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Chris Gayle became the first player to score a century in a Twenty20 international to propel the West Indies to 205-6 against South Africa.

South Africa win by 8 wickets with 14 balls to spare

17.4 Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR!!, good length delivery on the off, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot, gives himself room by going
slightly outside the leg stump and smashes it to long off, over the infield and that is all over!!!

17.4 Bravo to Gibbs, wide, shortish delivery goes down the leg side, wide signalled

17.3 Bravo to Gibbs, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and thinks about the cut, changes his mind and lets it go

The only interesting thing left in this game is can Kemp get to his fifty or will Gibbs finish it off???

17.2 Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR!!, slower delivery on the off, good length, Gibbs comes down the track and drives it to long off, up and over the infield for four, that is a fabulous shot, he treats him like a spinner!!!

17.1 Bravo to Gibbs, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot, gets underneath it beautifully and hoicks it over long on, that goes just over the fielder in the deep there!!!

Dwayne Bravo is back into the attack

16.6 Edwards to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long on

16.6 Edwards to Gibbs, wide, ohhh another aerobic excerise for the umpire, way down the leg side

16.5 Edwards to Kemp, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Kemp goes on the backfoot and turns it to square leg, wants a quick single, sent back by the non striker, an overthrow and he gets the single in the end

The 100 partnership is up and that too in just 50 balls. We all know how breathtaking this format of the game can be but if you have players like Kemp and Gibbs in the middle, it can be even more happening.

16.4 Edwards to Kemp, 2 runs, yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and digs it out to long on, that is excellent running between wickets!!!

16.3 Edwards to Kemp, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Kemp shuffles across and flicks it away to deep mid wicket, that raises the 100 partnership!!!

This pair has just run away with the game from the Windies. And the way things are going on, they might just win this game with 2 overs to spare.

16.3 Edwards to Kemp, wide, and another wide way down the leg side

16.2 Edwards to Kemp, FOUR!!, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, Kemp goes on the backfoot and clips it to fine leg, that was done with a deft touch!!!

16.1 Edwards to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs shuffles across and glances it to short fine leg, more of an inside edge but they get a single

Fidel Edwards is back into the attack

20:17 South Africa 180/2

15.6 Samuels to Gibbs, 1 run, Samuels tosses it up outside the off stump, spins back into the right hander, Gibbs leans into the shot and drives it to sweeper cover for a single to keep the strike

15.5 Samuels to Gibbs, FOUR!!, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and pulls it to backward square leg for four, another cracking shot!!!

15.4 Samuels to Gibbs, FOUR!!, full and straight on the stumps, slanting into the right hander, Gibbs makes room outside the leg stump and smashes it straight down the ground for four, hit with a lot of disdain!!!

15.3 Samuels to Gibbs, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander, Gibbs shows the full face of the bat and plays it back to the bowler, Kemp looks for a quick single, Samuels has a shy at the bowler's end but that miss sums up the sorry state of affairs on the field for the Windies!!!

15.2 Samuels to Kemp, 1 run, delivery looped up on the middle and leg, curving into the right hander again, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and clips it to deep square leg for a single, that was hit ruthlessly

15.1 Samuels to Gibbs, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, spins back into the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long on to take a run

20:12 South Africa 169/2

14.6 Rampaul to Kemp, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and clips it between midwicket and long on for four, that was timed to perfection, full swing of the willow!!!

14.5 Rampaul to Kemp, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Kemp uses the depth of the crease and heaves it over long on for a biggie!!! that went sailing over the ropes!!! crispy shot, crunching sound of the bat!!!

14.4 Rampaul to Kemp, no run, this is the length he should be looking to bowl at, yorker length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Kemp stays back and digs it out back to the bowler

14.3 Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs leans into the shot and drives it to sweeper cover for a single, finally one in the blockhole

14.2 Rampaul to Gibbs, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and smashes it to deep extra cover for four, back to back boundaries for Gibbs here

14.1 Rampaul to Gibbs, FOUR!!, strays onto the pads, that is a real loosener of a delivery to start off the fresh over, Gibbs shuffles across and glances it to fine leg for four, that was a crispy shot!!!

Ravindranath Rampaul is back into the attack

20:08 South Africa 148/2

13.6 Samuels to Kemp, no run

13.5 Samuels to Gibbs, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander with some extra spin, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and punches it to long on for a single

13.4 Samuels to Kemp, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, spins back into the pads of the right hander, Kemp reaches for it and drives it to long on for a single

13.3 Samuels to Kemp, FOUR!!, flattish delivery on the off, spins back into the right hander sharply, Kemp opens the face of the bat and late cuts it down to third man for four, that was delicately played!!! deft touch on that occasion

13.2 Samuels to Kemp, FOUR!!, delivery looped up on the middle and leg, curving into the right hander, Kemp kneels down and looks to sweep it away, miscues it to deep mid wicket for four, that even went

The partnership moves onto 50 off just 30 balls, excellent cricket being played by these two

13.1 Samuels to Gibbs, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, spins back into the right hander, Gibbs closes the face of the bat and swats it to square leg for a single, the fifty partnership is up now!!!

Marlon Samuels, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

20:03 South Africa 137/2

12.6 Dwayne Smith to Kemp, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander, Kemp makes room outside the leg stump and looks to clear long on, skies it way up in the air, Samuels comes underneath that one and that is grassed, catch dropped!!, this might just end up being the decisive miss!!!

