Rain plays the biggest role for both sides in Cardiff as final wicket proves crucial.
South Africa have moved through to the next stage of the Champions Trophy after a drama-filled tie against the West Indies in Cardiff.
Play was affected greatly by the inclement weather with the West Indies chasing a revised target, which constantly changed as the weather closed in.
Kieron Pollard proved to be the vital scalp for the South African in more ways than one, with his departure signally the last heavy downpour of the day.
if Pollard’s wicket had not fallen the target needed by his side would have only been 187, three runs less than their final total of 190-6.
It was a cruel blow for Pollard who pushed the pace of the run-rate late in the day to keep his side in the hunt, in scoring 28 off 23.
South Africa will join already-qualified India as one of the two Group B sides going through to the semi-finals.
Earlier in the game Colin Ingram’s 73 was the centrepiece of South Africa’s 230-6.
South Africa, sent into bat, made a strong start in a match reduced by rain to 31 overs per side.
Left-handed opener Ingram struck straight sixes off spinner Sunil Narine and medium-pacer Darren Sammy during a 46-ball fifty.
But it was back-up spinner Marlon Samuels, primarily a batsman, who broke an opening partnership worth 80 when, with his first ball, he had Hashim Amla caught on the drive at the third attempt by Chris Gayle at short extra-cover.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers looked in fine touch while making 37 off just 26 balls but his innings ended when a full-blooded pull off Ravi Rampaul was brilliantly caught one-handed by Darren Bravo, diving high to his right, at short mid-wicket.
Faf du Plessis (35) and David Miller, whose 38 included three sixes, added useful late runs in a fifth-wicket stand of 68.