South Africa in West Indies Test Series - 1st Test

West Indies v South Africa

South Africa won by 163 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Hi there. Welcome to West Indies v South Africa.

Umpires and players wait for the ground staff to do their thing. We are just minutes away from the start. The umpires now walk out. Both step on to the playing arena, shake hands with each other and walk on. The players now follow them.

2:23 pm Play to start at 2:35, they say. So just 12 minutes away. Yay! tea will be at 4:05. close of play 6 PM. 46 overs to be bowled in the day.

Vernie is playing killjoy: "Rain will be back before the umpires call play. I am east of the ground and looking at the area where the rain usually comes from that affects the cricket."

But Shawn Ramjit says: "just thought i would let you know that from the University of the West Indies in St Augustine, the weather is looking pretty clear, generally the weather comes from the eastern part (where i am) to the western part (at the oval). So the 47 overs of play looks to be on!"

2.20 pm West Indies players running out in white for the 1st time today. So far, just a few of them running out and warming up. The umpires are out there. All covers have come off. It looks less gloomy, although the clouds still loom.

1.25 pm Rain has stopped but the ground staff have to work really hard to clear this water log. And who can say that it won't rain again. Nothing to do but wait.

Bala: "Coz, Gokul, maybe Gayle and several thousand other WI supporters, including myself, feel that the worst is yet to come?"

Gokul C : " It is not the fact that Gayle didn't hide his disappointment at losing the toss that is bothersome. It is that he was disappointed in the first place. When a team has been losing consistently and it trying to reverse the trend, one would think they would start with the assumption that the odds are against them. Why wouldn't their captain lead them with the notion that the worst has already happened? And if he did, then losing the toss shouldn't be a big deal."

Brian: "Chris Gayle is refreshingly honest. He just says what he thinks and doesn't hide behind the usual PR claptrap. I wish more cricketers would follow suit."

Anand Patel: "I actually sympathize with Gayle. Its like a one man show now (well two actually with Chanderpaul). If Gayle performs then team wins else they lose. The team is overly dependent on him. And with so much going through his mind, he will definitely be under pressure and frustrated if the team keeps losing. Other guys need to stand up."

Malcolm: "It is very peculiar that the "cricketing minds" would berate a captain for being dissapointed for not winning a toss. I always thought that winning was a good thing, wether it is the toss or the game. Especially in a situation where there is a perceived advantage at deciding who bat or field first."

Ibrahim: "Looking at Gayle's comments, I think the criticism and the pressure is starting to get to him. Personally I think he's been made the scapegoat since his casual remark about the death of Test cricket a year ago; if you look at his record especially since becoming captain he's been one of the team's only consistent players in both forms of the game. But just because he made that remark and happens to look casual makes people think he doesn't care about Windies cricket. Mark my words, he cares, and badly. This is the guy who has a heart problem but has been consistently giving his best (apart from last year's series in England). Just look at his record in BOTH forms of the game (plus twenty20) Anyway I wish him and Windies the best. I'm a Pakistan supporter and I like South Africa but it would be lovely to see Windies break their duck"

Chris : "Gayle's comments after losing the toss seem to mirror the slide of his attitude since taking the captain's post. Many people were happy that the Windies had such a "cool" leader, but I think the novelty has worn off for the team and, especially, for Gayle himself. I had my doubts about his leadership skills when he was first promoted, but his attitude over the past 8 months or so has deteriorated more quickly than I anticipated."

Gokul C says, "The last thing his team needs is a captain who is already dejected with the toss." He was so visibly upset, wasn't he? Not a good sign, i would say. he was very emotional during the ODI series as well.

12.40 pm More rain. What a mess. Heavy downpour and it looks really overcast and very dark. Gloomy. Here we go again. It's going to be another long wait.

It looks really, really dark; thick, low cloud surrounds the ground and, if anything, it's raining harder now that at any other time in the day.

12.30 pm Drizzle stopped. Overcast conditions. Robin Jackman on the pitch. "The grass is rolled in. Win toss, bat first pitch. It will turn later. Who knows how long will the pitch hold up? Very dry."

Smith: "We are going to bat first. The pitch looks pretty dry and it will get dry and dry. We have struck to a formula with which we have been successful for some time. 6 batters. It's another challenge for us to play away from home and be successful.

Gayle: " I am very disappointed to be honest to lose the toss. It's a sad thing ... Having said that, we will try to get the basics right. Roach is still out. We have two debutants - Pascal and Shillingford. It's going to be tough, we might be on and off situation ( because of rain). The wicket is going to deteriorate. Batting second might be difficult. We don't want to chase too many."

12.25 pm it started drizzling just after the toss and they started bringing the covers out again. The pitch cover is on.

12.15 pmToss: South Africa have chosen to bat. And West Indies are givings caps to Pascal and Shillingford. Roach is injured and won't play. The folks at Digicel (twitter.com/digicelcricket ) add that Sammy and Darren Bravo aren't playing.

11.50 am News from the Digicel Twitter: "Play will start at 12:40. Toss is at 12:10. Tea at 3:10. Close of play at 6pm."

10.05 am Asad Rauf and Steve Davis: "Inside the 30-yard circle is still wet. The bowler's run up is still wet. At this stage we take early lunch. 11.30 to 12.10. We are going to have a look at 11.40 am and see what's the status. Earliest we can have cricket is at 12.10 pm. But as we speak it's getting gloomy." The covers are back on. So please join us around 12 pm. That's that.

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S Rajesh, Cricinfo's stats editor focuses on West Indies and South Africa in his Friday column - The Numbers game. A sneak preview of what you will read tomorrow:

"The team [West Indies] and the fans are used to losing, and expectations are pretty low, but another Test defeat against South Africa will mean a new statistical low: for the first time since 1976, their overall win-loss ratio will diminish to less than one. Currently, they have won and lost exactly 152 Tests.

For South Africa, on the other hand, the graph has been removing in exactly the opposite direction since their return to Test cricket in 1992, and a win in the first Test in Trinidad will take their overall ratio to one, a mark which it has intermittently touched over the last year and a half.

But let's return to West Indies' sorry story. Their numbers over the last 15 years make for shocking - and very depressing - reading. When they beat England in the third Test of the 1994 home series - incidentally also in Trindad - their win-loss ratio climbed to 1.67, with 119 wins offset by only 71 defeats. At the end of that Test, West Indies sat proudly as the team with the best overall stats in Test cricket; Australia were next with a ratio of 1.46 while England remained at 1.21. At that point, West Indies had won 48 more Tests than they'd lost, and they more or less maintained that difference till April 1996, when they beat New Zealand 1-0 in a two-Test series at home.

The 3-2 series defeat to Australia at the end of that year started the slide, which gathered momentum and assumed alarming proportions in the next decade. "

More in tomorrow's column.

10.00 am : The umpires having an earnest discussion. The supersopper is at work. Some of the covers are still on. Just adjacent to the pitch I can see a few wet damp spots. The umpires are talking with the match referee Roshan Mahanama. Now the umps are walking back to the pitch.

9.56 am The rain seems to have stopped. Covers are still on. Mopping going on. The forecast for the next three days isn't great. There is a inspection at 10.00 am .. just four minutes away. I can see some covers coming up. Part of them at least. For the sake of inspection i guess.

9.30 am Information coming in from the Digicel guys isn't great. "Covers are still on. Light rain has passed and clouds are clearing. Mopping up as begun. Toss delayed.," says their official twitter.

0.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

It's drizzling again!

0.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, In the channel outside off and Smith allows it to pass through to Ramdin

Tony Cozier says this drizzle won't affect cricket. Hmm..

0.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, fuller delivery this time, Gayle pushes to cover and collects a single

0.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, landed on a length outside off and straightened. Smith lets it go again.

0.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, beaten, very nervous shot, swing away from Steyn late it zipped past the dangling outside edge

0.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, pushed wide outside off stump,. Smith hasn't had to play a single delivery so far.

0.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full again, and big swing again, bending away late, this time it's left alone

0.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, outside off stump, punched to covers

Something wrong with Rampaul's action. he is falling off at release and hence pushing the ball well outside off

0.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, confident leave outside off stump

0.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, And another one well outside off, Smith doesn't have to play

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0
GC Smith    0* (6b)      R Rampaul    1-1-0-0
AN Petersen    0* (0b)     

Nelon Pascal to bowl

1.1

Pascal to Petersen, no run, fullish, from slightly round-armish action, on the middle stump line, turned to the on side. Three slips, short leg and gully in

1.2

Pascal to Petersen, no run, in the channel outside off stump, hint of away swing, left alone

1.3

Pascal to Petersen, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, clipped of the pads for a single

1.4

Pascal to Smith, no run, pretty short run up .. and pushes this one away from Smith who watches it sail by

1.5

Pascal to Smith, 1 run, on the off stump line, full in length and Smith pushes it to extra cover for a single

1.6

Pascal to Petersen, no run, straightens after landing on a length around the middle stump line, pushed out to the on side. Let's see whether Rampaul bowls any better in the next over.

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0
AN Petersen    1* (4b)      NT Pascal    1-0-2-0
GC Smith    1* (8b)      R Rampaul    1-1-0-0

2.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, just outside off stump, moves away, steered to backward point

2.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, short and outside off stump, he is yet to find his radar, Smith cuts to backward point

2.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, lands it just outside off stump and Smith leans across to defend it to the off side.

2.4

Rampaul to Smith, FOUR, lands it short of length and outside off, Smith goes for the pull. It didn't appear as if he had connected well but it keeps running away through the midwicket region.

2.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, stays back to punch the short-of-length delivery to point

2.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, lands outside off and flies away to Ramdin.

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 6/0
GC Smith    5* (14b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-1-4-0
AN Petersen    1* (4b)      NT Pascal    1-0-2-0

3.1

Pascal to Petersen, no run, kicks up from short of length, defended to short-leg

3.2

Pascal to Petersen, no run, lands on a length around off and straightens. Alviro almost pushes inside the line but manages to squeeze the ball back down the track. he adjusted to the straightening and got the bat in line

3.3

Pascal to Petersen, 2 runs, gets forward to drive the full delivery through midwicket for couple of runs

3.4

Pascal to Petersen, no run, moves back and across to offer the full bat face in defense. Neat foot movement and good intent to offer the full bat face

3.5

Pascal to Petersen, 1 run, full delivery around off , eased past mid-off

3.6

Pascal to Smith, 1 run, leans forward and across and pushes the full delivery to covers for a single.

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 10/0
GC Smith    6* (15b 1x4)      NT Pascal    2-0-6-0
AN Petersen    4* (9b)      R Rampaul    2-1-4-0

4.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, And that's his best delivery so far. It landed on a length on the leg, perhaps just outside leg, and shaped into Smith who was caught off guard by the movement and was struck on the pad. But it was going down the leg side

4.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, gets back and across to defend the length delivery

4.3

Rampaul to Smith, 1 wide, hmm .. pushes this one wide outside off stump

4.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, lands on a length outside off stump, left alone

4.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, And again. Smith went back, covered the off stump and shouldered arms

4.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, hint of swing but it starts from the leg stump. It veers away in the air, lands just outside leg and moves down leg and to Ramdin.

4.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, lands this one outside off and moves it towards Ramdin

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 11/0
GC Smith    6* (21b 1x4)      R Rampaul    3-1-5-0
AN Petersen    4* (9b)      NT Pascal    2-0-6-0

5.1

Pascal to Petersen, no run, just outside off stump, the batsman gets back to defend it to covers

5.2

Pascal to Petersen, 1 no ball, ah lovely drive .. it was on the middle and off line and he caressed it with a completely straight face and the ball crashes into the stumps at the other end

5.2

Pascal to Petersen, no run, and now shows off his back-foot play. He stands up tall and plays a compact defensive shot

5.3

Pascal to Petersen, no run, length delivery on the off stump, Alviro is back and across to play another compact defensive shot

5.4

Pascal to Petersen, no run, And again. Impressive so far with his defensive play.

5.5

Pascal to Petersen, no run, fuller and that draws Alviro forward and he drives to covers

5.6

Pascal to Petersen, no run, on the off stump line and Alviro offers the full bat face in defence

Chaith: "Hope Chris Gayle has learnt the knack of when to go for the UDRS. He was quite abysmal in his choice last year, especially when the WI were batting. Please remember that it is no longer "benefit of doubt to the batsmen", Mr. Gayle, it is "benefit of doubt to the on-field umpire"."

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 12/0
AN Petersen    4* (16b)      NT Pascal    3-0-7-0
GC Smith    6* (21b 1x4)      R Rampaul    3-1-5-0

6.1

Rampaul to Smith, 3 runs, strays to the pads and Smith whips it away to deep square-leg .. Now Rampaul gets a chance to bowl to the right-handed batsman

6.2

Rampaul to Petersen, 2 runs, And he bowls to Alviro's pads! Clipped past square-leg

6.3

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, fullish, just outside off stump this time, Alviro squeezes it to gully

6.4

Rampaul to Petersen, 1 run, kicks up chest-high, around middle stump line, Petersen gets back, stands up tall, gets on top of the bounce and works it behind square-leg ... the throw is wild but Nash backs-up well at covers

6.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, short in length, around off, pushed out to covers for a quick single

6.6

Rampaul to Petersen, 3 runs, HE is really elegant to watch. Full delivery outside off and Petersen gets forward and across to caress it through covers

End of over 7 (10 runs) South Africa 22/0
AN Petersen    10* (20b)      R Rampaul    4-1-15-0
GC Smith    10* (23b 1x4)      NT Pascal    3-0-7-0

7.1

Bravo to Petersen, no run, length delivery around off stump and pushed to short cover

7.2

Bravo to Petersen, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

Two slips, gully and short cover in

7.3

Bravo to Petersen, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to square-leg

7.4

Bravo to Petersen, no run, gets back and across, covers the off stump, gets behind the line and punches it to covers

7.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, just outside off stump, the bat face shuts this time and the ball rolls out to the onside and Bravo gets across to pick up the ball

7.6

Bravo to Petersen, no run, lands on a length just outside off, left alone.

End of over 8 (maiden) South Africa 22/0
AN Petersen    10* (26b)      DJ Bravo    1-1-0-0
GC Smith    10* (23b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-1-15-0

Wright: "The bowlers aren't troubling the batsmen at all. Easy, easy pickings out in the middle. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those long and grueling test matches for the West Indies."

8.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

Roach is injured and hence, not playing this game

8.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full and outside off, Smith doesn't quite lean across, chooses to hang his bat out, well away from the body, to defend that ..

8.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full pitched, just outside off and Smith pushes it to the on side

Three slips and gully in

8.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, The bouncer arrives, Smith arches back to steer the chest-high delivery to the off side

8.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, fuller, just outside off stump and Smith shoulders arms.

8.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, from wide of the crease, it lands outside leg, moves in to move pas the defensive prod and hits the thigh pad

End of over 9 (maiden) South Africa 22/0
GC Smith    10* (29b 1x4)      R Rampaul    5-2-15-0
AN Petersen    10* (26b)      DJ Bravo    1-1-0-0

9.1

Bravo to Petersen, 2 runs, drifts to the pads, flicked away past square-leg

9.2

Bravo to Petersen, no run, homing in on the off stump and defended to the on side of the pitch

9.3

Bravo to Petersen, no run, just outside off stump, moves away, guided to backward point

9.4

Bravo to Petersen, no run, fuller, around the off stump line and Petersen drives back to the bowler

9.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, kicks up from a length, just outside off, Petersen was looking to defend on the front foot and gave the impression that it bounced more than he anticipated - he took the bottom-hand of the handle and jabbed it away

9.6

Bravo to Petersen, FOUR, And the first false shot from Petersen. He leans forward and reaches out to a delivery well outside off and plays well away from the body. the ball flew of the outside edge but clear of gully.

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa 28/0
AN Petersen    16* (32b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-1-6-0
GC Smith    10* (29b 1x4)      R Rampaul    5-2-15-0

10.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run

10.2

Rampaul to Smith, FOUR, Imperious. It was short and just outside off and Smith plays a neat pull shot through midwicket. Crack.

10.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, edged but it falls short of third slip. It landed on the middle stump line and angled away from Smith who was going back but pushed out his bat well away and in front of his body. The result was only going to be an edge. The ball, however, didn't carry to the slip cordon

10.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, gets forward to push this out to the off side. Again not completely forward and behind that line .. he sort of stabbed it out

10.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 leg bye, lands outside leg and rolls of the thigh pad

10.6

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, from wide of the crease, lands it short of length, gets it to bounce around off stump line, Petersen goes back to defend

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 33/0
AN Petersen    16* (33b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-2-19-0
GC Smith    14* (34b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-1-6-0

11.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, full delivery around off stump line, pushed to short cover

11.2

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, Another mistake from Smith. Full delivery outside off and Smith was caught in the crease, he lunged out at the last minute and again pushed out away from his body. The ball ran of the inside edge to fine-leg

11.3

Bravo to Petersen, no run, full length delivery on the off and middle, eased back to Bravo

11.4

Bravo to Petersen, no run, full in length and outside off, left alone

11.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend to covers

11.6

Bravo to Petersen, no run, In the channel outside off, left alone.

Petersen has taken the off-stump guard. His back foot is almost on the off stump line and his bat is placed on the off line.

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 34/0
AN Petersen    16* (37b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-1-7-0
GC Smith    15* (36b 2x4)      R Rampaul    6-2-19-0

12.1

Benn to Smith, no run, spins in from outside off, nudged to short-leg. one slip in

12.2

Benn to Smith, 1 run, spins in from outside off, clipped behind square-leg

It's already showing signs of turn.

12.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, Sharp turn there. From round the stumps, it drifted in, landed outside leg and spun towards the off stump line. Alviro was squared-up and pushed inside the line and was hit on the back thigh

12.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, shorter in length and Petersen presses back to defend

12.5

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, again short in length and Petersen cuts towards backward point where Pascal makes a lovely mess of it. He didn't cover for the back spin and over ran the ball

12.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, turns in and Petersen defends to the on side.

End of over 13 (3 runs) South Africa 37/0
AN Petersen    18* (41b 1x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    16* (38b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-1-7-0

13.1

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, full in length, pushed towards mid-off for a quick single .Chanderpaul has a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Smith was home by then

13.2

Bravo to Petersen, no run, moves in from outside off, pushed out to the off side

13.3

Bravo to Petersen, no run, covers his off stump and allows the length delivery to go to the keper

13.4

Bravo to Petersen, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to the on side

He is on the off-stump guard and as a result is going to play the deliveries on off and off and middle to the leg side a lot

13.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, fullish, on the off and middle, on driven to mid-on

13.6

Bravo to Petersen, no run, in the channel outside off and left alone

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 38/0
AN Petersen    18* (46b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-1-8-0
GC Smith    17* (39b 2x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-3-0

14.1

Benn to Smith, no run, stretches forward to defend this ..

14.2

Benn to Smith, 1 leg bye, ah nice .. Smith moved down the track to smother the turn but the ball gripped and turned and rolled of the pad..

14.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, turns away from Petersen who pushes his bat out, away from the body, and guides to right of first slip where Bravo not only makes a fine diving stop but also flicks a direct hit at he striker's end

14.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, ooh again sharp turn .. And petersen is beaten, pushing inside the line

14.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, fuller, gets Petersen to drive - the right idea- pushed out to mid-off

14.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, drops this one slightly short though and Petersen presses back to defend

End of over 15 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 39/0
AN Petersen    18* (50b 1x4)      SJ Benn    2-1-3-0
GC Smith    17* (41b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-1-8-0

15.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, pushes this one well outside off stump, left alone

15.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, Again not great stuff from Smith. He lunges out without quite taking a good stride out and pushes out, away from the body, and is beaten by the off cutter

15.3

Bravo to Smith, no run

15.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, fullish outside off, pushed to Chanders at mid-off .

Chanderpaul got down on the ground to field and has stayed down. Ouch! Knee problem? He is up now

a short mid-off is in place. He is standing next to the non striker

15.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, gets back to work this length delivery to the on side

15.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, full in length on the off stump line and pushed out to that short mid-off fielder

End of over 16 (maiden) South Africa 39/0
GC Smith    17* (47b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-2-8-0
AN Petersen    18* (50b 1x4)      SJ Benn    2-1-3-0

16.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, lands outside off and turns away, left alone. Slip and silly point waiting for a mistake

16.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, on the off stump line, petersen is not sure whether this one too will turn, pushes cautiously outside the line and it runs of the inner edge to the on side

16.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, allows this one to spin away and to the keeper

16.4

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, worked behind square-leg

16.5

Benn to Smith, no run, slip, shortleg and backward short-leg watch as Smith pushes a flighted delivery to the on side

16.6

Benn to Smith, no run, turns from outside off, Smith is on the off stump line, trying his best to get outside the line of off stump and jabs at it .. the ball bounds of the inner edge and on to the pad and rolls to the off side

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 40/0
GC Smith    17* (49b 2x4)      SJ Benn    3-1-4-0
AN Petersen    19* (54b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    5-2-8-0

17.1

Bravo to Petersen, no run, in the zone outside off, inviting a drive but Petersen says no thank you and shoulders arms

17.2

Bravo to Petersen, no run, on that off-stump guard again and drives the full delivery to mid-off

17.3

Bravo to Petersen, no run, cuts in a bit from outside off, Petersen pushes outside the line and edges it to his pad

17.4

Bravo to Petersen, no run, fuller, just outside off, driven to Bravo

17.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, moves in from outside off stump, on the middle, turned to the on side

17.6

Bravo to Petersen, no run, just outside off stump, chopped out to backward point

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 40/0
AN Petersen    19* (60b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    6-3-8-0
GC Smith    17* (49b 2x4)      SJ Benn    3-1-4-0

slip, short-leg and backward short-leg in

18.1

Benn to Smith, no run, flighted outside off and Smith decides to pad it away. Hmmm...

18.2

Benn to Smith, no run, shout for catch but no bat involved there. Smith had gone down the track, the ball turned in from short of length, moved past the defensive prod and popped outside leg stump .. and Ramdin dived forward and got a hand to it but couldn't hold on..the short-leg then dived to catch the rebound but the ball just rolled out to the ground from Ramdin's hand. No bat there i think. .

18.3

Benn to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

18.4

Benn to Smith, no run, lunges out to work this one to the leg side

18.5

Benn to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery and Smith stretches forward to wrist it through midwicket

18.6

Benn to Petersen, FOUR, When in doubt, some decide to sweep. Petersen fetched that from outside the off stump and swept against the turn and found the square-leg boundary

End of over 19 (5 runs) South Africa 45/0
AN Petersen    23* (61b 2x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-9-0
GC Smith    18* (54b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    6-3-8-0

19.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, fullish, outside off, driven to mid-off

19.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, pushes it across Smith who lets it go through to Ramdin

19.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, almost caught at short mid-off It was full in length and Smith doesn't get forward, just lunges out to off drive and it goes well to the right of the diving Deonarine who couldn't reach it

19.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, stays at his crease to push this length delivery to the on side

19.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, again he just lunges out without taking that step out and mistimes the off drive to mid-off

19.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, tiny step forward and defends the length delivery to short mid-off

End of over 20 (maiden) South Africa 45/0
GC Smith    18* (60b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    7-4-8-0
AN Petersen    23* (61b 2x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-9-0

20.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, short in length and outside off, cut to point

20.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, Good delivery. It lands on a length and turns away from the off stump, stabbed out to backward point

20.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, floated well outside off, Petersen decides to reach out and drive to short extr a cover .. could have just left it alone

20.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, this time he lets the ball alone

20.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, And so Benn flights it on the off stump line and the batsman leans forward to defend

20.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, fuller and on the middle stump line, nudged to the on side

And that's tea on the opening day of the first Test. Very interesting session of play. Petersen, who takes an off-stump guard, started off well against seamers but the equation started to change once Benn arrived. The ball turned and jumped albeit slow on this dry track. Smith had his problems with his footwork but has hung in there. 46 overs to be bowled in the day. Will they be able to finish that? Join us in while for the next session.

