The West Indies scored 335-8 in their 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. Skipper Shai Hope’s outstanding 128 not out was the cornerstone of that total.
The Proteas were eventually bowled out for 287 in 41.4 overs, despite the fact that South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma more than equaled his opponent’s efforts with a career-best 144 off 118 balls in the home team’s reply. Quinton de Kock’s 48 off 26 balls was the next-best score.
The first game at the same location on Thursday was called off due to rain without a ball being bowled, giving the West Indies a 1-0 series lead. On Tuesday, the championship game will take place in Potchefstroom.
Nicholas Pooran (39) and Rovman Powell were willing partners for Hope as West Indies maintained their momentum after a quick start to their innings on a decent batting surface (46).
Four players made their ODI debuts for South Africa in this match: seamer Gerald Coetzee, batsmen Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi, and Tristan Stubbs, as well as batters Ryan Rickelton and Tony de Zorzi. Coetzee emerged as the best bowler with a 3-57.
The home team attacked the target aggressively right away, with De Kock and Bavuma ripping the bowling to shreds. But, after the former was out, no other hitters could match his caliber.
While well-positioned at 184-2 in the 25th over, South Africa had looked like they may challenge their mark.
Nevertheless, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein changed the outcome of the match when he dismissed De Zorzi for 27 to initiate the home team’s decline, followed by two more wickets and a run out.
West Indies defeated South Africa by taking eight wickets for just 103 runs while Hosein finished with 3-59. Alzarri Joseph, a fast bowler, contributed with 3-53.