Batting first, Hope struck 5 fours and 7 sixes in his 115-ball innings in his very good 128* to anchor the West Indies 335/8 of their 50 overs.
captain of south africa Temba Bavuma struck a profession easiest 144 from 118 balls in the house facet’s answer, however they have been bowled out for 287 in 41.4 overs of their try to stay alongside of the specified run fee.
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The first sport on the identical venue was once washed out with no ball being bowled on Thursday. The ultimate tournament of the three-game collection might be performed in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.
“I thought it (the pitch) was a difficult one to start on,” Hope mentioned on the post-match presentation. “Once you get in, you’ve got to go big. You have to play the situation. Credit must go to the batting partners to make it easy for me.”
West Indies made a quick begin to their innings on a just right batting observe and controlled to deal with the momentum as Hope discovered keen companions in Nicholas Pooran (39) Rovman Powell (46).
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South Africa passed ODI debuts to 4 gamers, batsmen Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi and Tristan Stubbsand seamer Gerald Coetzeeand the latter proved the select of the bowlers with figures of 3-57.
The house facet went onerous on the goal from the beginning as Quinton de Kock (48 from 26 balls) and Bavuma flayed the bowling, but if the previous was once out not one of the batters to observe may tournament his high quality.
Bavuma was once the 9th guy out and with him went South Africa’s probabilities.
“If we had restricted them to around 300, considering we would have got early wickets (they might have won),” Bavuma mentioned. “There is nowhere else to learn, this is valuable experience.”
(With company inputs)