Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    34.2 Trapped! Dead Plumb! It was a full length delivery, from round the stumps, landed just outside off and moved in. Gayle had pressed his front leg across and tried to bring his bat around the pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad on the off and middle line. It would have crashed into the middle stump. Morne strikes at the start of his new spell to terminate a good knock from Gayle. Now will we see a procession? Will we see a fight? 114/4
    1.1 Given out lbw. Dowlin was looking to walk off but Gayle suggests him to go for the UDRS It landed back of length outside off stump and cut in. Dowlin went back and across to defend but was late in bringing the bat down and was hit on the line of the off stump. Hawk eye suggests it would hit the top of the off stump. Gayle perhaps thought that since it hit him just above the knee roll, the height might be in question. But as the replays suggest, it would have hit the very top of the off stump. Asad Rauf has a discussion with Simon Taufel and raises his finger. West Indies lose their first wicket. Again very early. 2/1
    6.4 And he is gone this time! It looked as if it was going to happen. Full in length and this one straightened outside off. Nash got nowhere close to the line of the delivery, just had a waft at it, bat well away from the body, the back foot actually going back and struck on the leg stump line and edges it to a delighted Boucher. Nash never looked in. 39/2
    25.4 Kallis strikes. He is going to be more than just handy on this track with his off cutters. It was a short-of-length delivery that cut away from Chanderpaul who tried to punch on the up, ala Gayle, and ended up edging it straight to second slip. 94/3
    45.3 Got him! That round-the-stumps angle works again. Deonarine asks for UDRS It landed on a length outside off and moved in. Deonarine stays back, moves across the stumps and tries to work it to the on side but misses. The ball hits him in front of middle and would have taken out the leg stump. No doubt about that. Asad Rauf's original decision stays and West Indies slip further. 152/5
    56.6 That outside leg-stump line has worked! It was flighted outside leg and Bravo got outside the line and went for his whippy flick but hit it straight to short midwicket! A stylish innings but it's over now. Harris screams in delight. Prince does a little jig. Yet again. Bravo flatters to deceive. Questions will be asked about the need to play that kind of flamboyant shot but that's how he has been playing (and getting out) for a long long time now. Who will bell the cat? When will Bravo learn that attractive 40's are not going to save the day? When will he, I dare say, grow up? 192/6
    59.3 First Test wicket for Tsotsobe. A just reward for his persistence but got to say a pretty poor shot from Ramdin. It's a slow wicket. There is a short extra cover in place and you don't drive away from the body like this. But he did. It was a full length delivery outside off and Ramdin tried to drive on the up and finds the man. Oh well. Just three more now. 194/7
    74.2 But he is gone now. The fun from the spin twins is over. Shillingford ran down the track for the big lofted hit but ended up lobbing a dolly to covers. And then they were one. 264/9
    73.5 Trapped in front! Petersen's first Test wicket. His fourth first-class wicket. Ever. It landed just outside off and slid in. Benn pushed outside the line and was caught plumb in front. Entertaining knock from Benn ends. 260/8
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    80.3 South Africa crush West Indies with a day to spare. It was a length delivery outside off stump and Pascal tries to play a flamboyant swat-pull - he was out playing the same shot in the first innings - and ended up edging it to the stumps. SA win by 163 runs. Comprehensive. SA lead the three-game series 1-0. 293/10
    13 (b 11, lb 2)
    293 all out (80.3 Overs, RR: 3.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (TM Dowlin, 1.1 ov), 2-39 (BP Nash, 6.4 ov), 3-94 (S Chanderpaul, 25.4 ov), 4-114 (CH Gayle, 34.2 ov), 5-152 (N Deonarine, 45.3 ov), 6-192 (DJ Bravo, 56.6 ov), 7-194 (D Ramdin, 59.3 ov), 8-260 (SJ Benn, 73.5 ov), 9-264 (S Shillingford, 74.2 ov), 10-293 (NT Pascal, 80.3 ov)
    DW Steyn15.316534.1900
    M Morkel12.034924.0800
    LL Tsotsobe13.052011.5300
    PL Harris26.339123.4300
    JH Kallis11.034914.4500
    GC Smith0.30408.0000
    AN Petersen2.01211.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 10 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 70/3 (JH Kallis 6*, PL Harris 0*, 34 ov)
  • Fri, 11 Jun - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 352
  • Sat, 12 Jun - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 155/2 (GC Smith 79*, JH Kallis 40*, 43.3 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 293 (80.3 ov) - end of match

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