Kallis walks out first. He led the team out on to the field. Must because of the fact that he is playing his 300th ODI. The honour to lead the team to the park.

0.1

Steyn to Gayle, no run, swings in to the middle and leg line, dabbed to short fine-leg fielder

0.2

Steyn to Gayle, 2 runs, swings to the legs this time and Gayle flicks it for couple of runs

0.3

Steyn to Gayle, no run, lovely delivery, swinging in towards middle - you can see the idea to try get an lbw decision- Gayle takes care to stop his frotn foot movement and gets the bat in front of the pad

0.4

Steyn to Gayle, no run, Ouch! Gayle goes back to defend a back-of-length delivery and gets an inside edge to his groin.

0.5

Steyn to Gayle, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, carved away for a single

0.6

Steyn to Richards, no run, fab outswinger, Dale Richards is beaten .. he stumbles out of his crease and has a dangerous poke at it

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (298 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.08)
DM Richards    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    3* (5b)     

1.1

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, short in length, outside off stump, Gayle takes his bottom hand off the handle and jabs the ball to point

1.2

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, swing but too early in the trajectory, left alone

1.3

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, fuller, better delivery, the swings starter later this time and Gayle comes forward, looking to play before deciding to leave it.

1.4

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, shorter in length, just outside off, chopped to the off side

1.5

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

Danraj Ramcharan: "So many good, young cricketers in the WI, and yet they pick a next old horse (Richards)! *sigh* when will they ever learn?"

1.6

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, in the zone outside off and AB collects

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 3/0 (298 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 6.20)
CH Gayle    3* (11b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0
DM Richards    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    1-0-3-0

Gayle changes his bats. Hmmm

2.1

Steyn to Richards, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off side

2.2

Steyn to Richards, 1 run, curves away from back of length outside off and Dale stabs it of the outside edge down to third man

2.3

Steyn to Gayle, no run, Screamer! Full in length and curving in so late . from just outside off .. Gayle stabs at it and is comprehensively beaten. Some how, it misses the outside edge and the off stump

2.4

Steyn to Gayle, 2 runs, really full delivery, Gayle stays in his stance and just gets the bat swing down and punches it past the bowler

2.5

Steyn to Gayle, no run, pushes this full delivery to mid-off

2.6

Steyn to Gayle, no run, Fabulicious delivery! This one burst from back of length and just about held its line outside off. Gayle was caught no where at his crease and just pushed out at it. Again, no luck for Steyn. No edge.

End of over 3 (3 runs) West Indies 6/0 (295 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 6.27)
CH Gayle    5* (15b)      DW Steyn    2-0-6-0
DM Richards    1* (3b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0

3.1

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, full and slanting away from Dale Richards who lets it go

3.2

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, well outside off, left alone

3.3

Tsotsobe to Richards, FOUR, whiplash! Full and well outside off stump and Richards crouches, reaches out and lashes it over backward point

3.4

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, full in length, lands well outside off and moves away to AB

3.5

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, angled across Richards who shoulders arms

3.6

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, closer to the off stump and Dale is beaten .. he pushed out at it ..

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 10/0 (291 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 6.32)
DM Richards    5* (9b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-4-0
CH Gayle    5* (15b)      DW Steyn    2-0-6-0

4.1

Steyn to Gayle, FOUR, Delicious straight drive. The very best. It was a very good delivery actually, swinging in to the middle stump line, Gayle held his balance well, took care not to press his front leg across and caressed the ball straight past the umpire. Treat to watch.

4.2

Steyn to Gayle, FOUR, Smashed! Much fun. Shorter in length this time and Gayle blasts it over covers. Bosh!

4.3

Steyn to Gayle, 1 run, lands just outside leg full in length and moves towards leg.. Gayle pushes out at it and edges it to covers

4.4

Steyn to Richards, no run, back of length outside off, punched sweetly off the back foot to left of covers where Miller makes a super diving one-handed stop

short cover moves in

4.5

Steyn to Richards, no run, The perfume ball! It kicks up ferociously at Dale Richards who manages to yank his head away from the line of fire

4.6

Steyn to Richards, no run, ah! A slower one .. fullish, driven back down the pitch

End of over 5 (9 runs) West Indies 19/0 (282 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 6.26)
DM Richards    5* (12b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-15-0
CH Gayle    14* (18b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-4-0

5.1

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, leans forward to defend it

5.2

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, works this one to short fine-leg

5.3

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, homing in on the off stump line, pushed out towards mid-off

5.4

Tsotsobe to Gayle, 2 runs, even fuller, Gayle arrests his front foot movement and whips it to right of long-on

5.5

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, slower one, full in length, chipped uppishly but short of mid-off

5.6

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run

End of over 6 (2 runs) West Indies 21/0 (280 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.36)
CH Gayle    16* (24b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-6-0
DM Richards    5* (12b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-15-0

6.1

Steyn to Richards, no run, cuts in to Dale who loses balance in trying to tackle the inward movement and is hit high on the back leg in front of the leg stump. It might have just kissed the bails

6.2

Steyn to Richards, no run, punches this one to mid-on

6.3

Steyn to Richards, FOUR, Crashed! Dale Richards jumps at the full pitched delivery and drives it superbly past mid-off

6.4

Steyn to Richards, 1 wide, the short delivery arrives on the leg stump line and Dale just about gets out from the pull shot

6.4

Steyn to Richards, no run, the bouncer on the off stump line, sways away

6.5

Steyn to Richards, no run, short in length, pushed out to the off side

6.6

Steyn to Richards, 1 run, slower one, tapped wide of mid-on

End of over 7 (6 runs) West Indies 27/0 (274 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 6.37)
DM Richards    10* (18b 2x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-21-0
CH Gayle    16* (24b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-6-0

7.1

Tsotsobe to Richards, 1 run, full pitched outside off and Richards throws the bath tub (why always kitchen sink I say) at it and edges it short of third man

7.2

Tsotsobe to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle clears the front foot and goes for the big shot over the off- side and edges it over backward point

7.3

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, moves outside leg and gets a slower one .. which he pushes back down the pitch

7.4

Tsotsobe to Gayle, SIX, Thumped! Six over overs! He jumped outside leg stump at the last minute and thrashed the full length delivery over covers. Biff!

AB is now standing up to the stumps

7.5

Tsotsobe to Gayle, 1 wide, on the leg and middle, tapped to the on side

7.5

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery to covers

7.6

Tsotsobe to Gayle, no run, on the middle and off line, straightens, pushed out to the off side

End of over 8 (12 runs) West Indies 39/0 (262 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 6.23)
CH Gayle    26* (29b 3x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-18-0
DM Richards    11* (19b 2x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-21-0

8.1

Morkel to Richards, no run, full in length, moves into the middle stump line, turned to square-leg

8.2

Morkel to Richards, 1 leg bye, tries to turn this one to fine-leg and it rolls away for a leg bye

8.3

Morkel to Gayle, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

8.4

Morkel to Gayle, no run, stays back, clears the front foot and drives hard but can't beat mid-off

8.5

Morkel to Gayle, no run, full in length, perhaps gayle was expecting a short delivery as he is late in leaning forward and has a lame poke at it .. the ball goes past the edge

8.6

Morkel to Gayle, no run, drives this length delivery to short cover

End of over 9 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 40/0 (261 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 6.36)
CH Gayle    26* (33b 3x4 1x6)      M Morkel    1-1-0-0
DM Richards    11* (21b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-18-0

9.1

McLaren to Richards, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, leans forward to defend

9.2

McLaren to Richards, no run, shorter in length and Dale Richards goes for the cut shot but the ball flashes past the blade

9.3

McLaren to Richards, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, defended back to the bowler

9.4

McLaren to Richards, no run, gets forward to drive this on the up to the off side of the pitch

9.5

McLaren to Richards, no run, slips to the pads, Dale richards fails to put it away

9.6

McLaren to Richards, no run, length delivery on middle and off, pushed out to midoff

End of over 10 (maiden) West Indies 40/0 (261 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.52)
DM Richards    11* (27b 2x4)      R McLaren    1-1-0-0
CH Gayle    26* (33b 3x4 1x6)      M Morkel    1-1-0-0

10.1

Morkel to Gayle, no run, full in length, slanted across Gayle who leaves it alone

10.2

Morkel to Gayle, OUT, And that ladies and gentlemen is the end of Gayle. Is it the end of the chase as well? West Indies have shown a sad tendency to meander aimlessly, if not collapse, once Gayle goes. It was a full-length delivery outside off and Gayle carved it low to short cover.

CH Gayle c McLaren b Morkel 26 (43m 35b 3x4 1x6) SR: 74.28

10.3

Morkel to Sarwan, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

10.4

Morkel to Sarwan, FOUR, full in length outside off, Sarwan was shaping to let it go but is late in getting the bat out of the way and the ball slides past gully and down to third man .where Tsotsobe makes a sliding stop near the boundary ,, but his foot touch the ropes

10.5

Morkel to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, on the legs, rolls away to short fine-leg region

10.6

Morkel to Richards, no run, jumps from short of length on the middle, jabbed away to the on side

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 45/1 (256 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 6.56)
DM Richards    11* (28b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-1-4-1
RR Sarwan    4* (3b 1x4)      R McLaren    1-1-0-0

11.1

McLaren to Sarwan, 1 run, full in length on the middle, pushed out to mid-on.. Sarwan had pressed his front leg dangerously too far across and had to get the bat around the pad in a hurry

11.2

McLaren to Richards, no run, short in length outside off, mistimes the cut to point .. Sarwan was looking for a single and had to get back quickly

11.3

McLaren to Richards, 2 runs, fuller in length, pushed out wide of Smith at mid-off for couple of runs

11.4

McLaren to Richards, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and off line, tapped towards point for a quick single

11.5

McLaren to Sarwan, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and off line, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single .. there is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Sarwan is home.

Sarwan seems to have pulled a muscle, though. He is down on the ground. He is in pain and the physio rushes out.. He is still groaning out there .. The umpires have a chat. The physio is working hard. Sarwan gets up now and is hobbling. And he is now walking off the field. Smith has a chat with him. Sarwan has retired hurt

11.6

McLaren to Richards, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to covers

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 50/1 (251 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 6.60)
DM Richards    14* (32b 2x4)      R McLaren    2-1-5-0
RR Sarwan    6* (5b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-1-4-1

12.1

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, gets behind the line of the length delivery and taps it to the on side

12.2

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, loud shout for lbw but it perhaps pitched just outside leg stump. It moved in towards off and middle and struck him right in front but landed just outside leg

12.3

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, fuller, on driven to mid-on

12.4

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, outside off stump and Deonarine shapes to cut but doesn't get a touch

12.5

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, the bouncer arrives and Deonarine ducks

12.6

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, back of length, slanting across Deonarine who gets an inside edge and the ball rolls past the stumps

End of over 13 (maiden) West Indies 50/1 (251 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 6.78)
N Deonarine    0* (6b)      M Morkel    3-2-4-1
DM Richards    14* (32b 2x4)      R McLaren    2-1-5-0

13.1

McLaren to Richards, FOUR, Slam! full pitched delivery on the off stump line and Dale Richards drives it to the right of mid-off.

13.2

McLaren to Richards, no run, on the middle stump line, stops a touch on Dale who shovels it to right of short midwicket

13.3

McLaren to Richards, FOUR, Boom! Full in length and outside off, Dale Richards knifes it on the up and over extra cover. Nicely done.

13.4

McLaren to Richards, 1 wide, slower one, short in length and going down the leg side.. DRichards was looking to lap it around the corner

13.4

McLaren to Richards, 2 runs, length delivery outside off and he edges the intended on-the-up cover drive through vacant slip region .. Steyn gets across to make a tumbling stop

13.5

McLaren to Richards, no run, banged in short on the leg stump line and Richards allows it pass over him

13.6

McLaren to Richards, no run, fuller, moves in to the middle and off line, defended on the front foot

End of over 14 (11 runs) West Indies 61/1 (240 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 6.66)
DM Richards    24* (38b 4x4)      R McLaren    3-1-16-0
N Deonarine    0* (6b)      M Morkel    3-2-4-1

14.1

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, fullish delivery around off stump, dragged to the on side

14.2

Morkel to Deonarine, no run, on the off stump line, defended back down the pitch

14.3

Morkel to Deonarine, 3 runs, short in length on the leg and middle line, clipped past square-leg

14.4

Morkel to Richards, no run, back of length outside off, chopped to backward point

14.5

Morkel to Richards, 1 wide, short and wide, Richards can't reach

Bala: "Surprise surprise. Sarwan's injured again!!"

14.5

Morkel to Richards, no run, around the off stump line, defended on the front foot

14.6

Morkel to Richards, 1 run, short in length outside off ,carved through point

Drinks break.

End of over 15 (5 runs) West Indies 66/1 (235 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 6.71)
DM Richards    25* (41b 4x4)      M Morkel    4-2-9-1
N Deonarine    3* (9b)      R McLaren    3-1-16-0

Zafar: "where is Adrian Barath? He can surely do better than all the players in the current WI squad."

Aaron: "Bala, Sarwan is one of the toughest guys mentally, who can forget his efforts against Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup, so you can poke fun at an injured man but perhaps you shouldnt let facts get in the way of a good story."

15.1

McLaren to Richards, no run, on the off stump line, steered to point

The bowling powerplays got over at the end of the last over

15.2

McLaren to Richards, 1 run, gets forward to push it past the bowler for a single

15.3

McLaren to Deonarine, 2 runs, on the hips, glanced away to fine-leg where Steyn makes a sliding stop

Hussain: "Definitely agree with Zafar... BUT Richards is also a good batsmen and needs a fair run. Definitely better than Fletcher who looks like a walking wicket with all due respects"

15.4

McLaren to Deonarine, no run, in the zone outside off, angling away from Deonarine who chases it and is beaten

15.5

McLaren to Deonarine, 1 run, stays back to punch this one to Amla at sweeper cover

15.6

McLaren to Richards, FOUR, leans forward to smash the full delivery over extra cover. He has creamed that.

End of over 16 (8 runs) West Indies 74/1 (227 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 6.67)
DM Richards    30* (44b 5x4)      R McLaren    4-1-24-0
N Deonarine    6* (12b)      M Morkel    4-2-9-1

16.1

Botha to Deonarine, 1 run

16.2

Botha to Richards, no run, stays back to tap the off break to short midwicket

16.3

Botha to Richards, no run, pushes this one to the off side

16.4

Botha to Richards, no run, goes for the sweep shot but doesn't connect properly

16.5

Botha to Richards, no run, works this one to short fine-leg

16.6

Botha to Richards, 1 run, goers back to turn this one to backward square-leg

Andrew: "Just to add in some info on Barath...He is currently suffering from a knee injury. "

End of over 17 (2 runs) West Indies 76/1 (225 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 6.81)
DM Richards    31* (49b 5x4)      J Botha    1-0-2-0
N Deonarine    7* (13b)      R McLaren    4-1-24-0

Abrhanil: "But I would never know why are they still sticking with Ramdin....is there no other keeper in the caribbean who can at least score 20 odd runs per match?"

17.1

Tsotsobe to Richards, 1 run, dropped by Smith Richards had got under the ball too much and skied it towards mid-off. Smith went back but couldn't judge the catch properly.. the ball swirled away from him and he lunged out with one hand and clanged it

17.2

Tsotsobe to Deonarine, no run, fullish, flicked straight to Smith at short midwicket

17.3

Tsotsobe to Deonarine, no run, just outside off stump, cut straight to backward point

17.4

Tsotsobe to Deonarine, no run, full in length, slower one, tapped to the on side

17.5

Tsotsobe to Deonarine, OUT, Done in by the slower one! Deonarine had no idea. He leaned forward for the drive and pushed it so tamely to mid-off.

N Deonarine c Miller b Tsotsobe 7 (29m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

Joe Nelson: "Adrian Barath is recovering from injury. Fitness doesn't seem to be Sarwan's strong point....in the recent past he's been injured quite frequently."

17.6

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, eased down to long-off

End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 78/2 (223 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.96)
DJ Bravo    1* (1b)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-20-1
DM Richards    32* (50b 5x4)      J Botha    1-0-2-0

18.1

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, moves down the track and works it past square-leg

18.2

Botha to Richards, 1 run, quicker,. Rchards goes back to punch it past the non-striker for a single

18.3

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, slower, tossed up, on driven to long-on for a single

18.4

Botha to Richards, no run, goes right back to turn it to Smith at short fine-leg

18.5

Botha to Richards, no run, on the off and middle, defended to the on side

18.6

Botha to Richards, no run, loopy full delivery on the leg and middle, tries to swing it away to the on side but doesn't connect well

End of over 19 (3 runs) West Indies 81/2 (220 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 7.09)
DM Richards    33* (54b 5x4)      J Botha    2-0-5-0
DJ Bravo    3* (3b)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-20-1

19.1

Tsotsobe to Bravo, FOUR, Stylish on drive. Bravo leans forward to on drive a full delivery from outside off past the bowler and to the left of mid-on

19.2

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 1 run, pushes this one to covers

19.3

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

19.4

Tsotsobe to Richards, 2 runs, back of length, angling away from Richards who cuts it wide of third man

19.5

Tsotsobe to Richards, 1 run, slower one outside off, drags it down to deep midwicket

19.6

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side of the pitch

End of over 20 (8 runs) West Indies 89/2 (212 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 7.06)
DJ Bravo    8* (6b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-28-1
DM Richards    36* (57b 5x4)      J Botha    2-0-5-0

20.1

Botha to Richards, 2 runs, presses right back to clip it past square-leg for couple of runs

He has been playing Botha of the back foot. Botha is yet to make the adjustment

20.2

Botha to Richards, 1 run, goes back to cut this one past point

20.3

Botha to Bravo, no run, straightens on the off and middle line, tapped to midwicket

20.4

Botha to Bravo, no run, gets on the front foot and almost yorks himself.. jabs it back to the bowler

20.5

Botha to Bravo, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side, tickled away to fine-leg

20.6

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle and off, worked wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 21 (6 runs) West Indies 95/2 (206 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 7.10)
DJ Bravo    11* (10b 1x4)      J Botha    3-0-11-0
DM Richards    39* (59b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-28-1

21.1

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 1 run, leans forward to drive to right of long-off

21.2

Tsotsobe to Richards, no run, taps this to left of backward point

21.3

Tsotsobe to Richards, 1 run, angling away from Richards who runs it down to third man for a single

21.4

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, pushed well outside off, left alone and AB, standing up to the stumps, does a half-stop

21.5

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, again moving away from Bravo who is beaten, trying to push it to cover point

21.6

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, back of length on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 22 (2 runs) West Indies 97/2 (204 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 7.28)
DJ Bravo    12* (14b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-30-1
DM Richards    40* (61b 5x4)      J Botha    3-0-11-0

Richards seems to have some problem. Or may be not ..The physio comes out. Not sure whether he treated Richards .. May be he had just come outu to check on Richards ..

22.1

Botha to Richards, no run, this one jumps at Richards from a length and it has been stabbed away

22.2

Botha to Richards, no run

22.3

Botha to Richards, FOUR, short in length and turning in towards the off stump, Richards backs away to cut and edges it through the vacant slip region

22.4

Botha to Richards, no run, goes back to work this to midwicket

22.5

Botha to Richards, 1 run, full toss, pushed down to long-on

22.6

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, turns this off break from the off and middle line to square-leg

End of over 23 (6 runs) West Indies 103/2 (198 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 7.33)
DJ Bravo    13* (15b 1x4)      J Botha    4-0-17-0
DM Richards    45* (66b 6x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-30-1

Kallis to bowl

23.1

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, just outside off stump, run down to third man ...

Bravo seems to have pulled a muscle as he drops his bat and limps across .. oh well .. he is playing on though

23.2

Kallis to Richards, no run, taps this to the off side

May be Bravo just slipped while trying to run ..

23.3

Kallis to Richards, no run, short delivery just outside off stump, left alone

Krishna Harry: "I am sick and tired of all these negative comments; Negativity will lead to negativity. Be confident or support the opponent. Barath is injured; other players are on the A team in Bangladesh"

23.4

Kallis to Richards, no run, banged in short again, left alone for AB

23.5

Kallis to Richards, 1 wide, Another bouncer and this one flies over Richards. Wide.

23.5

Kallis to Richards, no run, short in length, just outside off, punched to backward point

23.6

Kallis to Richards, no run, short in length outside off stump, driven off the back foot to backward point

End of over 24 (2 runs) West Indies 105/2 (196 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 7.53)
DM Richards    45* (71b 6x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-2-0
DJ Bravo    14* (16b 1x4)      J Botha    4-0-17-0

24.1

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

24.2

Botha to Richards, no run, slows up the pace, Richards waits and defends to the off side

24.3

Botha to Richards, 1 run, turns this fuller delivery past square-leg

24.4

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, gets forward to on drive to long-on

24.5

Botha to Richards, no run, turns in from outside off, edged to short third man

24.6

Botha to Richards, 1 run, retains the strike with a push-drive to long-on

End of over 25 (4 runs) West Indies 109/2 (192 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 7.68)
DM Richards    47* (75b 6x4)      J Botha    5-0-21-0
DJ Bravo    16* (18b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-2-0

25.1

Kallis to Richards, no run, short in length and Richards goes for the pull and is hit high on the pad ..

25.2

Kallis to Richards, no run

25.3

Kallis to Richards, no run, Drama! Richards moves outside leg and drives it back to the stumps at the other end .. the bails come off .. Kallis picks up the ball and Bravo, who had backed up, dives to get back inside the crease

25.4

Kallis to Richards, 1 run, short in length, pulled away for a single

25.5

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, turns this to the on side for a run

25.6

Kallis to Richards, no run, bouncer on the middle stump and Richards can't connect with the pull shot

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 111/2 (190 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 7.91)
DM Richards    48* (80b 6x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-4-0
DJ Bravo    17* (19b 1x4)      J Botha    5-0-21-0

26.1

Botha to Bravo, no run, loopy full delivery, turned to short midwicket

26.2

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, stays back to punch the off break to covers

26.3

Botha to Richards, 1 run, gets forward to push it to point

26.4

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, flighted across to Bravo who on drives to long-on

26.5

Botha to Richards, 1 run, Dale Richards is limping out there but he will get his fifty. He on drove this one to long-on. Bravo gets across to congratulate him. Can Richards carry on for a big score? He seems to be struggling with his fitness

26.6

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo plays yet on drive to get a single

End of over 27 (5 runs) West Indies 116/2 (185 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.29, RRR: 8.04)
DJ Bravo    20* (23b 1x4)      J Botha    6-0-26-0
DM Richards    50* (82b 6x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-4-0

The physio is out there and is working on Dale Richards.

27.1

Kallis to Bravo, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, pushed back down the pitch

27.2

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, cuts in to the pads, the ball rolls to right of short fine-leg

27.3

Kallis to Richards, no run, in the zone outside off, Richards shapes to cut and is beaten. Not the length for that kind of a shot

27.4

Kallis to Richards, 1 run, gets forward to ease this to long-off

27.5

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, full pitched delivery on the middle, Bravo plays a whippy straight drive past the umpire

27.6

Kallis to Richards, OUT, The middle stump has been pegged back. Richards backed away to the leg side for the big hit through off but edged the full delivery to his stumps. He hobbles back to the pavilion.

DM Richards b Kallis 51 (119m 85b 6x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 28 (3 runs) West Indies 119/3 (182 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 8.27)
     JH Kallis    3-0-7-1
DJ Bravo    22* (26b 1x4)      J Botha    6-0-26-0

John S: "I nominate WI's physio for Man of the Match."

28.1

Botha to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, tapped to short midwicket

28.2

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, moves down the track to ease this to long-on

Tinu: "Can someone remind the batsmen that this is not a test match? There seems to be no sense of urgency to score despite the growing required run rate."

28.3

Botha to Pollard, no run, leans across to defend

28.4

Botha to Pollard, no run, fuller, on middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

28.5

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, presses back to punch the back-of-length delivery to long-off

28.6

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, gets forward to flick it to Amla at deep midwicket for a single

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 122/3 (179 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 8.52)
DJ Bravo    24* (29b 1x4)      J Botha    7-0-29-0
KA Pollard    1* (3b)      JH Kallis    3-0-7-1

29.1

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, in the channel outside of, run down to Kallis at third man

29.2

Steyn to Pollard, no run, scramble seam .. it lands on a length around off stump line, defended on the front foot

29.3

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery straightening outside off, pushed to point for a single

29.4

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, sharp well-directed bouncer and Bravo is on the hop. He just about manages to tuck it to leg gully

29.5

Steyn to Pollard, no run, Pollard stands tall to defend a short delivery to the off side

29.6

Steyn to Pollard, no run, slower one outside off, short in length, wristed to short midwicket

End of over 30 (3 runs) West Indies 125/3 (176 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 8.80)
KA Pollard    2* (7b)      DW Steyn    5-0-24-0
DJ Bravo    26* (31b 1x4)      J Botha    7-0-29-0

30.1

Botha to Bravo, no run, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

30.2

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, turns into the leg stump line, deflected to left of short fine-leg fielder

30.3

Botha to Pollard, 1 bye, pretty clueless against that one .. He shaped to defend but pushed well inside the line of the delivery. Some how it missed the off stump and AB too didn't collect cleanly

30.4

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, gets down the track to work it past midwicket

30.5

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, stays back to a full delivery and pushes it to covers for a quick single

30.6

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, sashays down the track and drives to long-on

End of over 31 (5 runs) West Indies 130/3 (171 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.19, RRR: 9.00)
DJ Bravo    29* (35b 1x4)      J Botha    8-0-33-0
KA Pollard    3* (9b)      DW Steyn    5-0-24-0

31.1

Steyn to Bravo, no run, kicks up from short of length, pushed out to short cover

31.2

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, tries to back away and work it to the on side but misses .. the ball rolls of his thigh pad

31.3

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, full in length on the middle, clipped to deep midwicket

31.4

Steyn to Bravo, no run, slower one on the middle, Bravo adjusts to push it to the on side

31.5

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, gets down the track, Steyn bangs it in short and Bravo flat-bats it along the ground to long-on

31.6

Steyn to Pollard, 1 wide, short delivery but it sails down the leg side for a wide

31.6

Steyn to Pollard, 1 leg bye, slower one, tickled to backward square-leg region

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 135/3 (166 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.21, RRR: 9.22)
KA Pollard    4* (11b)      DW Steyn    6-0-28-0
DJ Bravo    31* (39b 1x4)      J Botha    8-0-33-0

32.1

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, gets down the track and drives to Kallis at long-on

32.2

Botha to Bravo, SIX, Thunderous Wallop! Bravo rushed down the track and crashed it high over the straight boundary. Lovely full swing of the bat and away she flew

32.3

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, leans forward to tap this to square-leg

32.4

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, goes right back to clip it behind square-leg

32.5

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, full outside off stump, on driven to Kallis at long-on

32.6

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, really full delivery, pushed out towards long-on

End of over 33 (11 runs) West Indies 146/3 (155 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 9.11)
KA Pollard    7* (14b)      J Botha    9-0-44-0
DJ Bravo    39* (42b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    6-0-28-0

Drinks break,

Kevin: "Poor, sad West Indies, and their poor, sad fans. How depressing to watch as the asking rate climbs and no batsmen answer the call, match after match after match."

33.1

McLaren to Pollard, 2 runs, back of length delivery, clipped wide of deep midwicket for couple of runs

33.2

McLaren to Pollard, 1 run, takes a step out and gets an inside edge on the attempted off drive

33.3

McLaren to Bravo, 2 runs, flicks this full delivery towards long-on and they run hard to complete the second drun

33.4

McLaren to Bravo, 1 run, slower one, short in length, tapped past square-leg

33.5

McLaren to Pollard, 1 wide, Comic drama! It was the slowest of the slow bouncers.. Pollard had so much time that he got very confused. Should I pull. Should i hit it to the on side , should i ... oops the ball was now suddenly dropping and he tries to upper cut but misses it completely .. the ball landed behind the stumps and rolled away .. And Pollard has a wry smile. A true You tube movement

33.5

McLaren to Pollard, 1 run, leans forward to push it to long-on

33.6

McLaren to Bravo, no run

End of over 34 (8 runs) West Indies 154/3 (147 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 9.18)
DJ Bravo    42* (45b 1x4 1x6)      R McLaren    5-1-32-0
KA Pollard    11* (17b)      J Botha    9-0-44-0

34.1

Morkel to Pollard, no run, full in length and moving away from the off stump. Swing and a miss.

34.2

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, short in length, pushed out to covers for a quick single

34.3

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, ooh what a mis field by Smith. Bravo mistimes an attempted forcing shot to covers .. where Smith makes an absolute mess of it ... He can't believe that he has failed to stop it .. it was rolling so gently towards him. Another You tube moment!

34.4

Morkel to Pollard, no run, in the channel outside off stump and Pollard is beaten as he pushes hard at it

34.5

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, works this one away for a single

34.6

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, full in length outside off, steered to third man

End of over 35 (4 runs) West Indies 158/3 (143 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.51, RRR: 9.53)
DJ Bravo    44* (47b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    5-2-13-1
KA Pollard    13* (21b)      R McLaren    5-1-32-0

Batting Powerplay taken Steyn to bowl

35.1

Steyn to Bravo, 1 leg bye, short in length, moves to the hips, rolls away to fine-leg

Steve the Bajan: "Kevin said: "How depressing to watch as the asking rate climbs and no batsmen answer the call, match after match after match." Fortunately it's only ODIous cricket, not real cricket. Let's see what happens in the Tests."

35.2

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, full in length, turned past square-leg for a single

35.3

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, moves outside leg and edges it to left of short fine-leg fielder

35.4

Steyn to Pollard, 2 leg byes, shout for lbw .. Full delivery slides in past the attempted drive and crashes ino the pad .. It was probably missing the leg stump .. the ball rolls towards third man

35.5

Steyn to Pollard, 1 wide, and this one is pushed down the leg side

35.5

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, slower one, fullish, whipped to deep square-leg

35.6

Steyn to Bravo, no run, Full delivery and Bravo has a big swing and a miss. Windies need 136 runs

Victor Darrell: "Kevin, We could do without the sympathy. We will be back!! WI have, as a group, the best young players in the world. It just a matter of time. Look for WI to be back at the top of world cricket in two years in all forms of the game with these core players - Barath, Bravo, Bravo, Taylor, Gayle, Pollard, Sarwan, Roach, Braithwaite Simmonds, Khan, Holder, etc. Watch out world!"

End of over 36 (7 runs) West Indies 165/3 (136 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 9.71)
DJ Bravo    45* (50b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    7-0-32-0
KA Pollard    15* (24b)      M Morkel    5-2-13-1

36.1

Morkel to Pollard, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, punched to left of long-off for couple of runs

36.2

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, really full delivery on the middle and leg, jabbed out to the on side

36.3

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, backs away and drives straight to long-off. Just a single. 132 from 81

36.4

Morkel to Pollard, 2 runs, slower one on the middle and off, Pollard drags it to right of deep midwicket for couple of runs

36.5

Morkel to Pollard, 1 wide, banged in short outside off stump, Pollard thinks about the pull shot but withdraws from the shot ,, Morkel had brushed his fingers on the stumps as he was about to deliver and the direction went awry

36.5

Morkel to Pollard, FOUR, sprays a full toss to the pads and Pollard glances it clear of the short fine-leg fielder. Cry of agony from the bowler at his fault. The two batsmen meet for a chat. the ball seems to have gone under the covers that have been kept beyond the boundary. A search patrol is out there!

This is comical. Now Steyn, Amla and Tsotsobe also join the search party! And they find the ball. Stop the press!

36.6

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, full length delivery on the middle, turned to midwicket

End of over 37 (12 runs) West Indies 177/3 (124 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 9.53)
KA Pollard    25* (29b 1x4)      M Morkel    6-2-25-1
DJ Bravo    46* (51b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    7-0-32-0

37.1

Steyn to Pollard, 2 runs, length delivery on the middle and leg,, wristed to right of short fine-leg region where Morkel makes a tumbling half-stop

37.2

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, back of length, just outside off, run down to third man

Pierre: "Victor, if you smell coffee, good morning, if not, keep on dreaming."

37.3

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, slower one on the middle stump, pushed out to extra cover

37.4

Steyn to Pollard, no run, slower one again, on the off stump line, pushed out to the off side

37.5

Steyn to Pollard, no run, Yet another slower one, in the zone outside off and Pollard can't touch it

37.6

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, full in length, hit in the air towards long-on for a single

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 182/3 (119 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 9.91)
KA Pollard    29* (34b 1x4)      DW Steyn    8-0-37-0
DJ Bravo    47* (52b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    6-2-25-1

38.1

Morkel to Pollard, OUT, Botha takes a superb catch at long-off. Pollard lofted it towards the deep, Botha ran in and flung himself forward to hang on to a good catch. The ball was dipping rapidly on him but he managed to get his palms under the ball. Windies need 119 from 71 balls.

KA Pollard c Botha b Morkel 29 (48m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.85

It's Taylor who has come out to bat

38.2

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo takes his bottom-hand of the handle and tries to hit on the up .. ends up pushing weakly to extra cover

38.3

Morkel to Taylor, FOUR, Lash it like Taylor! It was a slower one and he was too early through his attempted big hit and ended up slicing it over point

38.4

Morkel to Taylor, 2 runs, He is specialising in the edged drives today. He went for the good -old slog but edged it short of third man

38.5

Morkel to Taylor, no run, slower one outside off, Taylor tries to run it down through vacant slip region but can't connect

38.6

Morkel to Taylor, OUT, Clattterrr! Full in length and straight on the middle stump. Taylor goes for the big hoick across the line and misses.

JE Taylor b Morkel 6 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 39 (7 runs) West Indies 189/5 (112 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.84, RRR: 10.18)
     M Morkel    7-2-32-3
DJ Bravo    48* (53b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    8-0-37-0

Zahid: "Being a Pakistani and a cricket lover, I wait for that day when the windies are back to top like they were. No one plays this beautiful game as windies do; they have their own unique colour and charisma. It is heart-breaking to see WI not doing that well recently."

39.1

Tsotsobe to Bravo, FOUR, Short in length and outside off, Bravo opens the bat face and cuts it through the unmanned slip region. Ab was standing up to the stumps as well. Fifty for Bravo. Boy on the burning deck.

39.2

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 1 run, gets forward to push this to the on side

39.3

Tsotsobe to Ramdin, 1 run, full in length on the middle, on driven to long-on

39.4

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, jumps from short of length outside off, Bravo tries to upper cut, misses and AB does well to stop it

39.5

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 2 runs, full pitched outside off, driven to left of long-off and he rushes back for the second run

39.6

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, in the zone outside off, angling away from Bravo, who is beaten playing away from his body

End of over 40 (8 runs) West Indies 197/5 (104 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 10.40)
DJ Bravo    55* (58b 2x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    8-1-38-1
D Ramdin    1* (1b)      M Morkel    7-2-32-3

Trevor: "Zahid: You couldn't have said it better. I am a South African living in Colorado and feel exactly the same!"

40.1

McLaren to Ramdin, 1 run, Length delivery just outside off, Ramdin runs it down to third man. Bravo on strike.

40.2

McLaren to Bravo, 1 run, cuts in from the off stump line, edged behind square-leg. Just a single.

40.3

McLaren to Ramdin, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. Harper extends his arms.

40.3

McLaren to Ramdin, no run, it's a bouncer on the middle stump line and Ramdin sways away

Shane: "Zahid, I know what u talking about, the fearful WI of 80's and some part of 90's. They are the best. But unfortunately, new generation of WI is not keen in the game of cricket be it 20-20,Oneday or Test Cricket, I was sad to learn that young kids have not any interest in Cricket, what a loss for Cricket and Cricketlovers like u and me."

