Tabraiz Shamsi, South Africa, T20 World CupSAfrica's Shamsi Praises Team
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South Africa’s spinner Tabraiz Shamsi hailed his team’s resilience after a gripping win over West Indies in the 2024 T20 World Cup on June 24, securing their spot in the semi-finals. The Proteas, led by Shamsi’s stellar bowling performance of 3/27, restricted West Indies to 135 runs. Despite rain interruptions and a revised target of 123 runs from 17 overs, South Africa clinched victory by 3 wickets via the DLS method.

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, South Africa faced early setbacks as Andre Russell dismissed openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks. However, Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada guided them to victory in a tense final over.

Reflecting on the match, Shamsi expressed admiration for his team’s fighting spirit throughout the tournament. “Our team has shown resilience and determination in every game. Marco Jansen’s confidence in the crucial final over was pivotal,” he remarked during the post-match presentation.

Acknowledging the team effort, Shamsi credited the coaching staff for their support and emphasized the cohesive performance of the entire squad. With eyes set on the semi-finals, South Africa now awaits their opponents from Group 1, depending on the outcome of matches involving India, Australia, and Afghanistan.

Stay tuned as the T20 World Cup action unfolds, with South Africa poised for further thrilling encounters on their quest for glory.

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