South Africa in West Indies ODI Series - 3rd ODI

West Indies v South Africa

South Africa won by 67 runs

We're all set. Overcast but good to go. Here's Taylor

Toss: The Prime Minister of Dominica tosses the coin and it lands in the ocean. Ok, it falls somewhere on the practice pitch. South Africa have won the toss and they have opted to bat first. Just the one change - Charl Langeveldt has come in for Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who hurt his foot.

Three changes for West Indies. Nikita Miller, Ramnaresh Sarwan are injured and Deonarine has been dropped. Benn, Darren Bravo and Chanderpaul are in.

The conditions are a little overcast but nothing to worry. There could be some extra bounce early on, says Jeff Dujon, and the spinners should get more turn later in the afternoon, compared to the conditions in Antigua.

8.55: Good day wherever you are and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the third ODI between West Indies and South Africa in Windsor Park, Dominica. The toss is about five minutes away. Stay with us for updates.

Two games down and West Indies are under immense pressure to record their first win in the series. For more, read the preview of this match.

Still waiting for news of the toss. Here's an update on the West Indian camp. Chris Gayle has picked up a virus but will be available for the game. Chanderpaul will also play.

0.1

Taylor to Amla, no run, gets it to rise up straightaway and Amla hops and fends it wide of second slip

0.2

Taylor to Amla, no run, this one fizzes past the right hander who sways backwards to evade it, loopy bouncer really

0.3

Taylor to Amla, no run, firm cut but straight to point, that raced off the bat

0.4

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, moves away from the right hander and he gets an outside edge that rolls to third man

0.5

Taylor to Smith, no run, fuller in length on the off stump and he defends to short cover

0.6

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, shuffles and tucks him down to Bravo who's there at deep square leg

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
GC Smith    1* (2b)      JE Taylor    1-0-2-0
HM Amla    1* (4b)     

Here's Rampaul

1.1

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, full on the stumps and he pushes it softly down to cover

1.2

Rampaul to Amla, 3 runs, lovely straight drive off the full face of the bat and it beats the bowler and the stump, mid-on gives the chase

1.3

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, stays back and clips him just wide of mid-on for a single

1.4

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, that's a poor delivery, it's short and wide and the lack of pace allowed Amla to get on top of it and pick his spot which was over point and wide of third man

1.5

Rampaul to Amla, no run, straight on the stumps and patted back to the bowler

1.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, pushed just wide of Benn at cover and they scamper a single

In the meantime in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe have a good chance of pulling off an upset win against India

End of over 2 (10 runs) South Africa 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
HM Amla    9* (8b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-10-0
GC Smith    3* (4b)      JE Taylor    1-0-2-0

2.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, short down the leg side and pulled along the ground down to fine leg

2.2

Taylor to Smith, no run, continues over the wicket, stays back and defends down the pitch

2.3

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, this is shorter and he fetches it from outside off and pulls along the turf down to deep midwicket

2.4

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, flicked to midwicket and Richards does well to slide and cut it off

2.5

Taylor to Smith, FOUR, he drifts down the leg side and it's easy for Smith as he deflects it down to fine leg

2.6

Taylor to Smith, no run, keeps it outside off and he pushes it down to the covers

End of over 3 (7 runs) South Africa 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
GC Smith    8* (8b 1x4)      JE Taylor    2-0-9-0
HM Amla    11* (10b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-10-0

3.1

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, down the leg side again but he fails to make proper contact so the ball rolls to fine leg

3.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, short of a length and he stays back and defends back to the bowler

3.3

Rampaul to Smith, no run, shuffles to tuck it to the on side but he plays it straight to Gayle at short midwicket

3.4

Rampaul to Smith, no run, tries to clip it through the on side again but he finds mid-on this time

3.5

Rampaul to Smith, no run, this time he shows the full face and defends straight to mid-off, Smith's trying to find the gaps but not succeeding

3.6

Rampaul to Smith, no run, fails once again to put it away, he shuffles too far across and the ball clips his pad and drops on the pitch

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
GC Smith    8* (13b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-11-0
HM Amla    12* (11b 1x4)      JE Taylor    2-0-9-0

4.1

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, gets beside the line and cuts it down to Richards at deep point, he's quite square

4.2

Taylor to Smith, no run, this time he beats the bat, the ball straightens and he pokes his bat out outside off

4.3

Taylor to Smith, no run, gets across and punches it straight to cover

4.4

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, stays beside the line and he cuts just wide of cover and sets off for a run

slip is wide and there's a short cover

4.5

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, he clips it just wide of mid-on and sets off very quickly, good running as he puts pressure on the fielder

4.6

Taylor to Smith, 2 runs, clips it wide of midwicket for a couple

End of over 5 (5 runs) South Africa 25/0 (RR: 5.00)
GC Smith    11* (17b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-14-0
HM Amla    14* (13b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-11-0

5.1

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, good shot, the ball climbs towards his hips and he clips it over square leg, nobody there, it's four

5.2

Rampaul to Amla, no run, cuts and tries to beat the gap at point but the fielder does well to slide and intercept it

5.3

Rampaul to Amla, FOUR, good attempt! Amla slashes in the air wide of point and Richards falls full length to his right to pull off a blinder but the ball just evades him

5.4

Rampaul to Amla, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and he tries to pull but the ball rolls off his pads

5.5

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to fine leg

5.6

Rampaul to Amla, 1 run, stays beside the line and cuts it to third man who's a bit square

End of over 6 (11 runs) South Africa 36/0 (RR: 6.00)
HM Amla    23* (18b 3x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-21-0
GC Smith    12* (18b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-14-0

6.1

Taylor to Amla, FOUR, class from Amla, he fetches a short ball from outside off and pulls fiercely along the turf wide of midwicket and mid-on

6.2

Taylor to Amla, 2 runs, fuller on the stumps and clipped away wide of midwicket

6.3

Taylor to Amla, no run, on the stumps again and he opens the face of the bat and angles it down to slip who's wide

Zimbabwe are getting closer

6.4

Taylor to Amla, 1 run, excellent delivery on the blockhole and well dug out

6.5

Taylor to Smith, 2 runs

6.6

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, chases a full and wide delivery and he gets an outside edge down to third man

End of over 7 (10 runs) South Africa 46/0 (RR: 6.57)
GC Smith    15* (20b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-24-0
HM Amla    30* (22b 4x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-21-0

7.1

Benn to Smith, 1 run, comes over the wicket, he bowls it full on middle and he clips it to midwicket

Slip and short cover in place

7.2

Benn to Amla, no run, stays back and defends to the off side

7.3

Benn to Amla, FOUR, comes down the track and that's a low full toss which he squirts wide of cover and the ball goes to the point boundary

7.4

Benn to Amla, no run, clipped towards midwicket

7.5

Benn to Amla, no run, full on the pads and clipped to mid-on

7.6

Benn to Amla, no run, tossed up on off and defended solidly on the front foot

End of over 8 (5 runs) South Africa 51/0 (RR: 6.37)
HM Amla    34* (27b 5x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    16* (21b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-24-0

8.1

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, fullish in length on the off stump and defended to the off side

8.2

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, comes down the track and tries to beat the gap at cover but he ends up chopping it to cover

8.3

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run

keeper up to the stumps

8.4

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, shapes to drive through the covers but he misses it completely and nearly edges to Ramdin

8.5

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, cuts to the off side

An upset comin' up at Bulawayo...

8.6

DJ Bravo to Smith, 1 run, gives him a bit of width and he chops it down to the off side

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 52/0 (RR: 5.77)
GC Smith    17* (27b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    34* (27b 5x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-5-0

9.1

Benn to Smith, 1 run, comes down the pitch and he squirts it to mid-off

9.2

Benn to Amla, OUT, chopped it on! Tossed up outside off, the ball skids on and Amla expects it to turn as he shapes to cut through the off side, he gets a inside edge on to the stumps

HM Amla b Benn 34 (42m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

Kallis walks in

9.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off and driven to cover

9.4

Benn to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off and driven to the off side

9.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, driven on the up but straight to cover

9.6

Benn to Kallis, no run, cuts but fails to squirt it past the covers

Wild scenes in Bulawayo, fantastic effort by Zimbabwe!

End of over 10 (1 run) South Africa 53/1 (RR: 5.30)
JH Kallis    0* (4b)      SJ Benn    2-0-6-1
GC Smith    18* (28b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-1-0

10.1

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, stays back and chips it in the air but the ball drops short of mid-on

first slip is deep, the keeper is up

10.2

DJ Bravo to Smith, 2 runs, gives him width and he places it wide of point

10.3

DJ Bravo to Smith, no run, Bravo keeps it tight and Smith gets forward and defends

10.4

DJ Bravo to Smith, 1 run, just short of a length outside off and he opens the face of the bat and angles it to third man

10.5

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, on off and middle and he clips him down to fine leg

10.6

DJ Bravo to Smith, 2 runs, good length on middle and leg and he stays back and clips it wide of midwicket, there's a fielder in the deep

End of over 11 (6 runs) South Africa 59/1 (RR: 5.36)
GC Smith    23* (33b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-7-0
JH Kallis    1* (5b)      SJ Benn    2-0-6-1

