ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group A

South Africa v West Indies

South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

0.4

Pollock to DS Smith, 1 run, full and just a touch of swing in to the left-handed batsman, defended towards square-leg and another run

West Indies 6/0   DS Smith 1* (1b)

1.1

Ntini to DS Smith, 1 run, full and outside the off, steered down to third-man

1.3

Ntini to DS Smith, no run, extra pace and bounce! Just outside the off and the ball flies away past the outside edge

1.4

Ntini to DS Smith, no run, exellent start this from Ntini, short of a length and pacy, played away down to the off side

1.5

Ntini to DS Smith, no run, a bit of width and chopped but the ball won't beat Gibbs at point, just two runs off this over so far

1.6

Ntini to DS Smith, FOUR, short of a length and just outside the off, Smith sees the length early and plays a pull through midwicket

West Indies 14/0   DS Smith 6* (6b 1x4)

2.3

Pollock to DS Smith, 1 leg bye, fullish and quite straight, defended to the on side

2.6

Pollock to DS Smith, 1 run, very full and on the off stump, defended down to the off side

West Indies 29/0   DS Smith 7* (8b 1x4)

3.1

Ntini to DS Smith, no run, full and quite wide outside the off, big swing and a miss from the batsman, through to the keeper

3.2

Ntini to DS Smith, no run, another big heave outside the off, once again the ball is slanted away from the bat and beats the outside edge

3.3

Ntini to DS Smith, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, clipped to the on side

West Indies 30/0   DS Smith 8* (11b 1x4)

4.1

van der Wath to DS Smith, no run, short and wide but a bit of pace allows the ball to beat the flashing bat, through to the keeper

4.2

van der Wath to DS Smith, 1 run, short and wide once more, cut away but the ball is half stopped at point

4.4

van der Wath to DS Smith, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, once again played and missed, the ball raps pad

4.5

van der Wath to DS Smith, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped away towards fine-leg

West Indies 45/0   DS Smith 10* (15b 1x4)

5.5

M Morkel to DS Smith, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, cut away into the gap but there's a fielder on the ropes at third-man

West Indies 54/0   DS Smith 11* (16b 1x4)

6.1

van der Wath to DS Smith, FOUR, this time Smith gives himself room and he's successful, chopping the ball away through backward of square on the off side

6.2

van der Wath to DS Smith, 2 runs, a delicate shimmy down the pitch and an ungainly across-the-line heave, Smith manages to get ball away through the on-side but hasn't hit it at all well

6.3

van der Wath to DS Smith, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, pulled away down towards long-on

6.5

van der Wath to DS Smith, 2 runs, slower ball on the stumps, Smith has picked it and works it through midwicket, the fielder tidies up on the ropes

6.6

van der Wath to DS Smith, FOUR, short one outside the off and it disappears, pulled away magnificently in front of aquare

West Indies 68/0   DS Smith 24* (21b 3x4)

7.6

M Morkel to DS Smith, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, played at and missed but the batsman won't be too disappointed, it's a no-ball and this will be the first free hit of the tournament

7.6

M Morkel to DS Smith, no run, Short and on the stumps, played at and missed, the no-ball didn't cost much

West Indies 78/0   DS Smith 24* (23b 3x4)

8.4

Philander to DS Smith, 2 runs, short of a length and on the stumps, pulled awkwardly down to long-on

8.5

Philander to DS Smith, 1 run, slower ball, it's the off-cutted, worked through square-leg for a single

West Indies 88/0   DS Smith 27* (25b 3x4)

9.1

JA Morkel to DS Smith, 1 wide, down the leg side, short of a length, played at and missed, through to the keeper and the wide is called despite appeals for the caught behind

9.1

JA Morkel to DS Smith, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to third-man

9.3

JA Morkel to DS Smith, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven down to long off but just a single

West Indies 98/0   DS Smith 29* (27b 3x4)

10.3

Philander to DS Smith, 2 runs, full in length, on the off stump line, Smith shuffles right across, ends up outside off stump and tucks it to Albie Morker at backward square leg , within the circle, and he misfields. They get two runs.

10.4

Philander to DS Smith, 1 run, backs away to the leg side and taps a length delivery to the off side.

West Indies 113/0   DS Smith 32* (29b 3x4)

11.6

Smith to DS Smith, 2 runs, Ah! The reverse sweep. Why not, try everything in this game. Lapped past the short third man fielder.

West Indies 131/0   DS Smith 34* (30b 3x4)

12.4

Pollock to DS Smith, 1 run

West Indies 133/0   DS Smith 35* (31b 3x4)

13.1

Philander to DS Smith, no run, short in length, outside off stump, Smith tries to chop it to backward point but misses

13.2

Philander to DS Smith, no run, swing and a miss outside off stump, Smith tries to cut but makes no contact

13.3

Philander to DS Smith, OUT, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper.

DS Smith c †Boucher b Philander 35 (58m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 102.94

13.3

Philander to DS Smith, OUT, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper.

DS Smith c †Boucher b Philander 35 (58m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 102.94

13.3

Philander to DS Smith, OUT, third time lucky for Pollock. Quite similar to the first two deliveries, a tad closer to the body, Smith tries to square-cut and feathers a edge to the 'keeper.

DS Smith c †Boucher b Philander 35 (58m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 102.94

West Indies 145/1   DS Smith 35 (34b 3x4)
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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Photos

Sep 11, 2007

Chris Gayle hits one hard, South Africa v West Indies , Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 11, 2007

Chris Gayle hits one hard

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Sep 11, 2007

Herschelle Gibbs attempts yet another big shot, South Africa v West Indies , Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 11, 2007

Herschelle Gibbs attempts yet another big shot

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