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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 January, 2004, 18:49 GMT
South Africa thrash Windies
1st one-day international, Cape Town:
South Africa 263-4 (50 overs) beat West Indies 54 all out (23.1 overs) by 209 runs

Jacques kKllis
Kallis continued his fine form with a century on his home ground
South Africa defeated West Indies by a record 209-run margin after bowling the tourists out for 54 in the opening one-day international.

The victory margin was South Africa's highest ever, while the tourists' total was 33 lower than their previous worst.

Jacques Kallis hit his fifth century in successive matches to lead the hosts to 263-4 after a subdued start.

Makhaya Ntini and the recalled Lance Klusener then took three wickets each under the Newlands lights.

The second innings only lasted 23.1 overs, with just two West Indies batsmen getting into double figures.

The Caribbean side's previous lowest ever total was 87, made against Australia in Sydney in 1992/93.

And South Africa's 208-run victory over Kenya at the same venue in 2001/02 had been their largest ever victory in terms of runs.

It is a bit difficult batting second under lights but the effort was not good enough
Brian Lara
But those two milestones soon came under fire as South Africa's seam bowlers took advantage of friendly conditions.

Promoted to open the bowling in swinging conditions, Andre Nell claimed the early scalps of Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the top score of 14.

Shaun Pollock conceded just nine runs in his first six overs and claimed the wicket of Chris Gayle for 10.

And Klusener, back after almost a year on the sidelines, gained extra bounce and movement off the seam to have Ricardo Powell, Dwayne Smith and Ryan Hurley all caught off edges.

Ntini trapped Ramnaresh Sarwan on the back foot in the 17th over, and snipped the tail with the wickets of Vasbert Drakes - victim of a magnificent catch by Herschelle Gibbs at point - and Corey Collymore.

Earlier, Kallis, who hit four hundreds in the recent Test series, shared an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 162 with Jacques Rudolph, who was 61 not out.

He clubbed five sixes, two off successive deliveries from Drakes, to help add 95 in the last 10 overs.

The achievement was all the more impressive after they managed just 100 in the first 25.

Tight bowling from veteran openers Dillon and Collymore brought two early wickets.

Gibbs lost his off-stump with an ill-advised leave to a Dillon delivery than nipped back.

And an experiment pushing Robin Peterson up the order lasted just 25 minutes before the pinch-hitter was run out for 21 by a brilliant throw from point fielder Gayle.

An insecure innings from Graeme Smith came to an end on 53 as the captain was bowled through the gate by off-spinner Hurley.

And Boeta Dippenaar followed five balls as he top-edged a pull to mid-on.

From there on the advantage swung emphatically to South Africa.


South Africa: G C Smith (Capt), H H Gibbs, J H Kallis H H Dippenaar, J A Rudolph, M V Boucher (Wkt), S M Pollock L Klusener, R J Peterson, A Nel, M Ntini.

West Indies: C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B C Lara (Capt), R R Sarwan R L Powell, D R Smith, R D Jacobs (Wkt), V C Drakes, R O Hurley M Dillon, C D Collymore.


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