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South Africa win thriller to go 2-1 up

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After setting the West Indies 168 for victory, South Africa held their nerve, thanks largely to a miserly spell of two for 13 from wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and crucial death overs from Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.

De Kock claimed his seventh T20I fifty from 34 balls, hitting five fours and two sixes.

Needing 19 from the final 12 balls, the West Indies were outfoxed by Nortje’s, as Rabada secured victory in the game’s penultimate ball, tying Allen up with a yorker.

Chief scores

South Africa: 167/8 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 72, Rassie van der Dussen 32, Obed McCoy 4/22, Dwayne Bravo 3/25)

West Indies: 166/7 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 27, Nicholas Pooran 27, Tabraiz Shamsi 2/13, Anrich Nortje 2/29).

(Agencies)

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