South Africa tour of West Indies, 2nd Test: West Indies v South Africa at Basseterre, Jun 18-22, 2010
18,19,20,21,22 June 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Hi there. Welcome to the second Test between West Indies and South Africa.
Toss South Africa have won and chosen to bat. It's a dead batting wicket, so they say. It must have been a simple decision to chose to bat. South Africa are unchanged while Kemar Roach has replaced Pascal for West Indies.

Jeff Dujon: "There is some moisture. It might do something for first hour but after that it will become a road. Bat first pitch."

Smith: "This was an important toss. It looks a good batting wicket and we would like to make first use of it. We have spoken about how the important the last 12-14 days of the tour are. We want to be consistent and achieve what we want over the next five days. We have the same team."

Gayle: "I am disappointed that we lost the toss. Little bit selfish as an opening batsman I would have liked to bat here! The pitch seems like a road. It doesn't deteriorate here. Roach is back and it's good to have him. "

0.1

Roach to Smith, no run, length delivery around off stump, defended to the off side

0.2

Roach to Smith, 1 no ball, follows that with a no ball ...

0.2

Roach to Smith, no run, on the middle, worked towards the leg side

0.3

Roach to Smith, no run, full and pushes it across Smith, left alone.

0.4

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

0.5

Roach to Smith, no run, short delivery, kicks up chest high around off and Smith hops to get on top of the bounce and defends

0.6

Roach to Smith, no run, wide outside off stump, Smith doesn't bother chasing it

Every one who has been near the pitch - Dujon, Gayle, Smith - has called it a road and batting beauty. We might see a huge run-fest here.

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/0

    • GC Smith 0 (7b)
    • AN Petersen 0 (0b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-1-0
1.1

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, full in length, on the middle and leg, the ball rolls away of the pad to the backward short-leg region

1.2

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, straightens outside off stump, left alone

1.3

Rampaul to Petersen, 2 runs, full pitched around off, driven to right of short extra cover and the fielder takes some pace of it and the ball runs through vacant mid-off

1.4

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, on the middle, straight delivery, worked to square-leg

1.5

Rampaul to Petersen, 1 run, straight delivery around off stump, pushed to the unmanned mid-on region for a single

1.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, around that off stump line, pushed to the off side

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 4/0

    • GC Smith 0 (8b)
    • AN Petersen 3 (5b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-3-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-1-0
2.1

Roach to Petersen, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to the off side

2.2

Roach to Petersen, no run, straightens on the off stump line ,squeezed to point

2.3

Roach to Petersen, 1 no ball, full in length, tilts in a bit , just in with the angle, worked to the o n side

2.3

Roach to Petersen, 3 runs, fullish around off stump, Petersen gets forward to ease it through the vacant mid-off region

2.4

Roach to Smith, no run

2.5

Roach to Smith, no run, Smith goes back to defend to short midwicket region

2.6

Roach to Smith, (no ball) 1 run, short in length outside off, pushed out to cover point for a single

2.6

Roach to Petersen, no run, another straight delivery - a road indeed without any potholes - pushed back to the bowler

End of over 3 (6 runs) South Africa 10/0

    • AN Petersen 6 (10b)
    • GC Smith 1 (11b)
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-7-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-3-0
3.1

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, fullish and on the legs, turned to fine-leg

3.2

Rampaul to Petersen, 2 runs, another one pushed through the unmanned mid-on region. Gayle knows any chance of wicket on this flat, dead, batting beauty is with the new ball and so has placed men at the catching positions. As I say it short leg goes to short mid-on region

3.3

Rampaul to Petersen, FOUR, overpitched delivery well outside off stump, Petersen reaches out to caress it through covers

3.4

Rampaul to Petersen, no run, another straight delivery, pushed to the off side

3.5

Rampaul to Petersen, FOUR, tries the short delivery to see if anything happens. Something happened. The ball was picked from the midwicket boundary. Fiercely pulled.

3.6

Rampaul to Petersen, 2 runs, gets well forward, reaches out outside off and square drives through point

End of over 4 (13 runs) South Africa 23/0

    • AN Petersen 18 (15b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 2 (12b)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-16-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-7-0
4.1

Roach to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out on the front foot

4.2

Roach to Smith, 1 no ball, Yet another no ball from Roach. Hmmm .. Full and well outside off, left alone

4.2

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

4.3

Roach to Smith, FOUR, Now Roach tries a short delivery. Smith pulls it to the midwicket boundary. What a dead track this.

4.4

Roach to Smith, no run, back of length outside off, pushed to left of point

4.5

Roach to Smith, 1 no ball, And here we go again: No ball problem. The ball was pushed back down the track

4.5

Roach to Smith, 1 no ball, in the zone outside off stump, Smith pushes inside the line and is beaten. Stop the press. The ball has beat the bat on this track for the first time.

Errol Eskine is back: "Like I have been saying Rampaul is not a test bowler, only bowls four good overs per innings, not consistent enough."

4.5

Roach to Smith, no run, well outside off stump, left alone

4.6

Roach to Smith, no run, on the pads, turned to a fielder placed at backward square-leg

Stephan: "I don't understand why they pick Harris over Botha? Can someone please explain? Botha a better bowler and batsmen."

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 30/0

    • GC Smith 6 (21b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 18 (15b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-14-0
    • R Rampaul 2-0-16-0

Spin in the 6th over. Good move.

