South Africa tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain, Jun 10-13, 2010
South Africa won by 163 runs
10,11,12,13 June 2010 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Bravo b Shillingford 23 82 3 0 28.04
27.5 55.3 mph, 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 55/1
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Shillingford 31 93 2 0 33.33
31.4 55.4 mph, 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...." 68/3
View dismissal HM Amla c Bravo b Benn 2 9 0 0 22.22
30.2 55.8 mph, 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! 60/2
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Shillingford 28 65 1 0 43.07
47.5 56.2 mph, 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 107/5
View dismissal PL Harris c Shillingford b Benn 10 24 0 1 41.66
38.4 55.4 mph, 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 91/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Ramdin b Benn 68 145 5 0 46.89
91.1 52.6 mph, de Villiers has to go! Benn flights it outside off, de Villiers gets forward to drive but gets a thin edge to Ramdin, neat catch and he knows he's got him, de Villiers pauses at the crease for a few second and then walks 238/7
View dismissal AG Prince c Dowlin b Gayle 57 119 2 1 47.89
87.1 55.7 mph, Gayle does the trick! He comes round the wicket and angles it around the pads, Prince tries to work it to the on side but ends up tamely lobbing it to Dowlin at backward short leg 229/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c Pascal b Bravo 69 146 4 1 47.26
129.4 80.5 mph, Boucher's resistance finally ends, he gets under the bounce to a full delivery and scoops it towards wide long-on and Pascal takes a good catch almost over his head 352/10
View dismissal DW Steyn st †Ramdin b Benn 39 73 4 2 53.42
116.2 54.1 mph, Benn has his revenge against Steyn, he tosses it up outside off and invites the big hit, Steyn comes a long way down the track, heaves and misses, Ramdin does the rest 324/8
View dismissal M Morkel b Benn 2 10 0 0 20.00
120.2 54.2 mph, Benn's taken five! Flatter delivery from over the wicket, Morkel gets on his knee and fetches that from outside off to slog it away, gets a thick inside edge on to his off stump 330/9
LL Tsotsobe not out 3 18 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 9, lb 4, w 1, nb 6) 20
  Total (all out; 129.4 overs) 352 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  R Rampaul 19 3 56 0 2.94 87 7 0 (1w)
  NT Pascal 11 1 32 0 2.90 51 1 0 (6nb)
View wicket DJ Bravo 16.4 6 33 1 1.98 84 3 0
129.4 to Boucher, 80.5 mph, Boucher's resistance finally ends, he gets under the bounce to a full delivery and scoops it towards wide long-on and Pascal takes a good catch almost over his head 352/10
View wickets SJ Benn 47 9 120 5 2.55 214 7 2
30.2 to Amla, 55.8 mph, 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! 60/2
38.4 to Harris, 55.4 mph, 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 91/4
91.1 to de Villiers, 52.6 mph, de Villiers has to go! Benn flights it outside off, de Villiers gets forward to drive but gets a thin edge to Ramdin, neat catch and he knows he's got him, de Villiers pauses at the crease for a few second and then walks 238/7
116.2 to Steyn, 54.1 mph, Benn has his revenge against Steyn, he tosses it up outside off and invites the big hit, Steyn comes a long way down the track, heaves and misses, Ramdin does the rest 324/8
120.2 to Morkel, 54.2 mph, Benn's taken five! Flatter delivery from over the wicket, Morkel gets on his knee and fetches that from outside off to slog it away, gets a thick inside edge on to his off stump 330/9
View wickets S Shillingford 35 4 96 3 2.74 148 3 3
27.5 to Smith, 55.3 mph, 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 55/1
31.4 to Petersen, 55.4 mph, 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...." 68/3
47.5 to Kallis, 56.2 mph, 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 107/5
View wicket CH Gayle 1 0 2 1 2.00 5 0 0
87.1 to Prince, 55.7 mph, Gayle does the trick! He comes round the wicket and angles it around the pads, Prince tries to work it to the on side but ends up tamely lobbing it to Dowlin at backward short leg 229/6
  West Indies 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle* b Morkel 6 31 0 0 19.35
11.1 87.9 mph, Gayle gone now! Morkel strikes again and West Indies are in deep trouble. It was short and Gayle thought he could pull it away, it crept off the wicket, kept a touch low, took the bottom edge and crashed into Gayle's off stump 12/3
View dismissal TM Dowlin c Smith b Morkel 4 28 0 0 14.28
