Player of the Match
Player of the Match

It's been an emphatic victory for West Indies on a rain-affected day. Their bowlers used the conditions well and had South Africa beaten at 12 for 6. Botha's cameo took them to 58 after 13 overs. The West Indies batsmen batted aggressively, wanting to knock off the target as soon as possible. The one positive for South Africa from this game is Dale Steyn's terrific fast-bowling form. The batsmen withered against his yorkers and it was a warning sign ahead of the Boxing Day Test.

However, today has been West Indies' day. Taylor was their best bowler and it was his first over in which he took three wickets that set up the victory. He's the Player of the Match today. "Jerome Taylor led the way and it was a fantastic bowling effort," said Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain.

It's been an eventful evening and refreshingly, the ball has dominated the bat, which is preciously rare for the Twenty20 format. That's about it from me today, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

Philander to Ramdin, FOUR runs, that's the victory, Ramdin seals it with a pull behind square for four more, West Indies have won by five wickets with 3.1 overs to spare
Philander to Ramdin, FOUR runs, excellent effort from Morkel, he dived full length as the ball was reaching the boundary and nearly pulled it in, Ramdin lofted that sweetly over mid-on and got West Indies within striking distance of the target
Philander to Ramdin, no run, defended off the back foot towards backward point
Philander to Ramdin, 1 wide, Philander strays down leg side, Ramdin moves towards the off side and tries to flick but misses
Philander to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul moves forward into a delivery that slants across him and drives towards the man on the sweeper boundary
Philander to Chanderpaul, no run, good length ball outside off, Chanderpaul cuts to Gibbs at point

Steyn will be almost impossible to match. Philander can only try as he replaces him.

9 | 5 Runs | WI: 50/5 (9 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.55, RRR: 2.25)

  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul7 (14b)
  • Denesh Ramdin4 (9b)
  • Albie Morkel1-0-5-0
  • Dale Steyn3-0-9-4
Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven of the front foot through covers for a single to bring up the fifty
Morkel to Chanderpaul, no run, tight line and length, Chanderpaul moves across his stumps, gets behind the line and defends, that would have fit right into a Test match
Morkel to Ramdin, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump, Ramdin chops down at it and runs the ball towards third man
Morkel to Ramdin, no run, Morkel finds the blockhole this time, Ramdin drives it right back at the bowler
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10BA ParchmentDS Smith
2nd22RS MortonDS Smith
3rd7S ChanderpaulRS Morton
4th2S ChanderpaulMN Samuels
5th0S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
6th19S ChanderpaulD Ramdin