Result
1st ODI (D/N), Durban, Jan 16 2015, West Indies tour of South Africa
(48.2/48.2 ov)
279/8
(28.2/32 ov, target 226)
164
South Africa won by 61 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Match centre 
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
South Africa279/8(48.2 overs)
West Indies164(28.2 overs)
Chris Gayle41 (24)
Dale Steyn3/27(5.2)
end of over 290 runs • 2 wicket
WI: 164/10CRR: 5.78 • RRR: 16.90 • Need 62 from 22b
Sulieman Benn0 (0)
Dale Steyn5.2-1-27-3
Morne Morkel5-0-36-0

10.45pm: Thanks for sticking with us through the delays, folks, that's your lot for tonight. We'll be back to bring you all-singing, all-dancing fingertip-tapping coverage of the second ODI on Sunday - until then, it's goodnight and good luck from Alex and myself. Cheerio

10.35pm: Here we go with the garlands, then. Mike Haysman calls up West Indies captain Jason Holder: "We made a start but lost our way in the middle. That's the nature of Chris, he's a counter-attacking batsman, he gave us a decent start but SA got the better of us. It's a problem we've been having for a period of time, we've got to try and correct it. [First captaincy taste] It's been pretty good, a good challenge, we felt they were getting away from us but managed to fight back. We need to cut out the bad balls and to rotate the strike a bit better next time."

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is named Man of the Match: "We did well after the first ten overs, it wasn't easy, credit to Hash. I'm a bit embarrassed with the Man-of-the-Match award, I thought David Miller played much better. But I've got to give myself some credit, it was good to get in and get some partnerships. [Miller] played like he was on a different wicket today, he was the best batter and played an exceptional knock. Morne van Wyk is an incredible player, we'd love to give him a go but he's not in the World Cup squad so we want to give those guys a go, JP Duminy, Rilee Roussouw. So I'll take it on the chin and keep until Quinton can come back. Rilee will be the extra top-order batsman, so he's getting some practice. Other than me taking the gloves, it's pretty much our first team. Everyone bowled well in partnerships, never easy bowling to guys like Gayle, Samuels, Sammy. The guys were mature, showed some variation, Immy was the stand-out but everyone around him bowled exceptionally well. Always a great crowd at the Bullring, we love entertaining in Johannesburg. West Indies can beat anyone on their day, we'll try and do the basics well for a long period of time and try to hit our straps."

10.25pm: So, Steyn ends up with three wickets, like Tahir and Philander, but there's no doubt that his first - Chris Gayle - was the most important. West Indies might have benefited from the rain reducing the number of overs they had to bat - and they've proved how much they love the short stuff, chasing 236 in 20 overs a few days ago - but no one could stick around after Gayle's brief burst first up. They did well to drag the game back after South Africa were 238 for 3 in the 40th over but reverted to type with the bat. All in all, a tough day for the debutant captain, Jason Holder. His counterpart, AB de Villiers, meanwhile finished with four catches and a stumping to sit alongside 81 runs.

28.2
w
Steyn to Taylor, OUT
there it is, dabs in the channel and nicks through to de Villiers! Steyn started the wicket-taking and he finishes it with two in two to give South Africa a 61-run win (D/L method)
JE Taylor c †de Villiers b Steyn 2 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
28.1
w
Steyn to Holder, OUT
length ball, another giddy swing, top-edged high, high, high into the sky... and David Miller takes an excellent catch back-pedalling in the covers. South Africa are almost home and hosed
JO Holder c Miller b Steyn 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Tahir off after one over, Steyn back

end of over 283 runs
WI: 164/8CRR: 5.85 • RRR: 15.50 • Need 62 from 24b
Jerome Taylor2 (5)
Jason Holder2 (5)
Morne Morkel5-0-36-0
Imran Tahir6-0-30-3

"Every time Imran Tahir gets a wicket, he waves to someone in the crowd, will cricinfo tell us who is he waving?" We would if we knew, Zain. Sadly, we are not omniscient, despite appearances

27.6
Morkel to Taylor, no run
135kph bouncer, at Taylor's bonce, he nods underneath it this time
27.5
2
Morkel to Taylor, 2 runs
Taylor hacks across the line against another bumper, top-edges the ball high over the keeper, fine leg runs around to collect
27.4
Morkel to Taylor, no run
back of a length outside off, backs away and throws the bat, misses
27.3
Morkel to Taylor, no run
banged in again, Taylor takes it on and this time wears the blow on his shoulder
27.2
Morkel to Taylor, no run
bouncer, Taylor has a swipe at it, doesn't connect... or does he? De Villiers asks to review. Nothing on Snicko or the audio, so we'll carry on, gentlemen
27.1
1lb
Morkel to Holder, 1 leg bye
dug in and rising to hit Holder on the body as he stays leg side

Back comes Morne Morkel

end of over 278 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 161/8CRR: 5.96 • RRR: 13.00 • Need 65 from 30b
Jason Holder2 (4)
Imran Tahir6-0-30-3
Dale Steyn5-1-27-1
26.6
w
Imran Tahir to Ramdin, OUT
tossed up a little straighter, Ramdin tries to heave to leg again, this straightens and clatters the stumps! Ramdin is done, played his slog-sweep over the top of the ball. Tahir does a baby-rocking celebration toward the stands
D Ramdin b Imran Tahir 31 (62m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 96.87
26.5
4
Imran Tahir to Ramdin, FOUR runs
floated up, full outside off, Ramdin goes down on one knee and proposes the ball head out towards deep midwicket, which it does, beating the fielder in the deep
26.4
1
Imran Tahir to Holder, 1 run
on the stumps, Holder works the ball to the leg side
26.3
1
Imran Tahir to Ramdin, 1 run
flat and sliding towards middle and leg, pulled via bat and some pad behind square
26.2
Imran Tahir to Ramdin, no run
tossed up outside off, skidding on and chopped into the ground, Tahir fields in his follow through

Yep, just six overs to bowl now. West Indies need 72 (so the target is revised to 225)

26.1
2
Imran Tahir to Ramdin, 2 runs
pushed through, Ramdin works the ball into a gap at midwicket and comes charging back for two

Imran Tahir is going to return, he has a couple of overs left, potentially. Seems like we may have lost another over, with that brief delay

end of over 265 runs
WI: 153/7CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 12.16 • Need 73 from 36b
Denesh Ramdin24 (27)
Jason Holder1 (3)
Dale Steyn5-1-27-1
Vernon Philander6-0-44-3

And now the umpires pull up the stumps, they're heading off, on come the groundsmen... Oh, hold up, it's a do-si-do, the players are being called back on, looks like the shower has swept through faster than you can say "West Indies have blown this". We're continuing apace.

25.6
1
Steyn to Ramdin, 1 run
touch short, drops back and guides one to third man

The rain is coming down again at Kingsmead... D/L par score at the end of this over is 187

25.5
1
Steyn to Holder, 1 run
good length, outside off, stabbed into the covers and Holder pinches one
25.4
Steyn to Holder, no run
puts it on a length around the line of off, Holder plays down the wrong line
25.3
1
Steyn to Ramdin, 1 run
short and around off stump, rolls the wrists on a pull through square leg

Danny got a clear view on that Russell dismissal: "Absolutely mindless batting!! Where have their brains gone to??"

Best performances - batsmen
AB de Villiers
81 runs (94)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
steered
13 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
159116116167
DA Miller
70 runs (68)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
on drive
23 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
02610726127
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
O
5.2
M
1
R
27
W
3
Eco
5.06
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Imran Tahir
O
6
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3579
Season2014/15
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days16 January 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Jonathan Carter
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Chris Broad