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South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 152 balls remaining)
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Match played at Buffalo Park, East London, on 21 Jan 2015
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As it happened: South Africa cruise to 9 wicket win

2015-01-21 13:00
Last Updated at 01:03
21 Jan 19:12
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21 Jan 19:08

MAN OF THE MATCH

Vernon Philander is the man of the match.  

21 Jan 19:06
De Villiers happy to win three in a row, he mentions that it simulates the knock-out stages of a World Cup.
21 Jan 19:04
Holder mentioning senior players that have not stepped up in this series.  He really looks shell-shocked, much like Sunday.  Is it fair to make a youngster just making his way in international cricket the captain of an ODI team?  I don't think so.
21 Jan 18:51

SOUTH AFRICA TAKE AN UNASSAILABLE 3-0 LEAD IN THIS FIVE MATCH SERIES

South Africa score a crushing 9 wicket win over the West Indies who were pitiful with the bat and not much better in the field. 

Tahir, Philander and Steyn stood out with the ball for South Africa while Amla and Du Plessis both scored half centuries.

21 Jan 18:48
FOUR!  Short and wide down the leg-side by Gayle and Amla whips him to the fine leg boundary for four.
21 Jan 18:46
Chris Gayle into the attack now for the West Indies.
21 Jan 18:46

HALF CENTURY TO DU PLESSIS

Not a chance less innings, but well played to Du Plessis.

He faced 69 balls and hit 5 boundaries. 

21 Jan 18:45
5 runs to win now, can Du Plessis get his half century?  He needs one more run, it should be a doddle.
21 Jan 18:44
FOUR! Brathwaite bowling too short here, he is punished again by Du Plessis who pulls him through mid-wicket.
21 Jan 18:40

South Africa 108/1 after 22 overs.

Only 15 runs required now

21 Jan 18:39
FOUR!  Du Plessis hooks but skies it into the deep at square leg. Taylor runs around to take the catch but doesn't get anywhere near it and it trickles over the boundary.  
21 Jan 18:38
Amla has scored 2 half centuries and a century in this series.
21 Jan 18:37

FOUR!  A half-century to Amla as he plays a similar shot.   Great innings from the South African opener.

It came off 55 balls and included 8 boundaries. 

21 Jan 18:36
FOUR!  Amla goes the aerial route over extra-cover, with a great inside out shot off Benn.
21 Jan 18:34
Only 29 more runs required for South Africa. 
21 Jan 18:33
Benn returns to the attack.  
21 Jan 18:31
DROPPED! Du Plessis mistimes an off-drive off Brathwaite, but Benn makes a complete hash of the catch.  He tried to catch it with one hand.  He complains afterwards that he could not pick the ball up.  The batsmen run three runs.
21 Jan 18:29

South Africa 84/1 after 19 overs

39 runs required to win the series

Amla 43* (51 balls, 6x4)

Du Plessis 29 (49 balls, 3x4)

21 Jan 18:26
FOUR!  Du Plessis pounces on a short ball from Taylor and helps it down to an unguarded fine leg area for a boundary.   Nothing more than a short arm jab!
21 Jan 18:24
Amla is averaging 262 for this series currently.  The Might # indeed!
21 Jan 18:19
FOUR!  A slower ball from Taylor and Du Plessis has hit that through the covers, with one hand coming off the bat.  Not a pretty shot, but effective!
21 Jan 18:17
FOUR!  Du Plessis advances and lofts Taylor straight back over his head for a boundary.
21 Jan 18:16

South Africa 60/1 after after 16 overs.

They require another 63 runs to win.

21 Jan 18:13
FOUR!  The wrong line from the youngster as he bowls on Amla's legs and is flicked away through square left for a boundary.
21 Jan 18:12
Carlos Brathwaite into the the attack for the West Indies.
21 Jan 18:11
Another tight over from Russell with only a single coming off it.
21 Jan 18:08

South Africa 53/1 after 14 overs

South Africa just approaching this target normally, prepared to bide their time and wait for bad balls.

21 Jan 18:03
BEATEN!  Holder goes past the end of Amla's bat.  No mean feat that!
21 Jan 18:03
Almost a wicket as Du Plessis pulls Holder to deep square leg and the ball drops just short of a diving Carter. Great effort by the youngster.
21 Jan 18:01

50 UP

The first fifty has come up in 74 balls. 

