At Kingston, May 7, 2005. South Africa won by eight wickets. Toss: West Indies.
Graeme Smith responded to unproven allegations of racist abuse in the Antigua Test in the traditional manner of aggrieved cricketers, by hitting a match-winning century. He crunched his 103 off 102 balls, and seemed visibly happier as one boundary after another thudded into the fence. The anticipated deluge of runs from Jamaica's Gayle, fresh from his triple-century in Antigua, failed to materialise: he was cut down for 26 by a stunning catch by Gibbs, who dived and clung for his life at short extra cover. West Indies had seemed set for a more competitive total until Boucher, standing up to Pollock, brilliantly stumped Sarwan down the leg side. With Smith on the charge, South Africa were bullish in reply, and he and his fellow-opener Dippenaar knocked off more than half the runs in less than half the overs. The remainder was largely cracked from the bats of Kallis and Gibbs, who sealed the win with five overs to spare.
Man of the Match: G. C. Smith.