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
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.
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:
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
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).