Smith and Amla walk out. Both wearing black armbands. We will let you know as and when we know why. Smith takes first strike, Taylor to bowl

9.20am It's the same pitch as they used on Saturday. A high-scoring game is expected again. There isn't much grass on the surface, whatever there is is dead. First ball in 10 minutes

9am Hello and welcome to the second ODI between West Indies and South Africa. South Africa have won the toss and chosen to bat first. Both teams have made a change each. Alviro Petersen replaces JP Duminy, and Dale Richards comes in for the struggling Andre Fletcher.

0.1

Taylor to Smith, no run, starts off with a length ball, around off, no swing, defended with an open face

0.2

Taylor to Smith, 3 runs, middle and leg, and Smith shuffles a bit to get inside the line, and clips it past square leg, enough time for him to get three

0.3

Taylor to Amla, no run, yorker around middle and off, Amla digs it out

0.4

Taylor to Amla, no run, back of a length, punched away to cover

0.5

Taylor to Amla, no run, left alone, brave leave, it was pitched back of a length, and it was wide and high by mere inches. In fact Hawkeye says it missed the top of off by a couple of centimetres

0.6

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, fuller, driven to wide of mid-off, comes through for one

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
HM Amla    1* (4b)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0
GC Smith    3* (2b)     

1.1

Rampaul to Amla, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away, over point, comes back for two

Graham, among many, informs us as to why they are wearing black arm bands. "Black arm bands are as a mark of respect for the death of David Miller's grandfather"

1.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, drives with an open face, towards point

1.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, back of a length, into the pads, punched away to mid-on

1.4

Rampaul to Amla, no run, punched away, can't beat cover

1.5

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, another punch from on and outside off, gets it past mid-off and takes a single

1.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, tucks him up with a shortish delivery, defended to the leg side

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
GC Smith    3* (3b)      R Rampaul    1-0-3-0
HM Amla    4* (9b)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0

2.1

Taylor to Amla, no run, another punchy shot from Amla, can't beat cover again

2.2

Taylor to Amla, no run, fuller delivery, patted back to the bowler

2.3

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, punched away wide of cover, doesn't make great connection, gets only a couple

2.4

Taylor to Amla, no run, full ball, check-drives it straight to mid-off

2.5

Taylor to Amla, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, misses out, but gets a leg-bye

2.6

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, sharp running, dabbed towards slip, goes just wide of the fielder and they scamper through for a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
GC Smith    4* (4b)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0
HM Amla    6* (14b)      R Rampaul    1-0-3-0

3.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full, angled across him, pushed to point

3.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, another full delivery, driven on the up, straight to mid-off

3.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, short, dragged from outside off towards mid-on

3.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, slightly fuller but not driving length, Smith defends it back to the bowler

3.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, gets across the stumps and drops and runs, right at his feet

3.6

Rampaul to Amla, 2 runs, short ball, hurried into the pull shot, gets a top edge that just about clears the square leg inside the circle

End of over 4 (3 runs) South Africa 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
HM Amla    8* (15b)      R Rampaul    2-0-6-0
GC Smith    5* (9b)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0

4.1

Taylor to Smith, no run, short, angled across him, drags it towards the leg side

4.2

Taylor to Smith, FOUR, nicely played, creates his line here. Smith knows the fine leg is up, shuffles across towards off, gets inside the line of a middle-line delivery, and flicks it past short fine leg

4.3

Taylor to Smith, no run, Taylor goes outside off again, punched away to cover

4.4

Taylor to Smith, no run, stays a touch low outside off, hit to mid-on

4.5

Taylor to Smith, no run, cut away, one bounce to Pollard at backward point

4.6

Taylor to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, defended with an open face

End of over 5 (4 runs) South Africa 18/0 (RR: 3.60)
GC Smith    9* (15b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-11-0
HM Amla    8* (15b)      R Rampaul    2-0-6-0

A disciplined start from West Indies so far, although there is not much movement on offer. No slip in place

5.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, length ball, around off, gets the inside half of the bat towards mid-on

5.2

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, half-volley, outside off, Amla shuffles across and wrists it straight down the ground. Ramapul gets a hand to it, but it is still good enough to go the boundary

5.3

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, short, wide, throws his bat at it, gets an edge, and there is no slip - would have gone over the fieldsman anyway

5.4

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, slight movement in, Amla works it past gully towards third man for one

5.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, misfield by Pollard at backward point, lets the cut shot yield a single. He has hurt a finger on his right hand, too

5.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to third man for one

End of over 6 (11 runs) South Africa 29/0 (RR: 4.83)
HM Amla    18* (20b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-17-0
GC Smith    10* (16b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-11-0

6.1

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, angling into the pads, and nicely worked away wristily passed mid-on

6.2

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, into the pads again, this time it is hit straight to deep square leg for one

6.3

Taylor to Smith, no run, defended off the back foot, just outside off

they have bowled better lines and lengths to Smith, taking out his on-side shots

6.4

Taylor to Smith, no run, beaten outside off, Smith pushing inside the line of a delivery angled across him

6.5

Taylor to Smith, 2 runs, slight hint of desperation, charges down at him, and somehow manages to cut it between cover-point and cover, gets a couple

6.6

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, late-cut, and they get a single despite a diving save from Pollard

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 35/0 (RR: 5.00)
GC Smith    13* (20b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-17-0
HM Amla    21* (22b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-17-0

7.1

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, chips down the track again, more convincing shot this time, slashed away through the covers. Gets two again

7.2

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, effort ball, a little bit of extra bounce, Smith aborts the powerful cut and then guides it towards third man

