ICC World Twenty20, 1st Match, Group A: South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group A
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
11 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
5.1

M Morkel to Gayle, 2 runs, good-length ball on the stumps, Gayle plays back over the bowler's head but hasn't quite timed that one

5.2

M Morkel to Gayle, FOUR, short of a length and on the off, hammered away through cover, Gayle throws everything he has at it, the ball races away to the fence and that brings up the fifty partnership

5.3

M Morkel to Gayle, no run, Gayle backs away to leg and Morkel follows him with a quick short ball, no chance of hitting that away. Excellent bowling

5.4

M Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, clipped through the on side for a single

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

5.6

M Morkel to Gayle, no run, again Gayle backs off towards leg, again the bowler follows him and cramps him up for room. Clever bowling this

West Indies 54/0   M Morkel 1-0-8-0
7.1

M Morkel to Gayle, 2 runs, full and straight, Gayle drives back past the bowler, Albie Morkel dives brilliantly on the ropes and saves the ball

7.2

M Morkel to Gayle, SIX, short, wide and Gayle moves to leg and slices the ball away. Not quite in control but the ball easily sails over the fielder at third-man

7.3

M Morkel to Gayle, no run, pacy and outside the off, swing and a miss, through to the keeper

7.4

M Morkel to Gayle, no run, very full and outside the off, steered down towards point where Gibbs dives and fields

7.5

M Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down through cover for a single that gets Gayle te first half-century of this tournament, off only 26 balls

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   M Morkel 2-0-18-0
15.1

M Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, from round the stumps, homing in on the off stump, Chanders stays back to push it to backward point region.

15.2

M Morkel to Gayle, 1 wide, from the round the stumps, Gayle shuffles right across, ends up outside off stump and can't reach the ball slipping down the leg side

15.2

M Morkel to Gayle, FOUR, It's a simple technique Gayle uses. He just clears the front leg outside the line and goes right through the line. This one - a full delivery on the middle stump, an attempted yorker - has been driven down the ground

15.3

M Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, even before the ball was delivered, Gayle placed the front leg outside the leg stump, opened up his stance and tried to whack a length delivery over midwicket but ended up edging it to midwicket

15.4

M Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run

15.5

M Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, he backs away to the leg side, a yorker is fired on the off and middle line, Gayle brings the bat down in a hurry and squeezes it to long-on

15.6

M Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, Full in length, on the leg and middle line, Chanderpaul shuffles across, tries to tickle it away but misses and the ball runs off the pad

West Indies 177/2   M Morkel 3-0-27-0
17.1

M Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, yorker length, on the off stump line, chopped down to third man

17.2

M Morkel to DR Smith, no run, waist-high full toss, drifting towards the leg stump, Dwayne tries to help it along to the fine leg region, misses and it thuds into the thigh pad. The ball rolls dangerously close to the leg stump

17.3

M Morkel to DR Smith, OUT, Wood on leather but straight to the man at long-off. Full, outside off and Dwayne connected with his big swing down the ground but couldn't clear long-off. Another one goes down as SA claw their way back into the game.

DR Smith c Gibbs b M Morkel 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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

17.6

M Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full again, good length this, Chanderpaul goes for a swing across the line, the head bobs all over and he loses control and just ends up squeezing it past square leg.

West Indies 184/4   M Morkel 4-0-30-1
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