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15-Jan-2015 03:35:00 GMT
South Africa v West Indies, 3rd T20, Durban

Wiese, van Wyk Lift South Africa to Consolation Win

Durban: Morne van Wyk blasted an unbeaten century and David Wiese took five wickets as South Africa claimed a consolation 69-run victory over West Indies in the final Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

Van Wyk, who is on the Proteas’ 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.

All-rounder 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 the Proteas.

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 reached his hundred from 67 balls, his first in Twenty20 internationals.

West Indies won the three match 20-over series 2-1. The first of five one-day internationals will be played in Durban on Friday.

Earlier, West Indies have won the toss and have opted to field.

The hosts make two changes. No Imran Tahir and no David Miller - also a back injury - which makes way for JP Duminy to make his comeback.

Four changes to West Indies, including no Chris Gayle today, he has been rested.

South Africa:
Morne van Wyk (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong (Capt.), Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Marchant de Lange

West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Fletcher (wk), Darren Sammy (Capt.), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell

Brief scores
South Africa -
195 for 3 (van Wyk 114*, Hendricks 42)
West Indies - 126 (Simmons 49, Wiese 5-23)
Result - South Africa won by 69 runs
MOM - Morne van Wyk (South Africa)
Player of the series - Chris Gayle (West Indies)

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