5.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, goes back to defend to the off side of the pitch

5.2

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, slightly short in length, turned past square-leg

5.3

Benn to Smith, no run, works this to the midwicket region

Ryan: "For Rampaul to bowl out a team they would score nearly 1000 runs. This was yet another opportunity for us to see what Sammy can do with bat and ball. Dravo's stats have been deteriorating over the last couple seasons. Sammy for Rampaul we need the extra batter anyway."

5.4

Benn to Smith, no run, goes back to punch this to the leg side

5.5

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

5.6

Benn to Smith, 1 run, quicker, full delivery but Smith decides to go back to squeeze it to gully region

End of over 6 (2 runs) South Africa 32/0

    • GC Smith 7 (25b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 19 (17b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-2-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-14-0

Ian: "Ravi rampaul is not a test bowler agreed. They should have played Darren Sammy he bowls about the same and is more economical. Moreover, he strengthens the batting. Similar but better option."

6.1

Roach to Smith, 1 run, on the off stump line, worked from there to left of mid-on

Three slips and gully in

6.2

Roach to Petersen, no run, tilts in towards off and middle, eased to midwicket

6.3

Roach to Petersen, no run, gets behind the line of the length delivery to the on side

Werner: "Very very good point Stephen,i would like to know that as well.Even roelof is better"

6.4

Roach to Petersen, 1 run, around the off stump line, worked to midwicket

6.5

Roach to Smith, no run, fullish around off, pushed to backward point

6.6

Roach to Smith, 2 runs, gets forward to drive on the up; he takes the bottom-hand of the handle on impact but goes through with the shot. The ball runs through cover point

SA fans .. I got a question for you : Botha without that doosra .. is he good for a Test match?

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 36/0

    • GC Smith 10 (28b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 20 (20b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-18-0
    • SJ Benn 1-0-2-0
7.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans forward to on drive to mid-on

7.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, moves down the track and nudges it to the silly point

7.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, gets back this time and dabs it to the on side

7.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, around the off stump, no spin, pushed away on the front foot

7.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, on the middle and off, defended to the on side

7.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, lands on the middle and off line, eased to the on side.

End of over 8 (maiden) South Africa 36/0

    • AN Petersen 20 (26b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 10 (28b 1x4)
    • SJ Benn 2-1-2-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-18-0

Jenry Ollivierre: "Harris deserves to play over Botha, Botha does nothing special with the ball, he's a runs container more than anything, sadly, you won't win test cricket that way."

Bravo comes on

8.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, full and well outside off stump, pushed out to cover

8.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery to the off side

8.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, again well outside off, SMith reaches out to drive and the bat face shuts and the ball rolls to the off side

Joe: "Agreed with Ryan comments, Sammy should have played but you have to understand how the entire WICB is mis-managed. The core of WI problem is at the top...they dont have a structure. Everyone at the top needed to dumped for a start. "

8.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, just outside off stump, squeezed to gully region

8.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, punched to point

8.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, That bat face shuts again on the off drive. Perennial problem with Smith. The ball rolls away to mid-off

End of over 9 (maiden) South Africa 36/0

    • GC Smith 10 (34b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 20 (26b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-1-0-0
    • SJ Benn 2-1-2-0

Amir: "In response to Errol Eskine, which one of our bowlers ARE consistent at all? And four "good" overs are more than many of our bowlers achieve in ANY game! Rampaul deserves a continued run to become more consistent. We West Indies are impatient. We want everything right away. "

9.1

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, moves down the track and goes for the lofted off drive, doesn't connect well - the bat-handle rotated at point of impact - bu t he clears mid-off

9.2

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

9.3

Benn to Petersen, SIX, Wow! Elegant. Petersen rushes down the track and lofts it over the straight boundary. A digicel volunteer drops the catch. Can the sponsors at least catch please?!

9.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans forward to the defend the on side

9.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

9.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, flighted around off, defended on the front foot

End of over 10 (8 runs) South Africa 44/0

    • AN Petersen 28 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 10 (34b 1x4)
    • SJ Benn 3-1-10-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-1-0-0
10.1

Bravo to Smith, 1 wide, pushes it well outside off stump .. wide! Oh well.

Grant: "I may have this wrong, but Ryan stated teams would score nearly 1000 to bowl a team out. His strike rate is 150 runs per wicket though, so surely it's worse. More like 1500?"

10.1

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, Fullish and outside off stump and Smith off drives it to right of mid-off . The bat-face doesn't rotate this time and he connects with a thump

10.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to the on side

10.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, from a scrambled seam . length delivery outside off, pushed to point

10.4

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, wide outside off stump and Smith flays it through covers. Easy pickings.

10.5

Bravo to Smith, no run

10.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, full in length and outside off stump, driven to cover

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 53/0

    • GC Smith 18 (40b 3x4)
    • AN Petersen 28 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-1-9-0
    • SJ Benn 3-1-10-0
11.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off side

11.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, tossed up full around off and middle, driven to covers

11.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, turns from outside off stump, left alone

11.4

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

11.5

Benn to Smith, 1 run, tossed up full and Smith drives to deep midwicket fielder.

