Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and live cricket updates of the West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2016. I am Ayush Gupta, and here you will get all the live updates of the first match between hosts West Indies and South Africa at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana. South Africa have had a disappointing ICC World T20 2016 experience while West Indies have been the champion-which makes the series an interesting battle to watch. South Africa will look to get back on track with a good performance in limited-overs cricket while West Indies will look to maintain their form winning the tournament at home. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs South Africa, West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 1st ODI at Guyana

Man of the Match: Sunil Narine (West Indies)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 191/6 in 48.1 Ovs. BATTING: Kieron Pollard 67 (67), Jason Holder 10 (21)WI WIN!!!! That’s it, West Indies have clinched the opening game with a clinical four-wicket win over the visiting South African team, as they have the opening laugh in the tri-series, courtesy of Kieron Pollard’s match-winning knock of 67, and Sunil Narine’s six-wicket haul for 27.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 178/6 in 45 Ovs. BATTING: Kieron Pollard 63 (61), Jason Holder 3 (13) — GONE!!!! Carlos Brathwaite is the new man to be dismissed, as he falls for mere eight to to Phangiso, after being caught by Farhan Behardien, while Jason Holder is the new man in as both the batsmen look to finish things off here.

OUT! Carlos Brathwaite c Farhan Behardien b Aaron Phangiso 8 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 160/5 in 40 Ovs. BATTING: Kieron Pollard 50 (46), Carlos Brathwaite 5 (7) — GONE!!!! Darren Bravo is the latest victim to depart, as he is trapped leg before by Phangiso for 30. He goes for a review, that rules him out. Carlos Brathwaite is the new man in, as he along with Pollard look to finish off things here, while Pollard scores his half-century.

OUT! Darren Bravo lbw b Phangiso 30 (69)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 135/4 in 35 Ovs. BATTING: Darren Bravo 30 (62), Kieron Pollard 35 (30)No harm done again, as both the batsmen make sure that they complete the proceedings from hereon. there is a rain threat as well, but Windies are already way ahead in the D/L par score. However, a loss of few wickets could change the complexion totally.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 111/4 in 30 Ovs. BATTING: Darren Bravo 23 (43), Kieron Pollard 25 (18) — GONE!!!! Ramdin is the new man to be dismissed as he falls for mere 10 to Duminy after being caught by de Villiers, while Pollard makes his way in and is on a roll, hitting a few sixes, and also becoming the fourth West Indian to hit 100 sixes in ODIs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 74/3 in 25 Ovs. BATTING: Darren Bravo 18 (33), Denesh Ramdin 9 (21)No harm done following the fall of the opening three wickets, as the current batsmen make sure that they don’t suffer further setbacks, and chase the total down with ease. Still an open game.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 63/3 in 20 Ovs. BATTING: Darren Bravo 14 (22), Denesh Ramdin 2 (2) — GONE!!!! A couple of more wickets fall in the form of Johsnson Charles, who is bowled for 31 by Tahir again, while veteran Marlon Samuels too falls for a cheap single to Aaron Phangiso, as Denesh Ramdin is the new man in. What lies in store for us?

OUT! Johnson Charles b Imran Tahir 31 (52), Marlon Samuels lbw b Aaron Phangiso 1 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 42/1 in 15 Ovs. BATTING: Johnson Charles 25 (44), Darren Bravo 2 (6) — GONE!!!! Andre Fletcher is the first man to be dismissed for West Indies, as it’s Imran Tahir, who gets his opening victim of the night, as he bowls him up for mere 11, while Darren Bravo makes his way in.

OUT! Andre Fletcher b Imran Tahir 11 (40)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 34/0 in 10 Ovs. BATTING: Johnson Charles 20 (26), Andre Fletcher 10 (34)Just 14 runs added in the past five overs, with the South African bowlers too bowling a good length along with some close calls.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 20/0 in 5 Ovs. BATTING: Johnson Charles 13 (18), Andre Fletcher 5 (12)The openers are off to a slow start, as they look to go steady and make sure that they don’t suffer early setbacks and also chase the modest total down comfortably.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 188 in 46.5 Ovs. BATTING: Kagiso Rabad 1 (1)BOWLED OUT!!!! that’s it, following Morris’s dismissal, there were hardly any partnerships, while Narine turned the page as he claims his six-wicket haul in the first game in international return. Still the mystery spinner, as WI need 189 runs to win in 50 overs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 181/7 in 45 Ovs. BATTING: Kyle Abbott 5 (10), Aaron Phangiso 0 (0) — GONE!!!! JP Duminy falls for 23, as he is played on by Jason Holder. Five more overs to go, and can they touch something around 230 is a big question, as Kyle Abbott is the new man in. However, Morris too falls in the 45th over after he is trapped leg-before to Narine for mere 9, as Narine seems to be on a roll with four wickets already, while Aaron Phangiso makes his way out.

OUT! JP Duminy b Jason Holder 23 (34), Chris Morris lbw b Sunil Narine 9 (32)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 170/5 in 40 Ovs. BATTING: JP Duminy 22 (30), Chris Morris 4 (16) — GONE!!!! It’s a couple in an over for Narine, as he dismisses Rossouw for 61, while he also dismisses Farhan Behardien for an unfortunate duck, just a couple of balls later, as he has certainly put the pressure back on the Proteas, while Chris Morris is the new man in, as SA go past the 150-run mark.

OUT! Rilee Rossouw c Carlos Brathwaite b Sunil Narine 61 (83), Farhan Behardien lbw b Sunil Narine 0 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 159/3 in 35 Ovs. BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 61 (82), JP Duminy 15 (19) — GONE!!!! De Villiers falls for 31 to Jerome Taylor, after being caught and bowled by him. Seemed to be going steady, but couldn’t hang in tight. Nevertheless, good and sharp bowling from the Windies to keep the batsmen under pressure as JP Duminy comes in. Meanwhile, Duminy goes past his half-century.

OUT! AB de Villiers c & b Jerome Taylor 31 (49)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 130/2 in 30 Ovs. BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 47 (72), AB de Villiers 31 (48)Again no harm done, as both the batsmen keep going in the same pace, while the Windies bowlers continue to struggle to get wicket, but they are indeed bowling good to keep the batsmen restricted. Meanwhile, Rossouw is just three runs away from his half-century.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 106/2 in 25 Ovs. BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 30 (54), AB de Villiers 24 (36)No harm done again, as both the batsmen contiue to play steady cricket, as they go past the 50-run styand for the third wicket, while SA go past 100 runs. It is indeed a slow ODI cricket as of now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 83/2 in 20 Ovs. BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 15 (38), AB de Villiers 15 (22)Another steady five overs for SA, as they look to post a healthy total. Meanwhile, the Winides bowlers seem to be bowling tight. However overall, it seems to be an even contest with both bat and the ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 64/2 in 15 Ovs. BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 7 (20), AB de Villiers 5 (10) — GONE!!!! Another one, and this time, it Amla, who is trapped leg-before to the mystery spinner Narine off the very first ball for 20. A big setback for SA, but it brings the dangerous de Villiers onto the crease.

OUT! Hashim Amla lbw b Sunil Narine 20 (26)

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 52/1 in 10 Ovs. BATTING: Hashim Amla 20 (25), Rilee Rossouw 0 (1) — GONE!!!! First breakthrough for the hosts as Brathwaite bowls up de Kock for a healthy 30, as he was seeming to be going good. Rilee Rossouw is the new man in, while SA go past their 50-run mark.

OUT! Quinton de Kock b Carlos Brathwaite 30 (34)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SA 25/0 in 5 Ovs. BATTING: Quinton de Kock 13 (18), Hashim Amla 10 (12)Slow, but steady start by the South Africans as the openers make sure that they stick on for as long as possible in order to provide the Proteas with the perfect opening start, as there have been four boundaries involved in the opening five overs.

 

 

Teams:

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Sunil Narine, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir.

TOSS: South Africa (Bat)

South Africa look to be a very strong side with all their in-form players taking part in the tournament. The team will surely miss their Twenty20 International (T20I) captain Faf du Plessis as he has been rested for the match due to his injury. Nevertheless, the top-order that consists of AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla,Quinton de Kock and all-rounders like JP Duminy and Chris Morris make the team favourites.

West Indies, on the other hand, will be confident looking at their current form while the venue being at home is an added advantage. Team’s fans will look forward to watch Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard perform, who have been recently included to the national side after a long span. Sulieman Benn and Carlos Brathwaite have also been in a terrific form and will be player to watch out for.

Squads:

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Suleiman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor, Ashley Nurse.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Farhaan Behardien, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Kyle Abbott.

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