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Super 12 - Match 1826-Oct-2021

143/820.0 oversRun rate: 7.15
VS
144/218.2 oversRun rate: 7.85
South Africa beat West Indies by 8 wickets
South Africa First innings
Andre Russell3.2|0|36|0
118.218.2: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, Short of a length, on middle. Aiden Markram pulls it to deep square leg for a single. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
618.118.1: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, SIX! Magnificent from Aiden Markram! On a length, on middle. Aiden Markram swivels and pulls it with disdain over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. He brings up his fifty as well. A monstrous 92 metre six! What a way to raise the fifty. Scores level now!
18 Overs | Runs : 137/2 | Run rate : 7.61
117.617.6: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, Full again from Dwayne Bravo, on the pads. Aiden Markram squeezes it out to long on. He keeps the strike. Just 7 needed from the final two overs. 
117.517.5: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller in length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen digs it out on the leg side for a single. 
017.417.4: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and outside off, angling away. Rassie van der Dussen has a swing at it but misses. 
117.317.3: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, A full toss on leg, worked to long off for a single.
117.217.2: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, This is pushed to deep cover for a single. 
017.117.1: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen steers it to extra cover. Aiden Markram wants a single but is sent back by his partner. He dives to make it back to the crease. Andre Russell has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. No harm done in the end. 
17 Overs | Runs : 133/2 | Run rate : 7.82
416.616.6: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Yet another full ball, outside off. Aiden Markram lifts it over extra cover and fetches himself a boundary. Another good over for the Proteas. Just 11 needed now! 
116.516.5: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it off the backfoot to deep point. A run.
116.416.4: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, On middle, jammed out to long off for one. 
416.316.3: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, Full, outside off. Aiden Markram carves it to deep extra cover. Shimron Hetmyer from long off runs to his left and dives to stop the ball. But he has touched the ropes while picking up the ball. A boundary. A good effort from him nonetheless. 
116.216.2: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Full again, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen clogs the ball towards long off for a single. 
116.116.1: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, Andre Russell fires a yorker, on middle. Aiden Markram jams it out to long off for a single. 
16 Overs | Runs : 121/2 | Run rate : 7.56
115.615.6: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, Length ball, in the slot, around off. Aiden Markram eases it down to long off for a run. Just 23 runs needed now off 24 balls!
015.515.5: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, Slower ball, shorter in length, around off. Aiden Markram stands tall and punches it to the cover fielder.
015.415.4: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, A full toss, on middle. Aiden Markram misses out as he hits it straight back to the bowler.
115.315.3: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Slower ball, fuller in length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen reaches out and works it to long off for a single.
415.215.2: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES! Rassie van der Dussen is playing a crucial knock for his side here! Full ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen hits it back past mid off and collects another boundary.
415.115.1: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Well played! Slower ball, on a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen skips down a bit and sweeps it into the deep square leg fence!
15 Overs | Runs : 111/2 | Run rate : 7.4
114.714.6: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, A low full toss, around off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to drive but it takes the inside edge and the ball goes behind square on the leg side for one. 33 runs needed off 30 balls!
014.614.5: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen miscues his pull and the ball goes to the mid-wicket fielder, on the bounce.
014.514.5: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Wide! Full ball, way outside off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it through to the keeper. Wided!
114.414.4: Ravi Rampaul to Aiden Markram, Full ball, outside off. Aiden Markram squeezes it out towards long on and takes a run.
614.314.3: Ravi Rampaul to Aiden Markram, SIX! WOW! What a clean strike! Length ball, around off. Aiden Markram stays back and hoicks it way, way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. He is in some form! 
114.214.2: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
114.114.1: Ravi Rampaul to Aiden Markram, Good-length ball, around off. Aiden Markram stands tall and works it to long on to collect a run.
14 Overs | Runs : 100/2 | Run rate : 7.14
113.613.6: Dwayne Bravo to Aiden Markram, Yorker-length ball, on leg. Aiden Markram digs it out to long on and takes a single. Brilliant over from Dwayne Bravo. Only 2 runs from it. 
013.513.5: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Leg bye! Full ball, around middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen misses his flick and gets hit low on his pad. The ball rolls away and they sneak in a leg bye.
013.413.4: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Make that four dots in a row! Full ball, around middle. Rassie van der Dussen flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
013.313.3: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Three dots in a row! Good-length ball, around middle. Rassie van der Dussen turns it to mid-wicket.
013.213.2: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Slower ball, on a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it out.
013.113.1: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Full ball, outside off, angling away! Rassie van der Dussen looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and the ball falls just in front of the short third man fielder.
13 Overs | Runs : 98/2 | Run rate : 7.54
112.612.6: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 46 runs needed off 42 balls now!
012.512.5: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Russell bangs it into the deck, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen sways away from the line of the ball.
412.412.4: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Nicely done! Back of a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen stays back and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
012.312.3: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Just short of the cover fielder! Slower ball, on a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick but gets the leading edge which falls just short of Chris Gayle at covers.
112.212.2: Andre Russell to Aiden Markram, Full ball, just outside off. Aiden Markram drills it to long on and rotates the strike.
112.112.1: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen taps it to wide of cover and takes a run.
12 Overs | Runs : 91/2 | Run rate : 7.58
611.611.6: Kieron Pollard to Aiden Markram, SIX! That spoils the over and Markram is taking the game away from the Windies! Shorter and on middle, he stands tall and dispatches it well over the square leg fence for a biggie. 9 from the over. 53 needed in 48.
011.511.5: Kieron Pollard to Aiden Markram, Yet another dot! Good stuff by Pollard! This lands outside off and cuts back in. Markram looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
011.411.4: Kieron Pollard to Aiden Markram, A dot! West Indies need more of those! Length and on off, Markram looks to slap it but it hits the upper part and falls short of the bowler.
111.311.3: Kieron Pollard to Rassie van der Dussen, Sensible batting will do it! On off, Rassie plays it to long on for one omre.
111.211.2: Kieron Pollard to Aiden Markram, On off, this is worked down to long on for one. The batters need not do anything silly now.
111.111.1: Kieron Pollard to Rassie van der Dussen, Shorter and outside off, Rassie guides it through point for one.
11 Overs | Runs : 82/2 | Run rate : 7.45
610.710.6: Hayden Walsh to Aiden Markram, SIX! That is huge! The hit and the over. 16 from it and South Africa well and truly back on top. Just the 62 needed in 54. This is the googly, it is on off but way too full. Markram sends it sailing over the long on fence for a biggie.
110.610.5: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, Rassie flicks it through square leg for one.
110.510.4: Hayden Walsh to Aiden Markram, Markram wanted two againt! Tossed up nicely on off, Markram gets it past the fielder diving at covers. One.
210.410.3: Hayden Walsh to Aiden Markram, Two more! Picking the gaps brilliantly is Markram! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point. Two taken.
210.310.2: Hayden Walsh to Aiden Markram, Really nicely played! The paddle scoop comes out, he plays it from outside off towards fine leg for two more. 6 from the over already. 4 balls to go.
210.210.1: Hayden Walsh to Aiden Markram, Brilliant running which means 4 from the first ball! On middle, this is worked through square leg for a brace. 
010.110.1: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, TWO WIDES! Windies can't afford to give these extra runs! Down the leg side, Rassie misses the sweep, it hits the glove of the keeper and goes towards short fine leg for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 68/2 | Run rate : 6.8
19.79.6: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, This is eased down to long off for an easy single. 78 needed from 60 balls. 
09.69.5: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Short ball, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen makes room for himself and smashes it to mid-wicket. Kieron Pollard dives to his right and stops the ball. Excellent fielding from the skipper. 
09.59.4: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it on the leg side. 
19.49.3: Akeal Hosein to Aiden Markram, On the pads, Aiden Markram steps out and pushes it to long off for a single. 
09.39.3: Akeal Hosein to Aiden Markram, THREE WIDES! Flatter ball, down the leg side. Aiden Markram looks to flick but misses. The keeper fails to collect the ball and the batters sneak a couple of runs. 
09.29.2: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, OUT! THAT IS AS CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! Fantastic piece of fielding from Shimron Hetmyer to bring West Indies back into this contest! Huge wicket in the context of the game as Reeza Hendricks walks back to the hut. He was batting with ease but this will give Windies the belief. Not the best of balls though, it is short and on middle, Reeza pulls it powerfully but flat towards deep square leg. Hetmyer runs in, dives forward and claims to take it. The umpires discuss and then take it upstairs with the soft signal being NOT OUT! Replays show that he has taken it inches above the ground. Can Windies build pressure from here?
19.19.1: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter ball, down leg. Rassie van der Dussen backs away and tucks it to deep square leg to rotate the strike.
9 Overs | Runs : 60/1 | Run rate : 6.67
08.68.6: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, Yorker-length delivery, around off. Reeza Hendricks jams it out to the cover fielder. 5 runs off the over!
18.58.5: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Tossed up, around middle. Rassie van der Dussen turns it to the right of the bowler and takes off for a run.
18.48.4: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, Flatter and quicker, outside off. Reeza Hendricks hangs back and cuts it to deep point for yet another single.
18.38.3: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Another single! Tossed up, around middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen skips down and whips it to deep mid-wicket.
18.28.2: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, Fuller in length, outside off. Reeza Hendricks reaches out and carves it through covers for a single.
18.18.1: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Floated, around off. Rassie van der Dussen gets low and reverse-paddles it to short third man. The batters cross for a run.
8 Overs | Runs : 55/1 | Run rate : 6.88
07.77.6: Dwayne Bravo to Reeza Hendricks, Back of a length, outside off. Reeza Hendricks stays back and punches it to cover. Lendl Simmons there dives to his right and prevents a single.
47.67.5: Dwayne Bravo to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Easy pickings! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Reeza Hendricks waits for it and lofts it over cover for a boundary. A timely boundary for the Proteas!
17.57.4: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Full ball, angling in from middle. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and collects a run.
17.47.3: Dwayne Bravo to Reeza Hendricks, Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Reeza Hendricks tucks it to the leg side for one. South Africa bring up their 50!
07.37.2: Dwayne Bravo to Reeza Hendricks, Excellent comeback from Bravo! Good-length ball, outside off, shaping away late. Reeza Hendricks looks to block but it zips past his blade.
07.27.2: Dwayne Bravo to Reeza Hendricks, Wide! Bravo errs in line and sprays it down leg. Reeza Hendricks misses his flick. Wide called by the umpire.
17.17.1: Dwayne Bravo to Rassie van der Dussen, Bravo starts with a length ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen works it to long on and takes a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 47/1 | Run rate : 6.71
06.76.6: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, A dot to end the over! Flatter ball around off. Reeza Hendricks punches it off the back foot to cover. Just 5 runs off the over!
16.66.5: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Tossed up, on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen gets low and eases it down to long on for a run.
06.56.5: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Wide! Flatter ball, sprayed down leg. Rassie van der Dussen misses his nudge. Wide called!
06.46.4: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, A googly, shorter in length, around middle. Rassie van der Dussen fails to pick the variation and misses his flick.
16.36.3: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, Tossed up, outside off. Reeza Hendricks drills it to long off for a single.
16.26.2: Hayden Walsh to Rassie van der Dussen, Another flatter ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen hangs back and works it to Lendl Simmons at deep point. A single taken.
16.16.1: Hayden Walsh to Reeza Hendricks, Flatter ball, outside off. Reeza Hendricks stays back and cuts it to deep cover for a run.
6 Overs | Runs : 42/1 | Run rate : 7
15.65.6: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, A single to end! A good over from Akeal Hosein! South Africa are quite similar to what Windies were after the first 6. They are 42 for 1. 102 needed in 84. The last ball is short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
15.55.5: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it into the wicket, on middle, Rassie nudges it through mid-wicket for another one.
15.45.4: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, Just the one! On middle, Hendricks works it through mid-wicket. They run the first one hard but settle for a single.
05.35.3: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, Reeza makes room but he is followed, it is pushed to mid off.
15.25.2: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Now another one worked through square, closer to the fielder and hence, only one.
25.15.1: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Brilliant running! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
5 Overs | Runs : 36/1 | Run rate : 7.2
04.64.6: Andre Russell to Reeza Hendricks, A good bumper to end! Reeza ducks under it. A good over for South Africa. 108 needed in 90 balls.
44.54.5: Andre Russell to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly short and it sits up to be hit. Reeza pulls this over the mid-wicket fielder. Races away to the fence. Reeza looks in some form.
14.44.4: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Another one on the pads, Rassie flicks it through square leg for one.
34.34.3: Andre Russell to Reeza Hendricks, Up and over! Shorter and outside off, Reeza plays it over covers. Not right off the middle and hence, it does not go to the fence. Three taken.
14.24.2: Andre Russell to Rassie van der Dussen, Yet again on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one more.
14.14.1: Andre Russell to Reeza Hendricks, A single to begin Russell's spell! On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
4 Overs | Runs : 26/1 | Run rate : 6.5
23.63.6: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, On a good length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen nudges it to through mid-wicket. He pushes hard for the second run and gets it comfortably. Kieron Pollard runs hard from mid on but could not prevent the second run. 
13.53.5: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, On middle, tucked to deep mid-wicket for another single. 
13.43.4: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to deep square leg. A single. 
03.33.3: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it on the off side off the backfoot. 
13.23.2: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, On a length, on middle. Reeza Hendricks tucks it off the hips to deep square leg for a run.
43.13.1: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Reeza Hendricks is looking in a good touch! Short of a length, outside off. Reeza Hendricks hangs back, waits for the ball to come and plays it late to the third man region for a boundary.  
3 Overs | Runs : 17/1 | Run rate : 5.67
02.62.6: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter and quicker, on middle, at 100 kph. Rassie van der Dussen stabs the ball towards mid-wicket. 
02.52.5: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Short and on middle, played to mid-wicket. 
02.42.4: Akeal Hosein to Rassie van der Dussen, Short and on leg. That was very quick from Akeal Hosein. Rassie van der Dussen looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the leading edge and falls just short of Kieron Pollard at mid-wicket. 
12.32.3: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, On middle and leg, clipped to mid-wicket for one. 
42.22.2: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Brilliant batting! Akeal Hosein now shortens his length, on middle. Reeza Hendricks stays deep in his crease and swivel-pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 
62.12.1: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, SIX! BANG! Full and on middle, in the hitting arc. Reeza Hendricks stands still and launches it over long on for a biggie. He reaches to 1000 T20I runs as well. 
2 Overs | Runs : 6/1 | Run rate : 3
01.61.6: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot to end! Good-length ball, on top of off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it on the off side. A tidy over from Ravi Rampaul. Only 2 runs from it. 
11.51.5: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, Back of a length, on off. Reeza Hendricks stands up on his toes and eases it to backward point for a single. 
01.41.4: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, On a good length, on off, coming back in sharply. Reeza Hendricks didn't account for the movement. He gets hit on the thigh pad trying to play outside the line. 
01.31.3: Ravi Rampaul to Reeza Hendricks, On middle, Hendricks works it through mid-wicket for one.
11.21.2: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of a length, outside off, at 133 kph. Rassie van der Dussen prods and punches it through covers. Gets off the mark with a single. 
01.11.1: Ravi Rampaul to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen comes forward and tucks it on the leg side. 
1 Overs | Runs : 4/1 | Run rate : 4
00.60.6: Akeal Hosein to Temba Bavuma, OUT! RUN OUT! Flatter ball, angling it on the pads. Temba Bavuma rocks back and works it to mid on. He scampers across for a quick single. Andre Russell picks the ball quickly and throws it in one motion at the bowler's end. He scores a direct hit at the stumps. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replay shows Temba Bavuma is caught well short and has to walk back to the pavilion. Great work from Andre Russell and South Africa lose their first wicket. Just the kind of start West Indies needed. 
10.50.5: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, Angling it on the pads, Reeza Hendricks nudges it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 
00.40.4: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, On middle, pushed back to the bowler. 
10.30.3: Akeal Hosein to Temba Bavuma, Quicker ball, on middle, at 100 kph. Temba Bavuma knocks it in front of mid on for a single. 
10.20.2: Akeal Hosein to Reeza Hendricks, Shortens his length, on middle. Reeza Hendricks gets off the mark as well by tucking it through mid-wicket. 
10.10.1: Akeal Hosein to Temba Bavuma, Flatter ball, on the pads. Temba Bavuma clips it to square leg for a single. South Africa and Temba Bavuma are underway! 
West Indies First innings
219.619.6: Dwaine Pretorius to Dwayne Bravo, Back of a length, outside off. Dwayne Bravo drills it to long off for a couple of runs. WEST INDIES FINISH WITH 143/8! 
019.519.5: Dwaine Pretorius to Dwayne Bravo, Another slower delivery, outside off. Dwayne Bravo shimmies down the track and has a swing at it but misses. 
419.419.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR! Slower ball, on off. Dwayne Bravo goes deep in his crease and carves the hat-trick ball to deep cover for a boundary. 
019.319.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Hayden Walsh, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Length ball, on off. Hayden Walsh has a swing at it but only manages it to slice it towards deep extra cover. Reeza Hendricks runs to his right from long off and takes the simplest of catches. Dwaine Pretorius is doing heck of a job for his team at the moment. He is on a hat-trick now. 
019.219.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Kieron Pollard, OUT! TAKEN! Length ball, on off. Pollard goes deep in the crease and drills it down the ground towards the fielder behind the umpire. Rassie van der Dussen does well to settle under it and holds onto the catch. The umpires are going upstairs though to check if it was taken cleanly. The soft signal is given out. Replay shows that his fingers are underneath the ball and Pollard has to walk back to the pavilion. Plenty of drama for one ball. Kieron Pollard had a wry smile on his face. West Indies slipping further!
119.119.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Dwayne Bravo, Slower ball, on off. Bravo charges down the track and slices it to deep point for a single. 
19 Overs | Runs : 136/6 | Run rate : 7.16
218.618.6: Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Full and on off, Pollard knocks the ball towards long off for a brace. Just 5 runs and 2 wickets from the penultimate over. End of an excellent spell from Anrich Nortje. He finishes with figures of 4-0-14-1.
118.518.5: Anrich Nortje to Dwayne Bravo, Back of a length, on off. Dwayne Bravo taps it on the off side for a run.
118.418.4: Anrich Nortje to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! RUN OUT! Length delivery, on off. Shimron Hetmyer goes deep in the crease and lifts it towards long off. He decides to come back for the second run. David Miller collects the ball and fires a throw at the keeper's end. Heinrich Klaasen collects the ball and whips the bails off. The umpire take it upstairs. Shimron Hetmyer is caught well short and has to depart. West Indies losing momentum towards the end. 
018.318.3: Anrich Nortje to Shimron Hetmyer, A low full toss, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer drives it towards covers. He takes off for a single but is sent back by Kieron Pollard. He slips on his way back. Temba Bavuma throws the ball to Heinrich Klaasen who does not collect it cleanly and Shimron Hetmyer makes it in. 
018.218.2: Anrich Nortje to Andre Russell, OUT! TIMBER! Goodbye Andre Russell says Anrich Nortje. What a brilliant yorker from him. Pace like fire. Serves a yorker, on off, at 148 kph. Andre Russell clears his front leg and has a massive swing at it. The ball brezzes past the bat and rattles the stumps behind him. Absolute jaffa from Anrich Nortje and Andre Russell has to walk back to the pavlion. Half of the Windies side back in the hut now. 
118.118.1: Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Outside off, Pollard drills it to sweeper cover for one. 
18 Overs | Runs : 131/4 | Run rate : 7.28
117.617.6: Dwaine Pretorius to Kieron Pollard, Slower ball, outside off. Pollard flat-bats it down the ground to long off for a single. 
417.517.5: Dwaine Pretorius to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Smashed! Full again, on middle, right into the arc of Pollard. He murders it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 
117.417.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Andre Russell, Slower ball agian, outside off. Russell slashes it to sweeper cover only for a single. 
017.317.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Andre Russell, Clever from Dwaine Pretorius! Takes the pace off, outside off. Andre Russell has a swing at it but fails to connect. 
417.217.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Andre Russell, FOUR! Russell power! Fuller in length, outside off. Andre Russell stands tall and smacks it over the bowler's head to long off for a boundary. Brute force from Andre Russell! 
017.117.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Dwaine Pretorius comes on to bowl his first over and finds success. He dishes out a full ball, a slower one, outside off. Chris Gayle throws the kitchen sink at it but is too early into the stroke. The ball goes off the outside edge and carries through to the keeper. Heinrich Klaasen moves to his left and completes the catch. 
17 Overs | Runs : 121/4 | Run rate : 7.12
016.816.6: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Fuller in length, outside off. Pollard steers it to backward point. Rassie van der Dussen gets his body behind and stops the ball. Saves a certain boundary. 
116.716.5: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Short again, on middle. Gayle pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Yet another single. 
016.616.5: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, WIDE! Goes full but way too outside off. Gayle leaves it alone. Wide given. 
116.516.4: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Good-length ball, on middle. Kieron Pollard swipes it across to deep mid-wicket. A single. 
116.416.3: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Short of a length, on middle. Gayle pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 
116.316.2: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, On a length, on off. Pollard smashes it to deep square leg. He crosses ends. 
416.216.1: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Streaky but West Indies will take it all! Full again, outside off. Kieron Pollard has a massive swing at it. The ball goes off the inside edge to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 
016.116.1: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, NO BALL! Fuller in length, outside off. Kieron Pollard toe-ends it back to the bowler. Kagiso Rabada will have to reload again as he has overstepped. Free Hit coming up...
16 Overs | Runs : 112/3 | Run rate : 7
115.715.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Kieron Pollard, On the pads, clipped to deep square leg for a single. A good over for West Indies. 16 runs coming from it. 
115.615.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Chris Gayle, Flighted ball, on off. Gayle knocks this one in front of long off for one. 
015.515.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Chris Gayle, WIDE! Tabraiz Shamsi is under pressure now! Bowls it way too outside off, left alone. Wided. 
615.415.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Chris Gayle, SIX! Universe Boss flexing his muscles now! Full and straight, Chris Gayle sends the ball sailing straight down the ground for a biggie. 
115.315.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Kieron Pollard, Tosses it up, on leg. Kieron Pollard nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 
615.215.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Kieron Pollard, SIX! The big guy goes big! Loopy ball on leg, Kieron Pollard makes room for himself and gets down on one knee. He slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 100 up for West Indies! 
015.115.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Kieron Pollard, Floats it up, on leg. Kieron Pollard works it to mid-wicket. 
15 Overs | Runs : 95/3 | Run rate : 6.33
014.614.6: Anrich Nortje to Chris Gayle, Another tidy over for South Africa as just 2 runs came off it! A slower ball, on a length, around off. Chris Gayle blocks it towards cover.
114.514.5: Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, A low full toss, around off. Kieron Pollard drills it to long on and collects a run.
014.414.4: Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Another dot ball! Good-length ball, around off. Kieron Pollard defends it towards point.
014.314.3: Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Good-length ball, angling in just that little bit, around middle. Kieron Pollard prods to defend this one out.
114.214.2: Anrich Nortje to Chris Gayle, Good-length ball, around middle. Chris Gayle eases it to the left of the bowler and takes off for a single.
014.114.1: Anrich Nortje to Chris Gayle, Back of a length, shaping away from off. Gayle pushes it to cover.
14 Overs | Runs : 93/3 | Run rate : 6.64
013.613.6: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, on off. Kieron Pollard blocks it out.
113.513.5: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, This is quite rare! A misfield from one of South Africa's top fielder! Good-length ball, around off. Gayle taps it to Markram at backward point. Markram fumbles and the batters cross for single.
113.413.4: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Good-length ball, around off. Kieron Pollard prods and defends it to cover. A single taken!
213.313.3: Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Pollard is up and running! Full ball, on the pads. Pollard clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
013.213.2: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, OUT! BOWLED! Lendl Simmons' struggle comes to an end! It is Kagiso Rabada who does the job for his skipper! Rabada hurls a slower ball, into the pitch. Simmons backs away and looks to smack it over deep mid-wicket but he misses and the ball crashes onto his stumps.
013.113.1: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Back of a length, around off. Lendl Simmons looks to heave but it goes off the toe end towards mid-wicket.
13 Overs | Runs : 89/2 | Run rate : 6.85
012.612.6: Keshav Maharaj to Chris Gayle, NOT OUT! Chris Gayle survives! Tossed up, outside off, turning in sharply. Gayle gets low to sweep but he misses as he slips. The ball hits him on the knee roll. Keshav Maharaj puts in an appeal but it is turned down! South Africa opt for a review but the Ball Tracker shows that the impact is umpire's call and so the on-field decision stays.
112.512.5: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Flatter and quicker, on middle. Lendl Simmons tucks it to the leg side and collects a single.
112.412.4: Keshav Maharaj to Chris Gayle, The Universe Boss is off the mark! Tossed up, around middle. Chris Gayle flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run.
012.312.3: Keshav Maharaj to Chris Gayle, Flatter ball, outside off. Chris Gayle punches it to cover.
012.212.2: Keshav Maharaj to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! Keshav Maharaj strikes yet again and it is the dangerous Nicholas Pooran who makes his way back to the pavilion! Maharaj serves a flatter ball, outside off. Pooran looks to clear long off but he miscues it and the ball goes straight towards David Miller at long off who pouches it by moving across to his left. West Indies lose their second wicket.
112.112.1: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Flatter ball, on leg. Lendl Simmons hangs back and eases it to long on for a run.
12 Overs | Runs : 86/1 | Run rate : 7.17
211.611.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up, on middle. Nicholas Pooran sweeps it to deep square leg ad collects a couple.
011.511.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Nicholas Pooran, Fuller in length, down leg. Nicholas Pooran paddles it but finds the short fine leg fielder.
111.411.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Lendl Simmons, Floated, outside off. Lendl Simmons skips down and taps it to backward point to collect a single.
111.311.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Nicholas Pooran, Just a tad short, outside off. Nicholas Pooran cuts it to sweeper cover for one.
411.211.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Pooran means business! Tossed up, outside off. Nicholas Pooran comes forward and carves it past covers for another boundary.
411.111.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Top shot! Floated, around off. Nicholas Pooran brings out the reverse sweep and hits it to the vacant deep point region to collect a boundary.
11 Overs | Runs : 74/1 | Run rate : 6.73
010.710.6: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Tossed up, outside off. Lendl Simmons prods and looks to defend. It takes the outside edge and goes to backward point.
010.610.5: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Flatter ball, on off. Lendl Simmons punches it back to the bowler.
110.510.4: Keshav Maharaj to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up, on middle. Nicholas Pooran skips down and heaves it to deep mid-wicket. He gets off the mark with a single.
010.410.3: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, OUT! TAKEN! Evin Lewis' fine knock comes to an end as Keshav Maharaj strikes for the Proteas! Maharaj hurls a quicker ball, outside off, turning in late. Lewis rocks back and looks to pull but it goes off the toe end and the ball goes straight to Kagiso Rabada at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch. Keshav Maharaj is pumped up and lets out a roar.
010.310.3: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, Wide! Full and too wide, outside off. Evin Lewis lets it be. Wide called.
610.210.2: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, SIX! Dispatched! Just a tad short, outside off. Evin Lewis stays back and tonks it over long on for a maximum.
110.110.1: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Flatter ball, on off. Lendl Simmons punches it to cover. The fielder there fumbles and concedes a run.
10 Overs | Runs : 65/0 | Run rate : 6.5
09.69.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Evin Lewis, A dot to end! 9 from Shamsi's first! Shorter and outside off, this is cut but to point.
69.59.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Evin Lewis, SIX! KABOOM! Fifty up in style and what an innings this has been! High pressure game, his partner is struggling but he has taken the onus onto him and courtesy the left-hander, his side has a foundation laid for the big hitters left. They though would love for him to continue. The slog sweep, he plays it really well. This is on middle, he sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
19.49.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Lendl Simmons, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
09.39.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Lendl Simmons, Confusion yet again between the two! Flatter and on middle, Simmons plays it towards cover. Lewis thinks of a run but is sent back.
19.29.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Evin Lewis, On middle, Lewis works it towards mid-wicket for one.
19.19.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Lendl Simmons, A lot of confusion but a single in the end! Shamsi is not happy! On off, this is played towards the off side. Both batters hesitate but then go for the run, complete it.
9 Overs | Runs : 56/0 | Run rate : 6.22
08.68.6: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, A dot to end but a better over for the Windies! On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
68.58.5: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, SIX! That misfield costs Maharaj a biggie! Not saying that Simmons could have not hit one but the way Lewis is going, he is more likelier and he does strike it big. On middle, fuller, this is lofted over the long on fence for a welcome biggie.
18.48.4: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Misfield and one! On middle, this is worked to the right of the bowler. He runs there, misfields and allows a run.
18.38.3: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, Swings wildly, the big slog sweep, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one. Lewis is going after everything, that is probably because of the pace Simmons is going at.
18.28.2: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
08.18.1: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Well bowled! Sees Simmons come down the track and shortens the length. Simmons blocks.
8 Overs | Runs : 47/0 | Run rate : 5.88
07.67.6: Anrich Nortje to Evin Lewis, Another dot to end! Just the 4 runs from the last two overs! Short and on the body, Lewis looks to pull but lays no bat to it, it hits the pad and lobs on the leg side.
07.57.5: Anrich Nortje to Evin Lewis, Just the one from the first 5 balls! A yorker, just inside the tramline outside off. Lewis fails to jam it out.
17.47.4: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, Drop and run! Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover for one.
07.37.3: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, Make that three in a row! Simmons now makes room and Nortje bowls it shorter and on middle, he does throw his bat at it but does not connect.
07.27.2: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, Pressure building here on Simmons! Two dots in a row now! A yorker on the pads, Simmons looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
07.17.1: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, Shorter and on the body, Simmons works it to mid-wicket.
7 Overs | Runs : 46/0 | Run rate : 6.57
06.66.6: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, Just the three from the over! Brilliant from Keshav! He bowls it flatter and outside off, this one turns back in. Lewis looks to play the slog sweep but it hits the top edge and then the helmet.
06.56.5: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, Flatter and on off, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
16.46.4: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Does find the gap this time but only for one as he hits it through covers.
06.36.3: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Yet another dot! Simmons is on 6 from 16. He is struggling to even find the gaps. Shorter and outside off, he cuts but to point.
16.26.2: Keshav Maharaj to Evin Lewis, Lewis is not holding back here! This is shorter and on off, fractionally short. Lewis pulls, it goes on the bounce to long on for one.
16.16.1: Keshav Maharaj to Lendl Simmons, Tossed up on off, this is eased down to long off for one. Simmons happy to take the singles right now.
6 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 7.17
15.65.6: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, A single to end! A sedate Powerplay for the Windies but they have not lost a wicket. They are 43 for 1 after it. Length and on off, this is pushed to cover for one.
05.55.5: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, DROPPED! Heinrich Klaasen spills what is probably a regulation catch! He seemed to have lost sight of that one. It is a sharp delivery, it lands on off and then skids through. Simmons looks to play it with an open face of the bat. It goes off the outside edge and to Heinrich Klaasen who tries to take it awkwardly but does not hang on. Replays show that the ball did move away from him in the end and it hit his fingers. Could be a costly miss and is that the kind of luck Simmons needed to get going?
15.45.4: Anrich Nortje to Evin Lewis, Just the one! This time the mid on is pushed back and Nortje bowls it full and on middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
45.35.3: Anrich Nortje to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Once again, right where Lewis likes it, full and angling away from the off pole. Lewis clears his front leg and tonks it over mid off. Another boundary.
05.25.2: Anrich Nortje to Evin Lewis, Lewis going for everything now! Fuller and on middle, Lewis stands tall and looks to hit it past mid on but the fielder moves to his right and makes a very good stop.
05.15.1: Anrich Nortje to Lendl Simmons, Simmons looks to join the party now! He makes room but Nortje cleverly bowls it shorter and on the body. Simmons looks to pull but misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards third man for a leg bye.
5 Overs | Runs : 37/0 | Run rate : 7.4
44.64.6: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, FOUR! It continues to rain boundaries now! This is short and on middle, Lewis rocks back and once again with his brute force, forces it just over mid on. Boundary to end! Back-to-back big overs for the Windies.
64.54.5: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, SIX! Two in a row! Lewis gets going now! This is right in his arc, where he loves it. Full and on middle, inviting him to hit straight, he accepts it and clears the long on fence. Runs are flowing now.
64.44.4: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, SIX! Into the stands! Lewis is in his element now! He really powered that! Shorter and Lewis picks the length early, rocks back and hammers it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
04.34.3: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Fires this one in on middle, Lewis hangs back and defends.
04.24.2: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Slightly shorter and on middle, Lewis pulls but straight to square leg.
24.14.1: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Just short! Could there have been a dive? Maybe! On middle, Lewis looks to play the slog sweep, this goes off the top edge, towards deep mid-wicket. Rassie van der Dussen runs in but fails to get to it, it lands a little in front of him, he does not stop it and two is taken.
4 Overs | Runs : 18/0 | Run rate : 4.5
13.63.6: Kagiso Rabada to Evin Lewis, A single to end! Probably the momentum changing over. 12 from it! On the pads, cramped Lewis for room. He works it towards square leg and gets to the other end.
63.53.5: Kagiso Rabada to Evin Lewis, SIX! BANG! 10 from the last two balls! Exactly what the Windies needed! A friendly full toss and Lewis does not miss out, he hits it over the long off fence for a biggie.
43.43.4: Kagiso Rabada to Evin Lewis, FOUR! That has been put away nicely and Windies will hope this breaks the shackles! It is not a good delivery by Rabada. Way outside off, lets Lewis free his arms, he hits it over point and it races away to the fence.
03.33.3: Kagiso Rabada to Evin Lewis, On the pads, Lewis looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Yet another dot.
13.23.2: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Just safe and just the one! Not good running! Short and outside off, Simmons looks to cut, it does hold in the wicket and hence, he mistimes it, it goes over cover-point for one. That could have been two.
03.13.1: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, A full toss not put away! This is not the Windies we know, way too cautious. Probably because of the last game. On off, Simmons plays it to point.
3 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 2
02.62.6: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, A maiden! Outstanding stuff from Markram! Flatter and on off, Lewis pushes it to covers.
02.52.5: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Make that 5! On middle, this is worked to the left of the bowler who gets there and stops a run.
02.42.4: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Make that 4 dots in a row! This is very full and on the pads, Lewis sweeps but finds square leg. Struggling to find the gaps at the moment.
02.32.3: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Quicker and angled into the middle pole, blocked again. Watchful from the two openers so far.
02.22.2: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Really well bowled! Floats it up on middle, defended.
02.12.1: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Lewis misses out! Shorter and outside off, he slaps it hard but to covers.
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
01.61.6: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Well fielded! Tidy from Rabada too! Fuller and outside off, Simmons opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point where the fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop.
01.51.5: Kagiso Rabada to Evin Lewis, Really good stop by the keeper! Really full but on the pads, Lewis looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes to the right of Heinrich Klaasen who dives and gets a hand to it. Saves three for his side. Leg bye.
11.41.4: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Just outside off, Simmons plays it late and down to third man for one.
01.31.3: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Back of a length now on middle, defended.
01.21.2: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Slashes but misses! Simmons has enough of sighters. Skips down the track and Rabada bowls it short and wide outside off, it stays a touch low. Simmons slashes but misses.
01.11.1: Kagiso Rabada to Lendl Simmons, Right on the money to begin with! Length and on middle, Simmons looks to defend but it goes off the inner half on the leg side.
1 Overs | Runs : 4/0 | Run rate : 4
10.70.6: Aiden Markram to Lendl Simmons, A single to end! A tidy start by Markram! On off, fuller, this is hit towards mid off for one.
00.60.5: Aiden Markram to Lendl Simmons, Another one, tossed up nicely and on middle, defended.
00.50.4: Aiden Markram to Lendl Simmons, Floats it up on off, Simmons works it to mid-wicket.
10.40.3: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Lewis is off the mark! Shorter and on middle, Lewis pushes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
00.30.2: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Floats it up on off, this lands and holds its line. Lewis blocks.
00.20.2: Aiden Markram to Evin Lewis, Turn and nice amount of turn! Just the second ball! This is wide outside off. Lewis leaves it alone. Wided.
10.10.1: Aiden Markram to Lendl Simmons, A huge mix-up and you would expect Markram, who is a gun fielder to hit the stumps with the time he had! Big chance goes abegging! This is on middle, Simmons works it to the right of the bowler. Simmons calls for one, Lewis initially takes off but then stops, eventually goes for it. That confusion almost cost Simmons his wicket as he too stuttered. Markram gets to the ball quickly, gets to his feet, takes his time and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Windies are off the mark, in a fortunate way.
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