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2nd T20I, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, 26 May, 2024

West Indies

WI

207/7

(20.0) overs

South Africa

SA

191/7

(20.0) overs

West Indies beat South Africa by 16 runs

Player Of The Match

Roston Chase,
West Indies
West Indies
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Commentary
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South Africa
West Indies

South Africa • 191/7 (20.0 overs)

de Kock 41 (17)

R Hendricks 34 (18)

G Motie 3/22 (4)

R Shepherd 1/23 (4)

West Indies • 207/7 (20.0 overs)

R Chase 67 (38)

B King 36 (22)

N Peter 2/32 (4)

L Ngidi 2/41 (4)

Commentary

Right then, that is it from the 2nd T20I where West Indies have sealed the series and will look for a whitewash now while South Africa will want to stop that. The focus now shifts to the third and final game which will start on 27th May, Monday at 12.30 am IST (7 pm GMT, Previous Day), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Brandon King, the victorious skipper of West Indies says that it is a great feeling to win the series at home. On being asked about Roston Chase's all-round performance, he says it's a luxury to have a player like him who can contribute with both bat and ball and that he took the responsibility and batted well staying unbeaten. Says they didn't have a good start in the Powerplay but after that, they hit the right areas with the ball. Adds that the bowlers bowled with clarity and appreciates Gudakesh Motie for the way he has bowled in this series. Tells that the side is in good momentum and they are aiming to carry forward this momentum in the T20 World Cup too.

Rassie van der Dussen, the captain of South Africa says that he is not happy with the bowling performance as they conceded 15-20 runs extra. Adds that their pacers did not have any answers but the spinners did very well. Praises debutant Nqabayomzi Peter for his effort and says it did not look like he was playing his first game, and Bjorn Fortuin was also excellent. Mentions that it is disappointing to lose the series but they still have one more game and will look to bounce back in the next one.

Roston Chase is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his unbeaten 67 with the bat in the first innings. He says he was ready for this opportunity and conditioned his mind to play any role. Adds that the plan was to take it to the deep and also says that the wicket was better than the first T20I. On being asked about his bowling performances, he says that you have to be always ready to bowl the tough overs. Ends up by saying he is quite happy with the performance.

Presentation Time...

Earlier in the game, West Indies posted a big total on the board courtesy of a fine half-century from Roston Chase along with good cameos from Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, and Romario Shepherd. The debutant, Nqabayomzi Peter was the pick of the bowlers with a couple of wickets. Lungi Ngidi and Andile Phehlukwayo also picked up two wickets each but were expensive while Bjorn Fortuin got one but was very economical. While chasing, South Africa came out all guns blazing and it was looking like they would get over the line, but after the openers departed, they could not really take the pressure and had to face another defeat.

West Indies, on the other hand, were taken apart by the Proteas openers in the Powerplay but they did make a small comeback with Akeal Hosein and Roston Chase getting rid of both in consecutive overs. The spinners were good in the middle overs as well and managed to check the runs. That put a lot of pressure on the South African middle order and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals which meant they were always behind the game. Romario Shepherd was excellent as well bowling in the death overs and giving nothing away. Gudakesh Motie once again was the key bowler for them with three crucial wickets while the other spinners also contributed well and Shephard closing things off nicely.

South Africa got off to an absolute flier with Quinton de Kock being his old self again and smashing it all around the park while Reeza Hendricks also continued his good touch. The duo maximized the use of the Powerplay and added 81 runs together before perishing in quick succession and not being able to convert their starts. They had to rebuild again and it was Matthew Breetzke and Ryan Rickelton who took things forward nicely but once again they lost them both one after the other just as when they were looking in control. However, their middle order couldn't make much impact except for skipper Rassie van der Dussen who looked good and played a  few lusty blows before getting dismissed on a full toss which probably was the turning point of this game. Bjorn Fortuin and Nqabayomzi Peter tried their best but that was never going to be enough as they fell short by 16 runs in the end.

WEST INDIES SEAL THE SERIES! They have done that with another clinical performance and with one game to spare as well. The Windies were under a bit of pressure but they fought back excellently and took the victory. South Africa will be a bit disappointed as they got off to a great start in this chase but their middle order failed them once again in this series.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 191/7

N Peter10 (7)

B Fortuin9 (12)

R Shepherd4-0-23-1

19.62

Done and dusted. West Indies seal the series by 2-0 in a convincing manner and win their second T20I series against the Proteas. A low full toss at the off stump, Nqabayomzi Peter creates room and works it to the widish long on for a couple.

19.51

Rolls his fingers and lands it on a fuller length at the off stump, Bjorn Fortuin hits it straight to long off for one.

19.51wd

WIDE! Slower bouncer outside off, over the head of Bjorn Fortuin. He leaves it. Wided

19.40

Full length outside off. Bjorn Fortuin misses to pull this and Fletcher too, fumbles to collect it cleanly.

19.31

Hard length, at the off stump. Nqabayomzi Peter tries to pull it away but gets a bottom edge to fine leg for one.

19.20

Slower bumper, way outside off, Nqabayomzi Peter misses out on the connection on this one.

19.14

FOUR! Shot! Length ball, just outside off, Nqabayomzi Peter punches it through the cover-point gap for a boundary.

It will be Romario Shepherd (3-0-14-1). He will need to defend 25 runs here.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 182/7

B Fortuin8 (10)

N Peter3 (3)

A Hosein3-0-45-1

18.64

FOUR! Innovative! Good length, outside off stump. Bjorn Fortuin gets into the position and employs the reverse sweep through deep backward point for a boundary.

18.50

Full length on the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin mistimes his drive to the leg side.

18.51wd

WIDE! Just outside the guideline on a length. Another Wide given.

18.41

Good length, outside off line. Nqabayomzi Peter plays it to long off for one.

18.31

Full and at the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin aerially plays it to long-on for one.

18.31wd

WIDE! Fuller than length wide outside off. Fortuin looks to play a reverse sweep but misses. Wide given again.

18.31wd

WIDE! Length ball wide outside off. Wide called.

18.21

A valiant effort from Alick Athanaze but it was a very tough chance there. Slower through the air, outside off and fuller in length, Nqabayomzi Peter skips down the track and goes for a biggie, but he's a bit early on the shot and takes the leading edge of the willow that lands somewhere around  the point region. A single taken.

18.11

Pitches it outside off on a fuller length, Bjorn Fortuin shuffles across off and drags it flat towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 171/7

B Fortuin2 (6)

N Peter1 (1)

R Shepherd3-0-14-1

17.61

Slower one, angling in from off, Bjorn Fortuin flicks it towards long on for a single.

17.50

Around off on a length, Bjorn Fortuin plays it back to the bowler off the inner half of the bat.

17.40

Slower bumper on the top of the middle and leg, Bjorn Fortuin goes for a pull shot but gets deceived by the pace off and gets beaten.

17.31

Low full toss at the off stump. Nqabayomzi Peter drives it to deep cover for a single.

Commentary

We are back for South Africa's reply! The West Indies players are seen in the last-minute huddle near the ropes with Brandon King offering some words of wisdom to his boys, before spreading out to the field. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are the two openers for South Africa. Kyle Mayers will start the proceedings with the new ball for West Indies. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, 208 it is to chase for South Africa to equalize the series, and they do possess the requisite firepower that can send shivers down the spine of any bowling attack. But for this, the middle order will have to step up to the occasion and contribute as well. West Indies would be aiming to stem the run flow from the get-go and also strike early breakthroughs to cement their position in the game and the series. An all-exciting run chase is up next shortly.

Nqabayomzi Peter is up for a flash interview for his exceptional debut bowling performance. He says that he is happy with his performance but there are still a few things to be worked on. Adds that the wicket is a better one than the last game and he believes they have the batting arsenal to chase this down. Mentions that the first wicket is always a special one and it was good to be contributing for the team. Ends by saying that he being on this stage says a lot to the youths and tells that you have to keep working hard and the time will come.

South Africa did a good job of containing the West Indies' batters in the start, keeping the scoring rate in check. The pitch offered noticeable help for the spinners, so the South African captain decided to bring Bjorn Fortuin into the attack in the second over. Fortuin bowled tightly and got his reward in his second over. Nqabayomzi Peter, the debutant who has experienced a tremendous ascend in his career, made an immediate impact by taking a prized maiden wicket in his very first over. Andile Phehlukwayo's next over was a bit expensive, going for 19 runs, but Peter came back strong with another important wicket, dismissing Mayers and putting the Proteas back in control. Even though Phehlukwayo leaked runs, he did manage to break a crucial partnership with a wicket of his own. But in the slog overs, the Proteas bowlers took the beating and leaked runs to an extent. Andile Phehlukwayo, the hero of the last game was taken to the cleaners, and barring Lungi Ngidi's last over runs kept flowing easily. And as a result, South Africa conceded 68 runs in the last five overs.

13 fours and 14 sixes from West Indies in the first innings and surely, the strong finish in the slog overs has put the hosts in the driving seat as they breach the 200-run mark on a pitch that was slightly on the slower side. The West Indies began their innings with a cautious approach on a sluggish pitch. Johnson Charles had a hard time connecting his shots and eventually got out for yet another single-digit score. However, their skipper, Brandon King, who has been in great form, took charge. He punished loose deliveries with big hits and played some elegant drives, contributing a useful knock of 36 before getting out right after the first Powerplay. Kyle Mayers then, with an aim to shift the momentum and keep the scoreboard ticking, struck a couple of big shots out of the park, demonstrating his intent to ease off the pressure. But just when he had settled at the crease with a healthy strike rate, he fell victim to the spin and was dismissed for a quickfire 32. Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher attempted to steady the ship notching a 56-run resilient stand. The latter scored a a good rate as well but again, just when he settled his eyes, Fletcher departed too. But Roston Chase continued to attack from the other end adding pivotal runs to the total and also notched up his maiden T20I half-century. Chase's resilient half-century proved to be a game-changer for the hosts, coupled with a superb clutch cameo from Romario Shepherd propelled West Indies to go past 200.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 207/7

G Motie2 (2)

R Chase67 (38)

L Ngidi4-0-41-2

19.62

A couple of runs to end the innings then! Lungi Ngidi goes fuller this time, on middle, Gudakesh Motie flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. Just five runs off the last over and two wickets. West Indies finishes on 207/7!

19.50

No hat-trick for Lungi Ngidi but a precious dot! He lands this on a good length and on middle, takes pace off, Gudakesh Motie swings wildly across the line but misses.

Gudakesh Motie is the next batter in for West Indies.

19.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIN! Lungi Ngidi with the double strike! He goes pace off again, hard length and just outside off, Akeal Hosein tries to slog it across the line but only manages to get a slight outside edge behind where Quinton de Kock makes no mistake. Ngidi will be on a hat-trick now!

Akeal Hosein is in at number 8.

19.3W

OUT! TAKEN! Lungi Ngidi sends Fabian Allen back for a golden duck! This is the slower one, full and on leg, Fabian Allen tries to flick it away but fails to get under it and mistimes it straight up in the air, Matthew Breetzke at deep mid-wicket settles under it and takes a good catch. West Indies loses the sixth wicket now!

19.21

Full again and on middle, Roston Chase drills it towards long on for a single.

19.12

DROPPED! Sloppy from the Proteas again! Lungi Ngidi goes full and outside off, Roston Chase slices it in the air towards sweeper covers, Bjorn Fortuin runs forward and dives but fails to grab it. Two runs taken.

Fabian Allen is in at number 7.

Runs Scored 20 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 202/5

R Shepherd26 (13)

R Chase64 (36)

A Phehlukwayo3-0-51-2

18.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Some respite for Andile Phehlukwayo! He goes full again and keeps it out of the reach of the batter, Romario Shepherd tries to loft it from outside off but gets it from the toe-end of the bat, the ball goes in the air towards long off where Reeza Hendricks reverse-cups it nicely. Romario Shepherd goes back after playing a fiery came!

18.51

Full and outside off, Roston Chase drills it towards sweeper covers for a run.

18.41

In the blockhole, on leg, Romario Shepherd clips it through square leg for a single.

18.36

SIX! Make that three in a row! Andile Phehlukwayo changes the angle and comes from around the wicket, and lands it full on the leg stump line, Romario Shepherd presents a strong bottom hand and flatly flicks it over cow corner for a maximum. 200 up for West Indies!

18.26

SIX! TWO IN TWO! This is the slower one, full and around off, Romario Shepherd is expecting that, goes down on one knee and slogs it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. That brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

18.16

SIX! MASSIVE HIT! Andile Phehlukwayo pitches it up and angling into the pads, Romario Shepherd picks it up and whips it nonchalantly over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Andile Phehlukwayo (2-0-31-1) is back into the attack to bowl the penultimate over.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 182/4

R Chase63 (35)

R Shepherd7 (8)

A Nortje4-0-47-0

17.60

Change of pace again, on a length and on off, Roston Chase goes for the heave but misses it this time.

17.54

FOUR! Extremely well played! Anrich Nortje serves this full and on middle at over 140 clicks, Roston Chase stays back and nails the reverse scoop over short third man for a boundary now.

17.42

DROPPED! A big chance goes begging! Anrich Nortje bangs this short and outside off, takes pace off, Roston Chase tries to slap it but mistimes it high in the air towards deep point, Nqabayomzi Peter settles under it and grabs it, but he thinks that he is going over the ropes and throws the ball away. Lack of awareness from the debutant as he had a lot of room after taking the catch. The batters ran two in the meantime!

17.34

FOUR! Exceptional shot! Anrich Nortje goes full and on middle, Roston Chase makes room and adjusts well to squeeze it right from the stumps, the ball races away and beats third man for a boundary.

17.21

Short of a length and on middle, slower as well, Romario Shepherd mistimes his pull again through mid-wicket for a single.

17.10

Fuller one and angling down the leg side, Romario Shepherd misses his flick as the ball brushes against his pads and goes to the keeper.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 171/4

R Shepherd6 (6)

R Chase53 (31)

L Ngidi3-0-36-0

16.61

Short again, on middle, Romario Shepherd mistimes his pull off the toe-end of his bat to long on for one. 17 runs off the over!

16.51

Short of a length and on off, Roston Chase swats it towards long on for a run.

South Africa
West Indies
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
R Hendricks

b R Chase

34 18 2 3 188.88
de Kock

b A Hosein

41 17 4 4 241.17
R Rickelton

c K Mayers b R Shepherd

19 17 2 0 111.76
M Breetzke

run out (S Joseph / A Fletcher)

12 16 0 0 75
van der Dussen

c A Hosein b G Motie

30 22 0 2 136.36
A Phehlukwayo

c S Joseph b G Motie

3 6 0 0 50
W Mulder

c A Hosein b G Motie

9 8 1 0 112.50
B Fortuin

not out

9 12 1 0 75
N Peter

not out

10 7 1 0 142.85
Extras

(b 0,lb 8,w 13,nb 3,Penalty 0)

24
Total 20.0 (RR: 9.55)
191/7

Did not bat: A Nortje, L Ngidi

Fall of wickets:

(de Kock, 5 ov) (R Hendricks, 5.3 ov) (M Breetzke, 9.5 ov) (R Rickelton, 12 ov) (A Phehlukwayo, 14.3 ov) (van der Dussen, 16.3 ov) (W Mulder, 17 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
K Mayers
1 0 9 0 9.00
R Chase
4 0 26 1 6.50
O McCoy
2 0 32 0 16.00
S Joseph
1 0 21 0 21.00
A Hosein
3 0 45 1 15.00
G Motie
4 0 22 3 5.50
R Shepherd
4 0 23 1 5.75
F Allen
1 0 5 0 5.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
B King

c W Mulder b N Peter

36 22 2 3 163.63
J Charles

c R Rickelton b B Fortuin

7 9 0 1 77.77
K Mayers

c R Rickelton b N Peter

32 16 2 3 200
R Chase

not out

67 38 7 2 176.31
A Fletcher

lbw b A Phehlukwayo

29 18 1 2 161.11
R Shepherd

c R Hendricks b A Phehlukwayo

26 13 1 3 200
F Allen

c M Breetzke b L Ngidi

0 1 0 0 0
A Hosein

c de Kock b L Ngidi

0 1 0 0 0
G Motie

not out

2 2 0 0 100
Extras

(b 0,lb 1,w 7,nb 0,Penalty 0)

8
Total 20.0 (RR: 10.35)
207/7

Did not bat: S Joseph, O McCoy

Fall of wickets:

(J Charles, 3.4 ov) (B King, 6.4 ov) (K Mayers, 8.5 ov) (A Fletcher, 14.5 ov) (R Shepherd, 19 ov) (F Allen, 19.3 ov) (A Hosein, 19.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
L Ngidi
4 0 41 2 10.25
B Fortuin
4 0 21 1 5.25
A Nortje
4 0 47 0 11.75
N Peter
4 0 32 2 8.00
A Phehlukwayo
3 0 51 2 17.00
W Mulder
1 0 14 0 14.00
South Africa
West Indies

Commentary

Right then, that is it from the 2nd T20I where West Indies have sealed the series and will look for a whitewash now while South Africa will want to stop that. The focus now shifts to the third and final game which will start on 27th May, Monday at 12.30 am IST (7 pm GMT, Previous Day), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Brandon King, the victorious skipper of West Indies says that it is a great feeling to win the series at home. On being asked about Roston Chase's all-round performance, he says it's a luxury to have a player like him who can contribute with both bat and ball and that he took the responsibility and batted well staying unbeaten. Says they didn't have a good start in the Powerplay but after that, they hit the right areas with the ball. Adds that the bowlers bowled with clarity and appreciates Gudakesh Motie for the way he has bowled in this series. Tells that the side is in good momentum and they are aiming to carry forward this momentum in the T20 World Cup too.

Rassie van der Dussen, the captain of South Africa says that he is not happy with the bowling performance as they conceded 15-20 runs extra. Adds that their pacers did not have any answers but the spinners did very well. Praises debutant Nqabayomzi Peter for his effort and says it did not look like he was playing his first game, and Bjorn Fortuin was also excellent. Mentions that it is disappointing to lose the series but they still have one more game and will look to bounce back in the next one.

Roston Chase is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his unbeaten 67 with the bat in the first innings. He says he was ready for this opportunity and conditioned his mind to play any role. Adds that the plan was to take it to the deep and also says that the wicket was better than the first T20I. On being asked about his bowling performances, he says that you have to be always ready to bowl the tough overs. Ends up by saying he is quite happy with the performance.

Presentation Time...

Earlier in the game, West Indies posted a big total on the board courtesy of a fine half-century from Roston Chase along with good cameos from Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, and Romario Shepherd. The debutant, Nqabayomzi Peter was the pick of the bowlers with a couple of wickets. Lungi Ngidi and Andile Phehlukwayo also picked up two wickets each but were expensive while Bjorn Fortuin got one but was very economical. While chasing, South Africa came out all guns blazing and it was looking like they would get over the line, but after the openers departed, they could not really take the pressure and had to face another defeat.

West Indies, on the other hand, were taken apart by the Proteas openers in the Powerplay but they did make a small comeback with Akeal Hosein and Roston Chase getting rid of both in consecutive overs. The spinners were good in the middle overs as well and managed to check the runs. That put a lot of pressure on the South African middle order and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals which meant they were always behind the game. Romario Shepherd was excellent as well bowling in the death overs and giving nothing away. Gudakesh Motie once again was the key bowler for them with three crucial wickets while the other spinners also contributed well and Shephard closing things off nicely.

South Africa got off to an absolute flier with Quinton de Kock being his old self again and smashing it all around the park while Reeza Hendricks also continued his good touch. The duo maximized the use of the Powerplay and added 81 runs together before perishing in quick succession and not being able to convert their starts. They had to rebuild again and it was Matthew Breetzke and Ryan Rickelton who took things forward nicely but once again they lost them both one after the other just as when they were looking in control. However, their middle order couldn't make much impact except for skipper Rassie van der Dussen who looked good and played a  few lusty blows before getting dismissed on a full toss which probably was the turning point of this game. Bjorn Fortuin and Nqabayomzi Peter tried their best but that was never going to be enough as they fell short by 16 runs in the end.

WEST INDIES SEAL THE SERIES! They have done that with another clinical performance and with one game to spare as well. The Windies were under a bit of pressure but they fought back excellently and took the victory. South Africa will be a bit disappointed as they got off to a great start in this chase but their middle order failed them once again in this series.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 191/7

N Peter10 (7)

B Fortuin9 (12)

R Shepherd4-0-23-1

19.62

Done and dusted. West Indies seal the series by 2-0 in a convincing manner and win their second T20I series against the Proteas. A low full toss at the off stump, Nqabayomzi Peter creates room and works it to the widish long on for a couple.

19.51

Rolls his fingers and lands it on a fuller length at the off stump, Bjorn Fortuin hits it straight to long off for one.

19.51wd

WIDE! Slower bouncer outside off, over the head of Bjorn Fortuin. He leaves it. Wided

19.40

Full length outside off. Bjorn Fortuin misses to pull this and Fletcher too, fumbles to collect it cleanly.

19.31

Hard length, at the off stump. Nqabayomzi Peter tries to pull it away but gets a bottom edge to fine leg for one.

19.20

Slower bumper, way outside off, Nqabayomzi Peter misses out on the connection on this one.

19.14

FOUR! Shot! Length ball, just outside off, Nqabayomzi Peter punches it through the cover-point gap for a boundary.

It will be Romario Shepherd (3-0-14-1). He will need to defend 25 runs here.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 182/7

B Fortuin8 (10)

N Peter3 (3)

A Hosein3-0-45-1

18.64

FOUR! Innovative! Good length, outside off stump. Bjorn Fortuin gets into the position and employs the reverse sweep through deep backward point for a boundary.

18.50

Full length on the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin mistimes his drive to the leg side.

18.51wd

WIDE! Just outside the guideline on a length. Another Wide given.

18.41

Good length, outside off line. Nqabayomzi Peter plays it to long off for one.

18.31

Full and at the off stump. Bjorn Fortuin aerially plays it to long-on for one.

18.31wd

WIDE! Fuller than length wide outside off. Fortuin looks to play a reverse sweep but misses. Wide given again.

18.31wd

WIDE! Length ball wide outside off. Wide called.

18.21

A valiant effort from Alick Athanaze but it was a very tough chance there. Slower through the air, outside off and fuller in length, Nqabayomzi Peter skips down the track and goes for a biggie, but he's a bit early on the shot and takes the leading edge of the willow that lands somewhere around  the point region. A single taken.

18.11

Pitches it outside off on a fuller length, Bjorn Fortuin shuffles across off and drags it flat towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 171/7

B Fortuin2 (6)

N Peter1 (1)

R Shepherd3-0-14-1

17.61

Slower one, angling in from off, Bjorn Fortuin flicks it towards long on for a single.

17.50

Around off on a length, Bjorn Fortuin plays it back to the bowler off the inner half of the bat.

17.40

Slower bumper on the top of the middle and leg, Bjorn Fortuin goes for a pull shot but gets deceived by the pace off and gets beaten.

17.31

Low full toss at the off stump. Nqabayomzi Peter drives it to deep cover for a single.

17.21

Good length at the off and middle. Bjorn Fortuin moves leg side and slaps it to cover for one.

17.21wd

WIDE! Slower delivery on a length down the leg side. Wide signaled.

17.10

Good length at the middle stump. Bjorn Fortuin defends it back to the bowler.

Nqabayomzi Peter comes out to the middle now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 167/7

W Mulder9 (8)

B Fortuin0 (1)

G Motie4-0-22-3

16.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Same bowler and same fielder. South Africa is moving further down the drain now. Gudakesh Motie gets his third wicket. Full length outside off stump line. Mulder goes big and tries to clear long off. He fails to get the required timing and distance and finds Akeal Hosein there. These are the career-best figures for Gudakesh Motie in his very young T20I career.

16.50

Good length delivery outside off. Wiaan Mulder misses to cut.

16.41lb

Fuller than length angling at the leg stump. Fortuin walks down the pitch to nudge it through the on side but it deflects to fine leg for a leg-bye.

Bjorn Fortuin walks out to bat now. Also, Romario Shepherd replaces Obed McCoy.

16.3W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! South Africa is in a deep, deep trouble, and fair to say, it's a very steep slope ahead. Gudakesh Motie bowls a full toss outside off, Rassie van der Dussen lofts it over the covers but doesn't quite get enough wood on it and plays it with the toe-end of the bat straight to Akeal Hosein at deep covers. He hops and times his jump to perfection before reverse-cupping it.

16.20

Fuller and on off, Rassie van der Dussen knocks it back to the bowler.

16.16

SIX! Beautiful shot and an important maximum! They need several more! Drops it right into the hitting arc on the stumps, Rassie van der Dussen clears his front leg and slogs it handsomely over long on for a maximum.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 160/5

van der Dussen24 (19)

W Mulder9 (6)

O McCoy2-0-32-0

15.61

Hits the deck hard, angling on the pads, Rassie van der Dussen glances it off the back foot towards deep backward square leg for a single to end the over. South Africa needs 48 off the last 24 balls.

15.51

Around the wicket on a length, around off and middle, Wiaan Mulder swipes it with inside half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

15.51wd

WIDE! Angles way down leg on a length. Wided.

15.44lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Nagging length, angling down leg on the pads, Wiaan Mulder misses to glance it away to the leg side and the ball brushes off his front thigh pad for a leg bye boundary towards deep fine leg.

15.34

FOUR! Poor and punished rightly! Knee-length full toss on off, Wiaan Mulder drills it down the ground past the right of mid off for a boundary.

15.21

On a hard length around the middle, Rassie van der Dussen tucks it to deep square leg for one.

15.16

SIX! What a shot! Obed McCoy bangs it short and on middle and leg, Rassie van der Dussen reads the length quite early, moves to the off side of the ball and hooks it over deep fine leg for a maximum.

Obed McCoy is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 142/5

W Mulder4 (3)

van der Dussen16 (16)

G Motie3-0-16-1

14.60

Slows it up, short and on middle, Wiaan Mulder tries to heaves it away but gets a bottom edge onto his pads.

14.52

Half-chance! Floated, full and on leg, Wiaan Mulder tucks it towards deep mid-wicket and turns around for the second, Gudakesh Motie runs towards it, slides, and throws it to the keeper's end in one motion, Andre Fletcher collects it in front of the stumps and we can see bail fall off and it looks close. The umpire sends it upstairs where the replay shows that Fletcher takes off the bail before collecting the ball. Had he not done that, Mulder was in trouble!

Is that out? A throw at the keeper's end from Romario Shepherd and Andre Fletcher collects it in front of the wickets at his waist height before dislodging the bails. Wiaan Mulder puts in a dive and the side-on replay shows that Mulder is home safely. NOT OUT.

14.42

Quicker, full and on leg, Wiaan Mulder clips it through square leg for a brace.

Wiaan Mulder is in at number 7.

14.3W

OUT! TAKEN! A fantastic catch in the deep! Not a wicket-taking delivery but the Windies won't mind that. Gudakesh Motie bowls a full toss, on off, Andile Phehlukwayo goes down and smacks it aerially wide of deep point, Shamar Joseph runs towards it quickly and takes a sublime catch diving forward as the ball was dying on him as well. South Africa loses half their side now and in a spot of bother!

14.21

Flatter, full and on leg, Rassie van der Dussen clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

14.11

Tossed up and around off, Andile Phehlukwayo uses his feet but mistimes his lofted shot over the bowler's head for just a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 136/4

van der Dussen15 (15)

A Phehlukwayo2 (4)

R Shepherd2-0-10-1

13.62

Short again and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen heaves it wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

13.51

A full toss, outside off, Andile Phehlukwayo squeezes it towards deep point for one.

13.41

Overpitched and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen drills it towards long on for a run.

13.31lb

Another fine yorker, on middle, angling in, Andile Phehlukwayo is late to put his bat down and misses, the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. The batters crosses for a leg bye.

13.21

Short of a length and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

13.21wd

Fuller again but down the leg side, Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick but misses, Andre Fletcher grabs it and appeals but the umpire signals a wide.

13.10

Romario Shepherd bowls a good yorker now, on leg, Rassie van der Dussen backs away but fails to connect.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 129/4

A Phehlukwayo1 (2)

van der Dussen11 (11)

F Allen1-0-5-0

12.60

Flatter, short and angling into leg, Andile Phehlukwayo tries to pull but misses and gets hit on the pads.

12.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen uses his feet and works it through mid-wicket for one.

12.42

Shorter in length and around off, Rassie van der Dussen moves back and punches it through covers for a brace.

12.31

Fires in a yorker, outside off, Andile Phehlukwayo jams it out to point for a run.

12.21

Quicker, full and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

12.10

Fabian Allen begins with a floated delivery, full and on off, Rassie van der Dussen knocks it back to the bowler.

Andile Phehlukwayo is in at number 6.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 124/4

R Rickelton19 (17)

van der Dussen7 (7)

R Shepherd1-0-4-1

11.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Romario Shepherd strikes a crucial blow! He sticks with his short length, outside off giving no pace at all to the batter, Ryan Rickelton takes a chance and tries to cut it over point but fails to generate any sort of power on that and mistimes it high in the air, Kyle Mayers at extra covers settles under it and takes a good catch. South Africa four down now!

11.51

Banged into the pitch, on middle, takes pace off again, Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg again for one.

11.41lb

Romario Shepherd nails the yorker now, on leg, angling in, Ryan Rickelton fails to dig it out and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards point. They cross.

11.31

Slower again, short and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen plays a controlled pull shot towards deep square leg for another run.

11.21

Slower, back of a length and on off, Ryan Rickelton stabs it towards extra covers for a run.

11.11

Romario Shepherd starts with a short-of-a-length delivery and on off, Rassie van der Dussen pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 119/3

van der Dussen4 (4)

R Rickelton18 (14)

G Motie2-0-10-0

10.61

Short and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen punches it down to long on for one.

10.51lb

Flatter, full and down the leg side, Ryan Rickelton tries to swipe it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads to short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

10.40

DROPPED! A tough chance though! Quicker, full and outside off, Ryan Rickelton backs away and tries to cut but gets a bottom edge behind, Andre Fletcher fails to react quickly and fails to grabs it. Rickelton gets a life here!

10.31

Flighted, full and on leg, Rassie van der Dussen turns it on the leg side for a run.

10.22

Floated, short and on leg, Rassie van der Dussen stays back and nudges it through square leg and comes back for the second run.

10.11

Short and on off, Ryan Rickelton drags it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 113/3

van der Dussen0 (1)

R Rickelton17 (11)

R Chase4-0-26-1

9.60

Short of a length outside off. Rassie van der Dussen rocks back and punches it to cover.

Drinks! An unnecessary dismissal and that gives West Indies another opening to get back in the game. They will hope that they can trouble the middle order of the Proteas just like they did in the first game. South Africa are still in reach of the asking rate but needs to build up a partnership here to settle the nerves. Also, Rassie van der Dussen walks out to bat now.

9.51W

OUT! RUN OUT! That was the last thing the Proteas would've wanted. Shade outside off on a shorter length, Matthew Breetzke cuts it with soft hands through cover-point for a single, but his partner, Ryan Rickelton wants the second as well and he obeys and scampers back for the second before putting in a full-stretched dive to get home. The fielder, Shamar Joseph from the deep picks it up nicely and throws at the non-striker's end. Andre Fletcher collects it ahead of the stumps and breaks it in a blink. The TV Umpire too, confirms that Matthew Breetzke is way outside the popping crease when the stumps were broken. OUT loads up on the giant screen and South Africa loses its 3rd wicket. A huge, huge wicket for West Indies.

9.41

Fuller, on the off stump, Ryan Rickelton drives it to long off for a single.

9.31

Drops it full and on off, Matthew Breetzke slaps it to widish long off for a single.

9.21

Around the wicket, short and on off, Ryan Rickelton goes deep inside the crease and pulls it along the grass towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

9.11

Very slow, turning in from off, on a length, Matthew Breetzke watches it closely and tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 108/2

M Breetzke9 (13)

R Rickelton15 (9)

G Motie1-0-5-0

8.61

Slower through the air, full and on off, Matthew Breetzke skips down the track and drives it along the ground to long on for a single to end the over. Just 5 from the over and the ball is getting a good purchase off the deck.

8.51

Short in length, angling in, Ryan Rickelton works it to deep mid-wicket for one.

8.40

Short, turning in sharply from off, Ryan Rickelton punches it back to the bowler.

8.32

Over the wicket on off, Ryan Rickelton steers it through mid-wicket and instantly calls for the second but has to hurry to reach home and does well in the end.

8.21

Slightly pulls his length, on the off, Matthew Breetzke cuts it through cover-point for one.

8.10

Drops it full and on the middle, Matthew Breetzke leans ahead and knocks it to covers.

More spin as Gudakesh Motie comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 103/2

R Rickelton12 (6)

M Breetzke7 (10)

R Chase3-0-21-1

7.64

FOUR! Lucky but will do! 100 up for South Africa. This one grips again, outside off on a fuller length, Ryan Rickelton plays it a bit inside the line of the ball and outside edges it past the right of the keeper for a boundary to end the over.

7.51

Full and at the stumps. Breetzke flicks it to wide mid on for one.

7.40

On off, full in length, Matthew Breetzke plays it back to the bowler.

7.30

Slower, closer to the body, and fuller in length, Matthew Breetzke knocks it to the off side.

7.20

This one viciously turns into the batter from outside off, Matthew Breetzke is totally clueless about the gigantic turn and gets beaten and the ball pings his front pad.

7.11

Full, on the pads, Ryan Rickelton plays it to long on for one.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 97/2

M Breetzke6 (6)

R Rickelton7 (4)

A Hosein2-0-34-1

6.62

Short in length, on middle and off, Matthew Breetzke goes deep inside the crease and knocks it to long on for another couple as the fumble in the field from Romario Shepherd allows them to cross again.

6.52

Drifts it on the middle and leg, on a shade fuller length, Matthew Breetzke rocks back and tucks it in front of deep mid-wicket, and scampers back for the second.

6.40

Slower through the air, on the off stump line, Matthew Breetzke pushes it towards the bowler.

6.31

Full, on off, Ryan Rickelton plays it to long off for one.

6.24

FOUR! Thank you says Ryan Rickelton! Slides it outside off on a fuller length, Ryan Rickelton latches on the width and lofts it over the covers for a boundary.

6.22nb

Arm ball on the middle and leg on a shortish length, Matthew Breetzke flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. Oh wait, Akeal Hosein has overstepped here and the Umpire calls it a No Ball. Free Hit to follow.

6.11

Drifts it into the batter from middle, and on a nagging length, Ryan Rickelton tucks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 85/2

M Breetzke1 (2)

R Rickelton1 (1)

R Chase2-0-15-1

5.60

A really tidy over from Chase! Slower through the air and on off, Matthew Breetzke knocks it to covers. End of the Powerplay and South Africa are in a comfortable position with 85/2.

5.51

Slower and shorter on the middle and leg, Ryan Rickelton tucks it through square leg for a single.

5.41

Full, and on the stumps line, Matthew Breetzke works it to long on for one.

Matthew Breetzke comes out to the middle now.

5.3W

OUT! YOU MISS I HIT! Two wickets in quick succession for West Indies and the men in maroon are back in the game. Roston Chase pushes through and lands it very full on the leg stump line, Reeza Hendricks shuffles a bit across off and employs the sweep shot but he plays over the line of the ball and gets beaten on the connection before the ball disrupts the furniture.

5.22

Drops it fuller in length, on the stumps, Reeza Hendricks steers it to deep square leg and hustles quickly back for the second.

5.10

Over the wicket, flat and short on off, Reeza Hendricks cuts it to covers.

Ryan Rickelton is in at number 3.

Runs Scored 22 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 81/1

de Kock41 (17)

R Hendricks32 (15)

A Hosein1-0-22-1

4.6W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Akeal Hosein has the last laugh here! He slows it up this time, full and on middle, Quinton de Kock backs away a long way to go over covers but gets a bit of a bottom edge as the ball goes onto rattles the stumps. QDK goes back after an entertaining knock giving the start that South Africa needed here.

4.50

Quicker, short and outside off, Quinton de Kock makes room to cut it away but misses.

4.44

FOUR! This is just carnage from South Africa! Flighted, full and on leg, Quinton de Kock down on one knee and slogs it away towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary. 22 runs already in the over with two balls still to go.

4.36

SIX! BOOM! That's the QDK we know! Akeal Hosein lands this one short and on middle again, Quinton de Kock rocks back and pulls it away over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum.

4.26

SIX! Oh..wow! Tossed up and around middle, Quinton de Kock dances down the track and absolutely smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

4.25wd

FIVE WIDES! Free runs for South Africa! Akeal Hosein darts this one full but way down the leg side, Quinton de Kock misses his sweep, Andre Fletcher is nowhere near it to stop it as the ball rolls away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

4.11

Akeal Hosein starts with a short delivery, on leg, Reeza Hendricks stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Another change in bowling. Akeal Hosein is into the attack now.

Runs Scored 21 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 59/0

de Kock25 (12)

R Hendricks31 (14)

S Joseph1-0-21-0

3.66

SIX! Even better shot this time! Shamar Joseph pitches it up and on off, Quinton de Kock goes down on one knee, drives it with full face of the bat, he times it so well that ball sails over the deep extra covers fence for a maximum.

3.56

SIX! BOOM! QDK is back! Shamar Joseph bangs this into the pitch at 144 clicks, on middle, Quinton de Kock picks up the length very early and smashes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 50 up for South Africa!

3.44

FOUR! Good shot! Much more in control this time! Full again and on middle, Quinton de Kock presents the full face of the bat and lofts it nicely over mid on for another boundary.

3.41wd

Fuller and down the leg side, Quinton de Kock tries to swipe it away but misses. Wided.

3.34

FOUR! Up and over! Shamar Joseph goes short and offers width to the batter outside off, Quinton de Kock throws his bat at it, mistimes it a bit but the ball goes well over point and trickles to the boundary.

3.20

Touch fuller and on middle, Quinton de Kock tries to heave across the line but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

3.10

Shamar Joseph begins with a hard-length delivery around off, Quinton de Kock punches it straight to extra covers.

Fourth over, fourth bowler for West Indies. Shamar Joseph is introduced into the attack now. He replaces Roston Chase.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 38/0

R Hendricks31 (14)

de Kock5 (6)

O McCoy1-0-18-0

2.66

SIX! EFFORTLESS! Obed McCoy tries to go slower and short again, outside off, Reeza Hendricks this time lets it come to him and gently lifts it with immaculate timing over the wide long off fence for a biggie.

2.50

Good change of pace! This is on a good length and outside off, Reeza Hendricks tries to cut but goes through it early and misses.

2.46

SIX! BANG! Obed McCoy tries to go short again, on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Reeza Hendricks gets on top of that and hammers it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

2.34

FOUR! Reeza Hendricks has picked up from where he left off in the 1st T20I! Obed McCoy lands this short of a length and outside off, Reeza Hendricks pounces on that one and slaps it over extra covers for a one-bounce four.

2.21

Back of a length and outside off, Quinton de Kock cuts it towards deep point for a run.

2.11

Good stop! Obed McCoy starts with a hard-length delivery, outside off, Reeza Hendricks slices it wide of short third man, Gudakesh Motie moves to his left and makes a good one-handed stop. They cross.

Obed McCoy replaces Kyle Mayers.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 20/0

de Kock4 (5)

R Hendricks14 (9)

R Chase1-0-11-0

1.60

Four dots in a row to end the over! This one is flatter, short again and on leg, Quinton de Kock nudges it to mid-wicket.

1.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Quinton de Kock backs away and punches it straight to extra covers.

1.40

Slows it up, full and on leg, Quinton de Kock looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

1.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Quinton de Kock turns it to the leg side.

1.24

FOUR! Put away! Roston Chase drags his length back and on leg, Quinton de Kock rocks back and pulls it away wide of short fine leg for an easy boundary.

1.11

Floated, full and on leg, Reeza Hendricks eases it towards long on for a single.

1.15nb

NO BALL AND FOUR! Not the ideal start for Roston Chase! This is fired full and around off, Reeza Hendricks backs away a bit and drills it nicely wide of mid off as the ball teases the fielder all the way but goes for a boundary. Another Free Hit up next.

1.11nb

Roston Chase begins with a flatter delivery, short and on off, Reeza Hendricks bunts it down to the off side. Oh..no! Chase has overstepped and it is a No Ball. Free Hit coming up...

Spin early on, Roston Chase to share the new ball.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 9/0

R Hendricks9 (6)

de Kock0 (0)

K Mayers1-0-9-0

0.61

A low full toss, on middle, Reeza Hendricks tucks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 9 runs off the first over then!

0.52

On a length and on off, Reeza Hendricks once again comes down the track but mist times his lofted shot over mid off, Brandon King chases it down well and dives to push it back inside. Two runs taken.

0.46

SIX! Reeza Hendricks and South Africa get underway with a bang! Kyle Mayers goes full again and on off, Reeza Hendricks dances down the track again, makes it a full toss and tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie.

0.30

Very full this time, on off, Reeza Hendricks steers it straight to point. Three dots in a row now!

0.20

Hits the deck hard this time, on middle, Reeza Hendricks uses his feet to pull it away but the ball hits him high on the bat and rolls to mid on.

0.10

Kyle Mayers starts with a full delivery, on off, shaping in, Reeza Hendricks taps it to short covers.

Commentary

We are back for South Africa's reply! The West Indies players are seen in the last-minute huddle near the ropes with Brandon King offering some words of wisdom to his boys, before spreading out to the field. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are the two openers for South Africa. Kyle Mayers will start the proceedings with the new ball for West Indies. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, 208 it is to chase for South Africa to equalize the series, and they do possess the requisite firepower that can send shivers down the spine of any bowling attack. But for this, the middle order will have to step up to the occasion and contribute as well. West Indies would be aiming to stem the run flow from the get-go and also strike early breakthroughs to cement their position in the game and the series. An all-exciting run chase is up next shortly.

Nqabayomzi Peter is up for a flash interview for his exceptional debut bowling performance. He says that he is happy with his performance but there are still a few things to be worked on. Adds that the wicket is a better one than the last game and he believes they have the batting arsenal to chase this down. Mentions that the first wicket is always a special one and it was good to be contributing for the team. Ends by saying that he being on this stage says a lot to the youths and tells that you have to keep working hard and the time will come.

South Africa did a good job of containing the West Indies' batters in the start, keeping the scoring rate in check. The pitch offered noticeable help for the spinners, so the South African captain decided to bring Bjorn Fortuin into the attack in the second over. Fortuin bowled tightly and got his reward in his second over. Nqabayomzi Peter, the debutant who has experienced a tremendous ascend in his career, made an immediate impact by taking a prized maiden wicket in his very first over. Andile Phehlukwayo's next over was a bit expensive, going for 19 runs, but Peter came back strong with another important wicket, dismissing Mayers and putting the Proteas back in control. Even though Phehlukwayo leaked runs, he did manage to break a crucial partnership with a wicket of his own. But in the slog overs, the Proteas bowlers took the beating and leaked runs to an extent. Andile Phehlukwayo, the hero of the last game was taken to the cleaners, and barring Lungi Ngidi's last over runs kept flowing easily. And as a result, South Africa conceded 68 runs in the last five overs.

13 fours and 14 sixes from West Indies in the first innings and surely, the strong finish in the slog overs has put the hosts in the driving seat as they breach the 200-run mark on a pitch that was slightly on the slower side. The West Indies began their innings with a cautious approach on a sluggish pitch. Johnson Charles had a hard time connecting his shots and eventually got out for yet another single-digit score. However, their skipper, Brandon King, who has been in great form, took charge. He punished loose deliveries with big hits and played some elegant drives, contributing a useful knock of 36 before getting out right after the first Powerplay. Kyle Mayers then, with an aim to shift the momentum and keep the scoreboard ticking, struck a couple of big shots out of the park, demonstrating his intent to ease off the pressure. But just when he had settled at the crease with a healthy strike rate, he fell victim to the spin and was dismissed for a quickfire 32. Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher attempted to steady the ship notching a 56-run resilient stand. The latter scored a a good rate as well but again, just when he settled his eyes, Fletcher departed too. But Roston Chase continued to attack from the other end adding pivotal runs to the total and also notched up his maiden T20I half-century. Chase's resilient half-century proved to be a game-changer for the hosts, coupled with a superb clutch cameo from Romario Shepherd propelled West Indies to go past 200.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 207/7

G Motie2 (2)

R Chase67 (38)

L Ngidi4-0-41-2

19.62

A couple of runs to end the innings then! Lungi Ngidi goes fuller this time, on middle, Gudakesh Motie flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. Just five runs off the last over and two wickets. West Indies finishes on 207/7!

19.50

No hat-trick for Lungi Ngidi but a precious dot! He lands this on a good length and on middle, takes pace off, Gudakesh Motie swings wildly across the line but misses.

Gudakesh Motie is the next batter in for West Indies.

19.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIN! Lungi Ngidi with the double strike! He goes pace off again, hard length and just outside off, Akeal Hosein tries to slog it across the line but only manages to get a slight outside edge behind where Quinton de Kock makes no mistake. Ngidi will be on a hat-trick now!

Akeal Hosein is in at number 8.

19.3W

OUT! TAKEN! Lungi Ngidi sends Fabian Allen back for a golden duck! This is the slower one, full and on leg, Fabian Allen tries to flick it away but fails to get under it and mistimes it straight up in the air, Matthew Breetzke at deep mid-wicket settles under it and takes a good catch. West Indies loses the sixth wicket now!

19.21

Full again and on middle, Roston Chase drills it towards long on for a single.

19.12

DROPPED! Sloppy from the Proteas again! Lungi Ngidi goes full and outside off, Roston Chase slices it in the air towards sweeper covers, Bjorn Fortuin runs forward and dives but fails to grab it. Two runs taken.

Fabian Allen is in at number 7.

Runs Scored 20 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 202/5

R Shepherd26 (13)

R Chase64 (36)

A Phehlukwayo3-0-51-2

18.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Some respite for Andile Phehlukwayo! He goes full again and keeps it out of the reach of the batter, Romario Shepherd tries to loft it from outside off but gets it from the toe-end of the bat, the ball goes in the air towards long off where Reeza Hendricks reverse-cups it nicely. Romario Shepherd goes back after playing a fiery came!

18.51

Full and outside off, Roston Chase drills it towards sweeper covers for a run.

18.41

In the blockhole, on leg, Romario Shepherd clips it through square leg for a single.

18.36

SIX! Make that three in a row! Andile Phehlukwayo changes the angle and comes from around the wicket, and lands it full on the leg stump line, Romario Shepherd presents a strong bottom hand and flatly flicks it over cow corner for a maximum. 200 up for West Indies!

18.26

SIX! TWO IN TWO! This is the slower one, full and around off, Romario Shepherd is expecting that, goes down on one knee and slogs it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. That brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

18.16

SIX! MASSIVE HIT! Andile Phehlukwayo pitches it up and angling into the pads, Romario Shepherd picks it up and whips it nonchalantly over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Andile Phehlukwayo (2-0-31-1) is back into the attack to bowl the penultimate over.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 182/4

R Chase63 (35)

R Shepherd7 (8)

A Nortje4-0-47-0

17.60

Change of pace again, on a length and on off, Roston Chase goes for the heave but misses it this time.

17.54

FOUR! Extremely well played! Anrich Nortje serves this full and on middle at over 140 clicks, Roston Chase stays back and nails the reverse scoop over short third man for a boundary now.

17.42

DROPPED! A big chance goes begging! Anrich Nortje bangs this short and outside off, takes pace off, Roston Chase tries to slap it but mistimes it high in the air towards deep point, Nqabayomzi Peter settles under it and grabs it, but he thinks that he is going over the ropes and throws the ball away. Lack of awareness from the debutant as he had a lot of room after taking the catch. The batters ran two in the meantime!

17.34

FOUR! Exceptional shot! Anrich Nortje goes full and on middle, Roston Chase makes room and adjusts well to squeeze it right from the stumps, the ball races away and beats third man for a boundary.

17.21

Short of a length and on middle, slower as well, Romario Shepherd mistimes his pull again through mid-wicket for a single.

17.10

Fuller one and angling down the leg side, Romario Shepherd misses his flick as the ball brushes against his pads and goes to the keeper.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 171/4

R Shepherd6 (6)

R Chase53 (31)

L Ngidi3-0-36-0

16.61

Short again, on middle, Romario Shepherd mistimes his pull off the toe-end of his bat to long on for one. 17 runs off the over!

16.51

Short of a length and on off, Roston Chase swats it towards long on for a run.

Halt! Roston Chase hammered the ball out of the ground, but unfortunately, it landed right on the rear window of a parked car and shattered it into pieces. As a result, a new ball has been summoned. The fourth umpire runs in with a briefcase, and the on-field umpire selects the other ball and we are good to continue.

16.46

SIX! FIFTY FOR CHASE! He gets to his maiden T20I half-century in some style! Lungi Ngidi serves this full and in the slot, on middle, Roston Chase clears his front leg away and whacks it over the deep square leg fence for a humongous maximum. The ball goes out of the stadium and smashes into a car window. An expensive six!

16.34

FOUR! Easy pickings! Lungi Ngidi bowls this on a hard length but down the leg side, Roston Chase just helps it over short fine leg for an easy boundary.

16.21

Back of a length and on off, Romario Shepherd pats it down wide of point for a single.

16.14

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Lungi Ngidi lands this short and wide outside off, Romario Shepherd gets the chance to free his arm and smacks it over point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 154/4

R Chase42 (28)

R Shepherd0 (3)

W Mulder1-0-14-0

15.62

Overpitched and on off, Roston Chase drives it nicely wide of sweeper covers for a brace.

15.56

SIX!! Up, up, and away! Wiaan Mulder bangs this into the pitch, slower too, Roston Chase gets into positon quickly and pulls it with the wind which takes the ball sailing over deep square leg for a biggie.

15.44

FOUR! Cheeky and effective! Wiaan Mulder serves this full and on middle and leg, Roston Chase goes down across and plays the scoop to perfection past the keeper for a boundary.

15.31lb

Short of a length and on off, Romario Shepherd looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads as the ball rolls towards point. A leg bye is taken.

15.20

Goes fuller and on off, Romario Shepherd pushes it straight to short covers.

15.21wd

Back of a length and angling down the leg, Romario Shepherd tries to hook it away but misses. Wided.

15.11

Wiaan Mulder starts with a hard-length delivery, on middle, Roston Chase nudges it through square leg for a single.

Wiaan Mulder to bowl his first over now.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 139/4

R Shepherd0 (1)

R Chase29 (24)

A Phehlukwayo2-0-31-1

14.60

Pitched up outside off stump, Romario Shepherd slices it to backward point.

Romario Shepherd is the next man in.

14.5W

OUT! LBW! A confident shout from Andile Phehlukwayo and up goes the finger. Surprisingly, Andre Fletcher aborts to take the review and walks back to the sheds. Andile Phehlukwayo angles it on the leg stump line, and skids a bit from the surface as well. Andre Fletcher plays it very across the line and the ball pings his front pad. South African fielders appeal collectively and the Umpire doesn't hesitate to raise his finger, and even the Ball Tracker later shows that the ball is hitting the leg stump. Good comeback from Andile Phehlukwayo as he breaks a concerning partnership. West Indies are now 4 down.

14.41

Drifts on the pads, on a fuller length, Roston Chase flicks it over mid-wicket for a single. The fielder in the deep picks up on a bounce and throws it back to the keeper.

14.31

Straight and full on off, Andre Fletcher drives it along the grass for a single at long off.

14.24

FOUR! Go fetch that and get the snappers says Fletcher! On a length, outside off, Andre Fletcher handsomely drives it on the back foot through cover-point for a cracking four.

14.16

SIX! Pure brute force! Lands it slow and outside off, very full, Andre Fletcher slogs it with ease and deposits it behind deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Andile Phehlukwayo comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 127/3

R Chase28 (23)

A Fletcher18 (14)

A Nortje3-0-36-0

13.64

FOUR! Good placement on that shot! Nortje bangs a slower ball on a shortish length, on top of off, Roston Chase hops on the back foot and gets the ball over the cover-point for a boundary. No chance at all for the fielder sprinting from the deep extra cover. Well placed.

13.51

Fuller in length, on the middle stump line, Andre Fletcher flicks it nicely through mid-wicket for an easy single.

13.41

A low full toss on the boots, Roston Chase flicks it along the ground for a single at deep mid-wicket.

13.30

Pace off, short and on off, Roston Chase closely watches the ball, hits it off the back foot nicely but finds the fielder at cover.

13.22

Yorks it on the leg stump line, Roston Chase squeezes it out to long on for a single. The fielder from the deep overthrows at the keeper's end and allows the batters to cross again for the double.

13.10

Pace off on the top of the middle, Roston Chase knocks it to the right of the non-striker. Anrich Nortje quickly gets on the ball and stops it.

Anrich Nortje (2-0-28-0) is back on.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 119/3

R Chase21 (18)

A Fletcher17 (13)

N Peter4-0-32-2

12.61

Slides it on the middle and leg, on a fuller length, Roston Chase leans ahead, and drives it inside out along the ground towards long off for a single. A sensational spell from Nqabayomzi Peter on his debut.

12.50

Turns away on a shortish length, outside off, Roston Chase cuts it straight to point.

12.44

FOUR! Fine shot! Drops it full, on middle and leg, Roston Chase sits down on his knee and sweeps it through deep backward square leg for a boundary.

12.31

Slower through the air, on a length at the stumps, Andre Fletcher comes down the track but adjusts his shot through covers for a single.

12.21

Shade full and on the middle, Roston Chase rocks back and punches it to deep extra covers for a single.

12.11

Slower, shorter on off, Andre Fletcher goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through cover-point for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 111/3

A Fletcher15 (11)

R Chase15 (14)

B Fortuin4-0-21-1

11.61

Quicker and flatter on a short length, on middle, Andre Fletcher rocks back and nudges it to deep mid-wicket for an easy single to end the over. An excellent economical spell from Bjorn Fortuin comes to an end.

11.56

SIX! Oh, hello! Drops a juicy half-volley on the stumps, Andre Fletcher dances down the track and lofts it up in the air, straight over the bowler's head before depositing the ball behind the sightscreen. Massive six, and an important one for West Indies.

11.41

Straight, slow and on off, Roston Chase waits and punches it to long off for one.

11.31

At the stumps, slower and fuller, Andre Fletcher inside edges it to the leg side for a single.

11.31wd

WIDE! Down leg on a length, Andre Fletcher misses to tuck it and the umpire gives it as a Wide.

11.22

Slower through the air on a fuller length, at middle, Andre Fletcher skips down the track and mistimes his shot to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

11.11

Flights up on a length, on off, Roston Chase tucks it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 98/3

R Chase13 (12)

A Fletcher5 (7)

N Peter3-0-24-2

10.61

Very full, on the stumps, Roston Chase tucks it to long on for one.

10.51

Drifts it on the middle, quite fuller, Andre Fletcher plays it along the ground to long off for a single.

10.41

Full, tossed up on off, Roston Chase drives it through cover-point for a single.

10.45wd

FIVE WIDES! Oh dear, that's frustrating! Sprays it down leg on a full length, Roston Chase goes for a sweep shot but misses and the ball beats the keeper before racing to the fence at deep fine leg.

10.30

Gem of a delivery that! Pitches on the middle, full in length, and well tossed up. Roston Chase plays inside the line of the ball to defend it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

10.21

Drags his length a bit, on the stumps, Andre Fletcher steers it in front of deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

10.11

Slower and on a shorter length, on middle, Roston Chase tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks! At halfway mark, South Africa must be thinking that they have controlled the game to an extent by sniping out the two dangerous blokes of West Indies. Brandon King and Kyle Mayers both looked solid from the get-go but perished in their 30s right after getting settled and couldn't convert their starts into big scores. Nqabayomzi Peter, the debutant couldn't have asked for a better start as he was the man who removed the set batters of the hosts. Bjorn Fortuin also has been extremely economical and fair to say that South African spinners have used the pitch conditions to perfection. Let's see how the mid-overs phase pans out for the two teams.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 88/3

R Chase10 (8)

A Fletcher3 (5)

B Fortuin3-0-8-1

9.61

Short again and on middle, Roston Chase pats it around the corner on the leg side for one.

9.51

Darts this one full, on leg, Andre Fletcher flicks it towards deep square leg for one.

9.40

A shout for LBW, but turned down! Slower through the air, full and on middle, angling in, Andre Fletcher prods forward to block but misses and gets hit on the pads. After a long discussion, Rassie van der Dussen decides to take the review. UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball is close to the bat and that means Fletcher got an inside edge there. South Africa loses a review!

9.31

Quicker, short and on off, Roston Chase punches it down to long off for a run.

9.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Andre Fletcher tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

9.10

Floated, full and on middle, Andre Fletcher turns it to the leg side.

Bjorn Fortuin (2-0-4-1) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 84/3

A Fletcher1 (1)

R Chase8 (6)

N Peter2-0-14-2

8.61

Another googly, short and on middle, keeps low again, Andre Fletcher works it through square leg for one and gets off the mark.

Andre Fletcher is in at number 5.

8.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Nqabayomzi Peter strikes again! The debutant gets South Africa back in the game again. This one is flatter, short and around the middle, Kyle Mayers rocks back to pull it away but gets a bit hurried, the ball takes the top edge and goes miles in the air and with the wind towards deep square leg, this time the communication is better between the fielders and Ryan Rickelton takes a fine catch running to his left. Mayers goes back after getting to a good start.

8.46

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! A googly now, flighted and on middle, Kyle Mayers dances down the track to get to the pitch of it and slog it, he loses his bottom hand but the ball still sails way over the long on fence for a biggie.

8.31

Tossed up, full and on off, Roston Chase pushes it through covers for a run.

8.20

Slower through the air, keeps a bit low, Roston Chase does well to get some bat on it as the ball rolls towards mid off.

8.11

Floated, short and on leg, Kyle Mayers flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 19 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 75/2

K Mayers25 (13)

R Chase7 (4)

A Phehlukwayo1-0-19-0

7.61

Loopy delivery, off-pace, full and on off, Kyle Mayers drills it towards long off for one more.

7.51

Pitched up and on middle, Roston Chase tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

7.44

FOUR! Roston Chase joins the party now! Back of a length and outside off, Roston Chase gets on top of the bounce and smashes it through point for a boundary now.

7.31

Slower one now, full and on off, Kyle Mayers looks to drive but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

7.26

SIX MORE! Kyle Mayers looking dangerous here! Andile Phehlukwayo goes short of a length and around leg, Kyle Mayers does not miss out on that and pulls it powerfully over the deep square leg fence for another maximum.

7.16

SIX! BANG! Welcome to the game, Andile Phehlukwayo! He begins with a good-length delivery around off, Kyle Mayers picks up the length early and swipes it away effortlessly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Andile Phehlukwayo replaces Anrich Nortje.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 56/2

R Chase2 (2)

K Mayers11 (9)

N Peter1-0-5-1

6.62

Short and on middle, Roston Chase heaves it away wide of deep mid-wicket, there is a bit of miscommunication between the two deep fielders but they manage to stop it in the end. Two runs taken.

6.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Roston Chase blocks it out.

Roston Chase is in at number 4.

6.4W

OUT! TAKEN! A special moment for Nqabayomzi Peter! He gets his maiden T20I wicket and it a prized scalp of Brandon King. This is a googly, full and outside off, Brandon King goes down and tries to fetch it, mistimes his lofted shot in the air towards long on where Wiaan Mulder takes a good catch. Peter is absolutely delighted and all of his teammates come in to congratulate him. King goes back after a decent and the Windies are two down now.

6.31

Flighted, full and on leg, Kyle Mayers clips it through square leg for another run.

6.21

Floated, full and on off, Brandon King uses his feet and yorks himself, digs it out wide of extra covers who makes a half-stop. They cross.

6.11

Nqabayomzi Peter starts with a flatter delivery, short and around off, Kyle Mayers punches it through covers for a single.

Nqabayomzi Peter, the debutant is into the attack. He replaces Lungi Ngidi.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 51/1

B King35 (20)

K Mayers9 (7)

A Nortje2-0-28-0

5.66

SIX! What a shot! Anrich Nortje bangs this hard on the pitch this time, on middle, Brandon King makes room for himself and slashes it over the deep backward point fence for a biggie. West Indies are 51/1 at the end of the Powerplay!

5.51

Short of a length and around leg, Kyle Mayers heaves it away to deep square leg for a single.

5.40

Hard length and on middle, Kyle Mayers stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

5.34

FOUR! Put away! Anrich Nortje tries the back-of-the-hand slower one, but serves this full and on the pads, Kyle Mayers easily picks it up and whips it towards the deep square leg fence for another boundary.

5.20

Change of pace now, on a length and on off, Kyle Mayers guides it straight to point.

5.14

FOUR! Top shot! Anrich Nortje lands this back of a length and just around off, Kyle Mayers stands tall and crunches it from the middle of the bat through point for a crips boundary.

Anrich Nortje replaces Bjorn Fortuin.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 36/1

B King29 (19)

K Mayers0 (2)

L Ngidi2-0-19-0

4.60

Another change in pace, slow, outside off and full, Brandon King plays it straight to covers to end the over.

4.50

A slow off-cutter on off, and full in length, Brandon King watches it closely and drives it straight to covers along the ground.

4.46

SIX! Mammoth! A misfired full toss on the pads, Brandon King predicts it early and cashes onto it, and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

4.34

FOUR! That's gorgeous! Lungi Ngidi offers a minimal width on off and bowls it full, Brandon King prods ahead and drives it neatly through covers for a crisp boundary.

