West Indies beat South Africa 2-1 in 3 T20 series
Romario Shepherd has played a stormy inning of 44 runs in 22 balls.
New Delhi. West Indies won the 3 T20 series 2-1 from hosts South Africa. West Indies won the third and last T20 played in Johannesburg by 7 runs and with this the series was named after them. Batting first, West Indies scored 220 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. In response, the South African team could only manage 213 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Two players played an important role in West Indies’ victory. Romario Shepherd, who hit 44 runs at a strike rate of 200 at number-9, and Pacer Alzarri Joseph, who took another 5 wickets.
Earlier, in the second T20, South Africa made the series 1-1 by registering a win while chasing a record target of 259 runs. But, in the third T20, the host country could not achieve the target of 221 runs. Opener Reeza Hendricks definitely played a stormy inning of 83 runs in 44 balls for D.Africa. But, even this innings could not avoid South Africa’s tar and the team was left behind by 7 runs. Apart from Hendrix, Riley Russo hit 42 runs in 21 balls at a strike rate of 200. But, Hardik Pandya’s stormy bowling in the death over of Gujarat Titans fast bowler Alzarri Joseph denied D.Africa a win.
Joseph took 5 wickets
Joseph took 5 wickets for 40 runs in 4 overs. South Africa needed 26 runs in the last over. Captain Aiden Markram also hit 3 fours. But, he was able to score only 18 runs in this over. In this way, South Africa remained 7 runs behind the target of victory.
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Shepherd hit 3 sixes in Rabada’s last over
Earlier, West Indies also lost 8 wickets on the score of 161 runs. But, Romario Shepherd, who came out to bat at number 9, took the West Indies to the score of 220 runs by playing quick shots in the last few overs. The last over of West Indies’ innings was bowled by Kagiso Rabada and Shepherd scored a total of 26 runs in this over. Shepherd hit 3 sixes and 1 four in this over.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 29, 2023, 07:23 IST