Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
77(90) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 2 3 8 2 2
CH Gayle
133(135) 17x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 0 7 3 5 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Peterson
O7.0
M0
R36
W1
Eco5.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
44 | 7 Runs | WI: 262/4

  • CH Gayle133 (135b)
  • MN Samuels5 (8b)
  • RJ Peterson7-0-36-1
  • GC Smith10-0-43-1

Chris Gayle's second hundred in consecutive matches, his third of the tournament, and his 15th in total. It was a magisterial performance, and the South Africans had absolutely no answer to his belligerent approach.

The fireworks are exploding all around the ground, as West Indies, the defending champions, return to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. They've had to do it the hard way, with pre-qualification, but now they face Australia, first-time finalists, in the final at Mumbai on Sunday.

Gayle, we presume, will be the runaway Man-of-the-Match, while South Africa return home with that tag of nearly-men once again proving too hard to shake off. They don't like semi-finals, do they?

Well, it's been emotional. This is Andrew Miller signing off, on behalf of my colleagues, Martin Williamson and Will Luke. Join us again on Sunday at 0900GMT, for the final between West Indies and Australia.

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43.6
4
Peterson to Gayle, FOUR runs, brilliant. Full stride, and clobbered down the ground for the winning boundary
43.5
0
Peterson to Gayle, no run, driven, but straight to the man at mid-off
43.5
1w
Peterson to Gayle, 1 wide, oops, that's a bonus

Two needed from 38 ... I wonder ...

43.4
1
Peterson to Samuels, 1 run, tip-and-run cricket, and a scampered single ends with a direct hit from the covers, but the batsmen are home
43.3
0
Peterson to Samuels, no run, stretching forward and smothers the spin, not that there's a whole lot of it
43.2
1
Peterson to Gayle, 1 run, shorter, and bludgeoned down the ground. But the long-on sweeper tidies up

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
77(90) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 2 3 8 2 2
CH Gayle
133(135) 17x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 0 7 3 5 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Peterson
O7.0
M0
R36
W1
Eco5.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803