WI vs SA 4th T20I Highlights today Thursday, 7-1-2021 – 4th T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies from National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Toss: South Africa chose to field.
West Indies team: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards.
South Africa team: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi.
Post match presentation.
Kieron Pollard, who the Player of the Match as well: In a game like this, you have to come hard. It was a must-win game for us. I hadn’t faced enough deliveries in the last few games, so gave myself a bit of time. We speak about batting till the end, and we have power-hitters till the end.
It’s not a perfect world but we got the result in the end. I think we did fairly well in the powerplay. For us, it’s about regrouping again and give it one more push. We knew we had to make up Allen’s overs. Having McCoy and Bravo do well and Russell bowling his four overs was great.
[On Gayle’s quip of not getting another over straightaway] That’s why he got the last over and he was supposed to get a wicket. He didn’t and we need to have chat now. He [Bravo] has nothing to prove. We need to cherish these guys because at times we hear a lot of chatter from outside.
Temba Bavuma: I think looking at our bowling display, the majority of the innings we bowled well but in three overs we didn’t hit our straps well. But they came hard at us at the death. Our spinners came to the fore and they stopped things in the middle apart from picking up wickets. The conditions have suited the slower bowlers, seamers too have been resorting to cutters. The momentum was on their side but as batters, we are disappointed. Quinton was the lone ranger.