South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v South Africa

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

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

1.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, Smith finally faces his first ball, and does so in unspectacular style, grimacing at the ball and leaving it outside off

1.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, it's a relief to see Smith scowling again, I was a bit thrown by all his smiles in the T20, he watches this carefully and defends into the off side

South Africa 9/0   R Rampaul 1-0-1-0

3.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, a touch fuller this time from Rampaul, Smith bunts forward and full-faces it back to the bowler

3.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, the pitch has behaved fairly well so far but this climbed a fraction, forcing Smith to hop back and defend from off stump

3.3

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, good cricket all round here, neatly clipped from off stump behind square on the leg side, a diving piece of fielding from Fletcher keeps it to one

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   R Rampaul 2-0-7-0

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

5.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, good running here from Smith, it was pitched up, Smith dropped it into the off side and set off for a sharp 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   R Rampaul 3-0-17-0

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

7.3

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, watchful stuff from Kallis first up as Rampaul lands it on a length and he shoulders arms to a rising delivery

7.4

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis was a little surprised by the bounce on this one as he tried to glide down to third man, but recovered well to ride it and pick up 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   R Rampaul 4-0-21-0

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   R Rampaul 5-0-25-0

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

11.2

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

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   R Rampaul 6-0-28-0

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

33.2

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, deals with his first ball well enough, plenty of time to get on the back foot and defend

33.3

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, fuller this time, Duminy still hanging on the back foot, plays it into the midwicket region easily enough

33.4

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, angled across the left-hander, very exaggerated leave

33.5

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, back of a length once more and pushed to mid off

33.6

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, hint of extra bounce from Rampaul, surprises Duminy, who defends. All of which means it's a wicket-maiden over

South Africa 186/3   R Rampaul 7-1-28-1

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

35.3

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, very deliberate plan to attack Duminy with the short ball and Rampaul lands this very well, Duminy tries to hook but gets in a real tangle

35.4

Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run, pitch it up and Duminy is much more comfortable, stretching forward and pushing down the ground for one

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   R Rampaul 8-1-33-1

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

41.3

Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run, this time Duminy swishes it down to deep square for just 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

41.5

Rampaul to Duminy, OUT, Rampaul, take a bow! This is reward for an excellent over, Duminy skips far too far leg side of the ball, looking to carve it over cover, but misses and it crashes into the stumps

JP Duminy b Rampaul 15 (45m 27b 0x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

41.6

Rampaul to Miller, 1 run, works his first ball off his hip to short third man for a single, to complete an excellent powerplay over by Rampaul

South Africa 241/4   R Rampaul 9-1-37-2

43.1

Rampaul to Miller, 1 wide, big appeal is rewarded with a wide, it was short down the leg side, Miller swung hard at it but missed

43.1

Rampaul to Miller, no run, fuller this time, outside off, Miller aims a big shot through the off side but misses, so Rampaul's good work continues

43.2

Rampaul to Miller, 1 run, very good from Rampaul, back of a length, into the body, Miller dabs it to midwicket for a single

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

43.6

Rampaul to Miller, SIX, top batting from Miller, ruins an excellent over from Rampaul. It was a touch short but Miller backed himself to swing hard and deposit this over square leg for six

South Africa 257/4   R Rampaul 10-1-46-2
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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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