7.6 89.1 mph, gone this time! Morkel strikes! Back of a length on off stump, Dowlin leapt into an attempted defence, but it got big on him and took the shoulder of the bat, on it's way through to a tumbling Smith at first slip 7/1
View dismissal BP Nash c †Boucher b Morkel 1 3 0 0 33.33
9.1 87.6 mph, Morkel strikes again! Short ball that Nash desperately tried to sway inside the line of. It looked like it clipped the glove through to Boucher but was given not out. South Africa referred the decision and it was overturned after a series of replays. It looked very close but perhaps not enough evidence to overturn the original decision. 9/2
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c †Boucher b Steyn 26 85 3 0 30.58
36.3 89.8 mph, Got him! What a wickedly-delicious short delivery from round the stumps by Steyn. Another batsman done in by a bouncer on this slow track. It kicked up and reared towards the throat of Chanders who was caught on the shuffle and took his bottom-hand of the handle and offered the bat as a shield against the bouncer. The ball flew of the right glove and popped up to right of Boucher. 71/4
View dismissal N Deonarine b Steyn 29 78 3 0 37.17
38.5 87.5 mph, Oh dear! Bowled without offering a shot. Steyn has done it a few times to the Indian batsmen in the last series. Now he does it to a West Indian batsman. Watch out for the shiny side gentlemen. He delivered it from round the stumps and it kept coming in with the shiny side. Deonarine lunged forward and shouldered arms. Fatal mistake. Clatterrrrr! The off stump was pegged back. Just like the first delivery of this over actually .. he almost had got his man that time. 72/6
View dismissal DJ Bravo c †Boucher b Morkel 1 4 0 0 25.00
37.1 86.9 mph, Oh dear what is happening out there? Another short delivery, another wicket. It was dug in short outside off and it actually doesn't climb much on the slow track. Bravo thinks it will and not only shapes to duck but takes his eyes of the ball. Mistake. And he hangs his bat out as well. Huge mistake.The ball clipped the glove en route to the keeper. It was not even chest-high .. it was just around the stomach ... 72/5
D Ramdin not out 25 31 4 0 80.64
View dismissal S Shillingford lbw b Steyn 0 1 0 0 0.00
38.6 90.4 mph, Absolutely Plumb. Dead duck. That shiny side again. That late movement again. Shillingford out for a first-ball duck on his debut. It veered in late, with the shiny side and at some pace. Shilingford just stood there almost transfixed. Definitely done by the movement and for pace. The ball shaped in and hit the back pad in front of off and middle. Very easy decision for Asad Rauf 72/7
View dismissal SJ Benn b Steyn 0 5 0 0 0.00
40.4 90.1 mph, Clatterrrrrr! Wicket no 200 for Steyn. Whaddaplayaaaaaa! Take a bow Steyn - fourth fastest bowler to get there. It has been a treat to watch him for the last couple of years. Benn was just part of Steyn's personal history. Victim no 200. There was never any doubt that Benn wasn't going to long last. It was a full length delivery from round the stumps at some pace. Benn had a waft and lost his off stump. 200 from just 39 Test matches. Average around 23. And 13 five-wicket hauls. You beauty! 75/8
View dismissal R Rampaul b Steyn 0 2 0 0 0.00
40.6 88.7 mph, Amazing scenes here. Ship wreck! West Indies have been hit on their solar plexus and reeling. Another pacy length delivery that came in with the shiny side. Too fast. Too good. Rampaul shoulders arms only to hear the death knell. Why o why would you want to leave it? 75/9
View dismissal NT Pascal c Petersen b Kallis 2 16 0 0 12.50
47.1 87.6 mph, Well that does it. It was a short delivery outside off stump and Pascal goes for that flamboyant swat-pull of his. And he holes out to midwicket. Oh well. West Indies bowled out 102. They were 71 for 3 at one point. It was quite a mad afternoon. This is West Indies' lowest total against South Africa 102/10
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 2, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 47.1 overs) 102 (2.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 14 5 29 5 2.07 70 3 0 (1w)
36.3 to Chanderpaul, 89.8 mph, Got him! What a wickedly-delicious short delivery from round the stumps by Steyn. Another batsman done in by a bouncer on this slow track. It kicked up and reared towards the throat of Chanders who was caught on the shuffle and took his bottom-hand of the handle and offered the bat as a shield against the bouncer. The ball flew of the right glove and popped up to right of Boucher. 71/4
