Neither Russell nor Hetmyer.. The captain is also new, yet the Windies hurt South Africa

Ronit Kawale
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Windies beat South Africa by 28 runs Windies lead 1-0 in the 3 match T20 series

New Delhi. West Indies defeated host South Africa by 28 runs in the first T20 match. With this, the visiting West Indies team is ahead 1-0 in the 3-match series. Under the leadership of new captain Brandon King, the West Indies team performed brilliantly in the match played at Sabina Park. The hero of the victory of the Windies team, which went to South Africa without its star players, was captain Brandon, who played a 'king' innings. Brandon King scored runs at a strike rate of 175.56. All-rounder Andre Russell, wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and its regular captain Rovman Powell etc. are not in the Windies team. All these players are playing in the IPL for different franchises in India.

Chasing the target of 176 runs given by West Indies, South African (SA vs WI) team collapsed for 147 runs in 19.5 overs. For South Africa, opener Reeza Hendricks scored 87 runs in 51 balls with the help of 6 fours and as many sixes. Apart from this, only 2 of their batsmen could touch the double digit mark. For West Indies, Matthew Ford and Gudakesh Moti took 3-3 wickets. Obed McCoy lost 2 wickets.

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Batting first, South Africa scored 175 runs for 8 wickets.
Earlier, West Indies batted first and scored 175 runs for 8 wickets. Captain and opener Brandon King scored 79 runs in 45 balls with the help of 6 fours and 6 sixes. Kyle Myers was dismissed after scoring 34 runs in 25 balls, while Roston Chase returned unbeaten after scoring 32 runs. For South Africa, Otniel Bartman and Andile Phehlukwayo took 3-3 wickets.

Windies wanted to score 200-220
Brandon King was named Player of the Match for his brilliant innings. The second T20 match of the series will be played on the same ground on Saturday. The Windies team will want to win the series by winning this match, while host South Africa will try to equalize. After the victory, Brandon King said that he is happy to play good cricket for the upcoming T20 World Cup. We were trying to score 200 or 220 runs in the beginning, but the wicket was difficult.

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