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SA29/2(7.3ov)WI

Match Abandoned

7.3Thomas to Plessis

0
Short ball. It is outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to it.

7.2Thomas to Plessis

0
Outside off on a length, du Plessis leaves it alone.

7.1Thomas to Kock

1
Back of a length ball on off, de Kock runs it down to third man and gets a run.

6.6Cottrell to Plessis

0
End of a superb Cottrell over. It is a wicket maiden. Good length ball on off, Faf blocks it to see off the over.

6.5Cottrell to Plessis

0
On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.4Cottrell to Plessis

0
Almost a disaster there for South Africa. Back of a length ball on off, du Plessis taps it towards cover. Quinton de Kock was looking for a quick single and he comes out for it, du Plessis though is not keen and sends him back. Luckily for de Kock and South Africa the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Had it been a direct hit, de Kock would have been back for an early shower.

6.3Cottrell to Plessis

0
Nice solid defense there. Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

6.2Cottrell to Plessis

0
Bouncer to welcome the Protea skipper. Du Plessis ducks under it.

6.1Cottrell to Markram

W
OUT! Second wicket for Cottrell. The pace bowlers of West Indies have been on a roll this World Cup and Cottrell is the vital cog of it. Once again Cottrell comes steaming in and hits the deck hard, it is on the body. Markram looks to flick it but it goes off his glove. It goes to the left of the keeper. Hope behind dives on that side and takes a very good catch. The form that Hope is in, he won't drop much. The Cottrell salute is out for the second time already in this game.

5.6Roach to Kock

2
Full again this time, de Kock hits it wide and past of mid off and gets a couple.

5.5Roach to Kock

0
Another good shot but once again no run. Full on off, de Kock drives it straight to the man at mid off.

5.4Roach to Markram

1
On the pads, Aiden flicks it to the on side and gets a single.

5.3Roach to Markram

0
Short now. It is a bouncer. Markram ducks under it.

5.2Roach to Markram

0
Full on off and middle, Markram defends it with confidence.

5.1Roach to Markram

0
Back of a length ball on off, Markram taps it to point.

4.6Cottrell to Kock

4
FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Back of a length ball outside off. Cottrell is guilty of giving him width to play with. De Kock says thank you very much and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary. The slow outfield cannot stop that from going to the fence.

4.5Cottrell to Kock

0
Good length ball on the pads, de Kock looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

4.4Cottrell to Kock

2
Uppish but safe. Length ball outside off, de Kock slashes it wide of point. As there was rain earlier on the outfield is not as quick and Roach from third man runs to his left and saves it before the ropes. Two runs taken.

4.3Cottrell to Kock

0
Good shot but straight to the fielder. Full on off, de Kock drives it but it is straight to mid off.

4.2Cottrell to Kock

0
Good ball. Back of a length ball right on the body. de Kock looks to defend it but it lobs off his glove but luckily for him it falls in no man's land on the side of the pitch.

4.1Cottrell to Kock

2
Short delivery, de Kock pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.

3.7Roach to Markram

4
FOUR! Gorgeous! Overpitched on off, it is in Markram's zone and he beautifully creams it through mid off for a boundary. This should get Markram going.

3.6Roach to Markram

0
On a length on middle, Markram nudges it to leg side.

3.5Roach to Markram

0
Length delivery on off, Aiden plays it to covers.

3.4Roach to Markram

0
Full on middle, Markram drives it to mid on.

3.3Roach to Kock

1
Length delivery on leg, Quinton tucks it towards the leg side for a run.

3.2Roach to Kock

0
On a length on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

3.1Roach to Kock

WD
WIDE! Roach bowls it down the leg side, de Kock looks to flick but misses it.

2.6Cottrell to Markram

0
Short on the body, Markram flicks it to the man at mid-wicket off the higher half of the bat. End of an eventful over. 7 runs off it but more importantly a wicket. Holder will take that happily.

2.5Cottrell to Amla

W
OUT! West Indies draw the first blood. Once again the West Indies pace bowler has got an early wicket. Cottrell hits the length hard around off, Amla looks to go hard at it with his cut. Sheldon though generates extra bounce off the surface and Amla ends up edging it to wide slip. The young Chris Gayle there takes a simple catch. Cottrell brings out his trademark salute. The West Indies are up and running and once again Amla fails in this World Cup.

2.4Cottrell to Amla

0
Fuller on off, Amla pushes it to the man at cover.

2.3Cottrell to Amla

4
FOUR! This will go to the fence. Good length ball on off, Amla lashes onto it and slashes it through point for a boundary. First one off the day and it has come off the bat of Amla. Glorious one to have the first boundary off the day.

2.2Cottrell to Kock

3
Good shot but the outfield seems to be very slow today. Back of a length ball on middle and off, de Kock pulls it right off the middle through mid-wicket. Brathwaite gives it a chase and pulls it back before the ropes. The batsmen take three. That would have raced away to the fence in any other ground.

2.1Cottrell to Kock

0
Full on off, de Kock plays it to covers.

1.6Roach to Amla

0
Dot to end the over. Just a run off Roach's first. Good, tight start for him too.

1.5Roach to Amla

0
On the body, Amla looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads.

1.4Roach to Amla

0
Good length ball on off, Amla taps it back to the bowler.

1.3Roach to Kock

1
On the pads, de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.

1.2Roach to Kock

0
Good length ball on off, de Kock pushes it to the man at cover.

1.1Roach to Kock

0
NOT OUT! Peach of a ball from Roach. Good length ball on off, Roach hits the deck hard and it moves away after pitching. De Kock looks to play it inside the line but misses. The ball clips something and goes to the left of Hope, behind the stumps.

0.6Cottrell to Amla

2
Amla is off the mark too. He gets a good length ball on off, Amla drives it through covers and gets a couple. Tidy start from Cottrell.

0.5Cottrell to Kock

1
First runs off the day. Back of a length ball on middle, de Kock tucks it towards square leg and gets a single.

0.4Cottrell to Kock

0
Full for the first time from Cottrell, de Kock pushes it to mid on.

0.3Cottrell to Kock

0
Play and a miss. Length ball outside off, de Kock looks to cut it again but this time misses.

0.2Cottrell to Kock

0
Good length ball outside off, de Kock cuts it hard but straight to the man at point.