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South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Cape Town, , Jan 02 2008 - Full Scorecard

2nd Test, Cape Town, January 02 - 05, 2008, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
243 & 262
(T:185) 321 & 186/3

South Africa won by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match
West Indies 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
c McKenzie b Nel4649962293.87
c †Boucher b Steyn317200017.64
c Ntini b Kallis2338562060.52
c †Boucher b Ntini511442047035.41
not out 652233156029.14
c Kallis b Ntini0410000.00
lbw b Steyn2155672038.18
b Steyn012000.00
c & b Steyn814221057.14
c Kallis b Nel0814000.00
c de Villiers b Nel2790028.57
Extras(b 5, lb 10, nb 8, w 1)24
TOTAL92 Ov (RR: 2.64, 419 Mins)243
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Daren Ganga, 4.5 ov), 2-71 (Runako Morton, 15.5 ov), 3-77 (Chris Gayle, 20.1 ov), 4-183 (Marlon Samuels, 62.3 ov), 5-185 (Dwayne Bravo, 64.4 ov), 6-220 (Denesh Ramdin, 81.4 ov), 7-220 (Rawl Lewis, 81.5 ov), 8-237 (Jerome Taylor, 86.4 ov), 9-241 (Daren Powell, 89.5 ov), 10-243 (Fidel Edwards, 91.6 ov)
4.5 to D Ganga, gone! That's a cracker from Steyn, bowling a good line outside off. Ganga was a little tentative coming forward to defend, the ball taking a thick outside edge and Boucher took a good catch diving to his right. 12/1
81.4 to D Ramdin, and that shows the value of putting the ball on the spot, full, swinging and Ramdin plays all round it as he looks to flick into the on side. So out that the appeal is also unnecessary.. 220/6
81.5 to RN Lewis, two in two ... full and swinging and Lewis contributes to his own demise with a limp poke across the line as his off stump is sent flying. 220/7
86.4 to JE Taylor, a classic fast bowler's dismissal. A good, straight bouncer and Taylor is squared up, the ball ballooning gently back to Steyn who takes it comfortably. 237/8
62.3 to MN Samuels, there's the breakthrough and not before time for South Africa. Outside off, demanding a stroke, and holds its line from wide of the crease. Excellent ball at the start of a new spell, and Boucher accepts the catch gleefully. The end of a very mature innings from Samuels, but he'll be disappointed not to have gone on further. 183/4
64.4 to DJ Bravo, perfect from Ntini! Full and straight, and angling in towards the edge of a limp bat. A regulation edge is taken with a tumble at slip, and suddenly West Indies are in a bit of strife. 185/5
20.1 to CH Gayle, superb catch by McKenzie in the gully - that's a nice way to mark your return after three-and-a-half years. Full length from Nel, and Gayle's lack of footwork made the difference as he squirted a limp drive into the gap between the slips and gully, who made good ground to his right. 77/3
89.5 to DBL Powell, outside off stump, Powell limply pokes at it and Kallis takes a regulation catch at second slip. 241/9
91.6 to FH Edwards, straight and Edwards squared up, a thick edge flies to de Villiers at third slip. Edwards ends up on the floor as Nel celebrates.. 243/10
15.5 to RS Morton, gone, and you have to say that was coming. Morton's strokeplay has been adventurous to the point of recklessness, and this time he mistimes a swipe down the ground, and picks out Makhaya Ntini at a deepish mid-off. 71/2
South Africa 1st Innings 
c †Ramdin b Taylor28691102040.57
c Gayle b Taylor2354821042.59
lbw b Bravo32631172050.79
c †Ramdin b Bravo3672794050.00
run out (Taylor/†Ramdin)9822530211043.55
c †Ramdin b Bravo217280011.76
b Bravo591371986043.06
c Morton b Powell4881050.00
c †Ramdin b Powell524270020.83
c Morton b Lewis1927512070.37
not out 314220021.42
Extras(b 4, lb 5, w 3)12
TOTAL118.2 Ov (RR: 2.71, 516 Mins)321
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Neil McKenzie, 17.1 ov), 2-61 (Graeme Smith, 23.2 ov), 3-120 (Jacques Kallis, 42.2 ov), 4-123 (Hashim Amla, 44.3 ov), 5-131 (AB de Villiers, 52.1 ov), 6-260 (Mark Boucher, 100.3 ov), 7-265 (Paul Harris, 101.6 ov), 8-284 (Andre Nel, 107.5 ov), 9-301 (Ashwell Prince, 113.3 ov), 10-321 (Dale Steyn, 118.2 ov)
101.6 to PL Harris, and another! Full and straight, it swings away just enough to take the outside edge of Harris's bat, who tried to drive through the on side, and Morton takes a comfortable catch at second slip. 265/7
107.5 to A Nel, fine bowling, the perfect line and length from Powell and Nel tries to block it out off the back foot, but is beaten by the bounce and movement off the pitch to hand Ramdin an easy catch. 284/8
17.1 to ND McKenzie, got him! Just when he was looking so calm and solid, McKenzie pokes forward to a good length delivery and hands Gayle with a comfortable catch at first slip. 46/1
23.2 to GC Smith, and on cue Smith feels for a ball angled across him and gets a clear edge, Ramdin takes a good catch diving to his left .... it could as easily have gone to Gayle at first slip. A lack of footwork contributed to his downfall there and, as Boycott was pointing out, flaws in Smith's technique seems to have been rumbled. He's certainly not the force he was.. 61/2
42.2 to JH Kallis, got him, and that's a massive, massive wicket! Beautiful delivery, pitching a foot outside off and seaming half a bat's width. Kallis was rooted on the back foot, committed to play, and poked a simple chance straight to the keeper. 120/3
44.3 to HM Amla, that's plumb! Big inswinger, full length and Amla's footwork is in a complete tangle. He was aiming through midwicket, but missed and would have lost his middle-and-leg stumps, halfway up. 123/4
52.1 to AB de Villiers, got him! Another beautiful delivery from Bravo as de Villiers came cautiously forward, prodding at it and Ramdin takes a simple catch. 131/5
100.3 to MV Boucher, got him this time! Short, outside the off stump and Boucher tries to pull but drags it onto his stumps. 260/6
118.2 to DW Steyn, slogged from outside off, he had to reach for it as it wasn't up there to hit, it goes a long way up and Morton at deep midwicket takes the catch. Lewis has doubled his haul of Test wickets and his average has plummeted to 207.00.. 321/10
West Indies 2nd Innings 
b Ntini221121671019.64
c †Boucher b Kallis32791095040.50
c †Boucher b Steyn1660016.66
lbw b Nel1851853035.29
not out 701682994141.66
c Harris b Steyn3848784379.16
c Smith b Nel1228451042.85
c Amla b Harris19130011.11
c Kallis b Steyn2158602136.20
c Smith b Steyn11721005.88
c Harris b Nel2135442160.00
Extras(b 4, lb 20, w 1)25
TOTAL101.5 Ov (RR: 2.57, 467 Mins)262
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Denesh Ramdin, 26.2 ov), 2-60 (Runako Morton, 27.2 ov), 3-81 (Daren Ganga, 39.1 ov), 4-93 (Marlon Samuels, 46.1 ov), 4-97 (50.4 ov), 5-126 (Dwayne Bravo, 60.4 ov), 6-133 (Rawl Lewis, 63.3 ov), 7-163 (Jerome Taylor, 77.4 ov), 8-167 (Daren Powell, 81.4 ov), 9-192 (Fidel Edwards, 90.3 ov), 10-262 (Chris Gayle, 101.5 ov)
46.1 to MN Samuels, got him! Nel has his man, pitching it up and angling it into Samuels who falls over to the off side, trying to turn it to leg. But he's completely off-balanced and trapped in front. 93/4
60.4 to DJ Bravo, wicked delivery! That kicked off the deck and clattered into Bravo's gloves before he even had time to flinch. Graeme Smith at first slip claims the deflection and South Africa are jubilant. They are into the tail now, and the lead is still minimal. 126/5
90.3 to FH Edwards, what a catch! What a brilliant take from Harris. Edwards tried to launch it over Harris at mid-off who sprinted to his left before diving and taking the ball low to the ground, tumbling into a forward-roll with the momentum. 192/9
39.1 to D Ganga, he's bowled him! Well pitched up, angling in to his pads and it takes a thick inside edge of Ganga's pokey forward defensive, the ball canoning into the stumps. 81/3
27.2 to RS Morton, and he does just that! A lovely delivery outside off, Morton follows like a moth to a flame and Boucher holds another thin edge. 60/2
50.4 to CH Gayle, gone this time! Gayle's six-hitting-flurry comes to an end as he tries to flick this over long-off, but can't time it and it's held by Harris in front of his face, who pumps his fist in delight and relief. 97/4
77.4 to JE Taylor, there's the breakthrough! Taylor was trying to leave, but instead glided the ball off the open face, almost as if giving slip-catching practice. Kallis at second slip leaps gleefully to his right, and the trapdoor is open!. 163/7
81.4 to DBL Powell, well, that was somewhat inevitable. Tighter line, but vicious seam, and Powell could do no more than deflect that offering straight into Graeme Smith's midriff at first slip. No mistake this time!. 167/8
101.5 to CH Gayle, gone this time! Gayle's six-hitting-flurry comes to an end as he tries to flick this over long-off, but can't time it and it's held by Harris in front of his face, who pumps his fist in delight and relief. 262/10
26.2 to D Ramdin, unplayable delivery, just short of a length, it leaves him off the pitch and he has to play, gets the thinnest of edges and as Boucher hurls the ball to the heavens Ramdin has already turned to head off. 59/1
63.3 to RN Lewis, and Lewis's horrific innings comes to an end with a bat-pad nudge to Amla at short-leg. It was only a matter of time. 133/6
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 185 runs)
c Gayle b Lewis8579123110107.59
c sub (DJG Sammy) b Bravo2324403095.83
c Gayle b Lewis3760726061.66
not out 2226413084.61
not out 1224322050.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 1)7
TOTAL35.2 Ov (RR: 5.26, 157 Mins)186/3
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (AB de Villiers, 8.6 ov), 2-140 (Hashim Amla, 25.6 ov), 3-152 (Graeme Smith, 27.2 ov)
8.6 to AB de Villiers, there's the breakthrough, and it takes everyone by surprise! Short again, and the substitute Darren Sammy dives forward at midwicket to scoop a miscued pull off the turf. Timely for West Indies, as a blazing start comes to a halt. 57/1
25.6 to HM Amla, caught him! What a catch from Gayle. Amla prodded forward, the ball flew to Gayle who took it in his right hand, low, and tumbled forward - the ball coming free of his hand. He flicked it up once, twice before catching it in the back of his hand as he rolled onto his back. A great catch. 140/2
27.2 to GC Smith, another cracking catch from Gayle! Full length from Lewis, Smith drives and it takes a thick outside edge to Gayle's right at first slip, who plucks it with a dive. A sharp, smart catch. 152/3
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Wed, 02 Jan - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 240/8 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 64*, Daren Powell 0*, 89 ov)
Thu, 03 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 218/5 (Ashwell Prince 55*, Mark Boucher 35*, 85 ov)
Fri, 04 Jan - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 96/4 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 8*, Chris Gayle 1*, 50 ov)
Sat, 05 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 186/3 (35.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 51.3 overs (310 balls), Extras 15
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 68.1 overs (410 balls), Extras 20
  • Lunch: West Indies - 161/6 in 76.0 overs (S Chanderpaul 33, JE Taylor 21)
  • New Ball Taken: West Indies 166/7 after 80.3 overs (S Chanderpaul 38, DBL Powell 0)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 182/8 in 88.0 overs (S Chanderpaul 41, FH Edwards 11)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 91.1 overs (548 balls), Extras 21
  • CH Gayle (2) retired hurt on 1* from 97/4 (50.4 ov) to 192/9 (92.6 ov)
  • S Chanderpaul: 50 off 142 balls (3 x 4)
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (S Chanderpaul 23, CH Gayle 25, Ex 4)
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 100.1 overs (602 balls), Extras 25
  • Innings Break: West Indies - 262/10 in 101.5 overs (S Chanderpaul 70)
  • Tea: West Indies - 262/10 in 101.5 overs (S Chanderpaul 70)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (GC Smith 29, AB de Villiers 21, Ex 0)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 41 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 89/1 in 15.0 overs (GC Smith 53, HM Amla 8)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (GC Smith 27, HM Amla 19, Ex 5)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 27.1 overs (164 balls), Extras 6
Newlands, Cape Town
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1858
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days2,3,4,5 January 2008 - day (5-day match)
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