Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
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    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.1 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 27/1
    22.3 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 96/3
    16.4 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 65/2
    49.4 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 256/8
    40.3 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! 188/4
    42.2 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 195/5
    45.2 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 219/6
    46.4 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 227/7
    not out
    15
    12
    16
    1
    0
    125.00
    not out
    0
    1
    -
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    23 (b 1, lb 6, nb 1, w 15)
    TOTAL
    258/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.16)
    Did not bat: M Ntini
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (GC Smith, 5.1 ov), 2-65 (JH Kallis, 16.4 ov), 3-96 (LE Bosman, 22.3 ov), 4-188 (AB de Villiers, 40.3 ov), 5-195 (JM Kemp, 42.2 ov), 6-219 (MV Boucher, 45.2 ov), 7-227 (SM Pollock, 46.4 ov), 8-256 (HH Gibbs, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IDR Bradshaw1005815.80327021
    JE Taylor1014824.80354120
    DJ Bravo704125.85244040
    DR Smith411203.00192010
    CH Gayle1004804.80254010
    MN Samuels904424.88230110
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    not out
    133
    135
    197
    17
    3
    98.51
    retired hurt
    57
    70
    116
    4
    1
    81.42
    27
    27
    28
    6
    0
    100.00
    33.6 gone! Sarwan rather fell over to a full-pitched delivery, swinging into Sarwan and angling further into his pads off the pitch. Ntini roars an appeal and it's been given...a touch fortunate, perhaps? Appeared to be angling down the leg side but, no, replays indicate it was a mighty splendid decision. 196/1
    37.3 he skips down the pitch but is beaten by the spin, the ball coming off his pad and ballooning to Graeme Smith at first slip who throws down the stumps and Bravo's dive is in vain. Utterly unnecessary 226/2
    40.4 gosh, now that's a surprise! Smith has got the big man! Another loopy delivery, and a loose drive is embedded in the bowler's midriff 243/3
    41.4 good grief, that is village! Gayle is cruising at the other end, but Morton wanted to finish the job himself, but instead his big smear ends up in the hands of short midwicket. Brainless batting, I'm afraid to say, and it was somewhat telegraphed 244/4
    not out
    5
    8
    7
    1
    0
    62.50
    Extras
    16 (lb 7, nb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    262/4 (44 Overs, RR: 5.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-196 (RR Sarwan, 33.6 ov), 2-226 (DJ Bravo, 37.3 ov), 3-243 (BC Lara, 40.4 ov), 4-244 (RS Morton, 41.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock503406.80174110
    M Ntini704917.00217011
    A Nel1016006.00358121
    GC Smith1004314.30335000
    JH Kallis503306.60205111
    RJ Peterson703615.14213110

Match Notes

  • Joy in Jaipur

    Even with the statutory stutter, West Indies' win over South Africa was as overwhelming as could be anticipated against one of the most formidable and consistent teams in world cricket

  • Lara looking forward to Australia challenge

    Brian Lara is glad his side will have the chance to play the reigning World Cup winners in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday

  • Lara commends team effort

    Though Chris Gayle's fabulous hundred was the turning point for the West Indies, their captain Brian Lara insisted the win over South Africa was not about just one man

  • West Indies v SA, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final

    Match home for the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy between West Indies and South Africa at Jaipur

  • Heavyweight Beast

    Instead of a seaming pitch and timid batsmen intimidated by the short stuff, South Africa found themselves up against a man who brooks no answers when in the mood

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st154S ChanderpaulCH Gayle
1st42RR SarwanCH Gayle
2nd30CH GayleDJ Bravo
3rd17BC LaraCH Gayle
4th1CH GayleRS Morton
5th18CH GayleMN Samuels

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798