South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v South Africa

South Africa won by 66 runs (D/L method)

10.1

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers is off the mark with a drop 'n run to midwicket. Sharp running

10.4

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, wobbling in through the air and landing on a length, de Villiers is solidly forward and right behind the ball to block

10.5

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, straying outside off stump and de Villiers frees his arms with a full swing of the bat, but the ball flies straight to extra cover

10.6

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, just nipping away off the seam this time, de Villiers keeps a sharp eye on the ball and raises his bat out of the way to leave well alone

South Africa 64/2   AB de Villiers 1* (4b)

11.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, and straight - de Villiers defends

11.3

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, he thought about leaving this one alone for a second, but hung is bat out looking for the run to short third man. Can't place it though, and gully swoops in

11.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, chopped to point, Pollard is quickly into position to field and hurl in a return

11.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers shimmies across to off to change the line, and clips out on the leg side to pick up one

South Africa 66/2   AB de Villiers 2* (8b)

12.4

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, play-and-a-miss from de Villiers! Bravo is bowling with great guile here, mixing up his speeds and lengths and getting the ball to move both ways at will. The batsman is well beaten on the drive

12.5

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, solid defence to the off side

12.6

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, and again, he was looking for the runs behind square on the off side but chopped it down defensively in the end. Great over from Bravo

South Africa 68/2   AB de Villiers 2* (11b)

14.1

Bravo to de Villiers, FOUR, bad line from Bravo, straying down leg and de Villiers flicks with ease down to fine leg for four. There's a fielder out but that was well-placed, really fine

14.2

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets forward to drive but closes the bat face too early in the shot, the bottom hand comes through and he sends the ball to mid on instead of into the covers

14.3

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, on a length outside off, he opens the face to pick up a run to third man

14.6

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 wide, Bravo loses his line once again, pushing the ball down leg. Luckily for him de Villiers couldn't get bat on this. Still a wide though

14.6

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, straightish again, pushed to midwicket, no run

South Africa 77/2   AB de Villiers 7* (15b 1x4)

15.2

Taylor to de Villiers, 2 runs, oh dear, poor cricket from Taylor, squanders a good run out chance, de Villiers worked it to third man and sprinted off in search of a couple, Talylor was absent minded and lolling about in the middle of the pitch, if he was behind the stumps to collect the throw from the bowlers end it could have been out

15.3

Taylor to de Villiers, FOUR, really sloppy this from Taylor, shoved down the leg side harmlessly, de Villers has to help himself to a boundary to fine leg

15.4

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, better this time, on a length and line and defended

15.5

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, Taylor finally locates a proper line and length, and de Villiers is content to block

15.6

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, ooh, close again, de Villiers pushed it to Pollard at cover, Amla had come a long way down in search of a single, de Villiers sends him back but the throw misses the stumps

South Africa 84/2   AB de Villiers 13* (20b 2x4)

16.2

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, De Villiers waits on the back foot and carefully guides this behind square for one

16.6

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full and wide of off stump, oddly, de Villiers treats it with utmost respect and shoulders arms

South Africa 87/2   AB de Villiers 14* (22b 2x4)

17.2

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, too far down the leg side again, allows de Villiers to turn it to fine leg casually

South Africa 89/2   AB de Villiers 15* (23b 2x4)

18.3

Miller to de Villiers, 2 runs, nicely bowled again, touch of flight and turn, gets the edge, it skims down to third man

18.4

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, but this is a touch too full, de Villiers skips down the wicket and gently drives into the covers for a single

South Africa 100/2   AB de Villiers 18* (25b 2x4)

19.3

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, nicely bowled here, on a length and line finally and de Villiers defends

19.4

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, pretty sedate stuff here, just a good ball and de Villiers pushes it down the ground for a single

South Africa 107/2   AB de Villiers 19* (27b 2x4)

20.2

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely bowled again, flatter as de Villiers started running down the wicket at him, guided away for a single

20.4

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely played by Gayle, chipping down the wicket and clipping into the leg side for one

20.6

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, oh close this time! De Villiers edged down the track and chipped it just wide of the short midwicket fielder

South Africa 116/2   AB de Villiers 22* (30b 2x4)

21.1

Miller to de Villiers, no run, Miller back and continuing his good work, de Villiers trying to force him away but can't get any power on it

21.2

Miller to de Villiers, no run, good again from the bowler, de Villiers trying to edge down the wicket but he's beaten in the flight

21.3

Miller to de Villiers, no run, slightly shorter this time and de Villiers is forced to defend

