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West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I Match Summary

WI vs SA, 2021 - T20 Summary

West Indies vs South Africa Scorecard
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Match Ended   
161/2 (15.0/20)
160/6 (20.0/20)
West Indies beat South Africa by 8 wickets
SA 160/6
Bat Top Batsmen
56 (38)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 147.36SR
37 (24)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 154.16SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.50
4
OVERS
18/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7.50
4
OVERS
30/2
R/W
WI 161/2
Bat Top Batsmen
71 (35)
  • 4x4s
  • 7x6s
  • 202.85SR
32 (24)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 133.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
27/1
R/W
2
OVERS
10/0
R/W
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Victorious West Indies captain, Kieron Pollard, says that they got in a pretty good start. Credits his bowlers for executing the laid-out plans well. Is happy with the positive attitude shown by his batsmen. Calls Evin Lewis a very talented guy and details that he has been doing it for the last couple of years, so it is not actually a big surprise to see him perform well. Ends by saying that compared to the Test side, the white-ball unit is more experienced.
South African skipper, Temba Bavuma, starts by saying that they are disappointed. Stresses that they didn't want to start this way but assures that the Proteas will come back stronger on Sunday, with greater execution. Adds that it was a decent score but they were relying very heavily on bowlers. Admits that they didn't capitalise on their batting in the second half. Honestly says that they were expecting the Windies to come hard at them with the bat, stressing the Lewis-Fletcher stand. Ends by saying that the Saffas have to be more tactically sound and come back stronger in the next game.
EVIN LEWIS HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Lewis says that he is always backing his ability. Adds that it was a nice pitch to bat and that he is a very confident guy, Further says, if the ball is in his arc, he'll have a go but if not, then he will be happy with the single. On possible thoughts of a century, Lewis says that he was indeed thinking about it. Ends by saying that the team should capitalize on this win and carry on.
... THE PRESENTATION ...
Earlier, after electing to bowl, West Indies produced a reasonable bowling display, with Fabian Allen choking the Proteas. For all the big hitting that the Windies are known about, very rarely do they get praised for their bowling skills. They do not have world-class bowlers but they certainly have smart cricketers who know their job well. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
The South African bowling attack wears a forlorn look. Only Tabraiz Shamsi bore respectable figures while Anrich Nortje escaped with just the 2 overs. The rest, just got a tour around the park.
South Africa never even got a chance to understand what was happening. Evin Lewis started his innings with a six and kept dealing in boundaries throughout. His 35-ball 71 had 11 hits to the fence, 7 of them crossing the ropes on the full. 58 of his 71 came in boundaries, with the remaining 13 taking him 23 balls! Andre Fletcher and Chris Gayle played their part while Andre Russell came and finished it off. But really, it was Lewis who was running the show.
Wow. Done and dusted with 5 overs to spare. Would even 200 have made any difference? Don't think so. And the likes of Pollard and Holder did not even come out to bat. Fearsome. Really fearsome batting line up.
Over 15 : 161/2
15 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 614.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 614.6
A. Russell
23 (12)
C. Gayle
32 (24)
L. Ngidi
3-0-46-0
14.6
6
Lungi Ngidi To Andre Russell
SIX! West Indies win by 8 wickets. A length ball, outside off. Andre Russell gets low and drags it over mid-wicket for a six.
14.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Andre Russell
SWING AND A MISS! A back of a length ball, outside off. Russell slashes but misses.
14.4
1
Lungi Ngidi To Chris Gayle
Another short ball, on off. Gayle half-pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. Just 6 to win for West Indies.
14.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Andre Russell
Short ball, on middle. Andre Russell pulls it on the toes towards square leg for a single.
14.2
6
Lungi Ngidi To Andre Russell
SIX! Smashed! Full ball, on middle. Andre Russell gets low and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. That's gone on the second tier.
14.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To Chris Gayle
Eased down to mid-wicket for a single.
Change. Lungi Ngidi is back into the action.
Over 14 : 146/2
16 Runs
  • 613.1
  • 1 WD13.2
  • 413.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 413.6
A. Russell
10 (8)
C. Gayle
30 (22)
G. Linde
2-0-24-0
13.6
4
George Linde To Andre Russell
FOUR! Whacked! Tosses it up, on middle. Russell goes on knee and slogs it between mid-wicket and square leg for a boundary.
13.5
0
George Linde To Andre Russell
Outside off. Punched off the back foot to covers.
13.4
1
George Linde To Chris Gayle
Goes for the pull again, but mistimes it in the vacant square region for a single.
13.3
0
George Linde To Chris Gayle
Loopy ball, on middle. Driven to mid on.
13.2
4
George Linde To Chris Gayle
FOUR! 20 runs more to win! Goes fuller, on off. Gayle heaves it over the bowler's head towards long on for a boundary.
13.2
wd
George Linde To Chris Gayle
WIDE! Goes over the wicket and spills this over the tramline outside off.
13.1
6
George Linde To Chris Gayle
SIX! Smoked! Short ball, on middle. Gayle rocks back and whacks it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
George Linde is back into the action.
Over 13 : 130/2
6 Runs
  • 612.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
A. Russell
6 (6)
C. Gayle
19 (18)
K. Rabada
3-0-32-0
12.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
Good comeback by Kagiso Rabada after getting hit for the six! Short ball, outside off. Russ misses his pull.
12.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
4 dots on the trot! Good comeback from Rabada. Another slower short ball, outside off. Russ misses his pull.
12.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
3 dots on the trot! Another short ball, slower, outside off. Andre Russell misses his pull.
12.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
Again same line, same length. Andre Russell misses his pull.
12.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
Another short ball, outside off. Russell looks to pull but misses.
12.1
6
Kagiso Rabada To Andre Russell
SIX! What a way to get underway! That's out of the ground! Short ball, on middle. Andre Russell whacks it over square leg for a biggie.
15 OV
15 Runs
L. Ngidi to C. Gayle A. Russell
  • 114.1
  • 614.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 614.6
14 OV
16 Runs
G. Linde to C. Gayle A. Russell
  • 613.1
  • 1 WD13.2
  • 413.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 413.6
13 OV
6 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Russell
  • 612.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
10 Runs
T. Shamsi to C. Gayle E. Lewis
  • 111.1
  • 611.2
  • 111.3
  • 1 WD11.4
  • 111.4
  • W11.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
21 Runs
R. Hendricks to C. Gayle E. Lewis
  • 610.1
  • 610.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 610.5
  • 210.6
10 OV
3 Runs
T. Shamsi to C. Gayle E. Lewis
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
2 Runs
A. Nortje to E. Lewis C. Gayle
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
4 Runs
T. Shamsi to A. Fletcher E. Lewis C. Gayle
  • 1 WDW7.1
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
11 Runs
L. Ngidi to A. Fletcher E. Lewis
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 26.4
  • 66.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
10 Runs
T. Shamsi to A. Fletcher
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 1 WD5.6
  • 15.6
5 OV
11 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Fletcher E. Lewis
  • 64.1
  • 44.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
20 Runs
L. Ngidi to E. Lewis
  • 43.1
  • 43.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 63.5
  • 63.6
3 OV
9 Runs
A. Nortje to E. Lewis A. Fletcher
  • 12.1
  • 62.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 1 LB2.6
2 OV
15 Runs
K. Rabada to E. Lewis
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 41.4
  • 61.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
8 Runs
G. Linde to A. Fletcher E. Lewis
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 60.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Venue National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss West Indieswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result West Indies beat South Africa by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Evin Lewis
  • Umpire Leslie Reifer (WI), Patrick Gustard (WI) and Nigel Duguid (WI)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: South Africa 160/6 in 20.0 overs
  • van der Dussen 5th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • South Africa 153/6 in 19.1 overs
  • South Africa 100/3 in 12.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 74/2 in 8.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (7.1 ovs): WI against van der Dussen (LBW) Unsuccessful (WI: 1, SA: 2)
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 63/2 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): South Africa 53/1
  • South Africa 51/1 in 5.4 overs
  • West Indies 153/2 in 14.2 overs
  • West Indies 105/1 in 10.2 overs
  • E Lewis 7th T20I fifty: 52 runs in 22 balls (4x4) (5x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): West Indies 73/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 24 balls between A Fletcher (8) and E Lewis (43)
  • West Indies 52/0 in 4.0 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Quinton de Kock SA25551.00
Evin Lewis WI17835.60
Aiden Markram SA11337.66
Rassie van der Dussen SA9724.25
Reeza Hendricks SA7819.50
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Dwayne Bravo WI106.89
Obed McCoy WI97.10
Tabraiz Shamsi SA74.00
Kagiso Rabada SA79.44
George Linde SA67.81