Chris Gayle's 41 ball 90 helped West Indies chase 232 against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at Johannesburg © Getty Images
Chris Gayle’s 41 ball 90 helped West Indies chase 232 against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at Johannesburg © Getty Images

Jan 14, 2015

South Africa and West Indies go head to head in the Third and the last Twenty20 International at Durban. West Indies have been unstoppable in the shortest format of the game and have already pocketed the series two nil. To compound matters South Africa will miss the services of Faf du plessis as captain and key batsman, Justin Ontong will take over captaincy responsibilities for South Africa this game.

West Indies managed the unthinkable at the Wanderers by chasing down 232 with four balls to spare. By virtue of the win West Indies took an unassailable two nil lead in the Three match T20I series. South Africa batted first and for once their approach to a limited overs game was refreshing. They reshuffled their batting order and took the attack to the West Indies from the outset. Faf du Plessis stuck to his number three position and scored his first T20I hundred of just 46 balls. He was helped along the way by David Miller who played a breezy cameo of 47.

South Africa set West Indies a mammoth 232 to seal the series. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels carted the South African bowlers all around the park with a partnership of 152 in jus 72 balls to reduce the equation to a regulation T20 one. Gayle was finally dismissed for 90 off 41 balls whereas Samuels contributed 60 off 39 balls. But the depth of the West Indies batting came to the fore as Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russel and Darren Sammy played little cameos to take the West Indies home.

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