View Full Version : Sir Vivian Richards Trophy, 2004-05, 1st Test - West Indies v South Africa (Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana)

March 31, 2005, 11:31 AM
West Indies 96/2 at lunch.....not looking so hopeless so far as one wud have thought...WW Hinds 54*........Go WIndies !!!!

March 31, 2005, 01:51 PM
In fact, they're doing pretty well so far, 172/3 after 45 overs.

Most credit goes to Hinds, for his excellent century.

WW Hinds 100 in 207 minutes off 133 balls, 16x4, 1x6

March 31, 2005, 03:58 PM
West Indies are playing great. Imagine them if LAra and everyone else was there. This showing at least shows WI has some talent that can carry them after current players like Lara retires.

So far they are at 299 for 3 with just over 20 overs to go in the day.
Hinds is at 175 not out. Andre Nel has all 3 wickets.

:bravo: to Hinds who is currently on his highest test score.....

SA are really toiling out there.

March 31, 2005, 03:59 PM
Hinds is unstoppable: 174 runs on 205 balls (30x4!), his partnership with Chanderpaul 193 not out.

Great show of pride by the Windies, despite the absence of Lara.

March 31, 2005, 04:19 PM
Hinds is on!

March 31, 2005, 04:45 PM
Chanderpaul reached his 100 :bravo:

102* from 172 balls, 15x4

March 31, 2005, 04:48 PM
At Stumps - Day 1,

WI 347/3 (80.5 overs), RR 4.29
Hinds 188*, Chanderpaul 102*

March 31, 2005, 05:50 PM
SA are getting owned. They amybe got to over confident and though WI would be bad after hte 7 players were not there.....

THEy were dead wrong!!!!

March 31, 2005, 08:48 PM
I am still waiting for that great West Indies revival, in fact I long for it. They are the reason why I became a cricket fan.

March 31, 2005, 11:23 PM
WoW! 347/3 at stumps !!!

April 1, 2005, 12:50 AM
Until yesterday I was rooting for an abysmal performance from windies so that WICB gets punished for omitting Lara and Co. But right , with this performance, I am all for windies again.

Go hinds and chanderpaul....rock on!

April 1, 2005, 01:20 AM
isn't this the 'weak' West Indies that we were dreaming to get a win against only a few days back?! ;)

April 1, 2005, 01:40 AM
Yeah...and inspite of this performance on the first day against SA, I still feel they'll struggle against us at home provided the pitches are tailor made for our spin trio...cheers....

April 1, 2005, 10:12 AM
Have u guys noticed the change Chanderpaul has made in his already weird stances? …Folks..u have to see it to believe it…..He is basically standing straight with toes pointing towards the bowler and the umpire at the point of facing the delivery !!!! …..And there is more..!...The face of the bat is completely pointing towards square leg..!!!...I haven’t really been following the Windies perform of late…..So not quite sure when exactly he made such adjustments….But at the end of the day the guy is batting on 102*….so no complains…Cheers

April 1, 2005, 11:16 AM
wow...looks like WI simply killed the SA's...awesome stuff: scoring at around 4.25 in a test match!

April 1, 2005, 02:11 PM
Whats going on? Are we going to see two double century in one Innings?


April 1, 2005, 02:14 PM
Unbelievable!!!...482/4 now...Chanderpaul 175* and well on his way to a double century as well......

April 1, 2005, 02:43 PM
Are you watching the game?
What about the southafrican bowlers? I suppose they don't believe what is happening and feel hopelessly nervous!

April 1, 2005, 03:33 PM
Partnership Chanderpaul-Deonarine going slow (rr 1.26).
Maybe Chanderpaul is waiting for his double century do declare.

April 1, 2005, 03:55 PM
200 for Chanderpaul

April 1, 2005, 03:58 PM
And that's it, Chanderpaul scores 203 and declares.

Two double century in a single innings!
I wonder if that has ever happened before.

April 1, 2005, 04:01 PM
Magnificent knock from Chanderpaul, the double century captain! Very well done.

April 1, 2005, 04:14 PM
now i'd like to see how some of the newer guys perform. let's see whether they can pull off something similar without the help of the old ones.

April 1, 2005, 04:31 PM
West Indies played brilliantly...

:bravo: to Hinds and Chaunderpaul for their double century.

At stumps of day 2 WI are 543 for 5 and SA are 2 for 0.

Bowling O M R W
Ntini 23 5 98 0 (4nb)
Nel 33 8 93 3 (1nb)
Langeveldt 27 5 65 1 (2nb, 1w)
Hall 16 4 53 0 (1nb)
Kallis 14 3 70 0 (1w)
Boje 29.1 2 106 1
Smith 10 0 50 0

That is SA's bowling stats. Boje really got hit a lot. So did smith.

April 1, 2005, 04:51 PM

April 2, 2005, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by Xavier
Are you watching the game?
What about the southafrican bowlers? I suppose they don't believe what is happening and feel hopelessly nervous!

