Openers Rilee Rossouw (Left) and Hashim Amla (Right) scored centuries in the second ODI at Johannesburg © Getty Images
Openers Rilee Rossouw (Left) and Hashim Amla (Right) scored centuries in the second ODI at Johannesburg © Getty Images

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South Africa have won the match by huge margin of nine wickets and have sealed the series by a margin 3-0. West Indies started well as they managed to pick the wicket of Rilee Rossouw only in the sixth over of the match. Rossouw scored his maiden ton in the second ODI played at Johannesburg but this time around he fell early. Faf du Plessis joined Hashim Amla and they both are steering the team well. Hashim Amla batted sensibly and continued to pile runs. He achieved his 27th half-century while his partner Faf du Plessis got to his 12th half-century.

Earlier, West Indies have been bowled out for 122. West Indies batting display was poor in a must-win game. It seemed as if everyone was in hurry  to do something. Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers as he picked away four wickets giving away 28 runs.

Vernon Philander picked three wickets while Dale Steyn returned with two wickets. Marlon Samuels was the pick of the batsmen for West Indies as scored brisk 26. He looked in good shape before he was dismissed by Tahir.

South Africa have won the match easily here by a margin of nine wickets. Du Plessis has got to his 12th half-century.
South Africa are sailing through easily and West Indies bowlers aren’t creating any difficulties for Amla and Du Plessis. It is only a matter of few overs before South Africa win this match. And yes, Amla has also got to his 27 half-century. His sublime touch continues.
After the tea break and bit of rain here the play has finally started. With Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis on crease it wouldn’t take too long for South Africa to chase the below par score posted by West Indies. Du Plessis has only gathered nine runs off 27 balls.
It was a short delivery from Jason Holder and it takes a top-edge off Rossouw’s bat and it is caught safely by Deonarine. The centurion from last time falls cheaply this time around.
OUT!!Rossouw c Deonarine b J Holder 7(14)

West Indies have been bowled out for mere 122 runs. Imran Tahir returns with four wickets. It was a poor show by the West Indies batsmen in a must win game.
OUT!! S Benn st de Villiers b Tahir 18(19) and Jerome Taylor lbw b Philander 0(2)


Two wickets more for the South African bowlers. First one to depart was Andre Russell who was dismissed by Morne Morkel. Few balls later, Imran Tahir got rid of Jonathan Carter. Carter went for a review but the replays showed the ball was clipping the leg-stump. OH NO!! Tahir picks another one. Brathwaite is gone.
OUT !!! J Carter lbw b Tahir 18(35) and A Russell b M Morkel 16(25), C Brathwaite 4(10) lbw Tahir



OH NO! Marlon Samuels who looked in some form has been dismissed now. Five wickets down for West Indies and not even half-way through the innings. Andre Russell and Jonathan Carter will have to do something extraordinary now.
OUT!!!Samuels c Rossouw b Tahir 26(38)
The third breakthrough has come for South Africa in the 10th over bowled by Dale Steyn. Steyn picked up 150th scalp in One-Day International (ODIs). OH NO! Steyn has struck again in the 13th over as Denesh Ramdin is dismissed.
OUT! Ramdin b Steyn 2(10) AND Deonarine c de Villiers b Steyn 10(27)
South Africa has made a brilliant start as they have managed to get two early wickets. First was the wicket of Dwayne Smith and next one was Chris Gayle. Gayle tried to drive a good length delivery which was pitched outside off but instead got an outside edge to the wicketkeeper.
OUT ! Dwayne Smith c de Villiers b Philander 5(7)

South Africa take on West Indies in the third One-Day International (ODI) at East London. West Indies were decimated in the previous game at Johannesburg after skipper AB de Villiers scored the fastest century in ODIs. Hashim Amla made over 150 runs and his partner at the opening slot Rilee Rossouw scored 128, which happened to be his maiden ODI ton. After bagging back-to-back South Africa have fire power in their batting and also have excellent bowlers to back their batting up. They are easily the more balanced side of the two teams. Read the preview of the match here

South Africa are already 2-0 up in the series and a win today will seal the five-match series in their favour with two two games to spare. South Africa went into the series having won the Test series comfortably but lost the T20I series 2-1 after Wes Indies put up an excellent show and were on the verge of a clean sweep but South Africa fought hard and snatched the final game of the series away from them. Catch the

West Indies on the other hand have to focus on batting and bowling. They were bundled out for just 164 in the first game and although they managed to get 291 in the second match, they were really never in the game after South Africa put up 439 for two in their 50 overs. These are challenging times for West Indies and their new skipper Jason Holder and they must be confident that they can weather the storm ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, scheduled to begin from February 1.


South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (C&W), Jean Paul Duminy, Farhan Behardien, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir.

West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (W), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russel, Jason Holder (C) , Sulieman Benn and Jerome Taylor

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