result
2nd T20I, St George's, Jun 27 2021, South Africa tour of West Indies
(20 ov, target 167)150/9
South Africa won by 16 runs
Player Of The Match
2/19
george-linde
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Scorecard summary
South Africa166/7(20 overs)
West Indies150/9(20 overs)
end of over 2019 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 150/9CRR: 7.50 
Kevin Sinclair0 (1)
Obed McCoy1 (5)
Lungi Ngidi 4-0-49-1
Anrich Nortje 4-0-27-1

Well, well the series has been levelled in emphatic fashion. A bowling line-up that looked clueless just a day back hits back brilliantly to keep the opposition quiet. It's 1-1 in the T20I series now, so don't forget to join us for the third game as both teams seek a series lead. Until then, good night and take care!

Jared: "With all the talk about SA needing an extra bowler, the 5 man bowling attack worked out for them today." --- It did, but going in with just five bowling options is always risky.

Camper: "As polite and well spoken as Fabian Allen is, he is a true killer on the field..especially with the bat."

Here's Temba Bavuma with his straight face despite a win: "Guys came with an open mind, and had to be brave. We have been good in the first six overs, but in the end, we weren't able to capitalise. All in all, the score we put on was a par score. Shamsi and George were amazing; for a captain, it makes things a lot easier. We always go to our pace bowlers, and the conditions needed to mix it up."

Kieron Pollard has this to say after his batting line-up under-performed: "We know South Africa would come hard. It was just a matter of bowling good balls, and we were pretty happy with 166. It was a matter of playing smart cricket. We lost three wickets from the seventh to the 11th over. We are not going to hide away from the fact, but will continue to play aggressive cricket because that is our strength. McCoy taking the responsibility of bowling the death overs matters, lot of positives for us."

Linde is the Player of the Match, as he wears half a smile: "I just went back to the basics, and it worked for me. It was my day, and Shamsi has been exceptional for us. We had a hard look at ourselves, and luckily today, it worked for us. Today it was a lot slower and turned as well, and I'm always happy with that."

alaithiran: "Are we seeing what happens when you play two days back to back? " --- But to be fair, both teams did that; and with the same XI too.

Karthik Arumuga: "Ngidi has been very disappointing on both matches. Such a weak link. "

5.42pm An incredible day of cricket comes to an end. A game that ebbed and flowed finally went to South Africa by 16 runs. You always got the feeling that the visitors were at least 20 short despite that rollicking start, yet that proved enough. West Indies also began well with the bat, but lost the momentum once Lewis was dismissed. Linde and Shamsi turned it around - in every sense of the term - as the series now sits level at 1-1. The moment 31 for 0 became 70 for 5, it smelled of disaster for West Indies, who've now shown us two contrasting displays with the bat.

19.6
Ngidi to Sinclair, no run

tries the ramp but misses. That was very full and just missed leg stump too

Sinclair the last man

19.5
W
Ngidi to Allen, OUT

pins him leg before to end the entertainment. Gets that yorker on middle on target, as Allen swings for the hills but misses. The ball hits his back pad on the full, and no umpire could have ever given that not out

Fabian Allen lbw b Ngidi 34 (19m 12b 0x4 5x6) SR: 283.33
19.4
6
Ngidi to Allen, SIX runs

six number three in the over! Flat and furious over long-on, with Allen getting it off the bottom of the bat this time as Ngidi again went full on middle and off

19.4
1w
Ngidi to Allen, 1 wide

and it is a wide now. Full length and far away from the batter, who leaves it alone

19.3
Ngidi to Allen, no run

drives this full ball outside off away from his body, and gets an inside edge to short fine leg. West Indies can't win this now bar no-balls and wides

19.2
6
Ngidi to Allen, SIX runs

two in a row!. This time smashed over deep midwicket by swinging his arms to this ball in the slot on off, and bang

19.1
6
Ngidi to Allen, SIX runs

and Allen gets the first of those. Swung away hard and far over long-on by clearing his front leg and standing deep in his crease to this length ball on off

Six sixes required to win. Ngidi over the wicket.

end of over 192 runs
WI: 131/8CRR: 6.89 RRR: 36.00
Obed McCoy1 (5)
Fabian Allen16 (7)
Anrich Nortje 4-0-27-1
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-37-3
18.6
Nortje to McCoy, no run

that's another dot, as McCoy can't get bat to ball to this fuller ball wide of off as Nortje persists in his search of yorkers

18.5
Nortje to McCoy, no run

gets that bottom edge off this full ball outside off, and tries to set off for a single but can't get away

18.4
Nortje to McCoy, no run

another full length ball outside off, and missed again on his drive

18.3
Nortje to McCoy, no run

and de Kock shows some awareness here. Almost falling back while collecting the ball after McCoy missed that very full ball outside off, he heard the batters' call for a bye and hit the stumps bang at his end

18.2
1
Nortje to Allen, 1 run

another full-toss, but this was on middle and leg. Pushed to deep midwicket on the bounce

18.1
1
Nortje to McCoy, 1 run

full-toss a little wide of off while looking for the yorker, and driven fiercely to deep point

38 needed from 12 balls. Nortje over the wicket.

end of over 1818 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 129/8CRR: 7.16 RRR: 19.00
Fabian Allen15 (6)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-37-3
Anrich Nortje 3-0-25-1

McCoy is the new man

17.6
W
Rabada to Bravo, OUT

full-toss on middle and leg, and Bravo just about fails to clear deep midwicket. Cleared his front leg out of the way to make room to this scrambled seam ball, but couldn't get it away this time. Rabada is relieved, and so are South Africa. Phew, some over that one!

Dwayne Bravo c Hendricks b Rabada 10 (9m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
17.5
4
Rabada to Bravo, FOUR runs

Bravo makes room, goes for the heave but gets an outside edge to third man. Good length ball on middle and off, and Bravo simply swung for the mountains. What an over for West Indies here!

17.4
1
Rabada to Allen, 1 run

digs this very full ball on off to long-on, and it comes off the bottom of the bat

17.3
6
Rabada to Allen, SIX runs

and hammered over long-off this time!. This time bowled at 140kph, Rabada bowls a length ball on off to allow Allen a big swing

Miller had to fetch the ball from beyond the boundary

17.2
6
Rabada to Allen, SIX runs

clobbered over long-on. In the slot on off stump, and Allen swings his bat by picking that slower ball from Rabada. Free swing of the arms there, and bang! Still in the game, West Indies

17.1
1
Rabada to Bravo, 1 run

flicks this full ball on middle and off to deep square leg

Something from Sampath: Just the second time Dwayne Bravo is batting at No.9 in T20s. He batted for CSK earlier this year against RR. No other player with 6000+ T20 career runs has batted at No.9 or lower.

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 111/7CRR: 6.52 RRR: 18.66
Dwayne Bravo5 (3)
Fabian Allen2 (3)
Anrich Nortje 3-0-25-1
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-19-2
16.6
1
Nortje to Bravo, 1 run

another full length ball on off, and driven to long-on by closing the face of the bat

Best performances - batters
Temba Bavuma portrait
T Bavuma SA
46 runs (33)
5 fours
1 six
Control71%
Productive shot
cover drive
7 runs
1 four
0 six
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Reeza Hendricks portrait
RR Hendricks SA
42 runs (30)
5 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Obed McCoy player page headshot cutout, 2021
OC McCoy WI
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of West Indies
Season2021
Player Of The Match
George Linde
George Linde
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1178
Match days27 June 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
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Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
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Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Patrick Gustard
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson