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WI vs SA: Bowlers stifle West Indies for 135 in Antigua

In the much crucial WI vs SA clash at Antigua, South African bowlers executed an impressive bowling attack and strangled West Indies for 135 in the allotted 20 overs.

South Africa was scheduled to face West Indies to play the 50th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on June 23 in Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua. Moreover, it is a knockout game where the winners will enter the semi-finals round.

West Indies have won only one of their two Super 8 games while South Africa remains unbeaten in the same. With England already qualified for the semi-finals, still only one spot left out in the group 2.

Roston Chase’s 52 was the highest score in the West Indies batting lineup today. Out of 10 batters, only four West Indies batters managed to reach the double-digit mark.

Speaking of the match, winning the toss, South Africa decided to bowl first where Kyle Mayers and Shai Hope opened the inning for West Indies. In the very third delivery of the inning, Marco Jansen dismissed Shai Hope for a golden duck and made an excellent start for South Africa.

In the very next over, Markram dismissed Pooran for one run and loaded pressure over the West Indies batters. Picking a couple of early wickets might not stop West Indies from scoring big.

Windies have a power-packed batting line-up which could explode at any point of the game. With a couple of catch drops in the powerplay, West Indies managed to score 47 runs for 2 wickets loss at the end of the first powerplay.

47 runs is the second-lowest powerplay total for West Indies in this World Cup after 23 vs NZ in Tarouba.

Kyle Mayers and Roston Chase built an 81-run partnership for the third wicket and pushed the team’s score towards a decent number. Shamsi broke the threatening partnership by dismissing Kyle Mayers in the 12th over.

Following his dismissal, West Indies batters struggled to face the South African bowling attack and fell cheaply. Before reaching the 100 runs mark, West Indies lost three more batters and ended up scoring 103 runs for 6 wickets at the end of 16 overs.

In the very next over, death over specialist Andre Russell smashed a couple of sixes and gave relief to the Windies camp.

While the allrounder was expected to execute an exceptional inning in the final three overs, he lost his wicket in the very first ball of the 18th over via run-out dismissal.

Rabada in the same over dismissed Akeal Hosein and spilled just one run of the over. With a six in the final over, West Indies scored 135 runs for 8 wickets loss.

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