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MAN OF THE MATCH
AB de Villiers picks up the award tonight for his 81, 4 catches and 1 stumping.
.@OfficialCSA produced an accomplished performance to win the 1st ODI by 61 runs (D/L method) #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/ovm5tusHji— ICC (@ICC) January 16, 2015
.@OfficialCSA produced an accomplished performance to win the 1st ODI by 61 runs (D/L method) #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/ovm5tusHji
SA win by some runs and some D/L...in nine hours. Terrific game.— Neil Manthorp (@NeilManthorp) January 16, 2015
SA win by some runs and some D/L...in nine hours. Terrific game.
South Africa 278/8 in 48.2 overs
De Villiers 81
West Indies 164 all out in 28.2 overs
SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 61 RUNS (D/L METHOD)
A comprehensive victory for South Africa. They will want to improve their batting after struggling in the final overs of their innings. Gayle also put them under some pressure but once Steyn removed him, they took wickets regularly to keep control of the game.
WICKET! Steyn started it when he removed Gayle and now he has ended it by getting Taylor caught behind by De Villiers.
JE Taylor c †de Villiers b Steyn 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
WICKET! Holder tries to go after Steyn, but only manages to sky one. Miller does really well to get under that, it could not have been easy with wind.
JO Holder c Miller b Steyn 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
West Indies 164/8 after 28 overs.
They require 62 off 24 balls.
WICKET! Great bowling by Tahir. He tosses it up again, Ramdin tries the same shot, but wants to hit it squarer, misses... TIMBER!
D Ramdin b Tahir 32 (31 ball, 2x4)
On over has been lost. Revised target - West Indies need 72 off 36 balls.
AND.... WE ARE BACK!
Well that didn't last long. As the groundstaff were securing the covers, the rain suddenly stopped.
The players are back out on the field.
The umpires take the players off the field for the second rain delay of the evening.
West Indies 148/7 after 25 overs
They require 81 off 48 balls.
WICKET! Philander has his man. Russell after playing two beautiful shots now just swings widely, only to edge behind to De Villiers.
AD Russell c †de Villiers b Philander 19 (8b 1x4 2x6) SR: 237.50
Andre Russell is the new man in.
Batting Powerplay taken by the West Indies, it will be 3 overs.
WICKET! Philander strikes in his first over back. Sammy tries to cut, but only succeeds in getting a top edge through to De Villiers.
DJG Sammy c †de Villiers b Philander 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
West Indies 122/5 after 22 overs
They require 107 off 66 balls.
Philander 1/26 in 4 overs
Morkel 0/34 in 4 overs
Steyn 1/14 in 3 overs
Duminy 0/24 in 6 overs
Tahir 2/22 in 5 overs
West Indies 111/5 after 21 overs
Run-rate required: 9.25
WICKET! Yes, the third umpire has given him out stumped. Carter is out! Great bowling by Tahir!
JL Carter st †de Villiers b Imran Tahir 17 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.38
West Indies 105/4 after 18 overs.
Run Rate-required: 8.26
The run-rate is climbing rapidly now.
West Indies 94/4 after 16 overs
Required Run-rate: 7.94
WICKET! Tahir has struck... he traps Smith LBW with a slider. Great bowling. He is ecstatic!
DR Smith lbw b Imran Tahir 29 (73m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.31
The carelessness and lack of responsibility costs Samuels yet again on this tour. That run out was just lazy running & lack of awareness.— Michael Sherman (@Golfhackno1) January 16, 2015
The carelessness and lack of responsibility costs Samuels yet again on this tour. That run out was just lazy running & lack of awareness.
Wicket: Over 28.2 WI 164/10 (Benn 0) - WICKET! Holder falls, it goes high in the air and Miller takes the catch. WICKET! AB takes the catch, it is all over quickly for the West Indies. SA win by 61 runs, Steyn is on a hat trick for the next game. SA win the 1st ODI.
Morkel comes back into the attack, three dots follow. Taylor top edges the ball over the keeper for a couple of runs.