11.6

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

End of over 12 (2 runs) South Africa 55/0

    • AN Petersen 29 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 19 (41b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 4-1-12-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-1-9-0

Luke: "Of course Harris is the first choice slow bowler for SA. He has performed pretty well fine for a while - let him fail a few times before sending in unknowns like Johan and Roelf. "

12.1

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, Slapped! Short and wide and Smith carves it over backward point

12.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, well outside off - that's the line Bravo has been bowling today, making batsmen reach out - left alone

Tazz: "Everyone agrees its a batting wicket , most likely then Smith will score reach a well deserved century" Only Smith?

12.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, outside off stump, driven to point

12.4

Bravo to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to the on side

12.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, full in length and outside off, Smith pushes outside the line and edges it to the pad

12.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, Smith misses out on a four there. Full pitched and in the slot and he drives hard but straight to extra cover

Kurt Williams: "Amir every good fast bowler starts of playing good cricket or they are dropped, Mcgrath, Ambrose, Lilly, Steyn, Morkel just to name a few no one is given a chances to become good at international level, that is what domestic cricket is for...sammy is better and more experienced. Rampaul has been playing all year without much success."

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 59/0

    • GC Smith 23 (47b 4x4)
    • AN Petersen 29 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-1-13-0
    • SJ Benn 4-1-12-0
13.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, short in length, cut to right of backward point where Nash stops and then tumbles

13.2

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

13.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, flighted full on the off and middle, pushed to the off side

13.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, arm ball, quicker, on the middle and off line, punched to point

13.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend to the off stump

13.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, spins from the off stump line, dabbed to point region

Joe: "Amir, we WI are trying to get things right for last 15 years...You seems to want us to wait another 15 yrs or so "

End of over 14 (maiden) South Africa 59/0

    • AN Petersen 29 (43b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 23 (47b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 5-2-12-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-1-13-0
14.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, short in length and well outside off, cut straight to backward point

14.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, just outside off stump, pushed to extra cover

Spykar: "Internal SA Cricket says Harris plays because he has a bettter economy rate. Nothing to do with the amount of wickets or batting. Is he really that much more economical than Botha? and does that make up for Botha being an excellent fielder and a half decent batsman arguably better on those fronts than Harris? "

14.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, around the off stump, pushed out to the off side

14.4

Bravo to Petersen, 2 runs, overpitched on the middle stump line, whipped through midwicket

14.5

Bravo to Petersen, FOUR, Poor ball. Short delivery around off ,no pace and it has been pulled to the boundary

14.6

Bravo to Petersen, 1 run, full in length, turned to midwicket region for a single

Drinks break

End of over 15 (8 runs) South Africa 67/0

    • AN Petersen 36 (46b 3x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 24 (50b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 4-1-21-0
    • SJ Benn 5-2-12-0

Gary: "I agree that Rampaul's pick is questionable, but what about WI choice of opening bat in Dowlin? WI have Chattergoon and Parchment on retainer contracts, Barath may be injured but Richards is also an opening bat, surely one of these pure opening batsmen could be chosen. If Dowlin is not good enough to open for Guyana how is he good enough to open for WI and face Steyn and Morkel? "

15.1

Shillingford to Petersen, 1 run, Slip, shortleg and short midwicket in. On the off and middle line, worked behind square-leg

From round the stumps to Smith. Slip and silly point in

15.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around off stump, nudged to the on side

15.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, outside off stump, leans forward to defend

15.4

Shillingford to Smith, SIX, Thump. Smith rushes down the track and smashes it over long-on

15.5

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, on the middle stump, no turn, clipped to square-leg

15.6

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, flighted around off, dabbed to short-leg

Ash: "my take on botha vs harris vs rolof. i say harris was brought into the team to do a job, and he is, he has earned his place, he dont deserve the chop."

End of over 16 (8 runs) South Africa 75/0

    • AN Petersen 37 (48b 3x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 31 (54b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 1-0-8-0
    • DJ Bravo 4-1-21-0
16.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, a slower one around the off stump, defended to the off side

16.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, short of length outside off stump, cut to backward point

16.3

Bravo to Smith, no run, another slower one, pushed out to covers

Tom: "South Africa have a very particular role that they want their spinner to perform at present and that is not attack. I think Harris is less likely to die of boredom pitching the ball outside leg stump for 36 overs straight which is why he is prefered...

16.4

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, around the off stump, pushed wide of mid-on

16.5

Bravo to Petersen, no run, on the pads, runs away to the on side

16.6

Bravo to Petersen, no run, yet another slower one and it has been tapped back to him

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 76/0

    • AN Petersen 37 (50b 3x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 32 (58b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 5-1-22-0
    • S Shillingford 1-0-8-0
17.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive on the up and ends up chipping it towards mid-off

17.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, tossed full outside off, defended to the off side

17.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around the off stump, nudged to the point region

17.4

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

17.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, moves down the track and works it to the on side

17.6

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, flighted on the on side, driven through mid-on

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 77/0

    • GC Smith 33 (64b 4x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 37 (50b 3x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 2-0-9-0
    • DJ Bravo 5-1-22-0
18.1

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

18.2

Bravo to Smith, no run, gets on the front foot to work it to the on side

18.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run

18.4

Bravo to Petersen, 1 run, straight delivery on the middle stump line, dabbed to square-leg

18.5

Bravo to Smith, no run, slower one around the off stump line, dabbed to midwicket

18.6

Bravo to Smith, no run, length delivery on the stumps, calmly tapped to the leg side

Daniel: "Harris hardly does anything with the ball either, and certainly far less than Botha, who has improved his bowling a lot since his last test. Half the point of having a spinner is to contain and frustrate, and if Harris isnt doing that then he has no place in the team - he is not and never has been an aggressive spinner "

End of over 19 (2 runs) South Africa 79/0

    • GC Smith 34 (69b 4x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 38 (51b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 6-1-24-0
    • S Shillingford 2-0-9-0
19.1

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, goes right back to defend to short-leg

19.2

Shillingford to Petersen, SIX, Smashed! Flighted delivery around off and Petersen goes down on his knee to crash it over long-on.

