South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v South Africa

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

0.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 wide, everything is underway, almost, Taylor starts one wide of off stump and it swings a lot wider, too wide for the umpire's liking

0.1

Taylor to Amla, no run, on a length and line this time, and still some good shape away from the bat, neatly defended by the super-stylish Amla into the off side, even in defence there's a flurry of wrists

0.2

Taylor to Amla, no run, good ball again, this time Amla leave it well alone

0.3

Taylor to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot this, it was in the slot full on off stump, Amla leant on a punch-drive through point for the first boundary, quite why Amla is not in the T20 side is beyond me

0.4

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, nicely played once more, Taylor striving for swing from a full length, Amla punches crisply through cover for a couple

0.5

Taylor to Amla, no run, better ball, just dragging the length back a fraction, and defended into the covers

0.6

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, Bravo almost pulls off something special! Top fielding, it was a good forcing shot into the cover region, Bravo dived and fielded in a flash as the single was taken, but the throw narrowly missed the stumps at the strikers end

South Africa 8/0   HM Amla 7* (6b 1x4)

1.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, good start from Rampaul, who is in the side in place of Roach, who has an ankle injury, full on off stump, defended back to the bowler

1.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, a touch shorter and a fraction wider, allowing Amla a comfortable leave

1.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, big grunt from Rampaul as he delivers this on to middle and leg, Amla defends very correctly to mid on

1.4

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, Amla loves any width outside off stump, and there was enough here for him to fiddle it down to third man for a gentle single

South Africa 9/0   HM Amla 8* (10b 1x4)

2.1

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, Amla stands tall, right up on his toes, and punches past cover for a couple, very crisp timing

2.2

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, in a Test match this would have been a dodgy shot, touch of extra bounce means the back-foot forcing shot flies through a vacant gully region for another single

2.6

Taylor to Amla, no run, good ball to finish, bang on off stump, not giving Amla the hint of room he needs to force it away, so it's defended very correctly back to the bowler

South Africa 17/0   HM Amla 11* (13b 1x4)

3.4

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, Amla is all style, he never does anything more than punch the ball, and why would he, this is full and he leans forward and crisply drives through cover for another boundary

3.5

Rampaul to Amla, no run, slightly shorter this time, preventing the shot so it's defended back to the bowler

3.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, nicely played here, slower ball and Amla waited on the back foot and guided it to third man

South Africa 23/0   HM Amla 16* (16b 2x4)

4.1

Sammy to Amla, 2 runs, erm, not a very dependable start there! High full toss well outside off stump, surprised Amla as well and he could only guide it with an open face past point for a couple

4.2

Sammy to Amla, (no ball) 1 run, follows the full toss with a no ball, angled down to third man for a single, but it's free hit time

4.5

Sammy to Amla, FOUR, not great bowling this, woeful in fact, with the fine leg up, Sammy shoves it down the leg side, Amla flicks his wrists and sends it past the short-fine leg for another boundary

4.6

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, too much width outside off, Amla opens the face and guides it to third man for a strike-stealing single

South Africa 39/0   HM Amla 24* (20b 3x4)

5.1

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, edged! Wide of keeper and slip, though, second slip would've snaffled that up

5.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, two in two for Rampaul - almost! Amla did well not to get a touch on this ball as it fizzed up and away from him off a length. Great bowling there, hands on head time for Rampaul

5.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, good start after the break from Rampaul, just short of a length on off stump and Amla punches back to the bowler

5.4

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, nicely bowled again, no width, forced past cover for a single

5.6

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot to finish! Amla clearly not bothered by the interruption, leans on the front foot and drives crisply for yet another off-side boundary

South Africa 49/0   HM Amla 33* (25b 5x4)

7.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, wide of off and on a length, Amla slaps to cover

7.2

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, more width this time, Amla carves out through the off side but there's a fielder out to keep it to one

7.5

Rampaul to Amla, no run, much fuller, Amla comes forward to drive languidly to mid off. The shot oozed class, but was straight to the fielder

7.6

Rampaul to Amla, 2 runs, uppercut from Amla! Slashing cut outside off and he sent the ball up and over. It looked a certain boundary but the third man fielder did really well to cut it off

South Africa 57/1   HM Amla 36* (29b 5x4)

8.5

Bravo to Amla, no run, solid forward defence from Amla after the wicket

8.6

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, dropped behind square, they sprint through and Amla keeps strike

South Africa 58/2   HM Amla 37* (31b 5x4)

9.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, full, slanting in with the angle as it's delivered from wide of the crease, driven to long on

9.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, another sumptuous-looking drive from Amla, into the off side this time, but he can't find the gap

9.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, Rampaul has kept his length full so far this over, and again he's driven but without great timing this time, and straight to mid on

9.4

Rampaul to Amla, no run, back of a length with just a hint of width on offer too. Amla gets back and aims to guide to third man, but finds gully. Good bowling so far

9.5

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, ah, he's given it all away with that ball! All the pressure comes off as Rampaul digs one in half way down, but it's ill-directed and heading down the leg side. Amla is excellent on the pull and he doesn't miss out, thrashing the ball out to deep square leg

9.6

Rampaul to Amla, no run, better line and length, Amla hops back to defend

South Africa 62/2   HM Amla 41* (37b 6x4)

10.2

Bravo to Amla, no run, full, clipped straight back to the bowler

10.3

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, driven out to the cover sweeper with much class, just the one run though

South Africa 64/2   HM Amla 42* (39b 6x4)

11.1

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, dug in outside off, Amla gets right across to the off side after starting on a leg-stump guard and gets up on tip-toe to get on top of the bounce and run it down to third man

11.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, ooh, that would've had a third slip interested! Amla went back to drive a shortish ball through the covers but it just rose on him a touch and flew off a thick edge down to third man.

South Africa 67/2   HM Amla 44* (41b 6x4)

12.1

Bravo to Amla, no run, huge appeal from Bravo. But Amla had come way across his stumps - you could almost see all three behind him - and was hit way outside the line. No way that ball was hitting the stumps, and rightfully turned down by the umpire

12.2

Bravo to Amla, no run, looking to force through the off side, the ball takes the inside edge, ricocheting off the pad, but not into space

12.3

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, uppish! Pitched up by Bravo - it looked a little slower through the air and may have been the cutter. It certainly gripped in the pitch a little as Amla came forward to drive. Luckily he tried to hit it hard, and so it flew up and over the cover fielder!

South Africa 68/2   HM Amla 45* (44b 6x4)

13.1

Taylor to Amla, no run, Amla is right across his stumps as Taylor fires one in full and fast. Clipped to midwicket, but finds the fielder

13.2

Taylor to Amla, no run, short and pulled well, but square leg dives to his right to cut it off and negate the run

13.3

Taylor to Amla, no run, dropped on the leg side again, the fielder is in in a flash and they decide against the run

13.4

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, Amla is looking to push almost everything from Taylor to the on side. He succeeds in placing a clip off the hips this time and collects two

13.5

Taylor to Amla, no run, goo-looking drive, but West Indies have been pretty sharp in the field so far and mid on tumbles down to cut off the on drive

13.6

Taylor to Amla, no run, wristy flick to leg, again mid-on is in business to cut off the run

South Africa 70/2   HM Amla 47* (50b 6x4)

14.4

Bravo to Amla, no run, that might be the first bad shot Amla has played today. He's just three short of his fifty but that really wasn't good execution, he just stood at the crease and hung his bat out without conviction, the ball beats the outside edge

14.5

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, much better this time, the feet are moving again and he gets forward and across to push the ball to mid on, who is deep so they sprint through for one

South Africa 76/2   HM Amla 48* (52b 6x4)

15.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, good stuff from Taylor, full and straight, Amla flicks it away for a single to square leg

South Africa 78/2   HM Amla 49* (53b 6x4)

16.1

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, that's fifty for Amla, hasn't he played well. First innings in the West Indies and he's been fluent and stylish, this time working it to third man for the single

16.3

Bravo to Amla, no run, Amla back and defending with a pendulum-straight bat, back to the bowler

16.4

Bravo to Amla, no run, dug in much shorter, it's not that quick a bouncer but it gets up high, Amla makes a late effort to dink/upper-cut over the keeper but misses

16.5

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, touch fuller here, and worked round the corner for a single

South Africa 87/2   HM Amla 51* (57b 6x4)

17.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, much shorter this time, Amla waits and plays a delicate pull down to the square leg boundary for a single

17.3

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, nicely played again, but Taylor, who is working his way back from injury it must be remembered, has not got his line right, angling towards the legs and Amla happily works it wide of midwicket

17.4

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, nicely played, it was a quicker ball from Taylor, tight on off stump and Amla opened the face and guided it fine towards third man for another couple

17.5

Taylor to Amla, no run, much better from Taylor, tight line on off stump, not giving Amla room to punch a drive

17.6

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, almost good again from Taylor, but a fraction wide, allows Amla to stand tall and force it past point for a single

South Africa 94/2   HM Amla 57* (62b 6x4)

18.1

Miller to Amla, 2 runs, he starts well enough, finding some spin and catching the edge outside off stump, trickles down to third man for a couple

18.2

Miller to Amla, 1 run, this time it's flighted a touch more, Amla works it down the ground for a single

18.5

Miller to Amla, no run, nicely bowled, hanging in the air and Amla stretches forward and defends

18.6

Miller to Amla, 1 run, Amla leans forward and taps this into the off side for a single

South Africa 101/2   HM Amla 61* (66b 6x4)

19.1

Sammy to Amla, FOUR, poor start from Sammy, at his pace there is no good reason to lose line like this, shoved down the leg side and tickled away for four

19.2

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, Amla corrects his line, outside off, Amla defends, picking a gap at cover for a single

19.5

Sammy to Amla, 2 runs, nicely played, very delicate, full and Amla opened the face of the bat in the final moment, angling it fine to third man

19.6

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, simple stuff for Amla works this towards point to get a single and keep the strike

South Africa 110/2   HM Amla 69* (70b 7x4)

