Miller leads Proteas to 262

The Proteas made life difficult for themselves at the beginning of the 4th ODI against the West Indies.

FILE: Proteas Twenty20 squad celebrate during a match against the West Indies in January 2015. Picture: Official CSA Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - After being sent in to bat, the Proteas made life difficult for themselves at the beginning of the 4th ODI against the West Indies in Port Elizabeth.

South Africa lost the early wickets of Morne van Wyk, Rilee Rossouw, and Faf du Plessis, before David Miller provided a steadying influence with an undefeated knock of 130 off 133 balls - his maiden ODI century, to get the Proteas to a total of 262/8.

JP Duminy was another player who had a useful innings of 43 before he was caught and bowled by Darren Sammy.

With the absence of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, and Imran Tahir, South Africa will be looking for early wickets from their squad players in Kyle Abbott, Wayne Parnell and Aaron Phangiso, if they want to make it four consecutive wins over the men from the Caribbean.