Jonathan Carter bats for West Indies
Jonathan Carter bats for West Indies

EAST LONDON, South Africa – West Indies suffered a heavy defeat by nine wickets against South Africa in the third One-Day International, on Wednesday.

The result gave the home side an unassailable 3-0 lead with two matches to go in the five-match series.

West Indies won the toss and batted at Buffalo Park but were bowled out for 122 in the 34th over in the day/night fixture. The Proteas replied with 124-1 off 24.4 overs to win easily.

Vernon Philander (3-27) took the Man of the Match award, while Imran Tahir (4-28) also bowled well for South Africa.

The two teams now travel to Port Elizabeth for the fourth ODI on Sunday