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West Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2014–15

The West Indies cricket team toured South Africa from 10 December 2014 to 28 January 2015. The tour consisted of three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), three Test matches and five One Day Internationals (ODIs). With South Africa's 2–0 win in the Test series, they retained the number one position in the Test rankings.[1]

West Indies cricket team in South Africa in 2014–15
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  South Africa West Indies
Dates 10 December 2014 – 28 January 2015
Captains Hashim Amla (Tests)
AB de Villiers (ODIs)
Faf du Plessis (1st & 2nd T20Is) & Justin Ontong (3rd T20I)
Denesh Ramdin (Tests)
Jason Holder (ODIs)
Darren Sammy (T20Is)
Test series
Result South Africa won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Hashim Amla (342) Marlon Samuels (268)
Most wickets Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn (13) Sulieman Benn (6)
Player of the series Hashim Amla (SA)
One Day International series
Results South Africa won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Hashim Amla (413) Marlon Samuels (196)
Most wickets Imran Tahir, Vernon Philander (8) Jason Holder (8)
Player of the series Hashim Amla (SA)
Twenty20 International series
Results West Indies won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Faf du Plessis (157) Chris Gayle (167)
Most wickets David Wiese (9) Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo & Sheldon Cottrell (3)
Player of the series Chris Gayle (WI)

In the second Twenty20 International, the West Indies set a new world record for the highest successful run chase in a T20I match.[2] In the second ODI, AB de Villiers set the record for the fastest fifty (16 balls) and the fastest hundred (31 balls) in ODI history. South Africa's score of 439/2 in that game is their highest in the 50-over format.[3][4] South Africa won the ODI series 4–1.

SquadsEdit

Tests T20Is ODIs
  West Indies[5]   South Africa   West Indies   South Africa   West Indies   South Africa

Tour MatchesEdit

West Indians v SA Invitational XIEdit

10-12 December 2014
Scorecard
v
125 (36.1 overs)
Aviwe Mgijima 35 (64)
Sheldon Cottrell 5/16 (6.1 overs)
508 (115.1 overs)
Marlon Samuels 203 (176)
Tabraiz Shamsi 3/106 (26.1 overs)
17/0 (6.2 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 9* (20)
Sheldon Cottrell 0/8 (3 overs)
Match Drawn
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
  • SA Invitational XI won the toss and elected to bat
  • Rain caused no play on Day 3

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

17–21 December
Scorecard
v
552/5d (140.3 overs)
Hashim Amla 208 (371)
Kemar Roach 2/52 (15.5 overs)
201 (60.2 overs)
Devon Smith 35 (74)
Vernon Philander 4/29 (15 overs)
131 (42.3 overs) f/o
Leon Johnson 39 (88)
Dale Steyn 6/34 (8.2 overs)
South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Billy Bowden (NZ)
Player of the match: Hashim Amla (SA)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match start delayed by 30 minutes due to a wet outfield.
  • Tea was taken early on day 2 due to potential rain, with no further play possible.
  • Stiaan van Zyl (SA) made his Test debut.

2nd TestEdit

26-30 December
Scorecard
v
417/8d (122 overs)
Dean Elgar 121 (239)
Kenroy Peters 2/69 (20 overs)
275/9 (79 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 106* (186)
Morne Morkel 4/69 (20 overs)
Match Drawn
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Kraigg Brathwaite (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Only 30 minutes of play was possible on Day 2 and 3 hours of play on Day 3 due to rain. No play was possible on Day 5 also due to rain.
  • Temba Bavuma (SA) and Kenroy Peters (WI) made their Test debuts.
  • Alviro Petersen announced his retirement from International Cricket after the match

3rd TestEdit

2-6 January
Scorecard
v
329 (99.5 overs)
Jermaine Blackwood 56 (113)
Dale Steyn 4/78 (25 overs)
421 (122.4 overs)
AB de Villiers 148 (194)
Jason Holder 2/87 (24 overs)
215 (79.5 overs)
Marlon Samuels 74 (150)
Simon Harmer 4/82 (24 overs)
124/2 (37.4 overs)
Dean Elgar 60* (103)
Sulieman Benn 2/17 (24 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (SA)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Play ended early on day 2 due to rain and delayed the start of day 4 until after the tea interval.
  • Simon Harmer (SA) made his Test debut.