38.5 to Deonarine, 87.5 mph, Oh dear! Bowled without offering a shot. Steyn has done it a few times to the Indian batsmen in the last series. Now he does it to a West Indian batsman. Watch out for the shiny side gentlemen. He delivered it from round the stumps and it kept coming in with the shiny side. Deonarine lunged forward and shouldered arms. Fatal mistake. Clatterrrrr! The off stump was pegged back. Just like the first delivery of this over actually .. he almost had got his man that time. 72/6
38.6 to Shillingford, 90.4 mph, Absolutely Plumb. Dead duck. That shiny side again. That late movement again. Shillingford out for a first-ball duck on his debut. It veered in late, with the shiny side and at some pace. Shilingford just stood there almost transfixed. Definitely done by the movement and for pace. The ball shaped in and hit the back pad in front of off and middle. Very easy decision for Asad Rauf 72/7
40.4 to Benn, 90.1 mph, Clatterrrrrr! Wicket no 200 for Steyn. Whaddaplayaaaaaa! Take a bow Steyn - fourth fastest bowler to get there. It has been a treat to watch him for the last couple of years. Benn was just part of Steyn's personal history. Victim no 200. There was never any doubt that Benn wasn't going to long last. It was a full length delivery from round the stumps at some pace. Benn had a waft and lost his off stump. 200 from just 39 Test matches. Average around 23. And 13 five-wicket hauls. You beauty! 75/8
40.6 to Rampaul, 88.7 mph, Amazing scenes here. Ship wreck! West Indies have been hit on their solar plexus and reeling. Another pacy length delivery that came in with the shiny side. Too fast. Too good. Rampaul shoulders arms only to hear the death knell. Why o why would you want to leave it? 75/9
View wickets M Morkel 13 7 19 4 1.46 69 2 0 (1w)
7.6 to Dowlin, 89.1 mph, gone this time! Morkel strikes! Back of a length on off stump, Dowlin leapt into an attempted defence, but it got big on him and took the shoulder of the bat, on it's way through to a tumbling Smith at first slip 7/1
9.1 to Nash, 87.6 mph, Morkel strikes again! Short ball that Nash desperately tried to sway inside the line of. It looked like it clipped the glove through to Boucher but was given not out. South Africa referred the decision and it was overturned after a series of replays. It looked very close but perhaps not enough evidence to overturn the original decision. 9/2
11.1 to Gayle, 87.9 mph, Gayle gone now! Morkel strikes again and West Indies are in deep trouble. It was short and Gayle thought he could pull it away, it crept off the wicket, kept a touch low, took the bottom edge and crashed into Gayle's off stump 12/3
37.1 to Bravo, 86.9 mph, Oh dear what is happening out there? Another short delivery, another wicket. It was dug in short outside off and it actually doesn't climb much on the slow track. Bravo thinks it will and not only shapes to duck but takes his eyes of the ball. Mistake. And he hangs his bat out as well. Huge mistake.The ball clipped the glove en route to the keeper. It was not even chest-high .. it was just around the stomach ... 72/5
  LL Tsotsobe 8 0 18 0 2.25 38 1 0 (1nb)
  PL Harris 6 1 25 0 4.16 24 4 0
View wicket JH Kallis 6.1 2 6 1 0.97 32 0 0
47.1 to Pascal, 87.6 mph, Well that does it. It was a short delivery outside off stump and Pascal goes for that flamboyant swat-pull of his. And he holes out to midwicket. Oh well. West Indies bowled out 102. They were 71 for 3 at one point. It was quite a mad afternoon. This is West Indies' lowest total against South Africa 102/10
  South Africa 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* b Benn 90 173 7 0 52.02
55.3 61.9 mph, gone! Benn gets another and no debate here! Poor old Smith doesn't reach his hundred after all, trying to sweep, gets too far inside it and the ball canons into leg stump. He's missed that sweep all morning and just came too far across his stumps here 178/4
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Benn 22 48 2 1 45.83
15.6 55.7 mph, Trapped in front. Alviro has a chat with Smith about UDRS and Smith says nah mate i think you are out and Alviro walks away. It was dead plumb. It landed on a length around off and skidded towards middle. Petersen went forward to defend but pushed outside the line. He didn't pick that one well. Trapped! 56/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Deonarine b Shillingford 5 20 1 0 25.00
22.2 52.6 mph, Nicely done. Amla fell right into the trap. There was a short extra cover. the plan was simple. Flight it outside off, make him drive , get it to dip on him, and force a mistake. Amla leaned forward to drive and couldn't keep it down. 79/2