7.3

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, short outside off, steered to third man for one

7.4

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, shuffles way across towards off stump, and works this length ball square on the on side, and comes back for two

7.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, fuller, outside off, some movement away from Smith, beating him

7.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, early into the shot, bottom hand comes as he hits it on the bounce to short cover

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 41/0 (RR: 5.12)
GC Smith    18* (25b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-0
HM Amla    22* (23b 2x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-17-0

First change in bowling. Dwayne Bravo comes in for Taylor. One wide slip, one short cover

8.1

Bravo to Amla, FOUR, and he teases the short cover, punching this on the up, wide of the short cover, from just outside off, lovely shot

8.2

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, shuffles across, and whips it towards mid-on, and takes a single

8.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, chips down the track, gets a slower ball and defends it back to the bowler

8.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, almost got his man, another slower ball, Smith checks the shot, and it falls inches short of the short midwicket

8.5

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, Bravo bowls the slower ball again, driven wide of mid-off for one

8.6

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away for an easy single

End of over 9 (7 runs) South Africa 48/0 (RR: 5.33)
HM Amla    28* (26b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0
GC Smith    19* (28b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-0

short cover and short midwicket in for Rampual

9.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, back of a length, outside off, played towards point

9.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, nicely punched away from outside off, can't find the gap in the covers

9.3

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, closer to the stumps, Amla dead-bats it, and Smith steals a single, good early call and fast running

9.4

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across, gets inside the line, and clips it past short fine. Amla wants two, but Nikita Miller is quick and keeps them down to one

9.5

Rampaul to Amla, no run, beaten outside off as he looks to run it down to third man

9.6

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, lovely punch shot, just back of a length outside off, and he meets it with an open face, and finds the gap between cover-point and cover

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa 54/0 (RR: 5.40)
HM Amla    33* (31b 4x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-29-0
GC Smith    20* (29b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, full ball, around off, Smith makes room and drives, can't beat point

10.2

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, gives him the charge, Bravo bowls the slower ball, and he clips it off the pads

10.3

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, appeal for lbw as Amla looks to pull, but umpire reckons there is a bottom edge into the pad. replay suggests there was no edge - the ball just kept low. Anyhow it would have sailed over the stumps

10.4

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, dabbed away for one

10.5

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, nicely driven straight back down the ground, Bravo gets right hand onto it and saves three runs

10.6

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track again, and clips this one towards fine leg

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 59/0 (RR: 5.36)
GC Smith    23* (33b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-0
HM Amla    35* (33b 4x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-29-0

11.1

Rampaul to Smith, FOUR, poor fielding by Taylor at third man. This is short and wide, cut away to his left, Taylor over-runs it by half a step, is late in bending down, and doesn't even manage to touch it

11.2

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, works it into the on side for one

11.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, length ball around off, defended towards cover

11.4

Rampaul to Amla, 2 runs, shuffles across, gets inside the line, and flicks it square of fine leg

11.5

Rampaul to Amla, 1 wide, first wide of the innings, angling too far down the leg side

11.5

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, back of a length, punched away to sweeper-cover for one

11.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, angled across, drives at it, gets the inside half of the bat towards mid-off

End of over 12 (9 runs) South Africa 68/0 (RR: 5.66)
GC Smith    28* (36b 2x4)      R Rampaul    6-0-38-0
HM Amla    38* (36b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-0

12.1

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, very slow delivery outside off, played with an open face wide of point for one

12.2

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, backs away, gets a full ball into the pads, and hits it to long-on for one

12.3

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, shuffles away outside off, and flicks it from outside off to wide of midwicket, where Gayle makes a diving save

12.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, slower ball, into the pads, inside edge towards midwicket

12.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, Smith chips down the track, is beaten by the slower one, gets an inside edge that doesn't carry to the keeper. Bravo is down on his knees in exasperation

12.6

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, more frustration for Bravo. Smith shuffles across, gets a faster one this time, clips it towards short fine in the air, Rampaul dives forward, gets both hands to it, but it doesn't stick in

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 72/0 (RR: 5.53)
GC Smith    30* (40b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-16-0
HM Amla    40* (38b 4x4)      R Rampaul    6-0-38-0

Bowling change. Nikita Miller to bowl

13.1

Miller to Smith, no run, comes down the track, also shuffles across to cover the spin. Misses it, but pads are the second line of defence

13.2

Miller to Smith, 1 run, stays in the crease and works this wide of midwicket for one

13.3

Miller to Amla, FOUR, short, wide, cut away, thanks for coming

13.4

Miller to Amla, 1 run, straighter delivery, Amla goes back into the crease and works it into the on side

13.5

Miller to Smith, no run, full, Smith looks to force into the on side, hits straight to short midwicket

13.6

Miller to Smith, 1 run, pushed to long-on for a strolled single

End of over 14 (7 runs) South Africa 79/0 (RR: 5.64)
GC Smith    32* (44b 2x4)      NO Miller    1-0-7-0
HM Amla    45* (40b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-16-0

14.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, shuffles across again, Bravo bowls full and straight, hit towards square leg

Ryan Miller: "How can amla not have played in the t20 world cup, he had an amazing series in india, was in the form of his life and form his key in t20 cricket. Another example of SA selectors poor decision making."

