West Indies tour of South Africa, 3rd ODI: South Africa v West Indies at East London, Jan 21, 2015
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 152 balls remaining)
21 January 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  West Indies innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith c †de Villiers b Philander 5 6 7 1 0 71.42
1.1 78.9 mph, good length, swings away a bit, takes a thin outside edge and caught behind! What a start for Philander, right on the mark, great length, Smith coming forward to play around middle and off stumps but it swung away just enough to take the outside edge and carried low to de Villiers who got down well to take the catch 5/1
View dismissal CH Gayle c †de Villiers b Philander 1 18 5 0 0 20.00
3.4 82.3 mph, fuller and touch wider, Gayle tries to drive this and nicks it behind! Loose drive from Gayle, beaten by a bit of away movement and it's a thin edge through to de Villiers. Huge wicket, classic bowling from Big Vern 6/2
View dismissal N Deonarine c †de Villiers b Steyn 10 37 27 2 0 37.03
8.6 83.5 mph, back of a length just outside off, Deonarine tries to back to leg and uppercut but get a thick edge to first slip, Amla can only parry it at first slip but de Villiers reacts to take the catch! The 150th ODI wicket for Steyn. The delivery got a bit big on the batsman and he was rather wafting it. Amla had to leap up over his right shoulder to get two hands on it but did so, couldn't cling on but his captain was on hand to mop up 33/3
View dismissal MN Samuels c Rossouw b Imran Tahir 26 63 38 4 0 68.42
16.5 50.5 mph, he's lofted into the deep again! Came down the pitch, think he was aiming leg side but there was a hint of turn and it took the thick outer part of the bat and flew to long off. Was a very well judged catch as the rope was fairly close. But another (yet another) reckless shot from Samuels 52/5
View dismissal D Ramdin b Steyn 2 16 10 0 0 20.00
12.3 84.9 mph, full length just outside off, Ramdin pokes at it and drags it on! No foot movement, Ramdin trying to run it down to third man, gets there a little too soon - this wicket is a touch slow - he gets a thick inside edge into middle and off stumps 43/4
View dismissal JL Carter lbw b Imran Tahir 18 60 35 0 1 51.42
25.2 58.8 mph, given lbw. He went to pull a short ball which skidded on and struck the back leg. Carter reviewed and my gut was that this didn't look out at first glance. Turned a fair bit. Missing leg? Oh, it's clipping leg! The decision will stand. 87/7
View dismissal AD Russell b Morkel 16 30 25 2 0 64.00
24.2 83.1 mph, heave and a miss! Another West Indies let down by a horrid shot. He was going nicely, then decides to swipe across the line of a length ball which takes the top of leg stump. Where do these shots come from? What is thought process? 83/6
View dismissal CR Brathwaite lbw b Imran Tahir 4 22 10 0 0 40.00
28.5 51.9 mph, bigger appeal! This looked better, another googly which catches him on the crease and this time de Villiers agrees to the review. Has it turned too much? No, it hasn't! It crashes full into the top of leg stump. Good call from captain and bowler 95/8
JO Holder* not out 17 42 24 2 0 70.83
View dismissal JE Taylor lbw b Philander 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
29.2 80.5 mph, and another! Simple stuff from Philander, a straight delivery which nips back a little, perhaps, just keeps a touch low, but Taylor is on the back foot and is struck on the back leg. Hitting middle of middle. 96/9
View dismissal SJ Benn st †de Villiers b Imran Tahir 18 20 19 2 1 94.73
33.4 47.7 mph, and that is that...changes down the pitch, head in the air, misses his swing to the leg side and provides an easy stumping chance. A fitting way to end the innings, frankly. 122/10
Extras (lb 4, w 1) 5
  Total (all out; 33.4 overs; 162 mins) 122 (3.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket M Morkel 7 0 26 1 3.71 30 3 0 (1w)
24.2 to Russell, 83.1 mph, heave and a miss! Another West Indies let down by a horrid shot. He was going nicely, then decides to swipe across the line of a length ball which takes the top of leg stump. Where do these shots come from? What is thought process? 83/6
View wickets VD Philander 8 2 27 3 3.37 38 4 1
1.1 to Smith, 78.9 mph, good length, swings away a bit, takes a thin outside edge and caught behind! What a start for Philander, right on the mark, great length, Smith coming forward to play around middle and off stumps but it swung away just enough to take the outside edge and carried low to de Villiers who got down well to take the catch 5/1
3.4 to Gayle, 82.3 mph, fuller and touch wider, Gayle tries to drive this and nicks it behind! Loose drive from Gayle, beaten by a bit of away movement and it's a thin edge through to de Villiers. Huge wicket, classic bowling from Big Vern 6/2
