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)

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

South Africa 6/0   GC Smith 5* (5b 1x4)   FH Edwards 0.4-0-4-0

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

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 9* (6b 2x4)   FH Edwards 0.5-0-8-0

Taylor to Kallis, FOUR, yorker gone wrong, nice fulltoss on the pads, flicked away, very fine, easy four runs

South Africa 14/0   JH Kallis 5* (7b 1x4)   JE Taylor 1.2-0-6-0

Taylor to Kallis, FOUR, now we know why Taylor hasn't been bowling the slower bouncer, because the first one he tries is picked by Kallis who rocks back and pulls it emphatically into the vast open spaces on the on side

South Africa 26/0   JH Kallis 16* (10b 2x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 2-0-18-0

Edwards to Kallis, FOUR, crash! length delivery, wide, and Kallis opens both his arms and the face of the bat, going squarer this time and finding the gap

South Africa 31/0   JH Kallis 20* (12b 3x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 1.4-0-13-0

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

South Africa 37/0   GC Smith 15* (11b 3x4)   DJ Bravo 0.3-0-4-0

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

South Africa 41/0   GC Smith 19* (12b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 0.4-0-8-0

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)   DJ Bravo 1-0-12-0

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

South Africa 52/0   GC Smith 29* (16b 6x4)   SJ Benn 0.3-0-7-0

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

South Africa 59/1   HH Gibbs 4* (3b 1x4)   KA Pollard 0.3-0-5-0

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

South Africa 63/1   HH Gibbs 8* (4b 2x4)   KA Pollard 0.4-0-9-0

Benn to Kallis, FOUR, SA enjoying their luck here, short, not wide enough to cut, Kallis flashes, gets a faint outside edge that goes fine for four

South Africa 69/1   JH Kallis 28* (20b 4x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 1.1-0-13-1

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

South Africa 75/1   HH Gibbs 13* (12b 3x4)   CH Gayle 0.4-0-5-0

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

South Africa 82/1   HH Gibbs 19* (15b 4x4)   SJ Benn 2.2-0-19-1

Bravo to Kallis, FOUR, another edged boundary, short and wide, though, Kallis goes for the cut, gets a faint edge, and third man is too square for this one

South Africa 94/1   JH Kallis 39* (28b 5x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 1.5-0-20-0

Bravo to Kallis, FOUR, top shot, Kallis takes two steps out of the crease, Bravo bowls a bouncer, Kallis stands tall and dismisses it out of his presence, lovely pull shot

South Africa 98/1   JH Kallis 43* (29b 6x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 2-0-24-0

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

South Africa 102/1   HH Gibbs 27* (20b 5x4)   LMP Simmons 0.1-0-4-0

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)   LMP Simmons 2-0-22-1

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

South Africa 132/2   HH Gibbs 51* (33b 7x4 1x6)   KA Pollard 2.2-0-23-0

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

South Africa 136/2   HH Gibbs 55* (34b 8x4 1x6)   KA Pollard 2.3-0-27-0

Benn to de Villiers, FOUR, was just hinting to go for the reverse, Benn pulls the length back, and like lightning AB rocks back and pulls it to midwicket

South Africa 146/3   AB de Villiers 12* (7b 1x4)   SJ Benn 3.3-0-31-1

Benn to Morkel, FOUR, deft, smart, runs it down, uses all Benn's pace, beats Sarwan at short third, the outfield is fast

South Africa 151/3   JA Morkel 6* (3b 1x4)   SJ Benn 3.5-0-36-1

Taylor to de Villiers, FOUR, welcomes Taylor with a front-foot pull, the front leg is out of the way, and this is not even very short, just quick hands

South Africa 155/3   AB de Villiers 17* (9b 2x4)   JE Taylor 2.1-0-22-0

Taylor to Morkel, FOUR, bowls a bouncer, but gives him width too, upper-cut easily, finds the gap too

South Africa 159/4   JA Morkel 10* (5b 2x4)   JE Taylor 2.3-0-26-1





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