14.2

Bravo to Smith, 2 runs, good running, moves across again, and works it square of fine leg to come back for two

Paul makes a pertinent point: "SA should take BP after around at around 20 overs providing these 2 are still in. Teams take it too late." Keeper comes up now

14.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, and Bravo bowls a bouncer. Double bluff perhaps. Into the ribs. Smith gloves it towards short fine for one

14.4

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, length ball, around off, played with an open face towards third man

14.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, pushed square of the wicket, Sammy makes a diving save at cover-point

14.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, slower ball, full outside off, hit to mid-off

End of over 15 (4 runs) South Africa 83/0 (RR: 5.53)
GC Smith    35* (49b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-20-0
HM Amla    46* (41b 5x4)      NO Miller    1-0-7-0

Scotty has strong words about Smith: "Ryan in South Africa we have the the CAPTAIN system which means, Smith is King, if he says no to make way for himself no matter how bad his form is he takes your place, and if he doesn't like you, you'll never play again, remember what he did to Lance Klusner!"

15.1

Miller to Amla, 1 run, flat delivery, into the pads, worked away

15.2

Miller to Smith, 1 run, moves across outside off, helps it away into the on side

15.3

Miller to Amla, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, Amla has nothing to do with it

15.3

Miller to Amla, 1 run

15.4

Miller to Smith, 1 run, jumps down the track, pushes this down to long-off for one

15.5

Miller to Amla, 1 run, dabbed away to point for one

15.6

Miller to Smith, OUT, moves way too across, once too often, and leaves the stumps exposed and misses a full and straight delivery. leg stump gone, Miller clenches his fist. Time for drinks

GC Smith b Miller 37 (70m 52b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.15

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 89/1 (RR: 5.56)
     NO Miller    2-0-13-1
HM Amla    49* (44b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-20-0

Muhammad Eusha: "It's really good to see the bearded chap playing well! Hashim Amla! That guy surprises me really! I never expected that kind of strokeplay from him. Looking at his calm demeanor, you wouldn't expect he is capable of a strike rate above 30%..." Another correspondent with his nickname Choker writes in, "Amla comes across as the only player capable of playing in "big" games, semi for finals of ICC events, just seems like nothing fazes him."

16.1

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, outside off, steered away for a single to bring up another fifty for Amla

Jacques Kallis, playing his 300th ODI, takes guard. One slip in

16.2

Bravo to Kallis, no run, gets a bouncer first up, and Kallis pulls and is beaten

Nathan Moore wants to give Smith a break. "To Scotty: Another Smith hater clutching at straws. I really doubt he "forced" out Amla. Did it not occur to you that perhaps the selectors thought Amla was not suited to the biff-bang style of T20. Come on really please..."

16.3

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to get off the mark

16.4

Bravo to Amla, no run, length ball, driven on the up, finds mid-off

16.5

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, wide outside off, driven along the ground to sweeper-cover

16.6

Bravo to Kallis, no run, stops at him, 79.6mph, Kallis hits uppishly towards mid-on, doesn't carry, and Bravo is down on his knees again

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 92/1 (RR: 5.41)
JH Kallis    1* (3b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-23-0
HM Amla    51* (47b 5x4)      NO Miller    2-0-13-1

17.1

Miller to Amla, 1 run, pulls a back-of-a-length delivery to deep square leg

17.2

Miller to Kallis, FOUR, short, wide, cut away, expertly finds the gap between cover and cover-point

Jason, too, has Smith's back. He says: "Scotty, how narrow-minded can you possibly be?

Smith is one of our finest captains in history - it's amazing how when Smith plays well no-one comes out and says well done but have a bad run of form and then the knives are out

Amazing!!"

17.3

Miller to Kallis, 1 run, into the pads, helped around the corner for one

17.4

Miller to Amla, no run, chips down the track, yorks himself, hits towards cover

17.5

Miller to Amla, no run, leading edge to short midwicket, Sammy dives forward, but it lands inches in front of his fingers

Miller is sunk on his knees. Doesn't look comfortable. Points to his rib. Support staff is out. Justin, meanwhile, is splitting hairs even as Miller splits in pain and walks over. Writes Jason, "Kallis' 300th! Although only 296 for SA, the rest for ICC Africa and World XI". Gayle, by the way, will finish the over

17.6

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, spin for Gayle right away, Amla makes room and guides it into the gap on the off side

End of over 18 (7 runs) South Africa 99/1 (RR: 5.50)
HM Amla    53* (51b 5x4)      CH Gayle    0.1-0-1-0
JH Kallis    6* (5b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-23-0

Athol weighs in with a voice of sanity. He says, "It often amazes me that people's comments about players can be so fickle. What will happen when Amla gos through a lean patch, will we be crying for his blood too. Smith has the credentials to backup his claim."

18.1

Bravo to Amla, no run, back of a length, punched to point

Wide slip in now

18.2

Bravo to Amla, no run, slower ball, played with an open face, can't get it past point

18.3

Bravo to Amla, FOUR, length ball, driven uppishly, almost a check shot, with an open face, past a diving cover, good placement

18.4

Bravo to Amla, 1 run, steered down to third man for one

18.5

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, short ball, into the body, pulled away to fine leg for one

Jono: "To all those Smith haters - why do you so quickly forgot how much we loved and applauded him as our hero when he led us to victory against the Aussies in Australia, and came back to bat at no.11 with his broken hand in the final test to try avoid the series defeat. What about his exceptional ton in England to lead us to a series win...

Would you rather have a captain like our previous one who was never took charge of his troops and let the senior players make all the calls out in the middle?"

18.6

Bravo to Amla, no run, looks to run this down to third man, but it is too close to his body, and ends up defending it

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 105/1 (RR: 5.52)
HM Amla    58* (56b 6x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-29-0
JH Kallis    7* (6b 1x4)      CH Gayle    0.1-0-1-0

Darren Sammy to bowl now

19.1

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis gets an inside edge as he looks to drive through the covers

19.2

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, length ball, around off, runs it down to third man

19.3

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, shuffles across, gets a short ball into the ribs, and helps it along to fine leg

19.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, shuffles across again, and drags this from outside off to long-on for one

keeper comes up to limit the movement of the batsmen in and out of the crease

19.5

Sammy to Kallis, no run, beaten outside off as he looks to run this down to third man. Too close to him

19.6

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, repeats the shot, gets bat on it this time, and takes a single to third man

End of over 20 (5 runs) South Africa 110/1 (RR: 5.50)
JH Kallis    10* (10b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0
HM Amla    60* (58b 6x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-29-0

Gayle gets a change of ends

20.1

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, short, outside off, cut away to sweeper-cover

20.2

Gayle to Amla, no run, quicker, flatter one, beats Amla on the cut

20.3

Gayle to Amla, 2 runs, cuts all right this time, and wide of sweeper-cover too, comes back for two

20.4

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, wristy shot, clipped away to fine leg

Nathan: "Smith is a good player, but South Africa has never won an major ICC tournament under his captaincy. His is to rigid and cannot adapt when opposition teams spoil plan A."

20.5

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, into the pads again, helped away for an easy single

20.6

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, charges down the track, drives with an open face, gets a single

End of over 21 (6 runs) South Africa 116/1 (RR: 5.52)
HM Amla    64* (62b 6x4)      CH Gayle    1.1-0-7-0
JH Kallis    12* (12b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0

21.1

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, shuffles across and hits this from outside off to long-on

21.2

Sammy to Kallis, no run, outside off, beats him as he looks to run it down the third man

21.3

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, nicely played, shuffles across again, Sammy bowls wide outside off, and he then opens the face past wide slip for one

21.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 wide, full and wide, Amla lets it go, and it is called a wide, although it was inside those guide lines

21.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, moves across again, and flicks it to square leg

21.5

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, another flick from outside to deep square leg

21.6

Sammy to Amla, no run, yorker outside off, dug out to cover

End of over 22 (5 runs) South Africa 121/1 (RR: 5.50)
HM Amla    66* (65b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-10-0
JH Kallis    14* (15b 1x4)      CH Gayle    1.1-0-7-0

22.1

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up outside off, steered away sqaure to the off side

22.2

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, shortens the length and turns into the right hander, worked away to midwicket

22.3

Gayle to Kallis, no run, again on middle and leg, turned away to short fine leg

22.4

Gayle to Kallis, no run, oops, defended straight to cover and Amla rushes halfway down before turning back. Just in time too.

22.5

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, reverse sweep from Kallis, goes straight to short third man, not timed too well and they get a single

22.6

Gayle to Amla, no run

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 124/1 (RR: 5.39)
HM Amla    67* (67b 6x4)      CH Gayle    2.1-0-10-0
JH Kallis    16* (19b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-10-0

Edmund Gall: "Tell Scotty et al. that if they don' t want Graeme Smith anymore, send him over to the WI. We'd be happy to have a player like him any day - lean patch or not."

23.1

Sammy to Kallis, 2 runs, length ball, outside off, driven on the up, through covers

23.2

Sammy to Kallis, no run, makes room, follows him up, hit straight to mid-off

23.3

Sammy to Kallis, 1 bye, big drive outside off, beaten and Ramdin fails to collect it cleanly. He is up to the stumps, remember

23.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, short, and pulled away to deep square leg

23.5

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for one to deep square leg

23.6

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, steered to third man for one

End of over 24 (6 runs) South Africa 130/1 (RR: 5.41)
HM Amla    69* (69b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-15-0
JH Kallis    19* (23b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2.1-0-10-0

24.1

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, driven with an open face, past cover for one

24.2

Gayle to Kallis, no run, full and straight, hit to the eight of Gayle, who fields well

24.3

Gayle to Kallis, no run, flighted delivery, wristily played, finds square leg

24.4

Gayle to Kallis, no run, quicker delivery, full and wide, some drift too, beats him on the drive

24.5

Gayle to Kallis, 2 runs, driven on the up, wide of long-off, comes back for two

24.6

Gayle to Kallis, 1 wide, slower through the over, turning a bit too much down the leg side. Gayle tries a mock appeal, Harper says, nah too wide

24.6

Gayle to Kallis, no run, length ball, pushed to long-on for one

End of over 25 (4 runs) South Africa 134/1 (RR: 5.36)
JH Kallis    21* (28b 1x4)      CH Gayle    3.1-0-14-0
HM Amla    70* (70b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-15-0

Johnny knows how the world works. "Edmund Gall, England have the first rights to our players..."

25.1

Sammy to Amla, 2 runs, deft, opens the face very late, to the left of wide slip, enough time to come back for two

25.2

Sammy to Amla, no run, tries the same late-cut, hit straight to point this time

25.3

Sammy to Amla, no run, looks for the flick shot, can't get it past the bowler

25.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, punched square, gets a single to deep point

25.5

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven to mid-off for one

25.6

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, some shape in towards the batsman, he hits it straight to mid-off and steals the single again

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 139/1 (RR: 5.34)
HM Amla    74* (75b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-20-0
JH Kallis    22* (29b 1x4)      CH Gayle    3.1-0-14-0

Michelle: "Edmund, he's ours mate. We just want a few subtle changes. a) Never score less than 150, b) face-lift his personality, c) charm the pants off the press, and d) win every game."

