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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 January, 2004, 20:11 GMT
Windies lose again
2nd one-day international, Port Elizabeth: South Africa 179-7 beat West Indies 163 (42.4 overs) by 16 runs

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Dippenaar was easily the most composed SA batsman
Boeta Dippenaar's 83 and four wickets from Shaun Pollock guided South Africa to victory over the West Indies in the second match of their one-day series.

Corey Collymore took 3-25 for the visitors as South Africa batted poorly but easily defended their low score.

Set 180 to win after a fine bowling performance, the West Indies made a total hash of their chase with three men falling to run out decisions.

Only two batsmen managed to get past 20 as they fell 16 runs short.

After South Africa won the toss and batted first, the usually productive top three, Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, all failed.

The ball swung and moved off the seam on an overcast afternoon when batting was perhaps tougher than it would be later on for the West Indies under the floodlights.

Gibbs was caught at short mid-wicket off Merv Dillon for 10 and Smith was bowled through the gate by Collymore for nine.

Ravi Rampaul then grabbed a third wicket with the fifth ball of his international career.

And it was quite a wicket too. Kallis had laboured to 16 off 44 balls before lofting a quicker shortish ball straight into long leg's lap.

The touring team's spinners were the next to get in on the act with Chris Gayle and Ryan Hurley each claiming important scalps.

Corey Collymore
Collymore bowled beautifully but finished on the losing side

Collymore then had the satisfaction of sending Shaun Pollock's middle stump cartwheeling but not before the former skipper had added a rapid 26 in an important 54-run partnership with Dippenaar.

Collymore also took the final wicket in the last over when Dippenaar, who had played some delightful on-drives, skied a pull to deep square leg.

Pollock struck early in the West Indies reply when Shiv Chanderpaul fell leg before for just two.

Chris Gayle and Ricardo Powell also fell victim to Pollock, Gayle to a fine catch at first slip by Dippenaar.

Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan were both run out soon after reaching double figures.

Lara went for a suicidal run to mid-off while Sarwan was more unlucky following some brilliant work from Boucher.

In a strange period of play, Ridley Jacobs departed after the most comical of all the run-outs and Dillon hit one enormous six.

Pollock was denied a fifth wicket when Kallis dropped Rampaul at second slip.

And things got a little interesting when the last pair, Rampaul and Corey Collymore, continued to ride their luck.

But the impressive Rampaul was finally caught and bowled by Klusener for 24 with 17 runs still needed for an unlikely victory.


South Africa: G C Smith (Capt), H H Gibbs, R J Peterson, J H Kallis, H H Dippenaar, J A Rudolph, S M Pollock, M V Boucher (Wkt), L Klusener, A Nel, M Ntini.

West Indies: C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B C Lara (Capt), R R Sarwan, R L Powell, D R Smith, R D Jacobs (Wkt), R O Hurley, R Rampaul, M Dillon, C D Collymore.




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