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Super 8: Andries Gous’ 80* goes in vain as South Africa beat USA by 18 runs

Super 8: Andries Gous’ 80* goes in vain as South Africa beat USA by 18 runs

South Africa have moved to the top of the points table in Super 8 Group 2 with a tight win at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

South Africa has won a tough 18-run victory over the USA in Antigua. Having posted a 195-run target, Proteas were on top, with Aaron Jones’ side 76/5. However, Andries Gous and Harmeet Singh turned things around quickly. They scored 91 runs together for the sixth wicket stand and brought the USA into the game. But the target remained far away. Gous scored an unbeaten 80 but fell out of partners, and South Africa claimed the first Super 8 win.

USA vs SA Scorecard

USA vs SA Squads

United States of America: Monank Patel (captain), Aaron Jones (vice-Captain), Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Nethralvakar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir. 

South Africa: Aiden Markram (c), Ottniel Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.

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