On Friday the West Indies higher to the final of the one-day tri-series by thrashing South Africa by 100 runs. A century by Darren Bravo and three wickets by paceman Shannon Gabriel were taken. On Sunday West Indies will convene Australia in the competition concluding at the similar venue. Batsman Bravo made 102, counting 12 fours and four sixes off 103 balls. He communal a evidence fifth wicket situate of 156 with Kieron Pollard, who chimed in with 62 off 71 balls, as well as seven fours and two sixes. South Africa’s pursue was damaged by the fiery Gabriel as the visitors were bowled out for 185 in 46 overs. Sunil Narine handed well with 3-38 and all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite took 2-39.
Bravo earned the “Man of the Match” award, anchored an imposing revival from 21 for four to lift the West Indies to 285 all out off 49.5 overs batting first at Kensington Oval. Gabriel, tore through the Proteas’ vaunted top-order, captivating the wickets of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and captain A B de Villiers in the space of four fearsome overs. It was a hinder from which they by no mean healthier, ultimately being dismissed for 186 off 46 overs in spite of a last-wicket corporation of 51 between Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir.
Sunil Narine ensured there would be no run away for the South Africans subsequent to Gabriel’s early blast, the spinner captivating three for 28 off ten overs. Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin missed the uncomplicated chance offered by the productive starter. Ramdin avoided the hat-trick but then succumbed to the deadly antagonism of the 21-year-old fast bowler, first into a small ball to take a gust on the rear of the helmet. Bravo and Pollard then countered the out of control South Africans with strength of mind and powerful stroke play before the big-hitting all-rounder was caught at long-on off the anguish Morkel.
Morris claimed three wickets at the end of the innings with West Indies captain Jason Holder (40) and Carlos Brathwaite (33 not out) pushing the home side to a challenging final total.