South Africa has won the last and final T20I match against West Indies. The hosts won the match by 25 runs. with this win, they bagged the T20 series by a 3-2 margin. Tabraiz Shamsi has been declared the man of the series award.
South Africa vs West Indies Match Facts
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first. They have scored 168 runs for 4 wickets. But the start of South African batting was not good. Skipper Bvuma got out with a duck.
But de Kock and Markram played very well. Quinton de Kock scored 60 runs off 42 balls. The man of the match Markram has scored 70 runs off 48 balls. Fidel Edwards got 2 wickets only.
Evin Lewis scored 52 runs and continued his good form with the bat. But the other batsmen didn’t do that much. Hetmyer scored 33 runs for the team. Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada were good with the ball. Ngidi got 3 and Rabada got 2 wickets. West Indies scored 143 runs in 20 overs losing 9 wickets.
What the players say about the match
“The total seemed like a winning total for us. We had three opportunities in this series to chase 160 but we couldn’t. But the disappointing thing for us is that we keep making the same mistakes over and over and over. We set up the game well for the guys in the shed,” said Kieron Pollard.
“Our squad is there and thereabout. We need to look at some of the guys because of what transpired. We want people to show it matters. I like to deal with the present. This series is done, the World Cup is two months away, so let’s not plan too far ahead and deal with what’s ahead of us, “he added.
“Come the World Cup, it should be an incredible one to watch. This series can only boost our confidence. We haven’t won much away from home. Looking forward to the World Cup, this win gives us confidence and belief as well. I believe things are gelling well for us. It was a hard-fought series from a skill point of view,” Bavuma said.