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South Africa’s Level Series Is Aided By Linde and Rabada

South Africa’s bowlers shared five wickets between them, while the rest of the team chipped in with wickets to help the visitors tie the T20I series against the West Indies at 1-1. The all-rounder Fabian Allen attempted a robbery with a 12-ball34, but he had too much to do as the hosts lost by 16 runs.

Chasing Down A Target of 167

Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher appeared set to give the West Indies another roaring start as they chased down a score of 167. Lewis attempted to lift Anrich Nortje with the score at 31 in the fourth over, but all he heard was the death rattle. His pace partner, Kagiso Rabada, then forced Chris Gayle to eke out a lead to the covers.

Linde continued to put pressure on the West Indians.

With a couple of tight overs, Linde kept the pressure on the West Indies and was rewarded with the scalp of Nicholas Pooran. Andre Russell was also persuaded to slog one to deep midwicket. Tabraiz Shamsi got in on the act as well, sending Kieron Pollard, the captain of the West Indies, back to the hut.

Effectively Ended The West Indies

When Rabada bowled Fletcher in the 16th over, it appeared as if the pace bowler had effectively ended the West Indies’ chances of a comeback. Allen, on the other hand, gave the tourists a scare by breaking a string of sixes.

Spearheading The West Indies’ Comeback

Obed McCoy and Kevin Sinclair had shared five spoils earlier in the game to spearhead the West Indies’ comeback. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks, South Africa’s opening pair, got the team off to a flying start.

The tourists were 73 for no loss in the seventh over at one point. Sinclair snuffed out De Kock at that point, with Pooran catching the catch. Pollard, too, contributed to the dismissal by placing his faith in the review and successfully having it overturned. In the 11th over, Sinclair also got rid of Hendricks.

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