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South Africa Clinches Victory Over West Indies in T20 World Cup 2024 Quarterfinal Match

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South Africa Clinches Victory Over West Indies In T20 World Cup 2024 Quarterfinal Match

The thrilling clash between South Africa and West Indies in the T20 World Cup 2024 quarterfinal match ended with South Africa emerging as the victorious team. In a closely contested match under the DLS method, South Africa secured the win by 3 wickets. The match was intense, with rain playing a part, adding to the excitement of the low-scoring game.

South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first against West Indies. West Indies scored 135 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. During the second innings, rain interrupted play, and South Africa was set a target of 123 runs in 17 overs, which they achieved in 16.1 overs. The match kept fans on the edge of their seats, with both teams showing promise of victory until the end.

As South Africa chased the target of 136 runs, they faced a rocky start losing Hendricks and Dickock in the early overs. The skipper, Markram, was also dismissed early, contributing 18 runs. However, Heinrich Klaasen’s gritty innings ended in the fourth wicket during the 8th over. Klaasen scored 22 runs off 10 deliveries before departing.

The turning point for South Africa came when David Miller departed cheaply for only 4 runs in the 12th over. Tristan Stubbs played a commendable innings, scoring 29 runs off 27 balls to keep South Africa’s hopes alive. The crucial juncture arrived in the final overs when Keshav Maharaj was dismissed in the 16th over, bringing Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen together.

Rabada and Jansen played a pivotal role in South Africa’s victory, with Jansen hitting a six in the first ball of the last over to secure the win. Jansen remained not out on 21 runs off 14 balls, while Rabada chipped in with 5* off 3 deliveries, guiding South Africa across the finish line with 3 wickets in hand.

Rachel Adams

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