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Windies lose to SA

Published:Monday | January 28, 2008 | 11:43 AM

West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels scored an attacking 98, but it was not enough to prevent South Africa from winning the third One-Day International in Port Elizabeth by seven wickets yesterday.

With the victory, South Africa has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead to clinch the five-match contest.

Batting first, West Indies recorded 252 for seven, with Samuels hammering 78 of his 98 runs off the final eight overs.

Sewnarine Chattergoon was the only other West Indies batsman to score a half century. He hit 52 from 81 balls.

South Africa replied with 256 for three off 48 point 4 overs with Jacques Kallis, leading the way with an unbeaten 121.

Kallis was well supported by captain Graeme Smith (56), who added 82 for the second wicket, and JP Duminy (36 not out).

Bowling for West Indies, Darren Powell, Fidel Edwards and Samuels finished with a wicket apiece.

The fourth match is set for Friday in Durban.