3rd T20I, SA beat WI by one run: Records broken
A terrific spell by Tabraiz Shamsi helped South Africa beat West Indies in the third T20I at the National Cricket Stadium. The match went down to the wire as the Proteas managed to defend 15 runs off the final over. They had set up a 168-run target for the West Indies. SA now lead the five-match T20I series 2-1. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
SA were off to a flier after WI invited them to bat. Despite losing Reeza Hendricks in the fifth over, Quinton de Kock drove the visitors forward with a quickfire 72 (51). A four-wicket haul by Obed McCoy restricted SA to 167/8. Although majority of WI batsmen made healthy starts, none of them capitalized. WI eventually lost by mere one run.
Quinton smashes his seventh T20I fifty
Quinton has been enjoying his magnificent run of late. After faring well in the Test series, he is nailing the shortest format as well. He raced to his seventh career T20I half-century off 34 balls. Notably, this was his 50th T20 International. Quinton smashed 72 off 51 balls, a knock that was studded with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Obed McCoy was the standout bowler for WI
Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy was the pick of West Indies bowlers. He perturbed the South African middle-order batsmen, having struck in quick succession. McCoy registered his career-best figures of 4/22 in T20Is. While other WI bowlers remained ineffective, Dwayne Bravo picked up three wickets. He gave away only 25 runs in four overs. The likes of Jason Holder and Andre Russell remained wicketless.
WATCH: McCoy runs through the SA middle-order
Tabraiz Shamsi delivered a brilliant spell
Tabraiz Shamsi delivered a brilliant spell as South Africa attempted to defend 167. He conceded mere 13 runs in his four overs, having taken two wickets. Shamsi was named the Player of the Match for his phenomenal spell. Besides, fast bowler Anrich Nortje also picked up two wickets (29 runs). The likes of George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada took a wicket apiece.