West Indies beat South Africa by 7 runs in third T20 match. With this victory, West Indies won the three-match T20I series 2–1. The first match was won by the West Indies by three wickets, while the second T20 match was won by South Africa chasing the biggest target in T20 Internationals. In the third match, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, West Indies scored 220 for 8 in 20 overs thanks to Romario Shepherd’s blistering 44. In response, the South African team could only manage 213 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Chasing the target of 221 runs set by the West Indies, South Africa got off to a good start. For the first wicket, there was a 32-run partnership between Quinton Dickock and Reeza Hendricks. Decoud was dismissed after playing a slow innings. He scored 21 runs in 21 balls. After this, there was an 80-run partnership for the second wicket between Riza and Riley Rosso. Due to which it seemed for a time that Africa would win this match. But Riley Rosso was dismissed in the 11th over after scoring 42 runs. David Miller scored 11 runs. Although Riza was seen playing a strong innings from one end. But he too lost his wicket in the 19th over.
Reeza Hendricks scored 83 runs in 44 balls. During his innings, he hit 11 fours and two sixes. Africa needed 35 runs in 12 balls to win when Riza was dismissed. But Riza lost his wicket on the very first ball of the 19th over. Captain Aiden Markram remained unbeaten after scoring 35 runs in 18 balls. But could not win the team. South Africa needed 26 runs in the last over, but the team could manage only 18 runs. Captain Markram hit three fours in the last over.
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Earlier, West Indies scored 220 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Brandon King and Meyers shared a 39-run partnership for the first wicket. Meyers got out after scoring 17 runs. Charles, who scored a century in the second match, could not even open the account in the third match. King got out after scoring 36 runs in 25 balls. None of the West Indies batsmen scored a half-century in the third match, but despite this the team managed to cross 200.
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