Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    5.4 the pressure has shown! West Indies erupt and Holder is right to celebrate his plan and the execution of it. de Kock sees a shortish ball and thinks he has his release. Goes for the cut and picks out the man at cover. Just a bit more bounce, not quite as much room as he thought. Beautiful game plan from West Indies 18/1
    65
    122
    88
    1
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    73.86
    29.4 double-wicket over! Gayle has got the party going again! He tends to go back even when the ball tends to be full, trusts his batspeed to dig himself out of trouble but this time he wasn't quick enough to stop the ball from striking him in front of middle and leg. Flick fails, Gayle dances 146/3
    29.2 what a catch! Things happen when the game is under Gayle's control. A little extra bounce foils Du Plessis' back-away-and-hammer-over-extra-cover stroke and he gets a thick edge. The deflection is considerable, but Ramdin rose with the ball and it sticks in the webbing. Hurt him too, but he'll live with the pain to see a set batsman back 145/2
    42.1 fuller delivery outside off, Russouw backs away to mow it over the bowler, but he gets a thick edge through to the keeper. End of the record fourth-wicket partnership for SA in World Cups 280/4
    not out
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    103
    66
    17
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    245.45
    46.4 one-handed stunner, this time from Taylor! And Russell runs to his team-mate and goes onto his knees and bows before him. Fuller delivery on leg stump has been swatted down the ground and it appeared certain to go over the ropes until a scarlet blur came in, leapt up and stuck out a right hand! Amazing effort, and he managed to stay inside the boundary as well. 328/5
    not out
    10
    18
    5
    0
    1
    200.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 2, nb 3, w 11)
    TOTAL
    408/5 (50 Overs, RR: 8.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Q de Kock, 5.4 ov), 2-145 (F du Plessis, 29.2 ov), 3-146 (HM Amla, 29.4 ov), 4-280 (RR Rossouw, 42.1 ov), 5-328 (DA Miller, 46.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JE Taylor816408.00226121
    JO Holder102104110.40278622
    AD Russell907428.22195210
    MN Samuels201407.0031000
    SJ Benn1007907.90157110
    DJG Sammy705007.14123100
    CH Gayle402125.2590030
  • BATSMEN
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    11.1 holed out at long-on and Miller pulls off a stunner! If it's in the V, it's in the tree they say.... so long as Miller isn't fielding there. This was hit powerfully as Smith looked to take advantage of a loopy legspinner outside off, but Miller raced to his left and threw himself back at the perfect time to grab this incredible catch over this head 52/4
    1.3 knocked him over! Gayle gave himself too much room and Abbott, to his credit, didn't experiement. Kept it straight and hurts middle stump as the batsman swings and misses. Faf leaps into his bowler's arms and Abbott is beside himself as well 12/1
    3.3 both centurions from the last game are out for single-figures. Testing line just outside off and the score they need to chase makes him push at the ball. Healthy outside edge safely pouched by de Kock 16/2
    10.6 taken by a mid-on running and diving to his left! And guess who it is! Two balls ago Morkel bowled a no-ball that hadn't been picked up the umpire Gould, this time Morkel's foot is where it should be and Carter has to walk off after mistiming another pull shot. The extra bounce, the lack of room to free the arms - it's West Indies' early tactics, only bolstered by scoreboard pressure of a 409 target 52/3
    25.6 through him and he has a five-for! Celebrates it with kisses blown to the heavens and South Africa are playing the perfect game. This is a flighted googly that slips through Ramdin's defences as he plays all around it 108/8
    11.6 done for! Appeared to be the flipper on middle and Simmons hasn't picked it. Plunges his front leg forward to block outside the line and is struck on the front pad. But wasn't there an inside edge? Why didn't Simmons go for DRS? Huuuuge inside edge! And he didn't review it! 53/5
    17.1 tossed up googly on middle and leg and lures Sammy into a big slog. He's misread the wrong 'un and Tahir has beaten him between bat and pad and then sets up Quinton de Kock for a massively impressive stumping. May have been blinded by Sammy but he moved to his right, picked up the ball and removed the bails in the brief seconds before Sammy could push his overbalanced backfoot to safety 63/6
    17.4 taken! That's a second double-wicket over and South Africa are hot on the heels of anothe record - the largest margin of victory in ODIS. Three wickets to get and a cushion of 50 runs left. It was shortish and Russell backed away and cut as hard as he could. Only gets a thick outside edge to short third man, who runs forward and dives to his right and claim a good, low catch. Take a bow, Abbott 63/7
    32.4 moves away and tries to pull a shortish delivery that was following him and skews a catch to mid-on. Had tried to make room to open up the off side but Steyn had spotted it and bested him. 150/9
    not out
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    30
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    83.33
    33.1 pops up to slip and that's done! Joint biggest defeat in World Cup! It was short and on Benn's body, he can't get away from it and pulls his hands up to try and block. Only ends up sliding it to the slip fielder 151/10
    Extras
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    151 all out (33.1 Overs, RR: 4.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (CH Gayle, 1.3 ov), 2-16 (MN Samuels, 3.3 ov), 3-52 (JL Carter, 10.6 ov), 4-52 (DR Smith, 11.1 ov), 5-53 (LMP Simmons, 11.6 ov), 6-63 (DJG Sammy, 17.1 ov), 7-63 (AD Russell, 17.4 ov), 8-108 (D Ramdin, 25.6 ov), 9-150 (JO Holder, 32.4 ov), 10-151 (SJ Benn, 33.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn702413.42320220
    KJ Abbott803724.62316010
    M Morkel5.102324.45203000
    Imran Tahir1024554.50372300
    F du Plessis301705.6671000

Match Notes

Mission Impossible?

0

Number of times that West Indies have successfully chased down a 300+ target in their ODI history.

Fastest 150

64

Balls in which AB de Villiers reached his 150, the fastest for any batsman in ODI history.

Leading from the front

15

Number of players who have scored 3000 ODI runs as captain; AB de Villiers is the 15th.

A Big Stand

127

The partnership between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, the 2nd-highest 2nd-wicket stand for SA in World Cups.

Stuck in First Gear

14.2

Overs in which South Africa reached fifty, their second-slowest against West Indies since 2001. Slowest is 19.2 overs (2004)

Best against

94.66

Amla's average against WI in ODIs - the highest he averages against any team. Has hit 4 tons and 3 fifties in 11 inns.

SA Clear Favourites

1

Number of times West Indies have beaten South Africa in their last 18 ODIs.