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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
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• The Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

South Africa continue success with 66-run win

South Africa carried their Twenty20 success into the one-day series with a 66-run win over West Indies in the first game at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua

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Scorecard summary
South Africa280/7(48 overs)
AB de Villiers102 (101)
Hashim Amla102 (109)
Dwayne Bravo3/40(10)
Ravi Rampaul2/46(10)
West Indies215/10(44.1 overs)

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.

44.1
W
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: 17.00
Ravi Rampaul3 (7)
Nikita Miller13 (16)
Ryan McLaren 9-1-37-2
Johan Botha 10-0-47-2
43.6
1
McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run

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

43.5
McLaren to Rampaul, no run

fuller and defended into the off side

43.4
1
McLaren to Miller, 1 run

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

43.3
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

43.2
1
McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run

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

43.1
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: 14.20
Nikita Miller12 (14)
Ravi Rampaul1 (3)
Johan Botha 10-0-47-2
Ryan McLaren 8-1-34-2
42.6
6
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

42.5
1
Botha to Rampaul, 1 run

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

42.4
Botha to Rampaul, no run

forward and defending once more

42.3
Botha to Rampaul, no run

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

42.2
W
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
42.1
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

end of over 424 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 205/8CRR: 4.88 RRR: 13.00
Nikita Miller6 (13)
Jerome Taylor0 (0)
Ryan McLaren 8-1-34-2
Dale Steyn 8-0-37-2
41.6
2
McLaren to Miller, 2 runs

driven uppishly down the ground for a couple

41.5
McLaren to Miller, no run

slower ball, swish and a miss

41.4
McLaren to Miller, no run

left alone outside off

41.3
W
McLaren to Sammy, OUT

this is tough for the lower order, not much they can do, Sammy tries to smack it over midwicket, can't time it, gets a top edge down to Kallis on the boundary

Daren Sammy c Kallis b McLaren 2 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
41.2
1
McLaren to Miller, 1 run

oh dear, back of a length pushed to point, single run, but if Duminy's throw had hit it would have been gone

41.1
1
McLaren to Sammy, 1 run

good length and line, Sammy defends into the off side

end of over 412 runs
WI: 201/7CRR: 4.90 RRR: 11.71
Nikita Miller3 (9)
Daren Sammy1 (4)
Dale Steyn 8-0-37-2
Morne Morkel 8-1-40-3
40.6
Steyn to Miller, no run

short again, slower this time, and it's Miller who is too quick on this one

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers SA
102 runs (101)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
39 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla SA
102 runs (109)
8 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
2 fours
0 six
20168929749
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo WI
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
4
Morne Morkel portrait
M Morkel SA
O
8
M
1
R
40
W
3
ECO
5
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of West Indies
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2979
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 days22 May 2010 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
David Miller
David Miller
Umpires
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
West Indies Image
Norman Malcolm
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Clancy Mack
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama