S Africa vs W Indies
Over 26 - WI 190/5 (Bravo 7, Pollard 28)
Steyn's last over is saved and Morris replaces him. things are starting to fall apart for the Proteas, an extra run in given away in the outfield and is then followed by a wide. A half-volley is crashed over mid-off for a boundary to end the over.
Over 25 - WI 180/5 (Bravo 3, Pollard 24)
Tsotsobe starts another over. This definitely game on, as after 24 overs the West Indies are exactly on the D/L par score. Tsotsobe over-pitches and is crashed down the ground for four by Pollard. The momentum has shifted, the Windies are favourites.
Over 24 - WI 172/5 (Bravo 1, Pollard 19)
Steyn is cracked over mid-wicket for four. WICKET. Samuels takes one chance too many. Steyn has done the job and uproots the middle stump. There is drizzle in the air once more as the umpires have a little meeting. A poor short delivery goes for 5 wides.
Over 23 - WI 158/4 (Samuels 44, Pollard 15)
Tsotsobe joins the attack. South africa need a wicket as it will curb the scoring and will also push out the D/L par score. The left-arm quick is mixing up his pace nicely as Samuels looks to get after him. The 150 comes up for the Windies. Pollard backs away and edges down to third-man for a boundary. The fielding change telegraphs the short ball and it is put away for four.
Over 22 - WI 149/4 (Samuels 43, Pollard 7)
After two massive overs, the West Indies are only 2 runs behind the D/L par score. Steyn is back as South Africa need to stop the bleeding. Pollard plays a great over with due respect.
Over 21 - WI 147/4 (Samuels 42, Pollard 6)
The powerplay has come to an end, so Peterson comes back on to bowl. Samuels advances and hits another six into the crowd, followed by consecutive boundaries. Is Samuels going to break South African heats.
Over 20 - WI 130/4 (Samuels 27, Pollard 4)
McLaren continues and Samuels looks like he wants to cash in. He backs away and hits it out of the ground for a huge six. A bouncer is top edged resulting in another boundary. Samuels is on the charge. 16 runs come off the over. 20 overs have now been completed which means that this match will produce a result.
Over 19 - WI 114/4 (Samuels 11, Pollard 4)
Dale Steyn comes back into the attack. This is a ploy to get rid of Pollard before the big guy can get going. Pollard flicks a boundary off his pads first ball.
Over 18 - WI 108/4 (Samuels 10, Pollard 0)
McLaren is sliding onto the bat nicely. The batsmen seem to fancy his pace. The 100 comes up for the West Indies who have nothing to loose in this situation. They need to keep being aggressive and see what happens. They have taken the powerplay in a good move. WICKET. A break down in communication results in both batsmen ending up at the strikers end. Bravo is run out after some good boundary fielding by Amla.
Over 17 - WI 99/3 (Samuels 5, Darren Bravo 9)
Peterson continues to restrict the runs. he has bowled very well on a pitch that doesn't offer much to the spinners.
Over 16 - WI 96/3 (Samuels 3, Darren Bravo 8)
We are back. The new batsmen is Darren Bravo and he is greeted by a new bowler in the form of McLaren. Bravo is off and running as he scores two boundaries.
Over 15 - WI 87/3 (Samuels 2, Smith 30)
Peterson is dealing with the wet ball very nicely. There is no turn to speak of, but he is hitting good areas. An economical over makes up for Morris leaking runs at the other end. Smith is struck on the pads and South Africa have called for the review. WICKET. Smith is given out, but the fielding team follows him off the field as rain stops play again. There still needs to be another 5 overs bowled before a result can be calculated.
Over 14 - WI 85/2 (Samuels 1, Smith 29)
It is starting to drizzle again. 20 overs need to be completed in this innings for the D/L method to constitute a match. Smith swings Morris into the leg-side and the ball bounces once before crossing the boundary.
Over 13 - WI 76/2 (Samuels 0, Smith 21)
The left-arm spinner, Peterson, is introduced straight after the departure of Gayle. A wonderful start for Peterson goes for a single run.
Over 12 - WI 75/2 (Samuels 0, Smith 20)
Smith joins the party. He walks down the wickets and slashes Morris through the off-side for a boundary. Gayle pulls well infront of square to pick up another boundary. The run rate is rising rapidly. WICKET. South Africa are one step closer to the semi-final as Gayle is caught out point, driving with an open face.
Over 11 - WI 66/1 (Gayle 32, Smith 15)
Gayle cuts loose and deposits Duminy over long-off for a big six. A poor ball is cut for four by Smith. It is definitely time for Duminy to take a break.
Over 10 - WI 49/1 (Gayle 22, Smith 9)
Morris is given is first opportunity in this match. He will be keen to build on the good start he had in the previous game. The quick starts well, given away just three runs in his first over.
Over 9 - WI 46/1 (Gayle 21, Smith 7)
Duminy returns to the bowling crease. The ball is still very new and the off-spinner isn't getting any purchase off the wicket. a tight over comes and goes as the required run rate rises to over 8.
Over 8 - WI 41/1 (Gayle 19, Smith 5)
Tsotsobe drops short to the new man. Nobody is going to be troubled by that pace and Smith confidently pulls it for a boundary.
Over 7 - WI 35/1 (Gayle 18, Smith 0)
Charles stands up tall and swats Steyn onto the leg-side for a boundary. If these two bat for any length of time, then the West Indies will find themselves in a good position. WICKET. Charles skies a length ball miles into the air, de Villiers circles and takes the catch.
- 14th Jun 2013
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
- The Swalec Stadium
- S J Stephen, R J Rodney
- TV Umpire
- B N J Bruce
- Match Referee
- A J Andrew
- Reserve Umpire
- A S Aleem
w indies BATTING CARD
|C.H. Gayle||c du Plessis b Morris||36|
|J. Charles||c de Villiers b Steyn||16|
|D.S. Smith||lbw Peterson||30|
|M.N. Samuels||b Steyn||48|
|D.M. Bravo||run out (Amla)||12|
|K.A. Pollard||c Steyn b McLaren||28|
|D.J. Bravo||Not out||8|
|Total||26.1 Overs||190 - 6|