South Africa coast to another victory

Associated Press

Kingston, May 9:

Opener Boeta Dippenaar hit an unbeaten 60 on Sunday as South Africa coasted to an eight-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second ODI at Sabina Park.

South Africa took a 2-0 lead after winning the first match on Saturday. The third of five matches is scheduled for Wednesday.

Dippenaar, man of the match, and Herschelle Gibbs shared an unbroken third-wicket stand of 106 as the visitors withstood the loss of two early wickets and a lengthy rain delay to win easily.

Gibbs hit an undefeated 44 as South Africa reached their revised target of 124 with 6.2 overs to spare.

Earlier, the West Indies was restricted to 152/7 in 50 overs as South Africa seamers devastated the top order. Shaun Pollock led the way with 2-28, including that of Brian Lara for a 4-ball duck. Charl Lang-eveldt took 2-33.

Courtney Browne hit a career-best unbeaten 46 for the West Indies.

Pollock made his presence felt by removing Wavell Hinds and Lara in successive overs. Hinds edged to first slip where Smith went low to his right to grab a one-handed catch. Smith then pouched an edge from Lara as he drove at Pollock.

Ramnaresh Sarwan was bowled by Langeveldt for 19 and Dwayne Bravo and Dwayne Smith fell in quick succession to leave the innings at 67 for six.

Mark Boucher’s stumping off Justin Kemp’s first ball accounted for Bravo as he lifted his foot for a split second. Smith lofted Kallis to extra cover.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Browne shared a seventh-wicket stand of 36.

Browne lashed six fours off 59 balls while left-handed Ian Bradshaw hit one four off 26 balls. Bradshaw returned with the ball to energise the West Indies with the cheap dismissals of Smith and Kallis. Smith punched a catch to extra cover while Kallis chipped to midwicket.