End of over 21 (maiden) South Africa 45/0
AN Petersen    23* (67b 2x4)      SJ Benn    5-2-9-0
GC Smith    18* (60b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    7-4-8-0

21.1

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, Fine way to start. He leaned well forward, something he has not done so far, and drove it past mid-off

21.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, this time he stays at the crease and pushes the length delivery to the off side

21.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, full delivery outside off and that almost rolled along the ground en route to Ramdin! hmmm .. Jeff Dujon dead pans "and we are just on the first day"

21.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, lands outside leg, moves in towards leg and middle and Smith is squared-up but adjusts to jab it to the off side .. H

21.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

21.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, another one slanting away from Smith who lets it go

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 49/0
GC Smith    22* (66b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    8-4-12-0
AN Petersen    23* (67b 2x4)      SJ Benn    5-2-9-0

22.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, Dropped by Ramdin. Oh dear. Lovely delivery .. it turned from the off stump line, drew Petersen forward and caught the edge. Ramdin couldn't hold on , though..

22.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend

22.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, fuller and it has been pushed to the off sdie

22.4

Benn to Petersen, no run

22.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, drops it shorter and it has been cut to point. Got to pitch it up..

22.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, again pitches his tent on the back foot and defends.

Benn has to pitch it up and make the batsman come forward. Slow track, though and even if its on a length or full, the batsman are going back to play. Interesting contest.

End of over 23 (maiden) South Africa 49/0
AN Petersen    23* (73b 2x4)      SJ Benn    6-3-9-0
GC Smith    22* (66b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    8-4-12-0

Right on.. we have the second spinner now.

23.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, lands his off break outside leg stump, pushed out to the on side

23.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, loud shout for lbw as Smith takes it on the pad! He shuffled across and deliberately allowed the ball to hit the pad. The West Indians don't go for UDRs. Because? It pitched well outside the leg stump

23.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, gets forward to defend

23.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, slip, short-leg watch as Smith goes right back nudge this off break to silly point

23.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, full, very full, whipped to midwicket.

23.6

Shillingford to Smith, no run, Shout for lbw but again it landed just outside leg stump. Smith takes it on the pad.

End of over 24 (maiden) South Africa 49/0
GC Smith    22* (72b 3x4)      S Shillingford    1-1-0-0
AN Petersen    23* (73b 2x4)      SJ Benn    6-3-9-0

24.1

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, Fetches this from outside off and goes for the sweep .. top edges it but clears midwicket. Now then now then ..

24.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, flighted just outside off, pushed to silly point

24.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, spins away from the off stump, Petersen leans forward, opens the bat-face to defend to the off side

24.4

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, slightly short this time and Petersen rocks back to cut it to deep point

24.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, really full length, driven to covers

24.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, spins away from the off stump, left alone and Ramdin collects.

Jeff Dujon on that Ramdin drop: "He had to keep moving his gloves/hands with the turn but he stopped there at some point."

End of over 25 (4 runs) South Africa 53/0
AN Petersen    27* (79b 2x4)      SJ Benn    7-3-13-0
GC Smith    22* (72b 3x4)      S Shillingford    1-1-0-0

25.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans forward to defend to silly point

25.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, goes for the big sweep shot but makes no contact. The ball lands around off and spins away

25.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, goes well back to nudge it to short-leg

25.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, presses back to defend down the track

25.5

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, again gets on to the back foot and turns it to the on side

Liam: "Shillingford bowling ... Spillingford 'keeping!"

25.6

Shillingford to Petersen, 1 run, goes for the sweep and jabs it to short fine-leg region

End of over 26 (2 runs) South Africa 55/0
AN Petersen    28* (80b 2x4)      S Shillingford    2-1-2-0
GC Smith    23* (77b 3x4)      SJ Benn    7-3-13-0

26.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, lands just outside off and turns away, left alone

26.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, stays back to punch it to covers

26.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, fuller this time, getting Petersen to come forward, driven to Benn ..

26.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, allows Petersen to get back this time, defended without much problem

26.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans forward this time and taps it to the off side

26.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, loud shout for lbw Turned down.. They have gone for the UDRS. It was a full delivery, really full. Petersen was late in getting the bat in line and the ball hit the front boot on the full. If you are struck full, you have to then assume that the ball will go on straight in that original angle of the delivery. He was struck in line of the off stump. That has to be out, surely? Oh no! Not out is the verdict. They reckon the evidence is not conclusive that the line of impact was on the off stump line .. hmmm

Ian Bishop on that UDRS decision. "The regulations state that the centre of the ball should be in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact. Here, the centre of the ball was just outside off stump. And in that case, the decision of the on-field umpire stays." There you go.

End of over 27 (maiden) South Africa 55/0
AN Petersen    28* (86b 2x4)      SJ Benn    8-4-13-0
GC Smith    23* (77b 3x4)      S Shillingford    2-1-2-0

27.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

27.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, stretches forward to defend

27.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, spins away from Smith who lets it go

27.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, taps this one to the leg side

27.5

Shillingford to Smith, OUT, What a moment for the debutant! A Test wicket. It was the flighted delivery on the leg stump line, full in length and it lured Smith to come forward to defend. Smith takes a tiny step out and pushes out at it; the ball spun sharply, caught the outside edge and went to first slip

GC Smith c Bravo b Shillingford 23 (82b 3x4 0x6) SR: 28.04

27.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, turns in from outside off and Amla goes right back to defend

End of over 28 (wicket maiden) South Africa 55/1
HM Amla    0* (1b)      S Shillingford    3-2-2-1
AN Petersen    28* (86b 2x4)      SJ Benn    8-4-13-0

28.1

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, on the legs, turned to square-leg

28.2

Benn to Amla, no run

28.3

Benn to Amla, 1 run, tossed full on the legs, turned past square-leg for a single

28.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, full, on the middle and leg, Petersen checks his front-foot movement and jabs the ball to the on side

28.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, presses right back to defend to the off side

28.6

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, turns away from the off stump and Petersen goes for the cut shot. The ball turned more than he anticipated and went of the edge to left of backward point

It has gone dark out there The umpires are checking the light meter. It's the umpires' call. And the play has been suspended due to bad light. The players head back to the pavilion.

Ian Bishop on air on that UDRS decision. "The regulations state that the centre of the ball should be in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact. Stumps to stumps. Here, the centre was just outside off stump. And in that case, the decision of the on-field umpire stays." There you go.

Keerthi Kumar: "Ian Bishop also said, "If the original decision was OUT and was decision was referred thru UDRS, any part of the ball in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact is good enough to hold on-field umpire's decision...." Oh ok.. I missed that. Interesting times these. UDRS and what not.

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 59/1
AN Petersen    31* (90b 2x4)      SJ Benn    9-4-17-0
HM Amla    1* (3b)      S Shillingford    3-2-2-1

29.1

Shillingford to Amla, no run, leans forward to defend the off break

29.2

Shillingford to Amla, no run, full and on the off stump line, turned behind square-leg

29.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, gets outside off and goes for the sweep and is hit on the pad, outside the line of off stump

29.4

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, turns to the middle and leg, Amla turns to to backward square-leg

Slip, silly point, short-leg and backward short-leg in

29.5

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, flighted outside off, pushed towards non striker

29.6

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) South Africa 60/1
AN Petersen    31* (92b 2x4)      S Shillingford    4-2-3-1
HM Amla    2* (7b)      SJ Benn    9-4-17-0

Slip and silly point in

30.1

Benn to Amla, no run, from round the stumps, full delivery on middle, defended on the front foot

30.2

Benn to Amla, OUT, Benn can tweet something happy tonight! Big wicket. Amla has been swallowed at first slip. It was the loopy delivery full in length around off and Amla leaned forward for the drive. He ends up stabbing at it well away from the body. Mistake. The ball dipped, gripped and took the outside edge and went to first slip. Gone!

HM Amla c Bravo b Benn 2 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Kallis is the new batsman

30.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, drifts in from round the stumps, lands on the middle and leg, turns and Kallis squeezed out to the off side

30.4

Benn to Kallis, 2 runs, opts for the paddle sweep and works this to fine-leg region

30.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, around the off stump line, nudged to the off side

30.6

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, goes for the another gentle sweep and will retain the strike

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 63/2
JH Kallis    3* (4b)      SJ Benn    10-4-20-1
AN Petersen    31* (92b 2x4)      S Shillingford    4-2-3-1

Four men crowd Kallis. Five if you include Ramdin.

31.1

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, spins in from outside off, defended to the on side

31.2

Shillingford to Kallis, 4 byes, lands on the middle stump line, Kallis had moved towards off and tries to flick .. the ball turns past the bat and Ramdin is not quick to get down the leg side

31.3

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, gets outside off stump and turns it to square-leg

Kallis did that repeatedly against Harbhajan in India. He would walk to the off stump line and outside off even and play the off break from there.

31.4

Shillingford to Petersen, OUT, Shout for lbw and it has been given out by Asad Rauf. The batsman ask for the UDRS. Much fun. It was a flighted delivery that landed outside the off stump and turned in. Petersen, who remember takes an off-stump guard, took a small step out and went for the drive but missed the ball. It hit him mainly outside the off stump but there was a small part of the ball in the line of off stump.

Don't get confused. Let's go to that mail from Keerthi Kumar: "Ian Bishop also said, "If the orginal decision was OUT and was decision was referred thru UDRS, any part of the ball in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact is good enough to hold on-field umpire's decision...."

AN Petersen lbw b Shillingford 31 (93b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

31.5

Shillingford to Harris, no run, leans forward to defend

31.6

Shillingford to Harris, no run, just outside off stump, nudged to the off side ...

End of over 32 (5 runs) South Africa 68/3
PL Harris    0* (2b)      S Shillingford    5-2-4-2
JH Kallis    4* (7b)      SJ Benn    10-4-20-1

32.1

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle and leg, pushed wide of mid-on for a single

32.2

Benn to Harris, no run, full toss, pushed to mid-on

32.3

Benn to Harris, no run, goes back to defend the ball to silly point

32.4

Benn to Harris, no run, leans forward and lets the ball spin away from him

32.5

Benn to Harris, no run, shorter in length and Harris goes for the cut and is beaten

32.6

Benn to Harris, no run, lands just outside off and turns away, left alone

End of over 33 (1 run) South Africa 69/3
PL Harris    0* (7b)      SJ Benn    11-4-21-1
JH Kallis    5* (8b)      S Shillingford    5-2-4-2

33.1

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Kallis had again moved almost outside off and jabs it to the square-leg region

33.2

Shillingford to Harris, no run, spins in to the middle, turned to short-leg

Five, six if you include Ramdin, around the bat. Slip, gully, silly point, short-leg and backward short-leg

33.3

Shillingford to Harris, no run, leans forward to push to covers

33.4

Shillingford to Harris, no run, turns to the leg stump line and hits the pad

33.5

Shillingford to Harris, no run, stretches forward and across to defend

33.6

Shillingford to Harris, no run, quicker, Harris presses back to defend

The umpires have a look at the light meter and they reckon the light is not good for play. And so bad light has suspended play yet again.

And that's it. No more play today. Stumps. Dramatic day. Lots of turn was on offer and the spin twins Benn and Shillingford suffocated the South African batsmen.

UDRS was used twice today. We shall leave you with Ian Bishop on what the rules state on the UDRS decision. "The regulations state that the centre of the ball should be in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact. Stumps to stumps. Here, the centre was just outside off stump. And in that case, the decision of the on-field umpire stays."