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Benn 40 67 4 1 59.70
45.5 54.7 mph, well, this is unexpected. Kallis has been given out lbw, eventually, by the on-field umpire. It struck him outside the line, but Kallis was hiding the bat behind the pad, it would have hit off stump so it looks a good decision. Kallis referred it, but the original decision was upheld and Kallis is furious. Good bowling from Benn, and good umpiring. 157/3
AB de Villiers not out 19 43 1 0 44.18
AG Prince not out 16 25 2 0 64.00
Extras (b 6, lb 3, nb 5) 14
  Total (4 wickets dec; 61.5 overs) 206 (3.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  R Rampaul 6 2 21 0 3.50 26 2 0 (1nb)
  NT Pascal 6 1 27 0 4.50 26 4 0 (4nb)
View wickets SJ Benn 24.5 3 74 3 2.97 110 7 1
15.6 to Petersen, 55.7 mph, Trapped in front. Alviro has a chat with Smith about UDRS and Smith says nah mate i think you are out and Alviro walks away. It was dead plumb. It landed on a length around off and skidded towards middle. Petersen went forward to defend but pushed outside the line. He didn't pick that one well. Trapped! 56/1
45.5 to Kallis, 54.7 mph, well, this is unexpected. Kallis has been given out lbw, eventually, by the on-field umpire. It struck him outside the line, but Kallis was hiding the bat behind the pad, it would have hit off stump so it looks a good decision. Kallis referred it, but the original decision was upheld and Kallis is furious. Good bowling from Benn, and good umpiring. 157/3
55.3 to Smith, 61.9 mph, gone! Benn gets another and no debate here! Poor old Smith doesn't reach his hundred after all, trying to sweep, gets too far inside it and the ball canons into leg stump. He's missed that sweep all morning and just came too far across his stumps here 178/4
View wicket S Shillingford 21 2 66 1 3.14 82 3 1
22.2 to Amla, 52.6 mph, Nicely done. Amla fell right into the trap. There was a short extra cover. the plan was simple. Flight it outside off, make him drive , get it to dip on him, and force a mistake. Amla leaned forward to drive and couldn't keep it down. 79/2
  DJ Bravo 4 1 9 0 2.25 20 1 0
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 457 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle* lbw b Morkel 73 106 9 1 68.86
34.2 87.8 mph, Trapped! Dead Plumb! It was a full length delivery, from round the stumps, landed just outside off and moved in. Gayle had pressed his front leg across and tried to bring his bat around the pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad on the off and middle line. It would have crashed into the middle stump. Morne strikes at the start of his new spell to terminate a good knock from Gayle. Now will we see a procession? Will we see a fight? 114/4
View dismissal TM Dowlin lbw b Morkel 1 3 0 0 33.33
1.1 88.9 mph, Given out lbw. Dowlin was looking to walk off but Gayle suggests him to go for the UDRS It landed back of length outside off stump and cut in. Dowlin went back and across to defend but was late in bringing the bat down and was hit on the line of the off stump. Hawk eye suggests it would hit the top of the off stump. Gayle perhaps thought that since it hit him just above the knee roll, the height might be in question. But as the replays suggest, it would have hit the very top of the off stump. Asad Rauf has a discussion with Simon Taufel and raises his finger. West Indies lose their first wicket. Again very early. 2/1
View dismissal BP Nash c †Boucher b Steyn 13 16 2 0 81.25
6.4 87.2 mph, And he is gone this time! It looked as if it was going to happen. Full in length and this one straightened outside off. Nash got nowhere close to the line of the delivery, just had a waft at it, bat well away from the body, the back foot actually going back and struck on the leg stump line and edges it to a delighted Boucher. Nash never looked in. 39/2
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c de Villiers b Kallis 15 48 1 0 31.25
25.4 86.8 mph, Kallis strikes. He is going to be more than just handy on this track with his off cutters. It was a short-of-length delivery that cut away from Chanderpaul who tried to punch on the up, ala Gayle, and ended up edging it straight to second slip. 94/3
View dismissal N Deonarine lbw b Steyn 23 61 1 0 37.70
