Humiliating nine-wicket defeat for Windies

The West Indies suffered a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to South Africa in their third One-Day International at Buffalo Park in South Africa today.

Chasing 123 for victory, the South Africans reached 124 for one from 24.4 overs.

The West Indies, who won the toss choose to bat first.

They were bowled out for a mere 122 in 33.4 overs.

Vernon Philander had Chris Gayle caught behind cheaply.
Vernon Philander had Chris Gayle caught behind cheaply.

West Indies got off to a poor start, losing their first three wickets for just 30 runs.

Marlon Samuels topscored for the Caribbean men with 26.

Leg spinner Imran Tahir ripped through the West Indies batting lineup, taking four for 28.

Tahir was well backed up by Vernon Philander three for 27 and Dale Steyn two for 21.

West Indies captain Jason Holder was disappointed.

Meanwhile, Hashim Amala 61 not out and Faf du Plessis 51 not out, were the leading scorers for the South Africans.

The South Africans lead the five-match series 3-0.

3 Responses to Humiliating nine-wicket defeat for Windies

  1. Derek Kelly
    Derek Kelly January 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    They play to give other teams batting and bowling practise

  2. Asiba January 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    The WICB has been destabilizing West Indies Cricket for too long now and it is time the people of the Caribbean do something about the situation. Examples go as far back as and even before Garfield ‘Garry’ Sobers. now His Excellency Sir Garry Sobers and as recent as Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo. Cricket which developed during the dark period of Caribbean development and evolution,seems unable to shake off the legacy of that sordid period that saw Black Caribbean persons reclassified as chattel and treated accordingly. Every action taken by the WICB is supposed to ‘improve’ West indies cricket. Clearly this is not the outcome and improvement will not happen if the WICB continue with its folly and if the Caribbean populace continue to allow West Indies cricket to falter in the hands of persons who clearly do not have the interest of Caribbean people first and foremost. How can one expect the Team to do any better when a day before the World Cup begins , you terminated the contract of the Coach who was charged with the responsibility of building a team to the said World Cup. How the bingle bangle can Caribbean people sit down and take this crap ? Serves us right though because we refuse to liberate ourselves from the debilitating mentalities of the past and we continue to perpetuate that legacy by our inaction and now that we can sit down behind a Computer and type words on a page somewhere in cyberspace , our propensity to protest , take action and demand justice and fair-play in all spheres of activity have all but diminished. Shall we become enslaved persons again ? Is Facebook and the like facilitating our demise. Will we allow Politicians , Presidents , CEOs, Heads of this, that and the like to continue to rub brown stuff in our mouths and call it chocolate?

  3. Alex Alleyne January 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Morton, Lil Bravo and now Powell . These guys think that they can just call the shots of “when where and how ” to show up to play cricket for WI . Their brain cannot put it to them that this is my JOB where i make my living . I am paid a handsome some of money to perform on the field of play . These guys must get SERIOUS about the world of WORK.


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