4.20

Slightly outside off on a hard length, Brandon King goes for a slash through to the off side but misses.

4.10

Bullets a low full toss on the stumps, Brandon King jams it out back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 26/1

K Mayers0 (2)

B King19 (13)

B Fortuin2-0-4-1

3.60

Tossed up at the stumps. Mayers knocks it back at the bowler.

3.50

Outside off on a shortish length, Kyle Mayers cuts it to point off the back foot.

Kyle Mayers walks out to bat at number 3.

3.4W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Bjorn Fortuin provides the first breakthrough for South Africa! Bjorn Fortuin adjusts his line and lands a flighted-delivery on the leg stump line, Johnson Charles already shuffles outside leg stump and sits down to slog it over the fence over deep mid-wicket but he is a bit early on the shot and mistimes it up in the air. Ryan Rickelton at deep mid-wicket runs forward a couple of steps and settles underneath it and takes a regulation catch in the deep. West Indies lose their first wicket.

3.30

Drags his length, on off, Johnson Charles cuts it to covers.

3.20

Slower through the air, on the top of the middle and leg, Johnson Charles sits down for a sweep but misses. That was marginally close and just over the middle stump.

3.11

Short, drifting on the leg stump, Brandon King tucks it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 25/0

J Charles7 (6)

B King18 (12)

A Nortje1-0-13-0

2.60

Straight and on a hard length, on the top of the middle, Johnson Charles goes for a big swipe across over the leg side but misses out to connect.

2.51

Pulls his length a bit, on the stumps again, Brandon King plays it to deep backward square leg for a single.

2.40

Sees the batter shuffling across leg stump, Anrich Nortje cannons a low full toss, Brandon King somehow manages to jam it towards backward point.

2.32

Almost an identical length, on the stumps, Brandon King works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of more runs.

2.26

SIX! Dominant! At 144.7 kph on a hard length, on the top of the middle, Brandon King gets himself in position early and pulls it flat over mid-wicket for a sensational six.

2.14

FOUR! Shot! Short and on the top of the leg stump, Brandon King shuffles a bit to the off side and swivels and pulls it fine enough for a boundary. Quinton de Kock leaps but the ball flies well over his head for a boundary.

Anrich Nortje replaces Lungi Ngidi.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 12/0

J Charles7 (5)

B King5 (7)

B Fortuin1-0-3-0

1.60

Flights it up on full and on the stumps, Johnson Charles goes for a sweep but mistimes it towards square leg.

1.50

Full in length, holds a bit on the deck as well. Johnson Charles plays to backward point.

1.41

Follows the batter as Brandon King shuffles away from the leg side, bowls it full, Brandon King plays it to the leg side for a single.

1.30

Full and on off, Brandon King drives it straight to covers.

1.21

Drops it on a length, in front of the stumps, Johnson Charles works it in front of the square on the leg side for a single.

1.11

Around the wicket, full and on middle, Brandon King comes down the track and plays it straight over the head of the bowler for a single.

South Africa going with spin early as Bjorn Fortuin is ready to share the attack.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 9/0

J Charles6 (2)

B King3 (4)

L Ngidi1-0-9-0

0.60

Good comeback! Fuller in length, on middle and leg, Johnson Charles works it to mid on for no runs. 9 off the first over for the hosts.

0.56

SIX! What a connection! First six of the match! Lungi Ngidi lands it right into the slot on off, Johnson Charles clears his front leg and hoists it handsomely over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

0.41

Bangs it on the length, at middle and leg, Brandon King skips down the track and mistimes it off the toe-end towards long on for a single.

0.30

This one nips sharply into the batter from outside off, on a good length, Brandon King tries to swipe it away but misses.

0.22

Oh, a tough chance but a great effort from Ryan Rickelton. Outside off on a hard length, Brandon King flashes hard at it and slaps it flat to covers where Ryan Rickelton leaps in the air and deflects the ball to the deep. Two runs taken. A brave effort from the fielder there that saved a certain boundary.

0.10

Hits the hard length, straight and on middle and leg, Brandon King hops on the back foot and taps it solidly to mid on.

We are all set to start! The South African players are already in their respective field positions. Brandon King and Johnson Charles are the two openers for West Indies. Lungi Ngidi has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

PITCH REPORT - Mike Haysman is at the pitchside. Starts informing about the dimensions and says, it is 65 and 64 meters on either square. Says that with the wind building up a bit later, the ball will carry well in the air. Adds that the spinners got a good purchase off the track in the first game. Says it is very dry and has got quite a few cracks around. Reckons that it will play better than the first game and also thinks that the spinners will play a crucial role once again. Ends up by saying that it will a challenging surface to score runs.

Rassie van der Dussen, the captain of South Africa says that they would have batted first as well. Adds that it's a great opportunity to rectify their errors in the first game. Tells that they took a bit longer to get into the game and they had some traveling to do but don't want to use that as an excuse. Informs Anrich Nortje comes in for Gerald Coetzee and Nqabayomzi Peter makes his debut in place of Ottniel Baartman.

Brandon King, the skipper of West Indies calls it right and elects to bat first. He starts and says this is the kind of pitch where chasing is a bit tricky. Adds they did a few things better in the first game and certainly there are areas to improve especially in the batting. Further tells that they just need to improve on the one-percenters. Informs Romario Shepherd comes in the XI in place of Matthew Forde.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Matthew Breetzke, Rassie van der Dussen (C), Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Nqabayomzi Peter (In place of Ottniel Baartman and On Debut), Anrich Nortje (In place of Gerald Coetzee), Lungi Ngidi.

West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King (C), Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher (WK), Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd (In place of Matthew Forde), Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Shamar Joseph, Obed McCoy.

TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and elected to BAT first.

South Africa finds itself desperate to snatch a win and level the series. Their defeat in the opener, failing to chase a modest 176, left them reeling at a meager 147 all out. Quinton de Kock, in particular, is under pressure to find his form, but it's not just him, the entire middle order crumbled, leaving Reeza Hendricks to battle it out almost single-handedly with his courageous 87. The Proteas are in dire need of a batting overhaul, pinning hopes on players like Ryan Rickelton, Matthew Breetzke, and skipper Rassie van der Dussen to step up and deliver match-winning performances. On the bowling front, they've traditionally been strong, and they'll be eager to maintain that dominance. South Africa is geared up for this encounter with a resolute determination to bounce back with an all-round improved performance. Will South Africa bounce back? We shall find out as the toss and team updates are up next in a few minutes.

In the series opener, West Indies made an impressive start, clinching a commanding 28-run win over the Proteas at the same venue. Displaying prowess with both bat and ball, the hosts are determined to reaffirm their status as serious contenders and rejuvenate their reputation in the shortest format. Led by Brandon King's standout performance with the bat, the top order of the West Indies looked formidable, with King and Kyle Mayers leading the charge, notably King's pivotal innings of 79 runs off just 45 deliveries. Although coming into this clash, the hosts would be urging its middle order players like Andre Fletcher, Fabian Allen, and Johnson Charles to light up the stage with their batting prowess and deliver those electrifying finishes. Their bowling unit appeared to be dominating as Matthew Forde, Shamar Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, and Obed McCoy all picked up crucial wickets. Their bowlers would aim to keep the fire burning and continue their rampage.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our coverage of the 2nd T20I between West Indies and South Africa in this 3-match T20I series. South Africa's aiming to find an equalizer after falling behind 1-0, seeking redemption against the hosts who dominated in the series opener. The Sabina Park at Kingston, Jamaica is all in readiness to once again host this high-octane clash as this series holds utmost importance for both teams to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Caribbean itself. 

... MATCH DAY ...

We are down to the 2nd T20I of the three-match series between the West Indies and South Africa at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. South Africa face a quick turnaround to bounce back from a tough defeat in the series opener, while the West Indies aim to seal the series with a game to spare. After being put in to bat, Brandon King led from the front, powering the hosts to 175 with a strong performance. The bowling unit then delivered a collective effort to back it up. For South Africa, Reeza Hendricks fought a lone battle, but apart from his effort, there was little to commend in their batting performance. As the visitors strive to keep the series alive, much will depend on the experienced duo of Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen. With the ball, Ottniel Baartman and Andile Phehlukwayo shone brightly, each picking up three wickets. With the series on the line, the Proteas think tank might consider bringing in experience with Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi. Gerald Coetzee and Lungi Ngidi must elevate their performance and contribute effectively. As for the West Indies, Brandon King has started his World Cup preparations in the best possible manner. Johnson Charles and Roston Chase, also aiming for the World Cup, will look to follow suit and score runs before the event. Having missed the series opener, Jason Holder and Romario Shepherd might get some much-needed game time in the next couple of matches, with the World Cup in mind. While Matthew Forde stood out in the pace department, Gudakesh Motie excelled in spin. However, with South Africa expected to bounce back strongly, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy and Shamar Joseph will need to step up and contribute as well. Will Brandon King and Co. put in yet another spirited effort and seal the series? Or will South Africa hit back and force a series decider? We shall find out.