Match Details

SA vs WI 1st T20, SA vs WI 2023

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West Indies won by 3 wickets (DLS METHOD) 🏆
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R Powell Logo
R Powell Jersy



R Powell
4s: 1
6s: 5
R Chase Logo
R Chase Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
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W Parnell

Econ: 16.67
8th Over:
= 25
9th Over:
= 3
Last Over:
= 9
This Over:
= 8
WIWI - 2nd Innings
4 Over 4662
SASA - 1st Innings
4 Over 4645
11 Over 125131


Inn 1
Inn 2
That is it from a high-scoring rain-curtailed match. West Indies managed to chase a big total despite losing wickets regularly. They go 1-0 up in the three-match series and the second one is slated to be played tomorrow here at Centurion. We will be meeting again at the same time as today for the second game.

For now, it's me AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Paras Yadav brought you all the live updates from this cliffhanger. We will meet again. Until then it's cheers!
Rovman Powell (West Indies Captain and Player of the Match): "Yeah, yeah definitely. After the way I performed in the ODIs, I had an honest talk with myself. The T10 format is familiar to many members of the team. The ball flies here, and 130 is within reach. We took a lot of shots, but there is still a period where we have to push it around. It's not always possible to hit good international bowlers for 6, 6, 6. You must master the fundamentals. It's critical to get wickets with the new ball because that's the only way to stop a strong South African lineup."
Aiden Markram (South Africa Captain): "It was close. These games go down to the wire. We started badly here. But to get to 131 and then scrap with the ball was great to see. We will take the positives and come back tomorrow. It is a lot of runs, but a hard ground to defend. 131 was a good score, but we did not start well. We have areas to improve and the guys will identify the areas to improve and come back tomorrow. It's about debriefing and reviewing matters and come back fresh tomorrow. Lots of positives for us to take back home and come back tomorrow to do well."   
9:49 PM IST | Time for the post-match presentations. 
Due to heavy rain, the T20I match began with a delay of two hours. With the game reduced to 11 overs aside, West Indies won the toss and invited South Africa to have a bat. The hosts lost Quinton de Kock in the very first ball of the match bowled by Akeal Hosein. In trying to score quick runs, South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals. Despite losing 8 wickets, the Proteas side managed to score 131 in their allotted 11 overs.

It was Reeza Hendricks (21 off 12) in the first half of the innings shining for the batting side, while David Miller (48 off 22) did what he does in the fag end of the innings alongside Sisanda Magala (18* off 5), who surprisingly rose to the occasion to score an unbeaten cameo.

For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell and Odean Smith scalped two wickets, while Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd picked a wicket each. 
Chasing 132 to win, West Indies were off to a flier, scoring 17 runs in just four balls. But the wicket of Kyle Mayers (6 off 2) in the fifth ball put a bit of pressure on the chasing side. Brandon King smashed boundaries one after the other and took the score to 34 in a blink of an eye. Once King (23 off 8) departed in the third over, Nicholas Pooran (16 off 7) and Johnson Charles (28 off 14) played handy cameos to bring the required run rate well under control.

Anrich Nortje (3-0-17-1) bowled a fiery spell amidst these, and West Indies did really well to see him out. Sisanda Magala (2-0-21-3) gave West Indies a bit of a scare as he was on a hattrick in the penultimate over. Despite losing, partners at the other end, Powell remained calm and finished the job off in the final over. Powell remained unbeaten on 43 off 18 balls with 1 four and 5 maximums.
9:40 PM IST | Remember the Name- Rovman Powell has carried his team over his shoulders taking the game deep and finishing it off with 3 balls remaining as they win the match by 3 wickets!
10.3 W Parnell to R Powell
1 That's it. The West Indies wins the game here. Good length around off, Powell works it away for a single to the square leg region to end the game. Powell hits the winning runs as he takes his side home to a 3-wicket win to take a 1-0 lead in this 3-match series. 
Captain Powell upto the task as he smashes one to the bank. Six here as the scores are level.
10.2 W Parnell to R Powell
6 SIX! Powell has sealed this with a six now. Short of a length outside off, Powell pulls it away over deep midwicket as the ball sails into the stands for the maximum. Captain Powell is doing it for the West Indies. 
Parnell has levelled it up with a wide. 7 needed off 5.
10.2 W Parnell to R Powell
WD Full and wide angling further away and is called wide here. 
Wow! That was the first bouncer for the over. 8 off 5 now.
10.1 W Parnell to R Powell
0 Short of a length and wide outside off, Powell swings and misses through to the keeper. Dot ball. 
That four off the last ball puts the match back in West Indies' court. They need 8 runs off the last 6 balls. Parnell to bowl the over. But take a moment and salute Sisanda Magala's brilliant effort.
West Indies
Roston Chase
Rovman Powell
Sisanda Magala
9.6 S Magala to R Chase
4 FOUR! Short of a length into the pitch, Chase goes for the pull and gets a top edge that goes over the keeper and away it goes for a fortunate boundary to end the over. A crucial boundary for the Windies here. 
Is that a hattrick? Given not out on the field. South Africa review it. Fair delivery.

Reviews Left: SA:2 WI:2