ICC Cricket World Cup, 7th Match, Group B: South Africa v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 24, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 7th match, Group B
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (neutral venue)
24 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  West Indies innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle c Kallis b Botha 2 3 3 0 0 66.66
0.3 51.8 mph, the Botha move has worked wonders, dangerman Gayle is gone, a length delivery pitching outside off, turns away from Gayle who looks to play on the leg side, but only manages to edge it to first slip, where Kallis takes a low catch, what a start for South Africa, Smith and Co are jubilant as Shakira's football anthem "Waka waka" blares round the ground 2/1
View dismissal DS Smith c & b Imran Tahir 36 103 57 3 0 63.15
24.4 50.1 mph, Mystery man strikes. No mystery in that ball, just old-fashioned flight and guile. Smith walked into the trap with his eyes closed. He would have been feeling a little uneasy ever since Bravo left, they were working well as a pair. Tahir looped this invitingly outside off, Smith reached out, almost got to the pitch but not quite. He ended up chipping it right back to Tahir, who hurls it up in the air after pouching it. More interestingly, he kisses the SA badge. SA are coming back into this. 117/3
View dismissal DM Bravo lbw b Botha 73 96 82 8 1 89.02
23.1 53.5 mph, Darren Bravo reviews an lbw appeal. Botha tossed this one up on off stump, and it seemed to hold its line. Not much turn. Bravo looked to flick and missed. The ball was thudding into middle and leg. He's played all around a straight one. He knew it was a poor shot the moment he played it. He kicked the turf in disgust before consulting with Smith, and going for the referral reluctantly. No luck there. Huge wicket for SA. Lara's clone has not scored a 100 against them and SA will breathe easy. 113/2
View dismissal RR Sarwan lbw b Imran Tahir 2 15 10 0 0 20.00
26.1 55.7 mph, Sarwan reviews an lbw now, against Tahir. What's happening here! My initial gut feel was not out. Here's what happened - Tahir tossed this up and the replay says it landed on leg stump. It then turned a touch, enough to ensure it was going to hit the stumps. Sarwan looked to play with a straight bat, but just missed it. Was there an inside edge? It was going to hit the top of middle, so the decision is upheld. Sarwan is gone and WI are out of reviews. He was really well forward, and if Taufel had said not out, I doubt if SA would have referred it. Tahir was ecstactic, ran around like a man possessed when it was given first up. Again - was there an edge? The replays are inconclusive. We need HotSpot for it. We don't have it. 120/4
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c Peterson b Imran Tahir 31 73 51 1 1 60.78
42.2 spoke too soon, that's the end of Chanderpaul, he was looking to play another lofted inside-out hit, hoping to clear the extra cover fielder, instead he can only find long-off 209/6
View dismissal DJ Bravo run out (Morkel/†de Villiers) 40 46 37 1 3 108.10
37.5 Peterson to Chanderpaul, oh my goodness, West Indies can't afford this, Bravo is run-out after an appalling call for a single from Chanderpaul, who had crunched a reverse-sweep to short third man, it went straight to Morne Morkel, no chance of a single there, but Chanderpaul had set off, Bravo responds late, though there was no way he was going to make his ground, the throw is on top of the stumps, AB takes off the bails with Bravo several yards out 178/5
View dismissal DC Thomas c Duminy b Imran Tahir 15 29 26 1 0 57.69
44.6 and a superb over gets even better, Thomas losses his head and his wicket, looks to scythe a length ball over the off side, Duminy runs back from extra cover to pouch the catch that gives Tahir his fourth wicket, a debut to remember for Tahir, and some really poor cricket from West Indies 213/8
View dismissal KA Pollard lbw b Steyn 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
43.3 Humongous appeal for lbw against Pollard first ball, umpire says not out, and signals leg byes, referral it is, pitching on outside off and hitting on off and middle, Hawk-Eye suggest that was going on to hit middle, height is not a problem either, replays take a while to check whether there was any bat on it, there wasn't, Pollard gone for a golden duck, Smith will be very pleased with the way his bowling changes have worked today 213/7
View dismissal DJG Sammy* lbw b Steyn 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
45.1 Steyn gets another, that's one more duck, Sammy and Pollard were supposed to provide the late impetus but both have gone without scoring, Steyn fires in a quick and short ball, it doesn't rise too much, not sure what Sammy was trying, he is struck in front of middle, on the knee roll, and he's on his way, the hitting of Darren Bravo seems a long time ago, West Indies fighting to bat out the 50 overs 213/9
View dismissal SJ Benn c Morkel b Steyn 6 14 8 1 0 75.00
47.3 and that's curtains for the West Indies innings, they finish on double Nelson, Benn was looking to sky that one over extra cover, gets far too much elevation and Morkel runs in to take a sharp catch, he's one of the best outfielders in the game though he's a fast bowler 222/10
KAJ Roach not out 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 11) 15