45.3 89.5 mph, Got him! That round-the-stumps angle works again. Deonarine asks for UDRS It landed on a length outside off and moved in. Deonarine stays back, moves across the stumps and tries to work it to the on side but misses. The ball hits him in front of middle and would have taken out the leg stump. No doubt about that. Asad Rauf's original decision stays and West Indies slip further. 152/5
View dismissal DJ Bravo c Prince b Harris 49 74 4 2 66.21
56.6 51.8 mph, That outside leg-stump line has worked! It was flighted outside leg and Bravo got outside the line and went for his whippy flick but hit it straight to short midwicket! A stylish innings but it's over now. Harris screams in delight. Prince does a little jig. Yet again. Bravo flatters to deceive. Questions will be asked about the need to play that kind of flamboyant shot but that's how he has been playing (and getting out) for a long long time now. Who will bell the cat? When will Bravo learn that attractive 40's are not going to save the day? When will he, I dare say, grow up? 192/6
View dismissal D Ramdin c de Villiers b Tsotsobe 9 43 0 0 20.93
59.3 78.6 mph, First Test wicket for Tsotsobe. A just reward for his persistence but got to say a pretty poor shot from Ramdin. It's a slow wicket. There is a short extra cover in place and you don't drive away from the body like this. But he did. It was a full length delivery outside off and Ramdin tried to drive on the up and finds the man. Oh well. Just three more now. 194/7
View dismissal S Shillingford c Petersen b Harris 27 39 4 1 69.23
74.2 48.7 mph, But he is gone now. The fun from the spin twins is over. Shillingford ran down the track for the big lofted hit but ended up lobbing a dolly to covers. And then they were one. 264/9
View dismissal SJ Benn lbw b Petersen 42 55 8 0 76.36
73.5 51.2 mph, Trapped in front! Petersen's first Test wicket. His fourth first-class wicket. Ever. It landed just outside off and slid in. Benn pushed outside the line and was caught plumb in front. Entertaining knock from Benn ends. 260/8
R Rampaul not out 18 27 2 0 66.66
View dismissal NT Pascal b Steyn 10 11 2 0 90.90
80.3 82.8 mph, South Africa crush West Indies with a day to spare. It was a length delivery outside off stump and Pascal tries to play a flamboyant swat-pull - he was out playing the same shot in the first innings - and ended up edging it to the stumps. SA win by 163 runs. Comprehensive. SA lead the three-game series 1-0. 293/10
Extras (b 11, lb 2) 13
  Total (all out; 80.3 overs) 293 (3.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets DW Steyn 15.3 1 65 3 4.19 65 9 0
6.4 to Nash, 87.2 mph, And he is gone this time! It looked as if it was going to happen. Full in length and this one straightened outside off. Nash got nowhere close to the line of the delivery, just had a waft at it, bat well away from the body, the back foot actually going back and struck on the leg stump line and edges it to a delighted Boucher. Nash never looked in. 39/2
45.3 to Deonarine, 89.5 mph, Got him! That round-the-stumps angle works again. Deonarine asks for UDRS It landed on a length outside off and moved in. Deonarine stays back, moves across the stumps and tries to work it to the on side but misses. The ball hits him in front of middle and would have taken out the leg stump. No doubt about that. Asad Rauf's original decision stays and West Indies slip further. 152/5
80.3 to Pascal, 82.8 mph, South Africa crush West Indies with a day to spare. It was a length delivery outside off stump and Pascal tries to play a flamboyant swat-pull - he was out playing the same shot in the first innings - and ended up edging it to the stumps. SA win by 163 runs. Comprehensive. SA lead the three-game series 1-0. 293/10
View wickets M Morkel 12 3 49 2 4.08 51 4 1
1.1 to Dowlin, 88.9 mph, Given out lbw. Dowlin was looking to walk off but Gayle suggests him to go for the UDRS It landed back of length outside off stump and cut in. Dowlin went back and across to defend but was late in bringing the bat down and was hit on the line of the off stump. Hawk eye suggests it would hit the top of the off stump. Gayle perhaps thought that since it hit him just above the knee roll, the height might be in question. But as the replays suggest, it would have hit the very top of the off stump. Asad Rauf has a discussion with Simon Taufel and raises his finger. West Indies lose their first wicket. Again very early. 2/1
34.2 to Gayle, 87.8 mph, Trapped! Dead Plumb! It was a full length delivery, from round the stumps, landed just outside off and moved in. Gayle had pressed his front leg across and tried to bring his bat around the pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad on the off and middle line. It would have crashed into the middle stump. Morne strikes at the start of his new spell to terminate a good knock from Gayle. Now will we see a procession? Will we see a fight? 114/4
