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CRICKET: Humiliating nine-wicket defeat for West Indies

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 1:43 PM

The West Indies suffered an humiliating nine-wicket defeat to South Africa in their third One-Day International at Buffalo Park in South Africa today.



Chasing 123 for victory, the South Africans reached 124 for one from 24.4 overs.



The West Indies, who won the toss choose to bat first.



They were bowled out for a mere 122 in 33.4 overs.



West Indies got off to a poor start, losing their first three wickets for just 30 runs.



Marlon Samuels topscored for the Caribbean men with 26.



Leg spinner Imran Tahir ripped through the West Indies batting lineup, taking four for 28.



Tahir was well backed up by Vernon Philander three for 27 and Dale Steyn two for 21.



West Indies captain Jason Holder was disappointed.



Meanwhile, Hashim Amala 61 not out and Faf du Plessis 51 not out, were the leading scorers for the South Africans.



The South Africans lead the five-match series 3-0.



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