result
18th Match, Group 1, Dubai (DSC), Oct 26 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(18.2/20 ov)144/2
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1/14
anrich-nortje
Cricinfo's MVP
evin-lewis
2:58
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• Firdose Moonda

Markram completes the job for clinical South Africa after strong show from bowlers

The win came amid team turmoil as de Kock sat out the game following a CSA directive for all players to take a knee

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
West Indies143/8(20 overs)
South Africa144/2(18.2 overs)

5.50pmThe South Africa captain spoke well. He didn't reveal a lot about de Kock's decision but said his team was rattled but ultimately rallied and they played very well dismantling West Indies who look hard-pressed to defend their title after two straight losses. There will be plenty to follow from this game with Firdose Moonda and Deivarayan Muthu covering it for us. On behalf of Peter Della Penna and Chandan Duorah, this is Alex Malcolm signing off from Dubai.

Temba Bavuma: "Much better than our first game. We knew there were areas that we needed to improve on. Particularly our batting. Our bowling again was outstanding. A good day for us. We're not too sure how the wickets are going to react so we thought Aiden out there [with the ball] let him have a go and he obviously bowled quite well. Those are the types of performances we needed with the bat. Aiden has been hitting the ball wonderfully at the moment. [On de Kock] When the news hit us it did kind of take us back as a team. A guy like Quinnie, he obviously plays an integral role within the team, not just with the bat but as a senior player but with that, Klaasen coming in there was an opportunity for him, it was another game of cricket that we had to play for our country and we had to live up to that."

Kieron Pollard: "Obviously just a matter that we haven't scored enough runs. It's disappointing today. I thought the first 6 overs, the end result of 43 without loss we would have taken that. We wanted to keep that momentum going but we lost a couple of wickets. It was a kind of stop start position. [On Simmons] These things happen, yes he got stuck. After 6 overs he was there and we wanted to bat a couple more overs without losing wickets. Having said that you are not going to get me here throwing my teammates under the bus. They're trying. At the end of the day you saw Rassie came out and played the same for them. It was a disappointing total batting effort not getting 160 plus. Before we think about the net run-rate we've got to win first."

Anrich Nortje is Player of the match for his 1 for 14 from 4 overs. Nortje: "100 per cent [playing in the IPL] helped me quite a lot. Just having the confidence of knowing the conditions, understanding what to do and when to do it has definitely helped me here. It was a good wicket actually. Similar to the IPL, playing around with the grip brings in some extra variation."

5.35pm Lots to talk about in so many ways today. But for now, how about that Markram knock. West Indies were always underdogs after the total that they posted following Simmons' glacial start but the way Markram dominated that chase was impressive.

18.2
1
Russell to Markram, 1 run

and Markram deservedly hits the winning run! Short on the body, pulls this flat to deep midwicket for one. South Africa thump West Indies by eight wickets with 11 balls to spare.

18.1
6
Russell to Markram, SIX runs

What form is Markram in?!?! length ball on leg stump, Markram opens up his hips clearing the front leg and heaves this over midwicket for yet another six. 50 up off 25 balls. And scores leveled too!

end of over 184 runs
SA: 137/2CRR: 7.61 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Aiden Markram44 (24)
Rassie van der Dussen43 (51)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-23-0
Andre Russell 3-0-29-0

Saumil Madgavka: "Tbh, I don't see WI qualifying for the next round now with their remaining matches against Aus, SL, and Ban. This group is a battle royale and every win counts. Tonight they had the best shot against a QDK-less SA to open their account and improve their NRR a bit, but they were too cautious at the beginning of their innings."

17.6
1
Bravo to Markram, 1 run

yorker on leg stump, driven out to wide long-on for a long single.

17.5
1
Bravo to van der Dussen, 1 run

yorker on middle, dug out to long-on for one.

17.4
Bravo to van der Dussen, no run

full and wide, goes to drive and beaten with a full pace ball.

17.3
1
Bravo to Markram, 1 run

slower ball low full toss follows Markram backing away from leg, goes inside out to the cover sweeper for one.

17.2
1
Bravo to van der Dussen, 1 run

full and driven to mid-off for a much less eventful single.

17.1
Bravo to van der Dussen, no run

mixup, near runout! Full and driven toward extra cover, Gayle can't reach but Russell comes in from mid-off as they think about a run but Rassie isn't interested. Markram has to scamper back to the non-striker's end with a dive.

end of over 1712 runs
SA: 133/2CRR: 7.82 RRR: 3.66 • Need 11 from 18b
Aiden Markram42 (22)
Rassie van der Dussen41 (47)
Andre Russell 3-0-29-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-19-0
16.6
4
Russell to Markram, FOUR runs

glorious shot! Full on fifth stump, goes with the angle and drives this inside out over extra cover, no chance for the sweeper or long-off to cut that off.

16.5
1
Russell to van der Dussen, 1 run

short and wide, slaps this to the cover sweeper.

16.4
1
Russell to Markram, 1 run

yorker on middle, dug out to extra cover.

16.3
4
Russell to Markram, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off, shovels this high over wide long-off, Hetmyer dives on the rope to save two runs. Third replay though shows his foot was in contact with the rope while trying to dive and save the ball back into play and it is changed to a boundary.

16.2
1
Russell to van der Dussen, 1 run

full outside off, driven to long-off.

16.1
1
Russell to Markram, 1 run

full on off, driven to long-off for one.

Russell now bowling around the stumps like Bravo.

end of over 1610 runs
SA: 121/2CRR: 7.56 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Aiden Markram32 (18)
Rassie van der Dussen39 (45)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-19-0
Ravi Rampaul 3-0-22-0
15.6
1
Bravo to Markram, 1 run

full on off, driven to long-off.

15.5
Bravo to Markram, no run

full and wide, driven to cover on the ring.

15.4
Bravo to Markram, no run

full on leg stump, flicks this to midwicket.

15.3
1
Bravo to van der Dussen, 1 run

full on fourth stump, driven in the air over cover for one.

Delay between balls as Pooran calls for a helmet from the boundary to stand up the stumps for Bravo.

Required run rate now under a run a ball. South Africa walking this home.

15.2
4
Bravo to van der Dussen, FOUR runs

Bravo tries for wide yorker, van der Dussen counters with a shuffle across and drives firmly over mid-off to the rope.

15.1
4
Bravo to van der Dussen, FOUR runs

van der Dussen breaks his own shackles and shuffles across to sweep a slower ball from Bravo over backward square and no fielder to plug that gap on the rope.

Best performances - batters
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis WI
56 runs (35)
3 fours
6 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Aiden Markram portrait
AK Markram SA
51 runs (26)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
slog shot
24 runs
0 four
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Dwaine Pretorius portrait
D Pretorius SA
O
2
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Keshav Maharaj portrait
KA Maharaj SA
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje
Match numberT20I no. 1366
Match days26 October 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee
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David Boon
PointsSouth Africa 2, West Indies 0
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