Durban - Morne van Wyk scored only the third Twenty20 International century by a South African as the Proteas amassed 195 for three in the third and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies at Kingsmead on Wednesday.
The veteran wicketkeeper blasted an unbeaten 114 off 70 deliveries, which included seven sixes and nine fours, to join countrymen Richard Levi and Faf du Plessis as the only other pair to hit three figures in a 20-over game.
Van Wyk shared in a fine opening stand of 111 with Reeza Hendricks, who struck 42 off 32 balls to give the Proteas a fine early platform after they were put in to bat first.
All-rounder David Wiese was promoted to number three and made a solid 21, before Van Wyk reached his three figures from 67 balls in the final over of the innings.
The hosts are bidding to avoid a 3-0 series whitewash after losing the opening two matches over the past week.
The scoreboard so far:
Toss: West Indies
South Africa innings
MN van Wyk not out 114
RR Hendricks c Smith b Pollard 42
D Wiese b Bravo 21
RR Rossouw c Fletcher b Cottrell 0
JP Duminy not out 7
Extras: (lb1, w9, nb1) 11
Total: (for three wickets) 195 -- 20 overs
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).