Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Gibbs' violent unbeaten 54-ball 90 has charged South Africa to a convincing victory. Gayle went berserk in the evening to power West Indies to a healthy total but Gibbs escalated the violence. He knifed through the line, pulled across the line and lofted a few to hasten the end.

Man of the Match: Chris Gayle

That's it from us. On behalf of Anand Vasu, my co-commentator for the game, this is Sriram Veera signing off. Join us tomorrow for more frenetic action from the ICC World Twenty20.

17.4
4
Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR runs, South Africa have won. With two overs to spare. Gibbs finished it off in style. Full-pitched, on the off stump line, he cleared the front foot and murdered it over mid-off.
17.4
1w
Bravo to Gibbs, 1 wide, slow loopy bouncer but down the leg side and though, Gibbs couldn't connect with his pull shot, they will get a run for the wide. Only two runs more.
17.3
0
Bravo to Gibbs, no run, hits the deck short of length, around the off stump, Gibbs shapes to duck - he thought it would bounce more than it did - and just sways away at the last minute.
17.2
4
Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR runs, Only 3 runs more. Gibbs charges out, waits for the slower ball to arrive before lofting it over mid-off.
17.1
6
Bravo to Gibbs, SIX runs, Massive and its maximum. Full, in the slot, on the off stump and Gibbs stands and delivers. He goes through the line and the white ball flies over long-on.

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | SA: 193/2 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 11.35, RRR: 4.33)

  • HH Gibbs76 (51b)
  • JM Kemp46 (22b)
  • FH Edwards3-0-21-1
  • MN Samuels2-0-21-0
16.6
1
Edwards to Gibbs, 1 run, keeps it full and straight, stabbed away to the on side.
16.6
1w
Edwards to Gibbs, 1 wide,
16.5
1
Edwards to Kemp, 1 run, length delivery on the middle stump, turned to midwicket, de Villiers, running for Gibbs, sets off for a run, Kemp sends him back and had the throw hit, de Villiers would have been short of the crease

HRG loves the violence. "Herschelle Gibbs and Justin Kemp beat the record for the highest third-wicket partnership, previously held by Damein Martyn and Andrew Symonds who put on 84 against South Africa in Brisbane. "

16.4
2
Edwards to Kemp, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, driven to long-on

That 100 came in 50 balls. Wanderers has become an abattoir for the bowlers. First, Gayle smashed them and now Gibbs.

16.3
2
Edwards to Kemp, 2 runs, just falls short of the yorker length, on the leg stump line, wristed past square leg. 100 partnership comes up. They are piling it on here. The crowd love it.
16.3
1w
Edwards to Kemp, 1 wide, low swinging full toss down the leg side. Wide called.
16.2
4
Edwards to Kemp, FOUR runs, It becomes easier. Short in length, on the hips, Kemp short-arm jabs it over short fine leg fielder.

25 runs from 23 balls. It should be easy.

16.1
1
Edwards to Gibbs, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump line, jabbed away towards short fine leg and they rush across for a quick single

Fidel Edwards will have one final fling at the hosts

END OF OVER:
16 | 11 Runs | SA: 180/2 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 11.25, RRR: 6.50)

  • HH Gibbs74 (49b)
  • JM Kemp37 (18b)
  • MN Samuels2-0-21-0
  • R Rampaul4-0-52-1
15.6
1
Samuels to Gibbs, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive to long-off
15.5
4
Samuels to Gibbs, FOUR runs, The run orgy continues. A swipe across the line takes the ball to deep square leg boundary. Easy as they come.
15.4
4
Samuels to Gibbs, FOUR runs, Samuels was almost decapitated. Gibbs backed away, exposing all the stumps and drilled a fullish delivery right past a startled Samuels
15.3
0
Samuels to Gibbs, no run,
15.2
1
Samuels to Kemp, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, swiped away to deep midwicket

HRG has two more points for you. Gibbs's 50 provides the 13th instance of an opener scoring 50 or more in Twenty20 cricket. Also West Indies have claimed a record they don't want, giving 22 extras and bettering the 21 set by England v West Indies at The Oval.

15.1
1lb
Samuels to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, fast, flat, full, on the leg stump line, misses a flick and it bounds away off the pad

END OF OVER:
15 | 21 Runs | SA: 169/2 (37 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 11.26, RRR: 7.40)

  • JM Kemp36 (17b)
  • HH Gibbs65 (44b)
  • R Rampaul4-0-52-1
  • MN Samuels1-0-11-0
14.6
6
Rampaul to Kemp, SIX runs, Deja-vu. Another one begging to be hit - halfvolley on the off stump and Kemp obliged. A violent hit through the line of the delivery and it went flying over long-on
14.5
6
Rampaul to Kemp, SIX runs, Massive. In the slot, around the off stump and Kemp smoked it over long-on. A slight forward movement to clear the front foot and he went through the line
14.4
0
Rampaul to Kemp, no run, low full toss, on the middle, hit back down the track, Rampaul stretches his right hand out and makes a half-stop
14.3
1
Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, full, attempted yorker , on the off stump, drilled to sweeper cover

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st54HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd34HH GibbsAB de Villiers
3rd120HH GibbsJM Kemp