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South Africa 144 for 2 (Markram 51*, Hosein 1-27) beat West Indies 143 for 8 (Lewis 56, Pretorius 3-17) by eight wickets
(CRICINFO) South Africa overcame team turmoil and rallied to complete a third successful chase against West Indies in four attempts and get their T20 World Cup campaign back on track. They did against the backdrop of an instruction from the Cricket South Africa board that the team must collectively take a knee before matches at this tournament and the options of raising a fist or standing to attention were no longer available to them and Quinton de Kock sitting out the match as a result. De Kock was the player who previously made no gesture in support of antiracism and a decision on his participation in the rest of the tournament once team management have reported to the board.
De Kock was replaced by Heinrich Klaasen behind the stumps, who made one fumble but was otherwise tidy, and Reeza Hendricks at the top of the order, who set the tone for the chase
South Africa’s attack kept West Indies to a gettable 143, despite an onslaught from Evin Lewis. Lendl Simmons was too slow, Chris Gayle did not come off and West Indies lost 8 for 64 between the 11th and 20th over to fall short of what they considered a par score – 160. Hendricks’ 39 laid the groundwork for South Africa, before an 83-run stand between Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram sealed victory in the 19th over.