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Windies thrash Proteas for series whitewash

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:46 Mon, 27 May 2024

Windies thrash Proteas for series whitewash | News Article
Brandon King - Cricinfo

“That's no excuse for what happened yesterday and today, so I think we just got told a lesson in how to play in Caribbean conditions, especially from a bowling front, just difficult wickets to bat on.”

The West Indies clinched a T20 International series whitewash against the Proteas in Jamaica by winning the third game by 8-wickets.

On Sunday, the Proteas had a bat first at Sabina Park and were restricted to 163/7 in their allotted 20-overs with the captain Rassie van der Dussen scoring 51. Wiaan Mulder chipped in with a knock of 36, while Quinton de Kock scored 19 and Ryan Rickelton added 18 to the score. The debutant, Patrick Kruger, scored 16 not out for South Africa.

Obed McCoy was the chief destroyer for the Windies with 3/39 in his 4-overs, while Gudakesh Motie took 2/21 and Shamar Joseph took 2/26.

In reply, Johnson Charles scored 69 of 26 and the captain Brandon King scored 44 off 28 as they chased down the target in just 13.5 overs.

Gerald Coetzee was the pick of the South African bowlers with 1/37 in three overs, while Nqaba Peter took 1/27 in two-overs.

Van der Dussen said they learn from the lesson quickly.

“We couldn't adapt early enough,” said Van der Dussen.

“Yes, we had a long week in terms of layovers in Miami and so forth and I think we saw that in the first match, but you can't keep making the same mistakes.

“That's no excuse for what happened yesterday and today, so I think we just got told a lesson in how to play in Caribbean conditions, especially from a bowling front, just difficult wickets to bat on.”

On Wednesday the Proteas will play in an intrasquad game in Miami before their ICC T20 World Cup opener against Sri Lanka in New York.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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