Result
1st T20I (N), Port Elizabeth, Dec 16 2007, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
(13/13 ov)
58/8
(9.5/13 ov, target 59)
60/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
West Indies
WI Innings
Full commentary

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!

9.5
4
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
9.4
4
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
9.3
Philander to Ramdin, no run
defended off the back foot towards backward point
9.3
1w
Philander to Ramdin, 1 wide
Philander strays down leg side, Ramdin moves towards the off side and tries to flick but misses
9.2
1
Philander to Chanderpaul, 1 run
Chanderpaul moves forward into a delivery that slants across him and drives towards the man on the sweeper boundary
9.1
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.

end of over 95 runs
WI: 50/5CRR: 5.55 • RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 runs from 24b
Shivnarine Chanderpaul7 (14)
Denesh Ramdin4 (9)
Albie Morkel1-0-5-0
Dale Steyn3-0-9-4
8.6
1
Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run
driven of the front foot through covers for a single to bring up the fifty
8.5
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
8.4
1
Morkel to Ramdin, 1 run
good length ball outside the off stump, Ramdin chops down at it and runs the ball towards third man
8.3
Morkel to Ramdin, no run
Morkel finds the blockhole this time, Ramdin drives it right back at the bowler