A runout in time goes in favour of South Africa

South Africa

New York: In the 31st match of the T20 World Cup, South Africa defeated Nepal by 1 run in a thrilling match. Although Nepal had a golden opportunity to make a big upset against Africa in this match, it could not do so. Nepal needed two runs on the last ball to stay in the tournament, but Heinrich Klaasen ran out Nepal’s Gulsan Jha at the non-striker’s end, ending the possibility of a super over.

Nepal’s dream shattered

With Nepal’s defeat in the match, its hopes for the Super-8 were also shattered. It was a heartbreaking end for Nepal, fans cried after the team’s defeat. In fact, Nepal had performed better than South Africa most of the time in this match. Batting first, the Nepal team restricted South Africa to a score of just 115 and was in a very good position to chase the target.

Nepal dominated South Africa throughout the match. Chasing the target, Nepal’s top order batted brilliantly and had scored 85/2 by the 14th over, from here Nepal was very close to creating history. But the story of the match changed completely in the last 18 balls of the second innings.

Tabraiz Shamsi turned the tables

Tabraiz Shamsi played an important role in South Africa’s victory by taking four important wickets. The turning point of the match was the last 3-4 overs. Nepal needed 25 runs in the last five overs. The team had 7 wickets left. From here South Africa turned the tide of the match and won. During this, Nepal lost 4 wickets and could not even score 25 runs. Nepal could only score 114 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs.


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