Cape Town, South Africa — South Africa remained steady and easily completed victory on the final day of the third and final test at Newland on day five.
When play resumed on Tuesday, the Proteas started at 9-1, in pursuit of their target of 124. This came after West Indies were bowled out for 215 in their second innings on Monday. The visitors were going well at 180-3 – but lost their last seven wickets in quick time as the momentum shifted on a rain-affected day.
Marlon Samuels topscored with 74 off 150 balls with nine fours and two sixes to end the three-match series with 268 runs (average 53.6). Shiv Chanderpaul made 50, his 66th half-century in his 161st Test match.
It was dramatic day where only 48.2 overs were possible because of rain which forced the abandonment of the first two sessions
West Indies 1st Innings: 329 All Out (99.5 Overs). Jermaine Blackwood 56, Leon Johnson 54, Denesh Ramdin*+ 53, Devon Smith 47; Dale Steyn 25-6-78-4, Simon Harmer 26-5-71-3, Morne Morkel 19.5-1-83-2, Stiaan van Zyl 8-2-13-1.
South Africa 1st Innings: 421 All Out (122.4 Overs). Abraham de Villiers+ 148, Faf du Plesis 68, Hashim Amla* 63, Alviro Peterson 42; Jason Holder 24-4-87-2, Marlon Samuels 16.4-0-68-2, Sulieman Benn 45-9-116-1, Shannon Gabriel 17-2-64-1.
West Indies 2nd Innings: 215 All Out (79.5 Overs). Marlon Samuels 74, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 50, Leon Johnson 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 16; Simon Harmer 24-7-82-4, Dale Steyn 23.5-3-25-3, Morne Morkel 14-7-18-2, Vernon Philander 16-4-27-0.
South Africa 2nd Innings: 124/1 Dean Elgar 60*, Amla 28*
Benn 2 for 24
Hashim Amla was announced as man of the series