11.1

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven down to mid-off

11.2

Benn to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and gently clipped down to short fine leg

11.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, quickier through the air and Kallis slashes hard but straight to backward point

11.4

Benn to Kallis, SIX, all power! Kallis backs away a little, it's a flighted delivery and Kallis launches it over deep extra cover, the ball lands over the second tier

11.5

Benn to Kallis, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he pushes it towards cover

11.6

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, pushed to cover again

End of over 12 (9 runs) South Africa 68/1 (RR: 5.66)
JH Kallis    9* (10b 1x6)      SJ Benn    3-0-15-1
GC Smith    24* (34b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-7-0

12.1

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 2 runs, full on the pads and clipped wide of midwicket for a couple

12.2

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, cramps him for room and Kallis chops it straight to point

12.3

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, tries to drive through the off side but he gets a thick inside edge which beats the keeper and the stumps

12.4

DJ Bravo to Smith, 1 run, bangs it in short and Smith pulls over square leg but Darren Bravo's there to collect it

12.5

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, tries to cut square but Pollard stops it at short third man

12.6

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, wide outside off and punched to deep cover, Darren Bravo's there to pick it up

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 73/1 (RR: 5.61)
JH Kallis    13* (15b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-12-0
GC Smith    25* (35b 1x4)      SJ Benn    3-0-15-1

13.1

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, pushed through quicker and defended back to the bowler

13.2

Benn to Smith, 1 run, chips down the pitch and pushes it wide of mid-on

13.3

Benn to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off and defended to the off side

13.4

Benn to Kallis, FOUR, gets on his knee and sweeps firmly square on the on side, fine leg didn't see it at all and the ball was always going to find the rope

13.5

Benn to Kallis, 1 run, pushed wide of cover

13.6

Benn to Smith, no run, stays back and defends down the pitch

SA have quietly progressed to 80 off 14

End of over 14 (7 runs) South Africa 80/1 (RR: 5.71)
GC Smith    26* (37b 1x4)      SJ Benn    4-0-22-1
JH Kallis    19* (19b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-12-0

14.1

DJ Bravo to Kallis, FOUR, slashed hard, gives him width and he places it wide of point on the up, safe shot and powerfully hit

14.2

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, full on the off stump and driven down to mid-off

14.3

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to darren bravo at deep extra cover

14.4

DJ Bravo to Smith, 1 run, short of a length and Smith shuffles and clips him down to deep square leg

14.5

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, this one skids through and nearly takes the outside edge as he shapes to push it through the off side

14.6

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, gets forward and punches it down to deep cover

End of over 15 (7 runs) South Africa 87/1 (RR: 5.80)
JH Kallis    25* (24b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-19-0
GC Smith    27* (38b 1x4)      SJ Benn    4-0-22-1

Rampaul returns

15.1

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, good length on middle and off and clipped down to deep square leg

15.2

Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, fullish in length outside off and punched down to deep point

15.3

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, good length on the off stump and punched down to deep point

15.4

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, pushed in front of point and Sammy fields

15.5

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, cuts it straight to point

15.6

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, full and defended to the off side

SA on course for something big, again. The pitch has played slow, no demons, seam movement or bounce.

End of over 16 (2 runs) South Africa 89/1 (RR: 5.56)
JH Kallis    26* (29b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-0
GC Smith    28* (39b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-19-0

Here's Bravo again

16.1

DJ Bravo to Smith, 1 run, drops the ball short and he pulls it wide of square leg

16.2

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, chops it down wide of the keeper

16.3

DJ Bravo to Kallis, 1 run, comes down the track and punches it wide of cover

16.4

DJ Bravo to Smith, OUT, Smith takes a middle stump guard and exposes his leg stump, Bravo bowls a yorker on the leg stump line and Smith fails to deflect it away to fine leg, the ball hits the base of the pad and Harper gives it out

GC Smith lbw b DJ Bravo 29 (76m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.73

slip is wide

16.5

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, solid forward defense straight up

16.6

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, moves across his stumps and punches it wide of point

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 92/2 (RR: 5.41)
AB de Villiers    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-22-1
JH Kallis    27* (31b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-0

17.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, comes down the pitch and pushes a full delivery across the line down to mid-on

17.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, fraction shorter and he punches it to deep cover

17.3

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it wide of point and sets off

17.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, short and a bit wide outside off, he slaps it down to deep point

17.5

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, fuller in length and clipped down to midwicket

17.6

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 95/2 (RR: 5.27)
JH Kallis    28* (34b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    5-0-26-0
AB de Villiers    3* (5b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-22-1

18.1

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, fires it full outside off and he jams it out to short cover, Gayle is there

18.2

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, FOUR, well played! de Villiers comes down the track and makes sure he comes close to the pitch of the ball, places it wide of mid-off, good placement

18.3

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, full on the stumps and defended solidly

18.4

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, tries to slap it through the off side but he ends up chopping it to mid-off

18.5

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball and full, he gets down and squirts it down to deep point

18.6

DJ Bravo to Kallis, no run, this one keeps a bit low as he tries to cut, misses it

End of over 19 (5 runs) South Africa 100/2 (RR: 5.26)
JH Kallis    28* (35b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-27-1
AB de Villiers    8* (10b 1x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-26-0

19.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, 2 runs, drops it short and he pulls him flat down to deep square leg

19.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and chops it down to deep point

19.3

Rampaul to Kallis, 1 run, drops it short again and he opens the face of the bat and angles it to short third man

19.4

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, gets behind the line and punches it down to mid-off

19.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, punches it firnmly wide of mid-on and risks the single, the throw is wide at the bowler's end

19.6

Rampaul to Kallis, no run, stays back and defends

End of over 20 (5 runs) South Africa 105/2 (RR: 5.25)
JH Kallis    29* (37b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    6-0-31-0
AB de Villiers    12* (14b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-27-1

20.1

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, he dabs i wide of the keeper and sets off, Ramdin makes a complete mess of the throw and ends up lobbing it high over the bowler, where was he aiming?

20.2

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, gets forward and drives him to long-off

20.3

Sammy to de Villiers, 2 runs, Taylor falls to his left at cover to stop the ball but fumbles

20.4

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, punches it through the covers

20.5

Sammy to Kallis, 1 run, clips it towards mid-on but Chanderpaul fumbles and that allows a single

20.6

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball and he runs it to third man

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 112/2 (RR: 5.33)
AB de Villiers    17* (18b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-7-0
JH Kallis    31* (39b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    6-0-31-0

21.1

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside off and pushed just wide of cover

21.2

Benn to Kallis, no run, tries to sweep but misses

21.3

Benn to Kallis, OUT, just a hint of doubt whether Sammy was in control of the ball long enough after taking the catch, Kallis cuts it on the up towards Sammy at point, the ball travels low and Sammy picks it inches off the turf, he caught it alright but he pushed the ball away after a couple of seconds, not exactly Gibbs in the 1999 World Cup but it looked clean enough on seeing the replay, Kallis lurked around for a few seconds and glanced at the umpire, he was prepared to walk and the umpire just checked with Sammy once again if it was clean - no arguments, settled

JH Kallis c Sammy b Benn 31 (54m 41b 2x4 1x6) SR: 75.60

21.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, tossed up on the stumps and defended

21.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, defended solidly again

21.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, comes forward and smothers the spin

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 113/3 (RR: 5.13)
AN Petersen    0* (3b)      SJ Benn    5-0-23-2
AB de Villiers    18* (19b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-7-0

22.1

Sammy to de Villiers, 2 runs, clipped wide of square leg for a couple

22.2

Sammy to de Villiers, no run

22.3

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and punches it to mid-off

22.4

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off and defended to the off side

22.5

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, driven down to long-off

22.6

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to fine leg

End of over 23 (4 runs) South Africa 117/3 (RR: 5.08)
AN Petersen    1* (4b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0
AB de Villiers    21* (24b 1x4)      SJ Benn    5-0-23-2

23.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, short of a length outside off, looks to cut, misses

23.2

Benn to Petersen, no run, fullish on middle and leg, driven straight to midwicket

23.3

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, shortish outside off, chops it through point for a single

23.4

Benn to de Villiers, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

23.5

Benn to de Villiers, no run, tidy stuff, fullish on the off, driven towards extra cover again where Sammy dives to make the save

23.6

Benn to de Villiers, no run, excellent stuff, shortish again, tries to chop it through point, makes no contact

End of over 24 (1 run) South Africa 118/3 (RR: 4.91)
AB de Villiers    21* (27b 1x4)      SJ Benn    6-0-24-2
AN Petersen    2* (7b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0

24.1

Sammy to Petersen, FOUR, nicely driven, overpitched by Sammy, gets to the pitch and drives it elegantly past the diving extra cover and wide of mid-off for a boundary

24.2

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, bowls it full on middle and leg, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single

24.3

Sammy to de Villiers, 2 runs, short outside off, slapped away wide of deep cover for a couple more

24.4

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, lands on a good length on the off, makes room and pushes it towards mid-off

24.5

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, targeting middle there, gets across, turns the face and works it past midwicket for one more

24.6

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed it fuller on the off, driven through the line to long-off for a single