  Total (all out; 47.3 overs; 205 mins) 222 (4.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets J Botha 9 0 48 2 5.33 28 2 1 (3w)
0.3 to Gayle, 51.8 mph, the Botha move has worked wonders, dangerman Gayle is gone, a length delivery pitching outside off, turns away from Gayle who looks to play on the leg side, but only manages to edge it to first slip, where Kallis takes a low catch, what a start for South Africa, Smith and Co are jubilant as Shakira's football anthem "Waka waka" blares round the ground 2/1
23.1 to DM Bravo, 53.5 mph, Darren Bravo reviews an lbw appeal. Botha tossed this one up on off stump, and it seemed to hold its line. Not much turn. Bravo looked to flick and missed. The ball was thudding into middle and leg. He's played all around a straight one. He knew it was a poor shot the moment he played it. He kicked the turf in disgust before consulting with Smith, and going for the referral reluctantly. No luck there. Huge wicket for SA. Lara's clone has not scored a 100 against them and SA will breathe easy. 113/2
View wickets DW Steyn 7.3 1 24 3 3.20 33 3 0 (2w)
43.3 to Pollard, Humongous appeal for lbw against Pollard first ball, umpire says not out, and signals leg byes, referral it is, pitching on outside off and hitting on off and middle, Hawk-Eye suggest that was going on to hit middle, height is not a problem either, replays take a while to check whether there was any bat on it, there wasn't, Pollard gone for a golden duck, Smith will be very pleased with the way his bowling changes have worked today 213/7
45.1 to Sammy, Steyn gets another, that's one more duck, Sammy and Pollard were supposed to provide the late impetus but both have gone without scoring, Steyn fires in a quick and short ball, it doesn't rise too much, not sure what Sammy was trying, he is struck in front of middle, on the knee roll, and he's on his way, the hitting of Darren Bravo seems a long time ago, West Indies fighting to bat out the 50 overs 213/9
47.3 to Benn, and that's curtains for the West Indies innings, they finish on double Nelson, Benn was looking to sky that one over extra cover, gets far too much elevation and Morkel runs in to take a sharp catch, he's one of the best outfielders in the game though he's a fast bowler 222/10
  M Morkel 8 0 35 0 4.37 30 5 0 (2w)
  JH Kallis 3 0 21 0 7.00 7 3 0
View wickets Imran Tahir 10 1 41 4 4.10 35 1 2
24.4 to Smith, 50.1 mph, Mystery man strikes. No mystery in that ball, just old-fashioned flight and guile. Smith walked into the trap with his eyes closed. He would have been feeling a little uneasy ever since Bravo left, they were working well as a pair. Tahir looped this invitingly outside off, Smith reached out, almost got to the pitch but not quite. He ended up chipping it right back to Tahir, who hurls it up in the air after pouching it. More interestingly, he kisses the SA badge. SA are coming back into this. 117/3
26.1 to Sarwan, 55.7 mph, Sarwan reviews an lbw now, against Tahir. What's happening here! My initial gut feel was not out. Here's what happened - Tahir tossed this up and the replay says it landed on leg stump. It then turned a touch, enough to ensure it was going to hit the stumps. Sarwan looked to play with a straight bat, but just missed it. Was there an inside edge? It was going to hit the top of middle, so the decision is upheld. Sarwan is gone and WI are out of reviews. He was really well forward, and if Taufel had said not out, I doubt if SA would have referred it. Tahir was ecstactic, ran around like a man possessed when it was given first up. Again - was there an edge? The replays are inconclusive. We need HotSpot for it. We don't have it. 120/4
42.2 to Chanderpaul, spoke too soon, that's the end of Chanderpaul, he was looking to play another lofted inside-out hit, hoping to clear the extra cover fielder, instead he can only find long-off 209/6
44.6 to Thomas, and a superb over gets even better, Thomas losses his head and his wicket, looks to scythe a length ball over the off side, Duminy runs back from extra cover to pouch the catch that gives Tahir his fourth wicket, a debut to remember for Tahir, and some really poor cricket from West Indies 213/8
  RJ Peterson 10 0 49 0 4.90 29 1 2
  South Africa innings (target: 223 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HM Amla c †Thomas b Roach 14 14 15 2 0 93.33
3.3 88.8 mph, Roach has got Amla in slightly controversial fashion. Several things happened there. First up, Roach delivered a snorter of an inducker, accentuated by the fact that he delivered it from wide of the crease. It was always coming in, and then landed on a length outside off before nipping in. Amla was cut in half as he looked to force from the crease, and ended up getting an inner edge that flew low down to the leg side. The keeper Devon Thomas who has been making a lot of noise, pulled a blinder, arresting his momentum and diving low to the left. The umpire asked Amla to wait, to check if Roach over-stepped. The replays suggested it was cut and go. If I were the third ump, I'd have probably said no-ball, but it was deemed legal. WI have struck 15/1
View dismissal GC Smith* b Pollard 45 116 78 2 0 57.69
28.3 68.9 mph, Pollard sets off on extravagant celebrations, Smith is bowled as he looks to swipe a delivery to the leg side, he plays well outside the line of that one and the ball crashes into off, the breakthrough West Indies desperately needed 139/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Sammy b Benn 4 5 7 0 0 57.14
4.6 52.7 mph, Ladies and gentlemen - we have a game here. Kallis is gone. Lovely bit of bowling from Benn, lands this on a length around middle and leg, and tempts Kallis into the cover drive. Only, Kallis was around half a foot short of the length, and the ball spun like the Indian-made tops you get in Chandni Chowk. Kallis ended up getting an outside edge that flew quick to Sammy at the lone slip. Did it carry? Kallis did not wait for the replays to vindicate it - he just asked Sammy. How good is that to see? Great scenes. This game has come alive. 20/2
AB de Villiers not out 107 149 105 8 2 101.90
JP Duminy not out 42 54 53 1 0 79.24
Extras (lb 10, nb 1) 11
  Total (3 wickets; 42.5 overs; 171 mins) 223 (5.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SJ Benn 10 0 51 1 5.10 25 2 1
4.6 to Kallis, 52.7 mph, Ladies and gentlemen - we have a game here. Kallis is gone. Lovely bit of bowling from Benn, lands this on a length around middle and leg, and tempts Kallis into the cover drive. Only, Kallis was around half a foot short of the length, and the ball spun like the Indian-made tops you get in Chandni Chowk. Kallis ended up getting an outside edge that flew quick to Sammy at the lone slip. Did it carry? Kallis did not wait for the replays to vindicate it - he just asked Sammy. How good is that to see? Great scenes. This game has come alive. 20/2
View wicket KAJ Roach 8 0 42 1 5.25 27 6 0
3.3 to Amla, 88.8 mph, Roach has got Amla in slightly controversial fashion. Several things happened there. First up, Roach delivered a snorter of an inducker, accentuated by the fact that he delivered it from wide of the crease. It was always coming in, and then landed on a length outside off before nipping in. Amla was cut in half as he looked to force from the crease, and ended up getting an inner edge that flew low down to the leg side. The keeper Devon Thomas who has been making a lot of noise, pulled a blinder, arresting his momentum and diving low to the left. The umpire asked Amla to wait, to check if Roach over-stepped. The replays suggested it was cut and go. If I were the third ump, I'd have probably said no-ball, but it was deemed legal. WI have struck 15/1
  DJ Bravo 2.1 0 12 0 5.53 7 2 0
  DJG Sammy 8 0 40 0 5.00 18 1 0
View wicket KA Pollard 7.5 0 37 1 4.72 19 2 0 (1nb)
28.3 to Smith, 68.9 mph, Pollard sets off on extravagant celebrations, Smith is bowled as he looks to swipe a delivery to the leg side, he plays well outside the line of that one and the ball crashes into off, the breakthrough West Indies desperately needed 139/3
  CH Gayle 6 0 26 0 4.33 16 0 1
  DS Smith 0.5 0 5 0 6.00 1 0 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Points - South Africa 2, West Indies 0
ODI debut - Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - AM Saheba and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RA Kettleborough (England)

Match Notes


    • West Indies innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Over 0.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - DM Bravo (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 28 runs, 0 wicket)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (DS Smith 15, DM Bravo 36, Ex 2)
    • DM Bravo: 50 off 55 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 86/1 in 17.0 overs (DS Smith 19, DM Bravo 62)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 117 balls (DS Smith 29, DM Bravo 67, Ex 4)
    • Over 23.1: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - DM Bravo (Struck down)
    • Over 26.1: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - RR Sarwan (Struck down)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 32.2 overs (194 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: West Indies - 152/4 in 33.0 overs (S Chanderpaul 10, DJ Bravo 21)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (S Chanderpaul 13, DJ Bravo 35, Ex 3)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 41.3 overs (249 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 43.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - AM Saheba, Batsman - KA Pollard (Upheld)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 9 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 222/10 in 47.3 overs (KAJ Roach 2)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 2 wickets)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 1
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 24 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 66/2 in 13.1 overs (GC Smith 17, AB de Villiers 30)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (GC Smith 20, AB de Villiers 31, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (132 balls), Extras 1
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 54 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 118 balls (GC Smith 40, AB de Villiers 60, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 181/3 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 87, JP Duminy 20)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (AB de Villiers 17, JP Duminy 23, Ex 10)
    • Rain: South Africa - 199/3 in 38.0 overs (AB de Villiers 97, JP Duminy 28)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 38.1 overs (230 balls), Extras 11
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 97 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Attendance - 23,428
 
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