Stats: West Indies vs South Africa - Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard help West Indies beat South Africa by 4 wickets
The West Indies defeated South Africa thanks to 6 wickets taken by Sunil Narine.
After choosing to bat first in the first match of tri-nation series, South Africa started well as Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock made a 50 run partnership but then they lost both openers in quick succession. AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw played cautiously and added 78 runs for the third wicket but thereafter nobody stood on the wicket and South Africa lost the plot.
The Proteas were bowled out for 188 runs without playing full quota of 50 overs. Sunil Narine picked up 6 wickets in his ODI return for the West Indies while for South Africa Rille Rossouw made 61 runs from 83 balls.
In reply, the West Indies started well but lost three quick wickets inside 19 overs but then with the contributions from Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard, the West Indies defeated South Africa by 4 wickets and Sunil Narine adjudged as Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance.
Here are the major stats from the game.
109 – The first match of tri-nation series between West Indies and South Africa was the first ODI played after a gap of 109 days. The last ODI match was played on 14 February 2016 between England and South Africa.
3rd – Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock became the 3rd opening pair for South Africa to open 50 innings together in ODIs. This pair also became the 18th overall to achieve that milestone.
6/27 – The bowling figures of Sunil Narine registered in the first match of tri-nation series against South Africa, his best figures registered in an innings of an ODI match.
1st – This was the first time when any spin bowler took 6 wickets against South Africa in an ODI match. In the first match of tri-nation series, Sunil Narine picked up 6 wickets against South Africa.
1st – This was the first time any batsman did not score any boundary (four/six) and scored more than 30 runs in an ODI match between West Indies and South Africa. In the first match of the tri-nation series, AB de Villiers scored 31 runs from 49 balls without hitting a single four or six.
188 – The number of runs scored by South Africa in the 1st match of the tri-nation series against West Indies, this is their third lowest total against the West Indies in an ODI match.
86 – The number of innings taken by Kieron Pollard to complete 100 sixes in ODI cricket, this is the fewest number of innings taken by any player in ODIs to achieve that milestone. Previously, this record was held by Ross Taylor who completed his 100 sixes in 116 innings.
2001 – The last time when South Africa lost an ODI match against West Indies in West Indies.
1st - AB de Villiers' 31 runs in the first match of tri-nation series against West Indies, it was the first instance since April 2013 when a player scored more than 30 runs in an innings of an ODI match without hitting a boundary.