Dwayne Bravo (centre) plays a shot during his innings of 31 from 28 balls © AFP
Dwayne Bravo (centre) plays a shot during his innings of 31 from 28 balls © AFP

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa and West Indies at Centurion. I am Rishad D’Souza, and I will bring you live updates from this match.

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Rilee Rossouw is awarded the ‘Man-of-the-Match‘ for his whirlwind knock of 132 from 98 deliveries that included nine fours and eight sixes. It has been a mixed series for Rossouw as he scored two centuries and got dismissed on single-digit scores thrice in the same series. He has had two 247-run stands in the series, both of which were added with Hashim Amla, who won the ‘Man-of-the-Series‘ award for topping the batting charts with an aggregate of 413 runs from four innings, including two centuries and as many fifties, at an outstanding average of 206.

Darren Sammy managed to delay the inevitable for quite some time, as his knock of 27 from 25 balls, including five boundaries, helped West Indies add 34 runs for the fall of the last two wickets. Farhaan Beharidien completed the formalities for South Africa as Sammy played the delivery that was pitched outside off onto his stumps. A dominating 131-run victory for South Africa as they win the series 4-1.

West Indies have collapsed from 172 for three to 196 for eight, as Samuels and Ramdin departed on scores of 50 and 40 respectively. The dismissals, which occurred in a space of four deliveries, had a major impact on the rest of the batting order as the wickets seemed to fall like a pack of card. Only Andre Russell (24 off 12) and Darren Sammy (16 off nine) have managed to put up a bit of a fight, as Wayne Parnell is on the verge of recording another five-wicket haul in an ODI innings.

Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin have stabilised the West Indian innings, scoring at a rapid pace and adding 89 runs for the fourth wicket in less than 13 overs, with Samuels bringing up his 25th ODI fifty. While chasing the target down at this stage would still be a herculean task, the duo possess the capability to bring West Indies close to the target.

Dwayne Smith and Narsingh Deonarine attacked the South African bowling unit for quite some time, putting up a 77-run stand for the second wicket in just 74 deliveries. Phangiso managed to get the much-needed breakthrough when he trapped Smith plumb leg-before on a score of 31 from 28 balls. Deonarine joined him in the pavilion soon after, getting run out on 43 off 50 balls, leaving West Indies struggling at 81 for three.

West Indies have begun positively. They are placed at 68 for the loss of just a single wicket after ten overs. But they’re chasing a score of 362 in just 42 overs and they must be cautious to not let the run-rate drop drastically, while continuing to preserve their wickets.


And Farhaan Behardien gets his first wicket of the innings as he bowls Darren Sammy out on a score of 27 from 25 balls, as the West Indies innings comes to a close, giving South Africa a 131-run win in the final one-dayer and a commanding 4-1 series win. The hosts yet again managed to outperform the men-in-maroon in all departments, with Wayne Parnell emerging the pick among the bowlers with a haul of 4 for 42.
OUT! Darren Sammy b Behardien 27 (25)



The South Africans are nearly home, as West Indies lost their ninth wicket with 214 runs on the board as Marchant de Lange takes his first wicket of the innings. Brathwaite attempts to hoick the rising delivery over mid-on, resulting in an edge to the keeper.
OUT! Carlos Brathwaite c de Kock b de Lange 1 (9)



The Proteas are just two wickets away from victory at the moment, as Parnell takes his fourth wicket of the innings by removing Jason Holder, who pulls yet another short delivery, to result in a simple catch for Rossouw at mid-on.
OUT! Jason Holder c Rossouw b Parnell 0 (3)



Russell departs after a cameo innings of 24 off 12 balls, smashing fours and a six in the process. Parnell fires another short delivery, which he had used to perfection in the 29th over, to induce Russell to play a shot towards third man, getting an edge to the wicket-keeper instead
OUT! Andre Russell c de Kock b Parnell 24 (12)



The wickets are beginning to fall at a rapid pace for the visitors after the departure of Samuels and Ramdin, as Jonathan Carter departs for a duck, getting caught at third man by Kyle Abbott, to leave the visitors struggling at 177/6. What a sudden change of circumstances!



Ramdin departs barely four deliveries after Samuels, as Amla takes a great catch while running to his right, to depart on a score of a run-a-ball 40, leaving the visitors reeling at 176 for five.
OUT! Denesh Ramdin c Amla b Parnell 40 (40)



The blazing partnership between Samuels and Ramdin comes to a swift end as Samuels is bowled off the bowling of Kyle Abbott, losing his middle stump while trying to go for a big hit. The stand, worth 91 runs, was beginning to give West Indies hopes of coming near the total, if not chase it down.
OUT! Marlon Samuels b Abbott 50 (47)



Samuels and Ramdin are currently milking runs for West Indies with ease, as the duo have added 89 runs for the fourth wicket in less than 13 overs. Samuels, in the meantime has brought up his 25th ODI fifty in 46 deliveries, smashing one boundary and four sixes in the process. Ramdin has been of good support from the other end, scoring adding 39 runs to the scoreboard in just 37 balls



The fourth-wicket pair of Samuels and Ramdin have added 35 runs off 46 deliveries so far, somewhat steadying the innings for the West Indians after a couple of quick wickets saw Smith and Deonarine return to the pavilion after sharing a 77-run stand.