26.1

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, worked away off the pads, gets a single to fine leg

26.2

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, flighted around off, pushed to long-on for one

26.3

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, cut away, doesn't get enough behind it, takes a single to point

26.4

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, very slow through the air, Kallis waits and waits, and then opens the face

26.5

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off for one

26.6

Gayle to Kallis, no run, comes down the track and flicks, can't beat midwicket, though

End of over 27 (5 runs) South Africa 144/1 (RR: 5.33)
JH Kallis    24* (32b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4.1-0-19-0
HM Amla    77* (78b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-20-0

Jono: "@ Edmund : Well Ed, you may be in luck, if kallis doesnt perform today, you'll have a whole bunch of Kallis-haters ready to ship off one of the finest players of all time

Even if we dont win the ICC events, to be one of the top 5 cricketing sides in the world is still an achievement in itself, especially after what the country has been through in getting to where we are today" I'd say one of the top three as opposed to five

27.1

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, full and wide, driven to sweeper-cover for one

27.2

Sammy to Kallis, no run, chips down the track, and hits this length ball back to the bowler

27.3

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, again clips this from way outside off, past square leg for one

27.4

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, another flick from outside off, gets a single to long-on

Yusuf Raja wants to lighten things up. He says, "Lets change the topic... Don't you agree that "Bravo to Amla" is accurate in all respects. Go Hash!!!" That will happen when Bravo comes for his next spell, because by the looks of it, well Hash ain't going anywhere

27.5

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, driven with an open face, gets a single

27.6

Sammy to Amla, 1 run, back of a length, pushed just wide of cover

End of over 28 (5 runs) South Africa 149/1 (RR: 5.32)
HM Amla    80* (81b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-25-0
JH Kallis    26* (35b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4.1-0-19-0

28.1

Gayle to Amla, FOUR, wide, not short enough, goes for the cut, gets a thick edge, which travels wide of third man

28.2

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, another cut shot, better controlled, gets a single to point

28.3

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, dabbed away for a single

28.4

Gayle to Amla, no run, high-elbow check-drive, back to the bowler

28.5

Gayle to Amla, no run, floated outside off, beats him with the slight drift away

28.6

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, worked away into the on side for one

End of over 29 (7 runs) South Africa 156/1 (RR: 5.37)
HM Amla    86* (86b 7x4)      CH Gayle    5.1-0-26-0
JH Kallis    27* (36b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-25-0

Ryan: "Steering away from the monotony of the Graeme Smith non-issue for just a second...one of these fellas needs to go out soon to give AB a chance to get a world record 4th consecutive ODI century!! Weren't there a few haters calling for AB's head recently? Tsk tsk tsk!" Taylor comes back

29.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

Danraj makes an exchange offer. He says, "Give us Gibbs and we'll gladly give you Gayle!!! We'll even throw in Fletcher!"

29.2

Taylor to Kallis, 1 run, charges at him, makes room too, drives a full toss inside-out, gets a single to sweeper-cover

29.3

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, pulled away, along the ground, gets one

Taking on from the "Bravo to Amla commentary", Phil writes in, "Although it has nothing to do with these two teams, my favourite (anatomically incorrect) Cricinfo comentary has to be "Butt shoulders arms". Makes me smile every time!"

29.4

Taylor to Kallis, 1 run, slower short ball again, runs it down to third man for one

29.5

Taylor to Amla, no run, yorker, landing on popping crease, dug out

29.6

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, slower length ball, flicked away to deep square for one

Wait, they are bowling a seventh ball. Stop him somebody. Finally Umpire Duncan wakes up and stops Taylor

End of over 30 (5 runs) South Africa 161/1 (RR: 5.36)
HM Amla    89* (90b 7x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-22-0
JH Kallis    29* (38b 1x4)      CH Gayle    5.1-0-26-0

30.1

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, cut away to deep point for one

30.2

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, flighted, slow through the air, driven through the covers

30.3

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, short ball, steered past point for one

30.4

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, comes down the track and flicks extravagantly, will be just a single past square leg

goes round the wicket

30.5

Gayle to Amla, 1 run, flighted across Amla, pushed down the ground

30.6

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, makes room, bunts it wide of cover and takes one

End of over 31 (6 runs) South Africa 167/1 (RR: 5.38)
JH Kallis    32* (41b 1x4)      CH Gayle    6.1-0-32-0
HM Amla    92* (93b 7x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-22-0

31.1

Taylor to Kallis, 1 run, full, really full, on the middle. Kallis was almost walking out, adjusts to get the bat around the pad and flicks it past square-leg

31.2

Taylor to Amla, no run, bangs in a bouncer at Amla who calmly ducks under

31.3

Taylor to Amla, OUT, Oh well .. he is gone, eight short of the landmark . It was a full delivery, tailing into middle and leg and Amla could have flicked it anywhere. But he flicks it straight to short midwicket. What a soft dismissal!

HM Amla c Richards b Taylor 92 (132m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 96.84

Fine innings, yet again from Amla. Very wristy. Very skillful. Delight to watch

Noel Tregoning: "Does Phil remember the immortal words of Brian Johnston? The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey?"

31.4

Taylor to de Villiers, 2 runs, Run out appeal Referred to third umpire. AB clipped it towards deep backward square-leg region and turned for the second. It's tight. The throw comes in to Ramdin who breaks the stumps. AB is just in.

