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In a sensational ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 match between West Indies and South Africa on Monday, the Proteas held their nerves to clinch the semi-finals berth with a 3-wicket win over the co-hosts. In the first innings, South Africa restricted West Indies to 135 runs in 20 overs while the rain-affected match was reduced to 17 overs with a target of 123 runs for South Africa via the DLS method.

Despite Roston Chase's all-round performance, scoring 52 runs and picking up three wickets, South Africa managed to win the match by three wickets with five balls remaining at the  Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda.

South Africa won the toss and invited the Windies to bat first and Tabraiz Shamsi's three-wicket haul helped the Proteas to restrict West Indies to 135 runs at a loss of eight wickets. Apart from Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, who replaced the injured Brandon King in the West Indies squad, scored 35 runs with two sixes and three fours. Mayers and Chase stitched a partnership of 81 runs for the third wicket after they lost two quick wickets.

However, no other batters made an impact for the World Cup co-hosts as the West Indies managed to score 135 runs at a loss of eight wickets. During the chase, which was reduced to 17 overs, South Africa lost both their openers at 15 runs in two overs. Partnerships between skipper Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, and Heinrich Klaasen while a decent finish by Marco Jansen helped the Proteas maintain a perfect run in Super 8s.

South Africa topped Group 2 with six points followed by England at the second spot with four points. West Indies managed the third spot with two points in three matches followed by the USA, who failed to earn a point in the Super 8s.