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27th Match, Super 10 Group 1 (N), Nagpur, Mar 25 2016, World T20
(19.4/20 ov)123/7
West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
player of the match
Marlon Samuels
West Indies
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

With a semi-final spot on the line, West Indies captain Darren Sammy opted to bowl against South Africa in Nagpur, a decision he took because he did not know what to expect from the Nagpur surface

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Will Luke
Scorecard summary
South Africa122/8(20 overs)
West Indies123/7(19.4 overs)

Sammy: "Yes I was smiling because of the position the game was, but there were butterflies in there. We came here to win this match and qualify, and we've done that, so we're really happy."

Faf: "It felt like the whole game we were half a step behind West Indies and we were trying to catch up the whole time. 10 runs maybe more from the batters - 135 deck. But a great fight by the boys. This game makes us all very old, very quickly! West Indies were just a little bit better than us today. It was a little bit frantic that first six overs".

"We've been getting wickets in the powerplay," added Sammy, "and that's been putting pressure on the opposition. Today we were under pressure chasing a low total, and every decision we took out there they responded. But I really want to commend my team on [how my team coped with the pressure]."

11.20pm And that's it for our coverage. I'm Will Luke, and do join us tomorrow for another crucial encounter: England v Sri Lanka. If England win, they're through to the semis. It's all getting thoroughly interesting. Bye!

11.15pm I'm sure you're all dying to hear from the captains, so, hang on in there.

Marlon Samuels: "Sometimes you have to bat accord to situation," he says. The pitch was "a bit on the slow side [but] credit to South Africa, [they] bowled in good areas.

"The bowlers [West Indies] have been doing a wonderful job. Badree up front, then Benn. We have the power and have a mix of different players who [can rotate the strike]."

11.05pm Where this leaves South Africa is less certain, but it'll be almost impossible for them to qualify. Faf looks mortified - so he should be at posting such a lowly total - as the players all shake hands. We'll hear from the captains shortly.

And West Indies have qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2016

19.4
1
Rabada to Ramdin, 1 run

he's dropped him - a cut by Ramdin to Amla who let it fly through his hands! West Indies win. Tahir was superb - in fact, all today's spinners were (not least Chris Gayle). In the end, a decent win for West Indies - on what was actually a really difficult pitch. Slow, low, difficult to time the ball.

Ramdin on strike now - 1 from 3. South Africa have brought the field in. Brathwaite towers over Ramdin and has a chat with him mid-pitch

19.3
1
Rabada to Brathwaite, 1 run

short, slow and he turns it to square leg for a single

2 from 4

19.3
1w
Rabada to Brathwaite, 1 wide

Rabada's bottling it here, the poor guy - he's only young. Down the leg side...

3 from 4

19.2
6
Rabada to Brathwaite, SIX runs

he's picked this one up though - my god, he's hit this miles! It's a huge blow over midwicket, the crisp clunk of the bat reverberating around a joyous crowd. Wow - what a blow

19.1
Rabada to Brathwaite, no run

a slower ball outside off, shorter too, and Brathwaite swings and misses! He is not picking these shorter balls up at all

Rabada to bowl the final over

Good grief! 9 from the last over. It's not what we expected, really; I think we all felt 123 was fairly comfortable, didn't we?

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 114/7CRR: 6.00 RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Carlos Brathwaite3 (7)
Denesh Ramdin0 (0)
Chris Morris4-0-32-1
David Wiese4-0-19-1
18.6
1
Morris to Brathwaite, 1 run

they get a single to leg. The field is deep

Brathwaite on strike

10 from 7

Easy catch, that, to a pretty lazy stroke. 10

18.5
W
Morris to Samuels, OUT

he's got him - it's a huge wicket! Samuels stepped to leg, as he so often has in this innings, and tried to pull the ball over midwicket but could only sky it to AB de Villiers running in at long-on

Marlon Samuels c de Villiers b Morris 43 (65m 44b 6x4 0x6) SR: 97.72
18.4
4
Morris to Samuels, FOUR runs

wide of the off stump, Samuels once again edges it down to third man for four! A square cut straight down into the ground. South Africa look peeved by it, but really, if it's short and wide ...

14 from 9. Samuels on strike. Two balls left in the over and Samuels will want the strike for the final over

Spiere: "Blockhole! Blockhole! Blockhole!!!"

18.3
1
Morris to Brathwaite, 1 run

slower ball bouncer, rides it and nudges to leg for one to get Samuels back on strike

15 from 10

18.2
1
Morris to Samuels, 1 run

crashed out to deep extra for one

16 from 11

18.1
4
Morris to Samuels, FOUR runs

four! Horrible bumper from Morris, and Samuels slaps it with ugly but effective intent over the vacant slips to the vacant third man

20 from the last two overs. To be even clearer, 20 from 12. Crikey moses, it's getting tasty

end of over 183 runs
WI: 103/6CRR: 5.72 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Carlos Brathwaite1 (5)
Marlon Samuels34 (40)
David Wiese4-0-19-1
Imran Tahir4-0-13-2
17.6
Wiese to Brathwaite, no run

dear oh dear! I think Brathwaite may have been waiting for the umpire to call that a wide, but it really wasn't that short (or high).

17.5
Wiese to Brathwaite, no run

another slower ball - this is superb from Wiese. Brathwaite swings at it so hard, and misses it completely

A dot ball, ladies and gentlemen...

17.4
Wiese to Brathwaite, no run

massive slog to a slow bouncer but he gets an underedge to the keeper.

...but only a single

17.3
1
Wiese to Samuels, 1 run

short, wide but slow, and Samuels gets a single...

17.2
1
Wiese to Brathwaite, 1 run

slower ball, tucked to leg and sets off for a single - Wiese picks up and shies at the stumps but misses! Very, very close!

22 from...18

17.1
1
Wiese to Samuels, 1 run

slower ball, late-cut to short third man

end of over 171 run • 2 wickets
WI: 100/6CRR: 5.88 RRR: 7.67 • Need 23 from 18b
Carlos Brathwaite0 (1)
Marlon Samuels32 (38)
Imran Tahir4-0-13-2
Chris Morris3-0-21-0

Massive over, that. He loves it, Tahir - quality bowler under pressure

16.6
Tahir to Brathwaite, no run

ooh and survives the hat-trick, punching it back to Tahir

He's on a hat-trick!

Well, hello. Captain Sammy bowled through the gate. It was a wonderful delivery. Not just a wrong'un, but he gave it enough flight to drag him forward, too

16.5
W
Tahir to Sammy, OUT

bowled him with a wrong'un! A stunning delivery given the pressure, and Tahir's off on one of his celebrations - quite rightly too!

Daren Sammy b Imran Tahir 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Um, is this getting a wee bit tasty, do we think? 23 from 20. South Africa have very energetic, positive body language out there. They look like they believe

16.4
W
Tahir to Russell, OUT

huge slog across the line from Russell and Miller takes the catch easily at deep midwicket, barely moving a muscle!

Andre Russell c Miller b Imran Tahir 4 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Best performances - batters
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock SA
47 runs (46)
3 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cover drive
10 runs
1 four
0 six
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Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels WI
43 runs (44)
6 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir SA
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
2
ECO
3.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo WI
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Match numberT20I no. 549
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days25 March 2016 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsWest Indies 2, South Africa 0