result
2nd T20I (N), Johannesburg, Jan 18 2008, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
(19.2/20 ov, target 132)134/6
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
36* (25) & 1/19
shaun-pollock
13y
• The Bulletin by Martin Williamson

Pollock signs off a centre-stage winner

Shaun Pollock bowed out of international Twenty20 cricket in style, leading South Africa to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in the second Twenty20 international at The Wanderers after his side had seemed on course for defeat with four overs remaini

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Scorecard summary
West Indies131/7(20 overs)
South Africa134/6(19.2 overs)

And South Africa win by four wickets, levelling the Twenty20 series at 1-1, and setting up the one-dayers rather nicely too. It was a cracking game, as Makhaya Ntini and Shaun Pollock both bowled superbly in their opening spells, ripping out the West Indies top-order. West Indies fought back well with Dwayne Bravo smacking 24 from 17...and in chasing 132, South Africa lost both their openers to Jerome Taylor. Darren Sammy was at his economical best, too, picking up 3 for 21...but ultimately, Pollock's experience was the difference, launching 36 from 25 balls.

Join me, Will Luke, and Martin Williamson, for the first one-dayer on Sunday morning at Centurion. For now, it's good night, and keep dancing.

19.2
4
Edwards to Morkel, FOUR runs

uppercut down to third man for four and there's the game for South Africa

That was a horrific stroke in the circumstances. All he needs to do is get bat on it, and run

19.1
Edwards to Morkel, no run

swing and a miss from Morkel! Not close to bowling him there, either

OK. Edwards to bowl the last over

end of over 1918 runs
SA: 130/6CRR: 6.84 RRR: 2.00
Albie Morkel24 (14)
Shaun Pollock36 (25)
Marlon Samuels 3-0-24-1
Fidel Edwards 3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Samuels to Morkel, 1 run

mowed into the deep

18.5
4
Samuels to Morkel, FOUR runs

too short, cut behind square for four. Just too short and wide, and he played it really calmly

18.4
Samuels to Morkel, no run

loose stroke from Morkel, trying to clatter one over midwicket but it was too fast and full

7 needed from 9 balls. It's suddenly a walk in the park for South Africa

18.3
1
Samuels to Pollock, 1 run

calmly guided out to backward point

18.2
6
Samuels to Pollock, SIX runs

this is huge! Straight down the ground from Pollock, just easing it over the bowler's head. The crowd strain their necks as they watch it sail over their heads

Monstrous shot that is

18.1
6
Samuels to Pollock, SIX runs

pang! That's out the ground. Too straight, Pollock plants his front foot and dispatches it over square leg for six

20 needed from the final 12 balls

Samuels jogs in...and jogs out. Bit of showmanship there from Samuels, and he's booed in the Bullring

end of over 1810 runs
SA: 112/6CRR: 6.22 RRR: 10.00
Albie Morkel19 (11)
Shaun Pollock23 (22)
Fidel Edwards 3-0-18-0
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-25-0
17.6
Edwards to Morkel, no run

well bowled - much fuller this time and he can't make any of it

17.5
6
Edwards to Morkel, SIX runs

what a shot that is! A remarkable short-arm punch, over the top, for six. It was nothing more than a short-arm pick-up

17.4
1lb
Edwards to Pollock, 1 leg bye

it's all going off. Chaos and disharmony rule. A full toss, zeroing in on his pads, they steal a single and Edwards falls over, as does Morkel

17.3
1
Edwards to Morkel, 1 run

smacked down the ground. A full toss, slapped to long-on

17.2
1
Edwards to Pollock, 1 run

superb ball, swinging into Pollock who can only jab this out, off the toe-end of the bat, and run a single. Excellent bowling, it really is

17.1
1
Edwards to Morkel, 1 run

full toss, slapped square of the wicket but only for a single

Excellent over for South Africa, but is it too late? You have to wonder why they didn't "go big" two overs ago.

end of over 1713 runs
SA: 102/6CRR: 6.00 RRR: 10.00
Shaun Pollock22 (20)
Albie Morkel11 (7)
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-25-0
Marlon Samuels 2-0-6-1
16.6
2
Rampaul to Pollock, 2 runs

he hits this down the ground but doesn't really commit to the stroke. It's a limp, indecisive punch over the top

32 from 19 needed

16.5
2
Rampaul to Pollock, 2 runs

Pollock skips down the pitch before flicking it through midwicket for two

He reminds me a touch of Lance Klusener this bloke. With a touch more elegance

16.4
1
Rampaul to Morkel, 1 run

just on his off stump, he angles it down to third man

16.3
6
Rampaul to Morkel, SIX runs

wow - he has hit that with tremendous power. What timing too. Nothing more than a pick-up off his legs and it sailed for six

16.2
1
Rampaul to Pollock, 1 run

slashed to point and they jog a single...and he should be run out here, but the throw's wide! Not the best of throws from Chanderpaul

16.1
1
Rampaul to Morkel, 1 run

very full, swinging back into Morkel who jabs it out to point

South Africa look lost, to be honest. No intent in that last over, good though it was bowled by Samuels. They need to go berserk from now on

Best performances - batters
Shaun Pollock profile
SM Pollock SA
36 runs (25)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
8 runs
0 four
1 six
006822810
Albie Morkel
JA Morkel SA
28 runs (16)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
083011213
Best performances - bowlers
Daren Sammy portrait
DJG Sammy WI
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
Makhaya Ntini, player portrait
M Ntini SA
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
Match details
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 51
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days18 January 2008 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Justin Ontong
Justin Ontong
Rawl Lewis
Rawl Lewis
Umpires
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Brian Jerling
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Ian Howell
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Zed Ndamane
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath