West Indies team lost in a thrilling match, out of T20 World Cup, dream also shattered

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The journey of host West Indies in ICC T20 World Cup has ended. The Windies team, which played its last match of Super 8 on Monday, lost in a very close match against South Africa. Coming to bat after losing the toss, the West Indies team scored 136 runs for 8 wickets thanks to Roston Chase's fifty. Due to rain, it was revised to 123 runs in 17 overs. South Africa won by 3 wickets in the last over.

The West Indies team was considered a strong contender to win the ICC T20 World Cup this time. In the first round of the tournament, this team won all its four matches and topped the group to make it to the Super 8. The journey of this team, which reached here after defeating teams like Afghanistan and New Zealand, ended before the semi-finals. First it lost to England and now South Africa has shown it the way out.

breath taking match
When West Indies scored 136 runs in the last match of Super 8 against South Africa, it seemed that the match was one-sided. The team which flopped in batting, performed so well in bowling that at one time it seemed that its ticket to semi-finals was confirmed. Andre Russell increased the excitement of the match by taking two wickets at the score of 15 runs. Rain disrupted the match and the match was reduced from 20 to 17 overs. The new target was 123 runs, while chasing which South Africa lost 7 wickets at 110 runs.

West Indies had completely taken over the match and South Africa was once again going to be called chokers. Roston Chase, who showed his prowess in batting, turned the match in West Indies' favour by taking three wickets. 5 runs were needed from 6 balls in the last over. Marco Jensen instantly gave relief to the heartbeats of all the spectators by hitting a six on the first ball. The excitement of the match that reached the last over ended here and along with that the visiting team's journey in the T20 World Cup also ended.

first published : June 24, 2024, 12:44 IST

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