WI vs SA: West Indies knocked out of T20 World Cup, South Africa reach semi-finals

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New DelhiThe first match of the Super 8 of T20 World Cup 2024 was played between West Indies and South Africa on 24 June. South Africa registered a spectacular victory in this match. South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. Which proved to be effective for them. Batting first, the West Indies team could score only 135 runs. Chasing the target in the rain-affected match, the African team won. According to the Duckworth rule, South Africa needed 123 runs in 17 overs. Which it achieved with 5 balls to spare. With this win, South Africa has made it to the semi-finals.

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Batting first, the West Indies team scored 135 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Shai Hope, who came to open, flopped. He lost his wicket on the very first ball. Kyle Mayers, who came to support him, scored a brilliant 35 runs. After this, Nicholas Pooran's bat could not do anything special. He returned to the pavilion after scoring one run in 3 balls. Roston Chase played the best innings for West Indies. He scored 52 runs facing 42 balls on a difficult pitch. Apart from this, Andre Russell scored 15 runs. Tabrez Shamsi bowled brilliantly and took 3 wickets for South Africa.

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Now it was South Africa's turn to chase the target. Both the batsmen who came to start the innings lost their wickets very soon. Quinton de Kock was out after scoring 12 runs, while Reeza Hendricks was caught out by Nicholas Pooran on the very first ball. Shortly after this wicket, it rained on the field. After which South Africa was given a target of 123 runs by reducing 3 overs.

Captain Aiden Markram was out after scoring 18 runs in 15 balls. At the same time, Heinrich Klaasen took the team out of pressure by scoring 22 runs in 10 balls. Tristan Stubbs was batting well but he was out after scoring 29 runs. David Miller scored only 4 runs in 14 balls. In the last over, South Africa needed 5 runs to win. Marco Jensen gave the team victory by hitting a six on the first ball. For West Indies, Roston Chase took 3 wickets, Andre Russell took 2 and Alzari Joseph also took 2 wickets.

West Indies out of World Cup

After this defeat, the West Indies team is out of the T20 World Cup. Whereas, South Africa's team has reached the semi-finals. England has also reached the semi-finals from Group 2 of Super 8. Whereas, America has already been eliminated from the T20 World Cup. Now it will be interesting to see which team clashes with which team in the semi-finals.

tag: ICC T20 World Cup, South Africa, T20 World Cup, West Indies

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