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MAN OF THE MATCH
Andre Russell is the man of the match for his match winning innings.
That Andre Russell. He ain't no midwicket slogger http://t.co/LUjlHEPeIS #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/fd5Icv0tun— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 25, 2015
That Andre Russell. He ain't no midwicket slogger http://t.co/LUjlHEPeIS #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/fd5Icv0tun
That Phangiso over in the 48th was where the game was won. Bowling him to Russell at the death was just daft.— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) January 25, 2015
That Phangiso over in the 48th was where the game was won. Bowling him to Russell at the death was just daft.
Death by death bowling #SAvsWI— Paul Berkowitz (@paulyberk) January 25, 2015
Death by death bowling #SAvsWI
.@Russell12A saved the best till last with a fiery 64 runs from just 40 balls to win the #SAvWI 4th ODI by 1 wicket pic.twitter.com/T9spwCYTpO— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2015
.@Russell12A saved the best till last with a fiery 64 runs from just 40 balls to win the #SAvWI 4th ODI by 1 wicket pic.twitter.com/T9spwCYTpO
West Indies 266/9
Russell 64* (40)
They win by one wicket with 9 balls to spare. Well played to them, but South Africa will still be very concerned about their death bowling.
SIX! Russell is the hero, he has won it for the West Indies! He smashed that straight back over Abbott's head as he missed his length again.
Great innings from the West Indies allrounder.
A quick single gets Russell on strike for the next over.
West Indies now need 7 off 14 balls with 1 wicket in hand.
WICKET! West Indies panic! Brathwaite wants to get off strike, he runs as soon as he plays the ball to short square leg. De Villiers is in like a flash and Van Wyk does the rest.
CR Brathwaite run out 11 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 78.57
West Indies 239/8 after 47 overs
They require 24 off 18 deliveries.
West Indies 236/8 after 46 overs.
They require 26 off 24 deliveries.
Hold on to you hats, its going to be close!
West Indies 227/8 in 45 overs.
They require 36 to win off 30 balls.
WICKET! WHAT A CATCH! A low full toss which Holder tries to flick over mid-wicket. Miller has other ideas and he climbs high into the air and grabs it with a full outstretched right hand!
JO Holder c Miller b Duminy 13 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33
TWO HUNDRED UP FOR THE WEST INDIES
The 200 has taken 245 balls.
WICKET! Bowled him! That ball kept low and went through Samuels defence. De Villiers has made some inspired bowling changes today.
MN Samuels b Behardien 68 (93b 5x4 2x6) SR: 73.11
West Indies 187/6 after 39 overs
They require 76 off 66 balls.
West Indies win by 1 wicket - Great win and good performance by Sammy, Samuels and most importantly Russell to give the West Indies a victory and make it 3-1 to South Africa, with one game left.
Over 48.3 - WI 266/9 (Russell 64, Cottrell 1) - Kyle Abbott returns and it's a first ball four into the covers. They need three to win! SIX!! he ends it in style. WELL DONE !!!
Wicket: Phangiso returns. Wicket!! Brathwaite gives his wicket away as it's another run-out. Straight to AB, who sends it back. OUT!! Sheldon Cottrell is the last man in and takes a single to put Russell on strike. WOW!! six over long-on. Is this ball also lost? No, but the next one maybe as it's six more! to bring up the 250!! and Russell's fifty. He adds two more and then it's wide again. Russell retains strike.
This could be interesting. Wayne Parnell returns. AB moves into the slips. WOW!! Just the next ball AB drops Brathwaite in the slips..Is that even possible? Is that a turning point? as they take a single. Parnell follows it up with a wide! Parnell manages to get some movement here. Russell is given out caught behind, but reviews the decision. The decision is overturned. He is NOT OUT!! Parnell ends with 1/48.
Morkel returns to Brathwaite. It's a wide, yet again. Brathwaite adds a single to third man. Six!! to Russell over long-off. Too full from Morkel. Russell is the key for the West Indies as they now need 26 off 24. They add two singles.
Kyle Abbott returns for his 9th over. He manages to keep Brathwaite on strike for three deliveries without a run. Six! as Brathwaite plays one over long-on. They need six + per over, so that was the boundary for this over. He retains the strike with a last ball single.
Carlos Brathwaite is the new batsman, as Aaron Phangiso returns. Great over as he beats them and has them thinking before playing. Also good variation. Two runs off the over as they now need 43 off 36 balls.
Wicket: JP Duminy returns to the bowling attack. It's four runs off the first three deliveries. Four! over deep extra cover by Holder. That was too much width from Duminy. Wicket!! JP strikes and Holder departs for 13. He is well caught by David Miller at mid-wicket. He went for it, but needed more power.
Parnell returns. It's a good start as he concedes two runs from the first five balls. Then four! of the last ball, as Russell directs a shorter ball to third man. He beat Russell with the ball before, but he manages to survive.
200: Morkel continues. After conceding a single it's wide! once again well outside the off stump. and yet another wide! follows that to bring up the 200! The extra ball goes to fine leg for four. Holder says Thank You!
Wicket: Farhaan Behardien returns and bowls to Russell. A single starts the over and then the mandatory wide down leg. What? not again? He gets a Wicket!! Mr Jamaica is cleaned bowled. They are in all sorts of trouble now. The captain, Jason Holder walks in. Six!! as Russell sends it between mid-wicket and long-on. He retains the strike with a last ball single. At this stage South Africa had 184/5.
Morne Morkel is back into the attack. Four! to third man for Andre Russell. He was beaten but manage to get an outside edge. Shot!! Four more, this time over mid-wicket. Well played. No ball!! Morkel oversteps and the free hit is a dot ball!! well done and good recovery. They need 76 off 66 balls. It's possible.
Phangiso returns to Samuels. Great start again by Aaron as he keeps them at bay. Just four singles from the over, despite the fact that Samuels tries to assert himself here.
Wicket: Parnell strikes first ball. Wicket!! Sammy is caught by AB for 51, in the covers. What a catch!!! He kept his eye on the ball and made sure he took that safely. Andre Russell is in next. They add three more. Russell finishes off the over with a four over extra-cover.
Kyle Abbott is back into the attack. Wide!! down leg to start. Y O Y?? Shot Sammy!! six over square leg. Too short and asked to be hit. We have lost our ball. The replacement ball comes onto the field. A fuller ball goes for four more! this time it beats the fine leg fielder. It's ODI fifty number 8 for Sammy. Well Played!!
Morne Morkel returns after the drinks break and starts with a wide! Sammy takes a quick single off his bottom edge into the covers. Samuels gets off strike with another single into the covers. It's wide again!! too short !! They add another and then six! to bring up 150!! Samuels cut that over third man. SHOT!!
Power Play: They are taking the Power Play now!! AB brings Aaron Phangiso into the attack. He starts with two dot balls and then Four! as Sammy plays it well to the point boundary. He gave himself room there. Good recovery by the bowler. A last ball single is added and it's five off the first power play over.
Parnell continues. Samuels starts with single. Four! as Sammy drives on the up to extra cover. They add two more singles and a leg bye as they take 8 off the over.
Four! Sammy plays the first Abbot delivery past point, for four. That was short and not too wide. Shot!! Samuels swings and misses!!! he connects the next ball and it travels over extra-cover. Well done!!
50: Samuels plays the first Parnell delivery to long-off for four, to bring up his 24th ODI fifty!! It's a good recovery from the bowler as he follows that up with five dot balls.
Abbott continues. Great Over as he concedes just a single. AB stands tall at mid-wicket and stops the run flow. At the same stage South Africa had 139/4.
Parnell continues to Sammy. A good start as he keeps it full and on the off stump. He then slips in the slower, off-cutter. Sammy adds a single into the covers. Samuels retains the strike with a single to long-on. Only two off the over.
Kyle Abbott returns . Six!! to Sammy over the fine leg fence. That was not controlled but the outside edge was effective. Great fielding as AB saves a certain run!
