WI vs SA 2nd T20I 2024 Highlights 5-25-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between West Indies vs South Africa. South Africa tour of West Indies second twenty/20, played at Kingston.

In front of boisterous Sabina Park spectators, West Indies completed the three-match Twenty20 International Series against South Africa with one game remaining. They had successfully defended 208. The same Jamaican location, which will not host any T20 World Cup matches, is the site of all the series’ matches. On a Saturday afternoon, the audience turned out in large numbers to see another impressive display from their team. West Indies, who had opted to bat first, got off to a slower start than in the previous game (they had scored 100 runs by the midway point), but still played a well-paced innings. Thanks to a 56-run fourth-wicket stand off 36 balls between Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher and a 63-run fifth-wicket partnership off just 25 balls.

Between Chase and Romario Shepherd, they picked up speed in the middle and late innings. Chase achieved his maiden T20I fifty in the process. After nearly nine months off the field recovering from a lower back stress fracture, Anrich Nortje made a costly comeback to the South African team. He did not take a wicket in his four overs at a cost of 47 runs. Nqabayomzi Peter, a rookie who took 2 for 32, was the standout bowler for South Africa, however he is not included in the team for the T20 World Cup.

After Quinton de Kock scored 41 off of 17 balls, South Africa quickly responded by reaching 100 in eight overs, but nobody was able to score any more. Especially dismal was the middle-order, which lost 5 for 54 and folded from 113 for 2 to 167 for 7. Since all four of Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, and David Miller will be back for the T20 World Cup, South Africa should not worry too much. Nevertheless, South Africa has dropped four of its past five T20I series and has not won one since August 2022. Their resistance to spin is still a question mark, and Gudakesh Motie, a left-arm spinner, profited most from it. In his last three games, he has claimed three wickets, with career-best figures of 3 for 22.

Peter bowled to South Africa’s batsmen as a net bowler in advance of a home series against the West Indies a little over a year ago, without a domestic contract. After leading the victorious Lions to victory in the CSA T20 Challenge, he made his debut for his country at Sabina Park and made an instant impression. He was sent on to bowl shortly after the Powerplay, and with his fourth delivery, which was full and wide outside off, he nearly lured Brandon King, the West Indies’ acting captain, into a huge shot.

Wiaan Mulder took the catch over Peter’s head to give him the largest name on debut, even though King smacked it across the line. Despite Kyle Mayers smashing his googly for six in his following over, Peter bowled it again. Ryan Rickelton raced to capture the catch as Mayers pulled to the spot where deep square leg and fine leg met. In his four overs, Peter concluded with a 2 for 32 total.

Despite having played at a top level of cricket for twelve years, Roston Chase had only appeared in thirteen Twenty20 matches and has not yet scored a half-century. West Indies turned things around with a creative innings that kept them together and made sure they picked up speed in the second half of their innings. Of Chase’s six fours, two were large ones off short balls, while five came from behind the square. The second one, off Lungi Ngidi, came up fifty off thirty balls, flew over the grandstands, and shattered a glass of a parked automobile.

Quinton de Kock hasn’t played his best since quitting ODI cricket at the fifty-over World Cup last year, but he handed South Africa a quick lead and appeared to be on his way back. In the 17 balls he faced, De Kock blasted four fours and as many sixes. He pulled the first ball he faced to fine leg and beat Kyle Mayers to find the boundary. His two knocks came off of full balls that he smashed over mid-on and short balls that he dragged over long-on, both of which were sixes off of Akeal Hosein. Despite being removed from the game in the same over, he was a crucial factor in South Africa’s highest Powerplay score of 85 for 2.

After being moved up to No. 6 in preference to Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo was brought on with eight overs remaining and South Africa still 84 runs short of the mark. Motie delivered a full and wide, forcing Phehlukwayo to attempt and hit a boundary because they hadn’t hit one since the ninth over. Phehlukwayo tried to take a shot over the cover, but Shamar Joseph made a move to his right and dove diagonally, making a spectacular deep catch. After two overs, Rassie van der Dussen’s innings came to an end on 30 when Hosein, at long off, timed his jump perfectly, ending South Africa’s aspirations.

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