Gutsy skipper Bavuma not enough as Proteas are crushed by West Indies

A spectacular effort from captain Temba Bavuma was not sufficient on Saturday because the Proteas have been handed a crushing defeat by the West Indies within the second one-day worldwide (ODI) in East London.

Whereas Quinton de Kock gave the hosts an explosive begin, scoring 48 runs off 26 balls, Bavuma needed to carry the remainder of the nationwide staff in an try to hold them house.

On a flat wicket which offered little for the bowlers, the skipper stood up, smashing a career-best 144 runs off 118 balls, together with sevens sixes and 11 fours.

His effort was in useless, nonetheless, because the SA staff collapsed to 287 all out, as they have been handed a 48-run defeat.

Earlier, West Indies captain Shai Hope performed from the entrance, scoring a century to steer his staff to a powerful complete of 335/8.

The vacationers acquired off to an amazing begin after successful the toss and selecting to bat, with Brandon King and Kyle Mayers sharing 67 runs for the primary wicket.

The introduction of spin bowler Bjorn Fortuin to the Proteas assault triggered a top-order collapse, when he had Mayers caught on the boundary for 36 runs off 26 balls.

Restoration effort

The West Indies then misplaced two extra wickets for simply 4 runs within the subsequent couple of overs earlier than Hope led a restoration, sharing 87 runs with Nicholas Pooran for the fourth wicket.

Quick bowler Gerald Coetzee (who took 3/57) had Pooran caught by Rassie van der Dussen for 39 runs within the twenty fourth over, however Shai managed to hold the center order, incomes his thirteenth profession ODI century.

The skipper mixed in an 80-run partnership with Rovman Powell earlier than Powell sliced a Coetzee supply onto his stumps and was despatched for a stroll after making 46 runs.

Shai completed the innings unbeaten on a complete of 125 off 115 balls as he paved the best way to a dominant win.