Twitter Reactions: South Africa dominates West Indies as Aiden Markram lead the way with the bat

Twitter Reactions: South Africa dominates West Indies as Aiden Markram lead the way with the bat

South Africa won the clash by eight wickets.

Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 saw the day of the light between South Africa and West Indies wherein both nations looked forward to making a mark owing to their dismal opener in the tournament. However, South Africa won the clash in a clinical manner by eight wickets owing to classy batting by the middle order. Winning the toss in Dubai, South Africa invited the opposite side to come up with the willows first.

Though they got a great start due to Evin Lewis’ heroics at the top as he smashed 56 runs off 35 balls, they failed to convert it into a shining total. Lewis’s partner Lendl Simmons marked his entry back to the pavilion after adding just 16 runs. The middle order of West Indies didn’t take any onus to rise on the occasion barring skipper Kieron Pollard who contributed a cameo of 26 runs to push West Indies post 143 runs on the board.

Dwaine Pretorius picked three wickets while in form Anrich Nortje continued his rich form as he picked two wickets while refusing to leak many runs by conceding at 3.50. When South Africa came up to chase, Temba Bavuma walked up with newly roped Reeza Hendricks. Hendricks made good use of the opportunity by adding 39 runs from his bat.

Here is how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s clinical win

Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram made their bats talk as they did wonders for the team in the middle. While Dussen smashed 43 off 51 balls, Markram was quick and fiery with his knock by smashing 51 off 22 balls. Akeal Hosein picked one wicket for West Indies while Dwayne Bravo conceded5.75 at an impressive

Apart from the game, the major highlight of the clash turned out to be star cricketer Quinton de Kock’s pull-out at the 11th hour. Ahead of South Africa’s game against West Indies, CSA asked its players to take a knee in order to mark their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter moment. However, De Kock chose to refrain from the event and suddenly pulled out of the entire game. It remains to be seen if he will continue his journey forward in T20 World Cup 2021.