The pink spot
The Wanderers and everyone in it were decked out in the colour but one of them ended up with a slightly more permanent pink mark. Rilee Rossouw's first delivery came from West Indies captain Jason Holder, who picked up where he left off at the end of the first ODI when he peppered South Africa's lower-order with short balls. Rossouw tried to work a back-of-a-length delivery to the leg side but did not connect and was hit in the stomach instead. He was in immediate pain and lifted his shirt to rub the area only to reveal a big, pink mark. Michael Holding was not impressed. "That's like a mosquito bite, a little tickle," he said.
A brass band is among the additions of noise to the Wanderers stadium but it seems not every sound is picked up as it should be. When Rossouw was given out lbw reverse-sweeping against Sulieman Benn, he immediately asked for the review, confident he bottom-edged the ball. Replays showed a clear deflection and change in the ball's trajectory but Snicko had not picked up much which made it a tricky decision for the third umpire. Sense prevailed and the decision correctly overturned despite Snicko's relative silence.
South Africa smashed 18 sixes and AB de Villiers hit 16 on his own so it seems unfair to single out one but let's try. De Villiers was on 98 from 30 deliveries when Holder presented him with yet another full delivery outside off. He slog swept it over midwicket to break the record for the fastest century in ODIs. His came off 31 balls in 40 minutes and allowed South Africans to relive the 438 game with one more run.
The let off
West Indies needed a blazing start if they were to have any chance of chasing 440 and Dwayne Smith knew that. He took a boundary off the first ball and looked to do the same off the next legitimate delivery he faced but picked out a fielder. Smith upper cut Morne Morkel straight to Vernon Philander at third man, but Morkel's front foot was over the line and he had to bowl that ball again.
Farhaan Behardien did not get the chance to bat but contributed in other ways by taking the two most important catches in the West Indies' innings. He judged the chance at deep midwicket to dismiss Chris Gayle which removed the main threat to South Africa and then sealed the deal with his next effort in the field. Behardien was on the edge of the circle at extra cover when Marlon Samuels tried to clear him. Behardien timed his jump perfectly, stuck one arm up and snatched the ball out of the sky to make South Africa's win only a matter of time.