Wayne Parnell returns to the attack. Samuels pushes one to third man for a single, while Sammy flicks the next to square leg for 1. Samuels collects another easy single. Shot! Sammy takes four to long-on. That was needed in this over but they need more!
Phangiso continues. He keeps it tight yet again. Only four singles as the batsman at least managed to rotate the strike a few times.
Duminy bowls his fourth over. He concedes just six runs as the pressure continues to grow. We have only seen 19 runs in the last five overs and at this stage South Africa had 116/4.
Phangiso continues and almost bowls Sammy first ball. WOW! He get's an inside edge and is saved, as he takes a single. Samuels adds one more and it's only 2 runs in the over.
Duminy continues and it's four byes! as it beats the keeper. He follows it up with a wide and then a single into the covers to Sammy. Two further singles ends the over.
Aaron Phangiso returns to the attack. Just two singles in the over as Sammy get's off the mark. The required rate is now 6.68
Wicket: JP Duminy returns to the bowling attack. They miss the chance for an easy single. They can't afford this. Duminy mixes things up here again. Oh Dear!!! Carter should have taken that easy single at the start of the over. Disaster! as he is run-out by David Miller as both batsman ends up on the same end!! Darren Sammy is in next.
Behardien continues to Samuels who takes an easy single to long-on. Carter gets off the mark with a four, over square leg. A good way to get things going for him.
Six! as Morkel is sent over long-off by Samuels. That was a clean hit over the bowlers head. Four more! straight down the ground. Wide!! way outside off. 12 runs off the over. A good one for the West Indies.
Behardien continues to Samuels. He miss hits and almost hold out to mid-on. Once again, it's an easy single to fine leg. It's only the single off the over as the required run rate is now 6.53
Morne Morkel returns. Four! well played Samuels, as he sends it over extra-cover. He cuts past point, for one more. Good return for Morkel, despite the boundary.
Wicket: Farhaan Behardien comes into the attack. It's a bit too easy as they can choose where to place him. What??? Wicket!! Ramdin is out LBW. That hit him on the back pad and that is OUT!! Drinks!! Jonathan Carter walks in after the break.
Parnell continues. Just a single to Ramdin , but then he bowls a last ball wide, which was too high! The extra ball concedes a single into the covers. Three off it as the required rate is 6.23
Wicket: Phangiso continues to Samuels, who pushes one to mid-wicket for a single. Good fielding prevents any more runs and builds the pressure. Wicket!! that's what pressure does. Johnson is run-out! by AB de Villiers. He pushed it into the covers straight to AB, who sent it back to the keeper in double quick time. No chance as van Wyk took it low. Denesh Ramdin, is the new batsman.
Parnell concedes a first ball single to Samuels down to square leg. Johnson does the same with the next ball. Marlon rotates the strike by taking one more to short mid-wicket. Just the three singles in the over.
Phangiso continues. He concedes two singles, then bowls a wide. He continues keeping up the pressure. Good over again!
Wayne Parnell, comes into the attack. Recent history tells us that he will either be great to start or completely pathetic! let's see. He starts short and wide. Samuels takes a single into the covers, as he receives another wider delivery. Six!! over square leg. That was a top edge and was caught by JP,,,but he touched the rope.
Aaron Phangiso is the new bowler. Good variation with length and mix of pace rewards him with a Maiden!! Great Start!!
Duminy is dispatched between extra cover and long off, for four by Johnson, to start the new over. Great Shot and good timing! Four more! this time to fine leg as he rolls his wrists. He adds one to end the over.
Abbott continues, this time to Samuels. Chin music to start for Marlon. A few shorter deliveries immediately. Four, as the Jamaican sends Abbott flying over extra-cover. Shot!!
Wicket: Interesting as JP Duminy is into the attack. Will this tempt Gayle? Yes!! is the answer!! Wicket!! first ball as Gayle is caught by Behardien in the covers. Soft dismissal again for Gayle. That was a floater waiting to be hit! Marlon Samuels is the new batsman. Samuels retains the strike with a last ball single to long-on. Good over JP.
Abbott bowls his third over. This time it's short to start. Four! as Gayle sends the second ball over extra-cover. slapped!! too much time to free his arms. He recovers well and concedes only one more single as Gayle retains the strike.
Morne Morkel continues to Gayle. Morkel too, maintains that off stump line. Gayle gets an inside edge and earns one to square leg.
Abbott continues to Johnson. He does well as he keeps it full and outside the off stump. He gets a well deserved Maiden!
Morkel concedes a first ball single, as Gayle directs one to third man. It's the inevitable Morkel wide! this time outside the off stump as it swings away even more. Johnson is beaten as he follows another wider delivery. He goes around the wicket to the left-hander halfway through. Johnson, edges one to third man, to get off the mark.
Kyle Abbott opens from the other end, bowling to Gayle. He opens his account with two runs, off a straighter delivery. Gayle retains the strike with a single into the covers.
Wicket: Morne Morkel opens the bowling to Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle. A loud shout for LBW gets us going. Morkel seems convinced, they review and replays shows it's going down leg. The review wasted on ball one! Wicket!! he gets his man two balls later. Smith is cleaned bowled by Morkel. Leon Johnson is the new man. We start with a wicket-maiden.
South Africa 262/8 after 50 overs - The hosts will be happy with this score. They lost early wickets and at one stage were 76/4. After 25 overs they were on 116/4. Then the David Miller show started. He did well to get SA to 262 and himself to 130 n/o. Join us for the chase in a little while.
Holder bowls the last over. Wicket! and Wicket! as he bowls Parnell with a yorker and then Phangiso is caught by Johnson off the first ball. It's a good last over by the skipper as he claims two sculps and concedes only three runs.
Miller slaps the first Russell delivery over long-on for six! Then it's four past the leg side sweeper. What will SA end up if he continues like this? Six! more, this time over the cover fence! That was too wide and it's 250!! up.
Jason Holder continues. 100!! for David Miller. It's his maiden ODI ton!! off 122 balls. Well played son. He steps up to the plate!!! Four as he sends it over extra-cover. Holder bowls a half-volley and is sent over long-off for six!! This is what SA wanted!
Andre Russell continues. Two singles starts the over and then Miller collects two backward of square after some good running. They add a leg bye and two more singles as the rate is now only 4.83. It seems to see-saw a bit. Miller is on 98!
Brathwaite continues to Parnell, who steals a single to midwicket, to put Miller on strike. Miller sends a wider delivery into the covers for two more. Brathwaite concedes three more runs to end a wonderful spell of 10-1-39-0
Jason Holder continues and starts with a slower delivery. Parnell takes the single to mid-on. Miller adds two more to square leg, where Carter fields well to save a boundary. The rate is now at 4,75 with David Miller on 90!
Carlos Brathwaite continues. He concentrates on that off side line again. He concedes three singles and then a wide is called. That was harsh!! Parnell takes a single and then Brathwaite is wided again. This time it's a good call, way outside the off stump. Just six off the over.
200: Jason Holder returns. Wicket!! Behardien is bowled as he completely misses the delivery. It was a good delivery but there was zero footwork from the batsman. The coach says that he is a big game player!..but we didn't see any of that today. Wayne Parnell, the local lad is in next. A wicket, a wide and just four runs off it. 200 up for SA!!
Sammy bowls his last over. Wide! as he isnt happy with the umpire this time, for calling it. He concedes six more runs as the rate sits at 4.65 after 41 overs. Will the onslaught start now?
Russel bowls the last over of the power play. A good start as he pushes Behardien back into his crease with a speedy delivery. Behardien looks a tad undercooked with his timing here today. 22/1 in the power play. Well done West Indies!!
Sammy continues. Sloppy fielding earns Miller two runs off the first ball, to long on. They do well to rotate the strike and add five further singles.BUT!! this is a power play!!
Andre Russell continues. Four!! It's Miller time. Great shot into the covers as he receives a shorter wider delivery. Russell replies with a beaut! as he beats Miller's outside edge. He flicks one to mid-wicket for a single. Behardien gets two more runs to mid-wicket.
Wicket: Sammy continues to Duminy. Wicket!! The power play gets the wicket! again!! Duminy is caught and bowled by Sammy off a slower delivery. Well bowled as Duminy didn't pick the off cutter. Huge blow! Farhaan Behardien walks in next.
Power Play: Andre Russell returns for the start of the power play. He starts around the wicket and on that off stump line. A good start to the power play for him as he concedes just four singles.
Sammy continues after the drinks break. Some variation from Sammy as he mixes them up. He concedes just five runs and the run rate is now at 4.63. These two batsman needs to push ahead now to get SA to a decent score. They have done well so far after being at 76/4.
Drinks: Chris Gayle comes into the attack now to bowl some off spinners. Another quiet over for the hosts as they manage to add only four singles. The rate is now at 4.62 with 16 overs to go.
150!!: Sammy concedes two singles to start his next over as the 150 comes onto the board for South Africa at a rate of 4.65 per over. Good rotation of the strike as they add three more singles to take five off the over.
Sheldon Cottrell with 2/30 returns to the attack. They have done well targeting the off stump today, The West Indies. Duminy adds one into the covers. Four! to Miller, over extra cover, to bring up his 9th ODI fifty. Four! to end the over down to third man.
Sammy continues with a line outside the off stump. He draws Miller forward on more than one occasion. Great stuff from Sammy. It's another Maiden!!
Jason Holder with 1/19 returns to the attack. Three singles start the over. The first into the covers for Miller, is followed by one to third man for Duminy and then Miller drives for one more. They add two singles off the last two deliveries as Miller moves to 49.
Sammy continues as Miller top edges, and it's a single to start the over, to fine leg. Duminy collects one more to long on. A single to Miller ends the over.
Four!! to start the Brathwaite over, as Duminy sends a shorter delivery down to square leg. Not a good start to the over. That was ordinary by Brathwaite. He recovers well and sticks to his outside the off stump line for the rest of the over. He concedes two more off the last ball as Duminy plays it square of the wicket.
Darren Sammy returns to the attack. Ramdin decides to come up to the stumps for Miller. A good return for Sammy as he concedes just three singles.
Brathwaite has his figures spoilt by Miller after giving him a full toss. That's four! beating the fielder at long off. Great shot!! They add two more singles.
Samuels continues and offers flight to Duminy to start the over, but Duminy leaves it alone. Four!! to Duminy backward of square as Samuels drifts down leg. Four more!! this time to fine leg and it's on leg stump again. A good relief over for the hosts.
Brathwaite continues to Miller with a off stump line. A good start as he keeps them at bay .Miller kept a close eye on every delivery. It's a maiden!!
Marlon Samuels continues. Too wide from him as he concedes four runs from the first three deliveries. Miller takes a last ball single into the covers as the run rate now sits at 4.61. This partnership is now worth 30.
100: Brathwaite continues to Duminy. He sticks to a middle and leg line in this over and concedes five singles as Duminy brings up the South African 100 in the 22nd over. At least they rotate the strike while the boundaries dry up.
Mr Jamaica, Marlon Samuels comes in to the attack now. Good rotation of the strike here by the South African batsman as they take four singles in the over to take the run rate to 4.57. It's a slow progression but they need to keep wickets in hand at this stage.
Brathwaite continues with his good variation. Russell is getting some treatment from the West Indies physio on his one knee. Just three singles from the over as the West Indies are bowling well now.
Russel concedes a first ball single as Duminy tucks one away to square leg. Miller strikes one over extra cover for four. Cracking shot and good timing. Four more! this time a shorter ball gets what it deserves. Miller plays that well to mid-wicket. A good over for the hosts.
Brathwaite continues. He draws Duminy forward and continues to keep it full and outside the off stump. He beats him with a length delivery as it just misses the outside edge. A single square of the wicket open the Duminy account.
Andre Russell continues. This over he targets the shorter middle stump deliveries. He concedes a leg bye and a single as the run rate is now down to 4.64
Carlos Brathwaite comes in to bowl. He starts full and on the off stump. Miller plays a length delivery to mid off, for a single. A good start from him.
Wicket: AB starts with a four to deep mid-wicket. Wicket!! A huge blow for the hosts. AB departs and that drop is not too expensive. Another catch for Ramdin as AB walks for 19 without waiting for the umpire. That was off an inside edge. JP Duminy joins Miller.
Sammy concedes five singles. It's a good over and he varies his length nicely. RSA is batting at 5.14
Russell continues. He concedes eight runs including a Miller four over extra cover. Miller went on the front foot and timed it well!
50: Darren Sammy replaces Jason Holder. AB brings up the SA 50 with a well run single to mid on. Four! to deep mid-wicket for David Miller. Well struck by Miller as he receives a fuller delivery. They take one more and then AB ends the over with a four! to long on, after being dropped by Sammy off his own bowling. He used his feet and Sammy just manage to touch it. That may prove expensive in the end. Let's see ..AB dropped on 6.
Andre Russell comes into the attack now. He mixes them up between middle and leg and middle and off. A good start and it's a Maiden!!
AB starts the next Holder over in style, with a four to the cover boundary. That was short and outside off. He maintains that outside the off stump line. AB . adds one to square leg as he uses the width of his crease. Miller adds one more to end the over.
Cottrell bowls a good over. He gets some swing and beats Miller as he draws him on the front foot. The maiden is spoilt with two runs past point for Miller, off a wider delivery.
Holder continues to AB. A good start again as he concentrates on a good length outside the off stump and he manages to keep AB at bay. Maiden!!!
Wicket: Cottrell continues. Wicket!! It's all happening here for the West Indies. van Wyk is also caught behind off an outside edge. That was too wide to play that shot and he throws his wicket away. It's Miller time as David Miller joins AB. He is welcomed by five wides as it beats the keeper too. Miller opens his account with four! over square leg.
Wicket: Jason Holder bowls his 3rd over. Holder drifts down leg and van Wyk sends him to the square leg boundary, for four! Not the best of fielding by Smith on the boundary, one may add. He adds one more to the same position. Wicket!! Faf is caught behind by Ramdin for 4!!! What a catch!!! It's a thick outside edge and Ramdin dives to collect it before it touches the ground. ABD walks in next,
Cottrell continues to Faf. It's a mix batch between an off stump line and drifting down on the leg side. Once again the West Indies spoils five good balls with a last ball boundary. Faf plays a wider delivery very well over extra cover, to open his account.
Jason Holder continues to van Wyk. He starts with some good length deliveries and almost rattles the off stump in the process. Four! as he plays a short delivery past point to the fence. That's the only runs in the over.
Wicket: Cottrell continues. He starts with a wide past the keeper as SA adds five. Wicket!! Rossouw is out! caught by Sammy at second slip. Great catch as the ball was dying on him. Good ball to get the edge. Faf du Plessis is in next.
Jason Holder opens proceedings from the other end. A decent start from him and the maiden is spoilt with a last ball four to backward square leg. Well played by van Wyk and a ordinary ball to end the over.
Sheldon Cottrell making his ODI debut opens the bowling to Morne van Wyk and Rilee Rossouw. Van Wyk leaves the first few. Four! The first boundary comes off an inside edge and just misses the leg stump as it travels to the fine leg fence. A leg-bye is added and then the over ends with four more! down to fine leg, as Rossouw opens his account.
Team News - South Africa have rested Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Vernon Philander and they will be replaced by Morne van Wyk, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso and Wayne Parnell. We have three changes for the West Indies where Sammy, Cottrell and Johnson will replace Benn, Taylor and Deonarine.
Team West Indies - Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(w/k), Jonathan Carter, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell
Team South Africa - Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk(w/k), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(captain), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott
Wicket: The West Indies have won the toss - and have asked South Africa to bat first.
Greetings - Welcome to the 4th ODI between South Africa and The West Indies from St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. South Africa leads the five match series 3-0. Please join us for the toss in a short while.
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