End of over 25 (10 runs) South Africa 128/3 (RR: 5.12)
AB de Villiers    25* (30b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-21-0
AN Petersen    8* (10b 1x4)      SJ Benn    6-0-24-2

25.1

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the pitch and he pushes it to mid-off

25.2

Benn to Petersen, 1 run, slower through the air and pushed to point

25.3

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the pitch and clips him across the line to midwicket

25.4

Benn to Petersen, no run, slower through the air and defended with soft hands

25.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, makes room and slashes hard in the air, Chanderpaul does really well to slide to his right and stop it, seemed like a low catch at first

25.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, comes well forward and defends

End of over 26 (3 runs) South Africa 131/3 (RR: 5.03)
AN Petersen    9* (14b 1x4)      SJ Benn    7-0-27-2
AB de Villiers    27* (32b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-21-0

26.1

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, full on the off stump and driven to long-off

26.2

Sammy to Petersen, no run, opens the face and dabs it to third man

26.3

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, drops it short and he pulls along the turf to deep square

26.4

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run

26.5

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he slaps it to deep cover

26.6

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he defends to the off side

End of over 27 (4 runs) South Africa 135/3 (RR: 5.00)
AB de Villiers    29* (35b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-25-0
AN Petersen    11* (17b 1x4)      SJ Benn    7-0-27-2

27.1

Benn to Petersen, no run, tossed up outside off and he pushes it to point

27.2

Benn to Petersen, 1 run

27.3

Benn to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off and he gets an outside edge down to short third man

27.4

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and drives to cover

27.5

Benn to Petersen, no run, tries to dab it down to third man but misses, not a wise shot if u have a slip in place

27.6

Benn to Petersen, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and he tucks it to the on side

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 137/3 (RR: 4.89)
AN Petersen    12* (21b 1x4)      SJ Benn    8-0-29-2
AB de Villiers    30* (37b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-25-0

28.1

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, gets across and flicks it wide of midwicket

28.2

Sammy to Petersen, 1 run, full on the pads and he works it wide of mid-on

28.3

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, gets across and pushes it back to the on side

28.4

Sammy to de Villiers, no run, full on the off stump and pushed to cover

28.5

Sammy to de Villiers, 1 run, goes across the crease and works it through the line to fine leg

28.6

Sammy to Petersen, no run, tries to push it through the off side but misses, the keeper is up to the stumps

Windies have done well to pull things back

End of over 29 (3 runs) South Africa 140/3 (RR: 4.82)
AN Petersen    13* (23b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-28-0
AB de Villiers    32* (41b 1x4)      SJ Benn    8-0-29-2

29.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, gives him a lot of width outside off, he reaches out and cuts wide of point

29.2

Pollard to Petersen, 1 run, wide outside off again and he cuts, there's a misfield at backward point, rare lapse

29.3

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, full on the off stump, drives on the front foot but Gayle is there to cut it off at short extra cover

29.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on the stumps and pushed wide of the bowler

29.5

Pollard to Petersen, no run, slower delivery and he fails to make contact

29.6

Pollard to Petersen, no run, too late on the shot and he's beaten again

End of over 30 (3 runs) South Africa 143/3 (RR: 4.76)
AN Petersen    14* (26b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    34* (44b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-28-0

30.1

Taylor to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers makes a bit of room to crash it through the off side but he finds mid-off

30.2

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it in front of mid-off with soft hands and sets off quickly, direct hit at the bowler's end but Petersen is a little lazy in grounding his bat, that was close!

30.3

Taylor to Petersen, no run

30.4

Taylor to Petersen, no run, Petersen exposes his stumps and tries to hoick it across the line but ends up getting a thick edge onto his body

30.5

Taylor to Petersen, 1 run, full on the stumps and worked towards long-on

30.6

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole and he squirts it out to long-off

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 146/3 (RR: 4.70)
AB de Villiers    36* (47b 1x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-27-0
AN Petersen    15* (29b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0

31.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball outside off and driven forcefully down to long-off

31.2

Pollard to Petersen, 1 run, full on the pads and he pushes it through the line to long-on

31.3

Pollard to de Villiers, FOUR, drops it a bit too short and there's not much pace in that, sat up nicely for de Villiers to pull it over midwicket

31.4

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, comes down the pitch and he ends up hitting it back to the bowler and hurries back to the crease

31.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish and driven down to long-off

31.6

Pollard to Petersen, OUT, chopped on again! Pollard gets it to angle inwards, Petersen tries to dab it towards third man but the ball skids through and takes the inside edge, not the best choice of shot

AN Petersen b Pollard 16 (35m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

Windies have done well to keep SA under check. The pitch is slow so expect more slower stuff

