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West Indies lose first ODI against South Africa by 61 runs

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 4:02 PM
South Africa's AB de Villiers plays a shot at the wicket during the first one day international match against West Indies in Durban, South Africa today. - AP

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer



The West Indies went down by 61 runs to South Africa under the Duckworth/Lewis method in their rain-affected opening One-Day international in Durban today.




Chasing 227 from 33 overs, the West Indies were bowled out for 164 in 28.2 overs.



Chris Gayle, 41, wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, 32, and Dwayne Smith, 29, were the main scores for the West Indies.



Dale Steyn 3-27, Imran Tahir 3-0 and Vernon Philander 3-44, were the main wicketakers for the South Africans.



Earlier, South Africa amassed 279-8 in 48.2 overs.



Jerome Taylor 2-50 and Andre Russell 2-51 were the leading wicketakers for the West Indies.



However, the game was delayed for an hour and a half due to heavy rain forcing the introduction of the Duckworth Lewis method.



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