ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E

India v South Africa

South Africa won by 12 runs

1.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, beaten on the drive. RP angled it outside off and Ab ended up chasing it

1.6

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, What a feisty cut. It was slightly short and not all that wide from the off stump but Ab bent his knees to hold his balance and unfurled the horizontal shot to perfection. The ball raced to the backward point boundary

South Africa 17/1   AB de Villiers 4* (2b 1x4)

2.5

Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, full in length, moving away from AB who guides it to third man

South Africa 25/1   AB de Villiers 5* (3b 1x4)

3.1

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, length delivery around the off stump, no slip in place and AB partly steers it, partly edges it through vacant slip region. Perhaps, more deliberate than edged.

3.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, on and around the off stump, full in length, steered to backward point region.

3.3

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, Slap! Short and wide and AB doesn't miss out on those. He was on the front foot but shifted his weight at the last minute to crack it past point. Fine-leg moves up now. deep point in place.

3.4

Singh to de Villiers, no run, shuffles towards off to tap the length delivery to backward point

3.5

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, short in length, gets the bottom edge on the cut but will pick up a single to third man

South Africa 36/1   AB de Villiers 14* (8b 3x4)

4.1

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, starts off with a fullish delivery around off stump, pushed out to mid-off, they think about the single but decide against it

4.2

I Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, Top shot. What a delicious classy straight drive. It was full, it was straight and AB leaned fully into it and caressed it past the stumps at the other end.

4.3

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, just outside the off stump, perhaps tempted by the vacant slip region, AB tried to dab it to third man but doesn't connect

4.4

I Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one, full, turned past square leg

4.6

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 135 kmph full length delivery around the off stump, mistimes the cover drive

South Africa 44/1   AB de Villiers 19* (13b 4x4)

5.3

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, goes for the big slog sweep, misses but the ball bounces just over the middle stump. Jadeja jumps in agony. Touch and go there.

5.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, more circumspect this time as he nudges it to the on side for a single

South Africa 46/1   AB de Villiers 20* (15b 4x4)

6.3

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, slows up the pace, flighted across, AB plays a lovely chip shot over to deep midwicket, almost ala that stylist Carl Hooper.

6.4

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, steps out to drive to long-on

6.6

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track, Rohit drags back the length and AB works it past midwicket

South Africa 53/1   AB de Villiers 24* (18b 4x4)

7.1

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, slightly short outside off, cut away to Ishant at sweeper cover

7.4

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, no run, quicker, outside off, cut away to Raina at extra cover

7.5

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, leans forward to turn it past midwicket

South Africa 56/1   AB de Villiers 26* (21b 4x4)

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, goes for the sweep and will pick a single down to long leg

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, lovely off break, flighted and turning in sharply on this spin-track and it goes past the drive and strikes the pad outside the off stump

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, again, turns in big from outside off and AB is struck on the pad

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, stays back to carefully nudge this off break to the off side

South Africa 59/2   AB de Villiers 27* (25b 4x4)

9.2

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, on the middle and off, skidding in,. punched to sweeper cover

9.4

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, no run, leans forward to drive to right of cover where Raina makes a fine sliding stop. ALmost ala Azhar who would let the ball almost go past him as he would dive and get it back from his behind.

9.5

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, driven through the on side to wide long-on for couple of runs

9.6

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, around the off stump, turning but AB does well to drive it towards Yusuf at long-off

South Africa 65/2   AB de Villiers 31* (29b 4x4)

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, swept away to deep backward square leg for couple of runs

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, turning in from outside off, dabbed to short third man

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, goes back to work it to square leg

South Africa 72/2   AB de Villiers 35* (32b 4x4)

11.1

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, no run, slightly short of length, cut away to point.

11.2

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, leans forward to push to the off side

South Africa 73/2   AB de Villiers 36* (34b 4x4)

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, turns towards leg stump, nudged to the on side

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, slows up the pace, tosses it outside off stump, swept to deep square leg where Yusuf fields but can't prevent the second run. Harbhajan is not too happy

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, goes down the track, almost yorks himself as he digs it out to midwicket

South Africa 80/2   AB de Villiers 40* (37b 4x4)

13.1

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes n with the arm, AB picks it to whip it towards deep midwicket

13.2

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, no run, outside off stump, full, not the length to go for the cut but AB tries and misses

13.3

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, And now he plays a classy inside-out lofted shot. It was tossed full outside off and AB goes down on his knees to lift it over extra-cover.

13.4

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, And he goes against the turn now. It was floated full and AB slog sweeps it to wide long-on boundary. Superbly struck. 50 up for AB. What a fine player.

13.5

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket for a single

South Africa 91/2   AB de Villiers 51* (42b 6x4)

14.2

Raina to de Villiers, FOUR, flighted full and AB leans forward to pick his gap at wide midwicket boundary and lifted it towards his destination. Cleanly struck and effortlessly played.

14.3

Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, runs down the track and drives to long-off

South Africa 98/2   AB de Villiers 56* (44b 7x4)

15.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, gets forward to drive to extra cover

15.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker arm ball on the middle, punched to long-off

South Africa 99/3   AB de Villiers 57* (46b 7x4)

16.1

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, runs down the track, doesn't quite reach to the pitch but adjusts to drive with the turn to long-off

16.3

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, low full toss on the middle and leg, swung to right of Ishant at deep midwicket

16.4

RG Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, low dipping full quick delivery, punched to deep midwicket

South Africa 104/3   AB de Villiers 61* (49b 7x4)

17.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 2 runs, What a fine shot again by AB. He stays on the leg stump line and drives with the turn and lofts it to left of RP at long-off

17.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, OUT, AB falls after a very fine knock on a sharply turning track. He rushed down the track, didn't reach the pitch and tried to adjust with a big slog sweep but the ball turned to get the leading edge. Jadeja back-pedaled to get under the ball.

AB de Villiers c & b Jadeja 63 (56m 51b 7x4 0x6) SR: 123.52

South Africa 110/4   AB de Villiers 63 (51b 7x4)
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Photos

Jun 16, 2009

AB de Villiers looks on, South Africa v India, Trent Bridge, June 16, 2009

AB de Villiers looks on

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Jun 16, 2009

Morne Morkel celebrates the wicket of MS Dhoni with his team-mates, South Africa v India, Trent Bridge, June 16, 2009

Morne Morkel celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

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