South Africa vs WI World T20: From 47/5, Proteas crawl to 122/8

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2016 21:16 IST
South Africa will look to openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla to help them post a big total. (AP)


Over 20: Just 4 off the last over from Dwayne Bravo. South Africa manage 122/8 after being 47/5. Will it be enough?

(Follow West Indies’ chase)

Over 19: Just 4 off Andre Russell. 118/7

Over 18: 6 off Bravo and the wicket of Wiese. 114/7

17.2 Bravo to Wiese, OUT

He’s skied this to the Moon and back - it’s gone miles! But Sammy’s as safe as houses, and takes a comfortable catch

Over 17: 10 off the over, thanks to two Morris boundaries. 108/6

Over 16: 7 off Russell and the big wicket of Quinton de Kock. 98/6

15.4 Russell to de Kock, OUT

Bowled him! Went for an injudicious sweep to a full ball and was bowled around his legs

Over 15: 6 off Benn. 91/5

Over 14: 7 off Gayle. 85/5

Over 13: 4 off Benn. 78/5

Over 12: 8 off Brathwaite. 74/5

Over 11: 9 off Benn. 66/5

Over 10: 7 off Bravo. 57/5

Over 9: 3 off Gayle and the wicket of David Miller. 50/5

8.2 Gayle to Miller, OUT

Bowled him! Gayle’s bowled him. Straight through Miller’s defences who, on the back foot, missed it completely - played completely the wrong line

Over 8: 3 off Bravo and the all-important wicket of De Villiers. 47/3

7.4 Bravo to de Villiers, OUT

Bravo’s slower ball does the trick again! And it’s the crucial wicket of de Villiers who got a thick inside edge straight onto his stumps. My word.

Over 7: 5 off Benn. 44/3

Over 6: 3 off Brathwaite. 39/3

Over 5: 8 off Badree, thanks to the six from de Kock. 36/3

Over 4: 8 off the over. 28/3

Over 3: 7 off Gayle and the wicket of Roussouw. 20/3

2.6 Gayle to Rossouw, OUT

Oh dear, oh dear, an awful shot - a floaty little gift outside off, just short of a length, and Rossouw cuts but skies it to Russell at point

Over 2: 9 off the over and the wicket of Du Plessis. 13/2

1.6 Russell to du Plessis, OUT

He’s got him! This held up in the pitch a touch and du Plessis drove this floatily to the biggest man in the stadium, Mr S Benn, who came tumbling forward at mid-off to take a fine catch. It’s gone to replays to check that Benn got his hands underneath it

Over 1: 4 off the first over and the wicket of Hashim Amla. South Africa 4/1

0.3 Badree to de Kock, OUT

Short of a length and clubbed off the back foot to cover - and they take a quick single but they will have to be quick. And the throw comes in to Ramdin who whips off the bails and celebrates immediately - he’s short of his ground!

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bowl first against South Africa at the World T20 in Nagpur on Friday.

(South Africa vs West Indies World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

Sammy’s South Africa counterpart Faf du Plessis said he would have wanted to bat first anyway.


South Africa

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilley Rossouw, David Wiese

West Indies

Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels

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