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LIVE | Proteas v West Indies: T20 World Cup – 26 October 2021

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Oct 26, 2021

South Africa and the West Indies will battle at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday, 26 October in what is a crucial match for both sides.

The first delivery is due to be bowled at 12:00 SA time.

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Both South Africa and West Indies lost their opening matches against Australia and England, respectively, and thus whichever side loses this match may well find themselves out of semi-finals contention.

In their opening match, South Africa struggled with the bat, never gaining any momentum through their innings of 118/9 from 20 overs, eventually losing to the Australians by five wickets.

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It’s fair to say there weren’t a lot of highlights for the West Indies in their match against England, as the Caribbean men were bowled out for only 55.

The 41-year-old Chris Gayle was the only batter to get into double figures with 13. Having not been dismissed in back-to-back innings for a single digit score since August 29, Evin Lewis (out for 6 against England) may hold the key with the opener averaging 30 in T20 internationals this year at a strike rate of over 160.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Africa’s wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is the leading South African run-scorer against the West Indies with 302 at an average of 50.33. Meanwhile, the West Indian legend Dwayne Bravo takes wicket against South Africa for fun with 15 wickets at a bowling average of 24, including a best of 4/19.

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STAT ATTACK

– The lowest total at Dubai was posted by the West Indies against England last match with 55.

– The average winning first innings score at Dubai is 162.

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