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)

Pollock to Gayle, SIX, Maximum! just drifting onto leg and Gayle smites the ball over the on side. That's flat and sails straight over square-leg for the first six of the tournament

West Indies 20/0   CH Gayle 14* (7b 1x4 1x6)   SM Pollock 1.1-0-14-0

Ntini to Gayle, SIX, Huge! Gayle plants his foot down the pitch and heaves the ball over long-on. That is a very big hit from Gayle.

West Indies 36/0   CH Gayle 26* (12b 2x4 2x6)   M Ntini 1.5-0-13-0

Ntini to Gayle, SIX, This one is monstrous. Gayle plants his foot down the pitch and tees off. This time it's over long-off and really really big. The ball lands well back in the stands

West Indies 42/0   CH Gayle 32* (13b 2x4 3x6)   M Ntini 2-0-19-0

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

West Indies 76/0   CH Gayle 49* (23b 3x4 4x6)   M Morkel 1.2-0-16-0

Philander to Gayle, SIX, fullish and on the off, smashed away over midwicket. That's a big hit from Gayle. Yet another one, rather

West Indies 84/0   CH Gayle 56* (28b 3x4 5x6)   VD Philander 0.2-0-6-0

JA Morkel to Gayle, SIX, Baseball style clout! full-toss outside the off, Gayle sees it and hits it cleanly over midwicket. That brings up the hundred and Gayle now has six sixes, the maximum in an innings in Twenty20

West Indies 104/0   CH Gayle 64* (32b 3x4 6x6)   JA Morkel 0.4-0-11-0

Smith to Gayle, SIX, Twhack. Six over long-on. Easy. It was in the slot, on the middle stump, Gayle cleared his front foot and slogged it over the long-on fielder. Gayle is playing Stick Cricket out there

West Indies 126/0   CH Gayle 83* (41b 5x4 7x6)   GC Smith 0.3-0-12-0

Pollock to Gayle, SIX, Gayle goes down town. Full, in the middle and leg line, he clears the front leg and hits it cleanly over long-on. up up and over

West Indies 139/0   CH Gayle 92* (47b 5x4 8x6)   SM Pollock 2.5-0-30-0

Pollock to Gayle, SIX, Another biggie.: to the wide long on region. Even bigger. This one sails into the crowd.

West Indies 145/0   CH Gayle 98* (48b 5x4 9x6)   SM Pollock 3-0-36-0

Philander to Samuels, SIX, What a start by Samuels! Banged in short, chest-high, on the leg stump line, Samuels goes for a pull shot and gets a top edge. But it keeps travelling and ends up over backward square leg boundary

West Indies 151/1   MN Samuels 6* (2b 1x6)   VD Philander 2.5-0-26-1

Pollock to Gayle, SIX, He goes again. What a party he is having. He moved the front leg outside the leg stump, even before Pollock delivered the ball and carved a full-length delivery over deep midwicket. Twenty20 is made for Gayle.

West Indies 167/2   CH Gayle 111* (53b 6x4 10x6)   SM Pollock 4-0-52-1

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!

West Indies 204/5   RR Sarwan 12* (7b 1x6)   VD Philander 3.4-0-34-1





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