
13.3 to DS Smith, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
13.3 to DS Smith, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper. 145/1
19.5 to Sarwan, Gone now. Fullish, on the leg and middle, almost yorker length and Sarwan gets under the ball and hits it straight to long-on 204/6
  JA Morkel 1 0 16 0 16.00 0 1 1 (2w)
  GC Smith 1 0 16 0 16.00 1 1 1
  South Africa innings (target: 206 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Gayle b Rampaul 28 31 21 4 1 133.33
5.2 fullish and quite straight, Smith comes down the pitch and tries to hit inside-out over cover. Chris Gayle bends low and takes a sharp catch and that's the end of Smith's brave stay at the crease 54/1
HH Gibbs not out 90 101 55 14 2 163.63
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Ramdin b Edwards 16 18 9 1 1 177.77
8.2 very quick and very straight, AB de Villiers closes the face of the bat a bit early in trying to work the ball to the leg side. The ball goes straight up in the air. It goes very, very high and Ramdin, the wicketkeeper, settles under the catch 88/2
JM Kemp not out 46 50 22 5 2 209.09
Extras (lb 4, w 23, nb 1) 28
  Total (2 wickets; 17.4 overs) 208 (11.77 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DBL Powell 4 0 34 0 8.50 13 4 1 (4w)
View wicket R Rampaul 4 0 52 1 13.00 8 5 3 (1nb, 1w)
5.2 to Smith, fullish and quite straight, Smith comes down the pitch and tries to hit inside-out over cover. Chris Gayle bends low and takes a sharp catch and that's the end of Smith's brave stay at the crease 54/1
  DR Smith 2 0 37 0 18.50 1 3 1 (5w)
View wicket FH Edwards 3 0 21 1 7.00 9 2 0 (4w)
8.2 to de Villiers, very quick and very straight, AB de Villiers closes the face of the bat a bit early in trying to work the ball to the leg side. The ball goes straight up in the air. It goes very, very high and Ramdin, the wicketkeeper, settles under the catch 88/2
  DJ Bravo 2.4 0 39 0 14.62 3 6 1 (2w)
  MN Samuels 2 0 21 0 10.50 3 4 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Points - South Africa 2, West Indies 0
T20I debuts - M Morkel and VD Philander (South Africa); FH Edwards and RR Sarwan (West Indies)
Player of the match - CH Gayle (West Indies)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - NJ Llong (England)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - KH Hurter

Match Notes


    • West Indies innings
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (33 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (CH Gayle 39, DS Smith 10, Ex 3)
    • CH Gayle: 50 off 26 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 9.4 overs (63 balls), Extras 11
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 63 balls (CH Gayle 64, DS Smith 29, Ex 11)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 13.5 overs (88 balls), Extras 12
    • CH Gayle: 100 off 50 balls (5 x 4, 9 x 6)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 19.4 overs (127 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 205/6 in 20.0 overs (D Ramdin 6, DJ Bravo 0)
    • South Africa innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (34 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (GC Smith 24, HH Gibbs 19, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 9.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 19
    • HH Gibbs: 50 off 38 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (HH Gibbs 28, JM Kemp 15, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 14.1 overs (99 balls), Extras 24
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 55 balls (HH Gibbs 48, JM Kemp 43, Ex 9)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 17.2 overs (120 balls), Extras 27
    • Twenty20 International Scorers: Binoy George and Sajan Nair.
 
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