WI vs SA, 2nd T20I I south africa beat west indies by 16 runs in second t20i kieron pollard temba bavuma
South Africa beat West Indies in the second T20 match
- South Africa beat West Indies by 16 runs in 2nd T20I
- West Indies beat South Africa by 8 wickets in the first T20 International
- Both the teams are currently 1-1 in the series, the next match will be played on Tuesday.
Granada: South Africa made a strong comeback in the five-match T20I series on Sunday as they beat West Indies by 16 runs in the second T20I. South Africa batted first and scored 166 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In reply, the hosts could only manage 150 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
With this, South Africa has leveled the series 1-1 in the five T20 Internationals. The third match of the series will be played on Tuesday.
Chasing a target of 167, West Indies suffered a setback in the form of Evin Lewis (21) after a quick start. Anrich Norge clean bowled the left-hander. After this, the middle order of West Indies, Chris Gayle (8), Nicholas Pooran (9), captain Kieron Pollard (1) and Andre Russell (5) completely faltered.
Jason Holder (20) and Fabian Allen (34) gave some hope by playing fast, but as soon as they were dismissed, the Proteas took control of the match. Allen scored 34 runs in just 12 balls with the help of five sixes. Kagiso Rabada took the maximum three wickets for South Africa. George Linde took two wickets. Lungi Ngidi, Enrich Norje and Tabrez Shamsi got one success each.
Bavuma and Hendrix played a brilliant innings
Earlier, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. Reeza Hendricks (42) and Quinton de Kock (26) shared a 41-ball 73 for the Proteas to get off to a good start. Kevin Sinclair broke this partnership by getting Cock caught at the hands of Pooran.
From here the Caribbean bowlers made a comeback. Sinclair soon gave a second blow to South Africa by dismissing Hendrix lbw. After this, Captain Temba Bavuma (46) stood at one end, but he did not get good support from the front. David Miller (11) flopped once again and returned to the dugout after being caught by Fletcher off McCoy. Rasi van der Dussen (2) was clean bowled by Andre Russell.
Holder then prevented Bavuma from making a half-century and bowled the Proteas for the fifth blow. McCoy then made Heinrich Klaasen (10) and Georg Linde (3) his prey. Obed McCoy took three wickets for West Indies. Kevin Sinclair took two wickets. Jason Holder and Andre Russell got one wicket each.
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