RCI St. Lucia
posted on January 22, 2015 17:40
EAST LONDON, South Africa, CMC – West Indies plumbed new depths on their tour of South Africa here Wednesday, producing an anemic performance to hand the Proteas an uncomplicated nine-wicket win and the five-match series on a platter.
Needing a win to stay alive in the series after falling behind 2-0 in the series, West Indies could only muster a dreadful 122 all out off 33.4 overs after opting to bat first at Buffalo Park.
Stroke-maker Marlon Samuels top scored with 26 but no other batsman could pass 20, as Man-of-the-Match seamer Vernon Philander, with three for 27, and then leg-spinner Imran Tahir, with four for 28, ripped apart the Caribbean side’s innings.
In reply, opener Hashim Amla stroked an unbeaten 61 and Faf du Plessis, 51 not out, as they propelled the hosts to their modest target off just 24.2 overs and a winning 3-0 lead in the series.