ICC World Twenty20, 17th Match, Group E: South Africa v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 13, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 17th match, Group E
South Africa won by 20 runs
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
13 June 2009 (20-over match)

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, angling across, played with an open face towards point

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 1* (1b)

Edwards to Smith, no run, back of a length, gets it high, defended towards Bravo at that short-point position


Edwards to Smith, no run, yorker, 138ks, Smith looks to dig it out but is beaten outside off


Edwards to Smith, no run, another full delivery, on the stumps this time, driven down to mid-on


Edwards to Smith, FOUR, this is very well timed, fast length delivery across him, driven, bounces over Bravo at short point and runs away


Edwards to Smith, FOUR, nice, classical straight drive, overpitched this time, and Smith goes straight, not much muscle in it, just timing down the ground


Edwards to Smith, no run, doesn't give him driving length this time, hit down to mid-off, powerfully enough for them to not contemplate a single

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 9* (7b 2x4)

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, there it is, the first misfield, full delivery played towards short midwicket, where Dwayne Bravo doesn't get down properly and lets through one

South Africa 22/0   GC Smith 10* (8b 2x4)

Edwards to Smith, no run, back of a length, angling across, Smith swings and misses, there was some movement away


Edwards to Smith, 1 run, stays back of a length, steered down to third man

South Africa 27/0   GC Smith 11* (10b 2x4)

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, shot, driven on the up, lovely shot, it was short of a length, but Smith stood tall, got the width and crashed it through covers


Bravo to Smith, FOUR, another smart shot, slower ball, from round the stumps, angling in, Smith knows the fine leg is up, he delays the shot, gets enough bat to beat the fielder and gets four


Bravo to Smith, no run, looks for the big loft over the bowler's head, and plays down the wrong line


Bravo to Smith, FOUR, another superb on-the-up drive, angling across, Smith stands tall again and gets on the top of the bounce, and goes through extra cover this time

South Africa 45/0   GC Smith 23* (14b 5x4)

Benn to Smith, 2 runs, flights it, Smith clears the front leg, looks to go down the ground, but gets the splice of the bat and clears in-fielders on the off side


Benn to Smith, FOUR, lucky this time, makes room, looking to go over extra, Benn follows him, gets the nick, pretty thick, and it flies to the third-man boundary


Benn to Smith, 2 runs, steps out and goes towards wide long-on, where Chanderpaul makes a good running save to his left


Benn to Smith, OUT, he has manufactured one shot too many, makes room again, finds the ball a bit short, goes through with the shot, the thick outside edge lobs it to backward point

GC Smith c Fletcher b Benn 31 (29m 18b 6x4 0x6) SR: 172.22

South Africa 54/1   GC Smith 31 (18b 6x4)





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