Updated:Oct 24, 2021 8:00 am
Adil Rashid took 4 wickets for England as they thrashed the West Indies in Saturday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, Australia would defeat South Africa in a low-scoring affair.
Australia vs South Africa
Australia won the toss and elected to field first.
Temba Bavuma would be bowled by Glenn Maxwell for 12 before Rassie van der Dussen would be caught behind by Matthew Wade off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood for 2. Quinton de Kock would be bowled by the same bowler for 7 before Heinrich Klaasen would be caught by Steve Smith off the bowling of Pat Cummings for 13.
David Miller would be LBW to Adam Zampa for 16 before Dwaine Pretorius would be caught by Wade off the same bowler for 1. Keshav Maharaj would be run out by Maxwell without scoring before Aiden Markram (pictured below) would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Mitchell Starc for 40 off 36 balls. Anrich Nortje would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Aaron Finch off the same bowler, for 2 with Kagiso Rabada (19) and Tabraiz Shamsi (0) the not out batsmen.Embed from Getty Images
Finch would be caught by Rabada off the bowling of Nortje without scoring before David Warner would be caught by Klaasen off Rabada’s bowling for 14. Mitchell Marsh would be caught by van der Dussen off the bowling of Maharaj for 11 before Smith (pictured below, batting) would be caught by Markram off the bowling of Nortje for 35.
Maxwell would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Shamsi, for 18 with Marcus Stoinis (24 off 16 balls) and Wade (15 off 10 balls) seeing the Aussies home with 2 balls to spare.Embed from Getty Images
SA 118/9 (20 overs), AUS 121/5 (19.4 overs)
England vs West Indies
England would win the toss and bat to field first as the two finalists from the 2016 competition met.
Evin Lewis would be caught by Moeen Ali off the bowling of Chris Woakes for 6 before Lendl Simmons would be caught by Liam Livingstone off the bowling of Ali for 3. Shimron Hetmyer would be caught by Eoin Morgan off the same bowler for 9 before Chris Gayle would be caught by Dawid Malan off the bowling of Tymal Mills for 13.
Dwayne Bravo would be caught by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Chris Jordan before Nicholas Pooran would be caught behind by Jos Buttler off the bowling of Mills for 1. Andre Russell would be bowled by Adil Rashid (pictured below) without scoring before Kieron Pollard would be caught by Bairstow off the same bowler for 6. Rashid would also take the final 2 wickets as Obed McCoy would be caught by Roy for a golden duck before Ravi Rampaul would be bowled for 3 – Akeal Hosein finishing 6 not out.
Rashid finished with 4 wickets for just 2 runs while the 55 that West Indies scored is the 3rd lowest score in T20 World Cup history (second place was The Netherlands innings from the previous day).Embed from Getty Images
Jason Roy would be caught by Gayle off the bowling of Rampaul for 11 before Bairstow would be caught & bowled by Hosein for 9. Ali would be run out by Lewis for 3 with Livingstone also caught & bowled by Hosein for 1 – Buttler (pictured below) and Morgan would finish 24 and 7 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
WI 55 (14.2 overs), ENG 56/4 (8.2 overs)
Today’s Fixtures (Times are in BST)
11:00 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
15:00 – India vs Pakistan