Proteas set moderate target for Windies

2015-01-09 19:54
Rilee Rossouw (Duif du Toit, Gallo Images)

Proteas T20 captain has placed the favourites tag firmly on the West Indies ahead of three KFC T20 international matches, kicking off at Newlands on Friday evening.

Cape Town - Rilee Rossouw hit a half-century as South Africa made 165 for four after winning the toss and deciding to bat in the first Twenty20 international against the West Indies at Newlands on Friday.

Rossouw was unbeaten on 51, made off 40 balls with five fours.

The most spectacular batting of the South African innings came from captain Faf du Plessis, who hammered 38 off 20 balls, with five fours and two sixes.

West Indian left-arm opening bowler Sheldon Cottrell took two for 33.

AFP supplied the scoreboard:

R. Hendricks lbw b Cottrell 12

M. van Wyk c Gayle b Holder 17

F. du Plessis c Sammy b Russell 38

R. Rossouw not out 51

D. Miller c Bravo b Cottrell 24

F. Behardien not out 18

Extras (lb2, w3) 5

Total (4 wkts, 20 overs) 165

Did not bat: D. Wiese, W. Parnell, K. Abbott, K. Rabada, Imran Tahir

Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Hendricks), 2-33 (Van Wyk), 3-79 (Du Plessis), 4-127 (Miller)

Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-33-2 (2w), Holder 4-0-20-1, Russell 4-0-43-1 (1w), Nurse 3-0-24-0, Bravo 3-0-26-0, Sammy 2-0-17-0

West Indies: D. Sammy, C. Gayle, D. Smith, M. Samuels, D. Bravo, K. Pollard, D. Ramdin, A. Russell, J. Holder, A. Nurse, S. Cottrell

Toss: South Africa

Umpires: Johan Cloete and Shaun George (both RSA)

TV umpire: Adrian Holdstock (RSA)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI).

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