Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 for the third time in the series Gayle has played one on, after having scored 20 of the 21 runs on the board. Not the smartest of the shots, looks to cut, but it is too full and too straight for the shot. Add the slight shape into him, and Gayle has got himself out 21/2
    3.5 Morkel has struck! Richards has missed the review trick here, or has he? This is fuller, perhaps the first length ball Morkel has bowled to Richards, and he plays across the line, and is hit on the back leg. Everthing looks right with the appeal, except that it has hit him over the knee roll, which is pretty close to the stumps, so not much distance to travel. Richards has a word with Gayle, and decides against challenging that call. The replays show it would have hit the top of the stumps, so a good call from Taufel and from Richards 12/1
    37.6 awful batting from Deonarine, he has been asking to de dismissed since lunch. Just like in St Kitts, he has come out swinging since lunch, and this time chooses to pull a delivery that is not quite short enough. he misses it, and the ball kisses the outside of the off stump 105/5
    29.4 Kallis! What a catch! Nicely bowled too, there is dip there, drawing Chanders forward and making him reach out, then there is the turn that takes an edge, and then Kallis dives low to his left to puck it one-handed. I don't there was even half a second's time there 76/3
    31.4 Review! This one turns sharply, angling in towards leg stump, pitching middle and leg, and turning away sharply, past the bat, hitting him on the back leg, in front of middle and off. Height is good too. Taufel gives it not-out, Smith takes his time before making the T sign. Taufel doesn't really have any option but to overrule his own call. It's taking a long time. Taufel still in discussion with Asad Rauf. It's been more than a minute. Finally he crosses his arms, touches his shoulders, and raises his finger. Botha has struck in back-to-back overs 90/4
    66.1 and Bravo is gone first ball! Rush of blood to the head! Is he expecting a bouncer? Length ball outside off, Bravo's feet are rooted and he swings at it, the edge settles in Smith's lap, and another WI collapse immediately after a break continues 204/8
    60.5 this was coming! Another bouncer from Kallis, not as high as the previous one, Ramdin plays a weak hook, and the top edge carries to fine leg where Steyn takes a safe, low catch. Kallis has earned this wicket through some vicious bouncers 181/6
    62.3 so good old tailend wicket, soften 'em up, give them a wide one, and get an edge! Nice catch by Botha at gully 187/7
    73.5 and suddenly he plays a poor shot to prove me wrong! Reverse sweep of all of the injudicious shots! He is nowhere near pulling it off, the ball hits the back of the bat, then the glove, and then lobs to forward short leg. Anyway Benn did better than was expected of him 231/10
    68.6 this one seemed a matter of time, top pace, back of a length, slightly outside off, making Roach poke at him, and there is some extra bounce too. All he manages is an edge through to Boucher 207/9
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 7, w 5)
    231 all out (73.5 Overs, RR: 3.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Dale Richards, 3.5 ov), 2-21 (Chris Gayle, 4.6 ov), 3-76 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 29.4 ov), 4-90 (Brendan Nash, 31.4 ov), 5-105 (Narsingh Deonarine, 37.6 ov), 6-181 (Denesh Ramdin, 60.5 ov), 7-187 (Shane Shillingford, 62.3 ov), 8-204 (Dwayne Bravo, 66.1 ov), 9-207 (Kemar Roach, 68.6 ov), 10-231 (Sulieman Benn, 73.5 ov)
    DW Steyn1333732.8430
    M Morkel1024814.8000
    JH Kallis1213623.0020
    J Botha19.525642.8200
    PL Harris1934302.2600
    38.5 Benn gets his man! Extra bounce does it for him. He has worked hard for this one, Smith goes. Flighted outside off, in those foot marks, gets sharp turn and bounce, Smith who is looking to defend gets an inside edge onto the pad, and then a simple catch for forward short leg 122/4
    2.1 gone! Roach strikes! Not the best shot Petersen has played. Goes for the pull from outside outside off, and top-edges it towards square leg where Chanderpaul takes an easy catch 17/1
    10.1 what a loose shot! what a soft dismissal! Benn knows he has been lucky, and doesn't celebrate wildly. This is short, this is wide, we are looking at the point boundary, but he has hit it in the air, to backward point, Nash 41/2
    19.6 Bess and Gayle make me eat my words here! Maiden Test wicket for Bess! He has released pressure, and that means Harris is playing more shots, and plays at this back-of-a-length delivery well outside off, and the edge is safely taken by Gayle at first slip. High fives all around for Brandon 60/3
    46.6 arm ball! and he misjudges the line, leaving this one alone, this pitches just outside off (he perhaps thought this would land wider, which his not covering the stumps suggests), and then goes in with the angle, hitting the top of off stump. Replays show that might not have been an arm ball, just coming in with the angle 145/5
    100.1 short and wide, he goes for the cut, Benn's extra bounce gets a healthy edge, and Ramdin takes a nice catch, straightforward decision for Taufel 279/6
    not out
