West Indies have beaten South Africa in the 27th match of 2016 twenty20 world cup to confirm their semi-final berth in the competition. 2012 world t20 champions registered 3 wickets victory over Proteas in a close contest. With this win, West Indies have become second team after New Zealand to qualify for ICC World T20 semi-finals. Marlon Samuels was awarded player of the match for his match winning 44 runs inning.
Winning the toss, Caribbean skipper Darren Sammy chose to bowl first. His decision went into their favor as South Africa lost 5 wickets in the score of 50 runs. It was difficult for batsmen to survive on this bowling friendly pitch and West Indies bowlers did good job for the team. Proteas opener Quinton de Kock managed to score 47 runs before he was dismissed. It helped SA to post 122 runs on the board in 20 overs.
It was an easy target for strong and in-depth West Indies batting line up. But conditions and pressure made the run chase quite interesting. Marlon Samuels and Charles played valuable innings for Windies to win the match.
Toss: West Indies won toss and chose to bowl
South Africa innings: 122 runs in 20 overs for 8 wickets loss (de Kock-47, Wiese-28)
West Indies innings: 123 runs in 19.4 overs for 7 wickets loss (Samuels-44, Charles-32)
Result: West Indies won by 3 wickets
Man of the match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies)