Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
30(25) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 7 12 4 0 0
MN Samuels
105(190) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 2 8 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MN Samuels
O21.0
M0
R90
W1
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O11.0
M2
R35
W4
Eco3.18
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this series. Join us for the one-dayers which get underway on January 18. For now, from Will Luke, Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller, Andrew McGlashan and probably some others that I've forgotten, it's goodnight.

Dwayne Bravo:

"The guys came back and fought well. It's a young team, a new coach, captain and staff so it's a positive sign. We were setback by injuries and key players, and that cost us. We should be proud of ourselves for the way we fought back. Congratulations to South Africa, the players and the fans. They did really well." Yes indeed, Dwayne. Well done those fans. We certainly enjoyed their work.

Shaun Pollock, playing in his final Test, has a few words. "It was fantastic. To play here was really special, and it's nice to contribute to us winning the series. It's been a fantastic journey for me.

"The time is right. I've had a good innings and played a lot of good cricket, but there's a lot of talent around. When Steyn bowls like that, you don't need anyone else! There's so much talent waiting in the wings and I think now's the right time."

A convincing thumping by South Africa. They've completely dominated this Test, and indeed the series. Chastened after the first Test, which West Indies won at Port Elizabeth, they came back strongly in the second before hitting their straps here in Durban. West Indies have lurched from good to bad to dreadful, and today had no answer to Dale Steyn with the new ball. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo batted excellently and showed tremendous courage in their fourth-wicket stand of 144. But the rest offered meek resistance, and Steyn was absolutely unstoppable.

And what a fitting end this is for Shaun Pollock, who retired from cricket yesterday. This is his final Test, on his home ground, and the players give him a guard of honour, all shaking his hand. Smith and Nel lift him up on their shoulders, and he receives a standing ovation from the crowd

86.5
W
Steyn to Edwards, OUT, bowled him and South Africa have beaten the West Indies by an innings. A brilliant ball to a tailender - too fast, too straight
86.4
0
Steyn to Edwards, no run, short, Edwards tries to...well, I'm not really sure. Evade it? Edge it? Spoon it over the slips? One or all of those

Short-leg is in place, incidentally

86.3
0
Steyn to Edwards, no run, another misdirected delivery, too straight. Still, it was too fast for Edwards who was whacked on the pad
86.2
0
Steyn to Edwards, no run, again down the leg side
86.1
0
Steyn to Edwards, no run, Edwards shuffles to leg and Steyn follows him. It's clipped to mid-on

Here's Steyn. This match ought to last no more than six more balls. I'm betting on two

END OF OVER:
86 | 12 Runs | WI: 317/8

  • JE Taylor17 (12b)
  • FH Edwards0 (0b)
  • M Ntini20-4-95-1
  • DW Steyn21-6-72-5
85.6
4
Ntini to Taylor, FOUR runs, edged over Boucher's head for four! Short, he goes for a pull and gets a thin edge which just evades Boucher's leap

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
30(25) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 7 12 4 0 0
MN Samuels
105(190) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 2 8 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MN Samuels
O21.0
M0
R90
W1
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O11.0
M2
R35
W4
Eco3.18
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF