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2013-06-14 10:50

LIVE interactive commentary from SA's ICC Champions Trophy match against the West Indies in Cardiff.

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   WI 190/6 OFF 26.1 OVERS. SA 230/6

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21:19 - RESULT : Match tied. South Africa advance to the semi-finals due to a superior net run-rate.

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21:18 - PICTURE

For once, South Africa had reason to smile after a rain-affected match at a major ICC tournament... (Getty Images)


21:18 - TWEET

The rain might have turned the wheel of fortune in our favour to now go on and win it... #luckisonoursidethistime - Herschelle Gibbs


21:18 - Colin Ingram was named Man of the Match for scoring 73.


21:00: TWEETS

Done. Past cut off. SA through to semis on NRR. #SAvsWI #CT13 - Mpumelelo Mbangwa

Choke on that Dwayne Bravo! #PureProtea - Just Proteas

Heartbreak for West Indies. Pollard dismissal on the last ball before rain stopped play sends them out of #CT13 - @ESPNcricinfo


20:58 - GAME OVER!

The match has been called off, which means it FINISHES IN A TIE but South Africa ADVANCE to the semi-finals courtesy of a better net run-rate!


20:48 - TWEETS

This couldn't be closer as they come off for rain: on D/L WI need 191 runs to win, 190 to tie ... And they are 190-6 so would be out on NRR - The Cricketer

Drama in Cardiff!!! This would be unlucky for West Indies to go out this way though! #proteafire - Riaz Shaik

Hell, could we finally have a Duckworth-Lewis tie that goes in the Proteas' favour? - Simon Borchardt


20:48 - The full covers are now coming on to the pitch...


20:43 - Just as the West Indies lose Pollard, the players go off for rain. The scores are now level according to the Duckworth/Lewis method. Therefore, if play does not resume, South Africa will advance! Had Pollard not been dismissed, the West Indies would have been ahead on the D/L method...


20:43 - Clutch catch from Dale Steyn, South Africa need to refocus as they've been all over the place! #CT13 - Alternative Cricket


20:42 - Darren Sammy is the new batsman.


20:40 - WICKET!

Pollard (28) is caught at third man by Steyn off the bowling of McLaren. West Indies 190/6 after 26.1 overs. South Africa fighting back now.


20:39 - West Indies need 41 to win off the last 30 balls.


20:39 - Over 26: Dwayne Bravo 8*, Kieron Pollard 28*. Extras 11

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12), Marlon Samuels (48).


20:33 - Over 25: Dwayne Bravo 4*, Kieron Pollard 24*. Extras 10

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12), Marlon Samuels (48).


20:31 - TWEET

Tsotsobe doing his best wheelie-bin impression there... #CT13 #SAvWI
- Evan Bartlett


20:28 - Over 24: Dwayne Bravo 1*, Kieron Pollard 15*. Extras 10

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12), Marlon Samuels (48).


20:25 - TWEET

A champion strikes at a champion time... - Rob Houwing


20:24 - Dwayne Bravo next in.


20:23 - WICKET!

Samuels clean bowled by Steyn for 48. West Indies 162/5 after 23.2 overs.


20:21 - Over 23: Marlon Samuels 44*, Kieron Pollard 15*. Extras 5

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).


20:20 - TWEET

I actually think the rain will hold off and we probably don't need to worry too much about DL scores. Steyn's over pulling it back anyway - Firdose Moonda


20:18 - HAVE YOUR SAY

My interest in how South Africa find new ways to get eliminated from major ODI tournaments may be verging on becoming an obsession - Sports Freak


20:16 - Over 22: Marlon Samuels 43*, Kieron Pollard 7*. Extras 5

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).


20:13 - TWEET

Time for Dale Steyn to step up in ODI cricket as well now... - Herman Mostert


20:12 - West Indies only two runs behind the D/L method now...


20:12 - Over 21: Marlon Samuels 42*, Kieron Pollard 6*. Extras 5

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).


20:10 - Expensive over from Peterson, conceding 17.


