Proteas prevent T20 whitewash

2015-01-14 21:40
Morne van Wyk.

Durban - Morne van Wyk blasted an unbeaten century and David Wiese took five wickets as South Africa claimed a consolation 69-run victory over West Indies in the final Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

Van Wyk, who is on the Proteas' stand-by list for next month's World Cup should wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock not recover from injury, smashed 114 from 70 balls with nine fours and seven sixes to help the home side score 195 for three.

West Indies made a bright start but lost wickets at regular intervals with only opener Lendl Simmons (49 from 31 balls) offering prolonged resistance as they collapsed to 126 all out in 19 overs.

All-rounder Wiese was the pick of the South African bowlers for the second match running with career-best five for 23 in his four overs, the second best bowling figures in Twenty20 internationals for the Proteas.

After being sent in to bat, Van Wyk and Reeza Hendricks put on 111 for the first wicket before the latter was out for 42.

The 35-year-old Van Wyk reached his hundred from 67 balls, his first in Twenty20 internationals.

West Indies won the three match 20-over series 2-1.

The first of five one-day internationals will be played in Durban on Friday.

The scoreboard as supplied by AFP:

South Africa:

M. van Wyk not out 114

R. Hendricks c Smith b Pollard 42

D. Wiese b Bravo 21

R. Rossouw c Fletcher b Cottrell 0

JP Duminy not out 7

Extras (lb1, nb1, w9) 11

Total (3 wkts, 20 overs) 195

Fall of wickets: 1-111 (Hendricks), 2-158 (Wiese), 3-171 (Rossouw)

Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-33-1, Brathwaite 3-0-42-0(3w), Russell 2-0-24-0, Nurse 2-0-22-0, Bravo 4-0-38-1 (1nb, 1w), Samuels 3-0-22-0, Pollard 2-0-13-1(1w)

Did not bat: J. Ontong, F. Behardien, W. Parnell, K. Abbott, A. Phangiso, M. de Lange

West Indies:

D. Smith b Phangiso 5

L. Simmons c Duminy b Wiese 49

M. Samuels c Ontong b Wiese 6

A. Fletcher c Abbott b Parnell 2

D. Bravo c Van Wyk b Wiese 12

K. Pollard not out 20

A. Russell c Ontong b Parnell 12

D. Sammy c Ontong b Wiese 8

C. Brathwaite c Hendricks b Wiese 1

A. Nurse c Duminy b De Lange 3

S. Cottrell b De Lange 0

Extras (lb1, w7) 8

Total (19 overs) 126

Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Smith), 2-60 (Samuels), 3-68 (Simmons), 4-71 (Fletcher), 5-84 (Bravo), 6-100 (Russell), 7-114 (Sammy), 8-116 (Brathwaite), 9-125 (Nurse)

Bowling: Abbott 3-0-14-0 (1w), De Lange 4-0-26-2 (2w), Parnell 3-0-33-2 (2w), Phangiso 4-0-23-1, Wiese 4-0-23-5 (2w), Duminy 1-0-6-0

Result: South Africa won by 69 runs

Series: West Indies won the three-match series 2-1

Toss: West Indies

Umpires: Johan Cloete and Shaun George (both RSA)

TV umpire: Adrian Holdstock (RSA)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI).

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