Rain Interrupts South Africa's Tense Chase in Must-Win T20 World Cup Clash

In a crucial T20 World Cup match, South Africa lost early wickets to Andre Russell before heavy rain interrupted their chase against the West Indies. If no further play is possible, South Africa will advance to the semi-finals, knocking out the West Indies.

PTI | Northsound | Updated: 24-06-2024 08:47 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 08:47 IST
Rain Interrupts South Africa's Tense Chase in Must-Win T20 World Cup Clash
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In a high-stakes Super 8s game of the T20 World Cup, South Africa found themselves in trouble early, losing openers Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock for a mere 15 runs. Star all-rounder Andre Russell was the key disruptor, claiming both wickets to become the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies in T20 World Cup history.

Rain halted proceedings soon after, leaving the match in a precarious position. Only two overs were bowled in the South African chase, and according to tournament rules, a minimum of five overs must be bowled by each team for a result. If the weather does not improve, South Africa, currently on five points from three games, will progress to the semi-finals while the West Indies will face elimination.

Earlier in the game, Roston Chase's solid half-century was undermined by South Africa's spinners, with Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, and Aiden Markram collectively dismantling the West Indies batting lineup.

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