Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Dubai
Published by: Swapnil Shashank
Updated to Tuesday, 26 October 2021 04:18 PM IST
Live Score, South Africa vs West Indies (SA vs WI) T20: Victory is crucial for both teams to maintain themselves in the semi-final claim. The journey of the losing team is the hardest.
South Africa vs West Indies match live score
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In the T20 World Cup today, South Africa will face two-time world champions the West Indies in a Group-1 match in the Super-12 round. South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl in the match played in Dubai.
Batting first, the West Indies scored 74 for one. Opener Lendl Simmons and Necklace Pooran are at the crease. Lewis was out after half a century. He completed his half century in 32 balls. South Africa star wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is not playing this match due to personal reasons. Both teams lost the first match. In the south, the West Indies lost to England and Australia to Africa.
South Africa: Temba Bauma (c), Reeza Hendrix, Russie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaassen, David Miller, Dwayne Pretorius, Enrique Nortze, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi
West Indies: Kieran Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akil Hossain, Ravi Rampal, Hayden Walsh
Winning is crucial for both teams to survive in the semi-final claim. The journey of the losing team is the hardest. The two teams have met 15 times in the T20s. South Africa has the upper hand. Africa won nine of 15 matches. The West Indies won six matches at the same time.
The match is important for both the Windies and South Africa
South Africa scored 118/9 in the last match against Australia. Before the match against Australia, South Africa stopped winning seven matches in a row. The last time South Africa lost to the West Indies was in July. Meanwhile, in the first match of the West Indies Super 12 against England, they were all out for just 55 runs. Their batsmen have to excel against South Africa.
Miller, from South Africa, is not at Klaasen Farm
The South African midfielder is out of form. David Miller and Heinrich Klaassen are expected to excel in this match. At the same time, Reza Hendrix could get a chance in the top order in the team. Aiden Markram is in good form and with Van der Dussen he will have to manage the South African innings.
Experienced Windies batsmen have to excel
As for the West Indies, nothing good happened to them in the last match. The team had a lot of experienced batsmen, but all of them failed against England. Chris Gayle, Nicolas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo and Kieran Pollard will need to do well to win against South Africa under such circumstances. The team’s dream of winning a third World Cup if they lose is a bit difficult. Chris Gayle is the only batsman to score a double against England from the West Indies. Six of the top seven Caribbean batsmen were out after playing shots in the air for England.
Pitch and conditions
The team batting first in Dubai will have to give up a target of almost 170 runs. Batting later is easier due to the snow. South Africa and the West Indies have met three times in the T20 World Cup. The West Indies won only one.