Wicket: The rain has eased, players come back to play, Tahir gets ready to bowl. There is a strong breeze, the umpire are waiting to decide if play should go on. Ramdin pushes the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Just six more overs to bowl, WI need 72 more runs. The revised target is 225. A couple of singles and then Ramdin works the ball on the leg side for a single. Four, Ramdin pushes the ball through the leg side for four more. WICKET! Bowled him, Tahir gets another wicket, the slog sweep goes wrong for Ramdin.
A couple of runs to start the over, 78 runs needed from 45 balls. Ramdin takes a single to fine leg, the asking rate is 10.63 per over. A couple of singles to end the over. It is raining now at Kingsmead.
Wicket: A couple of singles to start the over, Russell hits a six over long-off for a six. Six, Russell hits another big one over long-off. WICKET! AB takes another catch, a top edge and Russell is out and Philander gets another wicket.
Three singles to start the over. Four, Russell comes in to bat and hits the ball through the covers for four. A single to end the over, 8 runs from it. 95 needed from 54 balls.
Wicket: Philander comes back into the attack. Four singles and then WICKET! The bowling changes are working for South Africa, Philander takes a wicket in his first over of the new spell. Caught behind, Sammy is out for 4, AB takes the catch and Philander gets his second wicket.
Four singles from the over, the asking rate is 9.72 runs per over.
Wicket: A single to start the over, a couple of dots follow. Carter pushes the ball to third man for four, poor work from Morkel at the boundary. WICKET! Stumped, AB is quick with the stumping and the TV umpire agrees. Carter is out.
Duminy continues, a couple of dots and then a couple of singles. Just two from the over, the asking rate jumps to 8.92 per over.
A single to start the over, Carter the sweeps the ball from middle stump through the leg side for four. A couple of dots and a single to end the over. West Indies 111 for 4, needing 118 from 14 overs.
100: Four, Duminy bowls it fuller and Ramdin sweeps the ball through the leg side for four. A good start to the over. A couple of dots and then a couple of singles, 7 from the over. West Indies cross 100.
Tahir continues into his third over. Three dots and then a full toss, Tahir sweeps the ball to fine leg for four. Just the boundary from the over.
Three singles and then a wide, Carter comes in to bat. 5 from the over, the asking rate is 7.94 per over.
Wicket: A couple of singles and then a few dots. WICKET! Another one goes down, Tahir gets Smith out lbw. Easy decision for the umpire, WI 4 down.
Ramdin comes out to bat, Morkel comes into the attack. Three dots and Ramdin takes a single to square leg to get off the mark. Two from the over, the asking rate jumps to 7.47 run per over.
Wicket: Tahir comes on to bowl, Smith pushes the ball to long-on for a single. A wide from Tahir and it goes past the keeper for a couple of runs. A couple of singles, and 5 from the over. WICKET! Lazy work from Samuels and Behardien hits the stumps. Poor cricket from Samuels.
Tahir comes on to bowl, Smith pushes the ball to long-on for a single. A wide from Tahir and it goes past the keeper for a couple of runs. A couple of singles, and 5 from the over.
Morkel comes into the attack. Four, Morkel pushes it wide and Smith edges the ball through third man for four. Three singles and then Samuels hits the last ball over backward point for a six. 13 runs from the over.
A maiden from Steyn to Samuels, the asking rate goes up to 7.36 per over.
A couple of singles to start the over and then Smith pushes the ball through third man for a couple of runs. 6 from the over.
Steyn comes back, a change of ends for him. Three dots and then Smith drives the ball through deep midwicket for four. Smith dabs the last ball to third man for a single. WI 61 for 2 after 9 overs. The asking rate is 7 per over.
Duminy comes into the attack to replace Steyn. A couple of dots to start the over. Two singles from the over. Samuels gets off the mark.