19.3

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, around the off stump line, tapped to short-leg

19.4

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, leans back to defend to the on side

19.5

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, flighted outside off stump, pushed to the off side

19.6

Shillingford to Petersen, 2 runs, goes down on his knee to sweep it behind square-leg

End of over 20 (8 runs) South Africa 87/0

    • AN Petersen 46 (57b 3x4 2x6)
    • GC Smith 34 (69b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 3-0-17-0
    • DJ Bravo 6-1-24-0
20.1

Benn to Smith, 1 run, spins in from outside off, short of length, cut to point .. Nash makes a desperate tumbling dive

20.2

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

20.3

Benn to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to on drive for a single wide of mid-0n where Roach stops

20.4

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

20.5

Benn to Smith, no run, full and outside off, driven to covers

20.6

Benn to Smith, FOUR, Whacked! what a flat pitch this. Smith leans forward to drive through the line, past the bowler, past the umpire, past mid-on and to the straight boundary

Ground staff are getting ready. Over cast conditions.

End of over 21 (8 runs) South Africa 95/0

    • GC Smith 40 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 48 (59b 3x4 2x6)
    • SJ Benn 6-2-20-0
    • S Shillingford 3-0-17-0
21.1

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, goes right back to nudge it to short-leg

21.2

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, presses well back to tap it to backward square-leg

21.3

Shillingford to Petersen, no run, stretches across to defend down the track

21.4

Shillingford to Petersen, 1 run, gets forward to lift it over mid-on but mistimes it and drags it over wide mid-on ... region ...

21.5

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

21.6

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around off stump line, nudged to the off side

Ross: "To be fair, South Africa has never had an attacking spinner - one who was as much a strike bowler as their quicks. Even the best of the bunch, Hugh Tayfield, has a claim to fame for containment, bowling consecutive maidens. His strike rate is actually worse than Harris'. All the options lack venom. Personally I'd like to see them develop Duminy into an attacking spin bowler. He at least turns the ball. "

What about the great googly bowlers of the lore? See http://www.cricinfo.com/iplpage2/content/story/405367.html

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 96/0

    • GC Smith 40 (75b 5x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 49 (63b 3x4 2x6)
    • S Shillingford 4-0-18-0
    • SJ Benn 6-2-20-0
22.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, goes back to defend to the on side

22.2

Benn to Petersen, 2 runs, fullish, on the legs, turned to fine-leg for couple of runs. 50 up. He raises his bat high and the dressing room acknowledge. Looking at the pitch, there is a hundred for taking here

22.3

Benn to Petersen, no run, stays back to defend back down the pitch

22.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, leans well forward to tap it to the on side

22.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, around off stump line, defended to short extra cover

22.6

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, gets forward to tap it to the on side for a single

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 99/0

    • AN Petersen 52 (69b 3x4 2x6)
    • GC Smith 40 (75b 5x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 7-2-23-0
    • S Shillingford 4-0-18-0
23.1

Shillingford to Petersen, OUT, Petersen has thrown his wicket away. There was a hundred for the taking but he is gone now. It was a nicely flighted delivery and he went for the big sweep shot but top edged it towards fine-leg. Roach rushed in from the deep and dived forward to take a very good catch. Shillingford gets the reward for his effort to keep flighting the ball

AN Petersen c Roach b Shillingford 52 (70b 3x4 2x6) SR: 74.28

23.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, on the legs, jabbed to on side .. to short fine-leg region

23.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans well forward to defend

23.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run

23.5

Shillingford to Smith, 2 runs, moves forward to whip it through midwicket

23.6

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans well forward to defend to the on side. 101 for 1.

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 101/1

    • GC Smith 42 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 0 (0b)
    • S Shillingford 5-0-20-1
    • SJ Benn 7-2-23-0

Garfield: "What do the selectors have against Sammy. and Richards? Why are both not playing?"

24.1

Benn to Amla, no run, goes on the back foot to short-leg

24.2

Benn to Amla, no run, stretches well forward to defend

24.3

Benn to Amla, no run, drifts to the pads, whipped to midwicket

24.4

Benn to Amla, no run, turns slightly on the middle, defended on the front foot

Slight drizzle on now

24.5

Benn to Amla, no run, goes back to punch it to covers

24.6

Benn to Amla, no run, gets forward to defend and that's the end of the over

End of over 25 (maiden) South Africa 101/1

    • HM Amla 0 (6b)
    • GC Smith 42 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 8-3-23-0
    • S Shillingford 5-0-20-1
25.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, steered to backward point

25.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, flighted from round the stumps, driven to mid-off

25.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, works this from the off stump line to short midwicket.

