result
4th T20I, St George's, Jul 1 2021, South Africa tour of West Indies
(20 ov, target 168)146/9
West Indies won by 21 runs
Player Of The Match
51* (25) & 1/24
kieron-pollard
end of over 208 runs
SA: 146/9CRR: 7.30 
Kagiso Rabada16 (12)
Anrich Nortje4 (6)
Chris Gayle 2-0-11-1
Obed McCoy 4-0-33-1

That's all from our side for this game. See you soon.

Kieron Pollard, who the Player of the Match as well: In a game like this, you have to come hard. It was a must-win game for us. I hadn't faced enough deliveries in the last few games, so gave myself a bit of time. We speak about batting till the end, and we have power-hitters till the end. It's not a perfect world but we got the result in the end. I think we did fairly well in the powerplay. For us, it's about regrouping again and give it one more push. We knew we had to make up Allen's overs. Having McCoy and Bravo do well and Russell bowling his four overs was great. [On Gayle's quip of not getting another over straightaway] That's why he got the last over and he was supposed to get a wicket. He didn't and we need to have chat now. He [Bravo] has nothing to prove. We need to cherish these guys because at times we hear a lot of chatter from outside.

Temba Bavuma: I think looking at our bowling display, majority of the innings we bowled well but in three overs we didn't hit our straps well. But they came hard at us at the death. Our spinners came to the fore and they stopped things in the middle apart from picking up wickets. The conditions have suited the slower bowlers, seamers too have been resorting to cutters. The momentum was on their side but as batters, we are disappointed. Quinton was the lone ranger.

5.55pm So, West Indies draw level as a total of 160-odd proves to be just enough for the third game in a row and this time South Africa end on the wrong side. They have been depending de Kock a lot and need others to step up as well with bat. West Indies put up an excellent show with the ball despite losing Fabian Allen to a shoulder injury. Bravo finished with 4 for 19, while Russell picked up two. But the win was set up by a blazing half-century from Kieron Pollard, who chipped in with a wicket as well.

19.6
1
Gayle to Rabada, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, digs it out towards long-off

19.5
1
Gayle to Nortje, 1 run

fuller outside off, scythes it towards long-off

19.4
1
Gayle to Rabada, 1 run

pitched up again, this time punched towards long-off

19.3
4
Gayle to Rabada, FOUR runs

fuller on the stumps and Rabada has hit it just over Gayle's head for a straight four

Around the wicket. Called a dead ball as Rabada wasn't ready

19.2
1
Gayle to Nortje, 1 run

length ball on the stumps, pulls it towards long-on

19.1
Gayle to Nortje, no run

flatter and quicker on the stumps, goes for the cut and gets beaten

30 needed from six balls. Gayle to bowl

end of over 1911 runs
SA: 138/9CRR: 7.26 RRR: 30.00
Kagiso Rabada10 (9)
Anrich Nortje2 (3)
Obed McCoy 4-0-33-1
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-19-4
18.6
McCoy to Rabada, no run

fuller down the leg side. Rabada goes down on one knee and looks to smash it over backward square leg. Misses and gets hit on the pads

AlistairDiamond: "This is absurd. Why make Nortje run for no reason?"

The umpires are sanitising the ball

18.5
6
McCoy to Rabada, SIX runs

slower, fuller outside off and Rabada has launched it over long-off for huuuuge six, 93 metres

Simon: "I don't know on what basis people question Ngidi's place in the team because it can't be stats. Average 18, strike rate 12. Both stats way better than Rabada, for instance, and he is only a bit more expensive"

18.4
1
McCoy to Nortje, 1 run

slower one. Fuller outside off. Sliced towards sweeper cover

18.3
McCoy to Nortje, no run

dipping slower one. Wide outside off. Nortje is in two minds and in the end, doesn't offer a shot

18.2
1
McCoy to Rabada, 1 run

another slower one. Tucked away behind square leg

18.1
1
McCoy to Nortje, 1 run

length outside off. Cuts it towards sweeper cover

18.1
2nb
McCoy to Rabada, (no ball) 1 run

looks like the slower one went a bit wrong. It was dipping but Rabada took his eyes off. Luckily manages to get his bat on it as he takes evasive action. A single to square leg. Called a no-ball for height

Nortje finally makes an appearance