SA vs WI: West Indies won the series by defeating South Africa in the third T20

West Indies won 2-1 in the three-game T20 series between South Africa and the West Indies. West Indies won the series by winning the third and deciding match. The third game of the T20 series was played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. West Indies won by 7 runs in this match. In the match, West Indies batsman Romario Shepherd scored an unbeaten 44 and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph took 5 wickets.

Like the other two games in the series, it was also a high-scoring game. Both teams crossed the 200-run mark. The West Indies team, coming out to bat first, put 220 runs on the board for 8 wickets in 20 overs. In this, Romario Shepherd, who came to bat at number 9, played an unbeaten 44 runs off 22 balls aided by 2 fours and 3 sixes. Aside from this, Nicholas Pooran added 41 runs for the team off 19 balls aided by 2 fours and 4 sixes. In turn, Brendan King, who came on in the opening, scored 36 and middle-order batsman Ramón Reifer scored 27 runs, the rest of the batsmen could not cross the 20-run mark.

Chasing runs, the South African side could only manage 213 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. For the team, Reeza Hendricks scored an 83-run innings off 44 balls. Her innings included 11 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from this, Riley Rosso also scored 42 runs off 21 balls by hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes. However, brilliant innings from both batsmen could not bring the team to the threshold of victory.

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West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who took five wickets in the third match, was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ title. He took 5 wickets in 4 overs expending 40 runs at an economy of 10, while West Indies batsman Johnson Charles was selected as the ‘Player of the Series’ for his brilliant innings. Charles scored 28 runs off 14 balls in the first match, in the second match he scored 118 runs off 46 balls with 10 fours and 11 sixes.

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