21 Jan 18:00
Still very overcast at Buffalo Park, but the rain is staying away at this stage.
21 Jan 17:56

South Africa 46/1 after 11 overs

Amla 32* (33)

Du Plessis 6* (19)

Required run-rate: 1.97

21 Jan 17:55
A stifled appeal by Russell but it was going down leg.  The rain seems to have gone away.
21 Jan 17:53
FOUR!  Amla begins after the break where he left off.  Russell is too short and Amla stands tall as he drives square off the back foot. Glorious!
21 Jan 17:51
A maiden over to start from Holder.
21 Jan 17:50
Du Plessis very watchful at the moment.
21 Jan 17:48
Jason Holder runs into Faf du Plessis...
21 Jan 17:46
Play will continue while a slight drizzle comes down.  
21 Jan 17:45

WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY

There is some concern however, as rain is coming down around the ground. 

21 Jan 17:02

DINNER BREAK

That will be the dinner break at Buffalo Park. South Africa require another 85 runs to win and are currently 38/1 after 9 overs. 

21 Jan 16:58

South Africa 37/1 after 8 overs

They require 86 to win.

21 Jan 16:55
Deonarine into the attack to bowl some off-spin for the West Indies.
21 Jan 16:53
FOUR! Alma flicks through midwicket off his legs of Russel who has entered the attack.  Great shot!  Amla has adapted to the slower pitch extremely quickly.
21 Jan 16:51

South Africa 28/1 after 6 overs

Run-rate: 5.20

Run-rate required: 2.15

21 Jan 16:49

WICKET!  Rossouw is out and he will be very unhappy with himself.  Holder drops one in short, moving across Rossouw who tries to pull it over midwicket but only succeeds in hitting it straight in the air, to be caught by mid-off.

RR Rossouw c Deonarine b Holder 7 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

 
  • End of Match - Well that's the game and series for South Africa. They take the series 3-0 with 2 games to play. Amla ended up 61 not out and du Plessis ends on 51 not out. Rossouw the only batsman to miss out. Only bowler with a wicket for the West Indies was the captain, Jason Holder, taking 1/14 in 5 overs. West Indies need to go back and sort themselves out as the World Cup is around the corner. South Africa on the other hand, are looking good. That's it from us. We'll be back for the 4th match in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Cheers for now!

  • 25

    For the first time this series, Chris Henry Gayle comes into the attack. Starts with a dot ball. Faf gets a single off the next ball. A dot ball follows. Fourth ball is short and Amla pulls it backward of square for 4! That's the game.

  • 24

    Brathwaite into his fifth over. Starts with a dot ball. Next ball is slow and short and Faf pulls it through midwicket for 4! Singles off the next 2 balls. A single off the last ball and that is 50 for Faf du Plessis! It has come off 69 balls.

  • 23

    Benn continues and there are singles off the first 2 balls. A dot ball follows and there's 2 off the fourth ball. Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 22

    Brathwaite starts with three dot balls. Next ball is a short one and Faf gets a top edge that flies to Taylor at long-leg and he drops it. To makes things worse, it goes for 4! Faf is living a charmed life at the moment. Over ends with 2 dot balls.

  • 21

    Sulieman Benn back into the attack. A single off the first ball. Another single and a dot ball follow. A single off the fourth ball. Amla goes up and over and Amla gets 4! Last ball is short and Amla punches it past extra-cover for four more! 50 for Amla and its come off just 55 balls! He's having a great series.

  • 20

    Brathwaite continues and Faf gets 2 off the first ball. 3 runs off the next ball and Benn at mid-on drops a catch. Terrible effort but he says he didn't see it. Single off the next ball. A dot ball is followed by 2 runs off the fifth ball. Single to end the over.

  • 19

    Taylor starts with a short delivery that Faf hooks for 4! Two dot balls follow. Two off the fifth ball. Single to end the over.

  • 18

    Brathwaite continues and there's a leg-bye off the first ball. There are 3 singles off the next 3 balls. Two more singles to end the over and that brings up the 50 run partnership.

  • 17

    Taylor is back for another spell. Starts with a dot ball. Next ball is smacked over the bowler's head for 4 by Faf! 2 leg-byes off the next ball. Fourth ball has died on Faf and somehow he manages to play it through cover for 4! A wide follows. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 16

    Carlos Brathwaite comes on for a bowl. Starts with a dot ball. Next ball is too straight and Amla places it in the gap, backward of square for 4! A dot ball and a single follow. A single and a dot ball to end the over.

