A 156-run stand for the fifth wicket between Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard laid the platform for West Indies' 100-run victory over South Africa in the ninth match of the tri-series in Barbados which ensured them a spot in the final along with Australia.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has stressed the importance of performing well in the first 10 overs and thereafter putting on a strong display in the death overs in their must-win clash against South Africa on Friday.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder is a doubtful starter for the must-win tri-series clash against South Africa in Barbados on Friday after he injured his hamstring during the game against Australia on Tuesday.
A fluent century from Marlon Samuels went in vain as Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh played important knocks along with Glenn Maxwell, who played an impressive cameo to take Australia to the final with a six-wicket win over West Indies in the eighth match of the tri-series in Barbados.
Australian skipper Steven Smith has missed out on a second consecutive training session due to a thigh injury which he picked up during the tri-series encounter against West Indies in St Kitts on Monday.
Hashim Amla's splendid century was followed by a career-best seven-wicket haul from Imran Tahir as South Africa bundled West Indies out for 204 to secure a massive 139-run win in the sixth match of the tri-series, which took them to the top of the points table.