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Windies skipper Rovman Powell smashes his aspect to T20 win over South Africa

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West Indies captain Rovman Powell smashed a quickfire 43 not out to propel his aspect to a 3 wicket victory over South Africa in a rain decreased Twenty20 worldwide conflict on Saturday.

Powell’s knock got here off solely 18 balls because the West Indies reached their goal of 132 with three balls to spare to go 1-0 up within the three-match collection.

The recreation was decreased to 11 overs every with South Africa scoring 131-8 after which the vacationers replying with 132-7.

After a two-hour delay, Powell put South Africa into bat in damp situations and received instant returns as key batsmen Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw departed cheaply.

David Miller got here to the house aspect’s rescue by scoring 48 off 22 balls, which coupled with cameos from Reeza Hendricks (21) and Sisanda Magala (18 not out), took South Africa to a defendable complete.

West Indies went on the assault from the beginning of their innings, scoring 17 runs off their opening 4 balls earlier than South Africa snagged Kyle Mayers with the following supply.

Brandon King (23) and Johnson Charles (28) continued to bully the bowlers earlier than Powell hit three sixes and a 4 because the West Indies plundered 25 runs off Bjorn Fortuin within the eighth over.

It left them needing 20 runs off the final three overs however what ought to have been a routine project was annoyed by two wickets in as many balls for Magala earlier than Powell ensured victory within the final over.

The second T20 conflict will even be contested at Centurion on Sunday.