  • 15

    Russell starts with 4 dot balls. There's a single off the fifth ball. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 14

    Holder to bowl his fifth over. Starts with a dot ball, followed by a single. Another single off the third ball. Three dot balls to end the over.

  • 13

    Russell continues with 3 dot balls. There's a single off the fourth ball. Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 12

    Amla gets a single off Holder's first ball. Two dot balls and a single follow. Single off the last two balls which brings up 50 for South Africa.

  • 11

    Russell continues and first ball is short and a bit wide and Amla times a gorgeous shot through the covers for 4! A single follows. A dot ball and a bouncer follows. The bouncer was too high and has been called a wide for height. Two runs off the next ball. Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 10

    Jason Holder starts us off after the break. Starts with a dot ball. Follows up with 5 more dot balls. Its a maiden over to start us off.

  • Welcome Back - We are back. South Africa just need 85 runs to win and 41 overs to do it in, with 9 wickets in hand.

  • 9

    Russell continues and bowls five dot balls. There's a single off the last ball and that's the dinner break. Join us in 30 min for the resumption of South Africa's chase.

  • 8

    Deonarine replacing Holder. Three singles, followed by a dot ball. Two more singles to end the over.

  • 7

    Andre Russell into the attack. Starts with three dot ball. Fourth ball is whipped through to the midwicket boundary for 4! Ends the over with 2 dot balls.

  • 6

    First ball from Holder is a bit wide and its thrilled through the covers by Rossouw for 4! Two dot balls follow. WICKET! Goes for the pull and gets a top edge that Deonarine at mid-off. He goes for 7 off 14 deliveries. Faf walks in to join Amla in the middle. Dot ball and a single to complete the over.

  • 5

    Taylor into his third over. Starts with 2 dot balls. Next ball is on Amla's pads and he plays a leg-glance for 4! Two more dot balls follow. Last ball is played through the covers by Amla for 4!

  • 4

    Captain Holder into the attack. Three singles off the first three balls. Three dot balls to end the over.

  • 3

    Taylor starts his new over with a dot ball, followed by a single. Two dot balls and a single follow. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 2

    Sulieman Benn to open at the other end. Amla gets 2 off the first ball. A dot ball follows. Third ball is played through cover for 4 by Amla! A dot ball and 2 off the last ball.

  • 1

    Taylor starts with 2 dot balls, followed by a single off the third ball. Another 2 dot balls and the over ends with a single.

  • End of Innings - That wasn't a great effort from the west Indies. The top scorer was Samuels with 26. Conditions were not that difficult. Only one or two wicket deliveries were good balls, while the rest of the wickets were due to the batsmen being carless. Tahir took 4/28 and Philander took 3/27. South Africa have to bat out 35 minutes before we go off. We are about to start with the South African innings. Taylor will get things started.

  • Over 33.4 - West Indies 122/10 (Holder 17) - Tahir to bowl the final over of the powerplay. Single off the first ball of the over. Two dot balls follow. WICKET! Benn decieds to step down the track to Tahir and misses and de Villiers has an easy stumping as the batsman was way out his crease. He goes for 18 off 19 balls. A really weak performance from the Windies considering the importance of this match.

  • 33

    Morkel replaces Tahir. Single off the first ball. Two dot balls follow. Benn gets 2 off the fourth ball. Two singles to end the over.

  • 32

    Philander continues and starts with a dot ball. Next ball is smacked over mid-on for 4 by Holder! Single off the next ball. Dot ball. Fifth ball is absolutely smoked over long-on by Benn for 6! What a shot! Dot ball to end the over.

  • 31

    Tahir into his seventh over. Starts with a dot ball. Next ball, Benn goes inside out over cover and gets 4! Another dot ball. Fourth ball is lofted over the offside for another 4 and the 100 comes up. Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 30

    Batting powerplay taken by the Windies. Single off the first ball. WICKET! Full and straight, wicket to wicket. Taylor is hit in front and that is as plumb as you get. He goes for 0. Benn is in. Two dot balls and Benn gets off the mark for a single with an edge. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 29

    Change of ends for Tahir. Single off the first ball. Three dot balls follow. WICKET! Tahir bowls a googly and Brathwaite gets hit in front and is given not out. AB reviews and its a good decision as it pitched in line and was hitting, so umpire Cloete has to change his decision and raise his finger. Brathwaite goes for 4 off 10 deliveries. Jerome Taylor is the new man. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 28

    Philander replaces Tahir. Starts with three dot balls. Holder shimmies down to the next ball and plays it to the long-off boundary for 4! Dot ball and a single to end the over.

