The collection was nothing ahem. West Indies bowling was also not uncommon. All in all, South Africa had no trouble picking up their first win in their second match of the T20 World Cup. The Proteas overcame the Caribbeans’ 143-run stand with 10 balls to spare for six wickets.
However, South Africa did not have a good start in response to the West Indies collection. Captain Temba Bavuma went back with 4 runs and was run out. Quinton de Kock, one of the best batsmen in the team, withdrew from the match as he did not agree with the activities related to the declaration of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. So Bavumar’s quick return created a line of thought on the foreheads of the Proteas. However, Riza Hendricks and Rasi von der Dussen batted quickly. Hendricks and Dussen put on 58 off 50 balls for the second wicket. Riza Hendricks returned with 61 runs. He became one of the great catches of Hetmeyer with the ball of Akil Hossain. So far the charisma of the Caribbean. Dussen and Aiden Markram took full control of the match by taking the bowling of Ravi Rampal, Akil Hossain, Andre Russell, Hayden Walsh, Dwayne Bravo down to normal level. They won the match by 64 runs off 54 balls in the third wicket partnership. Hendrix made 39 off 30 balls. Dussen’s innings (43 off 51 balls), however, was not exactly T20. However, he has coordinated the two pairs very well. Markram was un-beaten 51 off 26 balls.
The two-time T20 World Cup champions West Indies were bowled out for 55 against England in the previous match. However, in another match against South Africa in Dubai today, they have at least overcome the curse of being reduced to 55. But in the beginning, it was expected that the collection of Caribbeans would reach the place due to the violence of Evin Lewis, but in the end, they could not get there. Due to the failure of the middle order, West Indies could not score more than 143 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
West Indies lost the toss and elected to bat. Simmons could have been run out with the first ball. But luckily survived. Aiden Markram came 4 in the first over, Kagiso Rabada 2 in the second over. Maiden bowled the third over. 12 runs came in the fourth over. Simmons hit a boundary in the fourth ball and a six in the fifth. Lacking courage in this over, Lewis took 17 from Markram’s next over. The West Indies, who picked up the last 36 runs in 5 overs, was hinting at a big collection. A short break after 43 runs without a wicket in the power play. After 3 runs in the seventh over and 1 run in the eighth over, the West Indies scored 9 runs in the ninth and tenth overs. 9 runs also came in the 11th over. However, in this over, South Africa got the desired breakthrough. Lewis made 56 off 35 balls and caught left-arm spinner, Keshab Maharaj, at deep mid-wicket. When Lewis returned, the West Indies collection was 63. None of the rest of the West Indies batsmen could do anything from 63 to 203 in 14 overs. Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmeyer all failed.
Nicholas returned with 12 off 8 balls and Chris Gayle returned with 12 off 12 balls. Maharaj returned Puran to Miller’s catch, while Gayle caught Klaassen behind the wicket by Diane Pretorius. However, Kieron Pollard scored 26 off 20 balls to take the West Indies collection to a more respectable place. However, no one could accompany him properly. Andre Russell tried but he could not last long. Pollard also did not last long. He caught the ball of Pretoria in the hands of Dussen at the crucial moment. Andre Russell tried. However, he was bowled by Narkia for 5 off 4 balls. Shimron Hetmeyer was run out without a run. More than fifty dot balls in the entire innings did not allow the West Indies to move towards a big collection. In the last five overs, the Caribbeans lost 5 wickets for 47 runs.
Among the South African bowlers, Kagiso Rabada took one wicket with 28 runs in 4 overs. Keshab Maharaj took 2 wickets with 24 runs in 4 overs. However, Nakia was the best bowler on the team. He took one wicket with only 14 runs in 4 overs. However, the best Pretoria in terms of wickets — he took 3 wickets.