David Wiese's heroic display by the ball of five wickets for just 23 led Proteas to the win © Getty Images
David Wiese’s heroic display by the ball of five wickets for just 23 led Proteas to the win © Getty Images

Jan 14, 2015

South Africa beat West Indies by 69 runs during the third and final T20I at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Wednesday. David Wiese‘s heroic display by the ball of five wickets for just 23 led Proteas to the win, although they lost the series 2-1 following West Indies’ heroic performance in the previous two games at Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Earlier, South Africa managed to reach a huge total of 195 for three in the stipulated 20 overs in the 3rd T20I played against West Indies at Durban on Wednesday. The 111-run opening partnership between Reeza Hendricks and Morne van Wyk laid the foundation for the big total posted by South Africa.

West Indies started the chase on a good note with the opening batsmen, Dwayne Smith and Lendl Simmons putting up a good show and going strong, but with just two short of the 50-run stand, it was Smith who was dismissed for just five by Aaron Phangsio. Out came Marlon Samuels, but with just 12 more added to the total, he was dismissed for just six by Wiese, followed by Simmons for 49 by the same man.

Following Simmons departure, none of the other batsmen were able to put up a promising show as they failed to build partnerships and the wickets kept tumbling, thanks to Wiese and Wayne Parnell with none of the batsmen failing to score above 20 and resulted in getting bowled out for 126. Kieron Pollard was the man unbeaten on 19.

Brief scores:

South Africa 195 for 3 in 20 overs ( Morne van Wyk 114; Kieron Pollard 1 for 13) beat West Indies 126 (Lendl Simmons 49; David Wiese 5 for 23) by 69 runs.

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