25.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, gets forward and stabs it away to the on side

25.5

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, top spinner from round the stumps, good delivery, Smith picks it late and works it behind square-leg

25.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, turns in from outside off, defended on the back foot

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 102/1

    • HM Amla 0 (7b)
    • GC Smith 43 (85b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 6-0-21-1
    • SJ Benn 8-3-23-0
26.1

Benn to Smith, no run, leans well forward to drive through mid-on

26.2

Benn to Smith, 2 runs, stretches forward to work it past square-leg

The drizzle gets heavier and they go off the field There was some concern about the ball condition as well. Gayle and co didn't look too happy. Asad Rauf walked across to have a chat with Taufel and decided let's go back to the hutch.

The covers come on and they have taken the lunch break. i will come back then and publish more of your comments.

The covers are already off. Good news that. Join us in a while for the second session.

26.3

Benn to Smith, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

26.4

Benn to Smith, no run, stays back to tap it away

26.5

Benn to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to work it wide of mid-on

26.6

Benn to Amla, no run, slower, shorter, cut to backward point

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 105/1

    • HM Amla 0 (8b)
    • GC Smith 46 (90b 5x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 9-3-26-0
    • S Shillingford 6-0-21-1

Trevor Chesterfield: "It seems Ross has a short memory. While watching Bangladesh slide to defeat here in Dambulla, and checking on the Test I read the comment about not having an attacking spinner. What was Paul Adams - an no rude comments about his action either - if not an attacking spinner. His career was not well handled and largely, South African provincial captains have long been negative towards spinners. Denys Hobson played during the isolation years, but the late Eddie Barlow used him often when he went looking for a victory. Then Jackie McGlew suggested that Athol Rowan was an attacking spinner as well - no great figures. To suggest that South Africa have had no attacking spinner maligns Gogga ."

27.1

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, Top Edged but safe over midwicket. It was a short delivery and Smith goes for the pull and top edges it over the infield

27.2

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, gets forward to drive it for a single and gets off the mark

27.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, leans well forward to defend to short mid-on

27.4

Shillingford to Smith, 2 runs, quicker and shorter, not far from the off stump but the length allows Smith to back away and cut past backward point.

27.5

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, gets to his 28th Test fifty with a push past the non striker

27.6

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, <>B>top edge but again it falls safely. Amla goes for the sweep and top edges it to backward square-leg region. He didn't go hard with his drive.

Smith has a chat with Amla and both men are laughing by the end of it

End of over 28 (6 runs) South Africa 111/1

    • HM Amla 2 (10b)
    • GC Smith 50 (94b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 7-0-27-1
    • SJ Benn 9-3-26-0

Douglas: "Can we get one these messages from the text commentary through to the WI Selectors so they can explain why Travis Dowlin is picked as a Test opener over Dale Richards or Devon Smith? "

28.1

Rampaul to Amla, no run, short in length just outside off, punched to covers

28.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, fullish, coming in from just outside off, driven crisply to mid-off

28.3

Rampaul to Amla, no run, short in length outside off, Amla seems a touch early with his back-foot punch and mistimes the shot .. the ball rolls past the bowler

28.4

Rampaul to Amla, no run, short in length again, cut away neatly but straight to backward point.

28.5

Rampaul to Amla, no run, back of length, moving in from outside off, punched to extra cover

28.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, Another well-timed cut shot but Nash, at backward point, takes some pace off it with a lunging effort

End of over 29 (1 run) South Africa 112/1

    • HM Amla 3 (16b)
    • GC Smith 50 (94b 5x4 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 3-0-17-0
    • S Shillingford 7-0-27-1
29.1

Shillingford to Amla, no run, gets right back to defend to the on side

29.2

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, flighted full outside off stump, swept to long leg

29.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, Edged short of first slip. Smith was getting slightly ahead of himself there. He threatened to jump out too early and the bowler shortened the length. Smith then tried to defend and it too k the edge but short of first slip

29.4

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

29.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, stretches well forward to offer the full bat-face in defence

29.6

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, stays back to clip this one behind square-leg

End of over 30 (2 runs) South Africa 114/1

    • GC Smith 51 (98b 5x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 4 (18b)
    • S Shillingford 8-0-29-1
    • R Rampaul 3-0-17-0

Luke: "SA vs Aus [H and A] - Harris - 6 (Matches) 24 (wkts) 32.58 (Ave) 2.82(Econ) 69.1(SR) An ordinary outing vs England - and worse still if you compare it to Swann (failure# 1) Nothing of note in India (I cannot call it a failure after a quick look at Warne's first two series in India, not to mention Murali's, which, from memory, is not great either) Give him this series at least. A big failure here with no recognition for Botha would be disheartening and unfair to Johan...but Harris deserves this series. Neither Botha nor van de merve have done enough to convince me otherwise. "

30.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, gets forward and across to defend

30.2

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, wide outside off, short as well, cut to left of Nash at deep point ..

30.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, presses back to defend the short-of-length delivery

30.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, hurls this shorter and Smith pulls

30.5

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, Twhack! Another short delivery and Smith pulls it to deep square-leg region

30.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, fullish and driven to mid-off

Ben: "SA's spin bowling options will be interesting when Imran Tahir becomes available for selection. What a great attacking option he'd add!"

