• Hat-trick hero

    Boeta Dippenaar scored a hundred and Charl Langeveldt took five wickets as South Africa beat the West Indies by one run in Bridgetown in 2005.

    The victory helped South Africa clinch the series which they eventually won 5-0.

    South Africa scored 284-6 batting first thanks to Boeta Dippenaar who scored 123 while Jacques Kallis hit 87 as they shared a 194-run partnership.

    With seven balls remaining, West Indies were easing towards victory at 281-6. Although Makhaya Ntini found the leading edge of Courtney Browne’s bat, losing a seventh wicket seemed no more than a hiccup.

    Singles off the first two balls of the last over, from Langeveldt, appeared to confirm it: just two from four now. But Ian Bradshaw swung and missed – and the ball hit. Next ball Powell did the same, with the identical result.

    And then Langeveldt produced a wicked inswinger that rapped Corey Collymore on the pads, and the umpire’s finger went up.

    Somehow, South Africa had won the game, and with it the series, by one run, courtesy of an unassisted hat-trick by Langeveldt. Langeveldt’s heroics eclipsed a measured 123 from Dippenaar and a surprisingly restrained 132 from Chris Gayle, who hit just seven fours and two sixes.

    The ICC, however, could not leave alone the excessive appealing by Langeveldt and Ntini and fined them for celebrating before checking the umpire’s verdict.

    They also fined the entire team for a slow over-rate, an offence which resulted in Graeme Smith – who had committed the same crime during the Champions Trophy in England the previous September – being docked 30% of his fee and banned for four one-day internationals.

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