    119.6 Boucher is run out FInally. And Ramdin does his job this time. Mid-pitch collision! It was pushed towards left of mid-on. Prince jogged across. Boucher wasn't sure. Prince kept coming. Boucher took couple of steps down the track. Prince had his eyes all along at the ball. Boucher sees Prince and tries to cross the pitch and run that side of the turf. Mistake. Prince too takes the fatal turn at the same time. Clash! Boucher reels back and then its' too late. Everything depended on Ramdin who this time crouched to collect the throw on the bounce and break the stumps. Run out! Unlucky for Bouch who collided with Prince. 312/7
    126.3 Five-for for Benn! Dead plumb! It landed on the middle and leg and turned. Botha goes well back to defend and pushes inside the line. The ball turns past his poke and hits the back leg in front of middle. Very very easy decision for Taufel. Nice little moment for Benn 326/8
    131.1 What a ball! What a strike! Steyn has no clue what happenned there. Meanwhile Steyn and Benn get into trouble but first lets get the dismissal. It landed on a length around off and middle and cut towards the off. It hit the back pad and fell on the off stumps. Now for that drama 333/9
    134.4 Wicket no 6 for Benn. No one laughed derisively. No one spat. They all walk back quietly. It straightened just outside off and Morkel stabbed it to first slip. fine bowling performance from Benn. The light roller comes out. 346/10
    26 (b 5, lb 6, nb 8, w 7)
    346 all out (134.4 Overs, RR: 2.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alviro Petersen, 2.1 ov), 2-41 (Hashim Amla, 10.1 ov), 3-60 (Paul Harris, 19.6 ov), 4-122 (Graeme Smith, 38.5 ov), 5-145 (Jacques Kallis, 46.6 ov), 6-279 (AB de Villiers, 100.1 ov), 7-312 (Mark Boucher, 119.6 ov), 8-326 (Johan Botha, 126.3 ov), 9-333 (Dale Steyn, 131.1 ov), 10-346 (Morne Morkel, 134.4 ov)
    KAJ Roach2565922.3631
    BJ Bess906517.2227
    S Shillingford2528503.4000
    SJ Benn46.4138161.7300
    DJ Bravo27124301.5910
    CH Gayle21201.0000
    8.4 No 3 for Steyn. What a ripper! It not only kicked up short of length but curved in as well. Gayle was done in by both the bounce and the movement. He tried to take the bottom-hand of the handle and stabbed out at it. The ball shaped in, kissed the gloves and went to Boucher. Roar of Joy from Steyn. What a day he has had. West Indies wobbling here. 36/3
    4.4 There comes the rash shot. Steyn roars. . It was the bouncer that came into Richards who went for the pull but was cramped by the inward movement. He ended up playing a very weak pull. The ball lobbed behind square-leg and Petersen runs back to take it lunging forward. Gayle was constantly talking to Richards through the brief innings but it hasn't done much 27/1
    4.5 Deonarine has combusted spontaneously immediately on arrival. What a poor shot. It seems to be a pattern with him. Pity. It was a full delivery outside off and Deonarine goes for the expansive square drive away from the body. But they had placed a short cover point exactly for that! Why would you play that shot? What a brain freeze. 27/2
    not out
    26.3 it drifted in from round the stumps and spun away from Nash who poked at it. Fatal poke. The edge takes the ball to Kallis. Four down and struggling here. 70/4
    29.3 Turn, bounce and gone! What a wickedly-delicious delivery! It was delivered from round the stumps, landed on middle and leg and turned. And bounced. Bravo was squared-up and tried to play it with soft hands. The ball made contact with the bat, fell in front and back spun between his legs! And it fell on the stumps. Bravo is aghast. Harris pumps his fist. Boucher is delirious. 74/5
    30.4 Ramdin doesn't last long. Not a surprise. It was the top spinner from round the stumps. It was full in length but Ramdin goes back and tries to cut. Mistake. Huge mistake. Edge and gone! 75/6
    54.4 Dead plumb! Shilly's valiant resistance ends. It was really quick and straightened a touch. Well , at least it didn't spin in as much as Shilly thought. It tilted in slightly and perhaps, hurried and surprised by the pace, he pushed inside the line and it brushed the front pad and hit the back leg. Enter Sulieman Benn! 128/7
    61.2 Watch the off stump. It has been knocked out of earth. Morne went round the stumps for this ball and did the damage. The shiny side was held outside. The ball landed on a length around off and moved towards the off stump. Benn stabbed out it, late in getting forward - in fact he doesn't get forward and pushes out at it - and met thin air. Clatter! 151/8
    63.6 Just one more now. It was a very full delivery outside off and Roach, as we have seen him today, preferred to hang back. Mistake. He then tries to come forward but is too late. He is not in great position when he goes for the off drive and edges it behind. 161/9
    65.1 And he is out first ball. It was the short one outside off, kicking up from short of length and Bess stabs it to low to second slip. South Africa need just 47 runs to polish this off. 161/10
    6 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3, w 1)
    161 all out (65.1 Overs, RR: 2.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Dale Richards, 4.4 ov), 2-27 (Narsingh Deonarine, 4.5 ov), 3-36 (Chris Gayle, 8.4 ov), 4-70 (Brendan Nash, 26.3 ov), 5-74 (Dwayne Bravo, 29.3 ov), 6-75 (Denesh Ramdin, 30.4 ov), 7-128 (Shane Shillingford, 54.4 ov), 8-151 (Sulieman Benn, 61.2 ov), 9-161 (Kemar Roach, 63.6 ov), 10-161 (Brandon Bess, 65.1 ov)
    DW Steyn1143633.2700
    M Morkel14.153332.3200
    PL Harris1633412.1200
    J Botha2054632.3002
    JH Kallis401002.5011

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

26,27,28,29 June 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 26 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 46/2 (GC Smith 35*, PL Harris 2*, 14 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Jun - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 285/6 (AG Prince 55*, MV Boucher 4*, 104 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 134/7 (S Chanderpaul 57*, SJ Benn 4*, 57 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Jun - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 49/3 (8.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Benn suspended for antics in third Test

    Sulieman Benn, the West Indies left-arm spinner, has been suspended for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's third Test match against South Africa in Barbados

  • South Africa want disciplinary action against Benn

    South Africa have asked the ICC to take disciplinary action against West Indies left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn following his altercation with Dale Steyn during the third Test in Barbados

  • Steyn and Roach fined for disciplinary run-ins

    Dale Steyn and Kemar Roach were fined 100% and 50% of their match fees respectively after being found guilty of breaching the ICC code of conduct during the third Test between West Indies and South Africa in Barbados

  • Gayle keen to continue as West Indies captain

    Chris Gayle is keen on continuing as West Indies captain despite the team's dismal run of form over the past few years culminating in a 0-2 reversal in the home Tests against South Africa

  • Steyn, Gayle play down mid-pitch hostilities

    Man-of-the-series Dale Steyn and West Indies captain Chris Gayle played down the mid-pitch hostilities that threatened to go out of hand during the course of the third Test between West Indies and South Africa

South Africa 4th innings Partnerships

1st14GC SmithAN Petersen
2nd15HM AmlaAN Petersen
3rd16JH KallisHM Amla
4th4JH KallisAB de Villiers