View wicket LL Tsotsobe 13 5 20 1 1.53 64 1 0
59.3 to Ramdin, 78.6 mph, First Test wicket for Tsotsobe. A just reward for his persistence but got to say a pretty poor shot from Ramdin. It's a slow wicket. There is a short extra cover in place and you don't drive away from the body like this. But he did. It was a full length delivery outside off and Ramdin tried to drive on the up and finds the man. Oh well. Just three more now. 194/7
View wickets PL Harris 26.3 3 91 2 3.43 114 11 2
56.6 to Bravo, 51.8 mph, That outside leg-stump line has worked! It was flighted outside leg and Bravo got outside the line and went for his whippy flick but hit it straight to short midwicket! A stylish innings but it's over now. Harris screams in delight. Prince does a little jig. Yet again. Bravo flatters to deceive. Questions will be asked about the need to play that kind of flamboyant shot but that's how he has been playing (and getting out) for a long long time now. Who will bell the cat? When will Bravo learn that attractive 40's are not going to save the day? When will he, I dare say, grow up? 192/6
74.2 to Shillingford, 48.7 mph, But he is gone now. The fun from the spin twins is over. Shillingford ran down the track for the big lofted hit but ended up lobbing a dolly to covers. And then they were one. 264/9
View wicket JH Kallis 11 3 49 1 4.45 49 7 1
25.4 to Chanderpaul, 86.8 mph, Kallis strikes. He is going to be more than just handy on this track with his off cutters. It was a short-of-length delivery that cut away from Chanderpaul who tried to punch on the up, ala Gayle, and ended up edging it straight to second slip. 94/3
  GC Smith 0.3 0 4 0 8.00 2 1 0
View wicket AN Petersen 2 1 2 1 1.00 11 0 0
73.5 to Benn, 51.2 mph, Trapped in front! Petersen's first Test wicket. His fourth first-class wicket. Ever. It landed just outside off and slid in. Benn pushed outside the line and was caught plumb in front. Entertaining knock from Benn ends. 260/8

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - LL Tsotsobe (South Africa); NT Pascal and S Shillingford (West Indies)
Player of the match - DW Steyn (South Africa)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - SJA Taufel (Australia)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - NA Malcolm
Close of play
  • Thu, 10 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 70/3 (JH Kallis 6*, PL Harris 0*, 34 ov)
  • Fri, 11 Jun - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 352
  • Sat, 12 Jun - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 155/2 (GC Smith 79*, JH Kallis 40*, 43.3 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 293 (80.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Rain: South Africa - 0/0
    • Lunch: South Africa - 0/0
    • Rain: South Africa - 0/0
    • Tea: South Africa - 45/0 in 21.0 overs (GC Smith 18, AN Petersen 23)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 24.1 overs (147 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 147 balls (GC Smith 22, AN Petersen 25, Ex 4)
    • Over 26.6: Referral by West Indies, Batsman- AN Peterson, Umpire- SJ Davis (Struck down)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 59/1 in 29.0 overs (AN Petersen 31, HM Amla 1)
    • Over 31.4: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- AN Peterson, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 70/3 in 34.0 overs (JH Kallis 6, PL Harris 0)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 70/3 in 34.0 overs (JH Kallis 6, PL Harris 0)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 43.5 overs (265 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: South Africa - 107/5 in 47.5 overs (AB de Villiers 5)
    • Over 53.1: Referral by West Indies, Batsman- AB de Villiers, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 146/5 in 61.0 overs (AB de Villiers 24, AG Prince 20)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 61.5 overs (373 balls), Extras 8
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (AB de Villiers 24, AG Prince 26, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 190/5 in 73.0 overs (AB de Villiers 40, AG Prince 42)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 75.5 overs (459 balls), Extras 14
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 106 balls (4 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 193 balls (AB de Villiers 45, AG Prince 49, Ex 6)
