Dwayne Smith departs after getting dismissed on a score of 31 from 28 balls    AFP
Dwayne Smith departs after getting dismissed on a score of 31 from 28 balls AFP

West Indies lost half of their side with 176 runs on the board in the 29th over of their innings during the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Supersport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. West Indies, who are chasing a target of 362 in 42 overs, lost the wickets of Marlon Samuels (50) and Denesh Ramdin (40) in a space of four deliveries to collapse from 172 for three to 176 for five.

South Africa earlier finished on a total of 361 for five in their stipulated 42 overs, with Hashim Amla (133) and Rilee Rossouw (132) sharing a 247-run stand for the third wicket. The stand was also the second highest partnership for third wicket in the history of ODI cricket. It was raining boundaries and sixes at Centurion as the spectators got some good catching practice. West Indies bowlers bowled awkward lines and length.A total of 17 sixes were hit by the South African batsmen in the alloted 42 overs.