End of over 31 (4 runs) South Africa 118/1

    • GC Smith 55 (104b 5x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 4 (18b)
    • R Rampaul 4-0-21-0
    • S Shillingford 8-0-29-1
31.1

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, goes well back, opens the bat-face and glides it past the lone slip fielder in Bravo who rushes back

31.2

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to ease it past the non striker

31.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, on the middle, loopy good delivery, Amla smothers it

31.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run, moves down the track, the bowler shortens the length and Amla defends

31.5

Shillingford to Amla, no run, Shout for lbw but it hit him outside off. It was a dipping full toss and Amla went for the sweep and missed

31.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, full outside off, pushed out to covers

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 120/1

    • HM Amla 5 (23b)
    • GC Smith 56 (105b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 9-0-31-1
    • R Rampaul 4-0-21-0
32.1

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, he picked it from outside off and whipped the full-length delivery through midwicket

32.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full in length and outside off, squeezed out to backward point

32.3

Rampaul to Smith, 1 no ball, full pitched around off, that bat-face shuts as usual on the drive and the ball rolls back to the bowler

32.3

Rampaul to Smith, FOUR, But not this time. Neatly done off drive. It was really full, right in the slot, and Smith managed to make sure the bat-face didn't shut this time and drove it past the non striker

32.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, Back to the original programming. He reaches out and goes for the off drive but the bat-face shuts and the ball rolls out

32.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full in length, driven to covers

Drizzling again now. Hmm

32.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, full in length outside off, pushed out to the off sdie

The umpire have a chat regarding the situation and decide to continue.

End of over 33 (7 runs) South Africa 127/1

    • GC Smith 62 (112b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 5 (23b)
    • R Rampaul 5-0-28-0
    • S Shillingford 9-0-31-1

slip, short-leg and backward short-leg in

33.1

Shillingford to Amla, 2 runs, floated outside off, Amla goes back to guide it through backward point

Drizzle seems to have stopped.

33.2

Shillingford to Amla, no run, slip and short0leg in now . the backward short-leg has been taken off and that's where this ball goes! He went down the track and jabbed it off bat and pad

33.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, top spinner on the middle stump line, straigthens, Amla gets the bat in front of the pad to defend

33.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run, presses right back to nudge the off break to the off side

33.5

Shillingford to Amla, FOUR, Delicious hit. Amla sashays down the track and lifts it over to the straight boundary

33.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, stretches well forward to defend

End of over 34 (6 runs) South Africa 133/1

    • HM Amla 11 (29b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 62 (112b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 10-0-37-1
    • R Rampaul 5-0-28-0
34.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, short in length and well outside off, cut to backward point

34.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, pushes the length delivery to the off side

34.3

Rampaul to Smith, 2 runs, fuller, on the middle stump line, Smith works it past square-leg

34.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, And this time works the ball from outside off to mid-on

34.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, full pitched well outside off, driven wide of Bravo at mid-off. .quick single and Amla lost his bat as he tried to drag inside the crease and as he tried to land his foot inside the crease, it was still in the air when the throw missed the stumps

34.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, works this to the on side for a single

Chesters again: "I fully concur with Luke on the issue of Botha and Van der Merwe. The sad part is that Harris now has to transfer his skills to Gauteng as the Titans, with Van der Merwe have decided he will battle to get a game. That's a tough call when your country's top spinner has to pack his bags for another franchise. "

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 137/1

    • HM Amla 12 (30b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 65 (117b 6x4 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 6-0-32-0
    • S Shillingford 10-0-37-1

the backward short-leg is back

35.1

Shillingford to Amla, no run, goes well back to defend

35.2

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, good delivery, it dips on the advancing Amla who pushes it wide of the mid-on

35.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, gets on the back foot to punch it to covers

35.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, top spinner from round the stumps, tapped to midwicket

35.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, tossed full outside off stump, driven to mid-off

35.6

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, reaches forward, picks the full delivery from outside off and drives to long-on

End of over 36 (2 runs) South Africa 139/1

    • GC Smith 66 (121b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 13 (32b 1x4)
    • S Shillingford 11-0-39-1
    • R Rampaul 6-0-32-0
36.1

Roach to Smith, no run, on the front foot ,driven to mid-on

36.2

Roach to Smith, no run, full in length outside off, pushed to covers

36.3

Roach to Smith, 1 wide, and pushes this so wide outside off stump

36.3

Roach to Smith, no run, short in length, cut to point

36.4

Roach to Smith, no run, full and well outside off, another occasion where the bat-face shuts too early and the ball rolls out limply to the leg side

36.5

Roach to Smith, no run, pushes it across Smith who lets it go

36.6

Roach to Smith, no run, reaches across to drive the delivery to covers. ANother one well outside off. Flat track. Defensive.

End of over 37 (1 run) South Africa 140/1

    • GC Smith 66 (127b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 13 (32b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-19-0
    • S Shillingford 11-0-39-1
37.1

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it past square-leg

37.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, run of Amla missed. It was dabbed to the on side and there was a misunderstanding between the two. Amla rushes for a single and gets back in a hurry. He tries to get in the way of the throw and the stumps by moving diagonally across but was still short of the crease when the throw went past him and missed the stumps

37.3

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to on drive

37.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run

37.5

Shillingford to Amla, no run, Dowlin is hurt at square-leg,. It was swept hard and it crashed full on the neck, just under the helmet grill. Ouch!

