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Proteas win Super 8s opener vs USA

June 19, 2024

Opener Quinton De Kock hit a blazing half-century and shared a 110-run partnership with Skipper Aiden Markram as South Africa defeated the USA by 18 runs in their opening T20 World Cup Super Eight match in Antigua this afternoon.

Player of the Match De Kock smashed 74 off 40 deliveries with 7-fours and 5-sixes, while Markram hit a 32-ball 46 as the Proteas made a solid 194 for four in 20 overs.

They then restricted the Americans to 176 for six with pacer Kagiso Rabada doing the maximum damage with three for 18.

USA’s opener Andries Gous gave the Proteas the jitters with his knock that included 5-fours and 5-sixes, but his unbeaten 80 off 47 balls went in vain.

The big clash between West Indies and England is tonight, starting at 8:30, with live coverage on MCTV’s ESPN channel 308 and radio 94.7FM.

We’ll preview that match on TV8’s nightly World Cup show – The Final Over – with guest Barbados-born but former England cricketer Roland Butcher – that’s at 8:03 p.m.

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