South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v South Africa

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

6.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, tight line to start, zoning in on off stump and Smith gets forward to punch defensively to point

6.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, fuller this time, and Smith was again straight onto the front foot to thump the ball - but straight to mid off

6.3

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, well, that's poor bowling really. Fine leg was up and he'd come round the wicket, but he dished up a length delivery slipping down leg and all Smith had to do was get something on it to send it to the boundary

6.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, full, wide and slapped to point, where Pollard leaps to his left to cut the ball off. Cries of "catch it!" from Bravo, but the ball got to him on the half volley. Good stop though

6.5

Bravo to Smith, OUT, that's the line! Bravo pulls his length back a touch and keeps the ball in the channel outside off stump. Smith's feet went nowhere as he tried to force through the covers, and Ramdin is the grateful recipient of the resulting thick edge. One down!

GC Smith c †Ramdin b Bravo 18 (33m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 105.88

6.6

Bravo to Kallis, no run, Kallis is unflustered first ball, leaning his bulky frame forward in solid defence

South Africa 53/1   DJ Bravo 1-0-4-1

8.1

Bravo to Kallis, no run, punched into the covers, no run

8.2

Bravo to Kallis, no run, Kallis walks down the wicket and gets across to the offside, looking to open up the leg side but drives a full ball straight to mid on

8.3

Bravo to Kallis, no run, and again, the ball was slanting towards leg this time so he didn't have to manufacture the shot, but sent the ball to exactly the same man

8.4

Bravo to Kallis, OUT, double strike from Bravo! The ball wasn't great - a short, wide long hop. But Kallis really reached for it as he tried to slash over the off side. A big top edge flew down to third man, where the fielder held on to an easy chance. Another one goes down!

JH Kallis c Rampaul b Bravo 1 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

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   DJ Bravo 2-0-5-2

10.1

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

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

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   DJ Bravo 3-0-7-2

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!

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   DJ Bravo 4-0-8-2

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

14.4

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

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   DJ Bravo 5-0-15-2

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

16.2

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

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

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   DJ Bravo 6-0-18-2

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

37.2

Bravo to Duminy, 1 leg bye, angled towards Duminy's pads, he misses the attempted nurdle and it thuds away for a single

37.3

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

37.4

Bravo to Duminy, no run, Duminy gets a short ball from Bravo, and it zips up over his crouch

37.5

Bravo to Duminy, 1 run, fuller ball and worked to long on, the batsmen think about two but the throw comes in too quickly

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   DJ Bravo 7-0-23-2

39.1

Bravo to Duminy, 1 run, fuller ball, and Duminy comes down the wicket and leg side of the ball, slashes off an outside edge, once bounce to third man

39.2

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

39.3

Bravo to Duminy, no run, Bravo has got away with one here, short and down the leg side, too far really as Duminy missed another attempted pull, but no wide called

39.4

Bravo to Duminy, 1 run, more control here from Duminy, angling it down to third man for a single

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   DJ Bravo 8-0-28-2

45.1

Bravo to Botha, 1 run, good ball from Bravo first up, full and straight and dug out down the ground for one

45.2

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, very straight bat from Miller, Boycott would love it, full face, down the ground, single

45.3

Bravo to Botha, OUT, gone! Well, very simple this. Good ball from Bravo, honing on to leg stump, Botha aims an enormous swipe, misses, and leg stump is cartwheeling

J Botha b Bravo 3 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

45.4

Bravo to McLaren, 1 run, McLaren off the mark in very comfortable fashion, watching this carefully and guiding it down to third man

45.5

Bravo to Miller, no run, very good from Bravo, full and straight, not much Miller can do but jab it back down the wicket, so straight in fact, that it crashes into the stumps at the non-strikers end

45.6

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, good ball once more to finish, Miller can't get any leverage and it's slugged away to mid on

South Africa 267/6   DJ Bravo 9-0-32-3

47.1

Bravo to Miller, 2 runs, good running from Miller, he didn't time his bunt down the ground well at all, but it meant that it trickled away so he took two

47.2

Bravo to Miller, no run, very good from Bravo, mixing up his pace nicely, and Miller slashes and misses

47.3

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, full ball again, outside off, Miller tries to give himself room but only squeezes it to point

47.4

Bravo to Steyn, no run, well, if Steyn connected here the ball would still be on it's way up, enormous swish outside off, but he doesn't hit the ball

47.5

Bravo to Steyn, 1 run, fuller this time and Steyn shoves it down the ground for a single

47.6

Bravo to Miller, FOUR, great finish from Miller, poor Bravo didn't deserve that! It was full, Miller drove it firmly in the air and wide of long off, Nikita Miller ran round threw his hands at it but couldn't hold on and the innings finishes with a boundary

South Africa 280/7   DJ Bravo 10-0-40-3
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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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