    • AG Prince: 50 off 98 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 229/6 in 87.1 overs (AB de Villiers 64)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 92.6 overs (562 balls), Extras 15
    • Tea: South Africa - 277/7 in 105.0 overs (MV Boucher 26, DW Steyn 17)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 281/7 after 106.4 overs (MV Boucher 30, DW Steyn 17)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (MV Boucher 32, DW Steyn 17, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 112.3 overs (682 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: South Africa - 324/8 in 116.2 overs (MV Boucher 46)
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 102 balls (3 x 4)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 127.4 overs (773 balls), Extras 20
    • West Indies 1st innings
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 0/0
    • Over 9.1: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- BP Nash, Umpire- SJ Davis (Upheld)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 12/2 in 11.0 overs (CH Gayle 6, S Chanderpaul 0)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 39/3 in 21.0 overs (S Chanderpaul 10, N Deonarine 16)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 24.6 overs (152 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (S Chanderpaul 23, N Deonarine 27, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 65/3 in 33.0 overs (S Chanderpaul 24, N Deonarine 27)
    • Over 35.6: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- S Chanderpaul, Umpire- SJ Davis (Struck down)
    • Over 42.5: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- NT Pascal, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 84/9 in 44.0 overs (D Ramdin 8, NT Pascal 2)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 46.3 overs (282 balls), Extras 8
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 102/10 in 47.1 overs (D Ramdin 25)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Tea: South Africa - 18/0 in 7.0 overs (GC Smith 14, AN Petersen 3)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (79 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (GC Smith 29, AN Petersen 20, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 78/1 in 22.0 overs (GC Smith 46, HM Amla 5)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 78 balls (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (175 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (GC Smith 23, JH Kallis 25, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 41.4 overs (254 balls), Extras 8
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 155/2 in 43.3 overs (GC Smith 79, JH Kallis 40)
    • Over 45.5: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- JH Kallis, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 185/4 in 58.0 overs (AB de Villiers 13, AG Prince 5)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 61.3 overs (374 balls), Extras 13
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 206/4 in 61.5 overs (AB de Villiers 19*, AG Prince 16*)
    • West Indies 2nd innings
    • Over 1.1: Referral by West Indies, Batsman- TM Dowlin, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: West Indies - 62/2 in 14.0 overs (CH Gayle 42, S Chanderpaul 6)
    • CH Gayle: 50 off 62 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (CH Gayle 31, S Chanderpaul 15, Ex 4)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 28.2 overs (170 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: West Indies - 103/3 in 29.0 overs (CH Gayle 68, N Deonarine 0)
    • Over 36.3: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- N Deonarine, Umpire- SJ Davis (Struck down)
    • Over 37.3: Referral by South Africa, Batsman- DJ Bravo, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Tea: West Indies - 139/4 in 41.0 overs (N Deonarine 21, DJ Bravo 5)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 44.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 45.3: Referral by West Indies, Batsman- N Deonarine, Umpire- Asad Rauf (Struck down)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 192/5 in 55.0 overs (DJ Bravo 49, D Ramdin 7)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 61.3 overs (369 balls), Extras 11
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (S Shillingford 17, SJ Benn 32, Ex 1)
    • West Indies: 250 runs in 71.6 overs (432 balls), Extras 12
    • New Ball Taken: West Indies 289/9 after 80.1 overs (R Rampaul 18, NT Pascal 6)
 
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