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)

Benn to Gibbs, no run, full, angled into him, played in front of his pad, towards short midwicket

South Africa 54/1   HH Gibbs 0* (1b)

Pollard to Gibbs, no run, stays back of a length, on the stumps, turned to short midwicket


Pollard to Gibbs, FOUR, sweeps this one away, likes the gentle medium-pace, gets on a knee, and capitalises on the fine leg being in


Pollard to Gibbs, FOUR, four lucky runs this time, flashes outside off, gets a big inside edge, and gets four to fine leg


Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, angled into the pads, gets one to deep backward square

South Africa 64/1   HH Gibbs 9* (5b 2x4)

Benn to Gibbs, no run, slows it up a bit, Gibbs plays it in front of his pad


Benn to Gibbs, no run, flighted again, Gibbs plays for the spin, but this one goes with the arm


Benn to Gibbs, no run, quicker now, 69mph, played back to Benn


Benn to Gibbs, no run, slower again, angled in, turned around the corner, but straight to short fine, good comeback after the first-ball four

South Africa 70/1   HH Gibbs 9* (9b 2x4)

Gayle to Gibbs, no run, flighted outside off, some turn, big shout too, but Benson thinks it's too high


Gayle to Gibbs, no run, flat and full, played straight to midwicket


Gayle to Gibbs, FOUR, clears the front leg and flat-bats this full delivery straight, superb placement


Gayle to Gibbs, 2 runs, good batting, now just bunts this into the on side and runs very hard to get two


Gayle to Gibbs, no run, flat, and full, played back to the bowler

South Africa 77/1   HH Gibbs 15* (14b 3x4)

Benn to Gibbs, FOUR, steps out and makes room, Benn throws it wide, Gibbs recovers well, opens the face more and gets it over point


Benn to Gibbs, 1 run, flighted outside off, gets one to long-off


Benn to Gibbs, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, driven down the ground

South Africa 85/1   HH Gibbs 21* (17b 4x4)

Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, slower, wide, and cut away to sweeper-cover


Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, steps out, Bravo bowls a slower one, Gibbs goes straight, and gets one to long-on

South Africa 90/1   HH Gibbs 23* (19b 4x4)

Simmons to Gibbs, FOUR, and is welcome with open arms by Gibbs, who clears his front leg and lofts this full delivery straight down the ground, it reaches the ropes on a half-volley


Simmons to Gibbs, no run, short, angling across, played straight to short third, wrong ball to bowl, Simmons is lucky here


Simmons to Gibbs, 1 run, full delivery, looks for the big loft, but gets an inside edge for one


Simmons to Gibbs, 1 run, full, opens the face to get one to short third man

South Africa 106/2   HH Gibbs 29* (23b 5x4)

Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, full, outside off, and played for one to extra cover


Pollard to Gibbs, 2 runs, steps out, yorks himself, but plays it to wide of mid-on and gets two


Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, Pollard stays full, driven down the ground for one


Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, driven on the up, down to long-off

South Africa 113/2   HH Gibbs 34* (27b 5x4)

Simmons to Gibbs, 1 run, length ball on the pads, turned away for one to deep backward square


Simmons to Gibbs, no run, clears the front leg and looks for big heave, hits straight to short midwicket


Simmons to Gibbs, 2 runs, slaps this short delivery down the ground, it's hit straight and long-off is wide


Simmons to Gibbs, SIX, this was in his slot, clears his front leg, meets the length ball with a slog, sweet sound out of the bat, and a sweet six for him


Simmons to Gibbs, FOUR, Bravo flies at long-off but can't hold on to this one, slower ball it was, driven to wide of long-off, Bravo dives full length, but can only get his left hand to it

South Africa 127/2   HH Gibbs 47* (32b 6x4 1x6)

Pollard to Gibbs, FOUR, nice deft touch to get to his 50, a paddle sweep so fine that the fine leg has no chance to stop it, in the middle of a superb innings, is Gibbs


Pollard to Gibbs, FOUR, that's a freebie, fulltoss on the pads, and whipped away square, looking dangerous now


Pollard to Gibbs, OUT, they've got Gibbs, against the run of the play, got too close to this one, was looking to clear midwicket, but didn't get enough elevation, and Taylor holds on to an easy catch

HH Gibbs c Taylor b Pollard 55 (27m 35b 8x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

South Africa 136/3   HH Gibbs 55 (35b 8x4 1x6)





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