21.4

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, get-out shot here, the batsman down on one knee and dabbing a sweep shot away

21.6

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed away behind square for a single

South Africa 119/2   AB de Villiers 24* (35b 2x4)

22.1

Gayle to de Villiers, no run, Gayle slings one in quickly, and nothing the batsman can do but defend

22.2

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, this time de Villiers picks up the single working it behind square

22.4

Gayle to de Villiers, 3 runs, well played, deflecting on the pads, de Villiers works it to fine leg for a comfortable three, Miller runs in and pulls it back inside the ropes

South Africa 124/2   AB de Villiers 28* (38b 2x4)

23.2

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, floated up, De Villiers stretches forward and pushes gently into a gap at cover

23.4

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, worked down to long on for another single

South Africa 129/2   AB de Villiers 30* (40b 2x4)

24.1

Gayle to de Villiers, no run, fired in at middle and leg, de Villiers defends

24.2

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, much quicker here, really flung in, De Villiers jumps back and pushes to long on

24.4

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches and spins into the pads, helped away in front of square for one

24.6

Gayle to de Villiers, no run, flighted up and flicked to midwicket

South Africa 133/2   AB de Villiers 32* (44b 2x4)

25.2

Miller to de Villiers, 2 runs, fullish and milked easily through midwicket for a couple

25.3

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, picks a gap at cover with a careful drive

South Africa 137/2   AB de Villiers 35* (46b 2x4)

26.1

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish from Gayle, de Villiers gets back and has plenty of time to work it to long on

26.3

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, this is very simple stuff for South Africa, de Villiers works it from outside off to midwicket for another milked single

South Africa 142/2   AB de Villiers 37* (48b 2x4)

27.4

Miller to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets back and across and defends this back to the bowler

27.5

Miller to de Villiers, no run

27.6

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter ball, de Villiers back and pulling down to the midwicket fielder for a single

South Africa 149/2   AB de Villiers 38* (51b 2x4)

28.1

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, worked round the corner, using the angle, for a gentle single

28.3

Gayle to de Villiers, 2 runs, nicely played be de Villiers, chipping down the crease and driving down to Bravo at long on who misfields and allows a couple

28.4

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, worked into the leg side for a swift single

28.6

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers calmly doing this, edging down the track and driving to long on

South Africa 156/2   AB de Villiers 43* (55b 2x4)

29.1

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, tickled round the corner for an easy single

29.4

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, not sure this is a good line of attack, it makes the leg-side deflection to easy, de Villiers obliges

29.6

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away to square leg this time for a strike-stealing single

South Africa 163/2   AB de Villiers 46* (58b 2x4)

30.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, starts very gently outside off, de Villiers waits and guides it to third man, and it's another single

30.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length again, de Villiers pushes it down to long off

30.6

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, full and milked casually through the covers for a single

South Africa 168/2   AB de Villiers 49* (61b 2x4)

31.1

Miller to de Villiers, 1 run, floated into a leg-stump line, tickled for a single to bring up 50 for de Villiers, well played him

31.4

Miller to de Villiers, 4 wides, oh dear, arrowed down the leg side, Ramdin misses it and it skips towards the fine leg boundary, where a diving stop saves the boundary

31.5

Miller to de Villiers, no run, fuller and flighted and worked back to the bowler

31.6

Miller to de Villiers, SIX, oh good shot, de Villiers edged down the wicket and was actually beaten in the flight, so adjusted his shot and ended up lifting it firmly over deep midwicket for six

South Africa 181/2   AB de Villiers 56* (64b 2x4 1x6)

32.2

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, dug in short from Pollard as he saw de Villiers giving him the charge, it bounces over an attempted pull

32.3

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers looking to up the rate here, edging down the track and leg side of the ball and swiping straight to cover

32.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish and enough room for de Villiers to guide it to third man for a single

South Africa 185/2   AB de Villiers 58* (67b 2x4 1x6)

34.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 wide, Pollard gets this wrong, slipping it too far down leg and it's a wide

34.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, on a decent line, defended down to long on for a single

34.4

Pollard to de Villiers, FOUR, what a lovely shot that is, all timing from de Villiers. It was a touch short and wide from Pollard, de Villiers gently and carefully cut through point for four

34.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller this time, de Villiers pushes it into the covers for one

South Africa 195/3   AB de Villiers 64* (70b 3x4 1x6)

35.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, 2 runs, good stuff from Rampaul extracting some extra bounce, de Villiers rides it and opens the face, sending it down to third man

35.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller from Rampaul, pushed down to long on

35.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, good pace from Rampaul, beats de Villiers outside off stump

