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No more chokers: Fans react after West Indies vs South Africa thriller

No more chokers: Fans react after West Indies vs South Africa thriller

The Proteas reached the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 World Cup after winning the West Indies vs South Africa match on Monday.

The Proteas came out victorious in the West Indies vs South Africa T20 World Cup match on Monday to seal the semi-final berth. Chasing a modest total of 123 runs in 17 overs, South Africa almost choked again but Marco Jansen held his nerves to win the game in the final over for his side. Let us take a look at some reactions:

Earlier in the game, South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. An excellent bowling performance from the Proteas restricted the Windies to 135/8 in 20 overs.

Quinton de Kock started the chase with a bang, hammering Akeal Hosein for three boundaries in the first over. Russell pulled things back in the next over and dismissed both openers in the same over, reducing Proteas to 15/2 before the rain halted the proceedings for more than an hour. Eventually, the chase was curtailed down to 17 overs, with South Africa requiring 123 to win the game and top Group 2.

After the rain break, Tristan Stubbs (29 off 27) saw his classy batting partners – Markram (18 off 15) and Heinrich Klaasen (22 off 10) – get undone by the extra pace and bounce of Alzarri Joseph.

Roston Chase (3-0-12-3) turned the tides all of a sudden with the ball to pick up three wickets in no time and kept the game hanging in the balance. Russell (2/19) and Joseph (2/19) bowled their heart out but failed to stop the Proteas from going past the winning line. KG Rabada (5* off 3) hit a crucial boundary off the final ball of the penultimate over before Jansen (21* off 14) kept his cool and finished the game in style with a six-over long-on.

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