ICC World Twenty20, 24th Match, Group E: India v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E
South Africa won by 12 runs
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (neutral venue)
16 June 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Khan to Smith, no run, full delivery, outside off stump, Smith pushes it, bat away from his body, towards mid-off.


Khan to Smith, 2 runs, good delivery, full and on the middle and off, hint of late movement away, Smith was trying to work it towards the on side and gets a leading edge through cover point


Khan to Smith, 1 wide, slips down leg side, Smith was on the shuffle and failed to connect with the glance and it just shaved past the leg stump. Oohs and aahs from Zak and Dhoni


Khan to Smith, no run, short of length and outside off stump, cut away to point


Khan to Smith, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, defended down the track.


Khan to Smith, FOUR, And Smith cashes in on the width. Two balls ago, he failed to put away, cutting straight to point but not this time. He cut it hard and past point for the first boundary


Khan to Smith, no run, closer to the off stump and carefully defended down the track

South Africa 7/0   GC Smith 6* (6b 1x4)

Singh to Smith, 1 run, full in length outside off stump, dabbed to third man

South Africa 9/0   GC Smith 7* (7b 1x4)

Khan to Smith, FOUR, And Smith pings the cover boundary. Half-volley outside off and the burly South Africa captain shuffled a bit before he drove it through the gap.


Khan to Smith, 2 runs, cutting in towards off and middle but the angle coming in is enough for Smith to favour his favourite on side. He clips it past square leg


Khan to Smith, no run, length delivery on the off stump and Smith respects it by defending it on the front foot. "That's a better delivery by Zaheer," says Anil Kumble on air.


Khan to Smith, 1 run, length delivery tailing in late and Smith inside-edges it to backward square leg region for a quick single


Khan to Smith, 2 runs, Yuvraj mis-fields at mid-on. It was driven to him and Smith put pressure on him by starting for the single and Yuvraj succumbed to the pressure. He didn't pick it cleanly and the ball ran past him

South Africa 27/1   GC Smith 16* (12b 2x4)

Singh to Smith, 2 runs, short in length, outside off, cut away to wide third man region

South Africa 38/1   GC Smith 18* (13b 2x4)

I Sharma to Smith, 1 run, hurls across a yorker, Smith takes out the front leg from the line in a hurry and digs it out to the off side

South Africa 44/1   GC Smith 19* (14b 2x4)

Jadeja to Smith, no run, floated outside off stump, driven to RP Singh at mid-off


Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, moves outside leg stump, Jadeja follows him and Smith drags it to deep midwicket


Jadeja to Smith, no run, backs away but can't get much power behind that forcing shot and it rolls to cover


Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, stays back to turn it past square leg for a single. Tight over.

South Africa 47/1   GC Smith 21* (18b 2x4)

RG Sharma to Smith, no run, yorker length on the middle, pushed to Raina at extra cover


RG Sharma to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off


RG Sharma to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets forward to drive down to long-off

South Africa 52/1   GC Smith 23* (21b 2x4)

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, from round the stumps now, Smith stays back to push it to midwicket


Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, Yuvraj slows up the pace and shortens the length, Smith lunges out in the end and edges it to short fine-leg


Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, goes right back to tap it past square leg

South Africa 57/1   GC Smith 25* (24b 2x4)

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, flighted full, on driven past midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, OUT, Harbhajan has lured Smith to his demise. Smith was charging out, Harbhajan slowed up the pace, retained the flight but got it to dip rapidly on Smith who lunged out in the end, trying to drag it to the on side and top-edging it high to midwicket. Harbhajan pumps his fist.

GC Smith c Jadeja b Harbhajan Singh 26 (37m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 59/2   GC Smith 26 (26b 2x4)





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