West Indies Took Victory over South Africa by 3 Wickets, Qualified For Semi-Final
Nagpur: After winning the toss, skipper Darren Sammy chose field first in result of swinging wicket, his bowlers continued their unbeaten surface by getting 3 wicket win over South Africa losing team gave target of 123 who achieved by Black Wind after losing 7 wickets.
South Africa Vs West Indies played group match which was created lot of tense for both teams on Friday night, by seeing pitch variety toss winning captain Darren Sammy selected to field first his decision comes with great success when Proteins batting line up restricted to 122/8 spotted good in bowling Gayle and Russell by getting 2 wickets ordinary.
In chasing that target, West Indies vibrated when Boss of T20 cricket well known as Chris Gayle clean bowled by on 5th ball of innings thrown by late swinger Kagiso Rabada after that Imran Tahir try to introduce big ton by getting 2 consecutive wickets but after losing 7 unbeaten Sammy’s side win that contest and got qualify for next week’s semi final along with New Zealand.
South Africa again troubled in front of good length bowling opener experienced batsman Hashim Amla run out very early in start of innings, inform left hander batsman Quinton de Kock struggled well at disputing time by getting classic 47 (46), other batting line up failed to achieve a best defending total.
Skipper Faf du Plessis 9 (7), Rossouw 0 (2), big hitting man AB de Villiers stay with only 10 (12), David Miller 1 (4), David Wiese is in superb form got valuable 28 (26) runs and Morris remained not out on 16 whole team stopped their struggle on 122/8 in 20 overs game in which only 10 boundaries concluded by Proteins batsmen.
West Indies bowlers also having thrill and energy for that battle of cricket in ICC T20 World Cup Andre Russell proved his job by getting 2 for 28, part time off spinner Chris Gayle is in tedious 2 for 17 in 3 overs, Bravo 2 for 20 despite opposition on lowest total of 122 runs.
Darren Sammy’s side looked aggressive about that total of runs but flicked some huge wickets by South African bowlers in reply in which highlighted wicket goes down Gayle on 4 then in search of some tremendous shots Fletcher departed on 11 (11), Charles carrying on his travel by smashing fantastic 32 (35).
West Indies seems to easy cross but incredible bowling stuff introduced by Imran Tahir in 17th over in which he got 2 consecutive wickets of Russell 4 (8), Sammy 0 (1) but Samuels did not stop his work toward target struck 43 (44) and Braithwaite remained not out on 10 when his team win that match by 123/7 and qualified for semi final battle.
In bowling department, if South African batsmen do well then bowlers can defend easily any target but they also show off aggressions against West Indies long batting wall. Spinner Imran Tahir shacked 2 for 13, Rabada 1 for 38, Morris 1 for 32 in 4 overs bowling.
All rounder Marlon Samuels awarded man of the match in result of shining innings that helped out for next step in World Cup.