West Indies vs South Africa, 5th T20I: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn react to umpiring “shocker”


West Indies vs South Africa, 5th T20I: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn react to umpiring “shocker”.

South African greats AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn reacted to the on-field umpire’s decision as the short-pitch delivery ended well outside the leg-stump off South African batsman Wian Mulder in the final T20I between West Indies and South Africa. I was not wide. . This happened when South Africa’s score read 160-4 and Mulder was on strike against Obed McCoy in the last ball of the 19th over. McCoy bowls a short delivery along the line outside the leg stump even as Mulder tries to get some bat on him. While Mulder would have expected him to be called wide, the umpire did not think so.

Former South African batsman AB de Villiers called it a “shocker” as he replied to Dale Steyn’s tweet which read, “How on earth is that wide???!!!!!!”

Despite this decision, South Africa won the fifth and final T20I by 25 runs. The win helped them win the series 3-2 as well.

Batting first, South Africa scored 168 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs.

Aiden Markram played a brilliant innings of 70 runs while Quinton de Kock played a quick innings of 60 runs in 42 balls.

In reply, West Indies could only manage 143 for 9 in 20 overs. Evin Lewis scored a brilliant half-century while Shimron Hetmyer contributed 33 runs.

Lungi Ngidi took three wickets, while Kagiso Rabada took two as South African bowlers bowled tight lines and lengths to frustrate the West Indies batsmen.

Markram was adjudged man of the match while spinner Tabrez Shamsi was adjudged man of the series.

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