12.6 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, 2 wides, strays down the leg side again, he is bowling all over the mat here, terrible bowling

12.5 Dwayne Smith to Kemp, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads of the right hander, Kemp closes the face of the bat and glances it to backward square leg for a single

12.4 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, angling into the right hander, Gibbs gets forward and drops it to cover with soft hands for a quick single

12.3 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Gibbs closes the face of the bat and whips it to mid wicket for four, that is his 2nd T20I FIFTY!!

12.2 Dwayne Smith to Kemp, 1 run, fullish delivery outside the off stump, sliding into the right hander, Kemp reaches for it and drives it to long off for a single, there is a man in the deep

12.1 Dwayne Smith to Kemp, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the off, angling into the right hander, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the drive on the rise, outside edges it down to third man for four, streaky but it is all effective in T20Is!!!

12.1 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, 2 wides, starts off with a poor delivery again, way down the leg side and they take an extra run as well on that occasion, Dwayne Smith is straightaway under pressure!!!

Dwayne Smith is back into the attack

19:56 South Africa 120/2

11.6 Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish delivery outside the off stump, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs leans into the shot and drives it to sweeper cover for a single, he will be on strike for the next over

11.5 Bravo to Kemp, leg byes, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Kemp closes the face of the bat and looks to flick it away, off the pads to square leg for a single

Chanderpaul was perhaps a bit too worried about where the rope was and in the process he dropped the ball. The ball just lands in front of the rope and topples over.

11.4 Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long on for a single this time

11.3 Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Gibbs stays inside the crease and uses the depth well, swats it to deep mid wicket, that went high high up in the air, Chanderpaul settles under it for ages but that is floored, catch dropped!!, one bounce over the ropes

11.2 Bravo to Kemp, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the right hander, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and smashes it to long on for a single

11.1 Bravo to Kemp, FOUR!!, Bravo searcher for the yorker, gets it right on that occasion, right up in the blockhole, Kemp stays back inside the crease and looks to dig it out, whips it to fine leg for four, how was that played and that too for a four!!!

19:51 South Africa 108/2

10.6 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, Edwards bangs it in short on the off, angling into the right hander with some sharp kick off the mat, Gibbs ducks underneath it with ease

10.5 Edwards to Kemp, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the right hander, Kemp goes on the backfoot and pulls it to backward square leg for a single again

10.4 Edwards to Gibbs, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and pulls it to backward square leg for a single only, this is a very tidy over from Edwards

10.3 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the right hander sharply, Gibbs stays back inside the crease and looks to whip it away, inside edge onto the pads, three dots in a row!!!

10.2 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, drifting into the right hander sharply, Gibbs gets forward and looks to defend it, beats the inside edge, almost cut him into two halves there on that occasion

10.1 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs stays back inside the crease and looks to dig it out, inside edge onto the boot, lovely bowling this from Edwards

19:47 South Africa 106/2

9.6 Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and drives it to mid on, quick single taken

9.5 Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR!!, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, inside edges it to fine leg, tries to hit it too hard and ends up with a lemon cut!!!

9.4 Bravo to Gibbs, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and smashes it to long on, there is a fielder in the deep but they take two easily, 100 up!!!

9.3 Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR!!, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot, looks to flick it away, inside edges it to fine leg, uppish but over the fielder for four!!!

9.2 Bravo to Kemp, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Kemp gets on top of the bounce, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

9.1 Bravo to Kemp, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Kemp comes on the frontfoot and feels for it outside the off stump, misses, some movement for Bravo there

9.1 Bravo to Kemp, wide, strays down the leg side to start off the new over

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

19:40 South Africa 93/2

8.6 Edwards to Gibbs, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs stays inside the crease and uses the depth well, smashes it to long off for a four, couple of bounces and into the fence

8.5 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, straightening after pitching, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and digs it out well, straight down the ground, no chance for a run there on that occasion

8.4 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs stays back inside the crease and reads it well, inside edge onto the boot, well bowled and well played

8.4 Edwards to Gibbs, wide, straying down the leg side again, terrible delivery from Edwards

8.3 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, Edwards bangs it in short outside the off stump, too high on that occasion, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, pulls out of the shot at the last moment

8.2 Edwards to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander with some extra pace off the track, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and looks to flick it away, inside edge onto the pads

Justin Kemp, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.1 Edwards to de Villiers, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Edwards to de Villiers, out Caught by Ramdin!! full and straight on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, de Villiers uses the depth of the crease and looks to swat it across the line, skies it miles miles up in the air, Ramdin calls for it and takes a real smart catch, end of de Villiers here!!!

de Villiers c Ramdin b Edwards 16(9) [4s-1 6s-1]

8.1 Edwards to de Villiers, wide, wide fever affecting one and all, straying way down the leg side on that occasion

Fidel Edwards, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

19:33 South Africa 87/1.

7.6 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, de Villiers shuffles across and flicks it to deep mid wicket, a single to end the over, good one for South Africa

7.6 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, 5 wides, poor delivery on that occasion, way down the leg side and no chance for the keeper

7.5 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and flicks it to deep mid wicket, straight to the fielder in the deep for a single

7.5 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, wide, another one ad this time down the leg side

7.4 Dwayne Smith to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on the off, a bit of swing away from the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and looks to defend, play and miss

7.3 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, de Villiers shuffles across and glances it to deep square leg

7.2 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, FOUR!!, good length delivery on the middle and leg, de Villiers goes down on his knees and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, that is big as well but just one bounce and over the ropes, good start to the over for the South Africans

7.1 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, SIX!!, good length delivery on the middle and leg, de Villiers comes down the track and smashes it over long on, in the air and gone for six!!!

7.1 Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, wide, way way outside the off stump on that occasion

19:28 Dwayne Smith, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

19:28 South Africa 67/1.

6.6 Powell to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss on the middle and leg, de Villiers shuffles across and glances it to backward square leg, just a single on that occasion

6.5 Powell to Gibbs, leg byes, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs looks to flick it away, off the pads to forward short leg

6.4 Powell to Gibbs, FOUR!!, short of length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and pulls it away to deep mid wicket, doesn't go all the way, hits the ropes on the full and the third umpire signals four

6.3 Powell to Gibbs, 2 runs, full delivery outside the off stump, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and drives it to sweeper cover, up and over the infield, in the air and straight to Bravo, straight in and straight out, Bravo has DROPPED!! Gibbs

6.2 Powell to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs goes towards leg stumps and ends up pushing it back to the bowler

6.1 Powell to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and pushes it to cover, straight to the fielder, that was a slower delivery and Gibbs didn't quite read it well enough

19:22 South Africa 59/1.

5.6 Rampaul to de Villiers, 2 runs, Rampaul bangs it in short on the middle and leg, well directed towards the body, de Villiers goes on the backfoot and pulls it to deep mid wicket for a couple only, not really getting hold of that one

5.5 Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, Gibbs leans into the shot and drives it to cover for a quick single, good stop at the edge of the circle

5.4 Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the right hander, de Villiers comes on the frontfoot and opens the face of the bat, steers it down to third man for a single to get off the mark

5.3 Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, drifting into the right hander sharply, de Villiers comes on the frontfoot and looks to defend it, misses it, beats the outside edge

5.3 Rampaul to de Villiers, wide, short and way outside the off stump, wide called

AB de Villiers, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.2 Rampaul to Smith, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Rampaul to Smith, out Caught by Gayle at mid off!! full and fast on the stumps, slanting away from the left hander, Smith makes room outside the leg stump and looks to clear the infield on the off side, hits it straight to mid off, the fielder there takes a smart catch, neatly done!!! first wicket down now!!!

Smith c Gayle b Rampaul 28(21) [4s-4 6s-1]

5.1 Rampaul to Smith, FOUR!!, this is a real loosener of a delivery, straying onto the pads of the left hander, Smith shuffles across and flicks it to fine leg for four, the fine leg fielder was up in the circle and Smith got that very fine indeed, good start to the over, Rampaul under a lot of pressure

19:14 South Africa 50/0.

4.6 Powell to Gibbs, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, that was the slower one, Gibbs shuffles across and looks to smash it on the off side, miscues it straight to the fielder at short mid wicket

4.5 Powell to Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads of the left hander, Smith stays inside the line and slogs it to backward square leg for a single, there is a man in the deep

4.5 Powell to Smith, wide, third wide of the over, this is terrible bowling from Powell here

4.4 Powell to Smith, no run, Powell bangs it in short on the off, well directed towards the body, Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, misses it, that is one for the over!!!

4.3 Powell to Smith, wide, Powell errs in line again, great effort by Ramdin there to stop that ball, that seemed to be flying away to the finel leg fence

4.2 Powell to Gibbs, 1 run, Powell searches for the lethal yorker on the stumps, ends up being a low full toss, Gibbs stays there and looks to slog it away, inside edges it to backward square leg for a single only

4.2 Powell to Smith, 2 wides, strays down the leg side, the keeper dives but fails to collect it cleanly, they take a quick single

4.1 Powell to Smith, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, slanting away from the left hander, Smith stays back inside the crease and smashes it between extra cover and long off for four, the timing wasn't great on that occasion but the ball took enough to cross the ropes

19:07 South Africa 36/0.

3.6 Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, drifting into the pads of the left hander, Smith goes on the backfoot and smashes it to mid on, goes for a quick single, a shy at the bowler's end but Smith makes it in time

3.5 Rampaul to Smith, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, sliding away from the left hander with some extra pace off the mat, Smith comes on the frontfoot and drives it straight to the fielder at short cover, back to back dots!!! good comeback by Rampaul after those hits

3.4 Rampaul to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Smith comes down the track and looks to hoick it away, misses it completely, good change in pace by Rampaul there on that occasion

3.3 Rampaul to Gibbs, 3 runs, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and smashes it between midwicket and long on for three runs, great sliding stop by Edwards in the deep, he saved a run for his side here

3.3 Rampaul to Gibbs, no ball, FOUR!!, Rampaul bangs it in short on the middle and leg, angling into the right hander, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and pulls it to mid wicket for four, one bounce over the ropes, that was timed to perfection, free hit coming up now!!!

3.2 Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle and leg, generates extra pace off the deck, Smith goes on the backfoot and pulls it to deep mid wicket for a single, just a touch too late on that shot

3.1 Rampaul to Smith, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the left hander, Smith comes down the track and smashes it over long on for a biggie!!! that went too high up in the air but had the distance as well, flew away from his sight

19:02 South Africa 20/0.

2.6 Powell to Gibbs, SIX!!, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, swinging further away, Gibbs leans into the shot and smashes it over deep extra cover for a biggie!!! that was just creamed away, murdered that one for a meaty blow!!!

2.5 Powell to Gibbs, no run, fullish delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Gibbs closes the face of the bat and turns it straight to the fielder at short mid wicket, dot delivery, must say that Powell is doing a great job!!!

2.3 Powell to Smith, no run, full and fast on the stumps, angling away from the left hander, Smith stays back inside the crease and looks to force it away on the rise, straight to the fielder at mid off, looks for a quick single but that was never on the cards!!!

2.2 Powell to Smith, FOUR!!, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the left hander, Smith picks up the length early and pulls it to deep square leg for four, that was a classic shot!!!

2.2 Powell to Smith, wide, that goes way down the leg side

2.1 Powell to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, Smith goes on the backfoot and pulls it away to square leg, straight to the fielder, not quite timed that one

18:58 South Africa 8/0.

1.6 Rampaul to Gibbs, FOUR!!, good length delivery on the stumps this time, just a bit too straight, Gibbs gives himself a bit of room and drives it straight down the ground, right over the bowler's head for four!!!

1.5 Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Smith shuffles across and glances it to backward square leg, straight to the fielder in the deep and just a single

1.4 Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, T20 is still about the basics, another good length delivery on the off, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and looks to punch it on the off, outside edge runs it down to third man

1.3 Rampaul to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery down the leg side, Smith shuffles across and looks to flick it away, off the pads to short fine leg

1.2 Rampaul to Smith, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Smith comes on the frontfoot and looks to defend, inside edge onto the pads and down to backward square leg

1.1 Rampaul to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, Smith goes on the backfoot, opens the face of the bat and plays that to gully, straight to the fielder

18:54 Ravindranath Rampaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

18:54 South Africa 1/0.

0.6 Powell to Gibbs, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Gibbs goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, too early into the shot, edges that to gully, just short of the fielder

0.4 Powell to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Gibbs gets right behind and defends it solidly

0.3 Powell to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery pitching just outside off, a bit of swing away from the right hander, Gibbs takes a good look at it and lets it go

0.2 Powell to Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Smith goes on the backfoot and cuts it to square thirdman

18:48 A bad blow to start off the second innings. That has hit him right on the right wrist and I won't be surprised if he has a broken bone there. He is certainly in a lot of pain. Ominous start for the Proteas. The magic spray is out and that is the right word, you need a magical spray to repair the blow, you need a magical start to win this special game.

0.1 Powell to Smith, no run, Powell starts off with a surprise delivery, short of length and on the stumps, Smith is taken off guard, gets hit on the wrist, it goes up in the air and falls right nect to him

18:46 Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs are at the crease. Graeme Smith is on strike. Daren Powell will open the attack

A fine knock from Gayle sets the tempo for the World T20. Now we know what to expect from this event. What a beautiful innings it was from Gayle. No matter what form of the game you are talking about, you can't take any credit away from the fine knock.

He smacked 10 sixes and 7 fours in that innings and this has really set up the match for the West Indians. But with a fine batting line up, the Proteas might just be right up there in the run chase. True or False??? We will know in a few minutes time...

19.6 Philander to Ramdin, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, Ramdin gives himself room and goes for a wild drive on the off, outside edge runs it down to third man, single to end the innings!!!

Dwayne Bravo, right handed bat, comes to the crease but will be off strike

19.5 Philander to Sarwan, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Philander to Sarwan, out Caught by de Villiers!! Philander pitches it up on the middle and leg, Sarwan comes on the frontfoot and looks to go over the on side, fails to make proper contact and hits it straight to the fielder at mid on

Sarwan c de Villiers b Philander 12(8) [6s-1]

19.4 Philander to Sarwan, SIX!!, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sarwan goes outside the leg stump to give himself room, goes hard at it and smashes it square of the wicket, way way over the head of the fielder, 200 up for the West Indians

19.3 Philander to Sarwan, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sarwan comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long off, sets off for a second, pushed for it by Ramdin, the throw comes at the far end and by the time Boucher whips the bails, Sarwan is home

19.2 Philander to Sarwan, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, yorker length, Sarwan comes on the frontfoot and plays it back to the bowler, excellent bowling by Philander

19.1 Philander to Sarwan, no run, full and straight on the off, Sarwan gives himself room and looks to carve it on the off, misses, a bit of swing there for Philander

18:29 Vernon Philander will bowl the last over

18:29 Final over coming up now!!!

18:29 West Indies 196/5.

18.6 van der Wath to Sarwan, 3 runs, slower delivery on the stumps, fuller length, Sarwan comes down the track and slices it square of the wicket, opens the face of the bat at the last minute to get the placement but Morkel does well in the deep to save a run

18.5 van der Wath to Ramdin, 1 run, low full toss on the middle and leg, Ramdin comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long on, straight to the fielder in the deep

18.4 van der Wath to Ramdin, FOUR!!, short of length delivery outside the off stump, Ramdin goes back, gives himself room to free his arms and upper cuts it to square third man, beautiful shot, four runs for the taking!!!

18.3 van der Wath to Ramdin, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Ramdin goes on the backfoot and looks to cut it away on that occasion, misses

Denesh Ramdin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.2 van der Wath to Chanderpaul, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

van der Wath to Chanderpaul, out Caught by Boucher!! A slower delivery angling away from the left hander, back of a length, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and looks to cut it away, done by the change in pace, gets an edge and Chanderpaul is gone

Chanderpaul c Boucher b van der Wath 11(10) [4s-1]

18.1 van der Wath to Chanderpaul, FOUR!!, full and way outside the off stump, Chanderpaul stays rooted at the crease, reaches for it anf looks to smash it through cover, throws the kitchen sink at that one, outside edge runs it down to third man

18:25 West Indies 184/4.

17.6 Morne Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and pulls it away to deep mid wicket, that is a fine over from Morne Morkel, just the 3 runs from it and a wicket to add to it

17.5 Morne Morkel to Sarwan, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the off, Sarwan comes on the frontfoot, shows the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, wants a second but good stuff there from Gibbs

17.4 Morne Morkel to Sarwan, no run, short of length delivery outside the off stump, Sarwan goes on the backfoot and taps that to gully, straight to the fielder, good bouncer there from Morne Morkel

Ramnaresh Sarwan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.3 Morne Morkel to Dwayne Smith, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Morne Morkel to Dwayne Smith, out Caught by Gibbs!! That is full and just outside off, Dwayne Smith comes on the frontfoot and looks to go over the fielder at long off, fails to time it to perfection and holes out to the fielder there

Dwayne Smith c Gibbs b Morne Morkel 1(4)

17.2 Morne Morkel to Dwayne Smith, no run, low full toss on the stumps, bang on target, Dwayne Smith shuffles across and looks to clip it over mid wicket, his favorite area, misses and gets hit on the box, fortunately for him that was a slower delivery

17.1 Morne Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Chanderpaul comes on the frontfoot and looks to drive through the line, outside edge runs it down to third man

18:18 West Indies 181/3.

16.6 van der Wath to Dwayne Smith, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Dwayne Smith comes on the frontfoot and goes for the big booming slog on the leg side, misses

16.5 van der Wath to Chanderpaul, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and pushes it to cover

16.4 van der Wath to Dwayne Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Dwayne Smith shuffles across and flicks it to deep mid wicket, he is off the mark straightaway

16.3 van der Wath to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and pulls it away to deep mid wicket

Dwayne Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.2 van der Wath to Gayle, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

van der Wath to Gayle, out Caught by Boucher!! van der Wath drops it a touch short on the stumps, Gayle goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, fails to make proper contact and top edges it, the keeper comes under it beautifully and takes a catch that looks simple but is not quite so, end of a fine knock from Gayle, no matter what form of the game it is!!!

Gayle c Boucher b van der Wath 117(57) [4s-7 6s-10]

16.1 van der Wath to Chanderpaul, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and glances it to fine leg, just a single to end the over

18:12 Johan van der Wath is back into the attack

18:12 West Indies 177/2.

15.6 Morne Morkel to Chanderpaul, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, Chanderpaul shuffles across and looks to flick it away, off the pads to square leg

15.5 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle gives himself room and punches it to long on, just ambles across for a single on that occasion

15.4 Morne Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Chanderpaul goes on the backfoot and slaps that to gully for a quick single

15.3 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Gayle goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, doesn't quite time it, loses the grip of the bat, mistimes it to mid on, in the air but the fielder is deep at long on

5.2 Morne Morkel to Gayle, FOUR!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and smashes it straight down the ground, a couple of bounces and over the ropes, this carnage, absolute carnage!!!

15.1 Morne Morkel to Gayle, wide, back of a length delivery angling into the left hander, Gayle shuffles across and looks to clip it on the leg side, that goes way down the leg side

15.1 Morne Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Chanderpaul comes on the frontfoot and drives it to sweeper cover, straight to the fielder in the deep

18:06 Morne Morkel is back into the attack

18:06 West Indies 167/2.

14.6 Pollock to Gayle, SIX!!, full again and on the middle and leg this time, Gayle shuffles across and clips it over deep mid wicket, that is absolutely ruthless!!! Huge hit that!!!

14.5 Pollock to Gayle, FOUR!!, fullish delivery outside the off stump, too full on that occasion, a low full toss in fact, Gayle gets under it and drives it to long off, beautiful shot!!!

14.4 Pollock to Gayle, no run, yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and looks to drive it down the ground, inside edge onto the pads

14.3 Pollock to Gayle, wide, and outside the off stump on that occasion

14.3 Pollock to Gayle, wide, down the leg side this time

14.2 Pollock to Gayle, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and drives it straight down the ground, that is a beautiful shot down the ground and he becomes the FIRST PLAYER TO SCORE A T20I HUNDRED

14.2 Pollock to Gayle, wide, Pollock bangs in the bouncer, Gayle ducks and it is caled a wide

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, left handed bat, comes to the crease

14.2 Pollock to Samuels, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Pollock to Samuels, out Caught by de Villiers!! Pollock bowls a full delivery on the off, Samuels gets undernath it and looks to hit it over long off, mishit and it goes straight down the throat of long off

Samuels c de Villiers b Pollock 6(4) [6s-1]

14.1 Pollock to Gayle, 1 run, low full toss on the off, Gayle waits for the slower delivery, gets right behind and pushes it to long off for a single, that is now the HIGHEST SCORE in T20Is

18:03 West Indies 152/1.

13.6 Philander to Samuels, no run, yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, Samuels comes on the frontfoot and drives it to mid on, straight to the fielder this time

13.5 Philander to Samuels, SIX!!, Philander bangs it in short again, perhaps expecting Samuels to do the same, this time Samuels is more prepared and he pulls it away, over the deep mid wicket boundary for a biggie!!!

13.4 Philander to Samuels, no run, Philander bangs it in short of length on the stumps, Samuels ducks underneath it

Marlon Samuels, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.3 Philander to Devon Smith, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Philander to Devon Smith, out Caught by Boucher!! Fullish delivery angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith goes inside out and looks to carve it over cover, fails to make proper contact on that occasion, gets an edge and the keeper makes no mistake.

Devon Smith c Boucher b Philander 35(35) [4s-3]

13.2 Philander to Devon Smith, no run, fuller length delivery on the off, Devon Smith comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for a big shot on the off, misses again

13.1 Philander to Devon Smith, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to cut it away, misses

17:54 Vernon Philander is back into the attack.

17:54 West Indies 145/0.

12.6 Pollock to Gayle, SIX!!, that is full and straight, a bit too straight perhaps, Gayle comes on the frontfoot, gets behind the line of the ball and clips it over deep mid wicket, that goes sailing into the stands and he has equalled the HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE in T20Is

12.5 Pollock to Gayle, SIX!!, Pollock is looking for the yorker, not full enough, ends up being a juicy good length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle gets underneath it and smashes it over long on, right in the slot and it goes into the stands, Gayle is into the 90s now!!!

12.4 Pollock to Devon Smith, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the off, Devon Smith comes on the frontfoot and digs it out to mid off awkwardly

12.3 Pollock to Gayle, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle comes on the frontfoot, gets behind the line and flicks it to deep mid wicket, just a single

12.2 Pollock to Gayle, no run, what a magnificent delivery that was!!! A slower delivery and that too a lovely bouncer, Gayle just ducks and the ball wobbles past him, dot ball and that is what matters!!!

12.1 Pollock to Gayle, no run, from over the wicket to the left hander, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle gives himself room by going outside the leg stump and looks to smash it on the off, misses

17:54 Shaun Pollock is back into the attack

17:54 West Indies 131/0.

11.6 Smith to Devon Smith, 2 runs, Smith tosses it up outside the off stump, spins back into the left hander, Devon Smith kneels down and reverse sweeps it down to third man for a couple

11.5 Smith to Gayle, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, drifting into the left hander, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and looks to whip it away on the leg side, inside edge onto the pads and they go through with a quick single

11.4 Smith to Gayle, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on the off, curving into the left hander again, Gayle goes on the backfoot and punches it to long off for a couple, good running between the wickets

11.3 Smith to Gayle, SIX!!, Smith tosses it up on the stumps, no real spin on that one, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and gets under it nicely, lifts it over long on for a six!!! that had enough power in it to cross the fence!!!

11.2 Smith to Gayle, FOUR!!, back of a length delivery on the off, curving into the left hander, Gayle stays back inside the crease and smashes it to sweeper cover for four, that was a cracker jacker of a shot!!!

11.1 Smith to Gayle, 2 runs, flighted delivery on the off, angling into the left hander, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the drive, outside edges it down to third man for a couple, miscued hit this

17:50 Graeme Smith, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

17:50 West Indies 114/0.

10.6 Philander to Gayle, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the left hander, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and looks to force it away, inside edges it to fine leg

10.5 Philander to Gayle, no run

10.4 Philander to Devon Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the left hander, Devon Smith closes the face of the bat and turns it to short mid wicket for a single only, quick running on that occasion

10.3 Philander to Devon Smith, 2 runs, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and stabs it to extra cover for a couple

10.2 Philander to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Gayle closes the face of the bat and turns it to square leg for a single only

10.1 Philander to Gayle, no run, touch short of good length delivery on the stumps, hurrying onto the left hander, Gayle shows the full face of the bat and plays it back to the bowler

17:45 West Indies 109/0.

17:45 That is the most sixes by an individual in a T20I innings. Chris Gayle has hit 6 sixes in this innings already.

9.6 Albie Morkel to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Gayle closes the face of the bat and turns it straight to the fielder at short mid wicket

9.5 Albie Morkel to Gayle, FOUR!!, touch short of good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and punches it between extra cover and long off for four, cracking shot!!!

9.4 Albie Morkel to Gayle, SIX!!, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and pulls it over deep mid wicket for a biggie!!! that went sailing over the ropes!!! the 100 is up for the Windies!!!

9.3 Albie Morkel to Devon Smith, 1 run, touch short of good length delivery outside the off stump, angling into the left hander, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and stabs it to long off for a single

9.2 Albie Morkel to Devon Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, straying onto the pads, Devon Smith closes the face of the bat and tucks it to backward square leg for a single

9.2 Albie Morkel to Devon Smith, wide, drifting down the leg side again

9.1 Albie Morkel to Devon Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith opens the face of the bat and cuts it to square third man for a single

9.1 Albie Morkel to Devon Smith, wide, straying down the leg side, big appeal but for what??? trying to persuade the umpire that there was something, no use, umpire Mark Benson is a tough nut to crack!!!

17:40 West Indies 93/0.

8.6 Philander to Gayle, no run, touch short of good length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Gayle opens the face of the bat and punches that straight to the fielder at gully

8.6 Philander to Gayle, 5 wides, straying down the leg side, beats the keeper, no chance for Boucher there, that was just too fast for him on that occasion

8.5 Philander to Devon Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Devon Smith closes the face of the bat and flicks it to mid wicket for a single

8.4 Philander to Devon Smith, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the stumps, straying onto the pads, Devon Smith shows the full face of the bat and drives it to long on for a couple, this is excellent running between the wickets

8.3 Philander to Gayle, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, drifting into the pads of the left hander, Gayle closes the face of the bat and turns it to short mid wicket for a quick single

8.2 Philander to Gayle, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander, Gayle kneels down and slogs it over deep mid wicket for a giant six!!! that was a lusty blow, out of the screws!!!