Yeah bro....I watched the game till West Indies declared....U know it kinda gets very late in this part of the world....It was around 3 '0' clock in the morning when Windies declared at 543/5...I was almost half asleep....The Souh Africans felt relieved that their misery was finally put to an end..!!...Yeah they looked hopeless and hapless out there......Go Windies!!!!:bravo:

April 2, 2005, 01:42 PM
Wow !!!

Great start for South Africa.... three wickets in five balls!:lol:

April 2, 2005, 01:56 PM
Another wicket down (Gibbs)

SA 30/4 :joy:

April 2, 2005, 02:44 PM
WI are dominating SA...... SA are currently at 48 for 4. Collins and Powell took the wickets. Smith, Rudolph and Kallis all played horribly.

SA now have to play for a draw.... Although i doubt they can even make it that far.

April 2, 2005, 03:34 PM
SA are now at 89 for 5. They are really struggling. There is still 22 overs left in the match so WI can wrap up SA's first innings today.

April 2, 2005, 04:00 PM
Another gone!

SA 100/6 (boucher 24*, Boje 2*)


April 2, 2005, 06:06 PM
Well Boje and Boucher are trying to stabalise things but SA are still in deep trouble...

At stumps they are 130 for 6 with Boucher 32 nout out and Boje 21 not out. They are 413 runs behind with 4 wickets in hand.

April 3, 2005, 07:07 AM
Yes, Boje and Boucher are showing a good effort, but South Africa must score 214 runs, with only four wickets left!, to avoid an embarassing follow-on.

This series had to be the bottom of Windies cricket crisis... but first test looks to be an unbelievable triumph to them!

April 3, 2005, 08:09 AM
Windies have been hard done by the rain......I hope they can rap this up within the remaining two days..cheers...

April 3, 2005, 10:03 AM
SA are now at 170 for 8. Still 370 runs behind. There only hope of a draw is the rain.

Edited on, April 3, 2005, 5:52 PM GMT, by aka.

April 3, 2005, 10:34 AM
victory !??.....don u mean survival....???......

April 3, 2005, 10:35 AM
183/9.......man!...they r gone for my money for sure......

April 3, 2005, 10:54 AM
WEll South Africa have gone 188 all out. They are 355 runs behind. Word has not come yet on Cricinfo if they are going to follow on... The chances of them not following on though is slim.

April 3, 2005, 10:59 AM
Nevermind... SA are following on. SA will hav to bat well if they want anychance of drawing this match.

April 3, 2005, 11:37 AM
Its gonna have to be one heck of a batting performance from the South Africans if they wanna get out of this one....playing 156 overs in the survival mode is no fun thats for sure......

April 3, 2005, 12:53 PM
Not fun at all. SA are going along at. 30 for 0 with 49 overs left. They are speeding away at an amazing run rate of 1.76.

Edited on, April 4, 2005, 11:36 PM GMT, by aka.

April 3, 2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by Shehwar
playing 156 overs in the survival mode is no fun thats for sure......

Don't know if there will be any early start tomorrow. It would spell something in the range of 166 overs!

Anyone knows the maximum survived overs played out in test? Thanks in advance.

April 3, 2005, 01:58 PM
Nope....I don't.....but...I'd love someone to do the hardwork and find it out for us..:).....SA 44/0 in 34 overs at tea!!!....Looks as if they can get even more defensive than our JO.....

April 3, 2005, 04:53 PM
Day four ends with South Africa 85/2 playing very defensive (RR 1.35 ).

So tomorrow we will see if they will succeed in surviving, not losing last 8 wickets in the three sessions left, and end the game in a draw.
Anyway it is a finale that nobody could have ever expected, maybe only rain can save the South Africans and stop the Windies cruising to a great victory.

Edited on, April 3, 2005, 9:57 PM GMT, by Xavier.

April 3, 2005, 05:04 PM
SA are in real trouble. If there is an early start then its worse. I hope they make it though.

April 4, 2005, 07:31 AM
85/2 in 63 overs!!! Now, how slow is that???

April 4, 2005, 12:57 PM
Day5 second session, drinks.

South Africa 192/3 (Kallis 59*) 43 overs left.

Only a wicket today for West Indies, South Africans now look bound to get an undeserved drawn.

April 4, 2005, 03:38 PM
Kallis now has over a 100. With less than 10 overs to go only a miracle collapse will allow WI to win.

April 4, 2005, 04:10 PM
Kallis steered SA to safety as they held on for a draw agaisnt WI. In 161 overs they scored 269 runs for 4 wickets.

Edited on, April 4, 2005, 11:36 PM GMT, by aka.

April 4, 2005, 04:41 PM
Kallis has been the hero of the day scoring 109 runs in the last innings playing for 411 min.!
His partnership with Gibbs lasted 67 overs, so they saved the test.
Cricinfo says the reason of the draw is for the flat pitch and wrong fielding by captain Chanderpaul, anyway West Indies have lost a great chance and who knows what's going to happen in next test.

April 9, 2005, 11:21 AM
Well a great end to an even greater test match for me this ones a classic...