Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
114(70) 9x4 - 7x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 31 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
7 5 27 12 37 12 4 10
LMP Simmons
LMP Simmons
49(31) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 8 11 4 4 2 6 9

Best performances - Bowlers

D Wiese
O4
M0
R23
W5
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M de Lange
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

West Indies won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.25, Interval 19.25-19.45, Second Session 19.45-21.10

Match days

14 January 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Alan Gardner

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 126/10 (70 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 70.00)

  • Kieron Pollard20 (23b)
  • Marchant de Lange4-0-26-2
  • Kyle Abbott3-0-14-0

9.30pm: Right, that's it for tonight, we'll be back to bring you the ODI series, starting on Friday. Thanks for your comments, from Alex and I, cheerio.

9.20pm: Presentations time... South Africa captain Justin Ontong: "It's massive, we owe it to ourselves, we've played some outstanding cricket but Chris Gyale was just too good. Credit to West Indies, we gave them everything but they gave it back. Morne's hundred was great and I'm a proud skipper tonight. We were very hungry, we knew we'd let ourselves down i the last two games. All the best to the boys, I'm sure it will be a fascinating one-day series. We'd like to thank the fans as well."

Morne van Wyk is Man of the Match for his unbeaten 117: "Pretty amazing, really capped it off, contributing to a win like that. We came out and did ourselves proud and David Wiese really bowled well. There was a certain gentleman missing from their line-up, which probably gave our bowlers a chance. It slowed down a little bit and we bowled in the right areas. I spoke to Wiese and we thought the slower balls are holding up, we knew if one of us gets to the end we'd have a good total. A score in excess of 170 was going to be challenging. [Wiese's bowling] Well done to him, we needed something like and to take five wickets in four overs is a special effort."

Chris Gayle is named Man of the Series. Whodathunkit? He's not talking tonight, though. Here's West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "I've got to commend the boys on the way they played after the Test series loss. The first two games were a total team effort, we wanted to win tonight but we'll take the series win. We've said it time and time again, T20 is a format we're very experienced in, we have players playing all over the world - to have that experience in the dressing room, we can turn up and any given day someone can win a match for you. SA are very experienced [in ODIs], I'd like to wish the new captain Jason Holder the best. We have to gel together and give him full support."

9.15pm: So, this time the West Indies chase fizzled out, without some Gayle force at the top of the innings. South Africa's reservists have salvaged some pride, largely thanks to Morne van Wyk's maiden international hundred and a five-for from David Wiese.

18.6
W
de Lange to Cottrell, OUT, full and straight, bowled him! The stumps go zing as Cottrell is defeated all ends up, that finishes it off in style - South Africa win by 69 runs and pull back some respectability, losing the series 2-1

SS Cottrell b de Lange 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5
1
de Lange to Pollard, 1 run, pitched up around off stump, Pollard goes back and steers a single behind square

In comes Sheldon Cottrrell, the end nigh. Batsmen crossed, so Pollard on strike

18.4
W
de Lange to Nurse, OUT, full and straight, tries to get his feet out of the way... and chips to mid-on! He was set to hit down the ground but completely mistimed it, looped the ball up to Duminy

AR Nurse c Duminy b de Lange 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

18.3
0
de Lange to Nurse, no run, banged in short, too quick for Nurse, who ducks underneath it
18.2
1
de Lange to Pollard, 1 run, yorker from de Lange, well directed on off stump but Pollard spots it, nudges a single to midwicket
18.1
1
de Lange to Nurse, 1 run, slighlty short and in the channel, chops a single into the covers

De Lange to bowl the penultimate over. Is Pollard playing for red ink?

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st48LMP SimmonsDR Smith
2nd12MN SamuelsLMP Simmons
3rd8LMP SimmonsADS Fletcher
4th3DJ BravoADS Fletcher
5th13DJ BravoKA Pollard
6th16KA PollardAD Russell
7th14DJG SammyKA Pollard
8th2KA PollardCR Brathwaite
9th9KA PollardAR Nurse
10th1KA PollardSS Cottrell