Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
92(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 8 2 0 2
DJ Bravo
74(70) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 1 2 2 10 7

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O9.1
M2
R58
W3
Eco6.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O8.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Spare a thought for Darren Sammy. The crowd look stunned. Sorrowful glares. Smith had flicked the throw. And apparently they practice that kind of throws. Smith had a horror time on the field today; he misfielded, he even dropped a catch but here he is with a direct hit that has won the game for South Africa.

The game was meandering towards nowhere when suddenly Sammy changed it with the innings of his lifetime. He nearly got West Indies home but they ran out of fuel in the end. The boy on the burning deck. He walks ever so slowly out of the park.

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Gayle: It was a good effort. Credit must go to Sammy for giving us some hope. The middle period was our downfall. too many dot balls. The pressure increases. Game simulation and learn to rotate the strike. We might have a new squad for the third game. Sarwan and Nikita miler will be mostly out. Injuries. I think we can look at the positives from this game and take it to the next one. The middle period we need to work on."

Smith: "Few key chances were missed. Apart from our catching we controlled the game very well. Apart from Sammy's 20 odd balls, we were in control. Sammy played a great knock today. We closed the game down. We did what we had to do. The deck has been slow, we built good partnerships and manipulated the field well, especially in the middle period. We ran hard. Duminy has had a tough time. he has been working on few technical things in the background. I am sure he will get a chance somewhere in this series and he needs to take it."

Amla is the man of the match: "I was quiet fortunate that I played a bit of County cricket before I came here. You always have to develop your game in international cricket ( on working on his off-side field). "

That's it from us. Thanks for joining. Good bye and good luck.

48.1
W
Morkel to Miller, OUT, Pollard, the runner is run out Game over. SA have won. Sammy is crestfallen. Smith fires in the direct hit. It was a length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed out to covers.. and they run for the single that would bring Sammy on strike. It was always going to be tight. Smith picks it at short cover, and flicks it back hand and it's direct hit at the non-striker's end with Pollard just short of the crease. Pollard threw in a desperate dive but it was not to be.

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 283/8

  • DJG Sammy58 (23b)
  • R Rampaul5 (8b)
  • R McLaren6.5-1-41-0
  • M Morkel9-2-58-3

The injured Nikita Miller comes out. Pollard is the runner. one wicket left. One fit batsman. A runner. What's going to happen here?

47.6
W
McLaren to Sammy, OUT, Rampaul is run out It was a full pitched delivery and Sammy mistimes the drive to McLaren. Rampaul had backed up too far, trying to get the single that would have given Sammy the strike. McLaren stops the ball, turns and runs to break the stumps. Just one wicket left. What drama here.
47.6
1w
McLaren to Sammy, 1 wide, Wide surely? yes it is. Full toss well outside off. Sammy has a swing and a miss.

Lots of advice coming in from the crowd.

47.5
1
McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run, he backs away to punch the length delivery to sweeper cover.
47.4
0
McLaren to Rampaul, no run, Dot ball. Pressure. Rampaul goes for the big shot to the on side and mistimes the slower one to Smith at short midwicket.

Ali: "Sammy's not the prettiest but man does this guy have heart. "

47.3
1
McLaren to Sammy, 1 run, almost yorker length outside off, squeezed out towards sweeper cover. 20 from 15.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
92(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 8 2 0 2
DJ Bravo
74(70) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 1 2 2 10 7

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O9.1
M2
R58
W3
Eco6.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O8.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF