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South Africa beat USA regardless of Gous fireworks

South Africa beat USA despite Gous fireworks
Quinton de Kock hit a blistering half-century as South Africa defeated a battling United States by 18 runs of their opening T20 World Cup second-round conflict on Wednesday.

The Proteas piled up 194-4 off their 20 overs after being put into bat earlier than proscribing the USA to 176-6 because the Tremendous Eights stage bought underway on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Nonetheless, the USA, who surprised former champions Pakistan within the first spherical, had been shut to a different upset when Andries Gous (80 not out) and Harmeet Singh (38) placed on 91 for the sixth wicket.

Opening batsman De Kock, his nation’s main run-maker within the format, reached his fifteenth T20 worldwide fifty off 26 balls.

He was ultimately dismissed for 74 with seven fours and 5 sixes in a 40-ball innings which was comfortably his greatest efficiency of the match.

In 4 earlier visits to the crease on the World Cup, the 31-year-old had a better of simply 20 in opposition to Sri Lanka.

Skipper Aiden Markram additionally hit his match better of 46 from 32 balls with 4 boundaries and a six.

Markram and De Kock placed on 110 for the second wicket and helped their workforce attain 101-1 off the primary 10 overs.

Sluggish left-armer Harmeet introduced the USA again into the match by eradicating De Kock and fellow dangerman David Miller (0) within the house of two balls.

Markram’s innings was ended by spectacular quick bowler Saurabh Netravalkar who completed with 2-21 from his 4 overs.

Heinrich Klaasen (36 not out) and Tristan Stubbs (20 not out) added an undefeated 53 for the fifth wicket.

The US loved a shiny begin to their reply on Wednesday, reaching 50 within the first 5 overs earlier than they struggled to include the Proteas’ pace-spin assault.

Kagiso Rabada eliminated Steven Taylor (24) and Nitish Kumar (eight) earlier than American hopes suffered a serious blow when skipper Aaron Jones was out with out scoring.

Jones had smashed an undefeated 94 within the first-round win over Canada however lasted simply 5 balls Wednesday when he edged spinner Keshav Maharaj to De Kock.

Former New Zealand worldwide Corey Anderson made a fast 12 earlier than his stumps had been scattered by Anrich Nortje one ball after cracking a six over midwicket.

The USA limped to 73-4 off the primary 10 overs earlier than opener Gous and Harmeet all of the sudden reignited their workforce’s hopes. Gous smashed leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for 3 sixes within the 18th over to depart his workforce needing 28 off 12 balls.

Rabada, nonetheless, conceded simply two runs off the nineteenth over whereas additionally dismissing Harmeet to complete with 3-18. Harmeet made his runs from 22 balls with two fours and three sixes.

Gous’s runs got here off 47 balls and featured 5 fours and 5 sixes. Shamsi went for 50 runs off his 4 overs.