Amla, Tahir combine for big South Africa win over WIndies
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (AP) Hashim Amla struck 110 off 99 balls and legspinner Imran Tahir claimed a record 7-45 on Wednesday as South Africa defeated the West Indies by 139 runs in the limited-overs tri-series.
The Proteas' total of 343-4 off 50 overs was built around an opening stand of 182 between Amla and Quinton de Kock, who scored 71 off 103 balls. Faf du Plessis contributed an unbeaten 73 off 50 deliveries.
The West Indies' chase was undermined by man-of-the-match Tahir's performance as the home team was bowled out for 204 off 38 overs.
The 37-year-old Tahir became the first South African to claim seven wickets in a one-day international, and his figures were the ninth-best of all time.