  • Team News - The Proteas are unchanged, while the Windies have replaced Leon Johnson and Darren Sammy with Carlos Brathwaite and Narsingh Deonarine.

  • 27

    Morkel bowling his sixth over. Starts with 5 balls, followed by a single off the last ball.

  • 26

    Tahir continues and there's a single off the first ball. WICKET! It was a short ball that the batsman tried to pull but was hit on the pad and the umpire gave it. The batsman reviewed it and its umpire's call as the ball was just clipping leg. Carter goes for 18 off 35 balls. Two dot balls follow. Single off the fifth ball and a dot ball to end the over.

  • 25

    Morkel is back. Starts with a dot ball. WICKET! Next ball is a straight ball and full in length. Russell decides to have a swipe across the line and hears the death rattle. He goes for 16 off 25. Carlos Brathwaite is the new man in. A bouncer from Morkel to welcome the new batsman. Two dot balls follow. Three runs off the last ball and Morkel kicks the stumps down in frustration when the ball gets to him.

  • 24

    First ball from Tahir is nicely guided past the slip for 2 runs. Single off the next ball. Another single off the third ball. A dot ball follows. Fifth ball is slog-swept quite well by Carter over midwicket for a maximum! Dot ball to end the over.

  • 23

    Steyn into his sixth over. First ball is well placed through the offside by Russell for 2. Steyn bowls a bouncer next ball. Third ball is short and Russell pulls the ball to the long-on boundary for 4! Fourth ball is played with soft hands past the slip and keeper for 4! Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 22

    Tahir replaces Duminy. Bowls four dot balls, followed by 2 off the fifth ball. Last ball is a dot ball that was an inside edge onto the pads and just went out of reach of AB.

  • 21

    Steyn replaces Tahir. Starts with three dot balls and a single off the fourth. There's another single off the fifth ball. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 20

    Duminy starts his third over. Starts with 4 dot balls, followed by a single off the fifth ball. Single off the last ball. Was a top edge and Steyn made a great effort to take it, diving away but just couldn't hold on.

  • 19

    Tahir bowls five dot balls and there's a single off the last ball.

  • 18

    Behardien continues and starts with 2 dot balls. A single off the third ball. A dot ball and a single follow. Dot ball to end the over.

  • 17

    Tahir into the attack. Starts with 2 dot balls, followed by 2 singles off the next 2 balls. WICKET! They get the wicket they wanted. Tossed up and there was a hint of turn. Samuels comes down the track and wants to go legside but the turn does him and just ends up launching it into the deep where Rossouw takes it at long-on. He goes for 26 off 68 balls. Single off the last ball.

  • 16

    Behardien into the attack.Single off the first ball, followed by a dot ball. Single off the third ball. Another single off the fourth ball and the Windies 50 comes up. Two dot balls to end the over.

  • 15

    Steyn starts with 3 dot balls, followed by a single off the fourth ball. Ends the over with 2 dot balls. And it's time for the players to have a drink.

  • 14

    Single off the first ball of Duminy's over. Three dot balls follow. Two singles off the last 2 balls.

  • 13

    Steyn starts with 2 dot balls. WICKET! The delivery is outside offstump and Ramdin tries to play it down to third man but plays it onto his stumps instead. He goes for 2 off 10 balls. Carter is the new batsman. Three dot balls follow and its a wicket maiden from Steyn.

  • 12

    Duminy into the attack. Starts with a dot ball. Single off the next ball. Three dot balls follow. Last ball is wide and overpitched and Samuels plays it through the covers for 4!

  • 11

    Steyn starts with 4 dot balls. Next ball is pulled for a single and Ramdin gets off the mark and a dot ball to end the over.

  • 10

    Philander starts with 4 dot balls. Next ball is played off the backfoot through the covers by Samuels for 4! Dot ball to end the over.South Africa had the better of that powerplay.

  • 9

    Dale Steyn into the attack. Samuels gets 2 off the first ball. Next ball is cracked beautifully through the covers for 4! Single off the third ball. Two dot balls follow. WICKET! Steyn gets the outside edge, Amla palms it up and de Villiers completes the catch. That is Steyn's 150th wicket! Deonarine goes for 10 off 27 balls.

  • 8

    Philander starts with 3 dot balls and there's a single off the fourth ball. Two more dot balls to end the over.

  • 7

    Morkel starts with a dot ball. Next ball, Deonarine steps down the pitch and plays it straight down the ground for 4! A dot ball is followed by a wide. Two more dot balls and there's 2 off the last ball. The batsman just makes it in.

  • 6

    Philander starts with 2 dot balls. Ends up bowling another 4 more, so its another maiden for the bowler.

  • 5

    Morkel starts with a dot ball. Next ball is played crisply by Deonarine through the point area for 4 and he is finally off the mark! Next ball is gone through the slips for 4 leg-byes after hitting Narine on the body. Deonarine is hit on the body again and is having a painful time out there. Two more dot balls to finish the over.

  • 4

    Philander starts with 3 dot balls. WICKET! Another one for Vernon! He got a little bit of movement and it was enough to take the edge and once again de Villiers does the rest. He goes for 1 off 5 deliveries. Marlon Samuels walks to the middle. Dot ball first up and the last ball is played beautifully the covers for 4!

  • 3

    Morkel continues and Gayle gets a single off the first ball. Deonarine plays out 5 dot ball with the last one taking an outside edge but it was played with soft hands and falling safe.

  • 2

    Philander to open at the other end. WICKET! It was a good length and there was a bit of swing which found the edge and de Villiers does the rest. He goes for 5 off 7 deliveries. Deonarine walks in. Philander is troubling the new batsmen with some swing. Ends the over with 5 dot balls. A good start by Philander with a wicket maiden.

  • 1

    First ball from Morkel hits Smith on the pads and he pleads with the umpire but it was a tad bit high. Next ball is on the pads and is nicely flicked by Smith to the midwicket boundary. A dot ball follows. Another shout for LBW but it was going down leg. A dot ball and a single to end the over.

  • South Africa XI - Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

  • West Indies XI - Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Narsingh Deonarine, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Jonathan Carter, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.

  • Team News - The Proteas are unchanged, while the Windies have replaced Leon Johnson and Darren Sammy with Kraigg Brathwaite and Narsingh Deonarine.

  • Toss - Captain Jason Holder triumphs in the flip of the coin and the West Indies will bat first.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the third ODI - in the five-match series, which the hosts lead two-nil, between South Africa and the West Indies at Buffalo Park in East London.

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Match Info
  • 124/1
    122
    - TBC
    South Africa won the toss and elected to field
    Johan Cloete, S Ravi
    Steve Davis
    Chris Broad
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Dwayne Smith
    c de Villiers b Philander
    Chris Gayle
    c de Villiers b Philander
    Narsingh Deonarine
    c de Villiers b Steyn
    Marlon Samuels
    c Rossouw b Imran Tahir
    Denesh Ramdin
    b Steyn
    Jonathan Carter
    lbw Imran Tahir
    Andre Russell
    b Morkel
    Carlos Brathwaite
    lbw Imran Tahir
    Jason Holder
    not out
    Jerome Taylor
    lbw Philander
    Sulieman Benn
    st de Villiers b Imran Tahir
    • 5
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 10
    • 27
    • 2
    • 0
    • 26
    • 38
    • 4
    • 0
    • 2
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 18
    • 35
    • 0
    • 1
    • 16
    • 25
    • 2
    • 0
    • 4
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 17
    • 24
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 18
    • 19
    • 2
    • 1
    Extras
    (lb 4, w 1)
    5
    TOTAL
    (10 wickets; 33.4 overs)
    122
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Morne Morkel
    Vernon Philander
    Dale Steyn
    Jean-Paul Duminy
    Farhaan Behardien
    Imran Tahir
    • 7
    • 0
    • 26
    • 1
    • 8
    • 2
    • 27
    • 3
    • 6
    • 1
    • 21
    • 2
    • 3
    • 0
    • 11
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    • 7.4
    • 0
    • 28
    • 4
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 5/1 - Smith (1.1 ov)
    • 6/2 - Gayle (3.4 ov)
    • 33/3 - Deonarine (8.6 ov)
    • 43/4 - Ramdin (12.3 ov)
    • 52/5 - Samuels (16.5 ov)
    • 83/6 - Russell (24.2 ov)
    • 87/7 - Carter (25.2 ov)
    • 95/8 - Brathwaite (28.5 ov)
    • 96/9 - Taylor (29.2 ov)
    • 122/10 - Benn (33.4 ov)

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