8.1 Philander to Gayle, no run, Philander bowls a yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and punches it back to the bowler, good start for Philander

17:36 Vernon Philander, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

17:36 West Indies 78/0.

7.6 Morne Morkel to Devon Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander with some extra pace, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to slash it away, misses it, chance goes a begging!!!

7.6 Morne Morkel to Devon Smith, no ball, Morne Morkel oversteps on that occasion, get ready for a free hit now!!!

7.5 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, touch short of good length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and stabs it to cover for a single, that is his 2nd T20I FIFTY!!, the first one of the T20 WC!!!

7.4 Morne Morkel to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and drives it straight to the fielder at cover

7.3 Morne Morkel to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and looks to cut it away, misses it, too close to his body this time to repeat the previous shot

7.2 Morne Morkel to Gayle, SIX!!, short of length delivery outside the off stump, width and Gayle frees his arms, he goes on the backfoot and slashes it over third man, the fielder times his jump well on that occasion but only gets a hand to it, not good enough to stop that rocket shot!!!

7.1 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the stumps, sliding into the left hander, Gayle stays rooted in the crease and drives it straight down the ground for a couple, excellent stop by his brother Albie Morkel, that was all set to go to the fence

6.6 van der Wath to Devon Smith, FOUR!!, that was a juicy delivery, short and on the stumps, asking to be hit, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and pulls it to mid wicket for four, this time he beats Kemp with much ease, lovely shot to end the over!!!

6.5 van der Wath to Devon Smith, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, straying onto the pads, Devon Smith comes on the frontfoot and clips it to deep mid wicket for a couple, good stop by Kemp in the deep, sliding effort!!!

6.4 van der Wath to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, straying onto the pads, Gayle goes on the backfoot and whips it to fine leg for a single, miscued again!!!

6.3 van der Wath to Devon Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle and leg, angling into the left hander, skidding off the deck, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, mistimes it to long on for a single only

6.2 van der Wath to Devon Smith, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Devon Smith closes the face of the bat and tucks it to mid wicket for a couple

6.1 van der Wath to Devon Smith, FOUR!!, short of length delivery on the stumps, slanting into the left hander, Devon Smith makes room outside the leg stump and cuts it to square third man for four, good improvisation by Devon Smith here, 5th boundary of the day

5.6 Morne Morkel to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling into the left hander with some extra pace of the deck, Gayle makes room outside the leg stump and looks to slash it away, misses the leg stump by a whisker, he is following the left hander here

5.5 Morne Morkel to Devon Smith, 1 run, touch short of good length delivery outside the off stump, holding it's line on that occasion, Devon Smith opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man for another single

5.4 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Gayle closes the face of the bat and flicks it to mid wicket for a single

5.3 Morne Morkel to Gayle, no run, Morne Morkel bangs it in short on the off, angling into the left hander, Gayle makes room outside the leg stump and looks to whack it away on the leg side, misses it, good ploy by Morne Morkel there

5.2 Morne Morkel to Gayle, FOUR!!, touch short of good length delivery on the off, angling into the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and stabs it between extra cover and long off for four, the fifty partnership is up for the duo!!! electric start!!!

5.1 Morne Morkel to Gayle, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on the off, angling into the left hander with some extra pace off the deck, Gayle goes on the backfoot and pulls it straight down the ground for a couple only, does not find the sweet part of the bat on that occasion, mistimed but good enough for a couple

17:21 Morne Morkel, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

4.6 van der Wath to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, holding it's line on that occasion, Gayle goes on the backfoot and pulls it to deep square leg for a single, that was the short arm jab, played very often these days!!!

4.5 van der Wath to Devon Smith, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, Devon Smith stays rooted in the crease and turns it to square leg for a single only

4.4 van der Wath to Devon Smith, no run, touch short of good length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, van der Wath is certainly getting some extra pace off the deck here, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to flick it away, inside edge onto the pads

4.3 van der Wath to Gayle, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying off the deck, Gayle goes on the backfoot and looks to whip it away, off the pads to square leg for a single

4.2 van der Wath to Devon Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and cuts it to backward point, a slight fumble and they take a run

4.1 van der Wath to Devon Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to slash it on the off side, misses it completely, van der Wath is lucky to have got away with that loose delivery

17:18 Johan van der Wath, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

3.6 Ntini to Gayle, SIX!!, fuller length delivery on the stumps, angling away from the left hander this time, Gayle stays back inside the crease again and smacks it over the top, straight down the ground for back to back sixes, he is a dangerous customer!!!

3.5 Ntini to Gayle, SIX!!, full and straight on the stumps, holding it's line on that occasion, Gayle stays back inside the crease and gets under it, lifts it over long on for a meaty blow!!! spectacular hit!!!

3.4 Ntini to Gayle, no run, fuller length delivery on the off, slanting away from the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and smashes it to mid off, Smith the man there, he must have felt the heat on that occasion, that was struck very hard

3.3 Ntini to Devon Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Devon Smith closes the face of the bat and turns it to square leg for a quick single, this time he gets off strike, good over already

3.2 Ntini to Devon Smith, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander with some sharp pace, Devon Smith comes on the frontfoot and looks to force it away as well, misses for the second time in a row

3.1 Ntini to Devon Smith, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith gets forward and looks to go for the drive on the rise, beats the outside edge, misses out on a golden opportunity there

17:12 Another expensive over from Pollock. This is what T20 is all about. One of the most economical bowlers in ODIs is going for 11 runs an over in this format.

2.6 Pollock to Devon Smith, 1 run, good length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Devon Smith gets forward and defends it to cover with soft hands for a quick single

2.5 Pollock to Gayle, 1 run, Pollock bangs it in short on the middle and leg, slower through the air, good variation, Gayle goes on the backfoot and reads the pace well, guides it to fine leg for a single

2.4 Pollock to Gayle, FOUR!!, juicy half volley, on the leg, Gayle comes on the frontfoot and whips it to mid wicket for four, that was smacked away, hit with a lot of disdain by Gayle!!! lovely timing, one bounce over the ropes

2.4 Pollock to Gayle, wide, loosener of a delivery down the leg side, wide called

2.3 Pollock to Devon Smith, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the left hander again, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and looks to tuck it away, off the pads to square leg for a single

2.2 Pollock to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, straying onto the pads of the left hander, Gayle closes the face of the bat and clips it to deep mid wicket for a single, uppish but falls short of the man in the deep

2.1 Pollock to Gayle, SIX!!, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, hurrying onto the left hander, Gayle stays back inside the crease and whips it over deep mid wicket for a biggie!!! that is an amazing hit, loads of bottomhand power in that shot

1.6 Ntini to Devon Smith, FOUR!!, short of length delivery on the middle and leg, not getting enough bounce off the deck there, Devon Smith picks up the length early and pulls it to deep mid wicket for four, second boundary of this game!!! good way to end the over!!!

1.5 Ntini to Devon Smith, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, slanting away from the left hander, Devon Smith goes on the backfoot and cuts it to point, straight to the fielder on that occasion, finds the best fielder in the Protean side, Gibbs the man there

1.4 Ntini to Devon Smith, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander with some sharp kick off the deck, Devon Smith gets right behind and defends it solidly on the off side with a straightish bat

1.3 Ntini to Devon Smith, no run, this is a peach of delivery, good length delivery on the off, pitched up in the corridor of uncertainty, Devon Smith stays back inside the crease and looks to defend it, beats the outside edge, dot delivery, mind you, we won't have many of these in this format!!!

1.2 Ntini to Gayle, 1 run, full and fast on the off, angling away from the left hander, Gayle stays inside the crease and throws his bat at it, outside edges it to square third man for a single only, not really getting to the pitch of the ball, only managing an edge

1.1 Ntini to Devon Smith, 1 run, good length delivery on the off, slanting across the left hander, Devon Smith opens the face of the bat and looks to steer it square, gets it fine in the end, the ball runs down to third man for a single only

0.6 Pollock to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, angling away from the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and looks to force it away on the rise, mistimes it straight to the fielder at short cover

0.5 Pollock to Gayle, 2 runs, touch short of good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left hander, Gayle goes on the backfoot and stabs it to long off for a couple, not really getting hold of that one on that occasion

0.4 Pollock to Devon Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, drifting into the left hander, Devon Smith shuffles across and turns it to square leg for a quick single, Morne Morkel has a shy at the striker's end but in vain, he is off the mark straightaway

0.3 Pollock to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, straying onto the pads, Gayle closes the face of the bat and glances it to fine leg for a single, Devon Smith will be on strike for the first time in this game now

0.2 Pollock to Gayle, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, angling away from the left hander, Gayle closes the face of the bat and plays it straight back to the bowler, dot delivery

0.1 Pollock to Gayle, FOUR!!, short and wide outside off, Gayle goes on the backfoot and cuts it square of the wicket, that was struck very hard, the point fielder gets a hand to it but the ball still had enough to travel to the fence, what a start this is for the Windies!!!

17:00 Chris Gayle and Devon Smith are at the crease. Chris Gayle is on strike. Shaun Pollock will open the attack.

16:52 This is going to be a true paced wicket which will stay good all through the 40 overs. The outfield is pretty quick as well and as expected, this should be a run fest. The Windies, having been put into bat, will have to look at 170 plus if they want to challenge the Protean side, which is packed with T20 specialists.

South Africa Team: GC Smith, HH Gibbs, AB de Villiers, MV Boucher, JM Kemp, SM Pollock, JA Morkel, JJ van der Wath, VD Philander, M Ntini, M Morkel.

West Indies Team: 1 CH Gayle, DS Smith, S Chanderpaul, MN Samuels, RR Sarwan, DJ Bravo, D Ramdin, DR Smith, DBL Powell, R Rampaul, FH Edwards.

16:38 Ramnaresh Sarwan calls heads and the coin lads a tail. South Africa have won the toss and Graeme Smith has chosen to field. He thought it would be easier to bat when the target was known and that the wicket would play true for 40 overs.

16:31 The South Africans are putting on one hell of a show with fireworks exploding all around the Wanderers, in less then 30 minutes the fans who are now streaming through the gates will be witnessing even more fireworks, we can hope anyway!

West Indies (From) Ramnaresh Sarwan(C), Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Devon Smith, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(W), Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Runako Morton, Ravindranath Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Narsingh Deonarine, Pedro Collins, Fidel Edwards, Daren Powell

South Africa (From) Graeme Smith(C), Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Gulam Bodi, Justin Kemp, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mark Boucher(W), Shaun Pollock, Vernon Philander, Johan van der Wath, Andre Nel, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Thandi Tshabalala

16:09 Good afternoon and welcome to cricket20's live ball by ball coverage of the opening match of the first ever Twenty20 World Cup, its been along time coming buy finally the action is in sight with play due to get under way at 17:00 (GMT).

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