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364dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

de Villiers steers South Africa to five-wicket win

South Africa cruised to a fourth straight victory in their one-day series against West Indies, thanks to a blistering 37-ball fifty from their captain, Graeme Smith, and a coolly compiled 77 from 86 balls from AB de Villiers

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
77(86) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 14 4 2 19 8 7 17
GC Smith
50(37) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
4 1 7 6 5 0 5 22

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O8.5
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nel
O10
M1
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

1 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this fourth one-dayer - and do join us for the fifth on Sunday. From Will Luke, Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

He's still got one more game, of course - on Sunday for the fifth one-dayer. West Indies fought hard with the bat, but they never looked like defending that total with their bowling attack - especially with the start Graeme Smith gave South Africa. There were a few needless wickets - in fact, Gibbs, Kallis, Duminy and de Villiers' wickets were all rather sloppy - but it allowed Pollock to hit the winning runs, and who would deny him that? Not I.

A super moment for Pollock who takes off his helmet and cheers to the crowd who all applaud him. He waves to each corner of the ground and there's a shot of his absolutely gorgeous wife. He's not yet weeping, but we all are, and off he goes into the dressing room.

47.5
4
Bravo to Pollock, FOUR runs, a wide full toss, carved past point for four! He's hit the winning runs in his final game on his home ground

OK. Here we go. He'll do it this time

47.4
0
Bravo to Pollock, no run, another slower ball. Pollock skips down the pitch and tries to slap this through the covers but complete mistimes it

Come on, Polly

47.3
0
Bravo to Pollock, no run, full, straight - is this it? No! It's meekly clunked to cover
47.2
0
Bravo to Pollock, no run, hammered back to Bravo who gets a finger on it...and there's no run!

Here we go again

47.1
0
Bravo to Pollock, no run, slower ball which raps him on his gloves! The drama, the tension, the excitement

Okay, Shaun, here you go. You can hit the winning runs. The crowd are all standing, waiting, cheering and clapping. This is his last one-dayer on his home ground here in Durban. The noise is electric

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs | SA: 262/5 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.57, RRR: 0.66)

  • Mark Boucher21 (23b)
  • Shaun Pollock17 (19b)
  • Jerome Taylor9-0-48-0
  • Daren Powell10-1-49-1
46.6
0
Taylor to Boucher, no run, well bowled. Speared into the blockhole and it's dug out

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st77HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd1JH KallisHH Gibbs
3rd41HH GibbsAB de Villiers
4th99JP DuminyAB de Villiers
5th10SM PollockAB de Villiers
6th38SM PollockMV Boucher