35.6

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, really running in hard, impressive stuff from Rampaul, finds extra bounce outside off, de Villiers stands up on his toes, drops it into the off side and collects one

South Africa 200/3   AB de Villiers 68* (74b 3x4 1x6)

36.1

Deonarine to de Villiers, FOUR, horror ball to start with, and got everything it deserved, short and de Villiers pulls it to midwicket for a boundary

36.2

Deonarine to de Villiers, 2 runs, this time it's fuller and driven firmly down the ground for a couple more

36.3

Deonarine to de Villiers, no run, better ball this time, slightly quicker and pushed to mid on

36.4

Deonarine to de Villiers, SIX, well, how about this, de Villiers skips down the wicket and swipes it over square leg for six

36.5

Deonarine to de Villiers, 1 run, all delicacy this time, carefully opening the face and sending it to short third man for one

South Africa 213/3   AB de Villiers 81* (79b 4x4 2x6)

37.1

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, good start to a new spell for Bravo, slower ball, De Villiers guides it round the corner for a single

37.3

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, played with the fullest of faces down to long off for a single

37.6

Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, touch looser to finish the over, flashed down to point off the front foot, deep cover races round to keep it to two

South Africa 219/3   AB de Villiers 85* (82b 4x4 2x6)

38.2

Taylor to de Villiers, 2 runs, nicely played, it was short and on off stump. De Villiers played a tennis-like swat down to extra cover for a couple

38.3

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, this time it's a good ball that is defended back to the bowler

38.4

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, touch of swing into the right-hander, flayed past point for a single

South Africa 223/3   AB de Villiers 88* (85b 4x4 2x6)

39.2

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed away into a space for one

39.5

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full and a touch of width, de Villiers tries to smash it through point but ends up missing

39.6

Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, pulled down the ground for a couple with such force that de Villiers ends up clutching his hamstring, let's hope it's just cramp

South Africa 229/3   AB de Villiers 91* (88b 4x4 2x6)

40.2

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, worked into the leg side, in front of square for one

South Africa 231/3   AB de Villiers 92* (89b 4x4 2x6)

41.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, good start from Rampaul, de Villiers outfoxing himself, skipping leg side of the ball and watching it pass off stump

41.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, good from Rampaul, he has been mighty impressive today, lands this right in the blockhole, De Villiers swipes at nothing and it comes off the bat and pads for a single

41.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers clears his front leg, attempts to swipe it over the leg side, but can't time it and it trickles to midwicket

South Africa 240/3   AB de Villiers 94* (92b 4x4 2x6)

42.2

Taylor to de Villiers, FOUR, not great bowling this, half-hearted short ball, Taylor is not fit enough, de Villiers swipes it firmly past midwicket for four

42.3

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, Taylor luck to get away with this, full toss on the legs, De Villiers clips it straight to the square leg fielder

42.4

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, better ball this, fuller, de Villiers gave himself room and tried to pierce the cover ring, but picked out Gayle at extra cover

42.5

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, much better from Taylor, full on off stump, de Villiers digs it out to mid on, takes him one short of a hundred

South Africa 247/4   AB de Villiers 99* (96b 5x4 2x6)

43.3

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, ooh, that must have been close! Full and swinging into de Villiers' pads, replays show it crashing into middle stump, so Daryll Harper has got another one wrong

43.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, oh excellent ball again, what brilliant bowling this is, full, straight, dug out back to the bowler, so de Villiers stays on 99

43.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, there it is! Excellent hundred from de Villiers, gets there by mistiming a slug down the ground

South Africa 251/4   AB de Villiers 100* (99b 5x4 2x6)

44.1

Taylor to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers looks very tired, and really shouldn't have got two there, smashed down the ground to long off from a shortish length

44.2

Taylor to de Villiers, OUT, top catch! De Villiers departs! Full from Taylor, de Villiers had given himself room, trying to carve it over point but Sarwan, who isn't the tallest of fellows, leapt up and clasped the chance with two hands

AB de Villiers c Sarwan b Taylor 102 (145m 101b 5x4 2x6) SR: 100.99

South Africa 259/5   AB de Villiers 102 (101b 5x4 2x6)
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May 22, 2010

Hashim Amla is congratulated by AB de Villiers, West Indies v South Africa, 1st ODI, Antigua, May 22, 2010

Hashim Amla is congratulated by AB de Villiers

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May 22, 2010

AB de Villiers throws at the stumps, West Indies v South Africa, 1st ODI, Antigua, May 22, 2010

AB de Villiers throws at the stumps

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