result
2nd Test, Cape Town, Jan 2 - 5 2008, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
243 & 262
(target 185)321 & 186/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
98
ashwell-prince
13y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Smith lifts South Africa to square the series

Graeme Smith made 85 from 79 balls as South Africa eased to a seven-wicket win to level the series

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Scorecard summary
West Indies243/10(92 overs)1st INNINGS
South Africa321/10(118.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Mark Boucher59 (137)
West Indies262/10(101.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
South Africa186/3(35.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Graeme Smith85 (79)
Hashim Amla37 (60)
Rawl Lewis2/42(8.2)

And that's a seven-wicket win for South Africa - an excellent win, levelling the series at 1-1 with one Test to play. It's been a cracking Test, see-sawing nicely through the first three days. But West Indies' batting, particularly in the second innings, really let them down and South Africa's doggedness and determination saw them home. The bowling from West Indies this afternoon was particularly dire, though they'd clearly given up all hope of winning - in spite of a wonderful 70 from Chanderpaul earlier in the day, and Gayle's blitzkrieg 38.

South Africa were out of the blocks in chasing 185 - and Smith worked his way into form with a very fine 85. And it is his team who have the momentum going into the third test at Durban on Thursday.

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller, Andrew McGlashan and me, Will Luke, do join us again on Thursday.

35.2
4
Lewis to Kallis, FOUR runs

Kallis clips this through midwicket with immense authority and style, to take South Africa home

35.1
Lewis to Kallis, no run

Kallis blocks

Around the wicket

end of over 359 runs
SA: 182/3CRR: 5.20 
Ashwell Prince12 (24)
Jacques Kallis18 (24)
Daren Powell 11-0-57-0
Rawl Lewis 8-0-38-2
34.6
4
Powell to Prince, FOUR runs

four more as Prince hooks for four through midwicket

Seven needed to win

34.5
1
Powell to Kallis, 1 run

dropped out to cover. Very well run

34.4
4
Powell to Kallis, FOUR runs

a petulant Kallis swings this through midwicket for four. He's had enough of this blocking lark

34.3
Powell to Kallis, no run

angling into the batsman who defends

34.2
Powell to Kallis, no run

half a step down the pitch and he steps outside leg, Kallis clatters it with a thick inside edge back to the bowler

34.1
Powell to Kallis, no run

drifting into his pads, Kallis tries to smite this through midwicket but finds the fielder

end of over 342 runs
SA: 173/3CRR: 5.08 
Ashwell Prince8 (23)
Jacques Kallis13 (19)
Rawl Lewis 8-0-38-2
Daren Powell 10-0-48-0
33.6
Lewis to Prince, no run

hammered to a deep silly point (yes, quite) where Ganga does well to prevent four

33.5
Lewis to Prince, no run

short of a length and he strokes it off the back foot

33.4
Lewis to Prince, no run

another defensive

33.3
Lewis to Prince, no run

crikey - that was such a Graham Thorpe stroke. He shuffled forward, head right over the ball and defended

33.2
1
Lewis to Kallis, 1 run

back and across, he whips it off his hip

33.1
1
Lewis to Prince, 1 run

Prince is back, very late, and cuts

end of over 332 runs
SA: 171/3CRR: 5.18 
Jacques Kallis12 (18)
Ashwell Prince7 (18)
Daren Powell 10-0-48-0
Rawl Lewis 7-0-36-2
32.6
Powell to Kallis, no run

Kallis is back and defending. Powell is livid. There's a bit of bad blood between these two, and it's great to watch. It hasn't spilled over or anything - it's just spicy.

32.5
Powell to Kallis, no run

Kallis goes for a walking defensive nudge, and misses. Powell can't resist the opportunity to sprint down and collect the ball himself, while inquiring on Kallis's good health and fortune in life

32.4
1
Powell to Prince, 1 run

punched out to the off side for a quick single

32.3
Powell to Prince, no run

Prince drives nicely but straight to the man at cover

32.2
1
Powell to Kallis, 1 run

guided out to cover

32.1
Powell to Kallis, no run

calmly defended off the back foot

Best performances - batters
Ashwell Prince
AG Prince SA
98 runs (225)
11 fours
0 six
Control94%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
35 runs
5 fours
0 six
11331626101613
Graeme Smith
GC Smith SA
85 runs (79)
11 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
23 runs
2 fours
0 six
41289285613
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo WI
O
37
M
9
R
82
W
4
ECO
2.21
DW Steyn SA
O
19.5
M
7
R
44
W
4
ECO
2.21
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Ashwell Prince
Ashwell Prince
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)
Umpires
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Russell Tiffin
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Murray Brown
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama