Windies history on Proteas' side ... just

Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas go into Friday's ICC World Twenty20 clash against the West Indies in Nagpur knowing that defeat could spell the end of their tournament. 

But a look at the history between the sides suggests that the Proteas could have a slight mental edge over Chris Gayle and the rest of his Windies team-mates. 

The sides have met in nine T20Is since 2005, with South Africa having won six of them. 

But, the most recent meetings between the sides came in January 2015 in the form of a three-match series on South African soil. 

The West Indies, World T20 champions in 2012, won that series 2-1. 

There has been just one previous meeting on neutral soil - the 2009 World T20 in England. 

That match, played at the Oval, was won by the Proteas thanks largely to Wayne Parnell's 4/13 that helped defend a score of 183/7. 

South Africa would go on to lose in the semi-finals that year to eventual winners Pakistan. 

Friday's action gets underway at 16:00.

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