Proteas posthaste bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates wicket (AFP)
The Proteas bounced relief in opposition to the West Indies to gain the 2d T20 by 16 runs on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium in St George’s on Sunday.
SCORECARD | West Indies v Proteas – 2nd T20
The Proteas have now levelled the five-match T20 sequence 1-1, with the third T20 scheduled for Tuesday.
After environment a target of 167, Proteas posthaste bowler Anrich Nortje struck early as he dismissed the unhealthy Evin Lewis for 21.
Rapidly afterwards Kagiso Rabada captured the excellent wicket of Chris Gayle (8) as he looped it up straight into the arms of George Linde.
Linde came on and rapidly picked up the wicket of wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran for 9.
Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi additionally got in on the action as he dismissed Windies captain Kieron Pollard (1), as a consequence of a stellar dive take by Reeza Hendricks.
Participant of the match Linde, who completed with figures of two for 19, picked up the wicket of Andre Russell (5) as the West Indies stood at 70/5.
West Indies opener Andre Fletcher high-scored with 35 off 36 balls (2 fours and a six) and shared a 34-dart partnership with Jason Holder (20) sooner than Fletcher fell to Rabada.
Rabada completed as the finest bowler for the Proteas, producing figures of three for 37.
Fabian Allen had a behind cameo, scoring 34 off 12 balls (5 sixes) sooner than Lungi Ngidi ended his spell, as the West Indies ended on 150/9 of their 20 overs.
After West Indies chose to bowl first, the Proteas got off to an stunning starting up as openers Quinton de Kock and Hendricks shared a 73-dart partnership.
The duo raced to bigger than 10 runs per over as they scored 69 in the hole six-over powerplay.
At 95 for one halfway via the innings, the South Africans had been smartly poised for a full closer to the 200-dart heed.
Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair removed both openers as De Kock was dismissed for 26 (off 20 balls, 2 fours and 2 sixes) and Hendricks was trapped after a sturdy 42 off 30 balls (5 fours and a six).
Pacer Obed McCoy annoyed the guests as the Proteas had been hoping to continue on their posthaste starting up.
On the opposite hand, McCoy rapidly claimed the wicket of David Miller (11) sooner than taking pictures Henrich Klaasen (10) and Linde (3) to full with spectacular figures of three for 25.
Proteas captain Bavuma high-scored with 46 off 33 balls (5 fours and a six) sooner than Jason Holder bowled him.
South Africa ultimately posted 166/7 of their 20 overs, which proved to be ample to level the sequence.
The third T20 in St George’s is scheduled to salvage underway at 20: 00 SA time on Tuesday.
South Africa – 166/7 in 20 overs (Bavuma 46, Hendricks 42, McCoy 3-25, Sinclair 2-23)
West Indies – 150/9 in 20 overs (Fletcher 35, Allen 34, Rabada 3/37, Linde 2/19)
Result: South Africa gain by 16 runs