Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.2 and another! Flying Ramdin again. Well, well. It wasn't a great delivery, short and outside off, van Wyk chases it but the shot is neither a drive or a cut and the edge is grabbed one-handed by Ramdin diving in front of first slip. He had more time to see that catch, as the ball was shorter, but it was still another smart grab 32/3
    2.2 what a comeback and what a catch! That was the perfect delivery. Full outside off, hint of swing away from the left hander who pushed away from his body. The edge was dying as it headed towards first slip, but Sammy saw it and dived across full length to hold a screamer. Cottrell brings out his salute. 18/1
    5.6 oh boy, what a catch! Another ripper. Du Plessis edges a full delivery, seemed to be aiming leg side, and for a moment Ramdin appears a little wrong-footed but then flings himself low to his right, with one glove, and snaffles the catch. Terrific reflexes. 32/2
    14.4 got him! Huge wicket! A good delivery from Russell, back of a length and it just nips back a touch, too, as it finds de Villiers' inside edge. He was well across his crease by the time he played that. Neat catch from Ramdin 76/4
    not out
    130
    133
    191
    11
    3
    97.74
    36.4 drops the length back slightly, slower ball, Duminy through with the shot too soon and chips it back to the bowler! A smart catch reaching out with the right hand and Sammy breaks the partnership. Nice piece of bowling, Duminy deceived, trying to work down the ground and just tapped it back at shoulder height to the bowler 166/5
    42.1 good length on off stump, Berhardien plays all around it and loses his off stump! It nipped back a little bit but Berhardien was rooted in the crease sort of trying to run it down to third man but missed it by an awful long way and off stump was flattened. Pretty poor innings from Berhardien really 196/6
    12
    17
    34
    0
    0
    70.58
    49.2 yorker, Parnell trying to flick leg side missed and is bowled! Very nice delivery from Holder, right on line and Parnell played right across it out went middle stump. Again just try and get something on that to get Miller back on strike? Not great cricket from Parnell 259/7
    49.3 steps right across the stumps and goes to scoop over the leg side but finds short long leg! Another wicket falls. Length ball, a cutter, a foot outside off, Phangiso took a big strike to his right and tried to clear the leg side infield but it went straight to the fielder 259/8
    not out
    1
    2
    3
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    19 (lb 2, w 17)
    TOTAL
    262/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    Did not bat: M Morkel
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (RR Rossouw, 2.2 ov), 2-32 (F du Plessis, 5.6 ov), 3-32 (MN van Wyk, 6.2 ov), 4-76 (AB de Villiers, 14.4 ov), 5-166 (JP Duminy, 36.4 ov), 6-196 (F Behardien, 42.1 ov), 7-259 (WD Parnell, 49.2 ov), 8-259 (AM Phangiso, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SS Cottrell603926.50276030
    JO Holder1015345.30345120
    AD Russell1016016.00316200
    DJG Sammy1014614.60252010
    CR Brathwaite1013903.90332030
    MN Samuels301906.3372000
    CH Gayle10404.0020000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 that's out! It wasn't a contest. Touch fuller, 141kph, pitching around middle, straightens on Smith to beat the outside edge and smashes into middle stump. That is a comprehensive clean-up job. Smith playing an aggressive whip across the line, so didn't give himself the best chance but still a cracking delivery 0/1
    6.1 and it's worked first ball! What a call from de Villiers. Pretty shocking stroke, mind. It's floated up outside off, smartly tempting Gayle, he comes forward to drive but is reaching for the ball and just ends up presenting a catch to cover, neat catch above the head 12/2
    13.5 oh dear, a mix-up costs West Indies. Pushed into the off side off the back foot, Johnson came down for the run but was sent back by Samuels. The throw from cover was swift - from de Villiers - and Johnson's dive wasn't enough. A word, too, for van Wyk who took the ball low by the stumps expertly. 41/3
    39.2 he's done it! Much debate about Behardien's position in the side. Well, he may just have won the match here. A full delivery, nips back a touch and there was a massive gap with Samuels' feet planted on leg stump. Knocks back the leg pole 189/7
    15.5 full, straight, keeps a little low and Ramdin plumb in front! Nipped back a little, Ramdin back on his stumps and the umpire gave it out before the bowler could turn around. Stone dead, back pad, right in front of middle. Poor judgement from Ramdin, it skidded through and that's a plumb as you'll get 48/4
    20.5 played forward into the off side, who wants a single here? Only one of them! The batsmen are at the same end and Carter is run out by a pitch length. That is a shambles. Samuels drove firmly towards mid-off and took three steps down the track, Carter jogged down for the single but Samuels decided it wasn't on so stopped running, selling his partner down the river and there was an easy run out at the bowler's end 73/5
    36.1 the breakthrough, but only just! Sammy carves a full delivery high into the off side, de Villiers runs back from cover, the ball bobbled and he showed brilliant awareness to keep his eyes on it and grasp it as it fell by his chest 166/6
    not out
    64
    40
    66
    5
    5
    160.00
    42.6 low full toss, tried to clip it leg side but miscues it a little, taken by midwicket! A fantastic leaping catch with one hand above David Miller's head, a great leap, holds on really well. That should have gone into the stands but Holder was tentative, miscued the leg side flick and couldn't get it over midwicket's head 218/8
    47.1 middle and leg line, dabbed up on the leg side, no single there, Brathwaite sent back but de Villiers is there with the throw and Brathwaite is a long way out! No need for the third umpire. Brathwaite trying to get Russell back on strike but he's too keen and pays the price, nice fielding from de Villiers at midwicket to make up for the dropped catch 239/9
    not out
    1
    1
    8
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    22 (b 4, lb 3, nb 1, w 14)
    TOTAL
    266/9 (48.3 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (DR Smith, 0.3 ov), 2-12 (CH Gayle, 6.1 ov), 3-41 (LR Johnson, 13.5 ov), 4-48 (D Ramdin, 15.5 ov), 5-73 (JL Carter, 20.5 ov), 6-166 (DJG Sammy, 36.1 ov), 7-189 (MN Samuels, 39.2 ov), 8-218 (JO Holder, 42.6 ov), 9-239 (CR Brathwaite, 47.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel915816.44345371
    KJ Abbott9.316206.52356410
    JP Duminy602924.83193010
    AM Phangiso1014104.10351220
    WD Parnell1004814.80355120
    F Behardien402125.25121110

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

25 January 2015 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Gayle blown out?

19.52

Chris Gayle's ODI average since January 1, 2013

Target-setting

237

The average total batting first in Port Elizabeth

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