South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI Highlights: Heinrich Klaasen Guides SA To Victory Over WI
South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI Highlights: South Africa defeated West Indies by four wickets.
South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI Highlights:Heinrich Klaasen slammed a 54-ball century as South Africa beat the West Indies by four wickets in the third and final one-day international on Tuesday. South Africa were in trouble at 87 for four chasing a West Indian total of 260 but Klaasen went for his shots and the home side chased down the target with 20.3 overs to spare. The series was shared 1-1 after the first match was rained off. (Scorecard)
South Africa (Playing XI): Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi
West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope(w/c), Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah
SA vs WI, 3rd ODI, Live
We are back for the chase. The umpires and players make their way out to the middle. Ryan Rickelton and Tony de Zorzi will open the innings for South Africa. Alzarri Joseph will start with the new ball for West Indies. Here we go...
... THE RUN CHASE ...
Right then, West Indies batters have failed to bat the full quota of 50 overs but they have given their bowlers something to bowl at. On the other hand, South Africa will be pleased with their bowling effort and the onus is now on their batters to take them past the finishing line. Will Aiden Markram and co. succeed in doing so? We shall find out shortly. Back in a bit for the chase...
After West Indies were put into bat, Kyle Mayers and Brandon King got the visitors off to a swift start. They did lose Mayers in the 7th over but Shamarh Brooks joined hands with Brandon King and kept the scoreboard ticking. The duo stitched a 71-run stand and by doing so, set a solid foundation. However, they were pegged back losing both set batters in quick succession. Moreover, the early departure of Shai Hope made matters worse for them. Nicholas Pooran got off to a start but could go on to get a big score. Jason Holder was holding his end but he too perished in his quest up to the ante. With 9 wickets down, Odean Smith struck a few meaty blows but his departure brought an end to the innings.
This has been a stunning bowling display by South Africa, bowling West Indies out inside the 50 overs. Considering the overhead conditions at the start of the game, the stand-in skipper of South Africa, Aiden Markram needed his new ball bowlers to get some early inroads. Marco Jansen did manage to take an early scalp but the rest of the bowlers were unable to compliment him. Once the first Powerplay was over, the hosts pulled things back with some quiet overs. They kept the pressure on the opposition batters and were rewarded with wickets at regular intervals. By doing so, they never allowed West Indies to gain any momentum in their innings. The lower-order batters did trouble them but it was a good cleanup job by the pacers. Marco Jansen, Bjorn Fortuin and Gerald Coetzee broke the back of the West Indies batting unit by accounting for two wickets each.
OUT! TIMBER! On a length and on off, Odean Smith looks to loft it but gets beaten the ball hits the top of off. Odean Smith's cameo comes to an end and West Indies and bundled out for 260 runs!
FOUR! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Smith smashes it through mid-wicket as the ball races away from the fence like a rocket.
Lands it on off, Joseph blocks it to mid off.
Wayne Parnell (5-1-26-0) comes back on.
Wide! Lands it down leg, Joseph misses his flick.
Shorter and on off, Smith pulls it but mistimes it completely. It goes up and lands safely at square leg. They cross.
A low full toss, on off, Smith looks to heave it but doesn't connect well as the ball rolls back towards the bowler.
FOUR! Full and outside off, Smith goes for a wild swing and gets an outside edge as the ball races away from the third man fence.
Short and on off, Smith looks to pull it but misses.
FOUR! Easy pickings! Errs his line and bowls it on leg, Smith picks it well and helps it through backward square leg for a boundary!
Bangs a bouncer, on middle, Joseph ducks underneath it.
Slightly shorter one, Smith pulls it to square leg for one.
Short and outside off, Smith looks to pull it but misses.
Short and on off, Smith fends it back towards the bowler.
Good length, on off, Joseph taps it to covers for one.