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Match played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 11 Jan 2015
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AS IT HAPPENED: SA v Windies - 2nd T20

2015-01-11 12:32
Last Updated at 14:22
11 Jan 18:55
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11 Jan 18:52
Gayle using the interview to make his feelings known about the fact that Pollard and Bravo are not in the West Indies World Cup squad.
11 Jan 18:51

MAN OF THE MATCH

Chris Gayle is the man of the match.  

11 Jan 18:48
Faf du Plessis looking a little shell-shocked.  Darren Sammy on the other hand cannot stop smiling.
11 Jan 18:36

WEST INDIES WIN BY 4 WICKETS WITH FOUR BALLS TO SPARE

The West Indies have won the series, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with one game left.

11 Jan 18:35
SIX!  And it's all over. Sammy launches the ball out the ground.  
11 Jan 18:35
2 to win off 5 balls...
11 Jan 18:34

That was the most expensive figures ever in a T20 by Abbott.

1/68 in 4 overs.

11 Jan 18:34

West Indies 229/6

3 off the last 6 balls.

De Lange will bowl it.

11 Jan 18:32

FOUR!  Do I have to tell you it's another full toss... dispatched.

7 off 8 needed.

11 Jan 18:31

FOUR!  Sammy smashes Abbott over extra cover. What a shot... 

11 off 9.

11 Jan 18:29
16 needed off 11 balls. 
11 Jan 18:29
FOUR!  Another full toss, Ramdin inside edges it for a boundary to fine leg.   A bit of luck for the West Indian.
11 Jan 18:28

Abbott with a wide.... oops!

1/50 in 3 overs from him. 

11 Jan 18:28

West Indies 210/6 after 18 overs

21 required off 12 balls...

Hold onto your hats folks!

11 Jan 18:27
Ramdin is the new man in.
11 Jan 18:25

WICKET!  Another full toss gets a wicket.... Bravo will be kicking himself.  He hit that straight to Ontong on the long off boundary... WHAT A GAME!

DJ Bravo c Ontong b Phangiso 10 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

11 Jan 18:25
SIX!  Too short from the spinner, Bravo smashes it over midwicket.  
11 Jan 18:24
Phangiso is back into the attack.  A single and a dot ball off the first two...
11 Jan 18:23

West Indies 202/4 after 17 overs

Run-rate: 11.88

Required Run-rate: 10.00

30 needed off 18...

11 Jan 18:23
FOUR!  Bravo carves a full ball from Abbott down to the vacant third man for another boundary.
11 Jan 18:21
Darren Sammy, the West Indies captain walks to the crease.
11 Jan 18:21

WICKET!  Abbott redeems himself... although Russell will be livid as he hits a full toss straight to the man at long off.

AD Russell c Miller b Abbott 14 (6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 233.33
11 Jan 18:20
FOUR! Russell doing the business here.  Abbott having a 'mare!
11 Jan 18:19
SIX! Abbott has not learnt yet... searching for the blockhole, but in the slot, Russell smashes it over midwicket.
11 Jan 18:18
Abbott back... Gayle had smashed him out of the attack.  He has the best economy rate in local T20 cricket.
11 Jan 18:18

West Indies 186/4 after 16 overs

Run-rate: 11.62

Required Run-rate: 11.50 (and climbing)

11 Jan 18:17
The experienced Bravo is in next for the West Indies.
11 Jan 18:17

WICKET!  Wiese has another one.  Pressure is a funny thing is it not!  Wiese rolls his fingers over the ball, slightly shorter, Pollard hits it up in the air and Berhadien takes the catch.

KA Pollard c Behardien b Wiese 7 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

11 Jan 18:15
FOUR!  Very lucky from Pollard, he tries hit on the on side, but only gets a top edge over the keeper and down to the boundary.
11 Jan 18:14
Russell, another big hitter is the new man in...
11 Jan 18:13

WICKET!  Hold on... game still on here!  Samuels has holed out to long on... slightly short of a length from Wiese and Samuels got under that.  Two new batsmen for the West Indies now.

MN Samuels c Behardien b Wiese 60 (39b 7x4 2x6) SR: 153.84

11 Jan 18:11

West Indies 178/2 after 15 overs

Run-rate: 11.86

Required Run-rate: 10.80

Tahir 0/29 in 4 overs.

54 needed off 30

11 Jan 18:09
Pollard with a point to prove after not making the West Indies World Cup squad.
11 Jan 18:08

West Indies 173/2 after 14 overs

Run-rate: 12.35

Required Run-rate: 9.83

11 Jan 18:06
Pollard is the new man in for the West Indies.
11 Jan 18:05

WICKET!  Wiese has got the breakthrough, to little to late I fear.  Gayle steers him straight into the waiting hands of Van Wyk.  What an innings from the big West Indian.

CH Gayle c †van Wyk b Wiese 90 (41b 9x4 7x6) SR: 219.51

11 Jan 18:03
FOUR!  To full, steered behind point to a vacant third man region by Samuels.
11 Jan 18:02
Wiese back into the attack... not sure if anyone want to bowl to these two.
11 Jan 18:02

West Indies 165/1 after 13 overs

Run-rate: 12.69

Required Run-rate: 9.21

 
  • West Indies win by 4 wickets - West Indies win, they started off very well but then almost collapsed. Sammy got 20 from 7 balls to end the game with a six. West Indies seal the series 2-0.

  • 20

    Ramdin drives the ball to third man for a single, two more needed. Six, Sammy hits the ball for a six, ends the game with a flourish. WI win by 4 wickets.

  • 19

    Two overs to go, Abbott starts with a wide. Four, Ramdin inside edges the ball through the leg side for four. A single and then Sammy hits it through the sweeper on the off side for four. Four more, low full toss and Sammy hits it through square leg for four. Two twos to end the over, Abbott has been expensive today. 3 needed from the last over.

  • 18

    Wicket: Three overs to go, Phangiso has two remaining. Six, Bravo hits the ball over midwicket for a six. WICKET! Phangiso strikes and Ontong takes the catch at long-off, Bravo is out. A couple of singles to end the over, WI 211 for 6.

  • 17

    200: Abbott returns, the asking rate is 11.5 now. A couple of runs and then Russell drives the ball over midwicket for a six. Four, Russell drives the ball wide of third man for four more. WICKET! Abbott strikes, straight to long-off and Miller takes the catch, Russell is out for 14. Four, Sammy comes out to bat but Bravo steers the ball through third man for four. 200 up for WI.

  • 16

    Wicket: WICKET! Samuels is out and WI lose their two set batsmen. Behardien takes the catch at long-on, there was no need for that shot from Samuels. A couple of singles, Russell is the new man in, and then Pollard edges the ball through third man for four. A wide from Wiese. WICKET! Wiese strikes again, Behardien takes the catch again and it is at long-on again. Pollard it out, Bravo comes out to bat and a single to end the over.

  • 15

    59 needed from 36 balls. A couple of runs through long-off and then a couple of runs, Tahir into his last over. Four overs for 29 runs from Tahir.

  • 14

    Wicket: Wiese back into the attack, Samuels cuts the ball through backward point for four. A single and then a wide from Wiese. WICKET! Gayle falls, edges the ball to the keeper and Wiese gets the wicket. Good innings comes to an end, can SA make this count. A couple of singles to end the over. Pollard comes out to bat.

  • 13

    50: Four byes to start the over, Tahir bowls a googly that keeps low and Gayle and the keeper miss it as it goes for four. Gayle pushes the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. A couple of singles, 8 from the over. Samuels gets his 50, Gayle on 90.

  • 12

    Marchant comes back into the attack. Four, a yorker on off stump, good ball, but Samuels angles his bat nicely and places it through third man for four. A single and then four more, Gayle hits this past extra cover for four more. Another good yorker from Marchant, Gayle digs it out to deep square for a single. 10 from the over. WI cross 150.

  • 11

    Four, Ontong comes on to bowl and Samuels drives the first ball through extra cover for four. Four more, another one goes through the covers for four more. Three singles and six, Gayle slogs this over long-off for a big six, 17 from the over.

  • 10

    Three singles from the first three balls and then Gayle hits the googly from Tahir into the stands for another six. Two singles to end the over. 11 from the over.

  • 9

    A single to start the over as Phangiso continues, six, Gayle hits the ball over deep square leg for a six. Four more, Gayle smashes this straight down the ground for four. Six, he goes down on one knee and hits the spinner over deep midwicket for a big six. 17 from the over.

  • 8

    100: Phangiso finishes a decent over, Tahir comes on to bowl. A couple of singles and then six, Gayle hits Tahir down and out of the ground to get his 50, 9 from the over. The asking rate is 10.83.

  • 7

    Four, Gayle hits Phangiso through square leg for four. Three singles and a dot to end the over.

  • 6

    Six, Wiese overpitches it and Samuels swings his bat to hit the ball for a six down the ground. Four, he steps away and edges the ball through fine leg for four. A couple of runs and Samuels pulls the ball through square leg for four. No rotation of the strike for the last few overs, each batsman hitting boundaries from his end.

  • 5

    Marchant comes back into the attack, to replace Abbott. Four, Gayle pulls the ball through midwicket for a four. Four more, this is powerful from Gayle, he muscles the ball through midwicket again for four more. A wide and then six, Gayle his another boundary through midwicket, this time the ball goes all the way for a six.

  • 4

    Four, Wiese comes into the attack, Samuels drives the ball past mid-off for four. A wide from Wiese, four dots and then Samuels hits the last ball down the ground for a six. 11 from the over.

  • 3

    Four, Abbott gives Gayle a low full toss and Gayle hits it through mid-off for four. Four more, too full and Gayle drives another one through mid-off for another boundary. Two more fours, the first one goes through the off side, another full toss from Abbott. The second one goes through cover for four. Six, Gayle is on fire again, the last ball goes for a six, 22 from the over.

  • 2

    Wicket: Marchant de Lange comes on from the other end. Three singles from the first three balls, nearly a run out, but they are safe. Four, Smith flicks the ball off his hips for four more through the leg side. WICKET! Smith is out, Marchant strikes, Smith is caught on the crease and is out lbw. A wide and Samuels takes a couple of runs to end the over, 10 runs from it, but also a wicket from it.

  • 1

    Gayle and Smith open for WI, Abbott starts with the ball. Four, Smith cuts the first ball through backward point for four. Four more, this is swinging and outside off and Smith cuts the ball to third man for four. Four more, 12 from the over and West Indies start well.

  • 20

    Wicket: Bravo to bowl the final over, Wiese hits the first ball out of the park for a six. WICKET! Caught at long-off, Smith takes the catch and Wiese is out. A couple of runs as Abbott drives the ball to long-off. Abbott is run out of the last ball and SA end on 231 for 7 from their 20 overs.

  • 19

    Wicket: Three singles to start the over and then Faf hits the ball over deep midwicket for a six, he reaches 119 which is the highest individual T20 score for SA. WICKET! Holder gets his second wicket and Faf is out, Bravo takes the catch and Holder finishes his spell with 40 runs and 2 wickets from 4 overs.

  • 18

    Russell comes into the attack again. Four, Faf flicks the ball through short leg and it goes all the way for four. A single brings Behardien on strike. A couple of dots and then two more runs to end the over.

  • 17

    200: A single to start the over and then Faf pushes the ball through midwicket for 2 runs to bring up the 200. A couple more runs through midwicket again. Three singles to end the over, SA 206 for 4.

  • 16

    100: A couple of runs to start the over as Cottrell comes back to bowl. Faf hits the next ball through long leg for another boundary. A waist-high full toss, a no ball, and Faf sends it through backward square leg for four. Two twos and Faf moves on to 91. Six, Faf drives the ball over extra cover for a six, brilliant batting from the captain. Four to end the over, Faf gets his 100 with a boundary and SA are 198 for 4 after 16 overs.

  • 15

    Pollard comes on to bowl. A single and then two twos to start the over. Faf pushes the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Four, Faf hits the ball over long leg for four more, good batting from the captain. A single makes it 12 from the over.

  • 14

    Wicket: A single to start the over and then Ontong pulls the ball between long-on and deep midwicket for four. WICKET! Bravo strikes, Holder takes the catch and Ontong is out, he swings his bat and hits the ball to third man, top edges it to the fielder. A couple of singles and then a wide from Bravo. A couple of runs to end the over. SA are 161 for 4 with 6 overs remaining.

  • 13

    A couple of runs to start the over and then a wide. A single and then Faf hits the no ball, full toss for four through square leg. A couple of singles and then six, Ontong hits the last ball of the over for a six, he hits it over midwicket to bring up the 150. South Africa are batting brilliantly here.

  • 12

    Bravo comes back into the attack. Five singles from the over, a good one from Bravo. South Africa 134 for 3 after 12 overs.

  • 11

    Wicket: Russell comes back into the attack. Miller drives the first ball over extra cover for four, a low full toss and Miller gets behind it nicely to power it through the off side. A single and then WICKET! Faf digs out a yorker and goes for a quick single, Russell chases the ball and kicks it on to the stumps, Miller is out on 47. SA did not need this, a lucky break for the West Indies. Ontong comes out to bat. Two dots and a wide. A couple of runs to end the over.

  • 10

    50: Benn comes into the attack, he has been expensive so far. Miller pulls the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Six, a slog sweep against the spinner and Miller hits the ball out of the park over midwicket for a six. A single and then Faf powers the ball over midwicket again for another six, he gets his 50 in style. Two runs to end the over, 17 from it in total. SA 121 for 2 after 10 overs.

  • 9

    100: Ramdin is standing up to his stumps, Sammy comes into the attack. Six, Miller sends the first ball out of the park over long-on for a six. A single and then Faf pushes the ball through deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then six, Faf sends the ball over long-off for a big hit. 17 runs from the over, SA cross 100.

  • 8

    Cottrell comes back to bowl. A couple of runs as Miller pushes the ball to square leg, these two are really fast between the wickets. A single and then Faf flicks the ball through deep midwicket for four, and then a couple of singles to end the over.

  • 7

    Bravo comes into the attack. A single and a dot and a single and a dot to start the over. Six, Miller drives the ball straight down the ground for a six, it is in the arc and it goes out of the park. The ball is lost and a replacement has been called. 9 from the over, SA eyeing a big total here.

  • 6

    50: Sammy has a chat with Benn before Benn starts his second over. Faf pushes the first ball through the covers for a couple of runs. Six, Faf slog sweeps the ball over midwicket for a six. A dot and then Faf hits three consecutive boundaries to end the over, all fours, first one goes through fine leg for four, the second is slapped through deep point and the third is pinged into the deep midwicket boundary. 20 from the over.

  • 5

    A single to start the over and then Faf moves across and whips the ball through the leg side for four. A single and then Miller pulls the shortish ball off his hips for another boundary through the leg side. Four more, Holder bowls it slightly short again and Miller hits the ball through midwicket for a boundary. 14 from the over.

  • 4

    Russell comes into the attack and starts with a wide. A single and then a dot from Russell. Four, Miller punches the ball through the covers for four. 7 from the over.

  • 3

    Wicket: Holder starts with a wide down the leg side. Faf swings at the ball and hits it to third man for a single. WICKET! SA lose another one, the ball was going down leg and Rossouws edges it to the keeper. Another wide from Holder as Miller comes out to bat. Miller takes a single from the next ball to get off the mark. Four, Faf sends the next ball through the off side for four and a takes a single to end the over.

  • 2

    Cottrell comes on to bowl from the other end, Faf is the new man in. Six, short ball from Cottrell and Rossouw upper cuts it over the ropes for a six. Dot ball and then six again, another short ball has been dispatched over deep square leg for a six, there was a fielder there but Rossouw cleared him with ease. A couple of runs to end the over, 13 runs from it.

  • 2

    Cottrell comes on to bowl from the other end, Faf is the new man in. Six, short ball from Cottrell and Rossouw upper cuts it over the ropes for a six. Dot ball and then six again, another short ball has been dispatched over deep square leg for a six, there was a fielder there but Rossouw cleared him with ease. A single to end the over, 13 runs from it.

  • 1

    Wicket: A single to start as Rossouw and Morne van Wyk come out to bat. Benn starts with the ball. Four, van Wyk slaps the ball through point, Sammy dives but can't stop the ball from going to the boundary. WICKET! Benn strikes in his first over, Van Wyk hits the ball to point and Pollard takes the catch. Good thinking from Sammy.

  • South African team - Morne van Wyk (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis (c), Justin Ontong, 5 Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, David Wiese, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Marchant de Lange, Imran Tahir

  • West Indies team - Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Sheldon Cottrell

  • Team News - Sammy is happy to chase a target again, only one change for the West Indies, Benn replaces Ashley Nurse.

  • Toss: Toss - West Indies win the toss and choose to bowl

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the 2nd T20 between SA and WI from Johannesburg.

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Match Info
  • 231/7
    236/6
    - TBC
    West Indies won the toss and elected to field
    Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock
    Johan Cloete
    Ranjan Madugalle
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Rilee Rossouw
    c Ramdin b Holder
    Morne van Wyk
    c Pollard b Benn
    Faf du Plessis
    c Bravo b Holder
    David Miller
    run out
    Justin Ontong
    c Holder b Bravo
    Farhaan Behardien
    not out
    David Wiese
    c Smith b Bravo
    Kyle Abbott
    run out
    • 15
    • 9
    • 0
    • 2
    • 4
    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
    • 119
    • 56
    • 11
    • 5
    • 47
    • 26
    • 4
    • 3
    • 19
    • 12
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
    • 12
    • 0
    • 0
    • 6
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    Extras
    (lb 2, w 7, nb 2)
    11
    TOTAL
    (7 wickets; 20 overs)
    231
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Sulieman Benn
    Sheldon Cottrell
    Jason Holder
    Andre Russell
    Dwayne Bravo
    Darren Sammy
    Kieron Pollard
    • 3
    • 0
    • 42
    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    • 47
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    • 40
    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    • 39
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    • 32
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 17
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 12
    • 0
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 5/1 - van Wyk (0.5 ov)
    • 21/2 - Rossouw (2.2 ov)
    • 126/3 - Miller (10.3 ov)
    • 156/4 - Ontong (13.3 ov)
    • 222/5 - du Plessis (18.6 ov)
    • 228/6 - Wiese (19.2 ov)
    • 231/7 - Abbott (19.6 ov)

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