Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A West Indies victory! Sound the church bells! They still can't turn the series around but another win in the final ODI on Wednesday will see them take some momentum into the World Cup. Join us for that fifth and final ODI at 1.30pm local time on Wednesday, up in Centurion, bye for now...

Something different for the captains to talk about at the presentation. For once AB de Villiers has to explain away a defeat: "It was a good game of cricket. It really hurst to lose. I can't fault the fight we showed. We had some good moments and no so good movements. Andre played exceptionally well. We got tested and it's nice to lose. Great knock by David Miller - great signs for the World Cup. But we bowled some bad balls at the wrong time. We played most of the time but a dropped catch from me and some poor balls gave it away. 22 extras is not nice to know, it's free runs. Sometimes you can try too hard. We showed fighting spirit but a few bad moments gave it away. I'm going to resting for the last game but the lads can take more confidence with a good showing in the last game."

Holder has something to smile at at last: "It means a lot. W've had a tough tour so to get across the line in this game is very special. It was well set up with Darren and Marlon and then Andre was exceptional. The bowlers did an outstanding job with wickets with the new ball and then pressure in the middle overs. I was nervous towards the end but I'm so pleased we got over the line. 262 I would have taken at the start and delighted we got home." Andre Russell takes the Man of the Match for his outstanding finishing job...

West Indies did really well with the ball at the start of the game but then a maiden ODI century from David Miller rescued the innings to give South Africa a competitive total. It looked to be good enough for a long part of the chase but a steady rebuilding job by Samuels and Sammy got the chase going. It ultimately led to a brilliant turnaround from 73 for 5. A victory for Jason Holder, you can't help but be delighted for him.

Finally, we've had a great game and West Indies have got home by one-wicket! A thrilling run chase, set up by Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy and then finished in superb fashion by Andre Russell whose five sixes have won the match. A brilliant innings and West Indies at last on the board in this series having been hammered in the first three rubbers. Relief and joy for the tourists. A win to saviour here.

Abbott to Russell, SIX runs, full on the stumps and IT'S OUT OF THE GROUND!!! What a victory, what a performance from Andre Russell. Abbott misses his length and Russell does the rest, whacking it way back over long-on!
Abbott to Russell, no run, great yorker, well dug out back to the bowler, Russell almost falls out of his ground, Abbott throw missed anyway

Just three needed...

Abbott to Russell, FOUR runs, length just outside off, steps to leg and carves past backward point! Flies to the boundary, what a shot, great timing, no chance for deep cover, length not the best option from Abbott

West Indies in touching distance now, what a game. Abbott to try and win it for his side...

48 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 256/9 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 3.50)

  • Andre Russell54 (37b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell1 (1b)
  • Aaron Phangiso10-1-41-0
  • Wayne Parnell10-0-48-1
Phangiso to Russell, 1 leg bye, full, straighter line, tries to flick leg side and misses, it runs off the pads a short way into the off side, Cottrell is calling a sharp single and Russell is abel to steam up the other end to keep the strike!
Phangiso to Russell, 1 wide, oh dear, slips down leg, wide
Phangiso to Russell, 2 runs, further outside off, driven powerfully out through cover, what a save by Miller at deep cover! Diving to his left saves four brilliantly
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Gayle blown out?


Chris Gayle's ODI average since January 1, 2013



The average total batting first in Port Elizabeth