result
3rd T20I (N), Durban, Jan 14 2015, West Indies tour of South Africa
(19/20 ov, target 196)126
South Africa won by 69 runs
player of the match
Morne van Wyk
South Africa
1:26
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Van Wyk century leads SA to consolation win

Morne van Wyk's maiden international century set up a 69-run win for South Africa to deny West Indies a series whitewash

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Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
South Africa195/3(20 overs)
West Indies126/10(19 overs)
end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 126/10CRR: 6.63 • RRR: 70.00 • Need 70 from 6b
Kieron Pollard20 (23)
Marchant de Lange4-0-26-2
Kyle Abbott3-0-14-0

9.30pm: Right, that's it for tonight, we'll be back to bring you the ODI series, starting on Friday. Thanks for your comments, from Alex and I, cheerio.

9.20pm: Presentations time... South Africa captain Justin Ontong: "It's massive, we owe it to ourselves, we've played some outstanding cricket but Chris Gyale was just too good. Credit to West Indies, we gave them everything but they gave it back. Morne's hundred was great and I'm a proud skipper tonight. We were very hungry, we knew we'd let ourselves down i the last two games. All the best to the boys, I'm sure it will be a fascinating one-day series. We'd like to thank the fans as well."

Morne van Wyk is Man of the Match for his unbeaten 117: "Pretty amazing, really capped it off, contributing to a win like that. We came out and did ourselves proud and David Wiese really bowled well. There was a certain gentleman missing from their line-up, which probably gave our bowlers a chance. It slowed down a little bit and we bowled in the right areas. I spoke to Wiese and we thought the slower balls are holding up, we knew if one of us gets to the end we'd have a good total. A score in excess of 170 was going to be challenging. [Wiese's bowling] Well done to him, we needed something like and to take five wickets in four overs is a special effort."

Chris Gayle is named Man of the Series. Whodathunkit? He's not talking tonight, though. Here's West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "I've got to commend the boys on the way they played after the Test series loss. The first two games were a total team effort, we wanted to win tonight but we'll take the series win. We've said it time and time again, T20 is a format we're very experienced in, we have players playing all over the world - to have that experience in the dressing room, we can turn up and any given day someone can win a match for you. SA are very experienced [in ODIs], I'd like to wish the new captain Jason Holder the best. We have to gel together and give him full support."

9.15pm: So, this time the West Indies chase fizzled out, without some Gayle force at the top of the innings. South Africa's reservists have salvaged some pride, largely thanks to Morne van Wyk's maiden international hundred and a five-for from David Wiese.

18.6
W
de Lange to Cottrell, OUT

full and straight, bowled him! The stumps go zing as Cottrell is defeated all ends up, that finishes it off in style - South Africa win by 69 runs and pull back some respectability, losing the series 2-1

Sheldon Cottrell b de Lange 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.5
1
de Lange to Pollard, 1 run

pitched up around off stump, Pollard goes back and steers a single behind square

In comes Sheldon Cottrrell, the end nigh. Batsmen crossed, so Pollard on strike

18.4
W
de Lange to Nurse, OUT

full and straight, tries to get his feet out of the way... and chips to mid-on! He was set to hit down the ground but completely mistimed it, looped the ball up to Duminy

Ashley Nurse c Duminy b de Lange 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
18.3
de Lange to Nurse, no run

banged in short, too quick for Nurse, who ducks underneath it

18.2
1
de Lange to Pollard, 1 run

yorker from de Lange, well directed on off stump but Pollard spots it, nudges a single to midwicket

18.1
1
de Lange to Nurse, 1 run

slighlty short and in the channel, chops a single into the covers

De Lange to bowl the penultimate over. Is Pollard playing for red ink?

end of over 187 runs
WI: 123/8CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 36.50 • Need 73 from 12b
Ashley Nurse2 (2)
Kieron Pollard18 (21)
Kyle Abbott3-0-14-0
David Wiese4-0-23-5
17.6
1
Abbott to Nurse, 1 run

good length on off stump, Nurse plays an attractive-looking on drive for one

"Pollard is playing for a draw," chuckles Usman

17.5
1
Abbott to Pollard, 1 run

shortish, steps back and clumps down the ground with a horizontal bat, long-on collects

17.4
Abbott to Pollard, no run

rolls his fingers over the ball, wide in the channel and Pollard flails at it unsuccessfully

17.4
1w
Abbott to Pollard, 1 wide

very short from Abbott, miles over the batsman

17.3
2
Abbott to Pollard, 2 runs

length outside off, Pollard frees the arms and crunches towards long-off, the fielder has to run to his left, they'll get two

17.2
1
Abbott to Nurse, 1 run

slightly short and outside off, chops the ball hard through point to the sweeper

17.1
1
Abbott to Pollard, 1 run

full length outside off, Pollard leans out and dabs

Three overs (or two wickets) to go. Abbott back on, Ashley Nurse the new batsman

end of over 174 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 116/8CRR: 6.82 • RRR: 26.67 • Need 80 from 18b
Kieron Pollard14 (17)
David Wiese4-0-23-5
Aaron Phangiso4-0-23-1

Wiese returns excellent figures of 5 for 23 and SA are almost there

16.6
W
Wiese to Brathwaite, OUT

length ball on the stumps, Brathwaite spanks it straight to deep midwicket! That's five for Wiese... They've been trying to hit the cover off him all night but still West Indies are none the Wiese

Carlos Brathwaite c Hendricks b Wiese 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
16.5
1
Wiese to Pollard, 1 run

worked into the leg side, just one there

16.4
1
Wiese to Brathwaite, 1 run

goes full and around off stump, manages to flick this away to leg walking across his stumps

16.3
W
Wiese to Sammy, OUT

tries to cut but it's too close, top-edged to backward point! That's pretty much a wrap, Wiese has his fourth wicket, best bowling in T20Is. Had to manufacture the power, again the cutter coming back in, miscued to the edge of the circle

Daren Sammy c Ontong b Wiese 8 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.89
16.2
1
Wiese to Pollard, 1 run

fuller, taking all the pace off it, Pollard swings hard but doesn't time it, the ball dribbles through midwicket

16.1
1
Wiese to Sammy, 1 run

slower delivery, sits up but Sammy can only thrash one through the covers

Wiese to bowl out

end of over 166 runs
WI: 112/6CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 84 from 24b
Daren Sammy7 (7)
Kieron Pollard12 (15)
Aaron Phangiso4-0-23-1
Marchant de Lange3-0-23-0
15.6
1
Phangiso to Sammy, 1 run

tossed up and punched on the half-volley back down the ground - another single, but West Indies needs more than that. They've only scored two boundaries since the Powerplay

Best performances - batsmen
Morné van Wyk
MN van Wyk
114 runs (70)
9 fours
7 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
cover drive
31 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
7527123712410
Lendl Simmons
LMP Simmons
49 runs (31)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control53%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
581144269
Best performances - bowlers
David Wiese portrait
D Wiese
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
5
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
2W
Marchant de Lange player portrait
M de Lange
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of South Africa
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Morne van Wyk
Morne van Wyk
Player Of The Series
Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
Series resultWest Indies won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20 No. 415
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.25, Interval 19.25-19.45, Second Session 19.45-21.10
Match days14 January 2015 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Dennis Smith
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle