SA in consolation win as visitors crumble.
Chris Gayle did not come out to play at Kingsmead last night. For the first time in more than two months, JP Duminy did. But that did not matter in the context of the third Twenty20 cricket international between SA and West Indies, with the series already won by the visitors.
And especially not with Morne van Wyk becoming the third South African to score a century in the format at this level.
Van Wyk’s 114 not out was the innings of a man who should have been in SA’s World Cup squad. He took his ton off 67 balls, and he smashed seven sixes, two of them over cover – and nine fours. It was batting at its most brutally beautiful.
That powered SA to 195/3 against opponents who looked like they would rather be bowling and fielding on the nearby beach.
They batted that way, too, and were dismissed for 126 to make SA winners by 69 runs.
– Telford Vice
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