Windies end ODI series on losing note after Amla, Rossouw pounding
Centurion, South Africa, CMC — West Indies ended their tour of South Africa on the same miserable note on which they started, slumping to a deflating 131-run defeat in the fifth and final One-Day International here Wednesday.
Chasing a mammoth 362 for victory in a match reduced to 42 overs per side because of rain which delayed the start, the Windies always faced an enormous task and despite a few fireworks, collapsed to 230 all out off 37.4 overs at SuperSport Park, to concede the series 4-1.
Marlon Samuels top scored with exactly 50, Narsingh Deonarine chipped in with 43 while Denesh Ramdin got 40 and Dwayne Smith, 31.
However, none of the Windies batsmen carried on for the big score needed as seamer Wayne Parnell snapped up four for 42 to keep South Africa on top.
Pacer Kyle Abbott finished with two for 59.
Sent in, South Africa were propelled by superb hundreds from the unrelenting Hashim Amla who stroked 133 off 105 deliveries and Rilee Rossouw who smashed 132 off just 98 balls.
South Africa Innings: 361/5 (42/42 Overs). Hashim Amla* 133, Rilee Rossouw 132, David Miller 23, Jean Paul Duminy 18*; Andre Russell 8-0-85-3, Jason Holder 9-0-77-2, Carlos Brathwaite 9-0-46-0, Darren Sammy 7-0-59-0.
West Indies Innings: 230 All Out (37.4/42 Overs). Marlon Samuels 50, Narsingh Deonarine 43, Denesh Ramdin+ 40, Dwayne Smith 31; Wayne Parnell 9-0-42-4, Kyle Abbott 7-0-59-2, Morne de Lange 8-0-34-1, Aaron Phangiso 8-0-53-1.
South Africa won by 131 runs