South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v South Africa

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

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

South Africa 5/0   HM Amla 4* (3b 1x4)   JE Taylor 0.3-0-5-0

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

South Africa 16/0   GC Smith 4* (4b 1x4)   JE Taylor 1.4-0-15-0

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

South Africa 22/0   HM Amla 15* (14b 2x4)   R Rampaul 1.4-0-6-0

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

South Africa 38/0   HM Amla 23* (19b 3x4)   DJG Sammy 0.5-0-15-0

5.1

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

South Africa 43/0   HM Amla 28* (21b 4x4)   R Rampaul 2.1-0-11-0

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)   R Rampaul 3-0-17-0

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

South Africa 53/0   GC Smith 18* (15b 2x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 0.3-0-4-0

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

South Africa 62/2   HM Amla 41* (36b 6x4)   R Rampaul 4.5-0-25-0

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

South Africa 74/2   AB de Villiers 6* (12b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 4.1-0-12-2

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

South Africa 84/2   AB de Villiers 13* (17b 2x4)   JE Taylor 3.3-0-25-0

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

South Africa 105/2   HM Amla 65* (67b 7x4)   DJG Sammy 1.1-0-20-0

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

South Africa 147/2   HM Amla 88* (92b 8x4)   NO Miller 4.1-0-24-0

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

South Africa 194/3   AB de Villiers 63* (69b 3x4 1x6)   KA Pollard 2.4-0-18-0

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

South Africa 204/3   AB de Villiers 72* (75b 4x4 1x6)   N Deonarine 0.1-0-4-0

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

South Africa 246/4   AB de Villiers 98* (93b 5x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 7.2-0-50-0

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   DA Miller 23* (16b 1x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 10-0-40-3
Series Results
West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain - Jun 3, 2010
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
West Indies v South Africa at Roseau - May 30, 2010
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v South Africa at Roseau - May 28, 2010
South Africa won by 67 runs
West Indies v South Africa at North Sound - May 24, 2010
South Africa won by 17 runs
West Indies v South Africa at North Sound - May 22, 2010
South Africa won by 66 runs (D/L method)
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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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