Keerthi Kumar: "Ian Bishop also said, "If the original decision was OUT and was decision was referred thru UDRS, any part of the ball in the line of wicket to wicket at the point of impact is good enough to hold on-field umpire's decision...."

We saw both those versions today. That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

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End of over 34 (1 run) South Africa 70/3
PL Harris    0* (12b)      S Shillingford    6-2-5-2
JH Kallis    6* (9b)      SJ Benn    11-4-21-1

9.30 We will start on time. The players are out.

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34.1

Benn to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off and defended to the off side

34.2

Benn to Kallis, 2 runs, gets forward and plays a premeditated paddle down to fine leg

34.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, well Kallis tries the same shot but the ball kicks up outside off and beats him

34.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, gets forward and defends solidly

34.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, another attempt at a paddle from outside off, beaten again, slower through the air and low bounce

34.6

Benn to Kallis, 2 runs, sweeps and connects well this time, fine leg runs across to deep square leg

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 74/3
JH Kallis    10* (15b)      SJ Benn    12-4-25-1
PL Harris    0* (12b)      S Shillingford    6-2-5-2

Four men around the bat for Shillingford

35.1

Shillingford to Harris, no run, gets well forward and defends

35.2

Shillingford to Harris, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

35.3

Shillingford to Harris, 1 run, close call! Gets forward and the ball lobs just wide of forward short leg to his right, tough chance, Dowlin the fielder

35.4

Shillingford to Kallis, 2 runs, flicks it with the turn wide of midwicket

35.5

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, tossed up on the off stump and pushed down to mid-on

35.6

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, defends with soft hands the ball nearly back spins towards the stumps, just missed leg

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 77/3
JH Kallis    12* (18b)      S Shillingford    7-2-8-2
PL Harris    1* (15b)      SJ Benn    12-4-25-1

36.1

Benn to Harris, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps him away to fine leg

36.2

Benn to Kallis, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

36.3

Benn to Kallis, 2 runs, connects well with the sweep and the ball rolls to long leg, fine leg comes across

36.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, sharp turn from outside off and left alone

36.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, good turn and bounce again and left alone

36.6

Benn to Kallis, no run, another attempt at a paddle from outside off, the ball hits the back of the bat and rolls to the off side, can't get why Kallis is trying this against the turn on a spinning wicket

End of over 37 (3 runs) South Africa 80/3
JH Kallis    14* (23b)      SJ Benn    13-4-28-1
PL Harris    2* (16b)      S Shillingford    7-2-8-2

37.1

Shillingford to Harris, SIX, Harris lightens things up here, he comes down the track, slow in flight, launches him over wide long-on

37.2

Shillingford to Harris, no run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

37.3

Shillingford to Harris, 1 run, sweeps and the fielders get excited but the ball reaches Rampaul first bounce at fine leg

37.4

Shillingford to Kallis, 2 runs, sweeps again and the ball is in the air but over the fielder at leg slip

37.5

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, leading edge to the off side

37.6

Shillingford to Harris, 1 run, comes forward and the ball hits the edge and just beats Deonarine at leg slip, close call

End of over 38 (11 runs) South Africa 91/3
PL Harris    10* (20b 1x6)      S Shillingford    8-2-19-2
JH Kallis    17* (25b)      SJ Benn    13-4-28-1

38.1

Benn to Harris, no run, turn from the rough and he leaves it alone

38.2

Benn to Harris, no run, defends with soft hands and the ball drops in front of slip

2 slips and a silly point

38.3

Benn to Harris, no run, gets forward and defends

38.4

Benn to Harris, OUT, funny old shot by Harris, Benn bowls it quicker and lands it on a length, Harris stays back and tries to flat-bat it over cover but gives Shillingford a very easy catch, the ball may have stopped on him, nevertheless, he gave his wicket away

PL Harris c Shillingford b Benn 10 (24b 0x4 1x6) SR: 41.66

de Villiers is in

38.5

Benn to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends

38.6

Benn to de Villiers, no run, good one! Quicker delivery and de Villiers has to get around really quickly to defend

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End of over 39 (wicket maiden) South Africa 91/4
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      SJ Benn    14-5-28-2
JH Kallis    17* (25b)      S Shillingford    8-2-19-2

39.1

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, inside edge and just short of Benn at backward short leg

39.2

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, stays back and defends

39.3

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, gets forward and defends

Benn goes to slip, Deonarine at backward short leg

39.4

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, skids off the pitch, he defends

39.5

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, just a hint of turn and Kallis shoulders arms, the ball hits his pads but he's safe

39.6

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, squirts it to the off side and Benn charges from slip, they complete a quick single

End of over 40 (1 run) South Africa 92/4
JH Kallis    18* (31b)      S Shillingford    9-2-20-2
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      SJ Benn    14-5-28-2

40.1

Benn to Kallis, no run

40.2

Benn to Kallis, no run, goes right across his stumps this time to cover the line and defends

40.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, sharp turn again!, He just manages to shoulder arms

40.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, turn from outside off, punches it to the off side

40.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, gets well forward and defends

40.6

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

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End of over 41 (1 run) South Africa 93/4
JH Kallis    19* (37b)      SJ Benn    15-5-29-2
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      S Shillingford    9-2-20-2

41.1

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, defends with soft hands and the ball rolls towards his pads, he kicks it off

41.2

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, Deonarine stretches at backward short leg and cuts off the ball

41.3

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, Kallis is caught off guard by the turn and bounce and he just manages to defend

41.4

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, close to a bat pad catch for forward short leg, no bat involved

41.5

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, spins past the leg stump, left alone

41.6

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes just wide of mid-on, challenges the fielder and makes his ground, the throw is wide of the stumps

End of over 42 (1 run) South Africa 94/4
JH Kallis    20* (43b)      S Shillingford    10-2-21-2
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      SJ Benn    15-5-29-2

42.1

Benn to Kallis, FOUR, rare bad delivery from Benn, gives him width and drops it on a good length, he rocks back and cuts with the turn past point

42.2

Benn to Kallis, no run, yikes! A high full toss wakes everyone up, Kallis has no time to react and Ramdin collects the ball outside off