40.4

McLaren to Ramdin, OUT, Ramdin is run out. He pushed it towards short midwicket and ran for the risky single. Miller grabbed the ball, took aim and fired. Bull's eye.

D Ramdin run out 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

40.5

McLaren to Bravo, no run, short in length, cuts in to the off and middle, poked to point

Ahmer Khan: "Nothing else has broken my heart as many times as the windies cricket team has. 15 years ago i fell in love with the team have been in love with them since then. Every loss leaves me disappointed but my loyalty hasn't moved, I still come back every time to watch the next match."

40.6

McLaren to Bravo, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

End of over 41 (4 runs) West Indies 201/6 (100 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.90, RRR: 11.11)
DJ Bravo    57* (61b 2x4 1x6)      R McLaren    6-1-36-0
DJG Sammy    0* (0b)      LL Tsotsobe    8-1-38-1

Joe: "Zahid, you indeed correct, but note Windies have not been doing quite some time now NOT recently."

41.1

Tsotsobe to Bravo, FOUR, Thwack! Bravo clears the front foot and pulls hard.. The ball flies towards the cowcorner and Amla tries to stop it with a dive but ..

41.2

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 2 runs, This time he backs away to the leg side and lofts inside out over extra cover

41.3

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 2 runs, back of length delivery and Bravo pulls it towards deep square-leg. He rushes back for the second and beats the throw from Botha

41.4

Tsotsobe to Bravo, no run, hits the yorker length. Bravo can only dig it out. Dot ball. 92 from 50

41.5

Tsotsobe to Bravo, SIX, Massive! Bravoooooo! He clears the front foot and wallops the full pitched delivery high over long-on.

41.6

Tsotsobe to Bravo, 1 run, short in length, angling away from Bravo who dabs it to third man for a single

End of over 42 (15 runs) West Indies 216/6 (85 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 10.62)
DJ Bravo    72* (67b 3x4 2x6)      LL Tsotsobe    9-1-53-1
DJG Sammy    0* (0b)      R McLaren    6-1-36-0

42.1

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, full in length on the off stump line, tapped to covers for a single

Paul: " comments sounds like a eulogy!! Come on! Let's pull for the century partnership for Bravo and Sammy over the next 50 balls."

42.2

Morkel to Sammy, 2 runs, stays back to turn it towards deep backward square-leg for two runs

42.3

Morkel to Sammy, no run, in the zone outside off and Sammy has a nervous poke at it. Two things amaze me: how did that miss the edge? And How did that miss the off stump?

42.4

Morkel to Sammy, 1 wide, pushes this one well outside off and Sammy tries to reach it with a cut but can't. Wide.

42.4

Morkel to Sammy, 1 run, Dropped by Alviro It was short in length outside off, Bravo punched to right of backward point where Alviro drops it! What a clanger

42.5

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run, kicks up chest-high around off stump, stabbed to point

42.6

Morkel to Sammy, 1 run, short in length, swatted to midwicket

End of over 43 (7 runs) West Indies 223/6 (78 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.18, RRR: 11.14)
DJG Sammy    4* (4b)      M Morkel    8-2-39-3
DJ Bravo    74* (69b 3x4 2x6)      LL Tsotsobe    9-1-53-1

43.1

Steyn to Sammy, SIX, Hold on .. hold on ... Sammy has smashed Steyn for a six over long-on! It was a short of length delivery outside off, he cleared his front foot and just smoked through the line. What a hit!

43.2

Steyn to Sammy, SIX, OMG! it;'s another six. Sammy you beauty. He picked the slower one and waited on the back foot before smashing it over long-on.. 66 from 40. Do we smell a fight back?

43.3

Steyn to Sammy, no run, in the zone outside off stump, tries to cut but no wood on leather

43.4

Steyn to Sammy, no run, Styen fires across a fast bouncer that sails over Sammy

43.5

Steyn to Sammy, 1 run, fuller, sliced away to third man

43.6

Steyn to Bravo, OUT, And SA strike back. Huge wicket this. It was a full length delivery outside off and Bravo threw his hands at it .. The ball flew straight to Kallis at sweeper cover. Surely, game over now?

DJ Bravo c Kallis b Steyn 74 (114m 70b 3x4 2x6) SR: 105.71

Sars walks in to bat. Sarwan ie. Pollard is the runner. Sarwan is limping slowly to the middle.

End of over 44 (13 runs) West Indies 236/7 (65 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 10.83)
     DW Steyn    9-0-50-1
DJG Sammy    17* (9b 2x6)      M Morkel    8-2-39-3

44.1

Botha to Sarwan, OUT, And he is gone first ball! Oh well .. he did try. It was the off break outside off stump, Sarwan tried to late cut it but got a thin edge

RR Sarwan c †de Villiers b Botha 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pedro Gonzales: "See now, you've gone and jinxed them, havent' you, with all your talk of fight-backs! Couldn't have just commented on the action without these prognostications!"

44.2

Botha to Rampaul, no run, slides across and hits the pad outside leg

44.3

Botha to Rampaul, 1 run, punches this to sweeper cover

44.4

Botha to Sammy, SIX, Meanwhile, Sammy continues with his big hitting. He heaves this off break over long-on. Whack!

44.5

Botha to Sammy, SIX, Amazing! He is absolutely smashing em. Big swing of the bat and the white ball is disappearing over long-on. Again and again. This time he stayed back to thrash it over the boundary.

44.6

Botha to Sammy, 1 run, fuller, pushed out to extra cover and he retains the strike

End of over 45 (14 runs) West Indies 250/8 (51 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.55, RRR: 10.20)
DJG Sammy    30* (12b 4x6)      J Botha    10-0-58-1
R Rampaul    1* (2b)      DW Steyn    9-0-50-1

45.1

Steyn to Sammy, no run, Swing and a miss. It was the full delivery outside off and Sammy tried to whiplash it over point but no wood on leather

45.2

Steyn to Sammy, SIX, Violence. Massive hit this. The ball has gone to tjhe upper tier in the long-off stands. Lovely fierce swing of the bat. It was the full-length delivery and he just went through the line.

45.3

Steyn to Sammy, 1 run, pushes this full delivery to covers for a single

45.4

Steyn to Rampaul, 2 runs, length delivery on the pads, rolls away to fine-leg region .. they run hard and complete the second run. the batsmen meet for a chat

45.5

Steyn to Rampaul, no run, fullish, slanted across the lefty, sliced away but Amla intercepts at backward point

45.6

Steyn to Rampaul, no run, kicks up at Rampaul who stabs it to short third man

Trevor: "Man, the crowd are better fielders than the Saffers! First a lady, then a gent, who didn't even spill his rum when catching Sammy's 6's!"

End of over 46 (9 runs) West Indies 259/8 (42 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.63, RRR: 10.50)
R Rampaul    3* (5b)      DW Steyn    10-0-59-1
DJG Sammy    37* (15b 5x6)      J Botha    10-0-58-1

46.1

Morkel to Sammy, 2 runs, full delivery on the middle, pushed out towards long-off and they scramble back for the second run. 40 from 23

46.2

Morkel to Sammy, 2 runs, Thrash! He gets forward, moves the front foot out of the way and swings it to the cow corner. Kallis gets around from deep midwicket and makes a diving stop near the boundary

Grant: "Dont u dare say anything about "FB" rather say Windies dont have a hope in hell!"

46.3

Morkel to Sammy, FOUR, Lash em Sammy! Oh boy he is making the crowd go mad here. ANother clean swing, another boundary. He backed away, got his front foot to the leg side, opened up his stance and swung to the cow corner. No chance for Kallis this time

46.4

Morkel to Sammy, FOUR, He has killed this one. Boom! Full delivery on the off and middle line and Sammy smashes it over the bowler;s head. Absolutely crunched!

46.5

Morkel to Sammy, SIX, This is absolutely stunning. Gayle stares straight ahead from the dressing room. Sammy is having the time of his life with the bat. He clears the front foot and wallops the full delivery to wide long-on boundary

46.6

Morkel to Sammy, 1 run, and now retains the strike with a drive to long-on. 23 from 18. Drama ... Excitement.. The crowd have gone delirious.

End of over 47 (19 runs) West Indies 278/8 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.91, RRR: 7.66)
DJG Sammy    56* (21b 2x4 6x6)      M Morkel    9-2-58-3
R Rampaul    3* (5b)      DW Steyn    10-0-59-1

The two batsmen have a chat. Sammy takes the strike.

47.1

McLaren to Sammy, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, Sammy goes for the big drive and edges it to Amla at square-leg. A single.

47.2

McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, pushed to midwicket .. they scramble across for the single. Sammy applauds Rampaul for the single.

47.3

McLaren to Sammy, 1 run, almost yorker length outside off, squeezed out towards sweeper cover. 20 from 15.

Ali: "Sammy's not the prettiest but man does this guy have heart. "

47.4

McLaren to Rampaul, no run, Dot ball. Pressure. Rampaul goes for the big shot to the on side and mistimes the slower one to Smith at short midwicket.

47.5

McLaren to Rampaul, 1 run, he backs away to punch the length delivery to sweeper cover.

Lots of advice coming in from the crowd.

47.6

McLaren to Sammy, 1 wide, Wide surely? yes it is. Full toss well outside off. Sammy has a swing and a miss.

47.6

McLaren to Sammy, OUT, Rampaul is run out It was a full pitched delivery and Sammy mistimes the drive to McLaren. Rampaul had backed up too far, trying to get the single that would have given Sammy the strike. McLaren stops the ball, turns and runs to break the stumps. Just one wicket left. What drama here.

R Rampaul run out 5 (19m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

The injured Nikita Miller comes out. Pollard is the runner. one wicket left. One fit batsman. A runner. What's going to happen here?

End of over 48 (5 runs) West Indies 283/9 (18 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 9.00)
DJG Sammy    58* (24b 2x4 6x6)      R McLaren    7-1-41-0
     M Morkel    9-2-58-3

48.1

Morkel to Miller, OUT, Pollard, the runner is run out Game over. SA have won. Sammy is crestfallen. Smith fires in the direct hit. It was a length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed out to covers.. and they run for the single that would bring Sammy on strike. It was always going to be tight. Smith picks it at short cover, and flicks it back hand and it's direct hit at the non-striker's end with Pollard just short of the crease. Pollard threw in a desperate dive but it was not to be.

NO Miller run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Spare a thought for Darren Sammy. The crowd look stunned. Sorrowful glares. Smith had flicked the throw. And apparently they practice that kind of throws. Smith had a horror time on the field today; he misfielded, he even dropped a catch but here he is with a direct hit that has won the game for South Africa.

The game was meandering towards nowhere when suddenly Sammy changed it with the innings of his lifetime. He nearly got West Indies home but they ran out of fuel in the end. The boy on the burning deck. He walks ever so slowly out of the park.

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Gayle: It was a good effort. Credit must go to Sammy for giving us some hope. The middle period was our downfall. too many dot balls. The pressure increases. Game simulation and learn to rotate the strike. We might have a new squad for the third game. Sarwan and Nikita miler will be mostly out. Injuries. I think we can look at the positives from this game and take it to the next one. The middle period we need to work on."

Smith: "Few key chances were missed. Apart from our catching we controlled the game very well. Apart from Sammy's 20 odd balls, we were in control. Sammy played a great knock today. We closed the game down. We did what we had to do. The deck has been slow, we built good partnerships and manipulated the field well, especially in the middle period. We ran hard. Duminy has had a tough time. he has been working on few technical things in the background. I am sure he will get a chance somewhere in this series and he needs to take it."

Amla is the man of the match: "I was quiet fortunate that I played a bit of County cricket before I came here. You always have to develop your game in international cricket ( on working on his off-side field). "

That's it from us. Thanks for joining. Good bye and good luck.

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May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy blasted 58 off 24 balls, West Indies v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Antigua, May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy blasted 58 off 24 balls

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May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy plays a muscular pull, West Indies v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Antigua, May 24, 2010

Darren Sammy plays a muscular pull

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