20.1

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, starts well enough, angling it in on middle and leg, turned to short midwicket for a single

20.3

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, Amla angles his bat and sends the ball into a gap for one

20.5

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, Amla serene as ever, picking his gap on the leg side and flicking his wrists at the ball to find it

South Africa 115/2   HM Amla 72* (73b 7x4)

21.5

Miller to Amla, 1 run, Amla has no fuss at the moment, casually working this away for one

South Africa 118/2   HM Amla 73* (74b 7x4)

22.3

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, Amla once again flicks his wrists and helps the ball on the angle down the leg side for another single

22.5

Gayle to Amla, no run, slightly slower here from Gayle, Amla tries to work it down the ground but can't beat the bowler

22.6

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, turning into the pads, Amla tucks it to midwicket, to keep the strike

South Africa 125/2   HM Amla 75* (77b 7x4)

23.1

Miller to Amla, 1 run

23.3

Miller to Amla, 1 run, back of a length this time, forced off the back foot, piercing the field in the off side

23.5

Miller to Amla, no run, slower, and a touch of spin, Amla pushes it gently back to the bowler

23.6

Miller to Amla, no run, down the track, looking for something big, but it's well bowled and Amla can't beat the bowler

South Africa 129/2   HM Amla 77* (81b 7x4)

24.3

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, slower and more loopy here, worked to deep cover for one

24.5

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, flatter outside off, Amla pushes it square for a single

South Africa 133/2   HM Amla 79* (83b 7x4)

25.1

Miller to Amla, 1 run, nicely bowled, touch of air, but Amla deflects it behind square for a single

25.4

Miller to Amla, 2 runs, tickled to fine leg, very deft, collects a couple easily

25.5

Miller to Amla, no run, good ball, touch of turn outside off, beats a flashing blade of Amla

25.6

Miller to Amla, no run, Beaten again! Outside off, touch of turn, Amla flashes at thin air

South Africa 139/2   HM Amla 82* (87b 7x4)

26.2

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, slightly fuller, Amla drives it to long on for another single

26.4

Gayle to Amla, no run, slightly quicker this time, Amla goes back to try and work it into the leg side but misses

26.5

Gayle to Amla, no run, much fuller and quicker outside off, Amla tries to angle it to third man but misses

26.6

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, this time he connects on a gentle leg-side work for one

South Africa 143/2   HM Amla 84* (91b 7x4)

27.1

Miller to Amla, FOUR, goodness me this was bad fielding, flighted up, Amla drives through to the wide mid off boundary, but the sweeper on the off side seemed to be running with his brakes on - Taylor it was, must still not be fully fit

27.2

Miller to Amla, no run, beaten! Good follow-up, bouncing and spinning past the outside edge

27.3

Miller to Amla, 1 run, down on one knee and angling it down to fine leg for one

South Africa 148/2   HM Amla 89* (94b 8x4)

28.2

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, comes down the track and works it to backward square leg

28.5

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, Gayle round the wicket now, Amla waits carefully and drops it on the off side and scampers one

South Africa 155/2   HM Amla 91* (96b 8x4)

29.2

Miller to Amla, 2 runs, over the wicket to Amla, not sure why, angled into Amla's pads, he duly works it behind square for a couple

29.3

Miller to Amla, 1 run, similar line and it's worked away behind square again

29.5

Miller to Amla, 1 run, this time Miller is back around the wicket, gives Amla too much room outside off and it's cut to point

South Africa 162/2   HM Amla 95* (99b 8x4)

30.2

Pollard to Amla, no run, well bowled this time, more intent, fuller and on off stump, Amla defends back to the bowler

30.3

Pollard to Amla, 1 run, Pollard drags his length back a fraction, allowing Amla to open the face and take a single to third man

30.5

Pollard to Amla, 1 run, very deftly turned to short fine leg, in a flash de Villiers had called through a single

South Africa 167/2   HM Amla 97* (102b 8x4)

31.2

Miller to Amla, no run, very nice here, full and spinning past the Amla's attempted drive

31.3

Miller to Amla, 1 run, this time it's more securely worked into the leg side for a single

31.4

Miller to Amla, 1 run, very full, Amla pushes it straight to point and runs a single

South Africa 175/2   HM Amla 99* (105b 8x4)

32.1

Pollard to Amla, 1 run, Brilliant innings! Amla collects his hundred, dabbing this down to third man, it has been such a composed knock

32.4

Pollard to Amla, 1 run, slightly too far down the leg side from Pollard, Amla tickles finely for one

32.6

Pollard to Amla, 1 run, hint of width outside off, Amla helps it easily down to third man

South Africa 186/2   HM Amla 102* (108b 8x4)

33.1

Rampaul to Amla, OUT, gone! Stumps splattered! That has come out of nowhere! Rampaul lands his first ball on a decent line and length, Amla plays back to one he should have come forward to, and it clatters into the stumps. West Indies really needed that

HM Amla b Rampaul 102 (130m 109b 8x4 0x6) SR: 93.57

South Africa 186/3   HM Amla 102 (109b 8x4)
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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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