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IN GOOD NICK:Hashim Amla gave South Africa a good start but was unlucky to miss his century by eight runs.
IN GOOD NICK:Hashim Amla gave South Africa a good start but was unlucky to miss his century by eight runs.

North Sound (Antigua): South Africa withstood a late West Indies fightback led by Darren Sammy to prevail by 17 runs in the second One-day International on Monday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

The South Africans appeared to be coasting to victory, when West Indies, chasing 301 for victory from 50 overs, slumped to 236 for eight in the 45th over. But the Proteas came under attack from Sammy, whose unbeaten 58 off 24 balls contained two fours and six sixes, as he dominated a ninth-wicket stand of 47 with Ravi Rampaul.

South Africa was fortunate however, when medium-fast bowler Ryan McLaren fielded a drive from Sammy on his follow-through, and Rampaul was run-out backing up too far. — AFP

South Africa: G. Smith b Miller 37, H. Amla c Richards b Taylor 92, J. Kallis c Richards b Pollard 85, AB de Villiers c Taylor b Pollard 41, D. Miller (not out) 26, A. Petersen lbw b Taylor 1, R. McLaren (not out) 8, Extras (b-1, lb-4, w-5) 10; Total (for five wkts. in 50 overs) 300.

Fall of wickets: 1-89, 2-168, 3-239, 4-276, 5-278.

West Indies bowling: Taylor 9-0-50-2, Rampaul 8-0-58-0, Bravo 10-0-63-0, Miller 2.5-0-19-1, Gayle 7.1-0-41-0, Sammy 5-0-25-0, Pollard 8-0-39-2.

West Indies: C. Gayle c McLaren b Morkel 26, D. Richards b Kallis 51, R. Sarwan c de Villiers b Botha 6, N. Deonarine c Miller b Tsotsobe 7, D. Bravo c Kallis b Steyn 74, K. Pollard c Botha b Morkel 29, J. Taylor b Morkel 6, D. Ramdin (run out) 2, D. Sammy (not out) 58, R. Rampaul (run out) 5, N. Miller (run out) 0, Extras (b-1, lb-6, w-12) 19; Total (in 48.1 overs) 283.

Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-77, 3-119, 4-182, 5-189, 6-200, 7-236, 8-236, 9-283.

South Africa bowling: Steyn 10-0-59-1, Tsotsobe 9-1-53-1, Morkel 9.1-2-58-3, McLaren 7-1-41-0, Botha 10-0-58-1, Kallis 3-0-7-1 .

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