McLaren shines as SA win thriller

McLaren shines as SA win thriller

McLaren fired in a low full toss very wide of off-stump on Thursday as West Indies, chasing a modest victory target of 121, required three from the final delivery of the match. But he conceded just one run, after point fielder Jean-Paul Duminy swooped on the ball when West Indies tail-ender Jerome Taylor essayed a slog.

“It was a bit tense at the end, so we had to find somebody to remain calm, and Ryan kept a good sensible head, although we had a few guys running all over the place. But it was an exciting finish, and nice again to get over the line,” South Africa captain Graeme Smith said.



Smith b Taylor    15
Bosman c Fletcher b Taylor    0
De Villiers c Bravo b Sammy    19
Duminy c Fletcher b Sammy    13
Petersen lbw Benn    8
Miller (run out)    33
Botha c Sarwan b Taylor    23
McLaren (not out)    2
Extras: (B-1, LB-4, W-2)    7
Total (for 7 wkts, 20 overs)    120
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-27, 3-42, 4-57, 5-59, 6-116, 7-120.
Bowling: Roach 4-0-24-0, Taylor 4-1-15-3, Benn 3-0-26-1, Bravo 4-0-20-0, Sammy 4-0-16-2, Pollard 1-0-14-0.


Gayle lbw Steyn    0
Fletcher c De Villiers b Morkel    4
Bravo c Botha b Morkel    40
C’paul c De Villiers b Botha    29
Pollard c Steyn b Botha    12
Sarwan c McLaren b Botha    6
Sammy (not out)    12
Deonarine (run out)    3
Taylor (not out)    1
Extras: (B-5, LB-2, W-5)    12
Total: (for 7 wkts, 20 overs)    119
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-9, 3-77, 4-87, 5-97, 6-99, 7-118. Bowling: Steyn 4-0-18-1, Tsotsobe 4-0-28-0, Morkel 4-0-15-2, Botha 4-0-22-3, McLaren 4-0-29-0.