NAGPUR (Staff Report) – West Indies beat South Africa by three wickets in their World T20 Super-10 match on Friday.
West Indies have book their spot in the semi-finals from Group One.
South Africa set a target of 123. West Indies won the toss and elected to field against South Africa in the 27th match of World T20 2016 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.
A win for the West Indies would see them qualify for the semi-finals while South Africa, sitting third in Group One after a loss and a victory, can ill afford to lose.
The Proteas made two changes to the team that beat Afghanistan by 37 runs in Mumbai on Sunday.
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West Indies Squad:
Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor
South Africa Squad:
Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese
The Super 10 round comprises of 18 games, where two groups of fives teams each are fighting each other to qualify for semifinals. Top two teams from both groups will make it to semifinals. The round will conclude on March 28.
New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals on 30 and 31 March, respectively, while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue of the 3 April finals. The women’s semi-finals and final will be followed by the men’s knock-out matches. There is a reserve day for the finals.
Earlier Bangladesh and Afghanistan qualified for the Super 10 round, remaining top teams of two groups in the qualifying round.
The men’s event will carry a total prize money of $5.6million, which is an 86 per cent increase from the 2014 tournament, while the total prize money for the women’s event is $400,000, which is a 122 per cent increase from the Bangladesh event.