Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
119(56) 11x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 0 8 2 2 11
CH Gayle
90(41) 9x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 13 12 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

D Wiese
O4.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What a cracking game that has been. Parallels between this and the famous 50-over game between South Africa and Australia also on this ground a few years back. An absolute thriller, exactly what T20 was designed for. And we still have another to come on Wednesday down in Durban. 1pm GMT start time again, so see you then...

Presentation time. Will du Plessis still pick up the Man of the Match award? Nope, it's Chris Gayle again!

Du Plessis must be gutted: "It's my first T20 hundred, you don't think they'll come along, but I struck it well today but it's bittersweet. I thought I was going to pass out at the end of my innings. I said at half time this game is very far from done, nothing it out of their reach. Obviously Gayle played so well up top, it's so difficult to contain him. We got him out and brought it back really well but the hitters keep coming. We didn't land our execution to start with but it's hard to control a yorker with the new ball. If you miss he punishes everything."

Darren Sammy with a big grin again: "At half-time all the boys were positive, we just had to break it down. Two guys had to get 50 striking at 190 and the rest had to chip in and that's what happened. To add the finishing touches was nice but I feel for Faf to play that innings and lose. Cricket was the winner today. We were dominated in the Tests but we have different energy in this series and this shows here why we've won a T20 World Cup, this is our format."

South Africa once again on the wrong end of a Gayle-force, finding no control with the ball, save a brief few overs from Imran Tahir. It means their efforts with the bat count for naught and Faf du Plessis' century has been in a losing cause - he deserved much better. It was the second-fastest T20 century as South Africa made their second-highest T20 score but it wasn't enough.

What an unbelievable chase, West Indies win by four wickets. The power hitters just kept coming for the tourists and even with the wicket they lost they were able to complete the record chase in a T20 international to seal the series 2-0. Chris Gayle once again was on fire, Marlon Samuels also played a cracking knock and the deadliest finisher in T20, Darren Sammy, was on hand to finish the job. You thought this chase was on, did anyone actually believe they would pull it off? They have and with something in hand too.

19.2
6
de Lange to Sammy, SIX runs, low full toss, swung over square leg and that's the game in thrilling fashion!!
19.1
1
de Lange to Ramdin, 1 run, length ball just outside off, dabbed down to third man

Final over, now it's de Lange but he's only got two runs in hand...

END OF OVER:
19 | 18 Runs | WI: 229/6

  • DJG Sammy14 (6b)
  • D Ramdin6 (3b)
  • KJ Abbott4-0-68-1
  • AM Phangiso3-0-33-1
18.6
2
Abbott to Sammy, 2 runs, full ball fiercely struck down the ground, long-off can't save the second

Most runs ever scored in the second innings of a T20I...

18.5
2
Abbott to Sammy, 2 runs, tries to smash it leg side again, gets a thick inside edge from outside off through midwicket and they sprint back for a second, Sammy home with a dive
18.4
4
Abbott to Sammy, FOUR runs, low full toss, clipped away through square leg and four more! Helped on it's way nicely, Sammy with a fist-pump

I don't think he'll get that many now, will he get any at all?

18.3
4
Abbott to Sammy, FOUR runs, full and wide, absolutely blitzed away on the off side and it races past the cover sweeper, half-volley in the end and long-handled away, lands just inside the rope

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
119(56) 11x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 0 8 2 2 11
CH Gayle
90(41) 9x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 13 12 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

D Wiese
O4.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF