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    20.1 superb catch by McKenzie in the gully - that's a nice way to mark your return after three-and-a-half years. Full length from Nel, and Gayle's lack of footwork made the difference as he squirted a limp drive into the gap between the slips and gully, who made good ground to his right 77/3
    4.5 gone! That's a cracker from Steyn, bowling a good line outside off. Ganga was a little tentative coming forward to defend, the ball taking a thick outside edge and Boucher took a good catch diving to his right 12/1
    15.5 gone, and you have to say that was coming. Morton's strokeplay has been adventurous to the point of recklessness, and this time he mistimes a swipe down the ground, and picks out Makhaya Ntini at a deepish mid-off 71/2
    62.3 there's the breakthrough and not before time for South Africa. Outside off, demanding a stroke, and holds its line from wide of the crease. Excellent ball at the start of a new spell, and Boucher accepts the catch gleefully. The end of a very mature innings from Samuels, but he'll be disappointed not to have gone on further 183/4
    not out
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    223
    6
    0
    29.14
    64.4 perfect from Ntini! Full and straight, and angling in towards the edge of a limp bat. A regulation edge is taken with a tumble at slip, and suddenly West Indies are in a bit of strife 185/5
    81.4 and that shows the value of putting the ball on the spot, full, swinging and Ramdin plays all round it as he looks to flick into the on side. So out that the appeal is also unnecessary. 220/6
    81.5 two in two ... full and swinging and Lewis contributes to his own demise with a limp poke across the line as his off stump is sent flying 220/7
    86.4 a classic fast bowler's dismissal. A good, straight bouncer and Taylor is squared up, the ball ballooning gently back to Steyn who takes it comfortably 237/8
    89.5 outside off stump, Powell limply pokes at it and Kallis takes a regulation catch at second slip 241/9
    91.6 straight and Edwards squared up, a thick edge flies to de Villiers at third slip. Edwards ends up on the floor as Nel celebrates. 243/10
    Extras
    24 (b 5, w 1, nb 8, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    243 all out (92 Overs, 419 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    DW Steyn20.056043.00
    M Ntini22.076322.86
    A Nel22.056132.77
    JH Kallis9.011111.22
    PL Harris19.053301.73
    Fall of wickets:1-12 (D Ganga, 4.5 ov), 2-71 (RS Morton, 15.5 ov), 3-77 (CH Gayle, 20.1 ov), 4-183 (MN Samuels, 62.3 ov), 5-185 (DJ Bravo, 64.4 ov), 6-220 (D Ramdin, 81.4 ov), 7-220 (RN Lewis, 81.5 ov), 8-237 (JE Taylor, 86.4 ov), 9-241 (DBL Powell, 89.5 ov), 10-243 (FH Edwards, 91.6 ov)
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    23.2 and on cue Smith feels for a ball angled across him and gets a clear edge, Ramdin takes a good catch diving to his left .... it could as easily have gone to Gayle at first slip. A lack of footwork contributed to his downfall there and, as Boycott was pointing out, flaws in Smith's technique seems to have been rumbled. He's certainly not the force he was. 61/2
    17.1 got him! Just when he was looking so calm and solid, McKenzie pokes forward to a good length delivery and hands Gayle with a comfortable catch at first slip 46/1
    44.3 that's plumb! Big inswinger, full length and Amla's footwork is in a complete tangle. He was aiming through midwicket, but missed and would have lost his middle-and-leg stumps, halfway up 123/4
    42.2 got him, and that's a massive, massive wicket! Beautiful delivery, pitching a foot outside off and seaming half a bat's width. Kallis was rooted on the back foot, committed to play, and poked a simple chance straight to the keeper 120/3
    113.3 steered down to third man, Jerome Taylor fields and fires in his throw as Prince heads back for the second, Ramdin leaps and takes high above his head and breaks the stumps with a diving Prince well short. The third umpire only needs the one replay 301/9
    52.1 got him! Another beautiful delivery from Bravo as de Villiers came cautiously forward, prodding at it and Ramdin takes a simple catch 131/5
    100.3 got him this time! Short, outside the off stump and Boucher tries to pull but drags it onto his stumps 260/6
    101.6 and another! Full and straight, it swings away just enough to take the outside edge of Harris's bat, who tried to drive through the on side, and Morton takes a comfortable catch at second slip 265/7
    107.5 fine bowling, the perfect line and length from Powell and Nel tries to block it out off the back foot, but is beaten by the bounce and movement off the pitch to hand Ramdin an easy catch 284/8
    118.2 slogged from outside off, he had to reach for it as it wasn't up there to hit, it goes a long way up and Morton at deep midwicket takes the catch. Lewis has doubled his haul of Test wickets and his average has plummeted to 207.00. 321/10
