South Africa vs West Indies – Match Updates
De Kock opts out as South Africa bowl against West Indies in T20 World Cup
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bowl against holders West Indies without wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock in the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday.
The Proteas, who lost their tournament opener to Australia, have brought in Reeza Hendricks in place of De Kock who misses out due to “personal reasons”.
“It’s been a bit challenging to know what a good score is so we want to have a look,” Bavuma said on his team’s decision to bowl.
“He (De Kock) has made himself unavailable for personal reasons.”
West Indies, who were hammered by England in their first Super 12 match after being dismissed for 55, have made one change with Hayden Walsh replacing Obed McCoy.
“The guys have been upbeat despite what happened a couple of days ago,” said skipper Kieron Pollard.
“We have just one forced change; McCoy misses out and Hayden Walsh gets an opportunity.
“He did well in the recent bilateral series and we look forward to his legspin, the art and energy that he brings.”
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (capt), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (capt), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Paul Reiffel (AUS)
TV Umpire: Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
Match Referee David Boon (AUS)
Halfway through the innings – West Indies are 65 for no loss. Evin Lewis completed his half-century in just 33 balls. So far he has smashed five maximums.
Inning break. West Indies posted 143 on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. South Africa require 144 runs at the required rate of 7.2 runs per over.
Halfway through the inning – South Africa are 66 for the loss of 2 wickets. South Africa need 78 runs in 60 balls to win.
South Africa thrash West Indies by 8 wickets in T20 World Cup
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen powered South Africa to an eight-wicket win over defending champions West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday.
Chasing 144 for victory in the Super 12 contest, the Proteas bounced back from an opening loss as Van der Dussen (43) and Markram (51) put on an unbeaten partnership of 83 to win with 10 balls to spare in Dubai.
Opener Evin Lewis hit 56 in West Indies’ 143-8 but the two-time champions suffered their second straight loss, having slumped to a heavy defeat by England in their opener.
The match though was overshadowed by South African star Quinton de Kock’s refusal to take the knee prior to the clash as he pulled out due to “personal reasons”.