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)

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   CH Gayle 98* (48b 5x4 9x6)   VD Philander 2.3-0-20-1

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   CH Gayle 98* (48b 5x4 9x6)   VD Philander 2.3-0-20-1

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   CH Gayle 98* (48b 5x4 9x6)   VD Philander 2.3-0-20-1

14.2

Pollock to Samuels, OUT, A six and he is gone. Full-pitched, on the off stump line, Samuels goes for a big heave down the ground but ends up scooping it straight to de villiers at long-off.

MN Samuels c de Villiers b Pollock 6 (3m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

West Indies 152/2   CH Gayle 99* (49b 5x4 9x6)   SM Pollock 3.2-0-37-1

16.2

van der Wath to Gayle, OUT, Gayle is gone after a fast and furious knock. Short in length, on the middle stump line, Gayle, again took out the front leg outside the line and tried a swipe across the line but got an top edge to Boucher. What a whirlwind and violent knock this has been. Take a bow

CH Gayle c †Boucher b van der Wath 117 (75m 57b 7x4 10x6) SR: 205.26

West Indies 178/3   S Chanderpaul 3* (4b)   JJ van der Wath 2.2-0-18-1

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

West Indies 182/4   S Chanderpaul 6* (7b)   M Morkel 3.3-0-28-1

18.2

van der Wath to Chanderpaul, OUT, Another one goes down. The wickets are suddenly falling in a heap here as West Indies try to hit every ball for a six. Short in length, in the zone outside off, Chanderpaul tries to upper cut it over point but ends up nicking it to Boucher.

S Chanderpaul c †Boucher b van der Wath 11 (21m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

West Indies 188/5   RR Sarwan 1* (2b)   JJ van der Wath 3.2-0-25-2

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   D Ramdin 5* (3b 1x4)   VD Philander 3.5-0-34-2
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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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