West Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2007–08

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West Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2007–08
Dates 14 December 2007 – 3 February 2008
Captains Chris Gayle Graeme Smith
Test series
Result South Africa won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Marlon Samuels 314 Graeme Smith 299
Most wickets Dwayne Bravo 10 Dale Steyn 20
Player of the series Dale Steyn (SA)
One Day International series
Result South Africa won the 5-match series 5–0
Most runs Shivnarine Chanderpaul 150 Jean-Paul Duminy 227
Jacques Kallis 227
Most wickets Daren Powell 5 Morné Morkel 7
Charl Langeveldt 7
Player of the series JP Duminy and Shaun Pollock (both SA)
Twenty20 International series
Result 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Runako Morton 32 Shaun Pollock 38
Most wickets Jerome Taylor 5 Dale Steyn 4

The West Indies cricket team began touring South Africa on 14 December 2007. The two teams played three Test matches, five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals before the end of the tour on 3 February 2008.

Prior to the series, West Indies had never registered a Test victory in South Africa and lost the previous series 2–0, in 2003/4 and lost the last two meetings between the two sides, in the ICC World Twenty20, where South Africa won by 3 wickets, and in the World Cup in the West Indies, where the South Africans emerged victorious by 67 runs.

The West Indies warmed up for the series with a 3–1 one-day international series victory over Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe although their preparations were hampered by a hamstring injury to acting captain Chris Gayle. South Africa beat New Zealand in Test and One Day International series while also winning the one-off Twenty20 International.

West Indian captain Ramnaresh Sarwan missed the tour through injury, meaning Gayle was captain in his absence, however thumb and hamstring injuries to Gayle left Dwayne Bravo as captain for both Twenty20 Internationals and the entire ODI series. South Africa named the same Test squad that beat both New Zealand, and Pakistan, although Neil McKenzie was added to the squad ahead of the second Test and Monde Zondeki was added ahead of the third Test.

Twenty20 series[edit]

1st Twenty20[edit]

16 December
Scorecard
South Africa 
58/8 (13 overs)
v
 West Indies
60/5 (9.5 overs)
Johan Botha 28* (22)
Jerome Taylor 3/6 (3 overs)
Runako Morton 20 (14)
Dale Steyn 4/9 (3 overs)
West Indies won by 5 wickets
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Ian Howell (SA) and Brian Jerling (SA)
Player of the match: Jerome Taylor (WI)
  • Match reduced to 13 overs per side

2nd Twenty20[edit]

18 January
Scorecard
West Indies 
131/7 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
134/6 (19.2 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 24 (17)
Makhaya Ntini 2/22 (4 overs)
Shaun Pollock 36* (25)
Darren Sammy 3/21 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 4 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Brian Jerling (SA)
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock (SA)

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

26 – 30 December
(scorecard)
v
408 (133.4 overs)
S Chanderpaul 104 (253)
M Ntini 3/100 (30 overs)
195 (62.1 overs)
AB de Villiers 59 (127)
DJ Bravo 4/24 (13.1 overs)
175 (57.4 overs)
D Ganga 45
PL Harris 4/35
260 (74.5 overs)
JH Kallis 85 (126)
FH Edwards 3/37 (13 overs)
West Indies won by 128 runs
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), RB Tiffen (ZWE)
Player of the match: MN Samuels
  • This is the Windies' first ever Test win in South Africa.

2nd Test[edit]

2 – 6 January
(scorecard)
v
243 (92 overs)
S Chanderpaul 65* (223)
DW Steyn 4/60 (20 overs)
321 (118.2 overs)
AG Prince 98 (225)
DJ Bravo 4/82 (37 overs)
262 (101.5 overs)
S Chanderpaul 70* (168)
DW Steyn 4/44 (19.5 overs)
186/3 (35.2 overs)
GC Smith 85 (79)
RN Lewis 2/42 (8.2 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: SJA Taufel (AUS) and RB Tiffen (ZWE)
Player of the match: AG Prince

3rd Test[edit]

10 – 14 January
(scorecard)
v
139 (34.3 overs)
D Ramdin 30 (25)
SM Pollock 4/35 (11 overs)
556/4 dec. (120 overs)
GC Smith 147 (165)
MN Samuels 1/90 (21 overs)
317 (86.5 overs)
MN Samuels 105 (190)
DW Steyn 6/72 (21.5 overs)
South Africa won by an innings and 100 runs
Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and SJA Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: AG Prince
  • South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock announced his retirement from international cricket, effective at the end of the Windies tour.[1]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

20 January
scorecard
West Indies 
175 (35.5 overs)
v
 South Africa
176/4 (34 overs)
Runako Morton 41 (50)
Dale Steyn 2/24 (7.5 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 79* (88)
Dwayne Bravo 1/28 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen, Daryl Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: Jean-Paul Duminy
  • Match reduced to 36 overs per side

2nd ODI[edit]

25 January
scorecard
South Africa 
255/9 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
169 (48.2 overs)
Graeme Smith 86 (107)
Jerome Taylor 4/34 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 54 (83)
Morné Morkel 4/36 (8.2 overs)
South Africa won by 86 runs
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS), Brian Jerling
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock

3rd ODI[edit]

27 January
scorecard
West Indies 
252/7 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
256/3 (48.4 overs)
Marlon Samuels 98 (88)
Johan Botha 2/29 (7)
Jacques Kallis 121* (133)
Marlon Samuels 1/38 (10)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) & Ian Howell (RSA)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (RSA)

4th ODI[edit]

1 February
scorecard
West Indies 
263/9 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
266/5 (47.5 overs)
Sewnarine Chattergoon 48 (68)
André Nel 2/44 (10 overs)
AB de Villiers 77 (86)
Dwayne Bravo 2/31 (8.5 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS), Ian Howell
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (RSA)

5th ODI[edit]

3 February
scorecard
West Indies 
295/7 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
211/2 (28.5 overs)
Devon Smith 91 (76)
Charl Langeveldt 3/61 (10 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 102 (84)
Daren Powell 2/39 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets (D/L method)
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS), Brian Jerling
Player of the match: Herschelle Gibbs
  • South Africa set target of 211 off 31 overs

Tour matches[edit]

Makhaya Ntini Invitation XI v West Indians[edit]

14 December
Scorecard
Makhaya Ntini Invitation XI South Africa
176/9 (25 overs)
v
 West Indies
110/5 (16.2 overs)
Shaun Pollock 54 (40)
Fidel Edwards 2/23 (5 overs)
Makhaya Ntini Invitation XI won by 5 runs (D/L method)
Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Ian Howell (SA) and Brian Jerling (SA)
  • West Indians set a revised total of 116 runs from 16.2 overs

South Africa A v West Indians[edit]

19 – 22 December
scorecard
v
South Africa South Africa A
193 (65.1 overs)
Runako Morton 54 (88)
Monde Zondeki 5/39 (16 overs)
371 (106.5 overs)
Justin Ontong 114* (145)
Dwayne Bravo 6/51 (15.5 overs)
214 (78.3 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 67 (132)
Johan Botha 4/20 (13.3 overs)
39/0 (9 overs)
Morné van Wyk 23* (33)
South Africa A won by 10 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
Umpires: Ian Howell and Brian Jerling
Player of the match: Monde Zondeki