Sir Vivian Richards Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v South Africa

South Africa won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.1

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, chips down the track, and pushes this along the ground to long-on

50.2

Harris to Ramdin, no run, stretches well forward to defend this one

50.3

Harris to Ramdin, no run, another forward defensive

50.4

Harris to Ramdin, no run, into the pads, defended to the on

50.5

Harris to Ramdin, no run, stays back to defend this flat delivery

50.6

Harris to Ramdin, no run, looks to punch this down the ground, ends up playing to on

End of over 51 (1 run) West Indies 141/5
D Ramdin    18* (42b 3x4)      PL Harris    12-3-19-0
DJ Bravo    22* (60b 1x4)      J Botha    14-2-27-3

errol is in no mood to forgive. He writes in, "You are right I am still mad with Gayle the most. They say if something happens once it's an accident, twice a co-incident, three times a habit, for Gayle this is the third time of getting out this way in three test. This my friend is not just a habit but a VERY BAD HABIT"

51.1

Botha to Bravo, no run, defended off the back foot

meanwhile, 20 minutes to tea, and a critical period to survive

51.2

Botha to Bravo, SIX, tossed up, inviting him to go down the ground, and he plays the Bravo special, the flick over wide long-on. Times it superbly, but he could do it because he was close to the pitch of the ball

51.3

Botha to Bravo, no run, is he getting carried away? looks for the big sweep, and is beaten down the leg side

51.4

Botha to Bravo, 1 run, sweeps again, keeps it along the ground, gets a single to fine leg

51.5

Botha to Ramdin, no run, defended to cover

51.6

Botha to Ramdin, no run, pushed off the back foot, to cover

End of over 52 (7 runs) West Indies 148/5
D Ramdin    18* (44b 3x4)      J Botha    15-2-34-3
DJ Bravo    29* (64b 1x4 1x6)      PL Harris    12-3-19-0

Jen: "There is another guy in the High Performance Centre by the name of Kevin McClean who takes wickets here in first class cricket at a strike rate of 44, not sure why Bess got the nod ahead of him. Bess is currently wild, something that you can't afford on a true pitch, nevermind he's got pace. Nevertheless, as a West Indian, I wish him the best!"

52.1

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, stretches right forward and pushes it past cover for a single

52.2

Harris to Ramdin, no run, full, into the pads, defended to mid-on

52.3

Harris to Ramdin, no run, stays back to a fuliish delivery again - this guy keeps you interested if you are a spinner

52.4

Harris to Ramdin, no run, too short this time, and he can easily go back - the key is the in-between length

52.5

Harris to Ramdin, no run, this time he tosses it up to draw him forward, but he plays it from on the crease

52.6

Harris to Ramdin, 1 run, angling into the pads this time, and he gets a single off the inside edge

End of over 53 (2 runs) West Indies 150/5
D Ramdin    19* (49b 3x4)      PL Harris    13-3-21-0
DJ Bravo    30* (65b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    15-2-34-3

Jay: "Tahir was in fact selected but Cricket SA had neglected to make sure his paperwork was complete and his citizenship formalised. It ended up being very embarrassing for him. Rumour has it he's become very disillusioned with SA cricket and that led to him signing with Warwickshire. Don't expect to see him n SA colours any time soon."

53.1

Botha to Ramdin, no run, nicely tossed up, played to midwicket

53.2

Botha to Ramdin, 1 run, low full toss, gets an easy single to long-on

Luke imagine an injury scenario with South Africa, similar to the one that has hit West Indies. He says, "Mike Knight. Supposing those 4 were injured: I think there will be a time in the near future when Morkel could be replaced by Parnel, Tahir could (and most likely will) replace Botha/Harris, JP could (and most likely will, when back in confidence) replace Peterson and maybe someone like Theron could replace Steyn. I think they'd still do pretty well...

Not that I think Gayle should be dropped but your point is not taken..."

53.3

Botha to Bravo, no run, presses forward and defends

53.4

Botha to Bravo, no run, turning into the pads, helped away to midwicket

53.5

Botha to Bravo, no run, flatter, quicker, played on the bounce to short leg

53.6

Botha to Bravo, 2 runs, nicely flicked away off the pads, past midwicket

End of over 54 (3 runs) West Indies 153/5
DJ Bravo    32* (69b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    16-2-37-3
D Ramdin    20* (51b 3x4)      PL Harris    13-3-21-0

Kallis comes back

54.1

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, short outside off, left alone

54.2

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, left alone outside off, movement in, but not close enough

54.3

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, this one moves in the other direction, left alone

Apologies for the scorecard's showing Botha bowling from both ends. It's being corrected. It was Harris bowling from the end where Kallis is now bowling from

54.4

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, on the stumps this time, defended well towards mid-on

54.5

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, solid defensive shot outside off

54.6

Kallis to Ramdin, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away into the leg side

End of over 55 (1 run) West Indies 154/5
D Ramdin    21* (57b 3x4)      JH Kallis    7-1-10-0
DJ Bravo    32* (69b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    16-2-37-3

Just to confuse you people more, Harris replaces Botha

55.1

Harris to Ramdin, no run, bat-pad straight away, but it falls wide of forward short leg, looks to whip this square, thus getting the inside edge

55.2

Harris to Ramdin, no run, defended back to the bowler

55.3

Harris to Ramdin, 1 run, angled down the leg side, helped away past leg gully for one - 50 runs for the partnership

55.4

Harris to Bravo, no run, comes down the track and kicks this out

55.5

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, pushes forward, plays it wide of mid-off, gets a single

55.6

Harris to Ramdin, no run, played back to the bowler, off the front foot

End of over 56 (2 runs) West Indies 156/5
D Ramdin    22* (61b 3x4)      PL Harris    14-3-23-0
DJ Bravo    33* (71b 1x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    7-1-10-0

most likely the last over before tea

56.1

Kallis to Bravo, no run, back of a length, outside off, defended nicely

56.2

Kallis to Bravo, 2 runs, back-foot cover-drive, gets two for it, full enough for him to go for the shot

Tony makes a strong point about the talent riches SA. He writes, "You should remember that SA are doing just fine without Petersen, Strauss, Kieswetter, Trott etc etc etc"

56.3

Kallis to Bravo, no run, stays back, defends a length ball back to the bowler

56.4

Kallis to Bravo, no run, this one kicks at him, Bravo is right on his toes

56.5

Kallis to Bravo, no run, sharp bouncer, and Kallis does bowl a mean bumper! It was angled in too, and Bravo gets inside the line, and lets it go down the leg side

56.6

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, another lovely bouncer! Bravo is way in the air while fending at it, and it goes off the glove. But would you believe it? Kallis is bowling bouncers in the last over before tea, but there is neither a short leg nor gully!

Decent recovery from this pair after a middle-order collapse immediately after the lunch break. Errol reminds us of the good work these two have done in the past. He says, "I have seen sensible batting from this pair before. WI was in trouble in AUS a few years back, Bravo got his first hundred while Ramdin got about 80, so they should 'Just Bat On' and get a good score and have a go with our bowlers"

Darrel makes a point in favour of Harris. he says, "Harris gives Smith freedom to use our two genuine strike bowlers, and from time to time he takes genuine top-order wickets. A team is an organism. You don't replace the spleen because it hasn't been doing a flashy job lately."

Time for tea, we won't be long

End of over 57 (3 runs) West Indies 159/5
DJ Bravo    36* (77b 1x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    8-1-13-0
D Ramdin    22* (61b 3x4)      PL Harris    14-3-23-0

We are back for the final session. Can West Indies resist the temptation of collapsing immediately after another break? No reverse-swing today, the outfield is lush. Harris will begin

57.1

Harris to Bravo, no run, flighted around off, played back to the bowler

57.2

Harris to Bravo, 1 leg bye, dances down and pads it away, given a leg-bye! Well, benefit of doubt there, bat and pad were close together

57.3

Harris to Ramdin, no run, defended back to the bowler

57.4

Harris to Ramdin, 1 leg bye, flat, down the leg side, gets a leg bye past the leg gully

57.5

Harris to Bravo, no run, full, flat, defended

57.6

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, chips down the track, gets close to the pitch of the ball, gets a single to long-on

End of over 58 (3 runs) West Indies 162/5
DJ Bravo    37* (81b 1x4 1x6)      PL Harris    15-3-24-0
D Ramdin    22* (63b 3x4)      JH Kallis    8-1-13-0

58.1

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, short, but doesn't quite get up, and he takes a single to mid-off

58.2

Kallis to Ramdin, FOUR, misfielded by Steyn at cover, driven on the up nicely, but a rare mistake in the field by SA

58.3

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, length ball, hit down to mid-off

both the batsmen have bettered their respective averages in this innings. How far they go now is the key

58.4

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, back of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

58.5

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, extra bounce outside off, Ramdin does well to keep it down, although he doesn't quite need to play at it. But well played nonetheless, with soft hands

58.6

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, short, into the body, ducks underneath it

End of over 59 (5 runs) West Indies 167/5
D Ramdin    26* (68b 4x4)      JH Kallis    9-1-18-0
DJ Bravo    38* (82b 1x4 1x6)      PL Harris    15-3-24-0

slip, leg gully, short leg, silly mid-on

59.1

Harris to Bravo, no run, dropped at short leg by Amla, straight off the bat this time, Bravo sort of jabs at this one in front of his body, and it goes low to the left of Amla

59.2

Harris to Bravo, FOUR, beautiful shot, he charges at him, making room at the same time, goes inside-out, with the spin, along the ground, beats mid-off

59.3

Harris to Bravo, FOUR, not the greatest of follow-up shots, makes room again, but this time Harrish cramps him, and the bat turns, and he mis-hits it past midwicket. Was looking straighter, but there is a long-on in place too

59.4

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, another chip at the bowler, pushes it down the ground and along the ground

59.5

Harris to Ramdin, 1 run, too short, too flat, worked away for one

59.6

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, another ill-advised shot, charges at him and hits in the air towards long-on, lucky to avoid the silly mid-on, and also lucky to not have hit it well enough to carry to long-on. Is he doing a Deonarine here?

End of over 60 (11 runs) West Indies 178/5
DJ Bravo    48* (87b 3x4 1x6)      PL Harris    16-3-35-0
D Ramdin    27* (69b 4x4)      JH Kallis    9-1-18-0

60.1

Kallis to Bravo, 2 runs, nice shot, just meets this back-of-a-length delivery, which hits the pitch and bounces over Kallis, and they are alert enough to come back for two, and he gets his fifty

60.2

Kallis to Bravo, no run, mean bouncer, Bravo takes his eyes off while moving away, the ball lobs towards slip. Smith catches, appeals, it is given not out, and they don't review the decision. Which is just as well because it has hit him in the forearm. He will need some treatment, though

ice pack out for Bravo, he needs to cool down generally too: he has played a couple of loose shots of late. Umpires now ask Bravo to get on with the treatment, and then with the game. Bravo still doesn't ask for an arm-guard

60.3

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, hooked away, right from in front of his face, not very convincingly, gets a single to deep square

60.4

Kallis to Ramdin, no run, this is sharp, lovely bouncer, and Ramdin is beaten on the pull, boy does he put some sting behind those bouncers

60.5

Kallis to Ramdin, OUT, this was coming! Another bouncer from Kallis, not as high as the previous one, Ramdin plays a weak hook, and the top edge carries to fine leg where Steyn takes a safe, low catch. Kallis has earned this wicket through some vicious bouncers

D Ramdin c Steyn b Kallis 27 (71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 38.02

Shillingford is the new batsman, and he is on strike. The batsmen didn't cross over!

60.6

Kallis to Shillingford, no run, short ball again, outside off, easy to avoid that

End of over 61 (3 runs) West Indies 181/6
S Shillingford    0* (1b)      JH Kallis    10-1-21-1
DJ Bravo    51* (90b 3x4 1x6)      PL Harris    16-3-35-0

61.1

Harris to Bravo, no run, flighted around the leg-stump line, defended back to him

61.2

Harris to Bravo, FOUR, Bravo will attack anything that is remotely attackable now that the tail has started. Charges down the track here, and lofts him over midwicket

Now we have a long-on and a deep midwicket

61.3

Harris to Bravo, no run, flat into the pads, patted to short leg

61.4

Harris to Bravo, no run, looks to sweep, it goes off his thigh to leg gully

61.5

Harris to Bravo, no run, fired down the leg side, left alone

61.6

Harris to Bravo, 2 runs, into the pads, worked away into the leg side, comes back for two, that means he isn't quite looking to farm the strike

End of over 62 (6 runs) West Indies 187/6
DJ Bravo    57* (96b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    17-3-41-0
S Shillingford    0* (1b)      JH Kallis    10-1-21-1

leg gully in

62.1

Kallis to Shillingford, no run, gives him the full one instead, which Shillingford defends properly

62.2

Kallis to Shillingford, no run, another short ball, another man takes his eyes off, another arm is hit

62.3

Kallis to Shillingford, OUT, so good old tailend wicket, soften 'em up, give them a wide one, and get an edge! Nice catch by Botha at gully

S Shillingford c Botha b Kallis 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Benn to face some music here. And kallis can get it into his chin, never mind his height. Errol on Ramdin's dismissal, and I agree. "Well Well what more can you say, trap set and another headless decision by a WI player. Just leave the short risers alone, they can't get you bowled or lbw and you don't have to play, PLEASE THIS IS A TEST MATCH" But I will also give Kallis his due, he had sort of shaken them up with sharp, mean bouncers

62.4

Kallis to Benn, no run, tries the short one, but misdirects it down the leg side

a short leg waits

62.5

Kallis to Benn, SIX, Benn is not going to hang around ducking! Pulls this one in front of square, and - elementarily - he sees it onto his bat as opposed to others who are not looking at the short ones

62.6

Kallis to Benn, 1 wide, whoa! That's some bouncer, Boucher has to leap full distance to collect this one. It isn't dug in too short, but has bounced high enough for it to be called wide. Kallis is not bothered. He gives Benn a long, hard stare

62.6

Kallis to Benn, no run, and another bouncer, slightly lower this time, and Benn keeps his eyes on it and sways out of the way. Eyeballing continues. Good fun

End of over 63 (7 runs) West Indies 194/7
SJ Benn    6* (3b 1x6)      JH Kallis    11-1-28-2
DJ Bravo    57* (96b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    17-3-41-0

that's more the Harris we know. Bowling over the wicket, with leg gully out and three men on the on-side fence

63.1

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away for one

Barry: "So, Kallis finally got Ramdhin out with a bouncer, the 5th in his over. What's the ruling on bumpers these days? When the WI bowlers were bowling fiery bouncers in their heyday, wasn't the rule changed to limit a bowler to 2 per over? Apparently, it doesn't apply anymore now that Messrs Holding & company are long gone." Well you are allowed a maximum of two bumpers over shoulder high. Not all five of them were that high

63.2

Harris to Benn, no run, full and wide outside off, left alone

63.3

Harris to Benn, no run, and he leaves alone another delivery outside off, some restrain from Benn

63.4

Harris to Benn, no run, another ball well outside off, another leave

63.5

Harris to Benn, no run, defended off the front foot

63.6

Harris to Benn, no run, turn there, beats Benn, but they don't appeal for lbw as he has got himself outside the line of off

End of over 64 (1 run) West Indies 195/7
SJ Benn    6* (8b 1x6)      PL Harris    18-3-42-0
DJ Bravo    58* (97b 4x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    11-1-28-2

Bhavvik: "kallis vs benn awesome contest..what we are seeing now is just the beginning,it will be interesting to see how kallis reacts when he bats.this makes test cricket"

64.1

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, and they have given Bravo a single to bring Benn on strike. This is going to be fun

64.2

Kallis to Benn, FOUR, goes for the surprise full one, but also gives him ample width and Benn goes for it, in the air but past gully

64.3

Kallis to Benn, 1 run, length ball, played with an open face, past point for one

short leg in for Bravo

64.4

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, attempts the hook again, and again somehow, unconvincingly, avoids short leg

64.5

Kallis to Benn, no run, goes for the bouncer, which doesn't quite get up, Benn sways out of the line

round the wicket goes Kallis. Three men on the hook/pull

64.6

Kallis to Benn, 1 wide, goes for the throat, gets it too high, and Benn sways out of the line again

64.6

Kallis to Benn, no run, back of a length this time, Benn gets behind it and plays it back to Kallis

End of over 65 (8 runs) West Indies 203/7
SJ Benn    11* (12b 1x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    12-1-36-2
DJ Bravo    60* (99b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    18-3-42-0

Harris to continue over the stumps to Bravo

65.1

Harris to Bravo, no run, pitches outside leg, played back to him

65.2

Harris to Bravo, no run, down the leg side, Bravo has nothing to do with it

65.3

Harris to Bravo, no run, outside leg again, padded away

65.4

Harris to Bravo, 1 run, gets a single past short fine leg

65.5

Harris to Benn, no run, straighter one outside off, beats him

65.6

Harris to Benn, no run, stretches in front of himself to defend this back to Harris

End of over 66 (1 run) West Indies 204/7
SJ Benn    11* (14b 1x4 1x6)      PL Harris    19-3-43-0
DJ Bravo    61* (103b 4x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    12-1-36-2

Steyn comes back to relieve Kallis, who was hostile

66.1

Steyn to Bravo, OUT, and Bravo is gone first ball! Rush of blood to the head! Is he expecting a bouncer? Length ball outside off, Bravo's feet are rooted and he swings at it, the edge settles in Smith's lap, and another WI collapse immediately after a break continues

DJ Bravo c Smith b Steyn 61 (104b 4x4 1x6) SR: 58.65

Errol, disappointed with his team's performance, does find time to acknowledge Kallis's effort. He says, "Not enjoying, but do admire the effort and pace that Kallis is putting into his bowling. This is what Test match is all about" Roach is the new batsman

66.2

Steyn to Roach, no run, defends off the back foot

66.3

Steyn to Roach, no run, bouncer follows, but too short and easy to duck under

66.4

Steyn to Roach, no run, back of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

66.5

Steyn to Roach, no run, another bouncer, outside off, though, and he ducks under it

66.6

Steyn to Roach, 1 run, fends at this shortish one, and gets it fine, fine of leg gully

End of over 67 (1 run) West Indies 205/8
KAJ Roach    1* (5b)      DW Steyn    10-3-30-2
SJ Benn    11* (14b 1x4 1x6)      PL Harris    19-3-43-0

Hopefully now SA will attack from both ends. Find it really annoying when sides start to defend against specialist batsmen as soon as the tail comes out. Like it happened against Bravo, never mind Bravo was himself struggling badly against Kallis. Botha comes on now

67.1

Botha to Roach, no run, beats Roach outside off with a straighter one

67.2

Botha to Roach, 1 run, goes deep into the crease, works this offbreak with the spin, gets a single

67.3

Botha to Benn, no run, Benn presses forward to defend this one

two slips and a short leg

67.4

Botha to Benn, no run, another forward defensive

67.5

Botha to Benn, no run, tossed up outside off, invitingly, but Benn refuses to go for it - good restraint

67.6

Botha to Benn, no run, just when I said "restraint", Benn drives at a wide one and is beaten

End of over 68 (1 run) West Indies 206/8
SJ Benn    11* (18b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    17-2-38-3
KAJ Roach    2* (7b)      DW Steyn    10-3-30-2

68.1

Steyn to Roach, no run, gets an edge with a back-of-a-length delivery, falls in front of Kallis at second slip

68.2

Steyn to Roach, no run, gets behind this length ball and defends

68.3

Steyn to Roach, 1 wide, another wide for height, dug in short and he gets under it

68.3

Steyn to Roach, no run, fuller, Roach is expecting it, gets right behind it to defend

leg gully has moved fine, almost a leg slip

68.4

Steyn to Roach, no run, lovely work by Kallis at second, this edge hasn't carried, and is going wide of him, but he still gets the fleshy part of his hand behind it

68.5

Steyn to Roach, no run, short one, outside off, Roach stays inside the line, and ducks under it

68.6

Steyn to Roach, OUT, this one seemed a matter of time, top pace, back of a length, slightly outside off, making Roach poke at him, and there is some extra bounce too. All he manages is an edge through to Boucher

KAJ Roach c †Boucher b Steyn 2 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

End of over 69 (1 run) West Indies 207/9
     DW Steyn    11-3-31-3
SJ Benn    11* (18b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    17-2-38-3

This man would have been going for his Saturday morning lecture at the High Performance Academy when told that he is needed to play a Test for West Indies! Fate works in strange ways, welcome to Test cricket, Brandon Bess. He is on the non-striker's end, though

69.1

Botha to Benn, no run, angling in, turning away, nicely defended

69.2

Botha to Benn, no run, now Benn will go for his strokes, this time finds mid-off, though

69.3

Botha to Benn, no run, flight and dip there, Benn defends off the front foot

69.4

Botha to Benn, no run, topspinner outside off, is beaten on the cut

69.5

Botha to Benn, 2 runs, angled into the pads, deflected fine, Benn slips while turning for the second, so there is no chance of a third that would give him strike in the next over

69.6

Botha to Benn, no run, forward defensive, so he is not desperate to farm strike

End of over 70 (2 runs) West Indies 209/9
SJ Benn    13* (24b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    18-2-40-3
BJ Bess    0* (0b)      DW Steyn    11-3-31-3

Bess's first act in Test cricket is to face Steyn who is bowling with hostility here. A day in life

70.1

Steyn to Bess, 1 run, what a baptism! Bouncer aimed for the crown, somehow he gets his glove in the way, the ball lobs over the slip,s de Villiers makes a desperate dive but can only get a hand to it

