South Africa (124/7) beat West Indies (135/8) by 3 wickets via the DLS method to book semi-final spot

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The South African team has been a formidable force in the T20 World Cup 204 tournament. They’ve had an impressive run, winning all four of their group matches and both of their Super-8 stage games.

Their upcoming match is against the West Indies, who are riding high on their resounding victory over the USA, which propelled them to the second spot in the standings.

In a fascinating piece of history, these two teams faced each other in the inaugural game of the T20 World Cup in 2007. Chris Gayle had put on a spectacular performance that day, leading his team to a massive total. However, the South Africans emerged victorious, thanks to Herschelle Gibbs’ 90-run knock, which enabled them to pull off one of the most significant chases in T20 cricket history at the time.
Squads:

West Indies
Squad: Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Shamar Joseph, Kyle Mayers

South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Ryan Rickelton, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

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Missed the Afghanistan v Australia game because of the 1:30am start, now I’m going to miss this big game for the same reason.

Has to be the worst WT20 ever.
 
Missed the Afghanistan v Australia game because of the 1:30am start, now I’m going to miss this big game for the same reason.

Has to be the worst WT20 ever.
This is one of the best T20 World cup .

Any team can beat anyone.

Every match is important
 
I want a windies victory. They are my 2nd team in this world cup. I used to work with Jamaican and they are one of the most fun loving people to hang around
 
This is one of the best T20 World cup .

Any team can beat anyone.

Every match is important

How??

We had half of the teams play in the USA where almost all the teams struggled to bat on, and the other half were playing on batting paradise’s. Had all the teams played a game or 2 in the USA then it would’ve been easier to judge which team played well etc.

As a British viewer, our day games began at 3:30pm and would finish by the time we got back home.

The night games began at 12:30am/1:30am.
 
This should be a cracker of a game. Loser may go home (depending on what happens in USA-England game).
 
How??

We had half of the teams play in the USA where almost all the teams struggled to bat on, and the other half were playing on batting paradise’s. Had all the teams played a game or 2 in the USA then it would’ve been easier to judge which team played well etc.

As a British viewer, our day games began at 3:30pm and would finish by the time we got back home.

The night games began at 12:30am/1:30am.
World cups are always lottery. Pitches vary. Only time we had predictable world cup was in 2021 when teams that fielded first always won due to excessive amount of dew. In 2022 on a slightly tacky surface South africa choked against Netherlands. In 2022 in the qualifying rounds in a must win game for West Indies against Scotland they ran into a spin pitch where they couldn't chase 160 and got bowled out for 118 and did not even make super 12. Even within USA not all pitches are the same. Only New york was tough to bat on as it was a fresh drop-in pitch. Florida nad Dallas are usually high scoring venues.
 
South Africa have won the toss and have opted to field


West Indies
(Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran(w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy

South Africa (Playing XI): Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
 
Don’t think it’s a smart choice bowling first in a crunch game for SA
 
SAF chose to chase in a must win match. Have they learnt nothing from history? West Indies should play within themselves and post a decent score and then watch SAF choke.
 
Don’t think it’s a smart choice bowling first in a crunch game for SA
So far it seems to be working for em(excluding the catch drop choke that sa has been doing every game)
 
South Africa should take field lessons from Afg. Poor catching from them so far unlike Afg who were catching everything.
 
South Africa should take field lessons from Afg. Poor catching from them so far unlike Afg who were catching everything.
Afghanistan only did that in the Australia game, before that they were dropping catches left and right
 
SA can still come back into the game. WI is capable imploding literally any time. But they have to sharp in the field
 
Oh my god 6th spinner over of the first 8. I know his figures are not horrible. Still they need wickets
 
Another one drop lol Typical choke . Two fielders colluded and both are down. Jansen and Rabada down.
 
SA truly a disgusting icc trophy team. They should pull out of the events.
 
SA truly a disgusting icc trophy team. They should pull out of the events.
By this logic everyone should besides England and Australia lol.

India carries the final chocking tag, Pakistan carries the clown tag, NZ played poorly this time around but they typically carry the Australia fear has tag or the final botch tag.
 
South Africa goes in to panic mode as soon as they gets ahope in knock outs.It was 5/2 and drama started.
 
South Africa goes in to panic mode as soon as they gets ahope in knock outs.It was 5/2 and drama started.
i would rather want WI in semis. they can be more competitive than Saffers.. apart from mental blocks they have in knockouts.. got some glaring weaknesses in batting.. Markram is woefully out of form along with Hendricks. Klassen has struggled too. they have won games because of good bowling
 
SA just can't stop playing games without making everyone who supports them have panic attack. Every game has to be a close call
 
Against England 51 dot balls. Against PNG they had over 50 dot balls as well. When WI suck they really suck bad.
 
They were gambling too much with spinners when they could not even time against Nortje. Rabada has 4 full overs .. Markram what are you doing dude.
 
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