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South Africa v West Indies: 3rd Test – Match Report

The third Test match of Sir Vivian Richards Trophy played between the two arch rivals South Africa and West Indies on the African soil of Cape Town made the news favourable for the African team as the frenzied spectators of the Newlands cricket ground watched their own sons triumph with a huge margin at the end. With only 124 runs to chase and nine wickets in hand, the Proteas made it seemingly quite easy in lieu of just another wicket. Last day, after the somewhat cheap and mere dismissal of the opener Alviro Petersen, whose form continuously haunts him as of now for ten consecutive innings, it was up to the first few batsmen to dutifully execute the left over task and finish the task as favourably and early as possible.The opener Dean Elgar paired with the Faf du Plessis, but his innings also turned out to be too short lived as he fell an easy prey to the tall but skinny Caribbean spin wizard Suleimann Benn for just a mere score of 14 runs from 69 deliveries. The ball was at 90 kilometres per hour and an unplayable ball that was. This leaps off a good length, takes the shoulder of du Plessis’ bat as he plays forward – which he was perfectly entitled to to that length, it loops over second slip who runs back to catch it but then collides with backward point who was running in. Think everyone is okay, and importantly the ball didn’t pop out. The outstanding opener of the match, Dean Edgar scored a mighty score of 60 runs off 103 balls and remained undefeated. Hashim Amla was the next batsman to set his feet on the crease. Amla played a supportive role throughout the innings as he scored 38 runs off just 49 balls that included six boundaries. It was not even two hours that the South Africans packed their innings and looted the match from the West Indies. For the Windies, Suleimann Benn was the only bowler to take wickets (he took two wickets of Alviro Petersen and Faf du Plessis).

A.B. De Villiers was declared the Player of the match and Hashim Amla as the Player of the Series as South Africa bagged the three-match series by winning it 2-0. 

ScoreCard :-

37.4 Overs, R/R: 3.32

Batsman

R

B

4s

6s

SR

Dean Elgar not out

60

103

7

1

58.25

Alviro Petersen b Sulieman Benn

0

7

0

0

0.00

Faf du Plessis c Jermaine Blackwood b Sulieman Benn

14

69

2

0

20.29

Hashim Amla (C) not out

38

49

6

0

77.55

AB de Villiers (W)

         

Temba Bavuma

         

Stiaan van Zyl

         

Vernon Philander

         

Dale Steyn

         

Simon Harmer

         

Morne Morkel

         

 

Extras (b – 8, w – 0, no – 0, lb – 2, penalty – 0)

10

Total

124 (3.32 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets

1-9 (Alviro Petersen, 2.3 ov), 2-51 (Faf du Plessis, 22.5 ov),

 

Bowlers

o

m

r

wkt

wd

nb

econ

Jerome Taylor

7

3

20

0

0

0

2.86

Marlon Samuels

3.4

0

24

0

0

0

7.06

Sulieman Benn

17

8

24

2

0

0

1.41

Jason Holder

5

0

19

0

0

0

3.80

Shannon Gabriel

5

1

27

0

0

2

5.40

 

 

 

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