Wicket: A single to start the over, Smith gives the strike to Johnson. Three dots and then Philander asks for a review, the umpire gives it not out as Johnson is hit on the knee roll. WICKET! Philander is correct, that is out, Johnson is out lbw. A leg bye to end the over. Two wickets in two overs, Samuels comes out to bat.
Wicket: Four, Steyn comes into the attack and Gayle outside edges the ball through third man for four. Four, Gayle drives the ball through the off side for four. WICKET! Steyn gets the big wicket, he goes for another big shot and edges it to the keeper. AB takes the catch, Gayle is out. Leon Johnson comes out to bat. A leg-side wide from Steyn and WI are 52 for 1 after 6 overs.
Philander starts his third over, a single to start the over. A couple of singles and then Gayle drives the ball over deep midwicket for a six. Gayle pushes the ball to long on for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.
Morne Morkel continues. A couple of singles and then Gayle hits Morkel through long-off for four. Six, Gayle hits the last ball of the over for a six over deep midwicket. Ten runs from the last two balls.
Philander continues. Gayle is on the attack! He smashes one for four to deep square leg and that is followed by a four! to long on. Two typical Gayle shots. He adds two more to point. A single ends the over and Gayle retains the strike.
Morne Morkel starts from the other end. Three very good dot balls and then wide!! Smith adds two runs, to backward point. Four! the first boundary of the game. Smith sends a shorter ball to the square leg boundary.
Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle opens the batting. Vernon Philander opens the bowling attack. He starts with a shorter delivery and Smith takes a single to square leg. Gayle ends the over with 2 runs to long-on. A good over by The Verne.
The Revised playing conditions - The mandatory powerplay will be 7 overs long. The batting powerplay will be 3 overs long. 3 bowlers will be able to 7 overs and 2 bowlers can bowl 6 overs.
19H45 local time - We will start at 20h00 local time and they will play 33 overs. The West Indies revised target will be 224.
18H50 Local Time 16H50 GMT - The rain has stopped and they will start clearing the ground soon. South Africa's innings is officially over and the West Indies will bat once we resume. Watch this space for revised targets.
Rain: 18H00 local time 16H00 GMT - It is still raining in Durban. The wind is quite strong and this may help to take the clouds away. Watch this space!!
Rain: 16H00 GMT - It is still raining in Durban. The out there and the wind is quite strong and this may help to take the clouds away. Watch this space!!
Rain: Jerome Taylor bowls the penultimate over as Morkel gets off strike with a first ball single, into the covers. Oh dear!! it's raining and the covers are on.
Wicket: Russell continues and Wicket!! first ball. Philander is caught by Leon Johnson. Philander tries to loft one and is caught in the covers. They are falling like flies!! Morne Morkel walks in next. Steyn backs away, but manages to add a single to mid-off, after the batsman crossed at the fall of the wicket. They add one leg bye. Steyn spoils the over with four!! over extra cover. SHOT!!!
Jason Holder is back into the attack, bowling to Steyn. Good bowling!! The 47th over is a Maiden!!! It was mainly shorter deliveries.
Wicket: Andre Russell continues. Duminy starts with two runs and then he leaves us for the dressing room! OUT!! Duminy is caught behind by the keeper, for 12. The ball was shorter and Duminy tried to pull, but gloved it. The Steyn remover walks in next and gets off the mark with a single into the covers.
Jerome Taylor continues. A single to JP and then Philander takes a couple to long-on. A single is added into the covers. Duminy adds another to square leg. This is good stuff from the West Indies bowlers at the end of the innings.
Wicket: Andre Russell is back into the attack for his 8th over. Wicket!! It's another run out for Russell as Behardien departs for 12. Great work from Russell as Behardien gets an inside edge, which rolls down the track. South Africa must be careful not to lose their way here. Vernon Philander walks in next.
Jerome Taylor with 2/41 off 7 overs, is back into the attack. Behardien takes a second ball single, past point. That was a short of a length delivery. Duminy also pushes for a single backward of the point. Behardien collects a single to mid-wicket, as Taylor pitches it on middle and leg. 1 more leg bye is added.
