Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.2 chopped it on! Tossed up outside off, the ball skids on and Amla expects it to turn as he shapes to cut through the off side, he gets a inside edge on to the stumps 53/1
    16.4 Smith takes a middle stump guard and exposes his leg stump, Bravo bowls a yorker on the leg stump line and Smith fails to deflect it away to fine leg, the ball hits the base of the pad and Harper gives it out 91/2
    21.3 just a hint of doubt whether Sammy was in control of the ball long enough after taking the catch, Kallis cuts it on the up towards Sammy at point, the ball travels low and Sammy picks it inches off the turf, he caught it alright but he pushed the ball away after a couple of seconds, not exactly Gibbs in the 1999 World Cup but it looked clean enough on seeing the replay, Kallis lurked around for a few seconds and glanced at the umpire, he was prepared to walk and the umpire just checked with Sammy once again if it was clean - no arguments, settled 113/3
    43.2 well done, big man! de Villiers punches a full delivery past the bowler and down to long-off, de Villiers jogs the first run, isn't sure of the second, Steyn steps out of his crease for the second run but there's no communication, de Villiers too ambles out of his crease, then turns around but it was too late as Benn's throw shattered the middle stump 207/7
    31.6 chopped on again! Pollard gets it to angle inwards, Petersen tries to dab it towards third man but the ball skids through and takes the inside edge, not the best choice of shot 153/4
    34.2 as straightforward as it can get, Taylor bangs it in short again, this time down the leg side, Miller can't resist the pull but the ball lobs off his glove and Ramdin knew instantly he was history 162/5
    47.2 good reflexes by Bravo! Botha spoons a full delivery back to the bowler, it was hit firmly and Bravo barely had time to react but he cupped his hands just over his head and took it 224/10
    42.5 that drop didn't cost anything! Pollard pitches it up outside off and McLaren gets forward and ends up spooning it low to Richards at short cover 206/6
    43.6 yorker! See ya later! Rampaul fires an inswinging yorker and Steyn plays all over it, the ball hits the leg stump 207/8
    46.3 SA in danger of not playing out 50 overs here, Morkel plays a front-foot pull over midwicket and nearly clears the rope, Darren Bravo jogs to his left and takes it comfortably but inches from the rope 223/9
    not out
    2 (lb 2)
    224 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 4.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Hashim Amla, 9.2 ov), 2-91 (Graeme Smith, 16.4 ov), 3-113 (Jacques Kallis, 21.3 ov), 4-153 (Alviro Petersen, 31.6 ov), 5-162 (David Miller, 34.2 ov), 5-197* (Johan Botha, retired not out ), 6-206 (Ryan McLaren, 42.5 ov), 7-207 (AB de Villiers, 43.2 ov), 8-207 (Dale Steyn, 43.6 ov), 9-223 (Morne Morkel, 46.3 ov), 10-224 (Johan Botha, 47.2 ov)
    JE Taylor803914.87223000
    R Rampaul1004514.50303000
    SJ Benn1004324.30352200
    DJ Bravo8.204024.80242000
    DJG Sammy502805.6081000
    KA Pollard612734.50182000
    5.2 the six is followed by a poor shot! Langeveldt bowls it on a good length and angles it across the left-hander, Gayle stays rooted to the crease and slashes, gets a top edge which Kallis cups over his head at first slip 29/1
    11.4 terrific catch and it's Kallis again! Poor shot by Richards, he hangs his bat out hoping to dab it down to third man but plays it almost off the face of the bat to give catching practice to slip, Kallis falls to his left and cups it with both hands on the dive 59/2
    20.4 big blow for West Indies! Poor shot again by a West Indian batsman, comes over the wicket, Chanderpaul tries to run it down to third man despite a slip in place, catching practice for de Villiers 87/4
    13.1 that was plumb! Morkel comes round the wicket and fires it on a good length, Bravo's beaten for pace and the ball thuds his pads in front of middle, easy one for Harper 63/3
    23.4 brute of a delivery from Steyn! He bangs it in short and gives Bravo no option but to play at it, he takes his eyes off the ball, the ball lobs off his glove and de Villiers takes it easily, bowler and keeper know and Harper takes his time before giving it out 93/5
    29.1 the change in bowling works! Langeveldt bowls a good length ball outside off and Pollard has the width to work with but he fails to keep it down, he punches it on the up and Petersen takes it easily at backward point 116/6
    29.4 West Indies are losing the plot fast, Langeveldt fires it in full and fast outside off, Sammy shapes to drive, the bat hits the ground and the ball takes the outside edge close to the toe of the bat, de Villiers moves to his right and takes it 118/7
    not out
    29.5 looking at an early finish here, full and pushed towards mid-on off the full face of the bat, sets off for the run but doesn't show much urgency, Steyn moves to his left and aims at the stumps at the bowler's end, the third umpire is called upon and Sammy is a few inches short 118/8
    35.5 this time he finally connects but doesn't get the elevation over midwicket and McLaren does well to run forward from deep midwicket and takes it on the fall 147/9
    37.6 formalities are over and South Africa have won the series! Rampaul backs away and gets a top edge over cover, Botha runs backwards and takes the catch comfortably 157/10
    12 (b 4, lb 3, w 5)
    157 all out (38 Overs, RR: 4.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Chris Gayle, 5.2 ov), 2-59 (Dale Richards, 11.4 ov), 3-63 (Darren Bravo, 13.1 ov), 4-87 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 20.4 ov), 5-93 (Dwayne Bravo, 23.4 ov), 6-116 (Kieron Pollard, 29.1 ov), 7-118 (Darren Sammy, 29.4 ov), 8-118 (Jerome Taylor, 29.5 ov), 9-147 (Sulieman Benn, 35.5 ov), 10-157 (Ravi Rampaul, 37.6 ov)
    DW Steyn711912.71281010
    CK Langeveldt703034.28291210
    R McLaren503406.80122110
    M Morkel702143.00302000
    J Botha602904.83120020
    JH Kallis601712.83220000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0

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

28 May 2010 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • West Indies gave up too easily

    It is now impossible to see the West Indies recovering the spirit and confidence needed to challenge these South Africans in the remaining two ODIs and three Tests

  • South Africa brush aside hosts to take series

    South Africa wrapped up their sixth successive bilateral series against West Indies after their well-oiled pace machine steamrolled the home side on a barely responsive track in Dominica

  • 'Aggressive bowling won it for SA' - Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, has singled out his team's aggressive bowling as the factor that clinched a 67-run win in Dominica for the visitors and enabled them to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st29CH GayleDM Richards
2nd30S ChanderpaulDM Richards
3rd4S ChanderpaulDM Bravo
4th24S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
5th6DJ BravoKA Pollard
6th23DJG SammyKA Pollard
7th2DJG SammyD Ramdin
8th0JE TaylorD Ramdin
9th29SJ BennD Ramdin
10th10R RampaulD Ramdin