Narine bamboozles hapless Proteas


South Africa got their Caribbean tri-series off to a dismal start as they were bowled out for 188, with Sunil Narine taking six wickets for the West Indies, as the hosts won by four wickets in Guyana.

The Proteas started off well enough, if a bit slowly, as Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 52 for the first wicket in 10 overs. But their solid start was quickly negated by Carlos Brathwaite, who bowled De Kock for 30.

From there it was all about Narine, though Rilee Rossouw managed to put up a half century in the face of the spin onslaught. His 61 was by far the best score of the innings, as no-one in the bottom six managed to reach double figures.

The Proteas' tail was horribly exposed, as Farhaan Behardien recorded a two ball duck, and IPL favourite Chris Morris was removed for nine. Both were trapped LBW by Narine, who had been out of the team for months due to his bowling action being corrected.

The Windies didn't have the smoothest of chases, but the sub-200 target helped them out. Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir continued the spin dominance trend, as they took three and two wickets respectively.

Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo recorded scores of 31 and 30, but a run-a-ball 67 from Kieron Pollard ensured the hosts got home with 11 balls to spare.