29.2 to Taylor, 80.5 mph, and another! Simple stuff from Philander, a straight delivery which nips back a little, perhaps, just keeps a touch low, but Taylor is on the back foot and is struck on the back leg. Hitting middle of middle. 96/9
View wickets DW Steyn 6 1 21 2 3.50 26 3 0
8.6 to Deonarine, 83.5 mph, back of a length just outside off, Deonarine tries to back to leg and uppercut but get a thick edge to first slip, Amla can only parry it at first slip but de Villiers reacts to take the catch! The 150th ODI wicket for Steyn. The delivery got a bit big on the batsman and he was rather wafting it. Amla had to leap up over his right shoulder to get two hands on it but did so, couldn't cling on but his captain was on hand to mop up 33/3
12.3 to Ramdin, 84.9 mph, full length just outside off, Ramdin pokes at it and drags it on! No foot movement, Ramdin trying to run it down to third man, gets there a little too soon - this wicket is a touch slow - he gets a thick inside edge into middle and off stumps 43/4
  JP Duminy 3 0 11 0 3.66 10 1 0
  F Behardien 2 0 5 0 2.50 7 0 0
View wickets Imran Tahir 7.4 0 28 4 3.65 31 2 1
16.5 to Samuels, 50.5 mph, he's lofted into the deep again! Came down the pitch, think he was aiming leg side but there was a hint of turn and it took the thick outer part of the bat and flew to long off. Was a very well judged catch as the rope was fairly close. But another (yet another) reckless shot from Samuels 52/5
25.2 to Carter, 58.8 mph, given lbw. He went to pull a short ball which skidded on and struck the back leg. Carter reviewed and my gut was that this didn't look out at first glance. Turned a fair bit. Missing leg? Oh, it's clipping leg! The decision will stand. 87/7
28.5 to Brathwaite, 51.9 mph, bigger appeal! This looked better, another googly which catches him on the crease and this time de Villiers agrees to the review. Has it turned too much? No, it hasn't! It crashes full into the top of leg stump. Good call from captain and bowler 95/8
33.4 to Benn, 47.7 mph, and that is that...changes down the pitch, head in the air, misses his swing to the leg side and provides an easy stumping chance. A fitting way to end the innings, frankly. 122/10
  South Africa innings (target: 123 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RR Rossouw c Deonarine b Holder 7 24 14 1 0 50.00
5.4 80.2 mph, back of a length and pulled, total miscue, it goes straight up and taken by mid-off. Wasn't short enough for the pull, Rossouw late on the stroke too and slapped it straight up in the air and an easy catch pouched 27/1
HM Amla not out 61 99 63 9 0 96.82
F du Plessis not out 51 74 71 5 0 71.83
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
  Total (1 wicket; 24.4 overs; 99 mins) 124 (5.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JE Taylor 5 0 28 0 5.60 19 5 0 (1w)
  SJ Benn 3 0 23 0 7.66 7 3 0
View wicket JO Holder 5 1 14 1 2.80 19 1 0
5.4 to Rossouw, 80.2 mph, back of a length and pulled, total miscue, it goes straight up and taken by mid-off. Wasn't short enough for the pull, Rossouw late on the stroke too and slapped it straight up in the air and an easy catch pouched 27/1
  AD Russell 5 0 15 0 3.00 23 2 0 (1w)
  N Deonarine 1 0 5 0 5.00 1 0 0
  CR Brathwaite 5 0 31 0 6.20 12 3 0
  CH Gayle 0.4 0 5 0 7.50 2 1 0

Match details


Toss - West Indies
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0
Player of the match - VD Philander (South Africa)
Umpires - JD Cloete and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - AT Holdstock

Match Notes


    • West Indies innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 37 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 47/4 in 15.0 overs (MN Samuels 23, JL Carter 1)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 5
    • Over 25.2: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - JL Carter (Struck down)
    • Over 28.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - JD Cloete, Batsman - CR Brathwaite (Upheld)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 29.1 - 34.0 (Batting side - 27 runs, 2 wickets)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 30.2 overs (182 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 122/10 in 33.4 overs (JO Holder 17)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 38/1 in 9.0 overs (HM Amla 27, F du Plessis 4)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (HM Amla 23, F du Plessis 22, Ex 5)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 5
    • HM Amla: 50 off 55 balls (8 x 4)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
 
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