The West Indies is coming face to face with a possible early exit from the ICC T/20 World Cup taking place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, following defeats in their first two matches.
Placed in Group A of the tournament, the West Indies lost their two matches thus far, suffering a six-wicket defeat to England last Saturday and went under to South Africa.
After being bundled out for a paltry 55 by England, the West Indies’ batsmen were cautious versus South Africa, after being sent into bat.
However, Evin Lewis smashed 6 sixes in his 32-ball knock of 56, which helped West Indies to post 143 for 8 from their 20 overs. Kieron Pollard contributed 26. Dwaine Pretorious took 3 for 17 and Keshav Maharaj, 2 for 24.
Aiden Markram scored 51 not out, Rassie van der Dussen, 43 not out and Reeza Hendricks, 39, as South Africa responded with 144 for 2 from 18.2 overs.
The West Indies are in Group One of the Super 12’s and next face Bangladesh todaWest Indies face to face with early exity, and must win that encounter to keep their hopes of a semi-final place alive.
Defending champions, West Indies are the lone team to have won two titles; 2012 and 2016.