West Indies Vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Match Prediction. West Indies went into the opening T20I against South Africa because of the ICC’s number.10 ranked T20I team. However, at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada, Kieron Pollard and Co played like champions and won by eight wickets to require a 1-0 lead.
They chased down 161 with 30 balls left. The second game is about to be played at an equivalent venue on Sunday, June 27 and therefore the Proteas need a win to avoid a must-win scenario for the last three games.
Temba Bavuma’s men haven’t won a T20I series in 2021 and that they would be looking to, desperately, turn their fortunes around on Monday, June 28 at St George’s.
Match – West Indies vs South Africa – 2nd match
Venue – National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada
Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
Rain could play a neighborhood during this match, with showers expected on Days 1, 2, 3 and 5. However, the forecast suggests that the rain could precede the match starts, so a whole day’s play is unlikely to be washed out. the typical temperature should be around 29 degrees Celsius.
The dig in Grenada has clothed to be an absolute belter. The Caribbean team managed to smash as many as 15 sixes in their run-chase. The Proteas also churned out some lusty blows, though they strained within the last half of their innings. Batting second should be the way forward because the track isn’t expected to vary nature to an outsized extent.
Avg score: 183 (2 T20Is in Grenada)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, N/R – 0
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards
Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram/Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, George Linde/Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Played – 11 | West Indies – 5 | South Africa – 6 | N/R – 0
Played – 3 | West Indies – 1 | South Africa – 2 | Draw – 0
Quinton de Kock– South Africa
On Saturday, Quinton de Kock played his first T20I match in 2021. Opening the batting, he smashed 37 runs off 24 balls and laid the platform for the visiting team. In his knock, he amassed two fours and as many sixes.
In the end, it had been Andre Russell, who accounted for his wicket just after the mandatory powerplay. The onus will again get on the southpaw to require his team off to a flier.
Fabian Allen– West Indies
Fabian Allen was one of the star performers for the Caribbean team, though he didn’t the Player of the Match award. In four overs, he picked up the crucial wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma, who both had gotten their eyes in.
Moreover, the left-arm spinner bowled at a frugal economy rate of 4.50, meaning that runs were hard to return by off his bowling.
West Indies produced a dominant display within the opening T20 match of the series with South Africa because the hosts ran out eight-wicket winners with their efforts with the bat standing call at the large victory.
A solid display with the ball, led by Fabian Allen who finished with figures of 2-18, left the Windies needing 161 to win but that never looked unsure after a gap partnership of 85 between Andre Fletcher and therefore the impressive Evin Lewis.
Lewis was eventually out for an excellent 71 run effort off just 35 balls and he was the catalyst behind his side chasing down their target with five overs to spare which has set an outstanding platform for the hosts to create during this five-match series.
South Africa’s poor T20 form continued as they were blown away by the West Indies in their opening clash of the series and if they are doing not improve quickly, they might find themselves wanting to win the ultimate three matches in succession.
Rassie van der Dussen was the stand-out batsman for the Proteas with an unbeaten knock of 56 from 38 balls as he helped his side to a good total of 160/6, although that proved to be nowhere near enough.
The bowling unit couldn’t handle the facility of the hosts as they struggled to form inroads and managed just two wickets in response with the Windies easily reaching their target, toying with the South Africa pacemen.