27 December 2014
Saturday 12 January 2008
Steyn Bowls South Africa To Series Victory In Durban
South Africa 556-4 declared (Smith 147, Prince 123no, De Villiers 103no)
South Africa won by an innings and 100 runs and win the series 2-1
Dale Steyn bowled South Africa to a 2-1 series win in the third and final Test match against West Indies in Durban, sealing an innings and 100 run victory on the third day of Shaun Pollock's final Test appearance.
The West Indies battled hard, but were left with too much to do after being bowled out for 139 on the opening day despite Marlon Samuels' second Test century (105) and a fighting half-century from captain Dwayne Bravo, who hit 75.
They shared a stand worth 144 which gave the tourists some hope of saving the match after three early wickets put South Africa in front.
Brenton Parchment, hit with a code of conduct charge overnight for an incident involving Steyn, was the first to go, trapped in front to the same bowler for 20.
Daren Ganga had fought hard for his 11 runs from 58 balls before he edged Makhaya Ntini to Jacques Kallis in the slips.
Runako Morton took the fight to South Africa, albeit briefly, smashing a 37 from 37 balls with seven fours before giving retiring Shaun Pollock a 421st Test wicket as he was trapped in front as he had been in the first innings.
Samuels and Bravo guided their side to 134 for three at lunch, but once their partnership was broken, and with Shivnarine Chanderpaul absent with influenza, Steyn swiftly took all but one of the remaining wickets to fall, Andre Nel picking up the scalp of Denesh Ramdin.
West Indies were dismissed for 139 on day one and then saw their bowling taken apart by South Africa, for whom Graeme Smith, Ashwell Prince and AB De Villiers all scored centuries in a score of 556 for four declared.
ï¿½ Cricket World 2008
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