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Marco Jansen Match Winning Six Takes South Africa to Semifinals of T20 World Cup 2024

WI vs SA Super 8 Match Highlights

WI vs SA Match Highlights: In a game full of ups and downs the Proteas side yet again showed resistance and pulled off a miracle win against the hosts at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Even though the rain interrupted for some time during the mid-innings break the match continued after the showers disappeared. Chasing a low target South Africa still had to fight hard to defeat West Indies by 3 wickets.

West Indies in this must-win game started off by losing the toss to South Africa and were sent out to bat first. In the very first over the hosts lost Shai Hope and quickly Nicholas Pooran also followed him back to the pavilion. However, Mayers and Roston Chase put up a fight where both scored 81 runs before Mayers was dismissed by Shamsi.

Then it was a matter of time before the West Indies side collapsed to the South African bowling attack. Shamsi was the standout bowler for South Africa where he picked up three wickets, While Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Maharaj, and K Rabada all chipped in with one wicket each to restrict West Indies to 135/8 in 20 overs.

WI vs SA Match Highlights
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Rain-Interrupted Game Takes South Africa to Semi-Finals

Even though West Indies scored 135/8 in 20 overs the match was unfortunately interrupted due to rain and the target was cut down to 123 in 17 overs. Roston Chase who scored a wonderful fifty with bat early on yet again gave a tough fight as he also picked up three wickets and gave just 12 runs in his three overs.

The South African top three batters yet again failed to make an impact but it was Tristan Stubbs and Heinrich Klaasen who tried to switch up a partnership where Stubbs scored 29 off 27 balls and Klaasen scored 22 of 10 balls however the chase went down to the wire with rest of South African batters failed to support the team with some valuable contributions.

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West Indies Eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2024

Marco Jansen was the star with the bat in the end as he played a wonderful cameo of 21 runs from 14 balls, his six in the end sealed the game for the South Africa side and took them into the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. At the same time, the hosts West Indies get eliminated from this competition after this loss.

In a match where rain and end-to-end action gave thrills to the fans, it’s the proteas side that will be going back to the dressing room with a smile on their faces however a wonderful campaign for West Indies comes to an end. Rostan Chase who came in to bowl very late in the innings proved too costly, if he had come in early then West Indies would have had some chance. Moreover, West Indies who are known for hard-hitting today failed to put up a show in a do-or-die match.

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South Africa Beat West Indies by 3 Wickets

In the end, it is South Africa and England who have qualified for the Semifinals of the T20 World Cup from Super 8 Group 2. South Africa finished the Super 8 Group 2 in first place with six points from three games. Mainly South Africa are currently unbeaten in the tournament and this will be a big boost for them going into the semifinals.

Abhinandan Krishnan
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