ICC World Twenty20, 10th Match, Group D: New Zealand v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 9, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 10th match, Group D
South Africa won by 1 run
Played at Lord's, London (neutral venue)
9 June 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Mills to Smith, no run, good stuff, hits a good length and shapes away from Smith, who feels for it and gets beaten by the good carry through to McGlashan ... Peter, that is, not our Andrew


Mills to Smith, 1 run, too full and Smith leans into a square-drive, but Guptill throws himself around at point and takes some pace off the ball, thats good work by the fielder

South Africa 4/0   GC Smith 1* (2b)

Oram to Smith, no run, starts off well, right up there on off stump to get Smith defending staunchly


Oram to Smith, 1 run, walks across his stumps to try and do something different, but the ball is too full and he ends up turning it toward the midwicket region


Oram to Smith, no run, good ball, pitches on a length and swings away, Smith tentatively pushes down the wrong line and gets beaten

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 2* (5b)

Mills to Smith, 1 run, pitches outside leg stump and Smith works it past square leg

South Africa 16/0   GC Smith 3* (6b)

Oram to Smith, 1 run, change of pace, hits a good length, Smith runs it wide of point


Oram to Smith, no run, well fielded, Taylor! Smith makes room and throws the bat at a wide one, absolutely nailing a square drive, but Taylor intercepts superbly at cover


Oram to Smith, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, slower ball, Smith turns it away


Oram to Smith, 1 wide, down the leg side, Smith uses his feet to try and flick but misses


Oram to Smith, 1 run, drags it short and in a jiffy Smith short-arm-jabs the ball past midwicket but there's cover in the deep in the form of a sweeper so he gets just a single

South Africa 28/0   GC Smith 6* (10b)

Butler to Smith, FOUR, offers some room outside off stump, allowing Smith free the arms and slice that over backward point, third man hustles but cannot cut it off


Butler to Smith, no run, still a tad wide and Smith, without much footwork, chases it in the air toward backward point where the ball drops just short of Nathan McCullum


Butler to Smith, 1 run, straighter ball and he works it across the stumps for a single


Butler to Smith, 1 run, pitches it up outside off stump, Smith reaches out and drags the ball down just wide of mid-on for a single

South Africa 35/0   GC Smith 12* (14b 1x4)

Diamanti to Smith, 1 run, hits a wide length first up and Smith dabs, getting third man into play


Diamanti to Smith, FOUR, goes back around when Smith is on strike and bowls a terrible ball, short and wide, so Smith reaches out and slaps the long hop past the fielders for four


Diamanti to Smith, 1 run, searches for the yorker, doesn't quite nail it, and Smith makes room only to get an inside edge to the on side as he heaves at the straight delivery


Diamanti to Smith, FOUR, wrong line, Diamanti continues to struggle, this one's in the slot and angling into leg stump so all Smith has to do is clear the front leg and go over mid-on for four

South Africa 47/0   GC Smith 22* (18b 3x4)

NL McCullum to Smith, 1 run, slows it up, tosses it just outside off, Smith whips it past midwicket

South Africa 49/0   GC Smith 23* (19b 3x4)

Butler to Smith, OUT, smart fielding at short midwicket! Butler drops it short of a length, it sits up and Smith short-arm-jabs it to the on side where Brendon McCullum intercepts and immediately releases and under-arm fling to the other end as Kallis is out of his crease, he has to turn back and stretch the bat out but McCullum finds his mark and Kallis is out by an inch. Very quick work from McCullum

JH Kallis run out 24 (36m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 104.34


Butler to Smith, no run, back of a length on the stumps and Smith works it to the fielder


Butler to Smith, 1 run, hits a length, angles away, Smith dabs it fine and Gibbs says come on

South Africa 50/1   GC Smith 24* (22b 3x4)

NL McCullum to Smith, no run, comes out and tries to whip the ball away but McCullum fields it


NL McCullum to Smith, no run, faster one, no turn, Smith dabs to point but gets sent back by Gibbs


NL McCullum to Smith, no run, wee bit of room, Smith gets over the ball and cuts it toward cover


NL McCullum to Smith, 1 run, tosses it up, Smith comes onto the front foot and drives to extra cover


NL McCullum to Smith, 1 run, tossed up full and flat on the pads, thats clipped wide of square leg

South Africa 53/1   GC Smith 26* (27b 3x4)

Diamanti to Smith, 2 runs, hits a length outside off and Smith drives hard past extra cover


Diamanti to Smith, no run, slants down Smith's pads but he eases it straight to the fielder


Diamanti to Smith, no run, backs away a foot or so and drills a wide length ball to the off side, but Taylor stands in the way and saves at least a couple


Diamanti to Smith, 1 leg bye, slower ball down the leg side again, Smith brushes it to short fine


Diamanti to Smith, FOUR, directs a full and straight ball right on middle and off, dangerously Smith backs away, exposing all the sticks, and slashes the ball over point for four

South Africa 61/1   GC Smith 32* (32b 4x4)

Styris to Smith, 1 run, again he pitches it up just outside off stump, one of those seam-up wobblers, and Smith reaches out and tries to get six but miscues it over midwicket and it lands safely

South Africa 63/1   GC Smith 33* (33b 4x4)

Butler to Smith, no run, full toss outside off stump which he punches to cover


Butler to Smith, OUT, thats gone straight through Smith! Butler comes back and strikes immediately, pitching the ball up just outside leg stump and getting some shape, Smith plays all over the ball as he attempts to on-drive and middle and leg stumps are shattered

GC Smith b Butler 33 (55m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 94.28

South Africa 63/3   GC Smith 33 (35b 4x4)





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