Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    13.3 game over for Petersen! Roach has been threatening that outside edge repeatedly, now he catches it. Petersen is stuck in the crease and this one straightens just enough to takes the outside edge and fly at nice height straight to first slip. Properly squared up there 57/1
    14.4 he has thrown it away! Elgar has thrashed it straight into the hands of gully. This was short and wide, going away, Elgar could have hit it anywhere but he picks out the fielder. Visibly upset he is. Cottrell goes for the 'salute' 57/2
    15.5 now Faf has to go! This is beautiful bowling. This one straightens on Faf, like the way it did on Alviro. Not much he could have done with it as this was around off stump and he had to play. The ball takes a faint edge through to the keeper. Roach is on fire here. 57/3
    135.6 he perishes at long-on! Amla comes out of the crease but is not to the pitch of the delivery, he goes ahead with the shot anyway and is caught at the edge of the boundary. He gets a big round of applause from the Centurion crowd. What an innings that was! Effortless and a treat to watch 520/5
    99.1 where did that come from! Big Benn gets a wicket. This is tossed up outside off and AB goes for an inside-out drive but gets a thick outside edge as it just turns a bit, that flies straight to point. 365/4
    not out
    101
    171
    130
    15
    0
    77.69
    not out
    18
    20
    15
    0
    2
    120.00
    Extras
    18 (b 8, lb 6, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    552/5d (140.3 Overs, RR: 3.92, 563 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (AN Petersen, 13.3 ov), 2-57 (D Elgar, 14.4 ov), 3-57 (F du Plessis, 15.5 ov), 4-365 (AB de Villiers, 99.1 ov), 5-520 (HM Amla, 135.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor26.1510804.1200
    SS Cottrell28112414.4212
    KAJ Roach15.545223.2810
    SJ Benn46714823.2100
    MN Samuels2008904.4500
    KC Brathwaite10202.0000
    J Blackwood3.301504.2800
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    23.5 game over for Brathwaite, no doubt about this one! He pushes forward but this one darts away just enough to catch the outside edge and Amla is not going to miss those.. This is low to his right and picks it up nicely. West Indies have lost both their openers 73/2
    21.4 loud appeal for caught behind, turned down and Amla asks for review. It was right on middle stump as Smith pulled awkwardly, ABD took a diving catch to his right. Looks like the ball got some of the thigh pad or trousers from Smith's left leg, doesn't look like bat. There's something on the Snicko, but not when the ball is close to the bat. Oh, he's been given OUT, the SA players rejoice, Smith is surprised but he has to go back. No clue how that was out, looks like a poor decision 72/1
    34.1 that's a poor shot! He has been driving and flicking in the air but this time, he plays it straight to cover. Never really tried to keep it down and the fielder takes a good low catch 117/3
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    47.6 he has chopped it on! Samuels hops on the crease to this short of length delivery, but this was just a touch slower and does come in after pitching.. His bat comes down a little early and a bit outside the line.. the inside edge takes it to the middle stump. West Indies lose one of their rocks. That round the wicket line has done the damage 162/4
    51.4 he makes the big dent in the scorecard! Chanders falls in the 20s. This is full outside off, moves away just a touch to fly low to Alviro at second slip 169/5
    55.2 and another one! The batsman comes forward and gets a thick outside edge, fielder at second slip dives in front of Amla at first, gets his hands under it in time. Blackwood wants to wait for the third umpire though. Superb delivery, awesome catch though. This is a superb catch by Alviro!! .. I hope the replays don't go against him like they always do.. Excellent catch. I think he has fingers under it well and truly.. Please please, this deserves a wicket. The front angle always goes against the fielder as you never see the fingers under the ball..Superb call.. he gives him out. Well done to Reiffel on that 184/6
    57.6 another one! Elgar gets a share too.. He sticks to his plan of tossing it up full and wide outside off.. But Ramdin stretches out eventually and drives it in the air.. straight to the man at cover. He is distraught with himself. That's a bonus wicket 193/7
    58.1 and another one! This is wrapping up very very quickly. Taylor comes forward to push a length delivery down the pitch.. good idea .. but Morkel gets that awkward bounce.. so not such a good idea afterall. It hits him high on the bat and the ball lobs back to the bowler for a simple catch. 193/8
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    100.00
    60.2 Timberland!!!! off stump has been taken out. This is fuller length and it straightens on the batsman, beats the outside edge and flattens the stump. Cottrell is squared up completely. The innings is over as Roach won't be batting 201/10
    absent hurt
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    Extras
    9 (lb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    201 all out (60.2 Overs, RR: 3.33, 293 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (DS Smith, 21.4 ov), 2-73 (KC Brathwaite, 23.5 ov), 3-117 (LR Johnson, 34.1 ov), 4-162 (MN Samuels, 47.6 ov), 5-169 (S Chanderpaul, 51.4 ov), 6-184 (J Blackwood, 55.2 ov), 7-193 (D Ramdin, 57.6 ov), 8-193 (JE Taylor, 58.1 ov), 9-201 (SS Cottrell, 60.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn1435303.7800
    VD Philander1562941.9310
    KJ Abbott1435013.5710
    M Morkel15.245533.5810
    D Elgar20814.0000
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    19.3 what a catch! Alviro on fire at second slip. Morkel pushes this full and draws a big outside edge but the fielder is not able to grab on to this on the first go.. He is falling backwards but sticks his right hand out to catch in the second try. Brathwaite would be really disappointed with that shot. He pushed hard as soon as he saw the fuller length. Amla at first slip was ready to catch the rebound too 52/2
    3.2 this is gone! He has been given caught in the slips.. The first shout was for lbw, but this was swinging in too much.. however, the ball had lobbed up towards the cordon where Bavuma, from point, takes a simple catch. Aleem Dar raises the finger and says it's caught. Smith wants to review but it's more in hope as there was a thick inside there. Two noises definitely. The third umpire agrees with Dar and this is gone. 8/1
    32.1 that's it! First wicket for Steyn in this Test and first one of the morning. This gets big on Johnson from short of length, moves away a touch and Johnson is not able to get his bat out of the line.. Gets a faint nick to the keeper 87/3
    36.2 Steyn is the man! A nasty one for Samuels. This is on a fuller length on off but bounces extra.. Samuels was looking to flick it to the leg side but it gets the leading edge and lobs up for the cover fielder. The batsman was arching back like he had been punched it the face.. it was that nasty 101/5
    34.4 and Chanders is gone now! Steyn on fire here. This is a nasty short one that doesn't get up much at all.. Chanders had crouched right down but he is not able to get his gloves out of the way.. this lobs up for AB to complete a simple catch. Nasty one from Steyn 91/4
    39.3 Ba Vu Ma!! Smart catch at short leg and another wicket.. Le Morne joins in for the party.. This is the usual Morkel length but it jags back in sharply into the batsman and he doesn't have time to get away.. His bottom hand comes off the handle as he looks to fend it, but this hits the glove on the hand that is coming off.. just before it actually came off.. and Bavuma was alert.. snaps this low chance at backward short leg.. 117/7
    36.4 oh wow! They are falling like loose rocks... This is short of length and takes the shoulder of the bat.. it was flying towards Amla at first slip but AB flies full length to his right to snap it with one hand.. What a stunner that is!! That's how you dive for the edges. 105/6
    40.3 and how quickly has he done this! 25th five-for Steyn. This is regulation one. Fuller, swinging away, takes the outside edge and straight to Amla at first slip. What a legend this guy.. No wickets in the firs tinnings for him, didn't bowl much yesterday due to tight groin.. and now this 121/8
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    42.3 game over! Cottrell can only manage a leading edge as he looks to clip this short one to the leg side.. this lobs up for the fielder at midwicket 131/10
    absent hurt
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    Extras
    8 (lb 3, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    131 all out (f/o) (42.3 Overs, RR: 3.08, 194 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (DS Smith, 3.2 ov), 2-52 (KC Brathwaite, 19.3 ov), 3-87 (LR Johnson, 32.1 ov), 4-91 (S Chanderpaul, 34.4 ov), 5-101 (MN Samuels, 36.2 ov), 6-105 (D Ramdin, 36.4 ov), 7-117 (J Blackwood, 39.3 ov), 8-121 (JE Taylor, 40.3 ov), 9-131 (SS Cottrell, 42.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn8.223464.0800
    M Morkel11.114323.8510
    VD Philander74610.8501
    KJ Abbott301103.6610
    S van Zyl1022202.2020
    D Elgar301204.0000

