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Proteas wrap up series with crushing victory

The Windies went from 202/4 to 215 all out, losing their final 6 wickets for just 13 runs.

Protea players huddle together to celebrate a wicket in their Test Series against the West Indies. Picture: Cricket South Africa Official Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - The Proteas have wrapped up a 2-0 test series win over the West Indies following an 8-wicket win in the third test match at Newlands today.

The Proteas required 115 runs on the last day, after being set a target of 124 to win following an eventful fourth day on Monday.

Monday's play was delayed by four and a half hours due to rain, but once the covers were lifted and play got underway, the Proteas bowling attack wasted no time and took control of the test.

The Proteas dismissed the West Indies for 215 in their second innings, with spinner Simon Harmer sparking the Windies batting collapse, aided by Dale Steyn who were the chief destroyers. Together they ripped into a poor West Indies batting line up.

The Windies went from 202/4 to 215 all out, losing their final 6 wickets for just 13 runs.

Harmer who was on debut ending with 7 wickets.

The Proteas run chase wasn't all smooth sailing though. Sent into bat for a few overs on day 4 to chase the 124 to win, opener Alviro Pietersen lost his wicket without scoring to see the Proteas end the day on 9/1.

Faf du Plessis then lost his wicket early on day 5.

But the Proteas were well in control as Dean Elgar went on to notch up his half century which saw South Africa ease to a 8-wicket win.