Kagiso Rabada 19th Over: Kagiso Rabada’s over become the turning point of the match west indies vs south africa
19th over by Kagiso Rabada proved to be the turning point
- The 19th over by Kagiso Rabada proved to be the turning point of the match.
- Kagiso Rabada conceded only 3 runs in this over and took two important wickets.
- South Africa beat Windies by 25 runs in the fifth and final T20 International match
St George: The fifth and final T20 International between West Indies and South Africa on Saturday was full of action. Temba Bavuma-led South Africa put on a strong performance to beat the Windies by 25 runs to clinch the five-match T20I series 3-2. South Africa has won the first T20 International series since 2019.
Proteas team batted first in the fifth and final T20 International and scored 168 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. In reply, the Caribbean team could only manage 143 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. There were a lot of ups and downs in this match. The West Indies team was at one point on the verge of victory. They needed 45 runs to win in the last three overs with five wickets remaining. Then the aggressive Shimron Hetmyer (33 *) and Nicholas Pooran (5 *) were frozen at the crease.
Rabada overturned the bet
West Indies had two match-winners at the crease and the target did not look too difficult considering the present day cricket. Lungi Ngidi did the 18th over of the innings. Pooran took one run off the first ball. Shimron Hetmyer was out on the second ball. Hetmyer was caught by Miller at long on off Ngidi.
Then Bravo came to the crease, who took a run off the third ball and gave the strike to Pooran. The left-handed batsman made the match exciting by hitting two consecutive sixes in the next two balls. He hit a six over midwicket on the fourth ball and over long off on the fifth ball. Pooran took one run off the last ball. In this way 15 runs came in this over while one wicket fell.
Only 3 runs and two wickets in the over
West Indies now needed 30 runs in the last two overs with four wickets remaining. Seeing Pooran’s aggressive style, it seemed that he would be successful in chasing the target. Then Proteas captain Bavuma handed the ball to his most trusted bowler, Kagiso Rabada, who turned the whole lot in the 19th over.
On the first ball of the 19th over bowled by Rabada, Pooran took a run by playing a shot in the direction of deep third man. After this Rabada turned the whole dice in the next two balls. He got Dwayne Bravo (1) off the second ball of the over at deep point at the hands of Captain Bavuma. Then on the third ball, Pooran was shuffled by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Hussain took 1 on the fourth ball and McCoy took 1 on the fifth ball. Rabada beat Hossain on the last ball of the over. In this way, in the 19th over, the Windies team could score only 3 runs while taking two important wickets.
West Indies needed 27 runs to win in the last over with 2 wickets left. Lungi Ngidi got McCoy Obed (1) caught by Mulder in the last over and then conceded only 1 run in 5 balls in the over and got a breakthrough. In this way the victory of the Proteas team was stamped. Rabada and Ngidi shared four wickets in just 16 balls. The turning point of the match was Rabada’s over, who took two wickets for just 3 runs in the 19th over. South Africa won the first Test series on the West Indies tour and now captured the T20 International series.
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