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

17,18,19,20 December 2014 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 17 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 340/3 (HM Amla 133*, AB de Villiers 141*, 91 ov)
  • Thu, 18 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 552/5 (S van Zyl 101*, Q de Kock 18*, 140.3 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 76/2 (LR Johnson 33*, MN Samuels 13*, 27 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 131 (42.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Can van Zyl join club?

4

Currently four South Africa batsmen have made hundreds on Test debut

Amla breaks WI duck

1

Hashim Amla scores his first Test hundred against West Indies

Amla and AB

2

This is Amla and de Villier's second 150+ stand in Test cricket

Unlucky number

57

South Africa's first three wickets fell on the same score, in the space of 15 balls

Faf's first duck

29

Faf du Plessis fell for a duck for the first time in Tests, in his 29th innings

  • Renewed Steyn catches West Indies off guard

    West Indies were left stunned by a show only Steyn, when he is in the mood, can stage. Unlike day three, Steyn returned revving on the fourth morning

  • Benn shows up in body and spirit

    The spinner has brought a sense of discipline to his bowling and behaviour on the field since his Test comeback

  • De Kock ruled out of the WI series

    Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the rest of the series against against West Indies with an ankle ligament tear

  • Roach ruled out of second Test

    Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth, after the condition of his ankle worsened over the last two days

  • Steyn six completes West Indies humiliation

    Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs