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4th ODI, Roseau, May 30 2010, South Africa tour of West Indies
(50 ov)304/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets
player of the match
Hashim Amla
South Africa
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• The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Amla century makes it 4-0 for South Africa

Some inept West Indian fielding towards the end, and lack of intensity in pushing for an unlikely win, let them down and it was left to AB de Villiers to steer the more deserving team home

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Scorecard summary
West Indies303/6(50 overs)
South Africa304/3(50 overs)
Hashim Amla129 (115)
end of over 503 runs
SA: 304/3CRR: 6.08 
AB de Villiers57 (64)
Jean-Paul Duminy32 (38)
Dwayne Bravo 7-0-41-1
Ravi Rampaul 9-0-58-0

South Africa extend their winning streak in one-dayers against West Indies to ten, and the Dominican crowd see their team go down for the fourth time in four matches at Windsor Park.

It became a lot closer than South Africa would have liked towards the end, especially after Hashim Amla's controlled hundred and Jacques Kallis' half-century had put them in command. de Villiers and Duminy couldn't find the boundaries for a long spell, and the match could well have ended in West Indies' favour if the Bravo brothers had accepted one of the chances offered to them by Duminy. de Villiers picked off 18 runs off a Pollard over to seemingly settle the issue but three dot balls when one was needed off four took the game to the final delivery.

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Gayle: "I'm very disappointed, credit to Bravo for the way he bowled the final over. We got 300, but I felt we were still 30 short given the start we got. Amla's batting also took the game away from us. It's heart-breaking for the fans, such a big turnaround for which I thank the fans. Very disappointing in the middle, too many dot deliveries. Benn didn't have nay injury, we asked him to do a job and he couldn't deliver so it doesn't make any sense. "

Gayle sounded pretty emotional there, used the word 'disappointed' at least six times, and had some very harsh words for Sulieman Benn.

Smith: "Very happy to have chased 300-plus. We were perhaps a bit conservative towards the end, but Hashim was excellent and it good to win."

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match. "I try and keep the ball on the ground if the game allows it, when the form is good things seem to fall in place."

The final game of the series is on Thursday. Join us then to see whether South Africa can pull off yet another clean-sweep against West Indies. That's it from us for now, good night and thanks for all the mails.

49.6
1
Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run

4-0 to South Africa after a madcap finale, de Villiers swings the final ball to Darren Sammy at midwicket, who fumbles it, takes a few strides to collect it and then misses the stumps from a few yards out as de Villiers scrambles to make his ground, de Villiers isn't celebrating he's just relieved at the victory

Bravo runs in and goes through his bowling action but doesn't let go of the bowl, he starts walking back to his mark

49.5
Bravo to de Villiers, no run

the crowd goes bonkers as the game heads to the final ball, another wide yorker which de Villiers can't hit

49.4
Bravo to de Villiers, no run

full and very wide, de Villiers thinks it should be called a wide after he fails to reach it, he has a wry grin when the umpire makes no call

49.3
Bravo to de Villiers, no run

fullish ball is driven firmly to Pollard at mid-on, no run taken

49.2
1lb
Bravo to Duminy, 1 leg bye

appeal for lbw, but that one pitched outside leg, the ball rolls off the pads towards short third man, the scores are now level

49.1
1
Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run

full and wide, de Villiers backs away and drives it towards Gayle at cover

Dwayne Bravo to bowl the final over

end of over 494 runs
SA: 301/3CRR: 6.14 RRR: 3
AB de Villiers55 (59)
Jean-Paul Duminy32 (37)
Ravi Rampaul 9-0-58-0
Kieron Pollard 9-0-58-1
48.6
1
Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run

a yorker from Rampaul, de Villiers punches it to mid-off to leave South Africa needing three runs off the final over

48.5
Rampaul to de Villiers, no run

de Villiers was in a hurry to finish off the match, charges out of the crease but isn't sure how to play a shortish ball from Rampaul, he swishes at it but misses

48.4
1
Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run

down the leg side again, easily helped to fine leg for a single

48.3
Rampaul to Duminy, no run

a low full toss on offstump is driven back to the bowler

48.2
1
Rampaul to de Villiers, 1 run

a yorker heading down the leg side, de Villiers makes room and chops it towards cover

48.1
1
Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run

Duminy now tucks a length ball on middle to deep midwicket for a single

end of over 4818 runs
SA: 297/3CRR: 6.18 RRR: 3.5
AB de Villiers53 (56)
Jean-Paul Duminy30 (34)
Kieron Pollard 9-0-58-1
Ravi Rampaul 8-0-54-0
47.6
2
Pollard to de Villiers, 2 runs

de Villiers remains in imperious form, whipping the final ball of the over to deep midwicket for two more, that's 18 runs off the over

47.5
4
Pollard to de Villiers, FOUR runs

de Villiers brings up another half-century by backing away and crunching the ball over mid-off, that ball lands less than a yard inside the rope

47.4
2
Pollard to de Villiers, 2 runs

this is a much better delivery, on a length and heading for middle, flicked to deep midwicket for a couple

47.4
3w
Pollard to de Villiers, 3 wide

Pollard bowls this one from very wide, and he sprays it down the leg side to give away some free runs

47.3
4
Pollard to de Villiers, FOUR runs

de Villiers eases the nerves with a powerful sweep to deep square leg for four, no fielder had a chance of stopping that stroke

47.2
1
Pollard to Duminy, 1 run

Duminy gets off the strike by pushing the ball to extra cover, he's lived a charmed life

47.1
2
Pollard to Duminy, 2 runs

another drop, this was a far simpler chance at deep midwicket, Duminy mows it straight to Darren Bravo who grasses a sitter

end of over 4711 runs
SA: 279/3CRR: 5.93 RRR: 8.33
Jean-Paul Duminy27 (32)
AB de Villiers41 (52)
Ravi Rampaul 8-0-54-0
Kieron Pollard 8-0-40-1
46.6
1
Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run

guides the final ball of the over to third man for a single

Best performances - batters
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla SA
129 runs (115)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Shiv Chanderpaul
S Chanderpaul WI
66 runs (89)
3 fours
0 six
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
LL Tsotsobe SA
O
8
M
0
R
48
W
2
ECO
6
Charl Langeveldt
CK Langeveldt SA
O
8
M
0
R
59
W
2
ECO
7.37
Match details
Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of West Indies
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2984
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days30 May 2010 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
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Norman Malcolm
Reserve Umpire
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Clyde Duncan
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama