ICC World Twenty20: West Indies qualified for the semifinals with a three wicket win over South Africa in Nagpur
West Indies fit the bill for the semi-finals with a three wicket win over South Africa in a low scoring challenge in Nagpur. South Africa could just assemble 122 runs batting first with Quinton de Kock scoring 47 runs. In answer, Maron Samuels got West Indies’ lions offer of the runs (44) despite the fact that Imran Tahir’s 2/13 made things intriguing.
Nagpur: In-structure West Indies proceeded with their unbeaten run and vanquished South Africa by three wickets to seal their spot in the elimination rounds of the ICC World Twenty20, here on Friday.
With three wins out of the same number of diversions, West Indies consequently turned into the second group after New Zealand to enter the semi-finals of the marque occasion.
South Africa are for all intents and purposes out of the competition and their destiny now pivots o the aftereffect of tomorrow’s Super 10 Group 1 match against England and Sri Lanka at New Delhi.
On the off chance that England win on Saturday, Eoin Morgan’s men will secure their place in the elimination rounds as the second group from Group 1 and the match between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be a negligible custom.
Choosing to bowl, West Indies initially confined South Africa to 122 for eight and after that pursued down the objective with two balls to save with three wickets close by.
Pursuing 123 for win, West Indies were managed a serious blow in the fifth chunk of their innings when risky Chris Gayle was tidied up by a late in-swigning conveyance from Kagiso Rabada.
Johnson Charles (32) took the hostile to the resistance, hitting Chris Morris for two limits to get 11 keeps running of the fourth over.
Known for their handling ability, South Africa remained focused the challenge, civility a splendid exertion from Rilee Rossouw whose’s immediate toss on to the stumps got Andre Fletcher (11) shy of the wrinkle.
Charles carried on his great work in the organization of Marlon Samuels (44) preceding the previous went for a colossal swipe just to give a skier to South Africa commander Faf du Plessis at spread.
Be that as it may, Rabada’s next over facilitated the weight for West Indies as he went for three limits — one by Dwyane Bravo and two by Samuels.
Bravo, nonetheless, left in the last conveyance of the following over giving a basic catch to Wiese at in reverse point off Aaron Phangiso while going for a wild cut outside off-stump.
With West Indies requiring a sensible 24 off 24 balls, it took an eminent seventeenth over from leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2/13) to bring South Africa once more into the match.
Subsequent to dropping a troublesome chance from Samuels off his own knocking down some pins, Tahir returned unequivocally and got two wickets in back to back balls to the enjoyment of the Proteas.
Tahir initially released Russell as the batsman went for a tremendous trudge over the line just to discover Miller at profound midwicket and afterward castled West Indies captain Daren Sammy with a first ball googly.
Requiring 20 off the last two overs, Samuels struck Wiese for two limits to cut down the mathematical statement to 10 off eight preceding a rash shot from the privilege hander discovered AB de Villers at long-on.
With West Indies requiring nine off the last over, Carlos Brathwaite (10 not out) clobbered a length conveyance from Rabada over the midwicket limit to cut down the comparisons to three off four balls, which they gathered without hardly lifting a finger.
Prior, it was battle for South Africa from the word go as they lost wickets at normal interims and neglected to put on a generous association to get to a wining absolute.
Notwithstanding having some numerous huge hitting batsmen in their positions, the Proteas could just hit eight limits and two sixes in their whole 20 overs.
Left-gave opener Quinton de Kock top-scored for South Africa with a 46-ball 47, while Wiese made an important 28 drop down the request.
Sent into bat, South Africa were in desperate straits, losing their initial five wickets inside the 50-run mark.
Hashim Amla got to be casualty of a frightful stir up in the third conveyance of the match, while captain Faf du Plessis (9) was splendidly holed out by Suleiman Benn at mid off Andre Russell in the last wad of the second over, not long after the privilege hander clobbered Russell over mid-off two conveyances prior.
Rossouw was the by leave for a duck, slicing a Gayle conveyance straight to Russell at point as South Africa drooped to 20 for three in three overs.
Much was anticipated from De Villiers (10) yet he too died in the eight over subsequent to being totally foxed by a slower conveyance from Bravo.
While going for a ridiculous flick through midwicket, De Villiers got a thick inside edge straight onto his stumps, much to the failure of the limit swarm.
In the event that that was insufficient, Gayle experienced another dangerman David Miller’s protection to see South Africa in a spot of trouble at 47 for five.
De Kock and Wiese then held the innings together with a critical 40-run stand for the 6th wicket to take South Africa forward.
Be that as it may, exactly when it appeared things were beginning to search splendid for South Africa, De Kock, on whom South Africa depended much to get to a battling complete, died in the wake of doing all the diligent work. He was knocked down some pins by Russell as the left-hander went for a foolish range to a full ball rocked the bowling alley around his legs.
Looking for big cheeses, Wiese then skied a slower conveyance from Bravo to West Indies captain Sammy at mid-off.
For West Indies, Gayle (2/17), Bravo (2/200 and Russell (2/28) grabbed two wickets each.
South Africa: 122 for 8 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 47, David Wiese 28; Chris Gayle 2/17, Dwayne Bravo 2/20, Andre Russell 2/28).
West Indies: 123 for 7 in 19.4 overs (Marlon Samuels 44, Johnson Charles 32; Imran Tahir 2/13).
West Indies beat South Africa by 3 wickets.