End of over 32 (7 runs) South Africa 153/4 (RR: 4.78)
     KA Pollard    2-0-10-1
AB de Villiers    42* (51b 2x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-27-0

Sight scree trouble as the bowler runs in

32.1

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it short and he hops and fends it wide of the keeper, sets off for a quick single

32.2

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, on the pads and he shuffles and clips him down to square leg

32.3

Taylor to de Villiers, 1 run, overpitched on the stumps and he drives off the full face of the bat down the ground

32.4

Taylor to Miller, no run, bangs it in short and Miller safely ducks under it

32.5

Taylor to Miller, 2 runs, stays beside the line and angles it just wide of backward point, hurries the first and completes the second comfortably

32.6

Taylor to Miller, no run, full outside the off stump and he squirts it out to point

End of over 33 (5 runs) South Africa 158/4 (RR: 4.78)
DA Miller    3* (4b)      JE Taylor    6-0-32-0
AB de Villiers    44* (53b 2x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-1

33.1

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, on the blockhole and dug out just wide of the bowler

33.2

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it short on seeing him come down the track, de Villiers checks his shot and places it to long-on

33.3

Pollard to Miller, no run, good length on the stumps and he opens the face of the bat and places it to point

33.4

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, slower ball and Miller tucks it gently in front of short fine leg

33.5

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball outside off and pushed towards point

33.6

Pollard to Miller, 1 run, on the pads and he clips it across the line for a single

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 162/4 (RR: 4.76)
DA Miller    5* (7b)      KA Pollard    3-0-14-1
AB de Villiers    46* (56b 2x4)      JE Taylor    6-0-32-0

34.1

Taylor to Miller, no run, the quicker bouncer this time and Miller tries to slash over the keeper but he's beaten for pace

34.2

Taylor to Miller, OUT, as straightforward as it can get, Taylor bangs it in short again, this time down the leg side, Miller can't resist the pull but the ball lobs off his glove and Ramdin knew instantly he was history

DA Miller c †Ramdin b Taylor 5 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Johan Botha walks in, Taylor stops short at the crease, loses his run-up

34.3

Taylor to Botha, no run, short again and Botha moves across his stumps and meets the ball high on the body, it drops in front of the stumps

34.4

Taylor to Botha, no run, persists with the short stuff, Botha ducks into it, well bowled

34.5

Taylor to Botha, no run, the slower ball this time, clever change of pace and Botha pushes it back to the bowler

34.6

Taylor to Botha, 1 run, full on the stumps and he gets off the mark with a gentle clip to midwicket

End of over 35 (1 run) South Africa 163/5 (RR: 4.65)
J Botha    1* (4b)      JE Taylor    7-0-33-1
AB de Villiers    46* (56b 2x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-14-1

35.1

Pollard to Botha, 2 runs, the slower ball and he moves across and squirts it to fine leg

35.2

Pollard to Botha, 2 runs, Pollard changes his action and hides the seam, the ball is driven to mid-off but Rampaul makes a mess of it

35.3

Pollard to Botha, 2 runs, short and pulled along the ground, deep midwicket cuts it off

35.4

Pollard to Botha, no run, cuts back in after pitching and the batsman watchfully lets it go

35.5

Pollard to Botha, 1 run, drops it with soft hands in front of cover and sets off

35.6

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, slower and fuller, pushed through the line to long-on

End of over 36 (8 runs) South Africa 171/5 (RR: 4.75)
AB de Villiers    47* (57b 2x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-22-1
J Botha    8* (9b)      JE Taylor    7-0-33-1

36.1

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed just wide of the bowler and Bravo flings himself to his right to try and cut it off

36.2

DJ Bravo to Botha, 1 run, gets beside the line and he punches it through the off side

36.3

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, drops it in front of the stumps with soft hands, tells his partner to stay back

36.4

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, keeps it on the stumps, de Villiers is happy to clip it down to midwicket for a quick single

36.5

DJ Bravo to Botha, 3 runs, slower ball on the pads and he whips it just wide of midwicket, slight fumble

36.6

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes down the track and clips a low full toss on the pads, that's his fifty! Workmanlike though, now he should look to accelerate

End of over 37 (8 runs) South Africa 179/5 (RR: 4.83)
AB de Villiers    51* (61b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    7-0-35-1
J Botha    12* (11b)      KA Pollard    4-0-22-1

37.1

Benn to Botha, no run, tossed up outside off and Botha thinks about playing a shot but decides to leave it

37.2

Benn to Botha, 2 runs, this one skidded through but he got enough bat on it to angle it to third man

37.3

Benn to Botha, 1 run, full outside off and driven to long-off

37.4

Benn to de Villiers, no run, pushes a low full toss down to short cover

37.5

Benn to de Villiers, SIX, long time coming! Benn makes the mistake of dropping it too short, de Villiers picks the length early and goes across his stumps and hammers it over deep midwicket

37.6

Benn to de Villiers, 2 runs, flicked to midwicket and there's an overthrow off the direct hit at the bowler's end

End of over 38 (11 runs) South Africa 190/5 (RR: 5.00)
AB de Villiers    59* (64b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    9-0-40-2
J Botha    15* (14b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-35-1

38.1

DJ Bravo to Botha, 1 leg bye, taps it to the off side and sets off for a quick single

38.2

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers moves within the crease to distract the bowler, he pushes the ball to deep cover

38.3

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers loses his footing and falls down on trying to dig out a full delivery, he's ok, direct hit at the bowler's end

38.4

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 2 runs, full on the pads and whipped just wide of midwicket

38.5

DJ Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and punches it towards cover

38.6

DJ Bravo to Botha, no run, bowls it straight on the off stump and Botha defends, tight bowling

Avinash: "Deonarine should be playing in this game. he deserves another chance. Also, he did really well againist Zimbabwe recently. Gayle should examine his performance since he is not consistent enough."

End of over 39 (6 runs) South Africa 196/5 (RR: 5.02)
J Botha    15* (16b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-1
AB de Villiers    64* (68b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    9-0-40-2

39.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers charges down and ends up swatting a short delivery to mid-on, that was like a forehand

39.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, slower ball and he tucks it to midwicket

39.3

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, full on the pads and pushed down the pitch

39.4

Rampaul to Botha, no run, this one comes back in off the seam, he defends to the off side

39.5

Rampaul to Botha, no run, oh dear! Botha's bleeding! The ball shoots up after pitching and Botha doesn't evade the bouncer on time and the ball hits the edge of the bat first and thuds onto his helmet, the ball is wedged between the grill and the peak of the helmet, his left eye was hit and he took off his helmet and there was blood streaming down his face, he's walking off the field, he'll be ok

39.6

Rampaul to McLaren, no run, bangs it in short and McLaren ducks under the bouncer down the leg side

End of over 40 (1 run) South Africa 197/5 (RR: 4.92)
R McLaren    0* (1b)      R Rampaul    7-0-32-0
J Botha    15* (18b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-1

40.1

Benn to de Villiers, no run, makes room and he punches it off the front foot to cover

40.2

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, comes forward and drives him down to long-off

40.3

Benn to McLaren, no run, tossed up outside off and driven back to the bowler

40.4

Benn to McLaren, 1 run, clips a full delivery down to deep square leg

40.5

Benn to de Villiers, no run, fired in quicker and he clips it to midwicket

40.6

Benn to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss and he pushes it to long-on

End of over 41 (3 runs) South Africa 200/5 (RR: 4.87)
AB de Villiers    67* (75b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    10-0-43-2
R McLaren    1* (3b)      R Rampaul    7-0-32-0

41.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, tries to pull him away but gets a bottom edge which drops in front of a diving Ramdin

41.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, that's a low full toss and he pushes it towards deep cover

41.3

Rampaul to McLaren, 2 runs, short and he angles it wide of fine leg

41.4

Rampaul to McLaren, 1 run, shuffles and clips a short of a length delivery down to fine leg

41.5

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, good length outside off and punched towards cover

41.6

Rampaul to McLaren, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and takes a single to deep square leg

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 206/5 (RR: 4.90)
R McLaren    5* (6b)      R Rampaul    8-0-38-0
AB de Villiers    69* (78b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    10-0-43-2

42.1

Pollard to McLaren, no run, slower ball on the stumps and pushed towards cover

42.2

Pollard to McLaren, no run, tucks him up for room and he ends up defending to the off side

42.3

Pollard to McLaren, no run, tight stuff again by Pollard, McLaren can only defend back to the bowler

42.4

Pollard to McLaren, no run, Dropped McLaren chases a full delivery outside off and tries to play across the line on the front foot, the ball travels low to Pollard but he fluffs it

42.5

Pollard to McLaren, OUT, that drop didn't cost anything! Pollard pitches it up outside off and McLaren gets forward and ends up spooning it low to Richards at short cover

R McLaren c Richards b Pollard 5 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

42.6

Pollard to Steyn, no run, bowls it short and Steyn fends it back to the bowler, that;s a wicket maiden

End of over 43 (wicket maiden) South Africa 206/6 (RR: 4.79)
DW Steyn    0* (1b)      KA Pollard    5-1-22-2
AB de Villiers    69* (78b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    8-0-38-0

43.1

Rampaul to de Villiers, no run, drives a full delivery straight to Gayle at extra cover

43.2

Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run, OUT, well done, big man! de Villiers punches a full delivery past the bowler and down to long-off, de Villiers jogs the first run, isn't sure of the second, Steyn steps out of his crease for the second run but there's no communication, de Villiers too ambles out of his crease, then turns around but it was too late as Benn's throw shattered the middle stump

AB de Villiers run out 70 (113m 80b 2x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

43.3

Rampaul to Steyn, no run, this one keeps low and nearly takes out the off stump

43.4

Rampaul to Steyn, no run

43.5

Rampaul to Steyn, no run, Rampaul bangs it in short and gets it to angle inwards again, nearly gets an outside edge

43.6

Rampaul to Steyn, OUT, yorker! See ya later! Rampaul fires an inswinging yorker and Steyn plays all over it, the ball hits the leg stump

DW Steyn b Rampaul 0 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3 wickets have gone down for one run!

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 207/8 (RR: 4.70)
     R Rampaul    9-0-39-1
M Morkel    0* (0b)      KA Pollard    5-1-22-2

Johan Botha returns. There's a swelling near his left eye, no bandages. SA have taken the batting Powerplay

44.1

Taylor to Morkel, 1 run, he fends off a short ball down to backward point and an agile Sammy slides and cuts it off, great commitment

44.2

Taylor to Botha, 1 run, fires a full delivery low on his pads and he clips it down to fine leg

44.3

Taylor to Morkel, no run, Morkel just didn't see that slower bouncer, didn't offer a shot

44.4

Taylor to Morkel, FOUR, the field is up and Morkel exploits that, he scoops a pitched up delivery over mid-off, much needed four

44.5

Taylor to Morkel, no run

44.6

Taylor to Morkel, no run, ends the over with a short one, Morkel tries to pull but misses

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa 213/8 (RR: 4.73)
M Morkel    5* (5b 1x4)      JE Taylor    8-0-39-1
J Botha    16* (19b)      R Rampaul    9-0-39-1

45.1

Rampaul to Botha, 1 run, length ball on the leg stump and whipped to Pollard at midwicket who fumbles

45.2

Rampaul to Morkel, 2 runs, makes room and carves the ball over the infield on the off side, three men give chase

45.3

Rampaul to Morkel, 2 runs, good length outside off and he makes room and flat bats it over extra cover, Pollard attempts a superman attempt to fall backwards and pull off a blinder

45.4

Rampaul to Morkel, no run, full on the pads and pushed down to mid-on

45.5

Rampaul to Morkel, no run, length ball and slower in pace, Morkel attempts a forehand cross court but finds mid-=on

45.6

Rampaul to Morkel, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped down to Gayle at midwicket

End of over 46 (6 runs) South Africa 219/8 (RR: 4.76)
M Morkel    10* (10b 1x4)      R Rampaul    10-0-45-1
J Botha    17* (20b)      JE Taylor    8-0-39-1

46.1

Pollard to Morkel, no run, comes down the pitch and he whips it down to square leg

46.2

Pollard to Morkel, FOUR, full and wide outside off and Morkel's square drive bisected the gap between cover and point perfectly

46.3

Pollard to Morkel, OUT, SA in danger of not playing out 50 overs here, Morkel plays a front-foot pull over midwicket and nearly clears the rope, Darren Bravo jogs to his left and takes it comfortably but inches from the rope

M Morkel c DM Bravo b Pollard 14 (16m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Pollard loses his run-up

46.4

Pollard to Botha, no run, slower delivery and Botha pushes it towards cover

46.5

Pollard to Botha, no run, slower delivery and he pushes it towards cover

46.6

Pollard to Botha, 1 run

End of over 47 (5 runs) South Africa 224/9 (RR: 4.76)
J Botha    18* (23b)      KA Pollard    6-1-27-3
CK Langeveldt    0* (0b)      R Rampaul    10-0-45-1

47.1

DJ Bravo to Botha, no run, slower ball and he chops it towards cover, good fielding by Richards

47.2

DJ Bravo to Botha, OUT, good reflexes by Bravo! Botha spoons a full delivery back to the bowler, it was hit firmly and Bravo barely had time to react but he cupped his hands just over his head and took it

J Botha c & b DJ Bravo 18 (60m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.00

1.10pm: So SA are guilty of not playing out 50 overs. They started off well and were progressing at 6 an over for close to 20 overs but were suddenly tied down. de Villiers played a steady knock but there was no real threatening stand developing. As the pressure to score increased, wickets fell, including a passage where three fell for one run. Good fielding also contributed to Windies' cause.

Windies shouldn't fluff this one as they are already 0-2 down. Find out what happens when you join us at 1.45pm

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