South Africa are in a precarious situation in the ICC World Cup 2019, having lost three games on the bounce. Marred by off-field controversies regarding team selections and losing key players to injuries, the Proteas will be keen to make a fresh start against the West Indies. They have got a few days off after the defeat to India and will take on a West Indies side that came quite close to beating the defending champions Australia in their last game. Their head to head record is firmly in the favour of South Africa who have won 44 out of the 61 games they have played with West Indies winning 15, 1 tie and 1 game producing no result. A look back at how their last five encounters ended. South Africa vs West Indies Cricket Score 15th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
West Indies vs South Africa – 24th June 2016 – Kensington Oval, Barbados – West Indies won by 100 runs
Darren Bravo’s fine century coming in at the number 3 spot propelled West Indies to a score of285/4 in their quota of fifty overs. In the second innings, Sunil Narine and Shannon Gabriel stuck with three wickets each to send the Proteas packing at 185 in 46 overs. The hosts won the game comfortably by a margin of 100 runs. South Africa vs West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
West Indies vs South Africa – 15th June 2016 – Warner Park, St Kitts – South Africa won by 139 runs
South Africa batting first put in a real shift with the bat as Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock put in a 182-run opening stand with the former getting a century. The visitors finished with a massive score of 343/4 in the end with the West Indies bowlers going for plenty. The home team’s response with the bat was equally poor as they folded for 204 with no batsmen looking comfortable out there in the middle. SA vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle vs Kagiso Rabada and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.
West Indies vs South Africa – Providence Stadium, Guyana – West Indies won by 4 wickets
Sunil Narine’s magical spell of 6/27 left the Proteas batsman all at sea as the home side bowled them out for just 188 in 46.5 overs. Rilee Rossouw was the lone player who tried to survive the mayhem but could not get more than 60 for his team. West Indies too lost wickets chasing the low score but, in the end, got home with 4 wickets to spare.
South Africa vs West Indies – 27th February 2019 – Sydney Cricket Stadium, Sydney – South Africa won by 257 runs
There are not many Proteas fans who will ever forget about this massive 257 runs win their team managed over the West Indies in Sydney four years back. It was a one-sided encounter of the highest order as AB de Villiers broke one ODI record after another in his 66-ball 162 helping Proteas end with 408 on the board. The West Indies innings was a mere formality with them getting bundled out for 151.
South Africa vs West Indies – 28th January 2015 – SuperSport Park, Centurion – South Africa won by 131 runs
Centuries from Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw meant West Indies had to chase down a target of 362 for a win in Centurion. Unfortunately for them, their batsmen lacked the quality to get even close to this total as they went down by 131 runs. Wayne Parnell was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, finishing with 4 wickets.
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The two teams have not played a fifty over game for three years now and the West Indies will fancy themselves to get the two points against a weakened South Africa.