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, 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

South Africa 7/0   GC Smith 6* (5b 1x4)   Z Khan 0.5-0-7-0

Singh to Gibbs, FOUR, lovely cover drive. Great to watch. This man can make batting look really easy, as they say. It was full and in the slot all right but Gibbs stayed still, remained adjacent to the line and caressed it through extra cover.

South Africa 13/0   HH Gibbs 5* (2b 1x4)   RP Singh 0.3-0-6-0

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)   RP Singh 1-0-10-1

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.

South Africa 21/1   GC Smith 11* (8b 2x4)   Z Khan 1.1-0-11-0

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.

South Africa 31/1   AB de Villiers 9* (4b 2x4)   RP Singh 1.1-0-14-1

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.

South Africa 35/1   AB de Villiers 13* (6b 3x4)   RP Singh 1.3-0-18-1

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.

South Africa 42/1   AB de Villiers 18* (10b 4x4)   I Sharma 0.2-0-4-0

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.

South Africa 86/2   AB de Villiers 46* (40b 5x4)   Yuvraj Singh 3.3-0-19-0

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.

South Africa 90/2   AB de Villiers 50* (41b 6x4)   Yuvraj Singh 3.4-0-23-0

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.

South Africa 97/2   AB de Villiers 55* (43b 7x4)   SK Raina 0.2-0-5-0

RG Sharma to Boucher, FOUR, It might be a spin track but it's not going to turn if you are going to bowl a full toss. Boucher slapped it hard and to the right of Ishant at deep midwicket.

South Africa 108/3   MV Boucher 5* (9b 1x4)   RG Sharma 2-0-15-0

Khan to JA Morkel, FOUR, cutting towards the on side, Albie goes for the pull, gets cramped up but gloves it to the fine-leg boundary

South Africa 124/5   JA Morkel 7* (7b 1x4)   Z Khan 2.3-0-21-1

Khan to Botha, FOUR, tries the slower yorker, just short of the blockhole and Botha drills it to right of long-off where RP makes a fine diving stop. Hold on, he has brushed the ropes while still in contact with the ball. And that's four.

South Africa 129/5   J Botha 4* (1b 1x4)   Z Khan 2.5-0-26-1





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