Morne van Wyk blasted an unbeaten century and David Wiese took five wickets to steer South Africa to a consolation 69-run victory
over West Indies in the series-closing third Twenty20 international played yesterday in Durban.
Van Wyk, who is on the South Africans stand-by list for next month`s 50-World Cup should wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock not
recover from injury, smashed 114 from 70 balls with nine fours and seven sixes to help the home side score 195 for three.
West Indies made a bright start but lost wickets at regular intervals with only opener Lendl Simmons (49 from 31 balls) offering
prolonged resistance as they collapsed to 126 all out in 19 overs.
Medium pacer Wiese was the pick of the South African bowlers for the second match running with career-best five for 23 in his four
overs, the second best bowling figures in Twenty20 internationals for South Africa.
After being sent in to bat, Van Wyk and Reeza Hendricks put on 111 for the first wicket before the latter was out for 42.
The 35-year-old Van Wyk, named Player Of The Match, reached his hundred from 67 balls, his first in Twenty20 internationals.
West Indies won the three match 20-over series 2-1 and Chris Gayle was man of the series.
The teams gear up next for the first of five one-day internationals, the first set for tomorrow in Durban.
Here’s West Indies captain talking after yesterday;s loss