Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.4 nailed him! Powell gets the early breakthrough, pitching full outside off stump and a tentative Gibbs pads forward as the ball angles back in and cops it flush on the front leg in front of off stump, looking to leave, Powell lets out a war cry as the umpire wastes little time in adjudicating that one out, bagging Gibbs a pair 4/1
    9.3 superb bowling, good reflexes! Edwards steams in and bowls another excellent change-up delivery, dug into Smith's body, getting him up in the air and unable to keep that snorter down, the ball rearing and kissing the handle of the bat, then bobbing up in the air and forward short leg dives full stretch onto the pitch and plucks a good catch in front of Smith 20/3
    7.2 nicked! Edwards gets his first wicket of the match, pitching full marginally outside off stump and sucking Amla into a nothing drive, only to get a thin edge as the ball bounces a touch more than he expected, which Ramdin is all too happy to accept 17/2
    49.5 well, well, well, a poor call ends his resistance! Edwards perseveres with the short-pitched ball down leg stump, Kallis goes for a pull, slightly cramped for room, the ball clips his shoulder and Ramdin takes the catch, they're all up in appeal and umpire Tiffin sends Kallis off with a clanger, as replays clearly show bat did not hit ball 157/5
    18.4 edged and caught at first slip! Taylor gets Prince to play at one that holds it line outside off stump, with a touch extra bounce, and he gives Gayle catching practice very low to his left 45/4
    63.4 gone! de Villiers tries to get on with matters, getting one leg up as he goes for an aggressive on-drive to a slower one but ends up gifting a simple catch to Samuels at mid-on 192/8
    59.5 inside-edge! Boucher tries to pull a short one from outside-off but only drags it on to his off stump to spark celebrations in the West Indies camp 183/6
    62.3 played on! Harris doesn't move his feet as he tries to get over a short-of-a-length deliver, gets undone by the extra bounce, and chops onto his off stump 190/7
    73.4 party's over for Nel! Sammy gets a wicket, pitching full outside off stump, Nel pokes at it leaden-footed and gets a thin feather through to Ramdin and South Africa are nine down 259/9
    not out
    74.5 and there's a historic win for West Indies, as Ntini spoons a top-edge to Powell, running around from mid-off and holding it at extra cover! 260/10
    5 (lb 4, w 1)
    260 all out (74.5 Overs, RR: 3.47, 339 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (HH Gibbs, 2.4 ov), 2-17 (HM Amla, 7.2 ov), 3-20 (GC Smith, 9.3 ov), 4-45 (AG Prince, 18.4 ov), 5-157 (JH Kallis, 49.5 ov), 6-183 (MV Boucher, 59.5 ov), 7-190 (PL Harris, 62.3 ov), 8-192 (AB de Villiers, 63.4 ov), 9-259 (A Nel, 73.4 ov), 10-260 (M Ntini, 74.5 ov)
    DBL Powell14.024713.3510
    FH Edwards13.033732.8400
    JE Taylor18.016633.6600
    DJ Bravo16.026313.9300
    DJG Sammy7.002914.1400
    MN Samuels6.511412.0400

Close of Play

  • Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 281/4 (S Chanderpaul 43*, DJ Bravo 0*, 84 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 122/5 (AB de Villiers 22*, MV Boucher 18*, 34 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 146/8 (JE Taylor 2*, DBL Powell 0*, 52 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 260 (74.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes