Sunil Narine claimed 6 for 27 © AFP
Sunil Narine claimed 6 for 27 © AFP

West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who was playing his first international game in a year, struck again, as he claimed six wickets for just 27 runs and allowed West indies to bundle South Africa for mere 188 in 47 overs, in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday. Earlier, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first, as he moved in with a couple of spinners in the form of Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir, along with JP Duminy and Chris Morris as well. While for West Indies, skipper Jason Holder included Kieron Pollard, and Sunil Narine, along with Carlos Brathwaite and Jerome Taylor. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs South Africa, West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 1st ODI at Guyana

The South African openers in the form of Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla gave South Africa a positive start, as both the openers brought up the opening 50-run stand before the tie was broken after 52 runs were put up on the board, as de Kock fell for a healthy 30 to Brathwaite, who bowled him up in the 10th over, and was soon followed by Hashim Amla, who was trapped leg-before to Narine for 20 the very next over.

Nevertheless, it was a steady 78-run stand for the third wicket, which followed between Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers and allowed South Africa to steer steadily, before at the score of 130, it was de Villiers, who fell for 31 to Taylor in the 31st over. However, it was Rossouw who brought up his half-century in 74 deliveries. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: West Indies vs South Africa, West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 1st ODI at Guyana

With 30 more added to the total, it was Rossouw, who fell for an impressive 61 to Narine, after being caught by Brathwaite in the 36th over. And soon to follow him was Farhan Behardien, who fell for an unfortunate duck to the same man in the same over, as Narine was on a roll. At the score of 172, it was Duminy, who was played on for 23 by Holder in the 41st over.

Just nine runs later, he was followed by Morris, who fell for mere nine to Narine again, who trapped him leg-before in the 45th over. There were hardly any partnerships, following his fall of wicket, as the very next over, saw the dismissal of Kyle Abbott for mere five to Brathwaite. At the score of 185, it was Phangiso, who fell for mere three to Narine in the 47th over, while Tahir was the final man to be dismissed as he fell just three runs later to the same man in the same over, thus Narine claiming his sixth wicket on international return, as South Africa were bundled for mere 188 in 27 overs.

Brief scores:

South Africa 188 in 46.5 overs (Rilee Rossouw 61, AB de Villiers 31; Sunil Narine 6-27) vs West Indies.

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