Cricket

Windies horrible on the road

2015-01-07 12:21
Marlon Samuels (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following another Test series loss, the West Indies' record away from home since the beginning of the century is a pretty dismal one.

South Africa beat the Windies by eight wickets in the third and final Test at Newlands on Tuesday to claim a 2-0 series victory.

With the win, the Proteas retained the Sir Viv Richards Trophy for competition between the two countries.

They will also now top the rankings at the cut-off point in April as Test cricket takes a break while the ICC World Cup takes place in Australasia.

Their top ranking earned them a bonus of $500 000 (R5.8m).

For the eighth-ranked West Indies it was another harsh lesson of exactly just how far behind they have fallen since the glory years of the 1970s and 80s.

In fact, they have an astonishingly poor away record against top Test nations in Test cricket since 2000.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the West Indies have a 1-47 win-loss record in overseas Tests, excluding matches against lesser-ranked Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, since November 2000. Their only win during this period came against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 2007.

They've also lost seven out of 10 Tests in South Africa and in Australia they've lost 10 out of 11, and in England 11 out of 13.

South Africa, meanwhile, have a pretty impressive record at fortress Newlands, except when they face Australia.

The Proteas have a 17-0 win-loss record in Cape Town Tests against all teams other than Australia since 1993. Against Australia they have a 2-4 record during this period. Against the West Indies they have won three times and drawn once.


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