Proteas secure whitewash

South Africa beat the West Indies by one wicket with two balls remaining in the final ODI to win the series 5-0.

The West Indies lost openers Chris Gayle and Dale Richards cheaply and Shivnarine Chanderpaul anchored the innings with a patient 67. This saw the home side have a slow start to their innings as they stood on 96-3, a run-rate of 3.84 an over.

However, Narsingh Deonaraine (53 of 53 balls) and Kieron Pollard (25 off 19 balls) picked up the momentum and steered the Windies to a competitive total of 252-6 after their 50 overs.

In reply, skipper Graeme Smith failed to make an impact but Hashim Amla continued his fine form to give South Africa a solid start, scoring 45. He combined with an aggressive Jacques Kallis, who put together 57 off 55 balls.

JP Duminy (51) then played a key innings which helped the Proteas’ tailenders to secure victory in the final over.

West Indies 252-6 (50 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 67, Narsingh Deonaraine 53, Lonwabo 2-31.
South Africa 255-9 (49.4 overs)
Jacques Kallis 57, JP Duminy 51, Chris Gayle 2-38.

South Africa won by one wicket

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