West Indies beat South Africa by 21 runs in the fourth match of the five-match T20I series. With this win, the Caribbean team leveled the series 2-2. Batting first, West Indies scored 167 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs, thanks to a stormy innings of 51 runs from 25 balls by Lendl Simmons (47) and captain Kieron Pollard. In response, South Africa’s team could manage only 146 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs despite Quinton de Kock’s strong innings of 60 runs. Dwayne Bravo took four wickets while bowling brilliantly.
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Chasing the target of 168 runs, the Caribbean team did not have a good start Riza Hendrix (2) was stumped for hitting big shots against Chris Gayle. After this, Captain Bavuma also could not do much and went on scoring just 7 runs. Quinton de Kock definitely kept one end, but he could not get support from the other side. After playing an innings of 60 runs, de Kock returned to the pavilion by catching Simmons off Dwayne Bravo. Bravo took 4 wickets for just 19 runs in his four overs and smashed South Africa’s batting order.
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Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis failed to give a good start to West Indies after losing the toss and opting to bat first. Lewis returned to the pavilion after scoring just 7 runs off Enrich Nortje. Explosive batsmen Chris Gayle (5) and Shimron Hetmyer (7) also could not show anything special with the bat. However, in the last overs, captain Kieron Pollard took the lead and took the news of South Africa’s bowlers fiercely. Batting at a strike rate of 204, Pollard scored 51 runs in just 25 balls and remained unbeaten. For South Africa, Shamsi took 2 wickets for 13 runs in 4 overs.