Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    15.6 moves way too across, once too often, and leaves the stumps exposed and misses a full and straight delivery. leg stump gone, Miller clenches his fist. Time for drinks 89/1
    31.3 Oh well .. he is gone, eight short of the landmark . It was a full delivery, tailing into middle and leg and Amla could have flicked it anywhere. But he flicks it straight to short midwicket. What a soft dismissal! 168/2
    46.4 The slower one finally gets Kallis. He stayed back and went for the big hit over the off-side but ended up slicing it in the air to point. 85 from 89 balls. 276/4
    42.2 AB is gone, going for the big hit. He went for the big shot but couldn't clear long-off. Simple catch. Out for 41 239/3
    not out
    47.1 Trapped by the inswinging delivery.. It swung in to the leg and middle line and Alviro couldn't handle the inward movement. He couldn't get his bat in line. It would have hit the leg stump 278/5
    not out
    10 (b 1, lb 4, w 5)
    300/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-89 (Graeme Smith, 15.6 ov), 2-168 (Hashim Amla, 31.3 ov), 3-239 (AB de Villiers, 42.2 ov), 4-276 (Jacques Kallis, 46.4 ov), 5-278 (Alviro Petersen, 47.1 ov)
    JE Taylor905025.55242100
    R Rampaul805807.25218010
    DJ Bravo1006306.30193110
    NO Miller2.501916.7052010
    CH Gayle7.104105.72131110
    DJG Sammy502505.0080010
    KA Pollard803924.87161000
    10.2 And that ladies and gentlemen is the end of Gayle. Is it the end of the chase as well? West Indies have shown a sad tendency to meander aimlessly, if not collapse, once Gayle goes. It was a full-length delivery outside off and Gayle carved it low to short cover. 40/1
    27.6 The middle stump has been pegged back. Richards backed away to the leg side for the big hit through off but edged the full delivery to his stumps. He hobbles back to the pavilion. 119/3
    44.1 And he is gone first ball! Oh well .. he did try. It was the off break outside off stump, Sarwan tried to late cut it but got a thin edge 236/8
    17.5 Done in by the slower one! Deonarine had no idea. He leaned forward for the drive and pushed it so tamely to mid-off. 77/2
    43.6 And SA strike back. Huge wicket this. It was a full length delivery outside off and Bravo threw his hands at it .. The ball flew straight to Kallis at sweeper cover. Surely, game over now? 236/7
    38.1 Botha takes a superb catch at long-off. Pollard lofted it towards the deep, Botha ran in and flung himself forward to hang on to a good catch. The ball was dipping rapidly on him but he managed to get his palms under the ball. Windies need 119 from 71 balls. 182/4
    38.6 Clattterrr! Full in length and straight on the middle stump. Taylor goes for the big hoick across the line and misses. 189/5
    40.4 Ramdin is run out. He pushed it towards short midwicket and ran for the risky single. Miller grabbed the ball, took aim and fired. Bull's eye. 200/6
    not out
    47.6 Rampaul is run out It was a full pitched delivery and Sammy mistimes the drive to McLaren. Rampaul had backed up too far, trying to get the single that would have given Sammy the strike. McLaren stops the ball, turns and runs to break the stumps. Just one wicket left. What drama here. 283/9
    48.1 Pollard, the runner is run out Game over. SA have won. Sammy is crestfallen. Smith fires in the direct hit. It was a length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed out to covers.. and they run for the single that would bring Sammy on strike. It was always going to be tight. Smith picks it at short cover, and flicks it back hand and it's direct hit at the non-striker's end with Pollard just short of the crease. Pollard threw in a desperate dive but it was not to be. 283/10
    19 (b 1, lb 6, w 12)
    283 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 5.87)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Chris Gayle, 10.2 ov), 1-50* (Ramnaresh Sarwan, retired not out ), 2-77 (Narsingh Deonarine, 17.5 ov), 3-119 (Dale Richards, 27.6 ov), 4-182 (Kieron Pollard, 38.1 ov), 5-189 (Jerome Taylor, 38.6 ov), 6-200 (Denesh Ramdin, 40.4 ov), 7-236 (Dwayne Bravo, 43.6 ov), 8-236 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 44.1 ov), 9-283 (Ravi Rampaul, 47.6 ov), 10-283 (Nikita Miller, 48.1 ov)
    DW Steyn1005915.90323330
    LL Tsotsobe915315.88325210
    M Morkel9.125836.32285130
    R McLaren714105.85193040
    J Botha1005815.80221300
    JH Kallis30712.33120010

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

24 May 2010 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Ottis Gibson keen on batting coach

    Following a series of failed run-chases in the home series against South Africa, West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has identified the role of a batting coach as critical to his team's fortunes

  • South Africa edge home despite Sammy heroics

    A stunning late assault from Darren Sammy couldn't prevent South Africa sealing a 17-run victory set-up by fifties from Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis in a high-scoring game at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium

  • West Indies seek to bridge the gap

    While there is undeniable potential talent in the national squad, and one cannot rule out an improved performance in the second game, it seems more likely that South Africa will maintain the gulf in class between the two sides

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

40CH GayleDM Richards
10RR SarwanDM Richards
27N DeonarineDM Richards
42DM RichardsDJ Bravo
63DJ BravoKA Pollard
7DJ BravoJE Taylor
11DJ BravoD Ramdin
36DJG SammyDJ Bravo
0RR SarwanDJG Sammy
47DJG SammyR Rampaul
0DJG SammyNO Miller