The ice pack is being applied

37.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, stays back to jab it to the on side

End of over 38 (2 runs) South Africa 142/1

    • HM Amla 14 (36b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 67 (129b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 12-0-41-1
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-19-0
38.1

Roach to Smith, no run, the bouncer and it flies past Smith

38.2

Roach to Smith, 1 no ball, from round the stumps, another short delivery, Smith goes for the pull shot but doesn't connect. And it's a no ball.

38.2

Roach to Smith, 3 runs, short in length and outside off, Smith glides forward to just punch it, superbly timed, through covers

38.3

Roach to Amla, no run, in the zone outside off , moves away and Ramdin collects .. it moves away from the with the shiny side

38.4

Roach to Amla, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

38.5

Roach to Amla, no run, full and outside off and it again moves away with the shiny side .. Amla tries to stab it and is beaten

38.6

Roach to Amla, FOUR, Chris Gayle drops Oh dear. A regulation chance at this level It was a short-of-length delivery that shaped away with the shiny side, away from Amla, who went for a punchy on-the-up drive with the bat well away from the body. It went to right of first slip where Gayle was late to react and just didn't get his hands in right position. He should have caught that. Loose shot from Amla. And some signs of reverse happening

End of over 39 (8 runs) South Africa 150/1

    • HM Amla 18 (40b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 70 (132b 6x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 6-0-27-0
    • S Shillingford 12-0-41-1
39.1

Shillingford to Smith, 2 runs, gets forward to drive through the on side for couple for runs

39.2

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to clip it wide of midwicket

39.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, skips down the track and works it to midwicket

39.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run

39.5

Shillingford to Amla, no run

39.6

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, dips on Amla who pushes it to deep mid-on

End of over 40 (4 runs) South Africa 154/1

    • HM Amla 19 (44b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 73 (134b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 13-0-45-1
    • KAJ Roach 6-0-27-0
40.1

Roach to Amla, no run, short of length delivery outside off, punched of the back foot to covers

40.2

Roach to Amla, 1 run, fullish, outside off, Amla reaches out again, bat well away from the body, and squeezes it to backward point

40.3

Roach to Smith, 1 run, drops this one short and Smith, who was beaten on the pull in the previous over, pulls this one to deep midwicket

40.4

Roach to Amla, 1 no ball, fullish, nice delivery this, goes away with the shiny side and Amla allows it to pass him

40.4

Roach to Amla, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone again

The bowlers usually find it easier to use the shiny side and the get the ball back in. Roach has been consistently using it to move it away. Fine spell this.

40.5

Roach to Amla, no run, Another peach of a delivery. It tailed away late and Amla shoulders arms. Good cricket all around as that cliche goes

40.6

Roach to Amla, no run, reaches across to drive to covers

End of over 41 (3 runs) South Africa 157/1

    • HM Amla 20 (50b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 74 (135b 6x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 7-0-30-0
    • S Shillingford 13-0-45-1
41.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run

41.2

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

41.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, goes back to turn it to the on side

41.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, goes down the track and pushes it to covers

41.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, beaten on the cut. Extra bounce on that one and not far away from the off stump, Smith backed away and tried to cut but

41.6

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around the off stump, turns away, left alone. Fine over.

End of over 42 (maiden) South Africa 157/1

    • GC Smith 74 (141b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 20 (50b 2x4)
    • S Shillingford 14-1-45-1
    • KAJ Roach 7-0-30-0
42.1

Roach to Amla, no run, And this one comes back in. Amla had pressed his front foot across, stops the movement and gets the bat across in time to push the ball to the on side

42.2

Roach to Amla, 1 no ball, He can't get away from the no ball problem, though.

42.2

Roach to Amla, no run, fullish outside off, driven to covers

42.3

Roach to Amla, no run, in the zone outside off stump, again moves away with the shiny side, left alone

42.4

Roach to Amla, no run, short in length, moving away from Amla who again pushes well away from the body. He has not looked good today. Edgy. Scratchy

42.5

Roach to Amla, (no ball) FOUR, And as I say that, he reaches across to drive an overpitched delivery to point boundary. Nice little square drive. Another no ball and Roach kicks the ground

42.5

Roach to Amla, no run, in the channel outside off, Amla just about holds his bat and lets the ball fly through

42.6

Roach to Amla, no run, stays back to punch this one to the off side

As our South Africa fans may have noticed, the World Cup continues so follow all the action on ESPNsoccernet … Germany have lost, USA controversially drawn, and in under an hour its' England against Algeria.

