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.R. Hendricks lbw b Cottrell 12
AFP supplied the scoreboard:
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
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).