Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    19.2 wide line, slapped wide of third man and they charge back for the second but the fielding is excellent and the throw right over the bails from Andre Russell and Amla is short of his ground! What a bonus for West Indies. This pair in absolutely no trouble at all. Amla has rather greedily gone for the second and has been done by some superb fielding. Russell sharply to his right and the throw was perfect, Ramdin didn't have to move to take it, whipped off the bails and Amla was a couple of inches short 115/3
    2.4 cleaned up! Stumps are demolished as Taylor plays all round a full delivery which is angled in from around the wicket, some late swing as well, and no footwork from Rossouw. Another duck for him 5/1
    4.5 and another! Full, straight, du Plessis playing across the line and given. There was a brief chat about using the review, but he decides against it. Good variation from Taylor, this one dipping in late, and it actually took the back pad so didn't have far to travel 16/2
    40.5 down the track, not to the pitch of the ball at all, drags it leg side and in the air and finds long-on! A second quick breakthrough. De Villiers limping off with cramp, did injury force this stroke? A horrid hack in the end, nowhere near the desired connection and it was well held by the fielder going to his right hand side, smart catch 246/5
    39.1 full and wide of off stump, driven at and he slices it straight to deep point. Miller was reaching for it a little, head in the air slightly and it flew straight to the fielder a few yards in from the boundary who pouched a safe catch 238/4
    45.2 bumper, Duminy goes to hook and gets a glove to the keeper! Duminy walks straight off. Excellent short ball, over middle and leg, it got big on Duminy who was late on the stroke and got a little touch on it to Ramdin who had a simple catch to take 271/7
    43.3 similar delivery, this time it comes off inside edge and pad, runs up on the off side not far off the strip, Behardien is sent back looking for a quick single, Russell follows through, kicks down the stumps and runs him out! What brilliant footwork. We saw one of these in the T20s and once again superb footballing skills, left foot this time, right on target and the batsman's dive back into his ground was way short, no need for the third umpire even 262/6
    47.1 full delivery wide of off stump, swung at over the off side, gets it's high but nowhere near long enough and deep cover takes the catch! Another wicket, what a collapse this is. Philander feeling the pressure, trying to smash this away down the ground but it squirted off a thick outside edge and flew down deep cover's throat 272/8
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    13
    17
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    46.15
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    7
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    66.66
    Extras
    26 (b 4, lb 11, w 11)
    TOTAL
    279/8 (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.77)
    Did not bat: Imran Tahir
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (RR Rossouw, 2.4 ov), 2-16 (F du Plessis, 4.5 ov), 3-115 (HM Amla, 19.2 ov), 4-238 (DA Miller, 39.1 ov), 5-246 (AB de Villiers, 40.5 ov), 6-262 (F Behardien, 43.3 ov), 7-271 (JP Duminy, 45.2 ov), 8-272 (VD Philander, 47.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JE Taylor9.205025.35297000
    JO Holder915215.77307030
    AD Russell1005125.10274020
    DJG Sammy1005205.20244010
    SJ Benn1005915.90263230
  • BATSMEN
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    14.6 slider again, deceives the batsman once more and this time plumb lbw! Smith back on his stumps, done by the quicker pace, he was playing all around his and struck right smack bang in front of all three, umpire Ravi gave it out immediately 89/4
    5.4 got him, another wild hack and this time de Villiers pouches the edge! The storm has blown itself out, somewhat injudicious from Gayle, he'd already got the innings off to a blistering start but he kept taking on Steyn and finally falls 51/1
    6.5 hit on the knee roll and Philander is very keen, the umpire shakes his head but South Africa immediately review... This could be sticky for Johnson, it pitched on leg stump and straightened a touch, height looks okay; there's a moment to check for the inside edge but you can see daylight. Hawk-Eye says it would have hit middle three-quarters of the way up - Johnson is a goner, S Ravi raises his finger at the second opportunity 53/2
    12.6 full on off stump, pressed to mid-off, no single available, Samuels at the non-striker's end has come a few yards out of his ground and turns to get back as a thrown comes in and hits the stumps. They're actually going to check this and oh dear, the batsman turns his back a bit as the throw comes in and doesn't get his bat back in time! Lazy work and a direct hit brings the third wicket. Awful cricket from Samuels, a gift for South Africa 85/3
    26.6 tossed up a little straighter, Ramdin tries to heave to leg again, this straightens and clatters the stumps! Ramdin is done, played his slog-sweep over the top of the ball. Tahir does a baby-rocking celebration toward the stands 161/8
    20.5 nicely bowled, a googly, Carter is fooled and beaten outside off and is he stumped here? Carter tumbled forward, did he tumble out of his ground? AB de Villiers is very confident. The replay seems inconclusive as to whether anything is grounded over the line. Tough call for the third umpire but from the stump cam it doesn't look as if Carter gets any boot back. Indeed not, he's out! Lovely bit of bowling again from Tahir, the googly takes one this time. Smart stumping from de Villiers 118/5
    22.6 is anyone going to appeal for this? De Villiers turns around as he takes the catch and celebrates, Philander starts walking back... Eventually sticks up a questioning hand, at de Villiers' prompting, and umpire Ravi raises his finger. Sammy tried to cut off the back foot, got a big deflection off the shoulder of the bat... but he wasn't walking until he was told to 126/6
    24.5 bumper, thin edge, gottim! Russell burns brightly and briefly, as too many have for West Indies, tried hit the cover off it again, swinging wildly at a short ball outside off, totally off balance and snicks through to de Villiers 148/7
    28.1 length ball, another giddy swing, top-edged high, high, high into the sky... and David Miller takes an excellent catch back-pedalling in the covers. South Africa are almost home and hosed 164/9
    28.2 there it is, dabs in the channel and nicks through to de Villiers! Steyn started the wicket-taking and he finishes it with two in two to give South Africa a 61-run win (D/L method) 164/10
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    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    164 all out (28.2 Overs, RR: 5.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (CH Gayle, 5.4 ov), 2-53 (LR Johnson, 6.5 ov), 3-85 (MN Samuels, 12.6 ov), 4-89 (DR Smith, 14.6 ov), 5-118 (JL Carter, 20.5 ov), 6-126 (DJG Sammy, 22.6 ov), 7-148 (AD Russell, 24.5 ov), 8-161 (D Ramdin, 26.6 ov), 9-164 (JO Holder, 28.1 ov), 10-164 (JE Taylor, 28.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    VD Philander604437.33162300
    M Morkel503607.20163210
    DW Steyn5.212735.06194010
    JP Duminy602504.16161010
    Imran Tahir603035.00214010

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

16 January 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Faster than Viv

100

Hashim Amla reached 5000 ODI runs in his 101st innings, to go top of the table for that milestone ahead of Richards and Kohli (114 inns)