At Buffalo Park, East London
- Captain Temba Bavuma’s gorgeous 144 was not sufficient because the Proteas
misplaced the second ODI to the West Indies in East London.
- The West Indies received by 48 runs after posting an imposing 335, because of skipper Shai Hope’s 128 not out.
- The vacationers lead the three-match ODI sequence 1-0 heading
into Tuesday’s ultimate match in Potchefstroom.
Within the batting battle of captains incredible, Shai Hope trumped Temba Bavuma because the West Indies beat South Africa by 48 runs to win the second ODI at a balmy, festive, and excitable East London on Saturday night time.
Bavuma’s (144) batting kung-fu greater than matched that of Hope (128*), however the place Hope acquired help within the West Indies making 335/8 of their allotted overs, Bavuma was a person alone in South Africa’s 287.
There was help up-front from Quinton de Kock (48), however there wasn’t a lot else from a center order that contained three debutants in Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi, and Tristan Stubbs.
The truth that the South Africans have been bowled out in 41.4 overs displayed poor batting administration from a really inexperienced batting group.
They have been requested to chase down the very best whole at this floor and failing will probably be a lesson to them.
It meant the West Indies received solely their fifth ODI towards SA on these shores and their second at this floor after their sole success within the deflating 6-1 1998/99 ODI sequence defeat.
They now take an unassailable 1-0 lead forward of Tuesday’s third ODI in Potchefstroom.
Bavuma’s kind in current restricted overs cricket has been wealthy, with this hundred being his second in three ODIs and comfortably his highest rating within the format.
This ton got here scorching on the heels of his match-winning 172 within the second Check towards the identical opponents on the Wanderers final week.
In what was Buffalo Park’s first accomplished ODI in additional than 5 years after Thursday’s washout, Bavuma’s knock was greeted by a joyous crowd, regardless of its ultimate futility.
With the electrical begin supplied to them by Bavuma and De Kock when it comes to a 76-run stand that got here off 52 balls, there was a platform for the debutants.
Bavuma was additionally there with them and batted with the mandatory diligence to take the sport deep, however the junior batters succumbed to the strain of the very best profitable chase at Buffalo Park.
De Kock regarded harmful in his 26-ball knock that contained 5 fours and three well-timed sixes.
He could not fairly decipher Kyle Mayers’ (1/40) misleading lack of tempo and when he was trapped in entrance, not even a hopeful evaluate might save him.
Rickelton (14), who was the highest run-scorer on this season’s 1-Day Cup, shortly discovered the going relatively robust in his 16-ball keep regardless of Bavuma’s understated dominance on the different finish.
He hit a fortuitous six, however when he was trapped in entrance off Yannic Cariah’s first ball, a painful introduction to restricted overs cricket had come to an finish.
De Zorzi (27), had a streaky begin towards Cariah (1/47), however was much more comfy towards tempo, the place he was in a position to rotate the strike with ease.
Nevertheless, it did not come as a shock when he grew to become the primary of Akeal Hosein’s three scalps when he was castled by one which beat him by flight and switch.
That introduced the skilled Rassie van der Dussen (8) to the crease and he was inexplicably fidgety regardless of the assured presence of Bavuma on the different finish.
He holed out to Shamarh Brooks at wonderful leg, exposing Stubbs (6) to a pressured state of affairs. Stubbs did not get by the interval, skying a simple catch to Hope from an Odean Smith half-tracker.
Bjorn Fortuin (1) and Gerald Coetzee (1) got here and went, with the previous neatly stumped by Hope off Hosein (3/59) whereas the latter was sloppily run-out with out grounding his bat on the non-striker’s finish.
Essentially the most disappointing dismissal was that of Marco Jansen (17), who had the measure of the West Indies’ bowling in his 14-ball knock earlier than he picked out Rovman Powell at long-on off Hosein.
That left Bavuma, who raised his fourth ODI ton off 92 balls with 10 fours and three sixes, to marshal the tail in a way he usually does.
Having taken possession of many of the partnerships exterior of his stand with De Kock, he made 36 of the 49 runs he shared with Lungi Ngidi.
When he feathered Alzarri Joseph (3/53) to Hope, he battled to cover his disappointment, however the fault did not lie with him, however along with his fellow batters who merely could not stick with him.
Tabraiz Shamsi did not see out Joseph’s hearth because the Windies’ collective spirit prevailed over Bavuma’s particular person hearth.
Hope’s excellent 14th ODI 100 anchored the West Indies’ formidable whole, with the diminutive quantity 4 batting by the innings after coming in at 71/2 after Shamarh Brooks (0) was collected by Gerald Coetzee.
Hope shared vital stands with Nicholas Pooran (86), Powell (80), Jason Holder (42), and Joseph (42*) the place he shifted from being an accumulator to being an aggressor.
He batted in response to his staff’s wants and with a platform laid by a 67-run opening between Mayers and Brandon King, Hope was in a position to set his stall and bat deep.
Bavuma tried totally different bowling choices, with Coetzee (3/57) displaying his wares successfully on debut, with Bjorn Fortuin (2/57) offering greater than ample help.
Senior ODI bowlers Ngidi (0/76) and Tabraiz Shamsi (2/62) had off days with the ball whereas Marco Jansen (1/77) got here again nicely after his first 5 overs went for 48 runs.
Nevertheless, the West Indies had positioned their religion in Hope and it was their hope, not South Africa’s that triumphed.
Scores in short:
West Indies: 335/8 (Shai Hope 128*, Rovman Powell 46, Nicholas Pooran 39, Kyle Mayers 36, Gerald Coetzee 3/57, Bjorn Fortuin 2/57, Tabraiz Shamsi 2/62)
South Africa: 287 (Temba Bavuma 144, Quinton de Kock 48, Tony de Zorzi 27, Alzarri Joseph 3/53, Akeal Hosein 3/59, Odean Smith 1/40, Mayers 1/40)
The West Indies received by 48 runs
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