South Africa U19 suffered a 19-run defeat by the West Indies in the final Youth ODI in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday.
The four-match series was shared 2-2.
Despite a Dewald Brevis-inspired bowling performance of 4-11 to help dismiss the West Indies for 126, SA U19 were restricted to 107 as they wrapped up their pre-U19 World Cup tour.
After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, SA U19 made an ideal start to the contest, picking up three early wickets to leave the hosts on 16-3.
The West Indies innings was then stabilised by a crucial 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket, featuring Teddy Bishop (43) and Rivaldo Clarke (30).
After the pair were finally removed, the SA U19 bowlers applied the pressure on the home side, taking wickets at regular intervals before Brevis’ leg spin claimed the final four wickets to fall.
Aphiwe Mnyanda (2-19) and Matthew Boast (2-41) were the other standout bowlers for the visitors.
With the bat, SA U19 lost wickets regularly.
Johann Layne (3-34), McKenny Clarke (3-23) and Jaden Carmichael (3-14) starred with the ball as their opponents were bowled out within 24 overs.
The SA U19s will next be in action in U19 World Cup warm-up matches against Australia on Sunday, 9 January, and the West Indies on Wednesday, 12 January, before kicking off the tournament against India on Saturday, 15 January.