The umpires ordered an early lunch as light rain continued to fall.
The Proteas had suffered an early blow after opener Hashim Amla fell to West Indies’ bowler Sheldon Cottrell in the third over of their World Cup clash. After five overs, the Proteas were 25 for the loss of 1 wicket.
Cottrell struck again three overs later and dismissed Aiden Markram.
Quinton de Kock was unbeaten on 17 and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was yet to get off the mark.
Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the Cricket World Cup group game.
Holder said that he chosen to bowl first due to the “overhead conditions”.
West Indies squad for World Cup 2019
Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.
South Africa’s squad for World Cup 2019
Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, *Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.