South Africa Secures Semifinal Spot with Win Over West Indies

In a thrilling rain-affected Super Eights match, South Africa secured their place in the T20 World Cup semifinals with a three-wicket win over hosts West Indies via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

West Indies, put into bat, managed to post 135 for 8 in their 20 overs, thanks to a solid 52 off 42 balls from Roston Chase and a quick 35 from Kyle Mayers. South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi stood out with figures of 3/27, effectively containing the West Indian batsmen.

In response, South Africa faced early trouble, standing at 15/2 in just two overs when rain interrupted the match. After a delay, the game resumed with a revised target of 123 runs in 17 overs. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, the Proteas managed to reach the target in 16.1 overs, knocking the West Indies out of the tournament.

Tristan Stubbs (29) and Heinrich Klaasen (22) contributed crucial runs for South Africa, while Roston Chase (3/12) and Andre Russell (2/19) made notable efforts with the ball for West Indies.

With this victory, South Africa became the second team to qualify for the semifinals, following defending champions England.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 135 for 8 in 20 overs (Roston Chase 52, Kyle Mayers 35; Tabraiz Shamsi 3/27)

South Africa: 124 for 7 in 16.1 overs (Tristan Stubbs 29, Heinrich Klaasen 22; Roston Chase 3/12, Andre Russell 2/19)

The Proteas’ advancement adds excitement to the tournament as they join England in the race for the coveted T20 World Cup title.

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