70.2

Steyn to Benn, no run, short outside off, Benn beaten on the punch, but it bounces in front of Boucher

70.3

Steyn to Benn, no run, fuller, closer to off stump, defended back to the bowler

Bess's mates at the High Performance Centre are there at the Kensington Oval to watch him

70.4

Steyn to Benn, no run, another sharp short one, Benn for a change takes his eyes off, and it hits him in the chest, pretty close to the heart. No flinching, though

70.5

Steyn to Benn, no run, goes for the hook this time, ends up gloving it towards the wide slip. Kallis has time to come forward and attempt a catch, but he doesn't. Misjudgement

70.6

Steyn to Benn, no run, pulled in front of square, along the ground, Harris does well to run from mid-on and make a diving save

End of over 71 (1 run) West Indies 210/9
SJ Benn    13* (29b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    12-3-32-3
BJ Bess    1* (1b)      J Botha    18-2-40-3

71.1

Botha to Bess, no run, defends inside the line of this offbreak

71.2

Botha to Bess, no run, stays back to a fullish delivery, pushes it to cover

71.3

Botha to Bess, no run, nicely behind this offbreak

goes round the wicket

71.4

Botha to Bess, SIX, shot! in his hitting arc outside off, and he throws everything behind this whip of a shot, and it goes flying over the bowler's head for a straight six

71.5

Botha to Bess, no run, stays back and defends this one, batting sensibly

71.6

Botha to Bess, no run, pitches middle and leg, turning in down the leg side, and he pads it away

End of over 72 (6 runs) West Indies 216/9
BJ Bess    7* (7b 1x6)      J Botha    19-2-46-3
SJ Benn    13* (29b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    12-3-32-3

Shahab: "It seems like these umpires are not adhering to the rule of allowing only 2 bouncers in an over. I wonder if they would umpire like this when the WI will be bowling." I disagree. They are allowing only two bouncers over the shoulder height. The bowlers are allowed to bowl as many bouncers under that height!

72.1

Steyn to Benn, no run, slashes at one outside off, is beaten

72.2

Steyn to Benn, 1 run, slower one, plays it to cover, who is deep enough to allow the single

72.3

Steyn to Bess, no run, backs away, that bouncer he got from Steyn is playing in his mind. Anyway, beaten outside off

72.4

Steyn to Bess, no run, stands his ground this time, and defends towards short leg

72.5

Steyn to Bess, no run, nearly edges this outside off, swift delivery just back of a length

72.6

Steyn to Bess, FOUR, full, on the pads, nicely clipped away, and he has followed his first Test six with a first Test four

End of over 73 (5 runs) West Indies 221/9
BJ Bess    11* (11b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    13-3-37-3
SJ Benn    14* (31b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    19-2-46-3

73.1

Botha to Benn, no run, full, outside off, played back to Botha

73.2

Botha to Benn, no run, nicely forward to keep this one out

73.3

Botha to Benn, FOUR, flighted outside off, gives him width, and Benn nicely plays it over extra cover - good batting - he is defending, defending, before going after the real loose ones

73.4

Botha to Benn, SIX, lovely shot, goes with the spin again, and clears the two-thirds mid-off easily, Benn is playing a mini beauty here

73.5

Botha to Benn, OUT, and suddenly he plays a poor shot to prove me wrong! Reverse sweep of all of the injudicious shots! He is nowhere near pulling it off, the ball hits the back of the bat, then the glove, and then lobs to forward short leg. Anyway Benn did better than was expected of him

SJ Benn c Amla b Botha 24 (36b 2x4 2x6) SR: 66.66

Career best for Botha. South Africa were hostile and efficient, West Indies were obliging with some poor shot selection. And we have a disappointing total on the board. They lost two wickets in the first five overs of the day, then three in the first nine overs after lunch, and five in the first 17 after tea. Concentrating immediately after a break has been problem for them. Anyway 14 overs for SA tonight. We will be back

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South Africa won by 7 wickets
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Jun 29, 2010

Jacques Kallis ducks a bouncer from Kemar Roach, West Indies v South Africa, 3rd Test, Barbados, 4th day, June 29, 2010

Jacques Kallis ducks a bouncer from Kemar Roach

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Jun 29, 2010

Jacques Kallis gestures to Kemar Roach, West Indies v South Africa, 3rd Test, Barbados, 4th day, June 29, 2010

Jacques Kallis gestures to Kemar Roach

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