In the fourth T20I of the ongoing 5-match leg at National Cricket Stadium in Grenada, West Indies defeated South Africa to level the series two-two.
Place to bat very first, the hosts posted 167/six in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to a blistering knock by skipper Kieron Pollard. The Trinidadian led his troops from the front and took his group to a competitive total just after losing six wickets for just 101 in 15.three overs.
Pollard activated his classic beast mode and entirely changed the course of the match. He took Proteas bowlers to the cleaners by smashing unbeaten 51 from just 25 deliveries.
Apart from Polly, Lendl Simmons also contributed nicely at the major with a critical 34-ball 47. He slammed eight boundaries, which includes 5 maximums and kept the run-price alive in spite of the fall of wickets from the other finish.
For South Africa, but once again George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi exhibited major-class bowling to place brakes on the run-flow in the middle-overs. Although Linde picked up two scalps for 16 runs, Shamsi also bagged a couple by providing away only 13 runs in his quota of four overs.
In response, the guests could only handle to attain 149/9, losing the contest by 21 runs. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo was the star of the evening with the ball. He picked up a 4-wicket haul for just 19 runs in his four overs.
Bravo offered the most critical breakthrough for the property group when he dismissed Proteas opener, Quinton de Kock. The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman stayed alive till the 18th more than and scored 60 runs off 43 balls, which includes six fours and two sixes.
Just after de Kock, Aiden Markram was the second-highest run-scorer for the vacationers, with 20 runs off 20 deliveries.
The series decider will now take spot at the similar venue on Saturday (July 03).
Short Score: West Indies 167/six (Kieron Pollard 51*, Tabraiz Shamsi two/13) beat South Africa 146/9 (Quinton de Kock 60, Dwayne Bravo four/19) by 21 runs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Superior win @windiescricket …. Power is such a significant point in cricket WI finish super powerful took it into their bowling even though SA exactly where nevertheless shell-shock from Pollard crazy hitting wow 💪🏾 #WIvsSA
— Tino95 (@tinobest) July 1, 2021
WI WIN by 2️⃣1️⃣ runs! 🥳👏🏽
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 1, 2021
Correct then. Windies have sufficient to hustle.
Legendary stuff from the T20 🐐 Kieron Pollard. Clutch max.#WIvsSA
— Srinath (@srinathb) July 1, 2021
⛔️ Outcome | @windiescricket WIN BY 21 RUNS
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 1, 2021
West Indies win the fourth T20 against South Africa, bringing the series level at two-two.
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2021
Kieron Pollard in the 4th T20I:
51* off 25 balls (two fours, five sixes)
1/24 in four overs (Conceded 1 4)
No other captain scored a fifty at 200+ strike price and had an economy of six or significantly less across 4 overs in the similar T20I. #WIvSA
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) July 1, 2021
— Cricket Instances (@CricketTimesHQ) July 2, 2021
West Indies opening bowlers these days:-
Chris Gayle – 41y 283d
Fidel Edwards – 39y 145d
Never ever prior to in men’s T20Is, each opening bowlers of a complete-member group had been at least 34 years old.#WIvSA
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 1, 2021
Captain, leader, Kieron Pollard.
West Indies beneath stress and he stands up, they had been 70 for four from ten.five overs then Pollard smashed 51* runs from just 25 balls which includes two fours and five sixes at a strike price of 204. What a player, Legend in T20. #WIvSA pic.twitter.com/nZ2pBWZpkI
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 1, 2021
Effectively played Kieron Pollard! That is a superior half century! #WIvSA
— EEMS (@NaeemahBenjamin) July 1, 2021
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) July 1, 2021
Kieron Pollard is unreal man
— Prashanth S (@ps_it_is) July 1, 2021
Worthwhile innings from the T20 skipper Kieron Pollard with a 21-ball half century against South Africa! West Indies close on 167/six.
— Snicholas (@snicholasTT) July 1, 2021
There had been quite a few in the Caribbean who stated DJ Bravo shouldnt come back to West Indies colours as if we had players who can do what he does.
Do not sleep on significant match practical experience in this format.
— Caribbean Cricket Podcast (@CaribCricket) July 1, 2021
Kieron Pollard requirements have not dropped year just after year, A freak in T20s.
— Arjun (@LifeIsAnElation) July 1, 2021