Rovman Powell fires as West Indies beat South Africa in a rain-affected thriller


Within the first T20I of the three-match collection between South Africa and West Indies, Rovman Powell gained the toss and elected to bowl first at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Within the meantime, rain threatened to play spoilsport, after which the sport was curtailed to 11 overs per aspect.

South Africa’s opening batsman Quinton de Kock was dismissed on the primary ball, placing strain on the hosts. Nonetheless, Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw offered begin and have been adopted by Aiden Markram, who scored 14 off 9 balls. David Miller performed a superb innings of 48 runs off 22 balls with 4 fours and three sixes. South Africa managed to put up a complete of 131/8 in 11 overs.

For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell and Odean Smith took two wickets every, and Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph grabbed one scalp apiece.

West Indies began their chase aggressively, with Brandon King and Kyle Mayers hitting early boundaries. Nonetheless, each have been dismissed early, however Johnson Charles and Nicholas Pooran continued to attain rapidly. Powell performed a match-winning innings of 43 off 18 balls with 1 4 and 5 sixes, serving to West Indies win the match by 3 wickets with 9 balls to spare.

For South Africa, Sisanda Magala took three wickets, whereas Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi bagged one scalp apiece.

Powell was declared the ‘Participant of the Match’ for his good knock, which led West Indies to a snug victory.



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