tries the ramp but misses. That was very full and just missed leg stump too
Well, well the series has been levelled in emphatic fashion. A bowling line-up that looked clueless just a day back hits back brilliantly to keep the opposition quiet. It's 1-1 in the T20I series now, so don't forget to join us for the third game as both teams seek a series lead. Until then, good night and take care!
Jared: "With all the talk about SA needing an extra bowler, the 5 man bowling attack worked out for them today." --- It did, but going in with just five bowling options is always risky.
Camper: "As polite and well spoken as Fabian Allen is, he is a true killer on the field..especially with the bat."
Here's Temba Bavuma with his straight face despite a win: "Guys came with an open mind, and had to be brave. We have been good in the first six overs, but in the end, we weren't able to capitalise. All in all, the score we put on was a par score. Shamsi and George were amazing; for a captain, it makes things a lot easier. We always go to our pace bowlers, and the conditions needed to mix it up."
Kieron Pollard has this to say after his batting line-up under-performed: "We know South Africa would come hard. It was just a matter of bowling good balls, and we were pretty happy with 166. It was a matter of playing smart cricket. We lost three wickets from the seventh to the 11th over. We are not going to hide away from the fact, but will continue to play aggressive cricket because that is our strength. McCoy taking the responsibility of bowling the death overs matters, lot of positives for us."
Linde is the Player of the Match, as he wears half a smile: "I just went back to the basics, and it worked for me. It was my day, and Shamsi has been exceptional for us. We had a hard look at ourselves, and luckily today, it worked for us. Today it was a lot slower and turned as well, and I'm always happy with that."
alaithiran: "Are we seeing what happens when you play two days back to back? " --- But to be fair, both teams did that; and with the same XI too.
Karthik Arumuga: "Ngidi has been very disappointing on both matches. Such a weak link. "
5.42pm An incredible day of cricket comes to an end. A game that ebbed and flowed finally went to South Africa by 16 runs. You always got the feeling that the visitors were at least 20 short despite that rollicking start, yet that proved enough. West Indies also began well with the bat, but lost the momentum once Lewis was dismissed. Linde and Shamsi turned it around - in every sense of the term - as the series now sits level at 1-1. The moment 31 for 0 became 70 for 5, it smelled of disaster for West Indies, who've now shown us two contrasting displays with the bat.
Sinclair the last man
pins him leg before to end the entertainment. Gets that yorker on middle on target, as Allen swings for the hills but misses. The ball hits his back pad on the full, and no umpire could have ever given that not out
six number three in the over! Flat and furious over long-on, with Allen getting it off the bottom of the bat this time as Ngidi again went full on middle and off
and it is a wide now. Full length and far away from the batter, who leaves it alone
drives this full ball outside off away from his body, and gets an inside edge to short fine leg. West Indies can't win this now bar no-balls and wides
two in a row!. This time smashed over deep midwicket by swinging his arms to this ball in the slot on off, and bang
and Allen gets the first of those. Swung away hard and far over long-on by clearing his front leg and standing deep in his crease to this length ball on off
Six sixes required to win. Ngidi over the wicket.
that's another dot, as McCoy can't get bat to ball to this fuller ball wide of off as Nortje persists in his search of yorkers
gets that bottom edge off this full ball outside off, and tries to set off for a single but can't get away
another full length ball outside off, and missed again on his drive
and de Kock shows some awareness here. Almost falling back while collecting the ball after McCoy missed that very full ball outside off, he heard the batters' call for a bye and hit the stumps bang at his end
another full-toss, but this was on middle and leg. Pushed to deep midwicket on the bounce
full-toss a little wide of off while looking for the yorker, and driven fiercely to deep point
38 needed from 12 balls. Nortje over the wicket.
McCoy is the new man
full-toss on middle and leg, and Bravo just about fails to clear deep midwicket. Cleared his front leg out of the way to make room to this scrambled seam ball, but couldn't get it away this time. Rabada is relieved, and so are South Africa. Phew, some over that one!
Bravo makes room, goes for the heave but gets an outside edge to third man. Good length ball on middle and off, and Bravo simply swung for the mountains. What an over for West Indies here!
digs this very full ball on off to long-on, and it comes off the bottom of the bat
and hammered over long-off this time!. This time bowled at 140kph, Rabada bowls a length ball on off to allow Allen a big swing
Miller had to fetch the ball from beyond the boundary
clobbered over long-on. In the slot on off stump, and Allen swings his bat by picking that slower ball from Rabada. Free swing of the arms there, and bang! Still in the game, West Indies
flicks this full ball on middle and off to deep square leg
Something from Sampath: Just the second time Dwayne Bravo is batting at No.9 in T20s. He batted for CSK earlier this year against RR. No other player with 6000+ T20 career runs has batted at No.9 or lower.
another full length ball on off, and driven to long-on by closing the face of the bat