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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

SA vs IND Final Results

Final, Barbados, June 29, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024
India beat South Africa by 7 runs
India176/7 (20.0 overs)
South Africa169/8 (20.0 overs)
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South Africa vs India Commentary

6:55 PM IST Right then, what a T20 World Cup we have just witnessed. Cricket was brought to the States and the people welcomed it with open arms. The Caribbean flavour provided some immaculate excitement and we saw some stellar matches with the minnows making their mark as well. There were numerous moments throughout the tournament that will be forever etched in the memory of the players and the fans alike. Eventually, the two unbeaten teams, India and South Africa rightfully met in the final but only one of them could become the first men's side to win the T20 World Cup without losing a game and it was India who edged the Proteas in a thrilling finale to clinch their second crown. However, as all good things come to an end, this wonderful spectacle has come to an end as well, but we hope, you guys have enjoyed it as much as we have. Until next time then, take care and goodbye!
6:52 PM IST The moment has now come for Rohit Sharma to go onto the podium and lift that coveted trophy! The Indian players join him on the podium and there are fireworks all around as the buoyant Indian players rejuvenate. The outgoing national team coach, Rahul Dravid watches on but moments later, he too joins the players and the smile on his face says it all.
6:46 PM IST Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, says that it is very hard to sum up what they have been through over the last 3-4 years and this is the result of all the hard work that went down over that period. Feels that they know what to do in such high-pressure games and they stuck together as a team today when the backs were against the wall. Tells that they needed this win really bad and a lot has gone behind the scenes. Says that he is really proud of the boys and the management for giving them liberty. States that nobody was in doubt about Virat Kohli's form. Adds that they know the quality he has and come the occasion the big players will stand up. Feels that Virat's experience came through on a wicket where starting was not easy. Lauds Hardik Pandya for bowling that last over. Says that the fans were fantastic and he is sure that people in India will be up late at night, watching this.
6:45 PM IST Next up, the players of the champion Indian team come up one by one and collect their winners medals.
6:45 PM IST Aiden Markram, the skipper of South Africa starts by saying that he is gutted for the time being and it will take some time for them to reflect on this excellent campaign. Adds that the bowlers bowled well and didn't have much help from the pitch and it all came to the wire and even though it didn't happen, he is incredibly proud of his players. Mentions that in most of their games in this campaign, it wasn't over till the last ball and things could change quickly but they proved they were worthy finalists and it just didn't happen today. Adds that one thing is guaranteed that they will be known as people who are grounded but very good fighters and it is a proud moment for them.
6:40 PM IST Next up, the valiant runners-up team, South Africa get their runners-up cheque and the players come up one by one to collect their medals.
6:39 PM IST West Indian T20 World Cup winner and the man who got them that iconic victory in 2016 against England, 'Remember the Name', Carlos Braithwaite places the Trophy on the podium.
6:30 PM IST Let's now hear from some of the Indian players. Mohammed Siraj says that his only belief was on Jasprit Bumrah to turn the game around. He says that he can't explain this feeling and that every player's dream is to win the World Cup. Ends by thanking the Almighty for this win. Hardik Pandya is up next for a chat. He says that he is very emotional and has been working hard for the last few months but it wasn't clicking for him. Shares that this win is even more special for him, given how the last six months have been for him. Feels that if you keep working hard, your time to shine will come. Axar Patel is the next man to chime in. He says that this win means everything to him and he always wanted to do something for the team. Shares that he tried to keep it simple and just thought of it as another game. States that he did not think what would happen had he got out. Further says that Rohit Sharma led the side well and the head coach, Rahul Dravid asked them to enjoy and not to take the pressure.
6:25 PM IST Jasprit Bumrah is the Player of the Tournament. Bumrah says that usually he is the one who tries to keep his emotions in check but the emotions are taking over and it is an unreal feeling. Adds that he is over the moon and his family is here and they have come close on previous occasions but to get your team through is a surreal feeling. Mentions that he was trying to keep himself in a bubble and not think too far ahead. Adds that he doesn't look at it like all the pressure is on him and he tries to take it one over at a time. Ends by saying that it was under run a ball when he came back in the 16th over and the ball was scuffed up and he knew it would reverse a bit.
6:23 PM IST Virat Kohli is the Player of the Match in the Final for his stellar knock. Kohli starts by saying that this was his last T20 World Cup and feels that it is time for the next generation to take over. Mentions that one day you feel like you cannot get a run and then this happens. Further says that it was a now-or-never kind of situation. Shares that the announcement of this being his last T20 game was an open secret. Adds that he would have announced it even if they had lost the final. Tells that it is difficult to hold emotions back and feels that it is going to sink in later.
6:22 PM IST Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma won the toss and had no hesitation batting first which has been the norm for the Indian team - setting targets and defending them throughout this World Cup. After early setbacks and some stellar bowling from the Proteas, Virat Kohli was the beacon of hope for India and played an anchor knock after a fast start. The teams traded blows after blows. Kohli went into overdrive mode after reaching his fifty but the South African pacers managed to end things pretty well.
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SA vs IND Venue Details

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First20 Won (60.61%)
Bowling First11 Won (39.39%)
Temperature, 30.24C, Clouds
Humidity - 79%Wind Speed 9.77 meter/sec
  • 153Average 1st Innings
  • 139Average 2nd Innings
  • 66.16%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 33.84%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 224-5By West Indies vs England Highest Total
  • 80-10By South Africa vs Afghanistan Lowest Total
  • 107 Runs Rovman PowellHighest Individual Score
  • 5/27Jason HolderBest Bowling Figures

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Match Details

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
India, elected to bat
ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024
Series Period
01 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
Match Day
29 Jun 2024 - (20 - over match)
Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
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Star Sports