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.
Australia have included Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc in the playing XI in the place of Travis Head and Nathan Coulter-Nile for the Sunday's encounter against South Africa in Barbados in the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies.
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.
After David Warner continued his sublime form with a splendid century, the Australian bowlers bowled South Africa out for 252 runs in 47.4 overs in a chase of 289 runs to secure a comfortable 36-run victory in the fourth match of the tri-series in St Kitts.
Farhaan Behardien scored a valiant 62 for South Africa after which their bowlers strangled the Australian batsmen in the chase to dismiss them for 142 and claimed a 47-run victory in the third One-Day International of the tri-series in Guyana.
West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine is the Cricket World Player of the Week after making a stunning comeback to international cricket with eight wickets from two games in the ongoing tri-series involving South Africa and Australia.
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said that it was quite exciting to bowl alongside leg-spinner Adam Zampa after a man of the match performance in the win against West Indies in the ongoing tri-series in Guyana.
Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa shared six wickets as Australia restricted West Indies to 116 and chased down the target in 25.4 overs with six wickets in hand to claim a bonus point victory in the second game of the tri-series in Guyana.
West Indies left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn has asserted that the hosts are currently in the driver's seat in the ongoing tri-series in the Caribbean after a win against South Africa in the first match.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons expressed that Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine have shown how important they are for the team with their match-winning performances in the first game of the ongoing tri-nation series against South Africa.
Sunil Narine went on to register the best figures by a West Indian bowler against South Africa in a One-Day International while Kieron Pollard scored an unbeaten 67 to complete a four-wicket victory for the home side in the opening game of the tri-series in Guyana.