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West Indies vs South Africa T20 World Cup Super 8 Match Interrupted by Rain



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The T20 World Cup Super 8 match between West Indies and South Africa was marred by rain interruptions at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. West Indies set a target of 136 runs for South Africa. However, due to rain, the number of overs was reduced, and South Africa needs to chase 123 runs in 17 overs according to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

South Africa faced an early setback at 42 runs when Alzarri Joseph dismissed captain Edene Markram, caught by Kyle Mayers. At the end of 6 overs, South Africa scored 50 runs with three wickets down. South Africa now requires 73 runs from 66 balls to win the match.

The rain interruption ceased, and the match resumed with three overs cut short. West Indies posted a target of 136 runs. However, due to the rain, three overs were reduced under the DLS method. South Africa now needs to chase 123 runs in 17 overs, requiring 108 runs from 15 overs or 90 balls.

If the match is canceled due to rain, South Africa will advance to the semi-finals with two points. The hosts, West Indies, will be eliminated. If a 5-over match is played, South Africa could have a target of 48 runs. As of the rain interruption, South Africa scored 15 runs in 2 overs, losing two wickets. Riza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock were dismissed by Andre Russell.

Andre Russell took two wickets in the second over of South Africa’s innings. He dismissed Riza Hendricks on the first ball caught by wicketkeeper Pooran and then trapped de Kock caught by Radford. De Kock made 12 runs. Russell’s over was cut short due to rain. Heavy rains are currently interrupting play in Antigua. The field is covered with the prospect of resuming overs around 9 AM Indian time.

Rain has stopped now, and the covers have been removed. A minimum of five overs of play is required for the cutoff time, approximately around 10 AM Indian time. Strong drainage systems in Antigua should prevent major delays. Five overs of play will be the power play. The match is set to resume around 9 AM Indian time. It’s a do-or-die situation for both teams, with the losing team facing elimination.

Rachel Adams

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