31.5

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, around the off stump line, from a length, Ab drops his wrists, taps it gently towards gully for a single

31.6

Taylor to Kallis, no run, full pitched around off and Kallis creams it straight back down the track and it crashes into the stumps at the other end

End of over 32 (4 runs) South Africa 171/2 (RR: 5.34)
JH Kallis    33* (43b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-0-26-1
AB de Villiers    3* (2b)      CH Gayle    6.1-0-32-0

Adam Frazer: "I think it was Johnston again, "Rice bowls and Paddy fields""

32.1

Gayle to de Villiers, SIX, Wallop! AB rushes down the track and heaves Gayle over long-on

32.2

Gayle to de Villiers, no run, leans forward to gently tap it to midwicket

32.3

Gayle to de Villiers, no run, moves down the track and it's a full toss but he is unable to do much with it .. mistimes it to midwicket

32.4

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, works it slightly wide of midwicket fielder this time for a single

32.5

Gayle to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle stump line, tapped to cover point for a single

Simon: "Have you seen the international exchange rates for a Gibbs recently? Terminal decline, I'd say. "

32.6

Gayle to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward to ease it to long-on

End of over 33 (9 runs) South Africa 180/2 (RR: 5.45)
AB de Villiers    11* (7b 1x6)      CH Gayle    7.1-0-41-0
JH Kallis    34* (44b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-0-26-1

Jannie: "Johnny, I'm sure Smith has a great-grandmother somewhere in the Caribbean"

33.1

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, climbs outside off from short of length, run down to third man

Maurice Morrison: "It's interesting to see the South African arguments for and against Smith ... at least he doesn't have to give excuses after every game and promise the fans to do better next time like all of us long-suffering WI fans."

33.2

Taylor to Kallis, 1 run, banged in short around off stump and Kallis pulls it to deep square-leg region

33.3

Taylor to de Villiers, 2 runs, cut off the front foot in typical AB fashion.

33.4

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, full in length, around the off stump, driven to covers

The Coder: "Care to explain to us non-English speakers about the Willey-Holding joke?" Seriously?!

33.5

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, goes for the yorker, almost at the blockhole on the off and middle line, jabbed out towards mid-on

33.6

Taylor to Kallis, 1 run, the attempted yorker ends up as a low swinging full toss, eased down to long-on

End of over 34 (6 runs) South Africa 186/2 (RR: 5.47)
JH Kallis    36* (46b 1x4)      JE Taylor    7-0-32-1
AB de Villiers    15* (11b 1x6)      CH Gayle    7.1-0-41-0

Drinks break.

34.1

Pollard to Kallis, no run, fullish, outside off stump, pushed out to point region

34.2

Pollard to Kallis, no run, on the middle and leg line, flicked uppishly but short of the short fine-leg fielder

34.3

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, walks right across the stumps and gets outside off and taps the length delivery to backward square-leg

34.4

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, moves outside leg, Pollard follows him with a slow length delivery and it goes past the inner edge of the bat and hits the pad and bobs away to the keeper

34.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, swats this back of length stuff to deep midwicket

34.6

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, shuffles again and clips from the off and middle line to square-leg for a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) South Africa 189/2 (RR: 5.40)
JH Kallis    38* (50b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    16* (13b 1x6)      JE Taylor    7-0-32-1

35.1

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle stump line, glanced down to fine-leg region

Atif: "I can understand Maurice Morrison's agony; however, spare a thought for Pakistani fans. We don't even know if our team is in to win against their opponents or their own captain."

35.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, FOUR, Oh loverly shot. It was banged in short just outside off stump,, AB archs back, opens the bat-face and taps it through the vacant slip region ..

35.3

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, he moved down the track and almost got outside leg and drove it straight to mid-off

35.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, 2 runs, gets forward to flick the full delivery past square leg

Pablo: "Since someone offered Gayle and Fletcher for Gibbs, i'll be inclined to throw in our Smiths (Devon, Dwayne) as well"

35.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, FOUR, Slap-swat! It was short in length and stood up on the middle stump line . AB got into a position and whacked it to wide midwicket boundary

35.6

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, takes this full delivery from outside off and tries to flick it through the on side but ends up pushing it weakly to short midwicket

End of over 36 (11 runs) South Africa 200/2 (RR: 5.55)
AB de Villiers    26* (18b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    7-0-49-0
JH Kallis    39* (51b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0

36.1

Pollard to Kallis, no run, tries to flick it from outside off but mistimes it to the on side

36.2

Pollard to Kallis, 2 runs, moves outside off stump and sweeps, yes sweeps, the length delivery from outside off towards deep square-leg

36.3

Pollard to Kallis, 2 runs, again walks towards the off side and on drives the full delivery to wide long-on for another couple of runs

36.4

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, again gets outside off and drives to long-off

36.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, banged in short and AB chops it short and slightly wide of Ramdin who dives to make an half-stop

36.6

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, leans forward to tap to cover point for a single

End of over 37 (7 runs) South Africa 207/2 (RR: 5.59)
JH Kallis    45* (56b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-0
AB de Villiers    27* (19b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    7-0-49-0

37.1

Rampaul to Kallis, FOUR, full pitched outside off stump and Kallis goes for the square-drive. He takes the bottom-hand off the bat and goes through with the shot. As a result the ball goes finer, past backward point and well to the right of third man ..

37.2

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, Where did hat come from? hello! It leaped from short of length and went past the bat and brushed Kallis' shoulder en route to the keeper

37.3

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, gets behind the line to deflect it past square-leg. 76th fifty in ODIs for Kallis. Calm. Solid.

37.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, FOUR, Thrash! AB gets outside the leg stump and flays the full-length delivery through extra cover.

