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Windies crash out of World Cup

June 24, 2024

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies suffered a heartbreaking three-wicket defeat to South Africa under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern to crash out of the Twenty20 World Cup late Sunday night.

In a do-or-die contest at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, West Indies were restricted to 135 for eight off their 20 overs with Roston Chase top-scoring with 52 off 42 balls and opener Kyle Mayers chipping in with 35 off 34 deliveries.

In reply, South Africa reached 15 for two after two overs before rain intervened, resulting in a 1-¼ hour stoppage and a revised target of 123 from 17 overs.

Tristan Stubbs then top-scored with 29 from 27 balls while Heinrich Klaasen chipped in with a 10-ball 22 and Marco Jansen, a 14-ball unbeaten 21, as South Africa survived the loss of key wickets to hold off a persistent West Indies attack.

With six runs required from the final over, Jansen cleared the ropes at long on with left-arm pacer Obed McCoy to put South Africa into the semi-finals, along with England from Group 2.

Chase followed up his fifty with an excellent spell of three for 12 from three overs off-spin while seamers Andre Russell (2-19) and Alzarri Joseph (2-25) chipped in with two wickets apiece.

coreboard of the final Group 2, Super 8 game of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup between West Indies and South Africa at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here Sunday night.


K Mayers c Stubbs b Shamsi 35

S Hope c Stubbs b Jansen 0

+N Pooran c Jansen b Markram 1

R Chase c Rabada b Shamsi 52

*R Powell st de Kock b Maharaj 1

S Rutherford c Markram b Shamsi 0

A Russell run out 15

A Hosein c & b Rabada 6

A Joseph not out 11

G Motie not out 4

Extras (b1, lb1, w8) 10

TOTAL (20 overs, 8 wkts) 135

Did not bat: O McCoy 

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Hope), 2-5 (Pooran), 3-86 (Mayers), 4-89 (Powell), 5-94 (Rutherford), 6-97 (Chase), 7-117 (Russell), 8-118 (Hosein)

Bowling: Jansen 2-0-17-1 (w4), Markram 4-0-28-1 (w2), Maharaj 4-0-24-1, Nortje 4-0-26-0 (w2), Shamsi 4-0-27-3, Rabada 2-0-11-1

SOUTH AFRICA (Target: 123 off 17 overs)

+Q de Kock c Rutherford b Russell 12

R Hendricks c wkp Pooran b Russell 0

*A Markram c Mayers b Joseph 18

T Stubbs c Mayers b Chase 29

H Klaasen c wkp Pooran b Joseph 22

D Miller b Chase 4

M Jansen not out 21

K Maharaj c Joseph b Chase 2

K Rabada not out 5

Extras (b2, w9) 11

TOTAL (7 wkts, 16.1 overs) 124

Did not bat: A Nortje, T Shamsi 

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Hendricks), 2-15 (de Kock), 3-42 (Markram), 4-77 (Klaasen), 5-93 (Miller), 6-100 (Stubbs), 7-110 (Maharaj)

Bowling: Hosein 3-0-31-0, Russell 4-0-19-2 (w1), Joseph 4-0-25-2 (w1), Motie 1-0-20-0, McCoy 1.1-0-15-0 (w3), Chase 3-0-12-3

Result: South African won by three wickets (DLS).

Position: South Africa advance to semi-finals

Man-of-the-Match: Tabraiz Shamsi.

Toss: South Africa

Umpires: Alex Wharf, Rod Tucker; TV – Chris Brown.

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