Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 12.05, RRR: 3.00)

  • 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

I think de Lange needs 8 or 9 to play with...

18.2
1
Abbott to Ramdin, 1 run, yorker length wide of off stump, carved straight to backward point, singles are okay for South Africa
18.1
4
Abbott to Ramdin, FOUR runs, full toss just outside off, tried to slap it down the ground but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps to the fine leg fence! So lucky for the batsman, it shaved leg stump

Can Abbott give de Lange enough to defend here?

18.1
1w
Abbott to Ramdin, 1 wide, whoops, well wide of off

De Lange or not yet? Nope, saving him for the last...

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 211/6 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 11.72, RRR: 10.50)

  • D Ramdin1 (1b)
  • DJG Sammy2 (2b)
  • AM Phangiso3-0-33-1
  • KJ Abbott3-0-50-1

South Africa won't mind Ramdin on strike...

17.6
1
Phangiso to Ramdin, 1 run, full on the stumps, turned through square leg

West Indies' highest T20 score now...

17.5
1
Phangiso to Sammy, 1 run, another low full toss, clipped out towards deep midwicket, fielder charges in to save the second

Doing their best to chuck this away really from where they were West Indies...

17.4
W
Phangiso to Bravo, OUT, low full toss, swung down the ground and finds the fielder! Another full toss gets a wicket, miscue looking to go off side but got it too straight and not far enough, simple catch well held at long-off

DJ Bravo c Ontong b Phangiso 10 (10m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

17.3
6
Phangiso to Bravo, SIX runs, length ball heaved leg side, has he got it all? Yes! Over the rope again, the big boundary over midwicket
17.2
0
Phangiso to Bravo, no run, full on the stumps, goes to flick leg side and misses, struck on the pads
17.1
1
Phangiso to Sammy, 1 run, just outside off, cut hard and a great save at backward point by Wiese, would have been for, placed well and struck well by Sammy

What a cricket match this is. Phangiso...

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 202/5 (30 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 11.88, RRR: 10.00)

  • DJ Bravo4 (2b)
  • DJG Sammy0 (0b)
  • KJ Abbott3-0-50-1
  • D Wiese4-0-43-3
16.6
4
Abbott to Bravo, FOUR runs, wide on the crease, full wide of off stump, driven at and not quite as well steered as Russell managed, more of an outside edge but against past a diving short third man, 200 up
16.5
0
Abbott to Bravo, no run, yorker just outside off, pressed forward at and missed
16.4
W
Abbott to Russell, OUT, full toss outside off slapped straight to long-off! Deary me. Poor ball, powerfully slapped down the ground but couldn't have picked the fielder out better. Just when Russell looked to have really got set

AD Russell c Miller b Abbott 14 (9m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

16.3
4
Abbott to Russell, FOUR runs, further outside off and steered wide of short third man, lovely batting, stroked away with an open face
16.2
6
Abbott to Russell, SIX runs, pitched up on the stumps and smashed over midwicket ! Biggest strike for a while, heaved into the terraces, Abbott misses the yorker and gets punished
16.1
2
Abbott to Russell, 2 runs, length wide of off stump, slapped down the ground and excellent running brings a second

Michael: "Just bowl tidy now! The Windies will get themselves out." Abbott returns...

END OF OVER:
16 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 186/4 (46 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 11.62, RRR: 11.50)

  • AD Russell2 (2b)
  • DJ Bravo0 (0b)
  • D Wiese4-0-43-3
  • Imran Tahir4-0-29-0
15.6
1
Wiese to Russell, 1 run, full on the stumps, clipped down to long-on

West Indies don't half love collapsing...

15.5
W
Wiese to Pollard, OUT, slower ball, slapped leg side, it's gone straight up, Behardien comes tearing in from long-on and takes the catch! Another wicket falls. Total miscue off a big top edge, the slower ball does the trick, solid catch taken

KA Pollard c Behardien b Wiese 7 (11m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19CH GayleDR Smith
2nd152CH GayleMN Samuels
3rd7MN SamuelsKA Pollard
4th7KA PollardAD Russell
5th13DJ BravoAD Russell
6th11DJG SammyDJ Bravo
7th27DJG SammyD Ramdin