Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    37.4 he looks to push the ball into the off side, gets the thinnest of edges and a jubilant Ramdin hurls the ball to the heavens ... even the taciturn Samuels can't hide his delight as he team-mates mob him 181/4
    2.6 well bowled, first blow for West Indies as Gibbs pushes forward and gets a thick edge through to Denesh Ramdin. Taylor deserved that after a decent start, but for Gibbs its a depressingly familiar dismissal as he reached for the ball outside off stump 8/1
    4.6 key strike for Taylor, Kallis drives on the up towards mid-off and Shivnarine Chanderpaul moves to his left to pouch a good, vital catch...Kallis looks down at the pitch, the ball may have stopped a little but he wasn't very far forward in his drive 18/2
    22.6 out of nowhere Sammy makes the breakthrough, de Villiers is caught on the crease, playing back when he should have been forward and the ball was heading halfway up middle stump. The end of an entertaining innings. 109/3
    49.3 misses a huge swing, ball skims past leg stump and Duminy thinks of stealing a bye...Ramdin is quick with his throw and hits direct, Duminy wasn't able to turn quickly enough and he goes for a fine 68 254/8
    44.2 the bowler gets his revenge, again it wasn't quite a yorker but Boucher swings across the line and misses...the ball crashing into middle stump. Important wicket for West Indies because Boucher can cause serious damage late on 221/5
    47.2 gone, trying to guide down to third man but Ramdin dives across and takes a good catch. Another South Africa batsman goes before he can do major damange 240/6
    49.2 picks out long-on with precision as he goes for big drive down the ground but doesn't connect out of the middle. A comfortable catch on the boundary and Botha's stay was brief 254/7
    49.5 mayhem from South Africa...Morkel has a huge swing and also misses, Steyn calls him through for another bye. Ramdin doesn't hit at his end, but the throw is collected by Taylor who throws down the non-striker's and Morkel is well short. No need even for the third umpire this time 255/9
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    Extras
    11 (lb 6, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    255/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (HH Gibbs, 2.6 ov), 2-18 (JH Kallis, 4.6 ov), 3-109 (AB de Villiers, 22.6 ov), 4-181 (GC Smith, 37.4 ov), 5-221 (MV Boucher, 44.2 ov), 6-240 (SM Pollock, 47.2 ov), 7-254 (J Botha, 49.2 ov), 8-254 (JP Duminy, 49.3 ov), 9-255 (M Morkel, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JE Taylor1013443.40403010
    FH Edwards1015515.50334230
    R Rampaul3033011.0065100
    DJG Sammy1005515.50287001
    MN Samuels1004214.20334000
    S Chattergoon703004.28181000
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    4.3 gone, the first breakthrough, as a delivery bounces alarmingly from a good length and takes the shoulder of the bat looping towards de Villiers at point. It's a simple catch, but that ball came out of nowhere...a few have kept a little low today, but none have climbed like that 13/1
    17.4 the breakthrough for South Africa! This one is closer to Chattergoon and bounces a little outside off stump, Chattergoon goes for the cut but is cramped for room and gets a top edge through to Boucher 59/2
    22.1 gone! Another soft wicket by West Indies, an awful shot from Morton who tries to pull a ball that isn't short enough and spoons a simple catch to mid-off. That's reminiscent of a few of Morton's dismissals on this tour 69/4
    20.6 beauty! Well bowled from Morkel, a rising delivery just outside off stump which Samuels is forced to play at but doesn't get behind the line. A regulation edge goes through to Boucher and South Africa well on top 64/3
    47.3 gone! Chanderpaul's plainly odd - and poor - innings comes to end with a tame flick to midwicket. He never seemed to know what he was doing, and neither did anyone else 168/9
    30.3 gone! Defended down to point, Bravo sets off down the pitch but is sent back. Even with a dive he can't beat de Villiers's direct hit and the TV umpire confirms he is gone by a few inches 97/5
    30.6 and another! The collapse continues as Ramdin tries to cut a ball that was too full and too close to him, dragging a bottom edge into his stumps. More reward for Pollock and West Indies' sad procession continues 97/6
    38.5 gone! Morkel has his moment at the of an expensive over, Sammy pokes at a shorter ball outside off stump and sends another simple catch through to Boucher 134/7
    40.5 gone! banged in and brings the pull from Rampaul, the top edge goes high behind the batsman and Smith makes excellent ground from slip to take a good catch over his shoulder heading towards third man 138/8
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    48.2 gone, and that's the match for South Africa although we knew the outcome of this game a long while along. Taylor swings the ball high to mid-on where Steyn back-peddles for the catch...a career-best for Morne Morkel, a fine effort as he continues his recovery from injury 169/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    169 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 3.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (BA Parchment, 4.3 ov), 2-59 (S Chattergoon, 17.4 ov), 3-64 (MN Samuels, 20.6 ov), 4-69 (RS Morton, 22.1 ov), 5-97 (DJ Bravo, 30.3 ov), 6-97 (D Ramdin, 30.6 ov), 7-134 (DJG Sammy, 38.5 ov), 8-138 (R Rampaul, 40.5 ov), 9-168 (S Chanderpaul, 47.3 ov), 10-169 (JE Taylor, 48.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1051321.30511000
    DW Steyn1003513.50393020
    CK Langeveldt812823.50365000
    M Morkel8.203644.32355021
    J Botha913003.33300000
    JH Kallis302207.3394000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

25 January 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13S ChattergoonBA Parchment
2nd46S ChattergoonRS Morton
3rd5MN SamuelsRS Morton
4th5S ChanderpaulRS Morton
5th28S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
6th0S ChanderpaulD Ramdin
7th37S ChanderpaulDJG Sammy
8th4S ChanderpaulR Rampaul
9th30S ChanderpaulFH Edwards
10th1FH EdwardsJE Taylor