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West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I: South Africa crushed by West Indies power hitting

West Indies' Evin Lewis in action
West Indies' Evin Lewis in action
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The West Indies powered themselves to an impressive 8 wicket win over South Africa in the 1st T20I at the National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada today.

 

West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies

West Indies 161/2 (15 ov)

South Africa 160/6 (20 ov)

Result - West Indies won by 8 wickets

Scorecard

 

 

 

Match Highlights

West Indies won the toss and decided to field. South Africa scored a par total of 160/6 in their 20 overs - Rassie van der Dussen 56* top scoring.

Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Reeza Hendricks - 3.4 ov), 2-61 (Quinton de Kock - 6.4 ov), 3-95 (Temba Bavuma - 11.1 ov), 4-112 (Heinrich Klaasen - 14.4 ov), 5-140 (David Miller - 18.2 ov), 6-140 (George Linde - 18.3 ov)

 

In reply, the Windies powered to an 8 wicket win in just 15 overs - Evin Lewis 71 (35) , Andre Fletcher 30 (19) and Chris Gayle 32* (24) the main run getters.

Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Andre Fletcher - 7.1 ov), 2-124 (Evin Lewis - 11.5 ov)

 

Playing XIs

West Indies - Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair, Andre Fletcher

South Africa- Quinton de Kock(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

 

Match Details

Start Time: 19:00

Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to field

Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St. George's

Officials: Leslie Reifer, Bongani Jele, Nigel Duguid, Gregory Brathwaite, Richard Richardson

 

 

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