Proteas underspend against Windies


The Proteas clinched the T20 series against the West Indies when the home team won the second match in the series by 16 runs in Kingston.

The South Africans struggled to keep the Windies’ flashing bats in check and especially Roston Chase (67 runs from 38 balls) often sent the ball to the boundary line.

Nqaba Peter, the 21-year-old opening bowler who made his international debut in the match, was the visitors’ best bowler.

He remained calm when the Windies batsmen wanted to put him under pressure with aggressive batting and he took the wickets of Brandon King and Kyle Mayers.

However, the rest of the bowlers struggled, with Lungi Ngidi (10.25), Anrich Nortjé (11.75) and Andile Phehlukwayo (17.00) conceding hopelessly too many runs per over.

Good news is that Quinton de Kock at least showed signs of his attacking best again.

The left-handed opening batsman smashed 41 runs from just 17 balls and he enjoyed a blistering partnership of 81 runs with Reeza Hendricks.

But when these two batsmen were taken out shortly after each other, the other Protea batsmen struggled to get up the mast.

Gudakesh Moti was once again a thorn in their flesh and he got rid of Rassie van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo and Wiaan Mulder.

The final match in the series kicks off at 9pm and the action will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

West Indies 207/7 in 20 overs: Roston Chase 67*, Brandon King 36 and Nqaba Peter 2/32.

South Africa 191/7 in 20 overs: Quinton de Kock 41, Reeza Hendricks 34 and Gudakesh Moti 3/22.