South Africa reaches semis of T20 WC after ten years

Antigua: South Africa entered the semi-finals by defeating West Indies by 3 wickets in a thrilling Super-8 match of the ICC T-20 World Cup. In this rain-interrupted match, West Indies batted first and scored 135 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

On the other hand, South Africa came out to chase the target and only two overs of the innings were bowled when it started raining. At that time the team’s score was 15/2. After the rain, three overs were cut from South Africa’s innings under the Duckworth Lewis rule and they got the target of scoring 123 runs in 17 overs. South Africa achieved the target with 5 balls remaining. With this win, South Africa has qualified for the semi-finals. England has already entered the semi-finals from this group.

WI vs SA: West Indies’ dream shattered in a nail-biting match

In this nail-biting match, West Indies batted first after losing the toss and scored 135 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. For West Indies, Roston Chase scored 52 runs in 42 balls and Kyle Myers scored 35 runs in 34 balls. Apart from these two, Andre Russell scored 15 and Alzari Joseph scored 11 runs. For South Africa, Tabrez Shamsi took 3 wickets, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram and Kagiso Rabada took 1-1 wickets. South Africa’s innings, which started chasing the target, had only two overs when it started raining.

During this, the match had to be stopped for a while. After this, under the Duckworth Lewis rule, 3 overs were cut in the match and a target of 123 runs was set for 17 overs in front of South Africa. South Africa achieved the target in just 16.1 overs. Tristan Stubbs scored 29 runs and Henrik Klaasen scored 22 runs for the team. Marco Jansen scored an unbeaten 21 and finally finished the match by hitting a six.

South Africa reached the semi-finals after ten years

With this victory, South Africa’s team has reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup for the first time since 2014. At the same time, the journey of host West Indies has ended. The West Indies team has never won the T20 World Cup title till date and once again the team had to face disappointment.

With this, the two teams reaching the semi-finals from Group-2 of Super-8 have been decided. South Africa qualified by coming on top, while the England team remained in second place. In the semi-finals, South Africa will face the team ranked second in Group-1 of Super-8, while the England team will face the team ranked top in Group-1. Both semi-final matches will be played on June 27.


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