WI vs SA 2nd T20I Highlights today Sunday, 6-27-2021 – 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies from National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
WI win the toss and bowled first.
West Indies team: 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Obed McCoy, 11 Kevin Sinclair.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Temba Bavuma (capt), 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 George Linde. 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Anrich Nortje, 10 Tabraiz Shamsi, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Post match presentation.
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 capitalize. 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.”