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

9 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
165/4 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
168/6 (19.2 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 51 (40)
Sheldon Cottrell 2/33 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 77 (31)
Imran Tahir 3/28 (4 overs)
West Indies won by 4 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (WI)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd T20IEdit

11 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
231/7 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
236/6 (19.2 overs)
Faf du Plessis 119 (56)
Dwayne Bravo 2/32 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 90 (41)
David Wiese 3/43 (4 overs)
West Indies won by 4 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • This is the highest successful run chase in T20I history.[2]

3rd T20IEdit

14 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
195/3 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
126 (19 overs)
Morné van Wyk 114* (70)
Kieron Pollard 1/13 (2 overs)
Lendl Simmons 49 (31)
David Wiese 5/23 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 69 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Morné van Wyk (SA)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Morné van Wyk's 114* (70) was the longest innings in a T20I

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

16 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
279/8 (48.2 overs)
v
  West Indies
164 (28.2 overs)
AB de Villiers 81 (94)
Andre Russell 2/51 (10 overs)
Chris Gayle 41 (24)
Imran Tahir 3/30 (6 overs)
South Africa won by 61 runs (DLS method)
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain stopped the South African innings with 48.2 overs completed and reduced West Indies' target to 226 off 33 overs.
  • Jonathan Carter (WI) made his ODI debut.
  • Hashim Amla (SA) became the fastest player to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs.[9]

2nd ODIEdit

18 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
439/2 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
291/7 (50 overs)
Hashim Amla 153* (142)
Andre Russell 1/78 (10 overs)
Denesh Ramdin 57 (55)
Morne Morkel 2/43 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 148 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: AB De Villiers (SA)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • South Africa scored their highest ODI score.
  • AB de Villiers (SA) scored the fastest 50 (16 balls) and the fastest 100 (31 balls) in ODI cricket. He also equaled the record for the most sixes in an ODI innings (16).[3]

3rd ODIEdit

21 January
Scorecard
West Indies  
122 (33.4 overs)
v
  South Africa
124/1 (24.4 overs)
Marlon Samuels 26 (38)
Imran Tahir 4/28 (7.4 overs)
Hashim Amla 61* (63)
Jason Holder 1/14 (5 overs)
South Africa won by 9 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Vernon Philander (SA)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Dale Steyn (SA) took his 150th ODI wicket.[10]

4th ODIEdit

25 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
262/8 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
266/9 (48.3 overs)
David Miller 130* (133)
Jason Holder 4/53 (10 overs)
Marlon Samuels 68 (93)
Farhaan Behardien 2/21 (4 overs)
West Indies won by 1 wicket
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Andre Russell (WI)

5th ODIEdit

28 January
Scorecard
South Africa  
361/5 (42 overs)
v
  West Indies
230 (37.4 overs)
Hashim Amla 133 (105)
Andre Russell 3/85 (8 overs)
Marlon Samuels 50 (47)
Wayne Parnell 4/42 (9 overs)
South Africa won by 131 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Rilee Rossouw (SA)

BroadcastersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Africa clinch series win over West Indies in Cape Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chase". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman smashes century record". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  4. ^ "44 balls, 16 sixes, 149 runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Denesh Ramdin retained as West Indies Test captain in South Africa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Assad Fudadin added to West Indies Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Devon Smith replaces injured Gayle for SA Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ "West Indies: Darren Bravo to miss South Africa tour". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Amla milestone sets up SA 279 before rain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  10. ^ "South Africa take series against feeble West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Russell carries WI to one-wicket victory". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Rossouw and Amla tons flay West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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