Roston Chase’s impressive performance seals West Indies win over South Africa in second T20I

The Windies got over the line by 16 runs

By Web Desk
May 26, 2024
The Windies defeated South Africa by 16 runs in the 2nd T2OI match. - File/AFP

West Indies defeated South Africa by 16 runs during the second T20I, on Saturday, May 25, in Kingston, Jamaica. The Windies defended 207 to win the three-match series against South Africa, with one game remaining.

The all-rounder of West Indies, Roston Chase, showcased his skills and with a stunning 38 ball 67, guiding his team to victory over South Africa.

The Caribbean team ended up scoring 207 for 7, while South Africa scored 191 for 7 within the 20 overs.

The Windies captain, Brandon King decided to bat first, and exhibited his skills by making 36 runs off 22 deliveries, in place of regular captain Rovman Powell, who was engaged in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, the Barbadian cricketer, Kyle Mayers made 32 off 16 balls, with three sixes, and was dismissed in the ninth over, at the score of 83-3.

Both King and Mayers were brushed aside by Nqabayomzi Peter, 21-year old leg-spinner, who was playing his debut match for South Africa.

The Windies were able to gain victory against South Africa because of the remarkable 63-run partnership between Chase and Romario Shepherd. Chase hit seven fours and two sixes, but was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi in the final over.

In the second innings, South African openers, Reeza Hendricks and Quinton De Kock surprised their fans by making 81 in 4.5 overs. However, De Kock was dismissed by the slow-left armer, Akeal Hosein for 41 off just 17 balls, and was followed by Hendricks, in the next over, for 34 off 18 balls.

Despite efforts made by the South African players in the innings, the team kept on losing wickets periodically. The team could only end up scoring 191 for 7 against the winning team.