WI vs SA 5th T20I Highlights today Saturday, 7-3-2021 – 5th T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies from National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Toss: South Africa chose to bat.
West Indies team: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards.
South Africa team: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin.
Post match presentation.
Aiden Markram is the Player of the Match: “[On his stand with de Kock] Lot of credit has to go to Quinny, he’s played a lot of T20 cricket. He was guiding me, as he’s spent a lot of time on this pitch. He’s a special player. [South Africa’s fielding in the series] Credit to the fielding coach – he’s put us through the hard yards. The attitude of the players towards Justin Ontong has been great.”
Here’s Kieron Pollard: “160-odd seems like a winning total, but we couldn’t get over the line. We made the same mistakes over and over again. We had set up the game well with guys in the shed, and so it’s disappointing… One of the positives for us is the young bowlers – McCoy, Sinclair. Hopefully, we can regroup as in five or six days we have the Australians in the Caribbean. [Squad for the T20 WC?] It’s there and thereabouts, we have an idea of what to do.”
Tabraiz Shamsi is the Player of the Series: “[I’m] somebody who likes to watch a lot of footage. Full credit goes to the entire bowling unit, which is why we won the series. There is a running joke in the team that the safest place to hit the ball is to hit it to me! People never gave us a chance. The teams played really well. To win 3-2 at their home ground shows something about the team.”
The winning captain Temba Bavuma will round off the presentation: “Very delighted, it’s been an incredible effort from the boys. Winning the series can only boost our confidence. Looking at the World Cup gives us belief. Things are gelling, we were put under pressure from a skill point of view. Big stride forward for us.”