42.3

Benn to Kallis, no run

42.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

42.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot

42.6

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, gets forward and drives towards mid-on

End of over 43 (5 runs) South Africa 99/4
JH Kallis    25* (49b 1x4)      SJ Benn    16-5-34-2
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      S Shillingford    10-2-21-2

43.1

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, he tries to pull but is too early on the shot, the ball drops in front of the keeper

43.2

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, gets forward to defend but the ball hits his pads outside the line of off stump

43.3

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, gets forward and shoulders arms

43.4

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, takes a few paces forward and steers it to the off side

43.5

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and clips it to fine leg

Nash at silly point

43.6

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off and defended

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 100/4
AB de Villiers    0* (3b)      S Shillingford    11-2-22-2
JH Kallis    26* (54b 1x4)      SJ Benn    16-5-34-2

44.1

Benn to Kallis, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

Slip and forward short leg in place

44.2

Benn to Kallis, no run, this one skids through and he just manages to defend

44.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, gets forward and defends

44.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, drives to cover

44.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot

44.6

Benn to Kallis, no run

End of over 45 (maiden) South Africa 100/4
JH Kallis    26* (60b 1x4)      SJ Benn    17-6-34-2
AB de Villiers    0* (3b)      S Shillingford    11-2-22-2

45.1

Shillingford to de Villiers, FOUR, just short of the rope, de Villiers gies him the charge and lofts with the turn, the ball lands a quarter of an inch in front of the wide long-on rope

45.2

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, defended to the on side

45.3

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, quicker through the air and defended

45.4

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, turns back in, defended on the backfoot

45.5

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off and defended

45.6

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, commits forward and defends

End of over 46 (4 runs) South Africa 104/4
AB de Villiers    4* (9b 1x4)      S Shillingford    12-2-26-2
JH Kallis    26* (60b 1x4)      SJ Benn    17-6-34-2

46.1

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump and pushed to the on side

46.2

Benn to de Villiers, no run, beats him with turn and bounce, that's the way he's got to bowl

46.3

Benn to de Villiers, no run, beaten again, Ramdin alert this time to collect it

46.4

Benn to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends

46.5

Benn to de Villiers, no run

46.6

Benn to de Villiers, no run, this time he shoulders arms

Lots of spin already. Will that be the trend today?

End of over 47 (1 run) South Africa 105/4
AB de Villiers    4* (14b 1x4)      SJ Benn    18-6-35-2
JH Kallis    27* (61b 1x4)      S Shillingford    12-2-26-2

47.1

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed to the off side

47.2

Shillingford to Kallis, 1 run, stays back and clips him wide of forward short leg

47.3

Shillingford to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and works it with the turn wide of square leg

47.4

Shillingford to Kallis, no run, tries to play the reverse sweep but he fails to make contact, Ramdin couldn't collect it cleanly

47.5

Shillingford to Kallis, OUT, the debutant strikes again! The ball lands well outside off stump and turns back in sharply, Kallis moves across his stumps to flick it away and exposes his middle and leg stump, the ball hits his pads in line with middle and leg, easy one for Rauf, Kallis looks uncertain at first and we think he's going to refer it but he walks off

JH Kallis lbw b Shillingford 28 (65b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.07

Neil: "When was the last time West Indies play two spinners in the same test match? Seems to me like the best decision the selectors have made in a long time."

Ashwell Prince walks in

47.6

Shillingford to Prince, no run, continues over the wicket, Prince gets forward and blocks it off

End of over 48 (2 runs) South Africa 107/5
AG Prince    0* (1b)      S Shillingford    13-2-28-3
AB de Villiers    5* (15b 1x4)      SJ Benn    18-6-35-2

48.1

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the pitch and he clips him down to midwicket

4 men around the bat

48.2

Benn to Prince, no run, comes forward and he gets an inside edge wide of forward short leg

48.3

Benn to Prince, no run, comes down the track and checks his shot, the ball travels on the full but lands in front of Benn

48.4

Benn to Prince, 2 runs, comes back in, he goes back and cuts wide of gully

48.5

Benn to Prince, 1 run, tossed up outside off and pushed down to mid-on, pushes the single

48.6

Benn to de Villiers, no run, slower through the air, stays back and punches it to the off side

Sean Michaels replies to Neil: "Actually the last time they played two spinners, was against SA in 2001, when they played neil mcgarell and dinanath ramnarine at the ARG."

End of over 49 (4 runs) South Africa 111/5
AB de Villiers    6* (17b 1x4)      SJ Benn    19-6-39-2
AG Prince    3* (5b)      S Shillingford    13-2-28-3

The Bafana t-shirt hangs outside the SA dressing room. 2 slips, a silly point and a forward short leg in place

49.1

Shillingford to Prince, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

49.2

Shillingford to Prince, 1 run, gets on his knee and paddles it to fine leg

49.3

Shillingford to de Villiers, FOUR, uses his feet to the off spinner, gets under the bounce and lofts crisply over mid-off

49.4

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, defended with soft hands

49.5

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, quicker one and he defends towards forward short leg

49.6

Shillingford to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and steers him to the off side

End of over 50 (5 runs) South Africa 116/5
AB de Villiers    10* (21b 2x4)      S Shillingford    14-2-33-3
AG Prince    4* (7b)      SJ Benn    19-6-39-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown - Jun 26-29, 2010
South Africa won by 7 wickets
West Indies v South Africa at Basseterre - Jun 18-22, 2010
Match drawn
West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain - Jun 10-13, 2010
South Africa won by 163 runs
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Jun 13, 2010

Jacques Kallis made an important breakthrough, snaring Shivnarine Chanderpaul out caught at slip, West Indies v South Africa, 1st Test, Trinidad, 4th day, June 13, 2010

Jacques Kallis made an important breakthrough, snaring Shivnarine Chanderpaul out caught at slip

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Jun 13, 2010

South Africa celebrate after completing a 163-run victory in the first Test, West Indies v South Africa, 1st Test, Trinidad, 4th day, June 13, 2010

South Africa celebrate after completing a 163-run victory in the first Test

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