T20 World Cup 2021: Super 12 Points Table After West Indies vs South Africa & New Zealand vs Pakistan
T20 World Cup 2021: Super 12 Points Table After West Indies vs South Africa & New Zealand vs Pakistan

The 18th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 saw the battle between Group 1 teams Temba Bavuma-led South Africa National Cricket Team and Kieron Pollard-led West Indies National Cricket Team at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday, October 26. South Africa defeated West Indies by 8 wickets comfortably chasing the 144 runs target.

Batting first West Indies started slow, in the first three overs they were able to score only 6 runs. However, after a message from the skipper Pollard, opener Evin Lewis went berserk but Lendl Simmons was still struggling to score quick runs. In the 4th over West Indies scored 12 runs and the 5th over was even better as they smashed 18 runs. At the end of the powerplay, both the openers remained not out with 43 runs on the board.

Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons. Image-Twitter

After that Evin Lewis looked unstoppable and kept smashing fours and sixes. However, after scoring 56 runs at the strike rate of 160, Lewis was sent back to the dugout by spinner Keshav Maharaj. Lendl Simmons after a lot of struggle also lost his wicket in the 14th over.

Meanwhile, the power-packed middle order of West Indies was unable to deliver a good performance which resulted in the team posting only 143 runs at the loss of 8 wickets.

Kieron Pollard and Temba Bavuma
Kieron Pollard and Temba Bavuma (Credit: Twitter)

Chasing the target captain Temba Bavuma once again failed to deliver a good performance with the bat as he got run out after scoring only 2 runs. However, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen provided stability by 57 runs off 50 balls before Akeal Hosein dismissed Reeza Hendricks. In the end, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen marched the Proteas team towards the victory with 10 balls remaining.

T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand vs Pakistan

Tim Southee
Tim Southee. (Photo: Twitter)

In the 19th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 teams Kane Williamson-led New Zealand National Cricket Team and Babar Azam-led Pakistan National Cricket Team went head-to-head at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets to register their second consecutive win in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

Babar Azam won the toss and invited Kane Williamson and co. to bat first. Left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled a maiden first over. However, Openers Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill took some time and had a decent start but Guptill was dismissed by Haris Rauf in the 6th over. Daryl Mitchell smashed a six to Imad Wasim in the first ball of the 9th over and lost his wicket in the very next ball. Also, James Neesham tried to smash a maximum to Mohammad Hafeez but was caught near the boundary line by Fakhar Zaman.

Kane Williamson, Babar Azam
Kane Williamson, Babar Azam. (Photo: Twitter)

Skipper Kane Williamson was having a very good partnership with Devon Conway, but he was sent back to the dugout by Hasan Ali’s direct hit in the 14th over. After that, the middle-order batters were unable to do anything good which resulted in The Blackcaps posting only 134 runs on the board at the loss of 8 wickets.

Chasing the target Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan looked comfortable out in middle. However, Veteran pacer Tim Southee broke the partnership by dismissing Babar Azam in the 6th over. After the wicket of skipper Azam, team Pakistan lost the wickets at regular intervals. Fakhar Zaman got out in the 9th over, Mohammad Hafeez in 11th and the man in red hot form Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed by Ish Sodhi in the 12th over. In the end, Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik added brilliant 48 runs to help Pakistan to win the match with 8 balls remaining.

T20 World Cup 2021: Super 12 Points Table After New Zealand vs Pakistan and South Africa vs West Indies

T20 World Cup 2021

T20 World Cup 2021: Super 12 Points Table After West Indies vs South Africa & New Zealand vs Pakistan

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