Wayne Parnell stars as SA win by 20 runs

Published: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 17:26 [IST]
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Kennigton: Parnell (4-13) keeps SA juggernaut rolling as they won by 20 runs aganist West Indies at Kennington on Saturday.

West Indies, after electing to bowl first restricted South Africa to 183 for seven in 20 overs after some quick scoring by the top order. Herschelle Gibbs top scored South Africa's innings with 55 while openers Jacques Kallis (45) and skipper Graeme Smith (31) gave South Africa a solid start.

While chasing, West Indies faltered right from the start before Lendl Simmons raised their hopes with a 50-ball 77 but pacer Wayne Parnell, with his match-winning 4-13, was too hot for the batsmen. Parnell was also adjudged the Man of the Match.

Parnell picked up openers Andre Fletcher and big-hitting Chris Gayle (5) for just 13 runs on board while fast bowler Dale Steyn (2-30) and spinner Roelof van der Merwe (2-30) strangulated the middle-order.

Lendl, nephew for former West Indies all-rounder and Ireland coach Phil Simmons, responded with a brilliant 77 but that was not enough to save his team.

Smith and Kallis put on 54 to set the tone of the South African innings. Gibbs then played a quickfire 55 off just 35 balls to set a formidable target for the West Indies.


Earlier, West Indies captain Chris Gayle won the toss and elected to bowl.

Both teams are unchaged

South Africa Team

GC Smith (c), JH Kallis, HH Gibbs, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, JA Morkel, MV Boucher (w), RE van der Merwe, J Botha, WD Parnell, DW Steyn

West Indies Team

CH Gayle (c), ADS Fletcher, LMP Simmons, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, DJ Bravo, D Ramdin (w), KA Pollard, SJ Benn, JE Taylor, FH Edwards


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