he bashes that one straight, down on one knee, and finishes yet another match with a six.
South Africa now have six points, they're fourth in the table and it means West Indies are all-but-out of it and they will need South Africa to lose both matches.
Thanks very much for joining us today, I hope you come back tomorrow where it will be Will and I once more as we follow the fortunes of Bangladesh and England.
driven out to long-off and they stay for the single. Ah, so near...
So the final contest of the day will be: can Powell get his fifty? That's Powell, whose previous highest in this form was 6. Not bad whatever happens.
prods and runs, giving him the strike back.
driven to long-off and that's a single. He just stood there, expecting a boundary and missed out - he could have come back for two. Will he be kicking himself shortly?
backs away, backs away, and Smith follows him, sending it down leg, it's played back out to the covers.
Powell comes down the track and nearly gets himself stumped off a wide. What a fate that would have been.
driven to the covers
up there again and that's driven to the man at long-off
bouncer, and that's called wide - a touch harsh, maybe
slower ball, overpitches the would-be yorker and that's a shin-high full toss. They're not easy to deal with, of course, and that was driven to mid-on
yorker length, well dug out down the ground for a single
pushed right up there and that's poked back forward
defended this time
right up there and that's driven off the legs in front of midwicket
West Indies are entertaining right to the last (hurrah) here.
"Various theories abound," continues Will (there's no stopping him, "such as shepherds playing it who would hit a stone with their crooks, which was known as a 'cricce'." Tremendous geekage there.
spears that one in at the legs, but it's turned patiently square
outside off, and the batsman chases that nearly-wide
taken off the toes and that's swished to midwicket
turns that back in at him and it pops up awkwardly; he does well to open the face and without really controlling it, work it down to third man
another one! That was like watching a replay, what a great shot. The crowd, needless to say, well you know what they're doing
drags that one down and that's a huge shot! Down the track and smashed in front of midwicket
|National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
AB de Villiers
|Match number||ODI no. 2567|
|Hours of play (local time)||09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15|
|Match days||10 April 2007 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||South Africa 2, West Indies 0|
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