Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

E Lewis
E Lewis
56(35) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 1 16 24 11 0
AK Markram
AK Markram
51(26) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
0 0 2 2 7 6 13 21

Best performances - Bowlers

D Pretorius
D Pretorius
O2
M0
R17
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
KA Maharaj
KA Maharaj
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna

5.50pmThe South Africa captain spoke well. He didn't reveal a lot about de Kock's decision but said his team was rattled but ultimately rallied and they played very well dismantling West Indies who look hard-pressed to defend their title after two straight losses. There will be plenty to follow from this game with Firdose Moonda and Deivarayan Muthu covering it for us. On behalf of Peter Della Penna and Chandan Duorah, this is Alex Malcolm signing off from Dubai.

Temba Bavuma: "Much better than our first game. We knew there were areas that we needed to improve on. Particularly our batting. Our bowling again was outstanding. A good day for us. We're not too sure how the wickets are going to react so we thought Aiden out there [with the ball] let him have a go and he obviously bowled quite well. Those are the types of performances we needed with the bat. Aiden has been hitting the ball wonderfully at the moment. [On de Kock] When the news hit us it did kind of take us back as a team. A guy like Quinnie, he obviously plays an integral role within the team, not just with the bat but as a senior player but with that, Klaasen coming in there was an opportunity for him, it was another game of cricket that we had to play for our country and we had to live up to that."

Kieron Pollard: "Obviously just a matter that we haven't scored enough runs. It's disappointing today. I thought the first 6 overs, the end result of 43 without loss we would have taken that. We wanted to keep that momentum going but we lost a couple of wickets. It was a kind of stop start position. [On Simmons] These things happen, yes he got stuck. After 6 overs he was there and we wanted to bat a couple more overs without losing wickets. Having said that you are not going to get me here throwing my teammates under the bus. They're trying. At the end of the day you saw Rassie came out and played the same for them. It was a disappointing total batting effort not getting 160 plus. Before we think about the net run-rate we've got to win first."

Anrich Nortje is Player of the match for his 1 for 14 from 4 overs. Nortje: "100 per cent [playing in the IPL] helped me quite a lot. Just having the confidence of knowing the conditions, understanding what to do and when to do it has definitely helped me here. It was a good wicket actually. Similar to the IPL, playing around with the grip brings in some extra variation."

5.35pm Lots to talk about in so many ways today. But for now, how about that Markram knock. West Indies were always underdogs after the total that they posted following Simmons' glacial start but the way Markram dominated that chase was impressive.

18.2
1
Russell to Markram, 1 run, and Markram deservedly hits the winning run! Short on the body, pulls this flat to deep midwicket for one. South Africa thump West Indies by eight wickets with 11 balls to spare.
18.1
6
Russell to Markram, SIX, What form is Markram in?!?! length ball on leg stump, Markram opens up his hips clearing the front leg and heaves this over midwicket for yet another six. 50 up off 25 balls. And scores leveled too!

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | SA: 137/2 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 3.50)

  • Aiden Markram44 (24b)
  • Rassie van der Dussen43 (51b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-23-0
  • Andre Russell3-0-29-0

Saumil Madgavka: "Tbh, I don't see WI qualifying for the next round now with their remaining matches against Aus, SL, and Ban. This group is a battle royale and every win counts. Tonight they had the best shot against a QDK-less SA to open their account and improve their NRR a bit, but they were too cautious at the beginning of their innings."

17.6
1
Bravo to Markram, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, driven out to wide long-on for a long single.
17.5
1
Bravo to van der Dussen, 1 run, yorker on middle, dug out to long-on for one.
17.4
0
Bravo to van der Dussen, no run, full and wide, goes to drive and beaten with a full pace ball.
17.3
1
Bravo to Markram, 1 run, slower ball low full toss follows Markram backing away from leg, goes inside out to the cover sweeper for one.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4RR HendricksT Bavuma
2nd57RR HendricksHE van der Dussen
3rd83HE van der DussenAK Markram

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.754
NAM3214-0.523
IRE3122-0.853
NL3030-2.46
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SCOT33060.775
BAN32141.733
OMAN3122-0.025
PNG3030-2.655
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG54182.464
AUS54181.216
SA54180.739
SL5234-0.269
WI5142-1.641
BAN5050-2.383
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK550101.583
NZ54181.162
INDIA53261.747
AFG52341.053
NAM5142-1.89
SCOT5050-3.543