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55dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Steyn and Ntini spark South Africa fightback

South Africa fought back on the opening day in Cape Town as Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini shared six wickets to limit West Indies to 240 for 8

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AG Prince
98(225) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 35 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
1 13 3 16 26 10 16 13
GC Smith
85(79) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 12 8 9 28 5 6 13

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O19.5
M7
R44
W4
Eco2.21
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O20
M5
R60
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

And that's a seven-wicket win for South Africa - an excellent win, levelling the series at 1-1 with one Test to play. It's been a cracking Test, see-sawing nicely through the first three days. But West Indies' batting, particularly in the second innings, really let them down and South Africa's doggedness and determination saw them home. The bowling from West Indies this afternoon was particularly dire, though they'd clearly given up all hope of winning - in spite of a wonderful 70 from Chanderpaul earlier in the day, and Gayle's blitzkrieg 38.

South Africa were out of the blocks in chasing 185 - and Smith worked his way into form with a very fine 85. And it is his team who have the momentum going into the third test at Durban on Thursday.

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller, Andrew McGlashan and me, Will Luke, do join us again on Thursday.

35.2
4
Lewis to Kallis, FOUR runs, Kallis clips this through midwicket with immense authority and style, to take South Africa home
35.1
0
Lewis to Kallis, no run, Kallis blocks

Around the wicket

END OF OVER:
35 | 9 Runs | SA: 182/3

  • AG Prince12 (24b)
  • JH Kallis18 (24b)
  • DBL Powell11-0-57-0
  • RN Lewis8-0-38-2
34.6
4
Powell to Prince, FOUR runs, four more as Prince hooks for four through midwicket

Seven needed to win

34.5
1
Powell to Kallis, 1 run, dropped out to cover. Very well run
34.4
4
Powell to Kallis, FOUR runs, a petulant Kallis swings this through midwicket for four. He's had enough of this blocking lark
34.3
0
Powell to Kallis, no run, angling into the batsman who defends

South Africa 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57GC SmithAB de Villiers
2nd83HM AmlaGC Smith
3rd12JH KallisGC Smith
4th34JH KallisAG Prince