An utter confusion at the Supersport Park between Samuels and Deonarine costs West Indies their third batsman as Deonarine falls seven short of a fifty. The batsman dropped his bat even before he could reach the crease, as Phangiso broke the stumps.
OUT! Narsingh Deonarine run out (Amla) 43 (50)



The hosts manage to bring the dangerous-looking partnership between Deonarine and Smith, worth 77 runs from 74 balls, to an end. Smith was trying to defend the delivery that did not turn and was headed straight for the middle-stump, before getting blocked by the pad.
OUT! Dwayne Smith lbw Phangiso 31 (28)



West Indies have produced a good response up to this point. But South Africa are only one wicket away from bringing the match back into their favour. It’s likely it’ll get easier to bat as the overs progress, with dew coming in. So these two must aim to build a solid platform to explode later.


Chris Gayle out for a golden duck. He was trying to take a T20 approach to counter the target but has failed miserably. Dwayne Smith has made a positive start but if South Africa are to be challenged he’ll have to take the confidence right into the finishing overs.
OUT! Chris Gayle 0(1) c de Kock b Abbott


Huge over to cap off the innings. David Miller picked up from where he dropped off in the previous match, but got out. JP Duminy finished off well from there with the last over yielding 22 runs. West Indies have to chase 362 to win. Can we finally expect some Chris Gayle magic?
David Miller 23(8) c Ramdin b Holder


After mercilessly bashing the West Indian bowlers, Hashim Amla has finally got out as he tries to go for another biggie but ends up dragging it on.
Hashim Amla 133(105) b Andre Russell


The wicket hasn’t done much to clot the run flow. In fact Miller has simply joined the party of boundaries. Luck is not favouring West Indies either as even edges are carrying to the boundary.


A breakthrough finally! West Indies will heave a sigh a relief. Rilee Rossouw was running rampant, they’ll be happy to see his back but the damage has been caused and Amla is still there.
OUT! Rilee Rossouw 132(98) c Carter b Russell


Destructive hitting on display. Raining boundaries from the bats of Rilee Rossouw and Hashim Amla. No spirit being shown by the West Indian bowlers. Full tosses, Half volleys, bad short balls are not helping their cause.


Hundred for Amla now. These two are scoring runs at a very fast rate. West Indies desperately need a wicket for some damage-control.


Rossouw and Amla are in top gear and nothing will stop them but a wicket. Rossouw has taken the initiative and is destroying the bowling. His second ODI century has come of 83 balls. Meanwhile the partnership has gone past the 150 run mark.


And now runs are flowing like a bountiful river for South Africa. Rilee Rossouw gets to his fifty as South Africa reach 150-run mark in the 28th Over. The West Indian bowlers have certainly not extracted the bounce on offer to their advantage.


Another fifty for Hashim Amla on a fairly tricky surface to bat on. He has scored a heap of runs in this series and seems hungry to get to a hundred.


Hashim Amla has settled into his role very well. Rilee Rossouw had an edgy start but is starting to look more relaxed now. West Indies have been unable to make most of the uneven bounce. In fact it has worked to their disadvantage as the bowlers have bowled a few atrocious over-the-head wides, a couple even running to the fence beyond the keeper.


Faf du Plessis falls to the uneven bounce in the pitch! He was attempting the pull shot. But the excess bounce got the top of his bat and Cottrell took the catch in the deep.
OUT! Faf du Plessis 16(27) c Cottrell b Russell


A lot is happening out there. There’s good bounce and movement for bowlers but the ball is coming on to the bat nicely as well. Amla has even got a six of a mistimed hook.


First wicket falls. Early breakthrough for West Indies. The skipper, Jason Holder gets the wicket. Good start for the visitors here. Faf du Plessis has come out to bat.
Quinton de Kock 4(7) c Carter b Holder


The match will commence at 4pm local time, about 20 minutes from here. Let’s hope that the rain doesn’t return in the meanwhile. Match has been shortened to 42 overs a side. Stay updated for the toss.

Cricket South Africa has tweeted some positive news. The covers are coming off and we hope the rain stays away for the duration of the match from here.


There’s fresh news, but it’s not great news I’m afraid. The rain has returned just when the toss was finally going to take place. Further delay.




South Africa have already sealed the series by a margin of 3-1 but they will face West Indies in fifth ODI which will we played on Wednesday at Centurion. This match will be crucial for both teams after this encounter both teams will proceed for the ICC World Cup 2015 which will be held in Australia and New Zealand. West Indies will be high on energy after sealing the fourth ODI by a slim margin of just one run.

While on the other hand, South Africa will be really disappointed after the Port Elizabeth loss as they were carrying on in a dominating fashion but that match just broke the winning momentum. The match was really close and any of the teams could have won the match as it was really closely placed but Andre Russell big hoicks in the final overs enabled the West Indies team to seal the match and it was a much needed win for them as they had not been playing their best cricket.


South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla(c), Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Marchant de Lange

West Indies XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Narsingh Deonarine, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(w), Jonathan Carter, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell

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