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230dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Rossouw and Amla tons set up 4-1 series

A performance of all-round quality to match their huge win at the Wanderers ensured South Africa ended their season on a high with a 131-run win in Centurion in their final international before the World Cup

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
HM Amla
133(105) 11x4 - 6x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
15 22 15 13 21 8 8 31
RR Rossouw
RR Rossouw
132(98) 9x4 - 8x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
4 3 5 15 36 18 25 26

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
WD Parnell
O9
M0
R42
W4
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AD Russell
AD Russell
O8
M0
R85
W3
Eco10.62
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 4-1

Match number

Season

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 days

28 January 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Time for the presentation:

Jason Holder: We just let it slip in the middle and we didn't really bowl well. I've learn a lot and we didn't the rift boxes, we were't consistent and lost wickets at regular intervals. Our batsmen need to take responsibility and they need to bat till the end. A few guys will be coming in for the World Cup and I'm very confident of our chances. A lot of guys came here for the first time and it was a good learning tour.

Rossouw is the Man of the Match: It's very emotional for me and anyone scoring a hundred for his country will be emotional. I was feeling very relaxed and just in the zone and calm before the match. I've worked hard and lucky that it came off in Wanderers, today and many more to come. I try to be little disciplined initially and my natural games takes over later on. Amla's like a rock and and he makes me very calm at the other end. It doesn't matter how long it takes for a hundred as long as you get it.

Hashim Amla also the Man of the Series: Wonderful series and we played excellent cricket as the guys put their hands up. Rossouw is a wonderful player, it's difficult to stop him once he gets going, he's a clean striker of the ball. Nice to get the ball away while batting and set a platform with a partnership with Rossouw. We wanted to give a chance to everyone and Parnell put his hand up, Phangi bowled well too. While batting we were only trying to hit every ball for boundary and it turned out well. There was time in the series when we were under pressure but having everyone in a good nick is good for our chances in the World cup. Everybody is ready to go and hopefully we'll make it a special one for South Africa.

4-1 it is then and that's all we have from the the series, from the South African summer which comes to an end for international matches. Hope you all enjoyed every bit of it. Until next time, goodbye and good luck!

11pm Another convincing win for South Africa, another stellar performance, especially with the bat. West Indies came out with the right kind of attitude and four of their top five got good starts, but Phangiso kept it tight initially and Parnell struck later on at regular intervals to finally dismiss WI for 230. A couple of batsmen showed they were going to attack throughout, but the lower order could not resist for too long. It was always going to be tough after SA had put on a massive 361 in only 42 overs.

37.4
W
Behardien to Sammy, OUT, it's over, Behardien finishes it off as Sammy chops the ball onto his stumps. It was outside off with some room, Sammy wanted to cut it behind square off the back foot but got an edge to rattle his stumps

DJG Sammy b Behardien 27 (45m 25b 5x4 0x6) SR: 108.00

37.3
0
Behardien to Sammy, no run, good-length delivery outside off, pushed back to the bowler
37.3
1w
Behardien to Sammy, 1 wide, strays down the leg side for a wide
37.2
0
Behardien to Sammy, no run, short of length around off, he defends it back
37.1
2
Behardien to Sammy, 2 runs, he tries to whip the ball on leg but gets a top edge and it falls safely well before deep midwicket, enough time for two

Behardien comes back

END OF OVER:
37 | 2 Runs | WI: 227/9 (135 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.13, RRR: 27.00)

  • Sheldon Cottrell2 (8b)
  • Darren Sammy25 (21b)
  • Kyle Abbott7-0-59-2
  • Marchant de Lange8-0-34-1
36.6
2
Abbott to Cottrell, 2 runs, pushes at the length delivery outside off, it's gone in the gap and Sammy asks 'soldier' to come back for the second. Bit of fumble at third man ensures they get a second
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0CH GayleN Deonarine
2nd77N DeonarineDR Smith
3rd4N DeonarineMN Samuels
4th91MN SamuelsD Ramdin
5th4D RamdinAD Russell
6th1AD RussellJL Carter
7th19DJG SammyAD Russell
8th0DJG SammyJO Holder
9th18DJG SammyCR Brathwaite
10th16DJG SammySS Cottrell