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
Jerome Taylor
West Indies

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!

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

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

Philander to Ramdin, no run

defended off the back foot towards backward point

Philander to Ramdin, 1 wide

Philander strays down leg side, Ramdin moves towards the off side and tries to flick but misses

Philander to Chanderpaul, 1 run

Chanderpaul moves forward into a delivery that slants across him and drives towards the man on the sweeper boundary

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
Shivnarine Chanderpaul7 (14)
Denesh Ramdin4 (9)
Albie Morkel 1-0-5-0
Dale Steyn 3-0-9-4
Morkel to Chanderpaul, 1 run

driven of the front foot through covers for a single to bring up the fifty

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

Morkel to Ramdin, 1 run

good length ball outside the off stump, Ramdin chops down at it and runs the ball towards third man

Morkel to Ramdin, no run

Morkel finds the blockhole this time, Ramdin drives it right back at the bowler

Morkel to Ramdin, 2 runs

too full on the pads, Ramdin flicks towards Bodi at deep midwicket for two more

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.