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SA vs WI T20 World Cup 2016 Group 1 Match: Do or Die for South Africa

Two T20 matches are coming up today in ICC t20 world cup 2016 one will be Pakistan vs Australia from Group 2 and another big match from Group 1 South Africa vs West Indies. Both the matches are very crucial and will decide the semi finalist of each group. So far New Zealand is the only team which qualifies to the knockouts by winning all the 3 matches of super10 stage they have played so far and the battle for the other three spots are still continues. Today’s match SA vs WI of T20 world cup 2016 will be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. The live action and score of the match will start at 7:30 pm (Local).

This match is very important for South Africa because they have only won 1 match out of 2 they played and if they looses today they will be almost out of the tournament. West Indies have won all 2 matches and now on the top of the World T20 Points table of Group 1. If they looses today then they have another match where a win can bring them to the next stage of the tournament. But the Caribbean team will try to freeze their place by defeating South Africa in today’s match.

SA vs WI T20 World Cup 2016

If we look on to the performance of both the team, West-Indies players are full of confidence. They have won 2 matches while chasing good target. In the very first match, Chris Gayle’s thunderous century with 11 sixes bring victory and in the second one with Gayle injured and didn’t bat but they successfully locked up the win with the young Andre Fletcher innings of 84* runs . So the team looks so balanced. In the upcoming SA vs WI T20 match the Sixer king Chris is fit and ready to bang on the African bowlers.

Yes no doubt South Africa team scoring runs. In the first match of the T20 World cup they scored 229 run but lost it, England chased down that total. The second match was against the Afghanistan team where they scored 208 runs in 20 overs and the first win of the tournament for them. AB De Villiers was the hero of the match scored 64 runs on just 29 balls with 5 sixes and one of them is included in the list of the longest sixes of the tournament. Their batting as well as bowling department is good enough to tackle any team. Rabada, Steyn, Morris and the spinner Imran Tahir are the bowlers which can bind the batsman of the West-Indies team easily. Check top 5 bowlers of the tournament .

This upcoming match will be very crucial for SA as if they looses today then they have to fly back to their country after the super10 stage matches. Currently they are on no. 3 position in the group 1 table of T20 World Cup 2016 with 2 points. So the picture is pretty clear for the today’s match South Africa vs West Indies.

Here is the team squads of both the team :-

West Indies Squad :-

Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Andre Russel, Marlon Samuels, Lendi Simmons, Jerome Taylor

South Africa Squad :-

Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese

Here is the details of South Africa vs West Indies Match :-

  Group 2, Super10 SA vs WI
South africa cricket                VsWest Indies
VenueVCA Stadium, Nagpur
Date25th March 2016
Time7:30 pm (Local Time)
TossWest Indies won the toss and elected to filed first

The Live score of the match will be updated here as soon as match starts. Till then check Top 10 run scorer of the Tournament.

Match Result: West Indies won the match by 3 wickets with 2 balls remaining and qualify to the semi finals o ICC T20 World Cup 2016.

Man of the Match : Marlon Samuels for his 43 runs innings.

South Africa vs West Indies T20 Match Score card :-

South Africa innings (20 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
HM Amlarun out (Russell/†Ramdin)12100100.00
Q de Kock†b Russell47704631102.17
F du Plessis*c Benn b Russell99701128.57
RR Rossouwc Russell b Gayle032000.00
AB de Villiersb Bravo1019121083.33
DA Millerb Gayle1540025.00
D Wiesec Sammy b Bravo28372620107.69
CH Morrisnot out1621172094.11
AM Phangisorun out (†Ramdin)41250080.00
Extras(b 4, w 2)6
Total(8 wickets; 20 overs)122(6.10 runs per over)


S Badree302207.33921
AD Russell402827.001121(2w)
CH Gayle301725.66920
CR Brathwaite201105.50300
SJ Benn402005.00800
DJ Bravo402025.001220


West Indies innings (target: 123 runs from 20 overs)RMB4s6sSR
J Charlesc du Plessis b Wiese3247352191.42
CH Gayleb Rabada43210200.00
ADS Fletcherrun out (Rossouw)11211101100.00
MN Samuelsc de Villiers b Morris44654460100.00
DJ Bravoc Wiese b Phangiso814610133.33
AD Russellc Miller b Imran Tahir41680050.00
DJG Sammy*b Imran Tahir011000.00
CR Brathwaitenot out10161001100.00
D Ramdin†not out16100100.00
Extras(lb 1, w 8)9
Total(7 wickets; 19.4 overs)123(6.25 runs per over)


K Rabada3.4038110.361042(3w)
CH Morris403318.25950(2w)
Imran Tahir401323.251200
D Wiese401914.751110(2w)
AM Phangiso401914.751101(1w)

Now South Africa have only single hope to get qualified to the semi finals, if England loses against Sri Lanka and South Africa won their next match too.

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