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   JE Taylor 1-0-8-0

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

2.3

Taylor to Smith, no run, good ball, angling it across the left-hander, Smith fishes but luckily for him, it misses the edge

2.4

Taylor to Smith, FOUR, don't bowl there to Smith, he'll eat it up all day, on the legs, worked through midwicket for a boundary

2.5

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, this time it's a better ball, defended away into the off side for a swift 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   JE Taylor 2-0-16-0

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   JE Taylor 3-0-18-0

15.1

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

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   JE Taylor 4-0-25-0

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

17.2

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

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   JE Taylor 5-0-32-0

38.1

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, decent enough start to Taylor's new spell, on off stump and dabbed down to third man, easily enough, I wonder how long it will take for South Africa to really let fly

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

38.5

Taylor to Duminy, no run, Duminy gets a bouncer, but it is a slower-ball bouncer, that Duminy eventually leaves alone

38.6

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, fuller to finish, guided down to third man for another gentle single

South Africa 224/3   JE Taylor 6-0-37-0

40.1

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy guides this away for a single, but it's time for South Africa to really push

40.2

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

40.3

Taylor to Duminy, no run, oh dear, Duminy has been badly hit here. Another short ball, he attempted a pull shot, but he doesn't play it well it crashes bang into the grill of the helmet. All the West Indies fielders and Taylor have come up to check out how he is. Which is good to see.

40.4

Taylor to Duminy, no run, and so would Taylor, it seems, it's short but a touch wider of off, and Duminy sways inside it easily

40.5

Taylor to Duminy, SIX, well, how about that for a response! Shortish, but really wasn't short enough, Duminy got back and murdered a pull shot over midwicket for six

40.6

Taylor to Duminy, no run, good thinking from Taylor, slower ball on off stump and defended carefully by Duminy

South Africa 237/3   JE Taylor 7-0-45-0

42.1

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, shortish on and around off stump, Miller guides it to third man for a single

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

42.6

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, good finish to the over, back of a length, Miller forces it to extra cover for a swift single

South Africa 248/4   JE Taylor 8-0-52-0

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

44.3

Taylor to Botha, no run, Botha has such a peculiar look of concentration, with his buttoned-up shirt he gives off an amusing air, I can't explain it, anyway, he stand tall and drops this shortish ball into the off side

44.4

Taylor to Botha, 1 wide, oops, short and arrowed down the leg side, too far for the umpire's liking

44.4

Taylor to Botha, no run, good slower ball this, outside off and under the flashing blade of Botha

44.5

Taylor to Botha, 2 runs, fuller this time and driven confidently down to Bravo at mid off, who fumbles and allows an extra run

44.6

Taylor to Botha, 1 leg bye, Botha down on one knee looking for a cheeky dink over short fine leg, misses and it thuds off his pad for a single

South Africa 263/5   JE Taylor 9-0-57-1

46.1

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, Taylor lands it full and just outside off, Miller gives himself plenty of room, too much in the end and has to stretch to reach for it and squeeze it down to deep point

46.2

Taylor to McLaren, no run, very well fielded from Sarwan at point, it was floated up wide of off stump, McLaren jabbed out a good cut shot, but Sarwan dived to prevent even one

46.3

Taylor to McLaren, OUT, oh, that is a cracker! Gayle has taken a fabulous catch! It was short, McLaren completely miss-timed a pull shot, it went behind square, Gayle dived, one-handed, behind him to his left to take a great catch

R McLaren c Gayle b Taylor 1 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

46.4

Taylor to Steyn, 1 run, Steyn caresses his first ball into the covers for a single

46.5

Taylor to Miller, 2 runs, full and outside off, Miller down the wicket giving himself room, slashes hard and it flies high down to third man but lands just short

46.6

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, good last over from Taylor, this ball is full and swung down to long on, where the throw comes in quickly to keep it to one

South Africa 272/7   JE Taylor 10-0-62-2
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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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