Jason Holder continues. Behardien, gets off the mark with two runs to square leg. Four! as he pulls it to the boundary backward of square, to bring up the 250!! They add three more singles. The run rate is now at 6.07 !!
Wicket: Benn bowls his final over. Wicket!! as he gets rewarded for some good bowling. AB is caught by Russell at long-on, as he came down the pitch, to launch one, but did not connect properly. Farhaan Behardien is the new batsman.
Wicket: Jason Holder returns and strikes first ball. Wicket!! Miller is out! caught by Dwayne Smith in the covers. A good innings of 70 comes to an end, as Miller advances against the slower ball and perishes. JP Duminy walks in next. They add four more singles.
Benn continues to Miller. Six!! over long-on. It's Miller time!! as he advances and hits the sweet spot for a maximum. The ball is lost!! and we get a replacement. Wide! AB takes one more past point. Miller adds another to long-on as the rotation continues. Benn reviews a LBW decision but it is turned down as replays shows that it was missing the stumps. Four! to ffine leg, as AB
Sammy bowls his last over. AB and Miller continues to add the one's and two's. Good rotation of the strike.Sammy concedes six off his last over and ends wwith 10-0-52-0
Benn continues. Miller starts with a single to mid-wicket. Four! AB goes on one knee and sends it smashing to the square leg fence. They add three more singles to also bring up the 100 partnership!!
Sammy continues. He concedes four singles. Miller has been the senior man in this partnership of 95. When Amla was run out AB was on 31 runs. The idea is obviously that AB will bat out the innings.
Sulieman Benn with 0/30 off six overs returns. He does well and only concedes a leg-bye and three singles.
200: Sammy continues. Miller takes a single to long on, to bring up his 8th ODI fifty!! Good rotation of the strike between the left and right handed batsman, as they add three more singles. Four! Miller times it well and brings up the 200!! over long-off.
Andre Russell continues. Four! to Miller, backward of square. That was short and he played it off the back foot. Shot!! He takes a last ball single to mid-off.
Darren Sammy starts after drinks. A good start after the break and he concedes only two singles.
Russell starts the next over with a wide! de Villiers pushes the next ball to third man for a single. Extras goes up by one more as it's off Millers body. Drinks!!
Jason Holder returns. A single to de Villiers starts the over, down to long-on. That was good timing. Miller takes two runs to mid-wicket. That was good running. Four! Miller sends one past the bowler. Good tining and what a shot!! They add two more to long-on. He ends the over with two more, square of the wicket to take him to 43.
Andre Russell returns. Good rotation of the strike as they take five singles. The rate is at 5.9 and that's what it was after ten overs.
Jerome Taylor returns to the attack. Miller gets a first ball single to long-on. A good start by Taylor. Four! as AB sends it flying to mid-off. They take one more to mid-wicket. Good running!! Miller adds another to mid-wicket. Fifty to AB!! with a last ball single. 50 off 61 balls
Benn continues and manages to tie the batsman down. He concedes only two singles and a wide.
Darren Sammy returns to the attack. De Villiers receives one on his pads and plays it to square leg for a single. Four! to third man to bring up the 150!! Miller finds the gap between point and third man. Superb!
Benn continues. AB starts with a single. Six!! Miller brings up the first maximum. He charges Benn and sends it over long-on. Great shot!! He flicks the next off his pads for two more.
Taylor continues. De Villiers adds two runs, to mid-on. This was on middle and leg and he just pushed at it. He adds a single off a straighter delivery, to square leg. They add two more singles to end the over.
Benn continues to AB, who starts with a late cut, to third man for a single. They manage only two more singles. Good work from Benn,
Jerome Taylor, returns to the bowling attack with a slip in place. He starts with some good full length deliveries, keeping Miller at bay. Miller, connects the fifth ball over extra cover for four! Great shot after the early pressure. He ends the over with four more! This time to long-off.
Benn continues. AB collects three off the first three deliveries. Benn then comes from around the wicket to Miller, who adds one more to square leg.
Wicket: Sammy continues. Wicket. Amla departs on 66. Amla cut a shorter ball to third man and after completing a single, they turned for the second run. Russell did well to get that back to the keeper quickly. It's Miller time!! David MIller is the new man in. Four! as he opens his account to the mid-off fence. Sloppy fielding by Benn.
Benn continues and Amla starts with a single to take him to 5000 ODI runs. This is a record as he is the fastest player to 5000! He took 101 innings. Well done champ!.
Darren Sammy continues. He concedes six runs in the over including a four! into the covers. What a shot.
100: Sulieman Benn, is the new bowler. Good variation as he concedes only two singles off the first five deliveries. Amla spoils his over with a four! to third man. That was a stylish late cut to bring up the 100!!
Darren Sammy starts after drinks. Amla collects a single off his pads to square leg. Just three singles in the end off the over and a good one for Sammy after drinks.
Russell continues. Four! to Amla, square of the wicket. That was a cracking shot! They take a few more singles as Amla brings up his 26th ODI fifty! DRINKS!!
Sammy continues.They start with an Amla single and then four! leg byes as it goes off AB's pads to fine leg. They add four more runs. Extras are sitting on 18!
Andre Russell continues. He starts with two singles and a wide. Four! byes as AB leans back, misses his pull and it beats the keeper. They add four more runs.
Darren Sammy, replaces Jason Holder. Amla starts with a single to mid-wicket. The keeper is standing up for Sammy. 2 Wides! down the leg side as the ball beats the keeper. Amla adds a single to square leg. AB then takes one more down to fine leg to end the over.
Russell continues. A better over from him as he concedes just three runs.
Jason Holder continues. Amla takes Four! to mid-wicket. Shot! as he plays it off the front foot. He adds one more, to mid-on. AB you beaut! Four! straight down the ground. After ten overs they are scoring at 5.9
50: Andre Russell is the new bowler and he travels to mid-wicket with his first ball. Amla played that short of a length delivery very well!! A few singles ensure that the fifty! comes up for South Africa.
Holder continues. AB de Villiers leans back and pushes it to third man for a single. Amla then pushes for one at mid-wicket. Four! AB plays one off his pads down to fine leg. That was too straight.
Jerome Taylor bowls his 4th over. He has looked good today. AB takes an easy single and then Amla spoils a good over with four! He just flicked that to the mid-wicket boundary
Holder continues. Four! as Amla plays a back of a length delivery into the covers. Four! more, This time leg byes, as it comes off Amla's pads. Amla follows this up with yet another four! this time past the sweeper at cover. Much better for the hosts.
Wicket: Taylor continues as Amla releases some pressure with a four! to long-off. Amla pushes a good length delivery past the bowler. Four! more. That one swung away from Amla a bit as he outside edges one down to third man. He adds a single to mid-off. Wicket! as Taylor gets number two. Faf is out LBW! off yet another in-swinging delivery. AB walks in and opens his account with a four! to third man.
Jason Holder continues. Amla collects a single to square leg and then yet another leg-side wide by Holder. Faf watches things carefully early on. Another good over apart from the wide as they build the pressure.
Wicket: Jerome Taylor continues. Amla. collects one off the second ball to mid on. Wicket! Rossouw departs for a duck, as he is cleaned bowled by one that angled back in. A good start by Taylor. Faf du Plessis, walks in next. Just 1 run and a wicket from a good Taylor over.
Jason Holder, the new captain, opens from the other end. He starts with a dot and then wide! down the leg-side. He bowls a fuller delivery and then another leg-side wide. Amla flicks the next off his pads for a single to fine leg.
Hashim Amla opens with Rilee Rossouw. Jerome Taylor starts proceedings with two slips in place. Good variation as he mixes things up right from the start. Four dot balls and then Amla gets off the mark, as he works it to mid-wicket.
Team West Indies - Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(w), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor
Team South Africa - Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(w/c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
Toss: South Africa have won the toss - and will bat first.
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