Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    11.3 just short of a length and it's worked to leg for a quick single. Well, they better be quick - Gayle hesitated a touch and Prince, at short midwicket, had just one stump to aim at...and he's nailed it 69/3
    2.1 early success for South Africa as the ball's placed outside off and that's driven straight into Smith's bucket hands at mid-off for an easy catch 5/1
    10.6 good catch! Smith stepped outside leg, and guided it off the face of the bat to de Villiers - twanging hamstring and all - who dived in from point and took an excellent, low catch. Smith wasn't sure that he held it, but de Villiers gave him the thumbs up 65/2
    19.4 oh no, Lara's gone. Good bowling change from Smith, Kallis's slight change of pace causing Lara problems. It was wide of the off stump and, frankly, deserved to be smacked through the covers...but he just couldn't get to the pitch of the ball, and inside-edged onto his stumps 119/4
    38.1 goddim, and with him goes any last remnants of hope the West Indies might've had. He tried to take Ntini on, tried to hit him over the top - but his front-footed slap was mistimed straight to Pollock at mid off 213/8
    24.1 and the move pays off straight away. Short - but not that short - and the batsman doesn't have enough room on the drive to midwicket. Gibbs is all smiles and he points his index finger in the air, because he can 142/5
    10
    23
    17
    1
    0
    58.82
    29.5 awful, awful. A straight one from Kallis, on a good length, and Pollard comes down the track to try to pull that through midwicket, yorks himself, tucks his bat under his arm and he's on his way. Middle peg goes wheeling 169/6
    31.5 fine catch from Peterson, the substitute, diving forward at short midwicket. Ramdin flicked it feebly, with no intent, no placement and it bobbled up tantalisingly to Peterson who dived forward, taking it an inch or so from the turf. Made it look very easy 181/7
    45.3 goes for it this time and sends slog-sweeps it, sending it looping high - my, what a lovely parabola - but straight to the man at deep deep square leg 254/9
    not out
    48
    46
    36
    2
    3
    133.33
    not out
    12
    16
    12
    0
    1
    100.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    289/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (S Chanderpaul, 2.1 ov), 2-65 (DS Smith, 10.6 ov), 3-69 (CH Gayle, 11.3 ov), 4-119 (BC Lara, 19.4 ov), 5-142 (DJ Bravo, 24.1 ov), 6-169 (KA Pollard, 29.5 ov), 7-181 (D Ramdin, 31.5 ov), 8-213 (RR Sarwan, 38.1 ov), 9-254 (IDR Bradshaw, 45.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock8.003324.12263000
    M Ntini10.015715.70306100
    A Nel10.005415.40264000
    AJ Hall9.004905.44214020
    JH Kallis8.003624.50212000
    GC Smith5.0056211.2083410

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