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Amla leads South Africa to seven-wicket win off last ball against Windies

A magnificent century by South African opening batsman Hashim Amla led the Proteas to a remarkable seven-wicket win against West Indies in the fourth ODI at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica.

Chasing a target of 304, Amla brought up his second ton of the series before being dismissed for 129 in 115 balls to guide South Africa home off the last ball.

He shared crucial partnerships with skipper Graeme Smith (23 off 29 balls), Jacques Kallis (51 off 54 balls) and A.B. deVilliers (57 not out), as South Africa reached 304 for three in reply to the home side’s 303 for six, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Amla added 59 for the first wicket with Smith, an assured stand of 119 with Kallis for the second wicket followed by a 46 run stand for the third.

The South African chase was also bolstered by an unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 80 between De Villiers and J.P. Duminy (32 not out).

Earlier, West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul topscored with 66 and the top order all contributed to pile up a total in excess of 300.

Opener Dale Richards hit 59 off 73 deliveries, while Dwayne Bravo (46 off 51 balls) and Darren Bravo (45 not out off 31 balls) lifted the tempo towards the end.

South Africa had already clinched the five-match series, and increased it”s lead to 4-0. The tourists can now complete a whitewash in Port of Spain on Thursday. (ANI)

Morkel, Langeveldt propel Proteas to win over Windies

South African fast bowlers Morne Morkel and Charl Langeveldt shared seven wickets to bowl South Africa to a 67-run victory over West Indies in the third one-day international at the Windsor Park here on Friday.

Morkel captured an ODI career-best four wickets for 21 runs from seven overs, and Langeveldt took three for 30 from the same number of overs, as the South Africans successfully defended a victory target of 225 to win the match at Windsor Park with 72 balls to spare.

The victory gave the Proteas an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, following a 66-run victory, under the Duckworth-Lewis Method, in the rain-marred opening match last Saturday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, where they also won the second ODI by 17 runs last Monday. (ANI)

Australia humble Windies as hosts bow out

Australia knocked hosts the West Indies out of the World Twenty20 and kept alive the possibility of an Anglo-Australian final with a dominating six-wicket win here on Tuesday.

West Indies, in a match they had to win by 24 runs to reach the semi-finals, was bowled out for just 105 at the Beausejour Stadium. Australia, in reply, lost two wickets on 31.

But Brad Haddin (42) saw Australia to the verge of victory before he got out with two runs needed to West Indies captain Chris Gayle.

The occasional off-spinner then ended the match with a ball that went for five wides, a delivery that summed up his team”s performance on the day.

Australia, who finished on 109 for four, won with 22 balls to spare. Their win ensured Sri Lanka, last year”s losing finalists, also went through to the semi-finals as Group F runners-up.

England will play Sri Lanka, who earlier Tuesday knocked out India with a five-wicket win, in the first semi-final here on Thursday. The second semi-final will see Australia playing defending champions Pakistan, also at Beausejour, on Friday. The final takes place at Barbados”s Kensington Oval on Sunday. (ANI)

Twenty20 cricket of no real interest to Windies fans in St. Lucia

St. Lucia (West Indies): Most West Indies cannot watch their own team compete in a global tournament they are hosting, because the local broadcaster chosen to show live matches is barely available to residents.

Instead, the dwindling number of cricket fans in St Lucia follows the progress of the tournament through radio, The Age reports.

Taxi drivers, shop keepers and men on the St Lucian streets lament the fall of the mighty Windies and generally show interest in this tournament if you can give them a free ticket.

Darren Sammy is the only St Lucian in the Windies side. He produced one of the all-time great individual performances – 30 runs off 17 balls, 3-8 off three overs, and four catches – to lead the hosts to victory over Ireland in their first match on Friday night, but the island was oblivious.

Many flocked to see a famed preacher giving a sermon, while others let loose at the infamous Gros Islet street party. With a jazz festival also happening, it would almost be impossible to guess a cricket world cup was being held in the tiny island. (ANI)

Styris stars in Black Caps amazing win against Windies in T20 WC warm-up tie

A four-wicket haul by New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris led the Black Caps to a remarkable seven-run win against the West Indies in a Twenty20 World Cup warm-up cricket game at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Styris’ haul of four for 18 sparked a West Indies collapse, which saw them lose nine wickets for 31, as they slumped to 117 in their 20 overs while chasing a paltry target of 125.

At once stage the Windies looked to be marching home with openers Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle scoring 68 for the first wicket in nine overs.

Chanderpaul scored 53 off 47, including four fours and two sixes, while Gayle smashed 35 from 27 balls, including a four and four sixes.

Gayle’s dismissal triggered the batting collapse, as Styris dismissed Dwayne Bravo in his first over and then sent Ramnaresh Sarwan and Narsingh Deonarine packing in his next before returning later to dismiss D Sammy, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Other significant contributions from New Zealand bowlers came from fast bowler Shane Bond, who finished with two for 15 off 3.4 overs, and skipper Daniel Vettori, with two for 46.

Earlier, New Zealand chose to bat first, but suffered a spectacular collapse to be 37 for six in the 10th over.

However, they staggered to 124 with Ross Taylor top-scoring with 50 off 35 balls, including two fours and four sixes, and a late surge by Jacob Oram scoring 46 not out off 40 balls, including three fours and two sixes.

The pair cracked 60 off 7.3 overs before Taylor was bowled by paceman Ravi Rampaul.

Brief Scorecard:

New Zealand: 124-8 (Ross Taylor 50, Jacob Oram 36 not out; Sulieman Benn 2-12)
West Indies: 117 all out (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 53, Chris Gayle 35; Scott Styris 4-18)
(ANI)