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)

17.4

M Morkel to Sarwan, no run, Hello! Mr Sarwan welcome to Twenty20 says Van der Wath. he hurls across a sharp bouncer and Sarwan manages to fend it off towards point. Ungainly but he is still there.

17.5

M Morkel to Sarwan, 1 run, yorker length, on the off stump, dug out towards long-off

West Indies 183/4   RR Sarwan 1* (2b)

18.6

van der Wath to Sarwan, 3 runs, backs to the leg side even as he charges out and slices a yorker through backward point. One frenetic over left in this innings.

West Indies 196/5   RR Sarwan 4* (3b)

19.1

Philander to Sarwan, no run, full, outside the off stump, he backs away to the leg side but can't put bat to the ball. It landed after it went past the off stump.

19.2

Philander to Sarwan, no run, Another dot ball. This is rare in this format. Yorker on the middle and off and Sarwan could just about jab it back down the track

19.3

Philander to Sarwan, 2 runs, full in length, driven towards long-off and Ramdin calls Sarwan over for the second run and they get there in the end. Just in time. It was refered upstairs, not out was the verdict

19.4

Philander to Sarwan, SIX, A one-handed flat six over point! Welcome to Twenty20! It was a low full toss, just outside the off stump, Sarwan backed away and took the bottom-hand off the handle in an effort to reach the delivery and ended up slicing it flat and fast over deep point. Awesome!

19.5

Philander to Sarwan, OUT, Gone now. Fullish, on the leg and middle, almost yorker length and Sarwan gets under the ball and hits it straight to long-on

RR Sarwan c de Villiers b Philander 12 (10m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

West Indies 204/6   RR Sarwan 12 (8b 1x6)
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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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