1st ODI, North Sound, May 22 2010, South Africa tour of West Indies
(44.1/48 ov, target 282)215
South Africa won by 66 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Hashim Amla
South Africa

There were glimpses when the West Indies were in that chase, Gayle was fortunate but got off to a good start, and later Pollard muscled some hope, but really, West Indies were not good enough again. The talent is there, the execution is not.

Gayle predictably is very disappointed but defends the team selection, arguing that it's up to the top five to set the game up, not get more batsmen to shorten the tail.

Smith is more chirpy and says that South Africa will experiment with their side as the look to find the formula that suits them.

Hashim Amla is named man of the match, as well he should be after his superb century.

Liam is finetuning his bulletin so do check that out. I hope you've enjoyed today, the next game is on Monday so please do join us then.

Tsotsobe to Rampaul, OUT

that's it! All over! Comprehensive victory for South Africa. Rampaul tries to smack it down the ground, doesn't get much of it and Smith takes the catch. Gentle high-fives all round for the South African's. Gayle does not look overly amused, but shakes hands with all the opposition players.

Ravi Rampaul c Smith b Tsotsobe 3 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
end of over 443 runs
WI: 215/9CRR: 4.88 RRR: 17
Ravi Rampaul3 (7)
Nikita Miller13 (16)
Ryan McLaren 9-1-37-2
Johan Botha 10-0-47-2
McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run

nicely turned off his legs into the midwicket region for a single

McLaren to Rampaul, no run

fuller and defended into the off side

McLaren to Miller, 1 run

gets some bat on it here, swishing it to point for a single

McLaren to Miller, no run

Miller attempts to smash it to cow corner, but cannot time it at all and it trickles down the ground

McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run

ooh, would have been gone here had McLaren collected the throw from point as Rampaul pushed it and ran

McLaren to Rampaul, no run

banged in short, very short, Rampaul has to jump and throw his arms at it, but can't connect

end of over 437 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 212/9CRR: 4.93 RRR: 14.2
Nikita Miller12 (14)
Ravi Rampaul1 (3)
Johan Botha 10-0-47-2
Ryan McLaren 8-1-34-2
Botha to Miller, SIX runs

good strike from Miller, down on one knee and smacking it over midwicket for a boundary, one final cheer for the lively crowd

Botha to Rampaul, 1 run

this time it's driven into the cover region for a single

Botha to Rampaul, no run

forward and defending once more

Botha to Rampaul, no run

Rampaul, who bowled so well today, defends his first ball carefully

Botha to Taylor, OUT

gone this time, in bizarre fashion, it pitched in line, Taylor left it, and ushered it on to his pad, and it's plumb

Jerome Taylor lbw b Botha 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Botha to Taylor, no run

good ball from Botha, who is only one 'm' away from Botham, I may add, on a good length and line and defended