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SA blow the Windies away

2010-05-22 23:55
Hashim Amla (Gallo)
Antigua - South Africa bowled West Indies out for 215 to claim a comprehensive 66-run victory in the first one-day international at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Saturday.


45th over: That’s it as Rampaul skies a Tsotsobe delivery out to Graeme Smith at long-on. Rampaul is out for three while Nikita Miller is not out on 13.

43rd over: Johan Botha is on to bowl his last over and he raps Jerome Taylor on the pads to dismiss the batsman leg-before. Ravi Rampaul is the last West Indies batsman.

Nikita Miller ends the over by slapping a short ball over midwicket for six.

42nd over: Sammy top-edges a pull shot of Ryan McLaren only to be caught at midwicket by Kallis. The home side, on 203 for eight, are sinking fast now.

40th over: Pollard is not going down without a fight as he pulls a short ball form Morkel form outside his off stump over square leg for four.

But Morkel gets his man as Pollard tries to smash a full delviery over long-on but McLaren on the fence gobbles up the catch. Pollard is out for a gutsy 44 off 37 balls which included five fours and a six.

39th over: Steyn is back to try and halt the home side’s momentum and the speedster does the trick as Ramdin chops a slower ball back onto his stumps to be dismissed for 17.

Darren Sammy is the new man at the wicket.

38th over: West Indies have opted to take their batting powerplay. Ryan McLaren sends down a full toss and Pollard whips the ball to the square leg fence for four.

Pollard square drives the next ball past point for four before opening the face of his bat to run a full delivery down to the third man boundary for the third boundary of the over. Pollard has put his foot on the accelerator as 15 runs are scored off the over.

37th over: Pollard drags a Morkel delivery from outside his off stump past mid-on for four.

35th over: Ramdin inside edges a Morkel delivery down the leg side for four. The home side end the over needing 114 runs off 78 balls.

34th over: Pollard has scratched around in scoring 10 runs off 18 balls but he finally shows what he is capable of as he launches a Dale Steyn delivery over long-on for a massive six.

30th over: Morne Morkel is back in to the attack and he strikes with his first ball Sarwan inside edges the delivery back onto his stumps. Sarwan is out for 38 and the home side are 140 for five as Kieron Pollard strides to the crease.

29th over: Denesh Ramdin has attempts a loose drive to a Botha delivery and the resulting outside edge scoots away to the boundary for four.

27th over: Botha finally ends the Sarwan/Deonarine stand as Deonarine top-edges a sweep shot to Jacques Kallis at short fine leg. Deonarine is out for 26 while his stand with Sarwan produced 61 runs.

25th over: Sarwan and Deonarine score four runs off a Johan Botha over to bring up their 50-run partnership off 76 balls. Sarwan has 28, Deonarine has 23 and the home side need 163 runs off 138 balls.

22nd over: After just 25 runs off the last five overs Narsingh Deonarine lashes out with a superb lofted drive that sees a Jacques Kallis delivery sail over long-off for six.

19th over: Sarwan sweeps a delivery from off-spinner Johan Botha behind square leg for four.

15th over: Narsingh Deonarine clips a leg side delivery from Morkel down to the fine leg boundary for four.

13th over: Morkel claims the wicket that South Africa wanted as the batsman skies an attempted pull shot out to Johan Botha at mid-on. Gayle departs for a breezy 45 off 39 balls with his knock including eight fours.

12th over: Gayle plays an extraordinary stroke as he has a one-handed swipe at a McLaren delivery and the balls zips off to the point boundary for four.

11th over: Gayle clips a Morkel delivery down to the fine leg boundary for four. Gayle then walks across his stumps to help himself to another boundary in the same region.

Gayle is motoring now has he bludgeons the last ball of the over to the long-off fence for the third four in four balls.

8th over: Ryan McLaren breaks the burgeoning second-wicket stand between Gayle and Bravo as Bravo flashes at a short ball to feather an outside edge through to keeper De Villiers.

Bravo is out for 15 while his partnership with Gayle was worth 40 runs off 4.5 overs.

7th over: Gayle on-drives a Steyn delivery and Morne Morkel, at mid-on, makes a pig’s ear of cutting the ball off and it gallops away to the boundary for four.

6th over: Chris Gayle thumps a Tsotsobe delviery past a leaping mid-off for four. Bravo joins in the fun by sending the last two balls of the over to the deep midwicket fence for four.

5th over: Classy shot from Bravo as he drives a Steyn delivery through the covers for four.

David Miller then drops Gayle as the batsman pulls a short ball to the deep square leg boundary.

Miller runs in from the fence but he cannot hang onto the chance despite getting both hands to the ball. Gayle, on eight, survives.

4th over: Chris Gayle opens his shoulders to pummel a Tsotsobe delivery to the deep midwicket fence for the first boundary of the innings.

3rd over: Steyn strikes in his second over as Fletcher pushes at an away-swinging delivery. The resulting thick outside edge flies to Kallis at second slip who takes a head high catch.

Fletcher departs for three and West Indies are four for one.

1st over: Dale Steyn will bowl the first over with the sun shining brightly over the ground. The out of form Andre Fletcher is on strike. Fletcher clips a delivery to midwicket for the first runs of the innings.

South Africa innings

Centuries from Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers saw South Africa post a formidable 280 for seven.

Amla and De Villiers both scored 102 after the match was reduced to 48 over per-side because of a 36 minute rain delay.

The reduction in overs meant that West Indies faced a Duckworth/Lewis revised total of 282 for victory.

Amla, who opened the batting, brought up his second ODI ton off 106 balls before he was bowled by seamer Ravi Rampaul with a delivery that cut back into the batsman and kept a touch low.

The right-handed Amla eventually fell after facing 109 balls while striking eight fours.

De Villiers, who reached his fifty off 62 deliveries, faced just 37 more balls before bringing up his 20th ODI ton which included five fours and two sixes.

The 26-year-old departed two balls after reaching three figures when he cut a short ball from speedster Jerome Taylor to Ramnaresh Sarwan at backward point who took a good leaping catch.

Amla and De Villiers combined for a third-wicket stand of 129 off 24.3 overs after South Africa had lost two wickets for the addition of four runs to slip to 57 for two.

The start of the match was delayed by half-an-hour because of a wet outfield before Chris Gayle won the toss and elected to field.

Amla and Graeme Smith (18) gave the visitors a decent start with an opening stand of 53 before Smith edged a delivery from seamer Dwayne Bravo through to keeper Denesh Ramdin.

Jacques Kallis scored just one before the impressive Bravo had the batsman caught at third man.

The much-maligned wicket at the ground, which had been very two-paced during the two T20 internationals played there earlier in the week, played a lot truer and Amla and De Villiers made full use of the batsmen-friendly conditions.

JP Duminy scratched around in scoring 15 off 27 balls before being bowled by Rampaul while debutant David Miller did not look overawed by the occasion as he chipped in with an unbeaten 23 off 16 balls.

Bravo ended the innings with the superb figures of three for 40 off 10 overs while Rampaul picked up two for 46 off his 10.


West Indies - Chris Gayle (capt), Andre Fletcher, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Narsingh Deonarine, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy, Nikita Miller, Jerome Taylor, Ravi Rampaul.

South Africa - Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.


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