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Saturday, April 18, 2020

South Africa vs West Indies 1st Match ICC World T20 2007 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - South Africa vs West Indies 1st Match ICC World T20 2007


Watch the highlights of South Africa vs West Indies 1st Match ICC World T20 2007 - ICC World Twenty20 International tournament Group A of the 1st T20I match played between West Indies and South Africa at Johannesburg in 11th September 2007.

* The opening of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 hosted by South Africa and first time first ever ICC World Twenty20 International match played between West Indies and South Africa.

Herschelle Gibbs and Justin Kemp stars as South Africa record eight-wicket victory over West Indies, despite a Chris Gayle fireworks in a high-scoring clash of the opening of the inaugural World Twenty20 Group A match.

* 413 : This was the highest aggregates match in T20 internationals cricket history, previous record was 401 between England and West Indies at The Oval in 2007.

* South Africa's 208 was fourth highest ever score in T20I with jointly West Indies (208) against England at The Oval in 2006 and their highest total in T20 internationals.

* 208 : South Africa registered highest successful run-chase in T20 internationals.

* West Indies's 205 was sixth highest ever score in T20I and their second highest total in T20 internationals.

* 52 : Shaun Pollock equal the fourth most runs conceded by a bowler in T20 internationals with jointly Marlon Samuels (52) and also highest runs-conceded in World Twenty20.

* 52 : Ravi Rampaul equal the fourth most runs conceded by a bowler in T20 internationals with jointly Marlon Samuels (52), Shaun Pollock (52) and also equal highest runs-conceded in World Twenty20.

* Chris Gayle hammered a 50-ball century and became the first ever batsman to score 100 in T20I cricket history and also first 100 in World Twenty20.

* 10-sixes : Chris Gayle hit most sixes in an innings in T20 Internationals cricket history and also in World Twenty20.

* 145 : Chris Gayle and Devon Smith set up the record highest any wicket partnership in T20Is and best opening stand in T20 internationals, broken the previous record by Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith (132*) against Pakistan at Johannesburg in 2007.

West Indies scored massive total of 205-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Chris Gayle 117 - who scored the first ever century in T20Is.

Devon Smith struck 35 off 34-balls including 3-fours, Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 12 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 11.

South Africa best bowler by Johan van der wath takes 2-wickets, debutant Vernon Philander who took two-wickets on his debut T20I match, debutant Morne Morkel took one-wicket on his debut T20I match and one for Shaun Pollock.

South Africa chased 208-2 in 17.4 overs with top scorer by Herschelle Gibbs hammered a unbeaten 55-ball 90-runs including 14-fours and two-sixes with strike rate of 163.63.

Justin Kemp cracked a unbeaten 22-ball 46-runs including 5-fours and 2-sixes with strike rate of 209.09, Graeme Smith scored 28 off 21-balls included 4-fours & a six and AB de Villiers 16.

West Indies best bowler by debutant Fidel Edwards - who took one-wicket on his debut T20I match and one for Ravi Rampaul.

Chris Gayle named Player of the match for his sensational batting performance to scored rapid 117-runs knocked off facing 57-balls including 7-fours and 10-sixes with strike rate of 205.26.