End of over 43 (6 runs) South Africa 163/1

    • HM Amla 24 (58b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 74 (141b 6x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 8-0-36-0
    • S Shillingford 14-1-45-1
43.1

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, stays back to clip it through midwicket

43.2

Shillingford to Amla, no run, stretches forward to defend to the off side

43.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, moves down the track and pushes it towards the non striker and the bowler intercepts

43.4

Shillingford to Amla, 1 run, gets forward to on drive this one for a single

43.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, turns from the off stump line, defended on the back foot

43.6

Shillingford to Smith, no run, around the off stump, driven to the bowler

End of over 44 (2 runs) South Africa 165/1

    • GC Smith 75 (144b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 25 (61b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 15-1-47-1
    • KAJ Roach 8-0-36-0
44.1

Roach to Amla, no run, full delivery around off stump, defended to covers

44.2

Roach to Amla, no run, gets forward to stab the full delivery to the on side

44.3

Roach to Amla, 3 runs, reaches forward and across to drive through cover point. Shillingford pushed the ball back on to field of play and by the time Chanders came in to pick the ball, they get three

44.4

Roach to Smith, no run, full delivery on the middle and off, pushed out to mid-on

44.5

Roach to Smith, 1 run, full length delivery around off, driven uppishly but it falls well short of mid-off where Deonarine makes a mess of a regulation stop

44.6

Roach to Amla, no run, in the zone outside off, again tilting away, left alone

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 169/1

    • HM Amla 28 (65b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 76 (146b 6x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 9-0-40-0
    • S Shillingford 15-1-47-1

Slip and silly-point in

45.1

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep it for a single

45.2

Shillingford to Amla, no run, stays back to deflect to the on side

45.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, spins in towards the pad, jabbed to left of backward short-leg

45.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run, turns in to the middle, worked to midwicket

45.5

Shillingford to Amla, no run, around the off stump, jabbed of the inner edge to backward square-leg

45.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, flighted full outside off, driven to covers

Amla has looked pretty scratchy against Shillingford. Often he has picked him only of the pitch. But he has gained in confidence after that gayle drop.

End of over 46 (1 run) South Africa 170/1

    • HM Amla 28 (70b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 77 (147b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 16-1-48-1
    • KAJ Roach 9-0-40-0
46.1

Roach to Smith, 1 run, back of length, shortish, pulled away for a single

Andy Lee: "In response to Trevor Chesterfield's post (SA spinners) : Hobson was very exciting and could change a game, don't forget Alan Kourie (~1980), less flambount, but very effective. Cricinfo describes him as "slow left arm orthodox", he was brilliant in varying flight in spite of being orthodox. Pity he didn't get to play internationally. Any good spinners at schoolboy level in SA?"

46.2

Roach to Amla, 1 run, More poor stuff from Deonarine. This time at backward point. He just had to move couple of steps to his right to stop it and looked so awkward doing it. Hmmm ..

46.3

Roach to Smith, 1 run, clips this wide of midwicket for a single

46.4

Roach to Amla, no run, moving in towards off stump, deflected to midwicket

46.5

Roach to Amla, no run

46.6

Roach to Amla, no run, around that off stump, pushed out to covers

End of over 47 (3 runs) South Africa 173/1

    • HM Amla 29 (74b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 79 (149b 6x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 10-0-43-0
    • S Shillingford 16-1-48-1
47.1

Shillingford to Smith, no run, flighted delivery outside leg stump, defended to the on side

47.2

Shillingford to Smith, no run, Dropped by Chanderpaul OMG. What is happening out there? What a mess. Flat track and the bowlers are trying to produce some mistakes from the batsmen but they haven't been supported. Poor effort. Smith went for the sweep, against the turn, and hit it just above Chanderpaul , standing at square-leg, who went with both arms but couldn't hold on. Shillingford can't believe it

47.3

Shillingford to Smith, no run, gets forward to defend to the of side

47.4

Shillingford to Smith, no run, gets forward to squeeze it back to the bowler

47.5

Shillingford to Smith, no run, Shout for lbw. It landed just outside leg stump, moves in past the defensive prod and hits the pad

47.6

Shillingford to Smith, 1 run, gets forward to on drive wide of mid-on . .another fine over.

End of over 48 (1 run) South Africa 174/1

    • GC Smith 80 (155b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 29 (74b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 17-1-49-1
    • KAJ Roach 10-0-43-0
48.1

Deonarine to Smith, no run, around the leg stump, jabbed away

48.2

Deonarine to Smith, 1 run, short in length, around off, punched to long-on

48.3

Deonarine to Amla, 1 run, pushes it to wide mid-off

48.4

Deonarine to Smith, no run, gets forward to jab the full delivery to the on side

48.5

Deonarine to Smith, no run, skips down the track and drives to mid-off

48.6

Deonarine to Smith, no run, lands well outside leg, turns in to hit the pad

End of over 49 (2 runs) South Africa 176/1

    • GC Smith 81 (160b 6x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 30 (75b 3x4)
    • N Deonarine 1-0-2-0
    • S Shillingford 17-1-49-1
49.1

Shillingford to Amla, no run, gets down the track and takes the ball on the pad

49.2

Shillingford to Amla, no run, quicker, around off, tapped to backward short-leg

49.3

Shillingford to Amla, no run, gets forward to deflect it to Gayle at short midwicket

49.4

Shillingford to Amla, no run, moves down the track, the ball dips on him and hits the pad.

Fine bowling from Shillingford. Nice loop and dip

49.5

Shillingford to Amla, FOUR, Edged wide of Bravo at first slip. loopy delivery that dipped and straightened outside off.. Amla went for the off drive and edged it past Bravo

49.6

Shillingford to Amla, no run, gets forward to defend.

Shillingford has impressed on this flat track

End of over 50 (4 runs) South Africa 180/1

    • HM Amla 34 (81b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 81 (160b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 18-1-53-1
    • N Deonarine 1-0-2-0
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