20:09 - TWEET

We've had 20 overs bowled so we will have a winner today. Should it rain now, WI would have to 144 to win. They are 14 behind. #savwi #ct13 - Firdose Moonda


20:07 - Over 20: Marlon Samuels 27*, Kieron Pollard 4*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).

West Indies 130/4 after 20 overs.


20:04 - Over 19: Marlon Samuels 11*, Kieron Pollard 4*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).


20:00 - TWEET

Bravo's run out so much of a 'blessing in disguise' as it adds six runs to the Duckworth-Lewis par score...South Africa miles ahead. #CT13 - Alternative Cricket


19:59 - Dale Steyn back on for South Africa...


19:58 - Over 18: Marlon Samuels 10*, Kieron Pollard 0*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30),  Darren Bravo (12).


19:57 - Kieron Pollard, another danger-men, enters the fray...


19:56 - WICKET!

Bravo (12) run out after complete miscommunication between him and Samuels. West Indies 104/4 after 17.5 overs.


19:52 - TWEET

SuperSport gives us a little kaleidoscope of cultures ... Eng, Afrik and Xhosa comms all at once. A very varied attack - Rob Houwing


19:51 - Over 17: Darren Bravo 9*, Marlon Samuels 4*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30).


19:48 - Over 16: Darren Bravo 4*, Marlon Samuels 2*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30).


19:48 - Darren Bravo is the new batsman in.


19:44 - As we speak the rain has subsided, and the players are back on with Ryan McLaren bowling...


19:42 - TAKE NOTE

Twenty overs are needed to constitute a match. If play does not resume, South Africa will go through on net run rate - and according to the Duckworth-Lewis method the West Indies are also 20 runs behind.


19:40 - But just as the wicket falls the players leave the field for rain...


19:39 - Over 15: Marlon Samuels 1*. Extras 4

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36), Devon Smith (30).


19:38 - WICKET!

Devon Smith is given out lbw after Peterson successfully appeals a decision. West Indies 87/3 after 15 overs.

19:37 - The Proteas have reviewed an lbw decision...


19:34 - TWEET

Gayle gets out 4th most for scores between 30 - 39. If he doesn't, almost always scores 50+. Most often gets out between 1-9 runs (57 times) - Antoinette M


19:32 - Over 14: Marlon Samuels 1*, Devon Smith 29*. Extras 3

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36).


19:31 - The ground staff is getting ready... It has started raining again...


19:30 - TWEET

Chris Morris' dream tournament continues. That's probably the wicket that will book the train tickets to London. #savwi #ct13 - Firdose Moonda


19:29 - Over 13: Marlon Samuels 0*, Devon Smith 21*. Extras 3

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36).


19:28 - Robin Peterson replaces Duminy...

19:29 - PICTURE


Agony for Chris Gayle... (AFP)


19:28 - TWEET

Morris gets rid of the Major! - Rob Houwing


19:26 - Over 12: Marlon Samuels 0*, Devon Smith 20*. Extras 3

Batsmen out:  Johnson Charles (16), Chris Gayle (36).


19:26 - Marlon Samuels is the new batsman in.


19:24 - MASSIVE WICKET!

Chris Gayle is out, caught by Du Plessis off the bowling of Morris for 36. West Indies 75/2 after 11.5 overs.


19:22 - TWEET

This is mind boggingly stupid captaincy by AB. Persisting with a rank part time spinner in JP when he has Robbie P. Can't understand this - Just Sport


19:20 - Over 11: Chris Gayle 27*, Devon Smith 15*. Extras 2

Batsman out:  Johnson Charles (16).


19:19 - TWEET

Pitch is slightly moist, Gayle and the left-handers need to be cautious of Duminy's skiddy non-spinners. #JadejaStyle #PlayOnFrontFoot #CT13 - Alternative Cricket


19:18 - Over 10: Chris Gayle 22*, Devon Smith 9*. Extras 2

Batsman out:  Johnson Charles (16).

West Indies 49/1 after 10 overs.


19:14 - Chris Morris now into the attack.


19:13 - Over 9: Chris Gayle 21*, Devon Smith 7*. Extras 2

Batsman out:  Johnson Charles (16).


19:12 - TWEET

Proteas must get Gayle out, or else...!!! - Herman Mostert


19:10 - Duminy now back into the attack for SA...


19:09 - Over 8: Chris Gayle 19*, Devon Smith 5*. Extras 1

Batsman out:  Johnson Charles (16).


19:05 - Over 7: Chris Gayle 18*, Devon Smith 0*. Extras 1

Batsman out:  Johnson Charles (16).


19:05 - Devon Smith is the new batsman in.


19:03 - WICKET!

Johnson Charles (16) is caught by AB de Villiers after hitting a Steyn delivery straight up in the air. West indies 35/1 after 7 overs.


19:02 - TAKE NOTE

In case it rains... D/L par score at 20 overs is 128-0, 131-1, 133-2, 137-3, 143-4, 150-5, 161-6...


19:00 - TWEET

Bad drop by Duminy. Tough chance but uncharacteristic of JP. Charles scored 60 last week against India earlier in the week... - Evan Bartlett


18:59 - Over 6: Chris Gayle 18*, Johnson Charles 12*. Extras 1


18:54 - Over 5: Chris Gayle 13*, Johnson Charles 10*.


18:54 - Sigh... JP Duminy DROPS Charles off the bowling of Steyn.


18:52 - Over 4: Chris Gayle 12*, Johnson Charles 9*.


18:46 - Over 3: Chris Gayle 8*, Johnson Charles 8*.

18:45 - Steyn to Gayle, 2 runs, catch nearly taken. Driven back hard, to his left, in his follow-through Steyn gets his left hand to it, but can't hold on....


18:43 - The Duminy experiment hasn't worked, Dale Steyn now on.... and he gets smacked for four down the ground by Gayle off his first ball!


18:42 - Over 2: Chris Gayle 2*, Johnson Charles 8*.


18:39 - Lonwabo Tsotsobe to bowl the second over.


18:38 - Over 1: Chris Gayle 1*, Johnson Charles 7*.


18:35 - TWEET

Head on block ... SA will power home here! Any co-takers? - Rob Houwing


18:34 - In an interesting move by SA skipper AB de Villiers, off-spinner JP Duminy opens the bowling!


18:33 - Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles are the two openers for the West Indies.


18:32 - The players are now ready and set to go in the second innings...


18:26 - QUOTE

"I believe 230 is a really good total, and with our potential with the ball I believe we can do very well"
- Graeme Smith.


18:25 - PICTURE




Dwayne Bravo runs out Faf Du Plessis (Getty Images)


18:17 - PICTURE: While the Proteas were batting, Twitter was abuzz by the score of another match happening in English County Cricket...




Unbelievable scorecard - Dennis Croome


18:12 - Click to view the Sport24 WAGS GALLERY for the ICC Champions Trophy.


18:07 - The West Indies need to bat at 7.45 runs per over to win.


18:06 - TWEET

Seems a par for the course score. Steyn and co will still have to do the business and deliver the goods. #ct13 - Just Proteas


18:04 - Over 31: Robin Peterson 0*, Ryan McLaren 7*,  Extras 15

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37), Faf du Plessis (35), David Miller (38)

South Africa finish with 230/6 in their allotted 31 overs.


18:03 - Robin Peterson now in for one ball.


18:01 - WICKET!

Miller (38) caught by Sammy off the bowling of Bravo with one ball remaining. SA 229/6 after 30.5 overs.


17:59 - BANG!!! McLaren hits a six off his first ball!


17:59 - TWEET

Faf du Plessis should just change his middle name to Inzamam - Antoinette M


17:58 - Ryan McLaren the new batsman in. He will take strike.


17:57 - WICKET!

Du Plessis (35) run out by bowler Dwayne Bravo off the first ball of the final over.


17:55 - Over 30: Faf du Plessis 35*, David Miller 38*. Extras 13

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)

South Africa 221/4 after 30 overs.


17:54 - TWEET

David Miller generates a crazy amount of power from such a small swing. #CT13 - Alternative Cricket


17:53 - And Miller smacks the next ball for six!


17:52 - Phew... Darren Sammy drops Miller in the deep.


17:51 - The partnership between Du Plessis and Miller is 54 0ff 41 balls...


17:51 - Over 29: Faf du Plessis 30*, David Miller 29*. Extras 13

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:47 - TWEET

Good comeback from Pollard. Only going for 5. SA 197/4 after 28 overs. RR 7.04. Big hits coming... Surely?
- Just Proteas


17:46 - Over 28: Faf du Plessis 29*, David Miller 20*. Extras 13

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:41 - Over 27: Faf du Plessis 25*, David Miller 20*. Extras 13

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:38 - TWEET

#MillerTime ladies and gents. The South African batsman hits Narine for six. Proteas 168-4 with 5 overs left - 220 target? #SAvWI - Evan Bartlett


17:37 - The Proteas have taken the batting Powerplay for the next three overs.


17:35 - Over 26: Faf du Plessis 15*, David Miller 17*. Extras 12

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:31 - Over 25: Faf du Plessis 13*, David Miller 6*. Extras 11

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:29 - TWEET

With Gayle lurking, you just don't know what a good SA total is, but so far we're singing all the right tunes at crease. Can't do much more - Rob Houwing


17:27 - Over 24: Faf du Plessis 13*, David Miller 4*. Extras 11

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:23 - Over 23: Faf du Plessis 11*, David Miller 3*. Extras 8

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2),  AB de Villiers (37)


17:23 - TWEET

Helluva catch by Bravo. Losing AB with 10 overs to go is a big blow - Simon Borchardt


17:21 - David Miller the new batsman in.


17:19 - WICKET!

AB de Villiers (37) is brilliantly caught by Dwayne Bravo at midwicket off the bowling of Rampaul. SA 153/4 after 22.1 overs. This must ne the catch of the tournament!


17:18 - Over 22: Faf du Plessis 10*, AB de Villiers 37*. Extras 8

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2)


17:15 - PICTURE




Kieron Pollard earlier celebrates the wicket of Colin Ingram (AFP)


17:14 - Over 21: Faf du Plessis 7*, AB de Villiers 36*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2)


17:10 - Over 20: Faf du Plessis 5*, AB de Villiers 28*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2)

South Africa 139/3 after 20 overs.


17:08 - TWEET

AB has moved on nicely to 24 from 17 balls. He needs a partnership though from Du Plessis. Proteas move on to 133-3 #CT13 #SAvWI - Evan Bartlett


17:03 - Over 19: Faf du Plessis 4*, AB de Villiers 24*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73), JP Duminy (2)

17:03 - Faf du Plessis the new batsman in.


17:01 - WICKET!

Duminy (2) doesn't last long. He is caught by wicketkeeper Johnson Charles off the bowling of Dwayne Bravo. SA 128/3 after 18.4 overs.


16:57 - Over 18: JP Duminy 1*, AB de Villiers 23*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Hashim Amla (23), Colin Ingram (73)


16:56 - JP Duminy the new batsman in.


16:54 - WICKET!

Ingram is out for 73, caught in the deep by Dwayne Bravo off the bowling of Pollard. SA 124/2 after 17.3 overs.


16:52 - Right-arm medium pacer Kieron Pollard now into the attack.


16:50 - Over 17: Colin Ingram 72*, AB de Villiers 21*. Extras 6

Batsman out: Hashim Amla (23)


16:48 - TWITTER CONVERSATION

@RobHouwing What would a good score be here for SA? - Herman Mostert

@Herman_Mostert Probably around 225 would be quite well defendable? - Rob Houwing

@RobHouwing Thinking 240 from here with nine wickets in tact... - Herman Mostert

@Herman_Mostert Perhaps both our scenarios a little conservative! - Rob Houwing


16:47 - Best back into the attack now for the Windies.


16:45 - Over 16: Colin Ingram 71*, AB de Villiers 9*. Extras 6

Batsman out: Hashim Amla (23)


16:44 - TWEET

Colin Ingram doing his opening credentials the world of good here...
- Herman Mostert


16:42 - Over 15: Colin Ingram 67*, AB de Villiers 5*. Extras 6

Batsman out: Hashim Amla (23)


16:35 - Over 14: Colin Ingram 57*, AB de Villiers 5*. Extras 6

Batsman out: Hashim Amla (23)


16:32 - Over 13: Colin Ingram 52*, AB de Villiers 2*. Extras 6

Batsman out: Hashim Amla (23)


16:29 - Skipper AB de Villiers is the new batsman in for South Africa.


16:27 - WICKET!

Hashim Amla is caught by Chris Gayle for 23 off the bowling of Marlon Samuels. SA 80/1 after 12.1 overs. Spinner Samuels strikes with his first delivery. Gayle grabbed three times at the ball before finally claiming it...


16:25 - Over 12: Colin Ingram 51*, Hashim Amla 23*. Extras 6

16:26 - Ingram brings up his third ODI 50! He also boasts three centuries...


16:24 - TWEET

Ingram upping the rate. Another 6 - Just Proteas


16:22 - Over 11: Colin Ingram 40*, Hashim Amla 22*. Extras 6

16:21 - Amla nearly run out! Lets hope we don't have run-out repeats of the previous games!


16:19 - TWEET

This is South Africa's highest first wicket stand of the tournament so far. #savwi #ct13 - Firdose Moonda


16:17 - Over 10: Colin Ingram 39*, Hashim Amla 15*. Extras 5

South Africa 59/0 after 10 overs


16:13 - Darren Sammy now into the attack for the West Indies...


16:13 - Over 9: Colin Ingram 36*, Hashim Amla 12*. Extras 5


16:09 - PICTURE




South Africa off to a solid start thanks to Colin Ingram... (AFP)


16:05 - Over 8: Colin Ingram 34*, Hashim Amla 10*. Extras 4


16:05 - Ingram smacks Narine for the first six of the innings!


16:01 - Over 7: Colin Ingram 25*, Hashim Amla 9*. Extras 4


15:58 - The first Powerplay is completed.


15:57 - Over 6: Colin Ingram 21*, Hashim Amla 7*. Extras 4


15:54 - Off-spinner Sunil Narine, the West Indies' danger-man, now into the attack...


15:53 - Over 5: Colin Ingram 17*, Hashim Amla 7*. Extras 4


15:50 - TWEET

SA 20/0 after four. Isn't this usually the time when Cardiff ODIs featuring Proteas are abandoned?
- Rob Houwing


15:47 - Over 4: Colin Ingram 10*, Hashim Amla 7*. Extras 3


15:43 - Over 3: Colin Ingram 7*, Hashim Amla 2*. Extras 3


15:42 - TWEET

Ingram with the first boundary of the day, pulling Rampaul to square leg for four. The Windies man hasn't quite got his radar going #SAvWI - Evan Bartlett


15:39 - Over 2: Colin Ingram 0*, Hashim Amla 2*. Extras 3


15:36 - TWEET

So, a 31-over game. Windies will be more pleased than SA. The shorter a match the more chance of an upset. Plus Gayle can tee off - Gary Lemke


15:35 - Tino Best now on. Bowling to Amla.


15:32 - Over 1: Colin Ingram 0*, Hashim Amla 0*. Extras 2


15:30 - Ingram to take strike. Ravi Rampaul will open proceedings for the West Indies.


15:28 - Play about to start. Hashim Amla and Colin Ingram are making their way to the crease.


15:25 - TWEET

Why bother with the stupid national anthems when rain is around. Get play started!!! - Herman Mostert


15:22 - The teams have arrived on the field, ready for the national anthems...


15:21 - TAKE NOTE

Teams are not allowed to change their line-ups even though the match is shortened even before a ball was bowled.


15:18 - Play set to get underway in a few minutes...


15:08 - TWEETS

SA v WI now 31 overs a side. Advantage West Indies? Unless it rains out... - Herman Mostert

At what point will authorities recognise that playing 20-25 overs instead of 50 changes format of the game & alt solution should be found? - Jamie Frank


15:06 - TAKE NOTE

Powerplay blocks are six and three overs. One bowler can bowl seven, with the rest allowed to bowl a maximum of six.


15:02 - BREAKING NEWS

Play due to start at 15:30 - with the game now a 31 OVERS a side match.


15:01 - We are still waiting for information on the next start time, and the duration of the match...


14:51 - Seems like the sun has sneaked its head out again at Sophia Gardens...


14:46 - TWEET

And now the sun is back... the poor old ground staff are like yo-yos here. No further confirmation on a start time #SAvWI #CT13 - Evan Bartlett

14:44 - Rain is pouring down now...


14:44 - PICTURE




Blimey...floodlights on now. What a day. Welsh lamb for lunch was tremendous - Neil Manthorp


14:44 - TWEET

South Africa have beaten West Indies in 18 of their last 20 meetings. The only two losses... both in the Champions Trophy - @ev_bartlett


14:35 - PICTURE




Uh oh!! Raining again - Pommie Mbangwa


14:30 - TWEETS

Oh dear, light showers coming over now. The covers are coming back on. Players are still out warming up though #CT13 #SAvWI - @ev_bartlett

Raining ... - @TelfordVice


14:29 - BAD NEWS

The rain is back! And the covers are coming back on...


14:28 - TAKE NOTE

For the 36-over game, the Powerplays are seven overs and four overs. Only one bowler allowed to bowl eight overs. Others can bowl a maximum of seven.


14:23 - Strike bowler Dale Steyn will start for South Africa. He replaces Aaron Phangiso.


The West Indies have won the toss and elected to field. The match has been reduced to 36 overs per side and will start at 14:45 SA time.


14:10 - Many feel that a reduced overs game could suit the Windies with the likes of Gayle, Pollard and Sammy #SAvWI #CT13 - @ev_bartlett


13:58 - Allan Donald is setting up the stumps to start warm-ups etc. for the bowlers and fielders. He still has a woollie on.


13:54 - WAG GALLERY

While we wait for action, check out THIS gallery of ICC Champions Trophy WAGS...


13:52 - UPDATE TWEET

Covers off again...action out there. A bit of blue sky peeping through too. - Pommie Mbangwa



13:48 - Good news. Rain has stopped, the sun is out, the covers are coming off. Again 


13:29 - PICTURE

Oops!! More than spitting now...covers back on - Pommie Mbangwa


13:27 - The rain is back. A drizzle again. The covers are coming back on ...


13:17 - The sun is out. Covers are coming off. If we start by 14:10, we could have a game of something close to 40-overs a side 


12:20 - Still raining, but very light. And it has got brighter too. Our calculations say that we must begin by 16:45 if we are to have a 20-over game. That means the rain has to stop by 15:45

12:20 - Still drizzling in Cardiff...


11:27 - RAINY DAYS

A washed out match will see the Proteas progress to the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals (AFP)


11:15 - QUOTE

Graeme Smith: "PLEASE let the boys win this tournament so we can drop that damn "C" word..."


11:11 - SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

Marty the zebra and Aaron Phangiso...


11:10 - TWEET

If the Proteas game with the West Indies today is rained out - SA would advance on the net run rate... Cindy Poluta


11:09 - TWEET

If it's going to rain, then it must RAIN all day. The West Indies aren't a side you want to play in a T20 when backs against the wall - Marc Lewis


11:01 - TWEET

Good luck to #Proteas today! Windies has got lots of fire power, we will have to bring our skills we had in previous game again or even better - Cape Cobras coach and former Proteas spinner, Paul Adams


10:59 - LATEST LOGS

Click HERE for the latest standings in the two ICC Champions Trophy groups


10:57 - FAN PIC

Andre David Smith with Proteas trio Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Albie Morkel. 


10:55 - FAN GALLERY

Send your Proteas fan pics to mysport@sport24.co.za and we'll include them to THIS gallery!


10:48 - DID YOU KNOW?

Chris Gayle has scored three hundreds against South Africa, two of them in losing causes?


10:47 - QUOTE

"They always say batting second is easier when there is a bit of weather around. I'm not too fussed about that. Whether we play a shortened game or a normal game, it's all about focus and team intensity off the field." - South African captain AB de Villiers


TEAMS

South Africa:

Colin Ingram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (captain), JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren Robin Peterson Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

West Indies:
Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Dwayne Bravo (captain), Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul.


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