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258dThe Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

South Africa grab 13-run win in tour opener

Jacques Kallis's 45-ball 53 set up South Africa's total of 136 for 7, and Ryan McLaren was gifted a five-wicket haul as West Indies sank to a 13-run defeat in the first Twenty20

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
53(45) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 4 6 3 3 7 5 19
GC Smith
37(31) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %48%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 7 18 5 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O3.5
M0
R19
W5
Eco4.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

Match days

19 May 2010 (20-over match)

T20I debut

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Well, we've seen a lot of good Twenty20 cricket of late, but this was not up to scratch. South Africa were scrappy gifting 11 wides and a no-ball, but West Indies never really got going. Still, a much needed win for South Africa after their troubles in the World Twenty20.

McLaren is only the fourth man to take a five-for in T20 Internationals, and it's enough to earn him the man of the match award, so well done him.

Liam Brickhill will have a bulletin to tell you all about how the match unravelled and we have a gallery for the visually minded.

That's all from us, we'll back back same time tomorrow for the second game, which should hopefully prove a touch closer.

19.5
W
McLaren to Benn, OUT, and that is that. Benn connects with a big shot down the ground, can't quite time it well enough, Amla takes an easy chance to finish the game. McLaren has five wickets, which is a rare feat in this format

SJ Benn c sub (HM Amla) b McLaren 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4
0
McLaren to Benn, no run, Benn runs leg side of the ball, aiming to slam it over cover, but it's full and outside off and he misses
19.3
1
McLaren to Roach, 1 run, Roach getting his eye in I guess, working this, quite stylishly into the square leg region for a single
19.2
2
McLaren to Roach, 2 runs, good ball from McLaren, right up into the yorker length, dug out to mid on for a well-run couple
19.2
W
McLaren to Sammy, 1 wide, OUT, another wide, outside off, Sammy had wandered down the wicket, De Villiers under-arms the throw back in a flash and the Sammy is run out

DJG Sammy st †de Villiers b McLaren 17 (38m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

19.1
2
McLaren to Sammy, 2 runs, nicely bunted down the ground from a fullish length, a slight fumble at long off means allows a second

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14CH GayleADS Fletcher
2nd14CH GayleDJ Bravo
3rd20RR SarwanDJ Bravo
4th2RR SarwanN Deonarine
5th2RR SarwanKA Pollard
6th36DJG SammyKA Pollard
7th11DJG SammyNO Miller
8th12DJG SammyJE Taylor
9th9SJ BennDJG Sammy
10th3SJ BennKAJ Roach