Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cricket World Cup Wrapup - Day 6

South Africa and the West Indies met today in Group B action today with the South Africans coming a way with a 223-222 win by 7 wickets with 43 balls remaining. Every team but Ireland has now logged at least one match in the tournament with Ireland taking on Bangladesh tomorrow morning. The South Africans got solid bowling from Imran Tahir who took 4 wickets and surrendered just 41 runs in 10 overs, and also Dale Steyn who took 3 more wickets and gave up just 24  runs in 7.3 overs. Offensively, they were led by man of the match, wicketkeeper AB de Villiers who had a century with 107 runs off 105 balls and a pair of sixes. The West Indies got 73 runs off 82 balls by Darren Bravo, but they had 6 of their 11 batsmen produce 6 runs or fewer.

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The West Indies won the first two Cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979 and then made the finals again in 1983, but haven't made an appearance in the finals again since then.

Cricket term of the day: Brace

A Brace is when two wickets are taken off two consecutive deliveries. Similar to how a brace in soccer is when you score a pair of goals.

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