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Last Updated:  Sunday, 9 February, 2003, 19:25 GMT

SA v WI: over-by-over

South Africa 275-9 (49 overs) lost to W Indies 278-5 by three runs

West Indies record a famous victory over South Africa in the opening game of the cricket World Cup.

They beat the hosts by three runs in a nail-biting finish at Newlands.

West Indies had made 278-5 in their 50 overs but South Africa, docked one over because of a slow over rate, fell just short as they chased a venue-record 279 to win.

There was a magnificent 116 from Brian Lara and Ricardo Powell chipped in with 41 off 18 balls.

Lance Klusener almost won it for South Africa but he was out in the final over after hitting 57 off 48 balls.


49th over: Ntini is caught by Sarwan as he tries to hit Drakes for a six, leaving South Africa needing eight runs off the final ball.
271-9

49th over: Klusener is caught by Hooper at deep mid-wicket attempting another six.
South Africa 271-8

48th over: Collins is brought back onto bowl and he keeps it tight, losing just five runs off the over. South Africa need nine runs for victory.

47th over: Klusener brings up his fifty with another six as the West Indies begin to panic.

46th over: South Africa near their target with some great strokeplay from Klusener.

45th over: Collins catches Klusener on the boundary but he puts his foot on the rope and a six is given instead. Klusener smashes three sixes in the over.

44th over: South Africa are running out of overs as Hooper goes for six runs but the hosts need more than 10 an over.

43rd over: Gayle stops the run-fest with a tight over, conceeding just three runs.

42nd over: Klusener smashes Dillon for six as South Africa get 11 runs off the over.

41st over: West Indies get the big wicket of Boucher, clean bowled by Gayle for 49. South Africa: 204-7

40th over: Klusener gets Dillon away for two to bring up the 200 for the hosts.

39th over: An excellent over from Gayle concedes just three runs.

38th over: Hooper brings himself back into the attack and is launched by Boucher over square-leg for six followed by four.

37th over: Neither batsmen can work Gayle through the field as he goes for just two runs in the over.

36th over: Boucher punishes Powell, hitting him for two fours.

35th over: Gayle concedes just one leg-bye in a tight over.

34th over: Boucher is given a life as Powell spills a chance off his own bowling.

33rd over: South Africa sink deeper into the mire as Pollock picks out Hooper at short extra-cover. South Africa: 160-6

32nd over: Kirsten departs to a soft dismissal, gifting a leading edge back to bowler Dillon. South Africa: 155-5

31st over: Gayle continues with his off-spin, frustrating the batsmen with his consistent line.

30th over: Dillon is back in the attack. Lara saves four with a sharp piece of fielding at fine third-man.

29th over: Opening batsman Gayle comes into the attack as Hooper calls on a fifth bowler. Drakes looks set to catch Kirsten at long-on but slips over and watches the ball fly over the rope.

28th over: Boucher breaks the shackles, hitting Collins through mid-wicket for four.

26th over: Collins concedes just three runs as West Indies try to turn the screw on their shell-shocked hosts.

25th over: More joy for the Windies as Rhodes chops Hooper onto his stumps. South Africa: 117-4

24th over: Kirsten hits a four down to third man to bring up his half-century.

22nd over: Collins is brought back into the attack and strikes immediately as Kallis nicks Collins to Jacobs.
South Africa 104-3

21st over: The 100 comes up for South Africa with a sharply taken single.

20th over: Kallis hits an exquisite boundary of Drakes' bowling.

18th over: Kallis announces his arrival at the crease with a lovely off-drive off Drakes for four.

17th over: Hooper gets hit for six but beats Dippenaar next ball, leaving Jacobs to finish the job with a fine stumping. South Africa: 79-2

16th over: Drakes strays onto Kirsten's pads and pays the price, the batsman hitting over square-leg for four.

15th over: Hooper brings himself into the attack, the fielding restrictions having been dropped one over early due to South Africa's slow over rate.

14th over: Dippenaar latches onto a good-length Drakes ball, hitting it straight down the ground for four.

13th over: Collins comes back into the attack from the opposite end, but his line does not improve and Kirsten helps himself to a boundary.

12th over: Drakes bowls a maiden, his first three overs conceding just three runs.

11th over: Dillon keps a tight line in his sixth over, which costs two runs.

10th over: The batsmen scramble through for a single but take a huge risk in chancing Powell's arm.

9th over: West Indies get a much-needed breakthrough as Gibbs edges behind off Dillon. South Africa: 46-1

8th over: Drakes comes into the attack to replace the costly Collins, conceding just two runs.

6th over: Collins gets the same treatment from Gibbs after pitching far too short.

5th over: Dillon pays for a length that is too short with Gibbs adding four more to his tally.

4th over: More easy runs for Kirsten as he on-drives Collins for four.

3rd over: Dillon moves the ball and gets an edge off Kirsten which just evades second slip.

2nd over: Gibbs punishes Collins for four through the covers.

1st over: Gibbs survives a lbw shout before cutting Dillon to the fence.


West Indies innings:

50th over: Sarwan hits Kallis for six as West Indies score a brilliant 278-5.

49th over: Powell and Sarwan bring up the 50 partnership off just 21 balls as they score eight runs off the over.

48th over: The partisan crowd are shell-shocked as Sarwan and Powell take the fight to South Africa, with 11 runs off the over.

47th over: Sarwan dances down the wicket and clubs Pollock for two sixes as 23 runs come off the over.

46th over: Lara's magnificent innings comes to an end after mis-hitting a shot which Pollock takes comfortably. West Indies 215-5

45th over: Lara punishes slack line and length from Klusener to record yet another boundary.

44th over: Hooper tries to hit Ntini into the stands but succeeds only in holing out to Kallis at deep mid-wicket. West Indies: 198-4

43rd over: Another four for Lara, hit off Donald past point. The over costs South Africa 11 runs.

42nd over: Lara scores a single to bring up his 16th century in one-dayers.

41st over: A classy cut off Donald brings up four more for Hooper. Follows that with a clip to the fine-leg fence.

40th over: Kallis comes back into the attack, but not before Lara receives treatment for cramp. He cuts to the fence to move to 98.

39th over: Lara opens the floodgates, moving into the 90s with a four and a six off successive Klusener balls.

38th over: The two batsmen work the ball to take four runs off Ntini's over.

37th over: A delicate edge to fine third man off Pollock earns Hooper a boundary.

36th over: A double change for South Africa as Ntini resumes from the other end. Lara hammers a straight drive to the fence.

35th over: Pollock hopes to turn the screw by bringing himself back into the attack. Lara takes on the home skipper's arm for a quick single.

34th over: Donald restricts the Windies' progress, conceding only one run.

33rd over: Hooper and Lara work Klusener for five runs off the over.

32nd over: Donald is brought back into the attack, replacing the expensive Boje.

31st over: Chanderpaul departs after edging Klusener to Boucher, who takes a sharp catch standing up to the stumps. West Indies: 109-3

30th over: More runs for Lara as he launches Boje for two fours, bringing up the Windies' 100 in the process.

29th over: Lara brings up his fifty with a glorious cover drive for four off Klusener.

28th over: Boje appeals for lbw off Lara but umpire Venkat turns it down with the ball running away for four leg-byes.

27th over: Klusener keeps the Windies at bay with another tight over.

26th over: Lara welcomes Boje to the attack with two boundaries.

25th over: Lara risks a single and just makes it from the advancing Pollock as South Africa keep a tight rein on proceedings.

24th over: Lara punishes a slower ball from Kallis and hits it for four.

23rd over: Klusener comes into the attack with Boucher standing up to the stumps.

22nd over: Magnificent fielding from Rhodes at point saves a possible boundary.

21st over: A better over from Donald in which just two runs are scored.

20th over: Lara finds the middle of his bat again, cutting Kallis past point for four.

19th over: Lara hits the first six of the World Cup, driving Donald over the long-off rope.

18th over: Both batsmen find it hard to score off Kallis.

17th over: Four more for Chanderpaul through extra cover as Donald comes in for punishment.

16th over: Kallis swings the ball into the left-handers well, bowling another maiden.

15th over: Donald pitches too short and is pulled to the mid-wicket fence by Chanderpaul.

14th over: Kallis comes into the attack for Ntini, starting with a maiden.

13th over: Donald replaces Pollock, whose superb six-over spell conceded just nine runs for two scalps. Chanderpaul drives down the ground for the first four of the innings.

12th over: Nitini strays down leg-side, gifting Lara an easy two runs.

11th over: Lara tempts fate by not offering a stroke and is rapped on the pads, but the appeal for lbw is turned down.

10th over: Lara pushes for a quick single but West Indies are in desperate need of boundaries.

9th over: Pollock continues to bowl impeccably, conceding just one run.

8th over: West Indies work singles as they struggle to overcome their poor beginning.

7th over: Gayle plays onto his stumps as Pollock strikes again. West Indies: 7-2

6th over: Lara edges Ntini but Kallis drops a sharp one-handed chance to his left.

5th over: Hinds gets an extremely faint edge off Pollock which Boucher takes low down. West Indies: 4-1

4th over: Ntini strays in his line and is called for two wides - the first runs in the World Cup. He gets one on line and beats Hinds with a nice ball.

3rd over: More tight stuff from Pollock with the Windies still searching for their first run.

2nd over: Ntini opens at the other end and also concedes no runs.

1st over: Gayle takes strike and is watchful as Pollock opens with a maiden for South Africa.


South Africa: G Kirsten, HH Gibbs, JH Kallis, HH Dippenaar, JN Rhodes, MV Boucher, L Klusener, SM Pollock (capt), N Boje, AA Donald, M Ntini.

West Indies: CH Gayle, WW Hinds, BC Lara, S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper (capt), RR Sarwan, RL Powell, RD Jacobs, VC Drakes, M Dillon, PT Collins.

Umpires: Srinivas Venkatarghavan, Daryl Harper.




SEE ALSO
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