Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph Take West Indies To South Africa Collection Win | Cricket Information

West Indies beat South Africa in T20I collection© AFP

Romario Shepherd’s late batting assault and a five-wicket haul by Alzarri Joseph took the West Indies to a series-clinching seven-run win in opposition to South Africa within the third Twenty20 worldwide on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Shepherd slammed 44 not out off 22 balls to elevate the West Indies from 161 for eight to 220 for eight, sharing an unbeaten ninth wicket stand of 59 off 26 balls with Joseph, who made 14 not out.

Quick bowler Joseph then took 5 for 40 as South Africa had been restricted to 213 for six.

New West Indies T20 captain Rovman Powell stated the gamers had responded to his name “to be fearless, to be pure – however it’s important to be sensible too. The blokes had been wonderful on this collection.”

Joseph, who missed the second match in Centurion when South Africa achieved a world document run chase of 259, struck essential blows when he took the wickets of T20 stars Quinton de Kock (21) and David Miller (11).

Joseph successfully wrapped up the match within the penultimate over when he dismissed top-scorer Reeza Hendricks for 83 and adopted up with the wickets of Heinrich Klaasen and Wayne Parnell.

“We made a complete and it was as much as the bowlers to defend it,” stated Joseph, who was named participant of the match.

“I thrive on the chance to make an affect.”

The final two overs of the West Indian innings had been match-changing as Shepherd and Joseph scored 17 off Wayne Parnell and 26 within the remaining over bowled by Kagiso Rabada.

“We might have preferred to wrap up the final two wickets however bar the final two or three overs we had been actually good with the ball,” stated South Africa captain Aiden Markram.

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