Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
66(89) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 1 1 5 0 4
HM Amla
129(115) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 2 7 4 0 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R41
W1
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O8.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 3 Runs | SA: 304/3

  • AB de Villiers57 (64b)
  • JP Duminy32 (38b)
  • DJ Bravo7-0-41-1
  • R Rampaul9-0-58-0

South Africa extend their winning streak in one-dayers against West Indies to ten, and the Dominican crowd see their team go down for the fourth time in four matches at Windsor Park.

It became a lot closer than South Africa would have liked towards the end, especially after Hashim Amla's controlled hundred and Jacques Kallis' half-century had put them in command. de Villiers and Duminy couldn't find the boundaries for a long spell, and the match could well have ended in West Indies' favour if the Bravo brothers had accepted one of the chances offered to them by Duminy. de Villiers picked off 18 runs off a Pollard over to seemingly settle the issue but three dot balls when one was needed off four took the game to the final delivery.

Post-match presentation
Gayle: "I'm very disappointed, credit to Bravo for the way he bowled the final over. We got 300, but I felt we were still 30 short given the start we got. Amla's batting also took the game away from us. It's heart-breaking for the fans, such a big turnaround for which I thank the fans. Very disappointing in the middle, too many dot deliveries. Benn didn't have nay injury, we asked him to do a job and he couldn't deliver so it doesn't make any sense. "

Gayle sounded pretty emotional there, used the word 'disappointed' at least six times, and had some very harsh words for Sulieman Benn.

Smith: "Very happy to have chased 300-plus. We were perhaps a bit conservative towards the end, but Hashim was excellent and it good to win."

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match. "I try and keep the ball on the ground if the game allows it, when the form is good things seem to fall in place."

The final game of the series is on Thursday. Join us then to see whether South Africa can pull off yet another clean-sweep against West Indies. That's it from us for now, good night and thanks for all the mails.

49.6
1
Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, 4-0 to South Africa after a madcap finale, de Villiers swings the final ball to Darren Sammy at midwicket, who fumbles it, takes a few strides to collect it and then misses the stumps from a few yards out as de Villiers scrambles to make his ground, de Villiers isn't celebrating he's just relieved at the victory

Bravo runs in and goes through his bowling action but doesn't let go of the bowl, he starts walking back to his mark

49.5
0
Bravo to de Villiers, no run, the crowd goes bonkers as the game heads to the final ball, another wide yorker which de Villiers can't hit
49.4
0
Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full and very wide, de Villiers thinks it should be called a wide after he fails to reach it, he has a wry grin when the umpire makes no call
49.3
0
Bravo to de Villiers, no run, fullish ball is driven firmly to Pollard at mid-on, no run taken
49.2
1lb
Bravo to Duminy, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, but that one pitched outside leg, the ball rolls off the pads towards short third man, the scores are now level
49.1
1
Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide, de Villiers backs away and drives it towards Gayle at cover

Dwayne Bravo to bowl the final over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
66(89) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 1 1 5 0 4
HM Amla
129(115) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 2 7 4 0 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R41
W1
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O8.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF