• Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023


Captain Rovman Powell’s unbeaten 18-ball 43 guided the West Indies to their target of 132 against South Africa with three deliveries and wickets to spare in the 11-over per side rain-shortened first Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park in Centurion Saturday.

Powell hit five sixes in his knock
wi v southe africa

Powell hit five sixes in his knock, while opener Brandon King (23 off eight) and No 3 batter Johnson Charles (28 off 14) also chipped in to give the visiting Windies a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Sisanda Magala topped the Proteas’ bowling chart with 3/21.

David Miller earlier slammed 48 off 22 balls as South Africa made 131 for eight in a frantic 11-over innings.

Downpours delayed the start by two hours and caused the overs to be reduced.

Asked to bat first, the South Africans went for their shots from the first ball, when Quinton de Kock top-edged a slog against Akeal Hosein to be caught at backward square leg.

Wickets fell almost rapidly as boundaries were hit but Miller ensured a competitive total, hitting four fours and three sixes.

He and burly fast bowler Magala thrashed 47 off 13 balls for the seventh wicket.

Magala hit a four and two sixes in an unbeaten 18 off five balls.

Left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell took two wickets for seven runs in his first two overs but conceded 24 runs in the 10th over when he was chosen to be the only bowler allowed to send down more than two overs.

The two sides earlier drew the three-game one-day international series 1-1.

CricketWest Indies CricketCricket South AfricaSouth Africa cricketCWI

By David

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *