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3rd T20I, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, 27 May, 2024

South Africa

SA

163/7

(20.0) overs

West Indies

WI

165/2

(13.5) overs

West Indies beat South Africa by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match

Johnson Charles,
West Indies
West Indies
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West Indies
South Africa

West Indies • 165/2 (13.5 overs)

J Charles 69 (26)

B King 44 (28)

G Coetzee 1/37 (3)

N Peter 1/27 (2)

South Africa • 163/7 (20.0 overs)

van der Dussen 51 (31)

W Mulder 36 (28)

O McCoy 3/39 (4)

S Joseph 2/26 (4)

Commentary

Right then, that's a wrap to this exciting 3-match T20I series! Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies is handed over the series trophy and he joins his teammates for the celebration and the final photographs. This thrilling series between West Indies and South Africa concludes with the hosts clean sweeping the Proteas 3-0. West Indies were dominant across all three departments throughout the series, securing three consecutive wins before heading to the grand stage. However, for South Africa, it's a different story, with worries mounting high as nothing seemed to go their way. Particularly, their bowling unit appeared completely out of sync. But they will be reinforced with the experienced players heading into the T20 World Cup. Both teams will be now preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup. West Indies will first face Australia in its solitary warm-up game whereas South Africa will directly play its first league game against Sri Lanka. Till then, take care, and cheers!

Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies says that he is very happy with the series win. Adds they believe in each other as a unit and understand each other's game pretty well. Says it was a good preparation before the World Cup. Says 3-0 is a crucial win. Adds that their bowling has been really consistent with impressive performances from the likes of Gudakesh Motie and others.

Rassie van der Dussen says that it was a thoroughly disappointing series for them. Adds that they were not able to adapt to the Caribbean conditions and he is not happy with their efforts. Mentions that they will obviously have all the experienced players back in the side for the World Cup and a lot of responsibility will fall upon them. Tells that West Indies know how to play in these conditions but that cannot be an excuse as they also have some slowish and spinning conditions at home. Ends by saying that the main squad has been playing together for 3-4 years and they know the combinations. Reckons Quinton de Kock finding his form back and Nqabayomzi Peter's impressive performance were the highlights of the series.

Gudakesh Motie is the Player of the Series for picking up 8 wickets in three games. He says he is very pleased with his performance and adds he has been working really hard for the past few months. Also adds that he has worked hard on bowling yorkers and other variations as well. Says most of the surfaces will be similar.

Johnson Charles is the undisputed Player of the Match for his fantastic knock. He says that they have been working hard leading up to the series and it is all about implementing it out there. Adds that sometimes it comes off sometimes it doesn't but you have to keep the belief in yourself. Mentions that these are promising signs considering they don't have their full squad but still best South Africa 3-0 in this series.

The presentation ceremony...

Earlier in the game, South Africa chose to bat first, but their batting struggles continued as their openers once again failed to set a strong foundation. They kept losing wickets regularly, which dragged down the run rate. Gudakesh Motie shined again by taking a couple of key wickets, and the West Indies spinners did a fantastic job of keeping the Proteas' batters under control, not allowing them to gain any momentum. Obed McCoy further dented their batting line-up as he took a brilliant 3-fer. However, Rassie van der Dussen and Wiaan Mulder built a solid 77-run partnership, and debutant Patrick Kruger's crucial late cameo helped South Africa post a total of 163 on the board. During the chase, Johnson Charles and Brandon King gave West Indies a fantastic start, effortlessly finding boundaries. They didn't give the South African bowlers any chances and threw them off with their incredible hitting and winning the game comprehensively with 8 wickets in hand.

South Africa desperately needed early wickets to put the hosts under pressure, but nothing went their way. They were pummeled from the start, with Anrich Nortje's expensive spell being a major concern as he leaked runs in the Powerplay. Truth be told, every South African bowler was too predictable with their lines and lengths, making it easy for the West Indies batters. No one in the bowling unit could stem the flow of runs in the first six overs. Though Nqabayomzi Peter eventually provided a breakthrough, but it was too little, too late for the visitors. The bowlers couldn't resist the brutal assault from the Windies' batters and were all over the place, not just in this game in particular, but in the entire series. As a result, the tourists faced a crushing defeat and will have a lot to introspect and correct before entering the bigger stage in the coming week.

THIS IS CALLED SHEER DOMINANCE AND THE MEN IN MAROON HAVE DISPLAYED THE GLIMPSE OF THE VINTAGE WEST INDIES HERE. The West Indies which is hungry for redemption. West Indies clean sweeps South Africa by 3-0 in a clinical fashion. An important series win for them just before the T20 World Cup in June. South Africa will be absolutely gutted with the way this series panned out for them. Chasing a modest target of 164, West Indies got off to a blazing start with Johnson Charles and the man in red-hot form, Brandon King, attacking from the first ball. It felt like these two were batting on a completely different pitch. Charles smashed three consecutive sixes, finding the boundary with ease and racing to his half-century in no time. Meanwhile, King played the perfect supporting role, anchoring the innings while Charles went on a boundary-hitting spree. The duo inflated and powered the scoring rate dramatically, keeping the required run rate well under control. Charles was eventually dismissed for a stunning 69 off just 26 deliveries including 6 mammoth sixes and 9 fours. Kyle Mayers then joined the party and further wreaked havoc on the bowlers with his quickfire 36 and finished off things in style for his team with 37 balls remaining.

13.56

SIX! Kyle Mayers finishes things off in style! Reeza Hendricks drags his length back, on middle, Kyle Mayers stays back and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a bigger. WEST INDIES WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

13.41

Floated, full and on leg, Alick Athanaze clips it through square leg for one.

13.31

Flatter, short and on middle, Kyle Mayers uses his feet and pulls it towards long on for a single.

13.26

SIX! In a hurry to wrap up now! Offers a juicy half-volley on off, Kyle Mayers predicts the length early, clears his front leg and spanks it downtown for a maximum.

13.11

At the stumps on a fuller length, Alick Athanaze works it to the off side for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 150/2

A Athanaze4 (5)

K Mayers23 (20)

G Coetzee3-0-37-1

12.61

Slower one now, on a length and outside off, Alick Athanaze looks to cut but chops it down to the off side for one.

12.61wd

Back of a length but way down the leg side, Alick Athanaze tries to pull it away but misses.

12.51

A full toss, on off, Kyle Mayers drives it through covers for a run.

12.40

Nasty short ball angling on the middle and leg, Kyle Mayers gets cramped up for room and misses to pull. Quinton de Kock jumps in time to take it and awkwardly falls. UltraEdge shows there's a flat line when the ball passes near the bat.

12.36

SIX! Clean as a whistle! Shorter and angling on the middle, Kyle Mayers transfers his weight on the back foot and pulls it over deep backward square leg for a maximum.

12.20

Shorter delivery at the chest level. Kyle Mayers misses to pull it and gets a hit on the body, near the chest.

12.11

Fuller and at the middle stump. Alick Athanaze tucks it to deep square leg for one.

12.12wd

TWO WIDES! Length-delivery down the leg side from round the wicket, Kyle Mayers misses the pull and the keeper fumbles to allow an extra run as well.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 138/2

A Athanaze2 (3)

K Mayers16 (16)

R Hendricks2-0-14-0

11.62

Fuller in length, and outside off. Alick Athanaze drives it to deep extra cover for a couple.

11.50

Drags his length now, at the middle stump. Alick Athanaze defends it on the back foot.

11.41

Full length at the middle and leg. Kyle Mayers drills it down to long on for one.

11.41wd

WIDE! Full delivery down the leg side. Kyle Mayers swings but misses it completely. Wide given anyways.

11.30

Length delivery at the off stump, Kyle Mayers pushes it to the off side for no run.

11.20

Tosses it up at the off stump. Mayers hits it straight back to the bowler.

11.14b

FOUR BYES! Oh dear! This is getting worse for South Africa now. Reeza Hendricks bowls it slow and outside off on a fuller length, it turns away from the batter. Kyle Mayers skips down the track and misses to connect the shot. The ball even evades the keeper and bullets down to the deep third boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 130/2

A Athanaze0 (1)

K Mayers15 (12)

G Coetzee2-0-25-1

10.60

Cannons a perfect yorker on off, Alick Athanaze jams it in time and digs it out to the bowler.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The players are making their way out to the middle now. Brandon King and Johnson Charles are the two openers for West Indies. Anrich Nortje to start proceedings with the ball for South Africa. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

West Indies, on the other hand, were excellent with the ball once again. In this game, it was Shamar Joseph who set the tone by getting rid of Reeza Hendricks early and Obed McCoy followed it up by dismissing Ryan Rickelton. Gudakesh Motie continued his wicket-taking form and got rid of the dangerous QDK. However, then they allowed a bit of a partnership to be built and it was McCoy who got them the important breakthrough. Their catching and fielding were fantastic as well with Motie, Joseph, and McCoy all adding one more wicket to their tallies and closing the innings well. Now, it is up to their batters who will be chasing for the first time in this series but they should be fine but South Africa will hope that their spinners can do the same as the Windies did to them in the last couple of games. Join us in a bit for the second essay.

Obed McCoy is up for a quick chat. He says that he bowled pretty well as compared to the previous two games where he went for a few runs. Adds that he wasn't happy with the length last time but things went well on this track and says that he used his off-cutters well and effectively.

South Africa got off to a decent enough start but once again suffered a mini collapse with both Reeza Hendricks and Ryan Rickelton getting out one after the other with Quinton de Kock following suit. Matthew Breetzke also couldn't make much impact. However, it was their skipper Rassie van der Dussen once again who got them out of trouble and found good support from Wiaan Mulder as they added 77 runs together before the latter was dismissed. Their captain continued to attack from one end and notched up a gritty half-century and debutant Patrick Kruger also added a few crucial runs to get them to a respected score.

Another solid bowling performance from West Indies! Despite Rassie van der Dussen's fighting knock, South Africa have been restricted to under 170 here and it will be a challenge for them to defend this in front of the power-packed Windies batting arsenal.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 163/7

P Kruger16 (13)

B Fortuin2 (2)

S Joseph4-0-26-2

19.64

FOUR! A crucial boundary to end the first innings! South Africa finish at 163/7. Yorker, angling at the pads. Patrick Kruger moves leg side and squeezes it towards the right of deep square leg where the fielder, Kyle Mayers sprints from the deep square leg and puts in a dive but eventually, the TV Umpire confirms that he contacted the ropes while sliding and ball in his hand.

19.51

Full and on the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin drives it to the left of the bowler and sneaks a single. Shamar Joseph is quick enough to get on the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end.

19.41lb

Hard length, angling on the pads, Patrick Kruger prepares himself to play a reverse sweep ramp over short third but he misses to connect and gets it off his pads to the keeper's right for a leg bye.

19.31

Length-delivery on the off stump, Bjorn Fortuin moves leg side and swings and gets a leading edge to point for one.

Who walks out now?

19.2W

OUT! TAKEN! West Indies fielders have been excellently spectacular in the field throughout this series and this is just another exhibition of a screamer of a catch. Cannons a low full toss on off, Gerald Coetzee is late on the shot but lofts it over mid off but doesn't get the requisite power on this one. Brandon King calls for his catch running backward and eventually manages to catch it on the dive while back-paddling.

19.11b

Yorker at the pads. Patrick Kruger gets beaten and the keeper too, gets beaten allowing them to cross for a bye.

Gerald Coetzee comes out to the middle now. Also, Shamar Joseph to bowl the last over.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 155/6

van der Dussen51 (31)

P Kruger12 (10)

O McCoy4-0-39-3

18.6W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Rassie van der Dussen falls right after notching up his fifty! Bowls it slanting outside off, fuller in length, Rassie van der Dussen shuffles outside off and goes to pick it up and deposit it behind deep mid-wicket but takes off the leading edge of the willow. The ball flies towards Alick Athanaze who almost collides with converging Johnson Charles from the square leg region. Although Athanaze manages to hold onto the catch.

18.56

SIX! A commanding half-century for Rassie van der Dussen. An excellent innings under pressure. Obed McCoy bowls it around middle and off and keeps the length hard, Rassie van der Dussen swipes it across the line and smashes it well over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

18.41

Fires it on the off stump line, Patrick Kruger inside edges the shot towards deep fine for a single.

18.30

Yorker angling outside off. Patrick Kruger tries to guide it through the off side but misses.

18.26

SIX! Innovative! Outside off on a fullish length, Patrick Kruger shuffles outside off and ramps it well over deep third for a maximum. He tumbles after playing the shot but a much-needed maximum for South Africa.

18.10

Slower off cutter outside off, on a fuller length, Patrick Kruger moves to his right and covers the off-pole before swinging hard at it across the line. Misses.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 142/5

P Kruger5 (6)

van der Dussen45 (29)

S Joseph3-0-20-1

17.61

Overpitched on the middle and leg. Patrick Kruger drives it to extra cover for a signal to end the over.

17.50

Slower in pace, outside off on a nagging length, and it keeps a bit low as well on the bounce. Patrick Kruger tries to pull it across but only meets thin air.

17.51wd

WIDE! Down the leg side on a length. Wide given.

17.41lb

Cleverly bowls it on the pads, Rassie van der Dussen moves outside leg but only manages to squeeze it off the pads for a leg bye on the off side.

17.31

Short in length, on the top of the middle, Patrick Kruger swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

17.21

Sprays a full toss on the pads, down the leg side, Rassie van der Dussen flicks it along the ground straight towards the fielder stationed at deep fine. Just one.

17.11

Short in length, on the top of off, Patrick Kruger pulls it across the line and gets a single at deep square leg.

Shamar Joseph (2-0-15-1) is the next man in.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 136/5

P Kruger2 (2)

van der Dussen44 (27)

O McCoy3-0-26-2

16.61

Outside off on a length, Patrick Kruger slashes it through covers for a single to end the over.

16.51

Full and angling outside off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it towards deep cover for a single.

West Indies
South Africa
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
B King

c de Kock b G Coetzee

44 28 2 4 157.14
J Charles

c M Breetzke b N Peter

69 26 9 5 265.38
K Mayers

not out

36 23 0 4 156.52
A Athanaze

not out

6 7 0 0 85.71
Extras

(b 4,lb 0,w 5,nb 1,Penalty 0)

10
Total 13.5 (RR: 11.93)
165/2

Did not bat: A Fletcher, F Allen, H Walsh, A Hosein, G Motie, S Joseph, O McCoy

Fall of wickets:

(J Charles, 6.4 ov) (B King, 10.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Nortje
2 0 26 0 13.00
B Fortuin
2 0 25 0 12.50
G Coetzee
3 0 37 1 12.33
W Mulder
1 0 9 0 9.00
N Peter
2 0 27 1 13.50
P Kruger
1 0 8 0 8.00
R Hendricks
2.5 0 29 0 10.23
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
de Kock

lbw b G Motie

19 18 3 0 105.55
R Hendricks

c G Motie b S Joseph

6 6 1 0 100
R Rickelton

c A Fletcher b O McCoy

18 14 3 0 128.57
M Breetzke

c S Joseph b G Motie

5 7 0 0 71.42
van der Dussen

c A Athanaze b O McCoy

51 31 1 5 164.51
W Mulder

c K Mayers b O McCoy

36 28 3 1 128.57
P Kruger

not out

16 13 1 1 123.07
G Coetzee

c B King b S Joseph

0 1 0 0 0
B Fortuin

not out

2 2 0 0 100
Extras

(b 1,lb 2,w 7,nb 0,Penalty 0)

10
Total 20.0 (RR: 8.15)
163/7

Did not bat: N Peter, A Nortje

Fall of wickets:

(R Hendricks, 1.3 ov) (R Rickelton, 5.4 ov) (de Kock, 6.5 ov) (M Breetzke, 8.1 ov) (W Mulder, 16.2 ov) (van der Dussen, 19 ov) (G Coetzee, 19.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Hosein
4 0 31 0 7.75
S Joseph
4 0 26 2 6.50
F Allen
3 0 25 0 8.33
O McCoy
4 0 39 3 9.75
G Motie
3 0 21 2 7.00
H Walsh
2 0 18 0 9.00
West Indies
South Africa

Commentary

Right then, that's a wrap to this exciting 3-match T20I series! Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies is handed over the series trophy and he joins his teammates for the celebration and the final photographs. This thrilling series between West Indies and South Africa concludes with the hosts clean sweeping the Proteas 3-0. West Indies were dominant across all three departments throughout the series, securing three consecutive wins before heading to the grand stage. However, for South Africa, it's a different story, with worries mounting high as nothing seemed to go their way. Particularly, their bowling unit appeared completely out of sync. But they will be reinforced with the experienced players heading into the T20 World Cup. Both teams will be now preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup. West Indies will first face Australia in its solitary warm-up game whereas South Africa will directly play its first league game against Sri Lanka. Till then, take care, and cheers!

Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies says that he is very happy with the series win. Adds they believe in each other as a unit and understand each other's game pretty well. Says it was a good preparation before the World Cup. Says 3-0 is a crucial win. Adds that their bowling has been really consistent with impressive performances from the likes of Gudakesh Motie and others.

Rassie van der Dussen says that it was a thoroughly disappointing series for them. Adds that they were not able to adapt to the Caribbean conditions and he is not happy with their efforts. Mentions that they will obviously have all the experienced players back in the side for the World Cup and a lot of responsibility will fall upon them. Tells that West Indies know how to play in these conditions but that cannot be an excuse as they also have some slowish and spinning conditions at home. Ends by saying that the main squad has been playing together for 3-4 years and they know the combinations. Reckons Quinton de Kock finding his form back and Nqabayomzi Peter's impressive performance were the highlights of the series.

Gudakesh Motie is the Player of the Series for picking up 8 wickets in three games. He says he is very pleased with his performance and adds he has been working really hard for the past few months. Also adds that he has worked hard on bowling yorkers and other variations as well. Says most of the surfaces will be similar.

Johnson Charles is the undisputed Player of the Match for his fantastic knock. He says that they have been working hard leading up to the series and it is all about implementing it out there. Adds that sometimes it comes off sometimes it doesn't but you have to keep the belief in yourself. Mentions that these are promising signs considering they don't have their full squad but still best South Africa 3-0 in this series.

The presentation ceremony...

Earlier in the game, South Africa chose to bat first, but their batting struggles continued as their openers once again failed to set a strong foundation. They kept losing wickets regularly, which dragged down the run rate. Gudakesh Motie shined again by taking a couple of key wickets, and the West Indies spinners did a fantastic job of keeping the Proteas' batters under control, not allowing them to gain any momentum. Obed McCoy further dented their batting line-up as he took a brilliant 3-fer. However, Rassie van der Dussen and Wiaan Mulder built a solid 77-run partnership, and debutant Patrick Kruger's crucial late cameo helped South Africa post a total of 163 on the board. During the chase, Johnson Charles and Brandon King gave West Indies a fantastic start, effortlessly finding boundaries. They didn't give the South African bowlers any chances and threw them off with their incredible hitting and winning the game comprehensively with 8 wickets in hand.

South Africa desperately needed early wickets to put the hosts under pressure, but nothing went their way. They were pummeled from the start, with Anrich Nortje's expensive spell being a major concern as he leaked runs in the Powerplay. Truth be told, every South African bowler was too predictable with their lines and lengths, making it easy for the West Indies batters. No one in the bowling unit could stem the flow of runs in the first six overs. Though Nqabayomzi Peter eventually provided a breakthrough, but it was too little, too late for the visitors. The bowlers couldn't resist the brutal assault from the Windies' batters and were all over the place, not just in this game in particular, but in the entire series. As a result, the tourists faced a crushing defeat and will have a lot to introspect and correct before entering the bigger stage in the coming week.

THIS IS CALLED SHEER DOMINANCE AND THE MEN IN MAROON HAVE DISPLAYED THE GLIMPSE OF THE VINTAGE WEST INDIES HERE. The West Indies which is hungry for redemption. West Indies clean sweeps South Africa by 3-0 in a clinical fashion. An important series win for them just before the T20 World Cup in June. South Africa will be absolutely gutted with the way this series panned out for them. Chasing a modest target of 164, West Indies got off to a blazing start with Johnson Charles and the man in red-hot form, Brandon King, attacking from the first ball. It felt like these two were batting on a completely different pitch. Charles smashed three consecutive sixes, finding the boundary with ease and racing to his half-century in no time. Meanwhile, King played the perfect supporting role, anchoring the innings while Charles went on a boundary-hitting spree. The duo inflated and powered the scoring rate dramatically, keeping the required run rate well under control. Charles was eventually dismissed for a stunning 69 off just 26 deliveries including 6 mammoth sixes and 9 fours. Kyle Mayers then joined the party and further wreaked havoc on the bowlers with his quickfire 36 and finished off things in style for his team with 37 balls remaining.

13.56

SIX! Kyle Mayers finishes things off in style! Reeza Hendricks drags his length back, on middle, Kyle Mayers stays back and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a bigger. WEST INDIES WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

13.41

Floated, full and on leg, Alick Athanaze clips it through square leg for one.

13.31

Flatter, short and on middle, Kyle Mayers uses his feet and pulls it towards long on for a single.

13.26

SIX! In a hurry to wrap up now! Offers a juicy half-volley on off, Kyle Mayers predicts the length early, clears his front leg and spanks it downtown for a maximum.

13.11

At the stumps on a fuller length, Alick Athanaze works it to the off side for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 150/2

A Athanaze4 (5)

K Mayers23 (20)

G Coetzee3-0-37-1

12.61

Slower one now, on a length and outside off, Alick Athanaze looks to cut but chops it down to the off side for one.

12.61wd

Back of a length but way down the leg side, Alick Athanaze tries to pull it away but misses.

12.51

A full toss, on off, Kyle Mayers drives it through covers for a run.

12.40

Nasty short ball angling on the middle and leg, Kyle Mayers gets cramped up for room and misses to pull. Quinton de Kock jumps in time to take it and awkwardly falls. UltraEdge shows there's a flat line when the ball passes near the bat.

12.36

SIX! Clean as a whistle! Shorter and angling on the middle, Kyle Mayers transfers his weight on the back foot and pulls it over deep backward square leg for a maximum.

12.20

Shorter delivery at the chest level. Kyle Mayers misses to pull it and gets a hit on the body, near the chest.

12.11

Fuller and at the middle stump. Alick Athanaze tucks it to deep square leg for one.

12.12wd

TWO WIDES! Length-delivery down the leg side from round the wicket, Kyle Mayers misses the pull and the keeper fumbles to allow an extra run as well.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 138/2

A Athanaze2 (3)

K Mayers16 (16)

R Hendricks2-0-14-0

11.62

Fuller in length, and outside off. Alick Athanaze drives it to deep extra cover for a couple.

11.50

Drags his length now, at the middle stump. Alick Athanaze defends it on the back foot.

11.41

Full length at the middle and leg. Kyle Mayers drills it down to long on for one.

11.41wd

WIDE! Full delivery down the leg side. Kyle Mayers swings but misses it completely. Wide given anyways.

11.30

Length delivery at the off stump, Kyle Mayers pushes it to the off side for no run.

11.20

Tosses it up at the off stump. Mayers hits it straight back to the bowler.

11.14b

FOUR BYES! Oh dear! This is getting worse for South Africa now. Reeza Hendricks bowls it slow and outside off on a fuller length, it turns away from the batter. Kyle Mayers skips down the track and misses to connect the shot. The ball even evades the keeper and bullets down to the deep third boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 130/2

A Athanaze0 (1)

K Mayers15 (12)

G Coetzee2-0-25-1

10.60

Cannons a perfect yorker on off, Alick Athanaze jams it in time and digs it out to the bowler.

Debutant Alick Athanaze comes out to the middle now.

10.5W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A little too late but a good execution from Coetzee! Bangs it into the deck, short and outside off with pace off as well. The ball further bounces off the deck which takes Brandon King by surprise who tries to pull it away but the extra bit of bounce takes off the leading edge of the willow and carries straight into the safe hands of Quinton de Kock behind the wiclets.

10.40

Perfectly executed bumper, it further shoots up from the deck, outside off, Brandon King leaves it alone.

10.30

Pace off on a length, outside off, Brandon King is early on the pull shot and inside edges over the stumps and then to the keeper on a couple of bounces.

10.21

Short and angling on off from around the wicket, Kyle Mayers hops back and dabs it to mid off for a quick single.

10.11

Short and on the middle, Brandon King pulls it straight to deep square leg for one.

Drinks! Time for drinks! This game is heavily in favor of West Indies now after some brutal hitting by the batters. Johnson Charles, in particular, was absolutely insane right from the moment he set foot on the pitch. Brandon King too didn't let himself tie-up for runs and stands unbeaten on 43. South African bowlers were punished and to be fair, they were all over the place and need only a miracle to turn the things from here as West Indies need below the run a ball now.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 128/1

B King43 (24)

K Mayers14 (11)

R Hendricks1-0-10-0

9.61

Short again, on middle, Brandon King forces it down to long on for one. West Indies need just 36 runs in the last 10 overs.

9.50

Flighted, full and on off, Brandon King looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards short third man.

9.41

Short and on leg, Kyle Mayers punches it towards long on for a single.

9.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Kyle Mayers pushes it back to the bowler.

9.26

SIX! Kyle Mayers joins the party now! Tossed up, full and on middle, Kyle Mayers stays in his crease and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

9.12

Reeza Hendricks starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Kyle Mayers drives it towards extra covers where the fielder lets it through and the batters get a double.

Reeza Hendricks is into the attack now.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 118/1

K Mayers5 (7)

B King42 (22)

N Peter2-0-27-1

8.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Kyle Mayers drills it towards long on for one more. 17 runs off the over!

8.51

Quicker, short and on off, Brandon King swats it towards long off for one.

8.46

SIX! Brandon King makes full use of the Free Hit! Floated, full and outside off, Brandon King goes down again, fetches it from there and somehow manages to slog-sweep it away over the wide long on fence for another maximum.

8.42nb

Short and around off, Kyle Mayers punches it towards long off for a run. Oh..no! Peter has overstepped here. It is a No ball and a Free Hit is up next...

8.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Kyle Mayers looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

8.21

Floated, full and on off, Brandon King eases it towards long off for a single.

8.16

SIX! Down the ground and over! Tossed up, full and on middle, Brandon King goes down on one knee, dispatches it stylishly over the long on fence for a biggie.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 101/1

K Mayers3 (4)

B King28 (18)

P Kruger1-0-8-0

7.60

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Kyle Mayers knocks it back to the bowler.

7.51

Pitched up, on middle, Brandon King works it towards long on for one.

7.41

Back of a length and on middle, Kyle Mayers pulls it through mid-wicket for one.

7.31

Full again and on off, Brandon King mistimes his drive this time towards long off for a run.

7.24

FOUR! Powered away! Patrick Kruger serves a low full toss, on middle, Brandon King drills it really hard down the ground, there is a long on in place but he has no chances of stopping that as the ball zips past him for a boundary.

7.11

Patrick Kruger begins with a full delivery, on off, angling away, Kyle Mayers drills it towards deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 93/1

B King22 (15)

K Mayers1 (1)

N Peter1-0-10-1

6.60

Fires this one full, on middle, angling in, Brandon King tries to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a shout for LBW, but turned down.

6.51

Short and on leg, Kyle Mayers works it towards long on for a another run.

Kyle Mayers is in at number 3.

6.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Nqabayomzi Peter has the last laugh here! Just like in the last game, he picks up a wicket after getting hit for a maximum. He lands this short and around off, flatter as well, Johnson Charles goes back to pull it away but fails to get underneath it and mistimes in the air towards deep mid-wicket, Matthew Breetzke settles and takes a good catch. Charles goes back after a scintillating knock here!

6.36

SIX! INTO THE CROWD! Nqabayomzi Peter flights it up again, full and on middle, Johnson Charles goes down and absolutely launches it high and handsomely over the long on fence for a biggie.

6.21

Tossed up, full and on off, Brandon King drives it towards long off for a run.

6.11

Floated, full and on middle, Johnson Charles eases it towards long on for a single.

6.11wd

Nqabayomzi Peter starts with a quicker delivery, full but down the leg side, Johnson Charles misses his flick. Wided.

Nqabayomzi Peter replaces Bjorn Fortuin.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 83/0

B King21 (13)

J Charles62 (23)

A Nortje2-0-26-0

5.60

Another full toss, on middle, Brandon King stabs it back to the bowler. 13 runs off the over!

5.51

Pitched up, on middle, Johnson Charles works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.

5.44

FOUR! Make that three now! Anrich Nortje lands this short of a length and outside off, Johnson Charles gets the chance to free his arms and crunches it past cover-point for four more runs.

5.34

FOUR! TWO IN TWO! Anrich Nortje bowls a low full toss at 145 clicks, on middle, Johnson Charles presents the full face of the bat and drives it gloriously past the bowler for another boundary.

5.24

FOUR! FIFTY FOR CHARLES! A much-needed half-century for the big man ahead of the World Cup. This is full and on off, Johnson Charles backs away again and drills it hard wide of mid off, the fielder dives to his right, gets a hand to it but only manages to parry it to the fence for a boundary. Out of his 53 runs, he has scored 52 from just boundaries. Unreal stuff!

5.10

Anrich Nortje follows the batter and serves this full, angling into leg, Johnson Charles gets cramped up and only manages to knock it on the pitch.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 70/0

B King21 (12)

J Charles49 (18)

B Fortuin2-0-25-0

4.60

Too full at the stumps, Brandon King flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

4.54

FOUR! Cut away! Classy! Flatter and on a length, way outside off, Brandon King waits and cashes onto the width on offer, and gets it through cover-point for a boundary.

4.41

Short and slow, on the middle and leg, Johnson Charles rocks back into the crease and punches it to long on for one.

4.31

Drags his length on off, Brandon King works it to the off side and fetches a quick single.

4.20

Just short! Too slow and outside off, full in length, Brandon King cuts it aerially and the ball falls just short ahead of the short fine fielder.

4.16

SIX! King wants a piece of the fun as well! Short and on the middle, too predictable. Brandon King sits on one knee and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 58/0

J Charles48 (17)

B King10 (7)

W Mulder1-0-9-0

3.64

FOUR! Runs coming thick and fast for the hosts here. Angling down the leg stump line, on a fullish length, Johnson Charles clips it off the pads through short fine for a boundary.

3.50

Wiaan Mulder darts this one on the leg stump line following Johnson Charles shuffling way outside leg stump. He misses to connect it well and inside edges onto the boots and then to the keeper where Quinton de Kock does well enough to stop the ball diving to his right.

3.40

Stays low on the bounce, on middle, Johnson Charles goes to pull it across the line but gets a ping on his thigh pad.

3.30

On off, and full, Johnson Charles drives it straight to mid off.

3.24

FOUR! Where do you bowl this bloke? Short and angling on the leg side, Johnson Charles waits for it on the back foot and simply guides it through short fine for another boundary.

3.11

Knee-length full toss, angling in from middle, Brandon King drills it down to long on along the ground for a single. 50-run stand between the two already in mere 19 deliveries.

Fourth over and Rassie van der Dussen brings in a fourth bowler as well in the form of Wiaan Mulder.

Runs Scored 23 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 49/0

J Charles40 (12)

B King9 (6)

G Coetzee1-0-23-0

2.64

FOUR! Shot! A low full toss on the stumps, Johnson Charles slaps it down the ground behind the bowler for a cracking boundary. No chance for the fielder sprinting from long on who tries to flick it before the ropes. This is hit with sheer brute force by Johnson Charles. 23 off the over.

2.56

SIX! Make that three in a row! Gerald Coetzee goes too full, and on off, sets up nicely for the batter as Johnson Charles clears his front leg and hoists it over long off for a maximum.

2.46

SIX! Johnson Charles can do no wrong in this game! Short in length, angling down leg, Johnson Charles moves inside the line of the ball and guides it with the pace over deep fine leg for another maximum. Into his 30s already now.

2.36

SIX! MASSIVE!  Gerald Coetzee lands this one right into the hitting arc of Charles, full and on the middle and leg, Johnson Charles cashes onto it and clears his front leg before depositing it behind long on into the crowd for a six.

2.21

Slower, and on the hard length closer to the body, Brandon King tucks it towards deep mid-wicket for an easy single.

2.10

On the top of off, hits the deck hard on the fourth stump, Brandon King covers his off-pole and tries to swipe it away across the line but misses.

Gerald Coetzee replaces Anrich Nortje.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 26/0

J Charles18 (8)

B King8 (4)

B Fortuin1-0-13-0

1.60

Sees the batter moving to his left, Bjorn Fortuin flats it up outside off on a length. Johnson Charles misses to reach at it. End of the over and West Indies have already got a fantastic start here.

1.56

SIX! BANG! Flighted one, full and on off, Johnson Charles charges down the track and thumps it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

1.40

Angles it on the leg stump line, and keeps the length fuller, Johnson Charles misses to sweep it but gets it off the pads to short fine.

1.31

At the stumps, on a fuller length, Brandon King works it to the leg side for one.

1.26

SIX! What a shot from King! Drops it full and on off, Brandon King dances down the track and deposits it in the crowd behind long on for a maximum.

1.10

Arm-ball, sliding down the leg side, on a fullish length, Brandon King goes to sweep it away but plays over it and thuds the pads. A brief appeal for LBW but only the bowler is interested.

Spin from the other end as Bjorn Fortuin is ready to share the attack.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 13/0

J Charles12 (5)

B King1 (1)

A Nortje1-0-13-0

0.60

Full, and aims the stumps, Johnson Charles drives it straight and dismantles the stumps at the non-striker's end to end the first over. West Indies is already up and running. 13 off the first over.

0.54

FOUR! Authoritative! Anrich Nortje hits the deck hard, angles on off, Johnson Charles picks it up straight downtown for a boundary. The fast it comes the quicker it goes.

0.44

FOUR! Gee, that's some shot! Short and on middle and leg at 145 kph, Johnson Charles moves to the leg side of the ball and arches back before ramping it over short third for a boundary.

0.34

FOUR! First four for West Indies and it comes off the willow of Johnson Charles. Angles it on the middle and leg, fuller in length, Johnson Charles clears his front foot for room and swipes it through mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.

0.20

Hard length, on the top of off, Johnson Charles dabs it with soft hands towards the point fielder.

0.11

Off the mark straightaway! Hits the deck hard does Anrich Nortje, and lands it around off, Brandon King drives it on the up through covers and takes a single.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The players are making their way out to the middle now. Brandon King and Johnson Charles are the two openers for West Indies. Anrich Nortje to start proceedings with the ball for South Africa. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

West Indies, on the other hand, were excellent with the ball once again. In this game, it was Shamar Joseph who set the tone by getting rid of Reeza Hendricks early and Obed McCoy followed it up by dismissing Ryan Rickelton. Gudakesh Motie continued his wicket-taking form and got rid of the dangerous QDK. However, then they allowed a bit of a partnership to be built and it was McCoy who got them the important breakthrough. Their catching and fielding were fantastic as well with Motie, Joseph, and McCoy all adding one more wicket to their tallies and closing the innings well. Now, it is up to their batters who will be chasing for the first time in this series but they should be fine but South Africa will hope that their spinners can do the same as the Windies did to them in the last couple of games. Join us in a bit for the second essay.

Obed McCoy is up for a quick chat. He says that he bowled pretty well as compared to the previous two games where he went for a few runs. Adds that he wasn't happy with the length last time but things went well on this track and says that he used his off-cutters well and effectively.

South Africa got off to a decent enough start but once again suffered a mini collapse with both Reeza Hendricks and Ryan Rickelton getting out one after the other with Quinton de Kock following suit. Matthew Breetzke also couldn't make much impact. However, it was their skipper Rassie van der Dussen once again who got them out of trouble and found good support from Wiaan Mulder as they added 77 runs together before the latter was dismissed. Their captain continued to attack from one end and notched up a gritty half-century and debutant Patrick Kruger also added a few crucial runs to get them to a respected score.

Another solid bowling performance from West Indies! Despite Rassie van der Dussen's fighting knock, South Africa have been restricted to under 170 here and it will be a challenge for them to defend this in front of the power-packed Windies batting arsenal.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 163/7

P Kruger16 (13)

B Fortuin2 (2)

S Joseph4-0-26-2

19.64

FOUR! A crucial boundary to end the first innings! South Africa finish at 163/7. Yorker, angling at the pads. Patrick Kruger moves leg side and squeezes it towards the right of deep square leg where the fielder, Kyle Mayers sprints from the deep square leg and puts in a dive but eventually, the TV Umpire confirms that he contacted the ropes while sliding and ball in his hand.

19.51

Full and on the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin drives it to the left of the bowler and sneaks a single. Shamar Joseph is quick enough to get on the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end.

19.41lb

Hard length, angling on the pads, Patrick Kruger prepares himself to play a reverse sweep ramp over short third but he misses to connect and gets it off his pads to the keeper's right for a leg bye.

19.31

Length-delivery on the off stump, Bjorn Fortuin moves leg side and swings and gets a leading edge to point for one.

Who walks out now?

19.2W

OUT! TAKEN! West Indies fielders have been excellently spectacular in the field throughout this series and this is just another exhibition of a screamer of a catch. Cannons a low full toss on off, Gerald Coetzee is late on the shot but lofts it over mid off but doesn't get the requisite power on this one. Brandon King calls for his catch running backward and eventually manages to catch it on the dive while back-paddling.

19.11b

Yorker at the pads. Patrick Kruger gets beaten and the keeper too, gets beaten allowing them to cross for a bye.

Gerald Coetzee comes out to the middle now. Also, Shamar Joseph to bowl the last over.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 155/6

van der Dussen51 (31)

P Kruger12 (10)

O McCoy4-0-39-3

18.6W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Rassie van der Dussen falls right after notching up his fifty! Bowls it slanting outside off, fuller in length, Rassie van der Dussen shuffles outside off and goes to pick it up and deposit it behind deep mid-wicket but takes off the leading edge of the willow. The ball flies towards Alick Athanaze who almost collides with converging Johnson Charles from the square leg region. Although Athanaze manages to hold onto the catch.

18.56

SIX! A commanding half-century for Rassie van der Dussen. An excellent innings under pressure. Obed McCoy bowls it around middle and off and keeps the length hard, Rassie van der Dussen swipes it across the line and smashes it well over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

18.41

Fires it on the off stump line, Patrick Kruger inside edges the shot towards deep fine for a single.

18.30

Yorker angling outside off. Patrick Kruger tries to guide it through the off side but misses.

18.26

SIX! Innovative! Outside off on a fullish length, Patrick Kruger shuffles outside off and ramps it well over deep third for a maximum. He tumbles after playing the shot but a much-needed maximum for South Africa.

18.10

Slower off cutter outside off, on a fuller length, Patrick Kruger moves to his right and covers the off-pole before swinging hard at it across the line. Misses.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 142/5

P Kruger5 (6)

van der Dussen45 (29)

S Joseph3-0-20-1

17.61

Overpitched on the middle and leg. Patrick Kruger drives it to extra cover for a signal to end the over.

17.50

Slower in pace, outside off on a nagging length, and it keeps a bit low as well on the bounce. Patrick Kruger tries to pull it across but only meets thin air.

17.51wd

WIDE! Down the leg side on a length. Wide given.

17.41lb

Cleverly bowls it on the pads, Rassie van der Dussen moves outside leg but only manages to squeeze it off the pads for a leg bye on the off side.

17.31

Short in length, on the top of the middle, Patrick Kruger swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

17.21

Sprays a full toss on the pads, down the leg side, Rassie van der Dussen flicks it along the ground straight towards the fielder stationed at deep fine. Just one.

17.11

Short in length, on the top of off, Patrick Kruger pulls it across the line and gets a single at deep square leg.

Shamar Joseph (2-0-15-1) is the next man in.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 136/5

P Kruger2 (2)

van der Dussen44 (27)

O McCoy3-0-26-2

16.61

Outside off on a length, Patrick Kruger slashes it through covers for a single to end the over.

16.51

Full and angling outside off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it towards deep cover for a single.

16.46

SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Favorable length and the line is on the middle, Rassie van der Dussen clears his front leg and smokes it downtown for a maximum.

16.31

Good length outside off. Patrick Kruger plays it to deep point for a single.

Debutant Patrick Kruger walks out to bat now.

16.2W

OUT! TAKEN! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE CATCH THIS FROM KYLE MAYERS! Obed McCoy bowls it across off, but this time he goes fuller and outside off, Wiaan Mulder shuffles across off as well and tries to go downtown but hits it off the bottom half of the bat, and the ball takes off high up in the air. It swirls and travels towards long on where Kyle Mayers runs to his left and takes a fantastic catch. He falls with the momentum as well but manages to hold the ball in his hand. Obed McCoy finally provides a much-needed breakthrough for the hosts as he breaks a crucial partnership.

16.10

Swing and a miss! Slants it way across off, just inside the guideline, Wiaan Mulder moves across off and swings hard across the line but fails to connect.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 127/4

W Mulder36 (26)

van der Dussen37 (25)

A Hosein4-0-31-0

15.61

Good length at the pads. Wiaan Mulder tucks it to deep square leg for a single to end the over.

15.51

Fuller and at the leg stump, turns sharply at the off stump. Rassie van der Dussen plays it to point for one.

15.42

Good length at the off stump. Rassie van der Dussen plays it to the right of long on for a couple.

15.45wd

FIVE WIDES! Drops it down the leg side on a fullish length, Rassie van der Dussen misses out to connect the sweep shot and the ball evades the keeper to race away towards the fence at deep fine leg.

15.30

Drifts it down the leg side on a fullish length, Rassie van der Dussen misses to connect on the tuck and Andre Fletcher collects it behind the wickets. The keeper is interested and appeals for caught behind but it seems like the ball brushed off his pad.

15.21

Full, and on off, Wiaan Mulder drives it to covers for a single.

15.14

FOUR! Nicely done! Flatter and just on off, Wiaan Mulder is quick to cut it and pierces the faint gap between short third and point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 113/4

van der Dussen34 (22)

W Mulder30 (23)

G Motie3-0-21-2

14.66

SIX! BOOM! 16 runs off the over! Gudakesh Motie flights it up a bit, full and on leg, Rassie van der Dussen gets to the pitch of it and slogs it away with the wind, the ball goes sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. South Africa starting to get going now!

14.51

Short again, on middle, Wiaan Mulder moves back and nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for one.

14.41

Shortish and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen works it towards long on for one.

14.36

SIX! STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW! Tossed up, full and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen clears his front leg away, smokes it with a clean bat swing over the bowler's head for a biggie. That brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

14.21

Floated, short and around off, Wiaan Mulder punches it through covers for a run.

14.11

Quicker, full and on off, Rassie van der Dussen pushes it towards point for a single.

Gudakesh Motie (2-0-5-2) is back into the attack. He replaces Hayden Walsh.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 97/4

W Mulder28 (21)

van der Dussen20 (18)

O McCoy2-0-17-1

13.60

Pitched up and on off, Wiaan Mulder drives it firmly but straight to mid off. 10 runs off the over!

13.54

FOUR! Nicely played! Hard length and outside off, Wiaan Mulder opens the face of the bat at the last moment and runs it down wide of third man for another boundary.

13.41

Touch fuller and on off, Rassie van der Dussen steers it past point for a run.

13.31

On a length and on middle, slower as well, Wiaan Mulder clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

13.24

EDGED AND FOUR! Obed McCoy lands this on a good length and just around off, angling away again, Wiaan Mulder tries to guide it away but gets an outside edge just past the keeper for a boundary.

13.10

Fuller and outside off, angling away, Wiaan Mulder throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

Obed McCoy (1-0-7-1) is back into the attack. He replaces Akeal Hosein.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 87/4

W Mulder19 (16)

van der Dussen19 (17)

H Walsh2-0-18-0

12.61

Short once again and around off, Wiaan Mulder punches it though cover-point for one.

12.50

Short and outside off, Wiaan Mulder cuts it straight to point.

12.40

A bit quicker, full and on off, Wiaan Mulder steps across to play but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a shout for LBW, but turned down. However, Brandon King takes the review here. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that the impact is outside off here. West Indies loses their second review as well!

12.32

Flighted, full and around off, Wiaan Mulder slices it past point for a brace.

12.26

SIX! BANG! Hayden Walsh floats it up, full and on middle, Wiaan Mulder clears his front leg away and tonks it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

12.11

Fine bowling! This is a googly, full and on middle, turns in sharply, Rassie van der Dussen fails to pick it up and tries to play but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 77/4

van der Dussen18 (16)

W Mulder10 (11)

A Hosein3-0-17-0

11.61

Quicker, short and on middle, keeps a bit low, Rassie van der Dussen goes down to swipe it away but just manages to get an inside edge towards square leg for one. Tidy over!

11.51

Flatter, short and on middle, Wiaan Mulder punches it towards long on for another run.

11.41

Slower through the air and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen stays back and pushes it through covers for a run.

11.30

Short again and around off, Rassie van der Dussen steers it straigh to point.

11.21

Floated, short and on off, Wiaan Mulder works it off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket for a single.

11.12

Short and on middle, Wiaan Mulder moves back and pulls it away wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs, the throw comes in at the keeper's end where it almost hit Mulder on his helmet.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 71/4

W Mulder6 (8)

van der Dussen16 (13)

H Walsh1-0-8-0

10.61

Short again, on middle, Wiaan Mulder nudges it through mid-wicket for one more.

10.51

Flatter, short and around off, Rassie van der Dussen cuts it towards sweeper covers for one.

10.40

Quicker, full and outside off again, Rassie van der Dussen leaves it again thinking it is a wide but the umpire does not think so here.

10.30

Floated, full and outside off, Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.

10.26

DROPPED AND SIX! A huge let-off for South Africa! Tossed up, full and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen slogs it towards the long on fence, Kyle Mayers positions himself and grabs it but he is not aware of his surroundings and steps outside the rope. It is a maximum but Mayers should have done better there.

10.10

Hayden Walsh starts with a loose delivery, short and outside off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to punch it away but mistimes it to short covers.

Drinks! After a decent start, South Africa once again finds themselves in trouble and it is once again on their skipper Rassie van der Dussen to take them out of it but will need support from te other end as well. West Indies have been excellent and their spinners are making life difficult for the batters. The hosts will hope that they can quickly pick up a couple of more wickets and restrict the visitors to as low as possible.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 63/4

W Mulder5 (7)

van der Dussen9 (8)

F Allen3-0-25-0

9.62

Bowls it closer to the body and offers no room at all, full on middle and leg, Wiaan Mulder nudges it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a brace to end the over.

9.51

On the middle and leg stump line, fuller in length, Rassie van der Dussen drills it down to long on for one.

9.42

Tossed up around off stump, Rassie van der Dussen skips down to the pitch of the ball and pushes it with soft hands through cover for a single. The fielder picks up and has a shy at the non-striker's end, which allows the batter to cross for the double.

9.34

FOUR! Innovative and gets the result! Tossed up around middle and leg, full in length, Rassie van der Dussen reads the length quite well and reverse sweeps it through short third for a boundary.

9.21

Short in length on the stumps, Wiaan Mulder goes back and pushes it to long on for a single.

9.10

Length ball around off stump, Wiaan Mulder rocks back and punches it to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 53/4

W Mulder2 (4)

van der Dussen2 (5)

G Motie2-0-5-2

8.61

Tossed up around off, Wiaan Mulder opens the face of his bat and works it to backward point for a quick single.

8.50

Length ball around middle stump, Mulder watchfully defends it.

8.40

Flighted-delivery around middle and leg, Wiaan Mulder knocks it back to the bowler.

8.31

Tossed up around off again, Rassie van der Dussen leans forward and chips it down to long off for a single

8.21

Pitched up outside off, Wiaan Mulder slices it through cover-point region for a single.

Wiaan Mulder walks out to bat now.

8.1W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! And again, it's that man Gudakesh Motie with the breakthrough, he gets his second wicket now and South Africa further go deep down in trouble! Nicely tossed up around off, and holds a bit on the surface as well. Matthew Breetzke is early on the shot as he goes to hoist it over long off but mistimes and the ball carries straight towards Shamar Joseph who takes an easy catch.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 50/3

van der Dussen1 (4)

M Breetzke5 (6)

F Allen2-0-15-0

7.60

Tossed up around fourth stump, Rassie van der Dussen chips it to cover.

7.50

Length ball onto the pads, Rassie van der Dussen goes for the paddle sweep, misses it, and the ball hits his pads.

7.41

50 up for the Proteas! Length ball on the pads, Matthew Breetzke backs away and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single

7.30

Nice grip on off, turns away on a fuller length, Matthew Breetzke doesn't move his feet at all and somehow hits it to the off side.

7.21

A bit fuller in length, on off and middle, Rassie van der Dussen leans ahead and drives it through cover-point with soft hands and runs for a single.

7.11

Slightly short, turning away from middle, Matthew Breetzke goes deep in the crease and cuts it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 47/3

van der Dussen0 (1)

M Breetzke3 (3)

G Motie1-0-2-1

6.60

Overpitched on middle, Rassie van der Dussen strides ahead and knocks it back to the bowler. End of another successful over for West Indies and Gudakesh Motie continues to impress in this series.

Rassie van der Dussen, the skipper of South Africa is the next man in with his side in a spot of bother.

6.5W

OUT! LBW! A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. After a brief chat with his partner, Quinton de Kock decides to go upstairs to review it. Gudakesh Motie from over the wicket, bowls it full and turns it sharply into the batter from outside off, Quinton de Kock sits down and employs the reverse sweep but plays it all over the line and the ball thuds his front pad. UltraEdge shows a flat line and Ball Tracker confirms that the ball is hitting the leg stump. Three reds and QDK is a goner. South Africa lose the third wicket now and is reeling in the game.

6.40

Length ball outside off, Quinton de Kock dabs it to backward point.

6.31

Tossed up on the middle, fuller this time, Matthew Breetzke leans onto the ball, and drives it inside out to long off for a single.

6.21

Drags his length a bit, on middle and off, Quinton de Kock works it towards long on for a single.

6.10

Turn straight away! On off and turns it into the batter on a length. Quinton de Kock watches it closely and knocks it underneath his eyes.

Gudakesh Motie comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 45/2

M Breetzke2 (2)

de Kock18 (14)

O McCoy1-0-7-1

5.60

Back of a length on the pads, Matthew Breetzke defends it back to the bowler. End of the mandatory Powerplay and South Africa is crawling at 45/2.

5.52

On the back of a length, just around off, Matthew Breetzke defends it underneath his eyes towards point where the fielder fumbles on the pick-up and allows them to take the double as the ball rolls to the deep backward point region.

Matthew Breetzke comes out to the middle now.

5.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Obed McCoy gets his first wicket and breaks a crucial partnership! Ryan Rickelton departs and South Africa are two down now. Bowls a pace-off delivery around off, and gets it to nip away sharply from the southpaw on a length, Ryan Rickelton plays it inside the line of the ball as he gets deceived by the nip and outside edges on the drive. Andre Fletcher makes no mistake and takes an absolute regulation grab behind the wickets.

5.31

Slightly outside off on a length, Quinton de Kock chops it towards point where the fielder parries the ball to the deep which allows the two batters to cross for a single.

5.24

FOUR! Gracefully done from QDK! Offers a huge amount of width on a shorter length, outside off, Quinton de Kock waits for it and cuts it aerially over cover-point for a cracking boundary.

5.10

Starts off over the stumps, and lands it on a hard length around off, it bounces a bit extra, Quinton de Kock negotiates it well and taps it in front of covers.

Obed McCoy replaces Shamar Joseph.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 38/1

de Kock13 (11)

R Rickelton18 (13)

F Allen1-0-12-0

4.61

Another short delivery, on middle, Quinton de Kock pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

4.54

FOUR! Good shot! Fabian Allen lands this short and outside off, Quinton de Kock moves back, gets the chance to free his arms and cuts it away past point for another boundary.

4.41

In the air..safe! Flatter, short and on middle, Ryan Rickelton goes down and swipes it in the air, the fielder at mid-wicket dives to his left but the ball lands just short. Another single taken.

4.31

Floated, full and on off, Quinton de Kock drives it a bit uppishly but in front of mid on. They cross.

4.21

Short again and on off, Ryan Rickelton makes room and stabs it towards extra covers for a single.

4.14

FOUR! Ryan Rickelton greets Fabian Allen with a boundary! Allen starts with a short delivery, outside off, Ryan Rickelton backs away a bit and cuts it away through extra covers for a single.

Fabian Allen replaces Akeal Hosein.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 26/1

de Kock7 (8)

R Rickelton12 (10)

S Joseph2-0-15-1

3.60

On a length and around leg, Quinton de Kock nudges it towards mid-wicket.

3.51

Short of a length and on middle, Ryan Rickelton swipes it through square leg for one.

3.44

FOUR! Gets it away this time! Another full toss, on middle, Ryan Rickelton stays firm and thrashes it past the bowler for an easy boundary.

3.30

Ryan Rickelton misses out there! Shamar Joseph bowls a juicy full toss, outside off, Ryan Rickelton drills it straight to extra covers.

3.20

Short of a length and on off, Ryan Rickelton miscues his cut off the toe-end of the bat back to the bowler.

3.14

FOUR! Nice shot! Shamar Joseph lands this back of a length and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Ryan Rickelton stands tall and pulls it away nicely towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 17/1

de Kock7 (7)

R Rickelton3 (5)

A Hosein2-0-11-0

2.60

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Akeal Hosein slows it up this time, full and on middle, turns in a bit, Quinton de Kock decides to stay back and block but it looks like he misses and gets hit on the pads. Brandon King takes the review but UltraEdge shows that QDK has got the faintest of inside edges that save him here. West Indies loses one review!

2.54

FOUR! Put away! Akeal Hosein drags his length back again and around middle, Quinton de Kock this time rocks back quickly and pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

2.41

Akeal Hosein follows the batter again and bowls this quick, short and on leg, Ryan Rickelton works it towards long on for one.

2.31

Short again and around middle, Quinton de Kock goes back and heaves it through mid-wicket for a run.

2.20

Flatter, short and on middle, Quinton de Kock stays back and bunts it back to the bowler.

2.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ryan Rickelton drills it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/1

R Rickelton1 (3)

de Kock2 (3)

S Joseph1-0-6-1

1.61

On a length and on middle, Ryan Rickelton tucks it to the leg side for one.

1.50

Pitched up and around off, Ryan Rickelton drives it straight to extra covers.

1.40

An appeal for caught behind from the bowler, but nothing doing! Shamar Joseph comes around the wicket and serves this full, outside off, Ryan Rickelton tries to drive on the up away from his body but misses.

Ryan Rickelton is in at number 3.

1.3W

OUT! BIG CHANCE AND GONE! Shamar Joseph draws first blood! He hits the length hard this time, on off, Reeza Hendricks tries to pull it away but the ball gets big on him and he mistimes his shot, the ball goes up in the air towards mid on where Gudakesh Motie backtracks a bit and pouches it safely. Early blow for South Africa as Reeza Hendricks goes back for a low score here.

1.31wd

Short of a length but down the leg side, Reeza Hendricks misses his flick. Wided.

1.24

FOUR! First boundary of the game! Fuller this time and on off, Reeza Hendricks goes down and drills it aerially but well over extra covers for four runs.

1.10

Shamar Joseph begins with a good-length delivery, on off, Reeza Hendricks pats it towards short covers.

Pace from the other end. Shamar Joseph to share the new ball.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

R Hendricks2 (3)

de Kock2 (3)

A Hosein1-0-4-0

0.61

Quicker and on off this time, Reeza Hendricks uses his feet and drives it towards long off for one. Just four runs from the first over then!

0.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Quinton de Kock drills it towards long on for another run.

0.40

Short again and on off, Quinton de Kock moves back and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

0.31

Floated, full and on off, Reeza Hendricks eases it towards long off for a run and gets off the mark.

0.20

Goes short and around off, Reeza Hendricks punches it straight to extra covers.

0.11

Quinton de Kock and South Africa are underway straightaway! Akeal Hosein starts with a flatter delivery, full and on leg, Quinton de Kock clips it through square leg for a single.

We are all set! The players of West Indies are already out and have taken their respective fielding positions. The two openers of South Africa are Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks, and the former is taking his guard. West Indies introduce spin right on as Akeal Hosein has the new ball and is all in readiness to get the proceedings underway. Here we go...

PITCH REPORT - Samuel Badree and Carlos Braithwaite are at the 22 yards. Informs it is equidistant at 64 meters on both squares. Says there's a heavy breeze blowing across the ground and reckons that the bowlers should try to force the batters to hit it into the wind. Carlos Braithwaite joins him and says there has been constant rolling and there's a bit of grass as well and that the moisture is not that much, but thinks that the surface will play much better than the previous games.

Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies says that they played both games on the same track and they know how it will play. Adds Roston Chase played really well and showed how exactly one should play on such a surface. Says the mood in the camp is really positive and hopes that they finish the series on a good note. Informs a couple of changes. Romario Shepherd and Roston Chase are given a rest, Hayden Walsh and Alick Athanaze comes into the XI with the latter making his debut.

Rassie van der Dussen, the South African skipper says that they will bat first. Adds that it is a used wicket and they have seen how it played in the last couple of games. Mentions that their middle order needs to step up. Tells that he knows there is a bit of inexperience but they can't be making excuses. Informs Gerald Coetzee comes in for Lungi Ngidi, and Patrick Kruger makes his debut replacing Andile Phehlukwayo.

West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King (C), Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze (In place of Roston Chase and on debut), Andre Fletcher (WK), Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh (In place of Romario Shepherd), Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Shamar Joseph, Obed McCoy.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Matthew Breetzke, Rassie van der Dussen (C), Wiaan Mulder, Patrick Kruger (In place of Andile Phehlukwayo and on debut), Gerald Coetzee (In place of Lungi Ngidi), Bjorn Fortuin, Nqabayomzi Peter, Anrich Nortje.

TOSS UPDATE - Rassie van der Dussen, the South African skipper calls it right and elects to BAT first.

South Africa, on the other haven't been at their best but they have another opportunity to try out a few things before going into the World Cup. The positive thing for them is that Quinton de Kock is back in form and couple of others like Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks have also got some runs. Their bowlers have not been consistent and will be hoping that the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee, and Anrich Nortje can get back their rhythm in this game and avoid the clean-sweep. Stay tuned for toss and other updates.

West Indies have been really good in this series in all three departments and have outplayed South Africa. Brandon King has led the side really well and it is his first series win captaining his country. Their batting has always been a powerhouse and that was visible in the two games but interestingly it has been the spinners who have stole the show. Gudakesh Motie, Roston Chase, and Akeal Hosein have been excellent and they will want to put on another dominating performance in this game.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the 3rd T20I between West Indies and South Africa. The Windies have already sealed the series with two comfortable wins and will look to complete the whitewash while the Proteas will hope that they can atleast end the series on a positive note.

... MATCH DAY ...

The third and final T20I between West Indies and South Africa is here, and this series has provided both teams with a chance to identify areas for improvement ahead of the big event. The hosts have already clinched the series and are now aiming for a clean sweep. Brandon King has led the team well with his decisions and performances with the bat. Johnson Charles hasn't had the best run so far and will look to score big in this game. Kyle Mayers has been fantastic, while Andre Fletcher and Roston Chase have also contributed with the bat. The standout performers, however, have been the spinners, particularly Gudakesh Motie. Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, and Roston Chase have also capitalized on the conditions. Shamar Joseph has been somewhat expensive, but Obed McCoy and Romario Shepherd have compensated with effective death bowling. West Indies will want to maintain their momentum and secure another win to boost their confidence going into the World Cup. South Africa, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their performances in the first two games. However, they can take heart from Quinton de Kock's return to form, looking great in the last game, with Reeza Hendricks also maintaining good form. Their middle order has struggled, except for skipper Rassie van der Dussen, and this is a key area for improvement. Their pacers have also been inconsistent and expensive. They will need better performances from Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Gerald Coetzee, while Andile Phehlukwayo is well-suited to these conditions. Two debutants, Ottniel Baartman and Nqabayomzi Peter, have performed well with the ball, and Bjorn Fortuin remains reliable. The Proteas will be playing for pride and will want to end the series with a win to regain confidence and build momentum for the World Cup. In conclusion, this final T20I promises to be an exciting contest. The Windies will aim for a whitewash, while the Proteas will look to salvage some pride with a victory. Fans are eagerly watching to see which team will come out on top in this crucial preparatory match ahead of the World Cup.