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
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.
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.
Bravo runs in and goes through his bowling action but doesn't let go of the bowl, he starts walking back to his mark
the crowd goes bonkers as the game heads to the final ball, another wide yorker which de Villiers can't hit
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
fullish ball is driven firmly to Pollard at mid-on, no run taken
appeal for lbw, but that one pitched outside leg, the ball rolls off the pads towards short third man, the scores are now level
full and wide, de Villiers backs away and drives it towards Gayle at cover
Dwayne Bravo to bowl the final over
a yorker from Rampaul, de Villiers punches it to mid-off to leave South Africa needing three runs off the final over
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
down the leg side again, easily helped to fine leg for a single
a low full toss on offstump is driven back to the bowler
a yorker heading down the leg side, de Villiers makes room and chops it towards cover
Duminy now tucks a length ball on middle to deep midwicket for a single
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
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
this is a much better delivery, on a length and heading for middle, flicked to deep midwicket for a couple
Pollard bowls this one from very wide, and he sprays it down the leg side to give away some free 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
Duminy gets off the strike by pushing the ball to extra cover, he's lived a charmed life
another drop>, this was a far simpler chance at deep midwicket, Duminy mows it straight to Darren Bravo who grasses a sitter
guides the final ball of the over to third man for a single