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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, January 29, 2015
CENTURION--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 in Pretoria, south
Chasing a mammoth 362 for vic-
tory 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 con-
cede 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 pro-
pelled by superb hundreds from the
unrelenting Hashim Amla who
stroked 133 off 105 deliveries and Rilee
Rossouw who smashed 132 off just
With the Proteas in a spot of bother
at 59 for two in the tenth over, Amla
and Rossouw combined in a scintil-
lating record third wicket stand of
247, to get their side up to 361 for
Amla struck 11 fours and six sixes
to post his 19th one-day hundred
while Rossouw s second ODI century
was punctuated by nine fours and
Holder knocked over Quinton de
Kock cheaply for four with the score
on six in the second over, getting the
left-hander to top edge a pull to
Jonathan Carter at point.
Amla added a handsome 53 for the
second wicket with Faf du Plessis
who made 16 before also falling to
the short ball when he failed to keep
down a pull at Russell and top edged
a catch to Sheldon Cottrell at fine
leg.However, that was the last sign of
major success for the Windies. Amla
raced to his half-century off 49 balls,
whipping off-spinner Deonarine
behind square for four to reach the
He then marched imperiously to
a fine hundred off 92 deliveries in
the 36th over, with a couple to long-
off off seamer Carlos Brathwaite.
Amla finished the series with 413
runs at a phenomenal average of
206.5, to be voted Man-of-the-Series.
He passed fifty every time he batted
in the series.
Rossouw, meanwhile, was brutal.
He started slowly, gathering just 15
runs from his first 29 balls but then
accelerated to reach his half-century
from 60 deliveries.
He then needed only 23 more balls
to each three figures as he ripped into
the Windies bowlers. In one over
from Russell---the 30th of the
innings---he carted three sixes and a
four in plundering 28 runs off the
Such was their domination, the
Proteas accelerated from a position
of 150 for two after 27 overs to score
211 runs off the last 15 overs.
West Indies then had a nightmare
start when the badly out-of-form
Chris Gayle wafted at the first ball
of the innings---one adjudged a wide---
and given out caught behind on
Deonarine and Smith were enter-
prising, adding 77 off 74 deliveries
for the second wicket and taking West
Indies along at over six runs an over.
The left-handed Deonarine faced
50 balls and counted five fours and
a six while Smith hit three fours and
a six off 28 balls before falling lbw in
the 13th over to left-arm spinner
Aaron Phangiso, missing one that
came on with the arm.
Deonarine was run out 11 balls later
to leave the Windies on 81 for three
in the 15th over but Samuels and
Ramdin kept the Windies in the hunt
with a productive stand of 91 for the
Samuels struck the ball cleanly,
hitting a four and four sixes off 47
balls while Ramdin was good for a
four and two sixes in his run-a-ball
With the required run rate climbing
to near 13 an over, Samuels improvised
and paid the price, bowled by Abbott
as he backed away to give himself
room to hit through the off side in
the 28th over.
His wicket marked the end of the
Windies resistance, as they lost two
more quick wickets for just five runs
in the space of nine deliveries, to
stumble to a 177 for six at the end
of the 29th over.
Russell came out swinging, rattling
off a cameo 24 off 12 balls with four
fours and a six, and single-handedly
taking 19 runs from Abbott s sixth
over, the 30th of the innings.
However, once he got a faint edge
behind off the first ball of the next
over as he missed a steer to third man
off Parnell, the Windies collapsed
again losing their final four wickets
for 34 runs.
Sammy made 27 off 25 balls before
he was last man out, chopping on to
slow bowler Farhaan Behardien.
GEORGETOWN-Sunil Narine s
abrupt withdrawal from the Crick-
et World Cup has left the
Caribbean and the wider in a state
The mystery spinner wielded his
magic at the Queen s Park Oval in
Port-of-Spain on Sunday, snaring
6-9 from eight overs to hand T&T
Red Force a commanding 135-run
victory over Guyana Jaguars in the
final of the Nagico Super50 tour-
Despite that, Narine admitted
that he was not completely confi-
dent about returning to international
cricket and announced his with-
drawal from the World Cup which
starts on February 14.
Narine has decided to give himself
more time to work on his action,
which was reported as suspect in
successive matches during last year s
Champions League T20 where he
represented Indian Premier League
(IPL) side, Kolkata Knight Riders.
Former West Indies and Guyana
batsman Travis Dowlin said the
move came as a "big surprise" and
is a "big blow" for West Indies.
"That s a big surprise, especially
with the form he displayed against
Guyana," Dowlin commented. "In
the 50-over game you want an
attacking option and that s exactly
what the West Indies need heading
into a World Cup; Sunil would have
Former West Indies fast bowler
Reon King said he supported the
move, noting that as a player one
has to be honest with one s self.
Windies end series of misery on losing note
SOUTH AFRICA (Max: 42 overs)
+Q de Kock c Carter b Holder ..............4
H Amla b Russell ......................................133
F du Plessis c Cottrell b Russell ......16
R Rossouw c Carter b Russell .......132
D Miller c wkp Ramdin b Holder ....23
JP Duminy not out ....................................18
F Behardien not out ....................................5
Extras (lb7, w20, nb3) ..........................30
TOTAL (5 wkts, 42 overs) ...............361
Did not bat: W Parnell, A Phangiso,
K Abbott, M de Lange
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (de Kock, 1.3
overs), 2-59 (du Plessis, 10), 3-306
(Rossouw, 38.4), 4-330 (Amla, 40.2),
5-345 (Miller, 41.2) 9-0-72-2 (w3),
Brathwaite 9-0-46-0 (w2), Russell
8-0-85-3 (w5, nb3), Sammy 7-0-59-
0, Deonarine 2-0-19-0.
C Gayle c wkp de Kock b Abbott .....0
N Deonarine run out ................................43
D Smith lbw b Phangiso .......................31
M Samuels b Abbott ..............................50
+D Ramdin c Amla b Parnell ............40
A Russell c wkp de Kock b Parnell 24
J Carter c Abbott b Parnell ...................0
D Sammy b Behardien ..........................27
J Holder c Rossouw b Parnell .............0
C Brathwaite c de Kock b de Lange 1
S Cottrell not out ..........................................0
Extras (lb2, w8) ..........................................10
TOTAL (all out, 37.4 overs) .............215
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gayle, 0.1
overs), 2-77 (Smith, 12.3), 3-81
(Deonarine, 14.2), 4-172 (Samuels,
27.3), 5-176 (Ramdin, 28.1), 6-177
(Carter, 29), 7-196 (Russell, 30.1), 8-
196 (Holder, 30.4), 9-214
Bowling: Abbott 7-0-59-2 (w3), de
Lange 8-0-34-1 (w3), Parnell 9-0-42-
4 (w2), Phangiso 8-0-53-1,
Behardien 5.4-0-40-1 (w2).
Result: South Africa won by 131
Series: South Africa win series 4-1.
Man-of-the-Match: Rilee Rossouw.
Man-of-the-Series: Hashim Amla
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: J Cloete, S Ravi;
TV -- S Davis.
South Africa's Rilee Rossouw slog sweeps
with Denesh Ramdin of West Indies
operating from behind the stumps during the
fifth One-Day International cricket match in
Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. West Indies
lost by 131 runs to suffer a 4-1 series defeat.
Narine withdrawal backed in Guyana
BASSETERRE--St Kitts and Nevis
will host ten matches in the third
edition of the Caribbean Premier
League (CPL) which is due to
begin in June, the country s sports
Minister Glenn Phillip announced
Addressing a rally in central Bas-
seterre, Phillip told the crowd that
an agreement to this effect has
already been finalised with the
Warner Park hosted nine games
in the second edition of the CPL
"CPL will be here once again.
We will be having ten games!
Today, we finalised all of the paper-
work. CPL will be here this year
again; ten games, one more game
than we had last year," declared
Phillip as election campaigning
builds ahead of a general election.
Warner Park reportedly received
high ratings for its pitch and out-
field compared to the eight venues
which hosted CPL matches last
This year s CPL is scheduled to
run from June 21 to July 26. (CMC)
Warner Park to host ten matches this year
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