West Indies beat South Africa by seven runs
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West Indies beat South Africa by seven runs in the third and final T20 International at the Wanderers Stadium on Wednesday to clinch a 2-1 series victory.
Aiden Markram said that South Africa’s batting wasn’t up to the mark in the third and final T20I against Rovman Powell’s West Indies. On Tuesday, the Proteas lost to the Caribbean team by seven runs at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and conceded the series 1-2.
After being asked to chase down 221, South Africa were restricted to 213 for six. Reeza Hendricks scored 83 runs off 44 balls, but his knock went in vain.
Markram, however, had words of praise for his team’s bowlers after their comeback following the second T20I at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Proteas won the second game after chasing down 259.
“It was a good game in the end for the neutral watcher. We let ourselves down with the bat a little. We fell a few runs short at the end of it. Have to give the bowlers credit for the way they responded after Sunday,” Markram said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
South Africa faces two must-win One-Day International fixtures against the Netherlands starting in Benoni on Friday as it bids for automatic qualification for the Cricket World Cup in India later this year.