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
1y
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa stunned by red-hot West Indies

Twenty20 is meant to be a batsman's game, but try telling that to anyone present at Port Elizabeth as West Indies completed a five-wicket win with 19 balls to spare in a frantic match reduced to 13 overs a side by early rain

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Scorecard summary
South Africa58/8(13 overs)
West Indies60/5(9.5 overs)

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 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
8.2
2
Morkel to Ramdin, 2 runs
too full on the pads, Ramdin flicks towards Bodi at deep midwicket for two more
8.1
1
Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run
Chanderpaul moves across his stumps and pulls Morkel to deep square leg where Botha dives on the boundary to prevent the four

Morkel replaces Ntini.

end of over 83 runs
WI: 45/5CRR: 5.62 • RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 from 30b
Shivnarine Chanderpaul5 (11)
Denesh Ramdin1 (6)
Dale Steyn3-0-9-4
Makhaya Ntini3-0-16-0

Steyn's figures are the best for a South African in Twenty20s and the second best overall.

7.6
1
Steyn to Chanderpaul, 1 run
Steyn finishes his spell with a wide full toss, Chanderpaul reaches out for it and plays it to third man
7.5
1
Steyn to Ramdin, 1 run
Steyn looks for another yorker but bowls a fast full toss, Ramdin pushes it to the right of Duminy at mid-on and runs a risky single, if Duminy had hit at the bowler's end Ramdin would have been out
7.4
Steyn to Ramdin, no run
bowled shorter in length outside off stump, Ramdin lets it go
7.3
Steyn to Ramdin, no run
Steyn unleashes another yorker but Ramdin keeps it out
7.2
Steyn to Ramdin, no run
South Africa have missed a run-out, Ramdin pushes a slower ball to mid-on, Chanderpaul sets off from the non-striker's end but Ramdin sends him back, mid-on rushes in but misses the stumps at the bowlers end

The right-hander is now on strike. Steyn will be looking for the blockhole.

7.1
1
Steyn to Chanderpaul, 1 run
Chanderpaul moves across his stumps and flicks off his hips behind square

Steyn begins his final over. He's on a hat-trick. He has 4 for 6 after two overs. Can he get five?

Best performances - batsmen
J Botha
28 runs (22)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control52%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
411016132
RS Morton
20 runs (14)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
10 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
000041015
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
O
3
M
0
R
9
W
4
Eco
3.00
JE Taylor
O
3
M
1
R
6
W
3
Eco
2.00
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
Jerome Taylor
Series resultWest Indies led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 50
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days16 December 2007 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Gulam Bodi
Brenton Parchment
Umpires
Ian Howell
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Laurance Willemse
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle