Both teams got one victory out of five t2i series. E Lewis scored 92 runs in two innings, T Bavuma 68, ADS Fletcher 65, Q de Kock 63. OC McCoy took three wickets, K Rabada 3, GF Linde 2, T Shamsi 2. In the first match, the home team West Indies won that match very easily by smashing all South African bowlers all around the park. In the second match, the visitor team’s bowlers showed some skills and gave their team a good victory.
WI vs SA 3rd T20I Highlights today Tuesday, 6-29-2021 – 3rd T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies from National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Toss: West Indies chose to field.
West Indies team: 1 Lendl Simmons, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Shimron Hetmyer, 4 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Obed McCoy, 11 Kevin Sinclair.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Temba Bavuma (capt), 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 Aiden Markram, 6 David Miller, 7 George Linde, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Anrich Nortje, 10 Tabraiz Shamsi, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Post match presentation.
Temba Bavuma: I think it’s a big confidence booster for us as a team. In the past, we have let slip such games. A big confidence booster but there are still two games left. I am still confident that 180 is a total to get on this wicket. It gets difficult in the second half and in that case, we back our bowlers to come good. It was nice having an extra bowling option; Aiden is more than a part-timer. Shamsi has been magnificent. It makes my job easier. He has been supported well by George. But we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, these guys are not world champions for no reason.
Kieron Pollard: At some point of time we hope to get right. Getting off to a good start and not being able to get over the line… we just have to find a way. Time and time again you have these close matches. Sometimes you end on a winning side, sometimes on a losing side. The bowlers have been fantastic. South Africa have been getting off to a good start. Actually both teams. That’s the nature of the wicket. Obed McCoy and Bravo were superb at the death.
Tabraiz Shamsi, the Player of the Match: The whole unit was brilliant today. Quinny showed his class with the bat and then bowlers were brilliant. We had a hard chat after the first game. People gave a lot of criticism but we are a young side and the boys are learning pretty quickly. Evin plays differently from how Shimron was playing. So you have to adjust accordingly. But I am really happy with the bowling performance of the whole unit. As a player, you always want more. I want us to score 250 but that’s not always possible. Wickets are also getting tougher, so we fully back out batsmen, and as a bowling unit, our job is to come out and try to defend.”