37.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, moves down the track, tries to work it to the onside, doesn't connect well and the ball rolls down to short fine-leg region

37.6

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, swinging in, Kallis tries to jab it away, misses and Ramdin collects

End of over 38 (10 runs) South Africa 217/2 (RR: 5.71)
JH Kallis    50* (60b 2x4)      R Rampaul    8-0-58-0
AB de Villiers    31* (21b 3x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-0

38.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, just outside off stump, chopped away to right of backward point

38.2

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, leans forward to tap it to point for an easy single

38.3

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, moves down the track, the bowler drags back the length and AB mistimes it to the off side

38.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one from wide of the crease, full in length, gently tapped towards mid-on

38.5

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, shuffles to the off side, adjusts to the slow bouncer and pulls it down to deep backward square-leg region

38.6

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, short outside off , AB goes for the cut but ends up carving it in the air towards deep point.

Change of gloves for Kaliis.

End of over 39 (5 runs) South Africa 222/2 (RR: 5.69)
AB de Villiers    34* (25b 3x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    3-0-15-0
JH Kallis    52* (62b 2x4)      R Rampaul    8-0-58-0

39.1

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, on driven to long-on

39.2

Bravo to Kallis, no run, hmm! Kallis moves towards off and tries to sweep the full delivery on the middle but edges it to the off side!

39.3

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, full delivery on the off stump line, pushed down to long-off

39.4

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full delivery on the middle and leg, turned to square-leg

39.5

Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, length delivery outside off stump, carved away to deep cover

39.6

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish delivery has been worked past square-leg

End of over 40 (5 runs) South Africa 227/2 (RR: 5.67)
AB de Villiers    38* (29b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-0-34-0
JH Kallis    53* (64b 2x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-15-0

40.1

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, moves outside leg stump and tries to pull the short-of-length delivery but misses. The ball goes between him and the leg stump

40.2

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, moves forward to punch it down to long-off

40.3

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, flicks the full length delivery towards deep midwicket

40.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, full in length, mistimes the shot to covers

40.5

Pollard to Kallis, no run, walks to the off side and even as he goes down on his knee, the bowler hurls a bouncer .. Kallis tries gamely to pull it but it sails over his head

40.6

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, pushes this one wide of midwicket

End of over 41 (4 runs) South Africa 231/2 (RR: 5.63)
JH Kallis    55* (67b 2x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-19-0
AB de Villiers    40* (32b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-0-34-0

41.1

Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, full delivery well outside off and Kallis reaches out to square drive it to deep-point region

Batting Powerplay taken

41.2

Bravo to Kallis, 1 leg bye, full, swinging in to the leg stump line, Kallis is beaten by the late movement and is hit on the pad .. and the ball rolls to short third man region

Batting Powerplay was taken at the start of this over

41.3

Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, full one, on the off stump line, pushed out to midwicket

41.4

Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, on the leg stump line, flicked away to deep backward square-leg region

41.5

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, low swinging delivery, almost an yorker, ends up as a dipping full toss, Kallis goes for the off drive and it rolls towards long-on

41.6

Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full in length, well outside off, AB has a swing and a miss

AB changes his gloves

End of over 42 (7 runs) South Africa 238/2 (RR: 5.66)
AB de Villiers    41* (34b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-0
JH Kallis    60* (71b 2x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-19-0

42.1

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, stands outside leg and drives to long-off

42.2

Pollard to de Villiers, OUT, AB is gone, going for the big hit. He went for the big shot but couldn't clear long-off. Simple catch. Out for 41

AB de Villiers c Taylor b Pollard 41 (47m 35b 3x4 1x6) SR: 117.14

42.3

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, flicks the full delivery through square-leg

42.4

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, slower one, surprises the batsman and it bounces up to hit the gloves/handle and bounds away to gully region

42.5

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, short in length, just outside off, punched to backward point

42.6

Pollard to Miller, no run, pushes this length delivery back down the pitch

End of over 43 (4 runs) South Africa 242/3 (RR: 5.62)
DA Miller    1* (2b)      KA Pollard    5-0-23-1
JH Kallis    63* (74b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-0

Ryan: "What?!?! No 4th consecutive century!? He MUST be dropped." Ha!

43.1

Bravo to Kallis, no run, slower one outside off and Kallis has a swing and a miss

43.2

Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, full and straight on the middle, on driven to right of long-on for couple of runs

43.3

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, another whippy on drive, this time straight to long-on

43.4

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, from round the stumps, a slower one, full in length and he punches it straight past the bowler

43.5

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, full in length outside off, another slower one, steered past backward point

43.6

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, low dipping full toss, flicked to backward square-leg

End of over 44 (6 runs) South Africa 248/3 (RR: 5.63)
DA Miller    3* (4b)      DJ Bravo    9-0-46-0
JH Kallis    67* (78b 2x4)      KA Pollard    5-0-23-1

44.1

Pollard to Miller, no run, moves outside leg, is cramped for room as the bowler follows him and he pushes it weakly to the leg side

44.2

Pollard to Miller, 1 leg bye, goes for an almighty swing over square leg but is beaten by the change in pace. The ball goes off the pad to the off side

44.3

Pollard to Kallis, FOUR, another slower one, Kallis waits for the short of length delivery to arrive before he pulls it towards deep midwicket. Sammy moves across to his right and dives but can't reach

44.4

Pollard to Kallis, 1 run, moves outside leg and pushes the ball to extra cover for a single

44.5

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, moves outside leg and drives the slower one - dipping full toss - to long-off

44.6

Pollard to Kallis, no run, gets outside leg but can't do much with the slower one. He just pushes it straight to Gayle in covers

End of over 45 (7 runs) South Africa 255/3 (RR: 5.66)
JH Kallis    72* (81b 3x4)      KA Pollard    6-0-29-1
DA Miller    4* (7b)      DJ Bravo    9-0-46-0

45.1

Bravo to Miller, 1 run, full delivery, yet another slower one, from round the stumps, chipped towards long-on

Just 5 overs more. They got to accelerate now. Surely, Kallis has to go for broke here?