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    14
    0
    0
    21.42
    Extras
    12 (b 4, w 3, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    321 all out (118.2 Overs, 516 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    DBL Powell35.0412323.51
    FH Edwards4.511202.48
    MN Samuels8.131802.20
    JE Taylor21.065122.42
    DJ Bravo37.098242.21
    RN Lewis12.232612.10
    Fall of wickets:1-46 (ND McKenzie, 17.1 ov), 2-61 (GC Smith, 23.2 ov), 3-120 (JH Kallis, 42.2 ov), 4-123 (HM Amla, 44.3 ov), 5-131 (AB de Villiers, 52.1 ov), 6-260 (MV Boucher, 100.3 ov), 7-265 (PL Harris, 101.6 ov), 8-284 (A Nel, 107.5 ov), 9-301 (AG Prince, 113.3 ov), 10-321 (DW Steyn, 118.2 ov)
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    39.1 he's bowled him! Well pitched up, angling in to his pads and it takes a thick inside edge of Ganga's pokey forward defensive, the ball canoning into the stumps 81/3
    26.2 unplayable delivery, just short of a length, it leaves him off the pitch and he has to play, gets the thinnest of edges and as Boucher hurls the ball to the heavens Ramdin has already turned to head off 59/1
    27.2 and he does just that! A lovely delivery outside off, Morton follows like a moth to a flame and Boucher holds another thin edge 60/2
    46.1 got him! Nel has his man, pitching it up and angling it into Samuels who falls over to the off side, trying to turn it to leg. But he's completely off-balanced and trapped in front 93/4
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    41.66
    101.5 gone this time! Gayle's six-hitting-flurry comes to an end as he tries to flick this over long-off, but can't time it and it's held by Harris in front of his face, who pumps his fist in delight and relief 262/10
    60.4 wicked delivery! That kicked off the deck and clattered into Bravo's gloves before he even had time to flinch. Graeme Smith at first slip claims the deflection and South Africa are jubilant. They are into the tail now, and the lead is still minimal 126/5
    63.3 and Lewis's horrific innings comes to an end with a bat-pad nudge to Amla at short-leg. It was only a matter of time 133/6
    77.4 there's the breakthrough! Taylor was trying to leave, but instead glided the ball off the open face, almost as if giving slip-catching practice. Kallis at second slip leaps gleefully to his right, and the trapdoor is open! 163/7
    81.4 well, that was somewhat inevitable. Tighter line, but vicious seam, and Powell could do no more than deflect that offering straight into Graeme Smith's midriff at first slip. No mistake this time! 167/8
    90.3 what a catch! What a brilliant take from Harris. Edwards tried to launch it over Harris at mid-off who sprinted to his left before diving and taking the ball low to the ground, tumbling into a forward-roll with the momentum 192/9
    Extras
    25 (b 4, w 1, lb 20)
    TOTAL
    262 all out (f/o) (101.5 Overs, 467 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    A Nel27.0126232.29
    M Ntini26.086212.38
    DW Steyn19.574442.21
    JH Kallis19.063411.78
    PL Harris10.003613.60
    Fall of wickets:1-59 (D Ramdin, 26.2 ov), 2-60 (RS Morton, 27.2 ov), 3-81 (D Ganga, 39.1 ov), 4-93 (MN Samuels, 46.1 ov), 4-97 (CH Gayle, 50.4 ov), 5-126 (DJ Bravo, 60.4 ov), 6-133 (RN Lewis, 63.3 ov), 7-163 (JE Taylor, 77.4 ov), 8-167 (DBL Powell, 81.4 ov), 9-192 (FH Edwards, 90.3 ov), 10-262 (CH Gayle, 101.5 ov)
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    27.2 another cracking catch from Gayle! Full length from Lewis, Smith drives and it takes a thick outside edge to Gayle's right at first slip, who plucks it with a dive. A sharp, smart catch 152/3
    8.6 there's the breakthrough, and it takes everyone by surprise! Short again, and the substitute Darren Sammy dives forward at midwicket to scoop a miscued pull off the turf. Timely for West Indies, as a blazing start comes to a halt 57/1
    25.6 caught him! What a catch from Gayle. Amla prodded forward, the ball flew to Gayle who took it in his right hand, low, and tumbled forward - the ball coming free of his hand. He flicked it up once, twice before catching it in the back of his hand as he rolled onto his back. A great catch 140/2
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    84.61
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    50.00
    Extras
    7 (w 1, nb 1, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    186/3 (35.2 Overs, 157 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    DBL Powell11.005705.18
    JE Taylor6.003105.16
    DJ Bravo7.003414.85
    MN Samuels3.001705.66
    RN Lewis8.204225.04
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (AB de Villiers, 8.6 ov), 2-140 (HM Amla, 25.6 ov), 3-152 (GC Smith, 27.2 ov)

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