45.2

Bravo to Kallis, FOUR, And he does. He carves the slow short-of-length delivery outside off to deep point boundary. He doesn't run.

45.3

Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, slower one again but fuller in length and Kallis slices it in the air but well to the right of long-off

45.4

Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, full delivery, on the leg stump line, on driven to left of long-on for couple of runs

45.5

Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis mistimes his lofted shot, the slower one forcing him to make the mistake but the ball lands safely between long-off and gayle running back from extra cover

45.6

Bravo to Miller, 1 wide, this one slips down the leg side for a wide

45.6

Bravo to Miller, SIX, Whack! Miller breaks free. He crashes the full delivery over long-on. Tonked! he charged down the track and lifts the slower one over long-on

End of over 46 (17 runs) South Africa 272/3 (RR: 5.91)
DA Miller    11* (9b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    10-0-63-0
JH Kallis    81* (85b 4x4)      KA Pollard    6-0-29-1

46.1

Pollard to Kallis, 2 runs, slower one from short in length, carved towards long-off! Kallis was cramped for room but adjusts to almost flat-bat it to long-off

46.2

Pollard to Kallis, no run, slower one from wide of the crease and Kallis has a big swing .. but no wood on leather

46.3

Pollard to Kallis, 2 runs, 76.6 mph bouncer, Kallis top edges the pull shot and Sarwan makes a fine diving stop near the long-leg boundary

46.4

Pollard to Kallis, OUT, The slower one finally gets Kallis. He stayed back and went for the big hit over the off-side but ended up slicing it in the air to point. 85 from 89 balls.

JH Kallis c Richards b Pollard 85 (131m 89b 4x4 0x6) SR: 95.50

46.5

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, punches this back of length delivery towards long-off

46.6

Pollard to Petersen, 1 run, works this one to square of the wicket

End of over 47 (6 runs) South Africa 278/4 (RR: 5.91)
AN Petersen    1* (1b)      KA Pollard    7-0-35-2
DA Miller    12* (10b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    10-0-63-0

47.1

Taylor to Petersen, OUT, Trapped by the inswinging delivery.. It swung in to the leg and middle line and Alviro couldn't handle the inward movement. He couldn't get his bat in line. It would have hit the leg stump

AN Petersen lbw b Taylor 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.2

Taylor to McLaren, no run, shortish delivery, angles across the lefty who tries to chop it away but can't connect

47.3

Taylor to McLaren, no run, beaten by the swing. It curved away from McLaren who was struck in his crease. He had a poke and a miss

47.4

Taylor to McLaren, no run, banged in short and the batsman sways away

47.5

Taylor to McLaren, 1 run, moves away from McLaren who guides this one to deep backward point region

47.6

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, full delivery outside off, sliced away to deep point

End of over 48 (2 runs) South Africa 280/5 (RR: 5.83)
DA Miller    13* (11b 1x6)      JE Taylor    8-0-34-2
R McLaren    1* (4b)      KA Pollard    7-0-35-2

48.1

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, short in length, slanting across, tapped to short third man

48.2

Pollard to McLaren, 1 run, walks down the track, tries to work it to the on side and edges it to point

48.3

Pollard to Miller, 1 run

48.4

Pollard to McLaren, 1 run, shortish one, pulled away for a single

48.5

Pollard to Miller, no run, Ha! Hero was trying to play the sweep shot , realises the length is too full for it and tries to adjust and push it to point but misses it completely

48.6

Pollard to Miller, no run, Another one in the zone outside off stump, goes for the shot but doesn't connect

End of over 49 (4 runs) South Africa 284/5 (RR: 5.79)
DA Miller    15* (15b 1x6)      KA Pollard    8-0-39-2
R McLaren    3* (6b)      JE Taylor    8-0-34-2

49.1

Taylor to McLaren, 1 run, full and straight, driven down to long-on. Just a single.

Taylor stops on the follow-through and has a look at the non-striker who quickly keeps his bat inside his crease!

49.2

Taylor to Miller, 2 runs, full in length on the off, pushed towards long-off and they run hard to complete the second run

49.3

Taylor to Miller, SIX, Tonked! Miller sashayed down the track and blasted the length delivery over long-off.

49.4

Taylor to Miller, 2 runs, full delivery, driven wide of long-off for two runs. Miller on strike.

49.5

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, yorker arrives, jabbed out to covers. Just one delivery left. Or considering Holding and willey and what not, should i say, one ball left?!

49.6

Taylor to McLaren, FOUR, Top edged over the keeper! Almost a six! He went for the paddle scoop to fine-leg but got a nice fat edge over the keeper

South Africa end on 300. Join us in a short while for the run chase

End of over 50 (16 runs) South Africa 300/5
R McLaren    8* (8b 1x4)      JE Taylor    9-0-50-2
DA Miller    26* (19b 2x6)      KA Pollard    8-0-39-2
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May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy blasted 58 off 24 balls, West Indies v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Antigua, May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy blasted 58 off 24 balls

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May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy plays a muscular pull, West Indies v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Antigua, May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy plays a muscular pull

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