SA beats WI by 8 wickets as Pakistan thrashes New Zealand by five wickets – Dastabej

SA beats WI by 8 wickets as Pakistan thrashes New Zealand by five wickets

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  • South Africa thrashes the defending champions West Indies by eight wickets in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    With this, West Indies suffered a second successive defeat and are heading towards an early exit.

    Earlier,they were bowled out for 55 by England.

    South Africa, who were given a target of 144, chased down WI with 10 balls to spare and claim their first win of the tournament.

    Defeat leaves West Indies needing to win their final three Group 1 games and hoping results go their way elsewhere if they are to finish in the top two and qualify for the semi-finals.

    The defending champion is scheduled to face Bangladesh in Sharjah on Friday, while South Africa meet Sri Lanka at the same venue on Sunday.

    Likewise, Pakistan registered their second Men’s T20 World Cup victory in three days beating New Zealand by five wickets in a game played in Sharjah on Tuesday.

    Earlier, Pakistan emphatically thrashed rivals India by 10 wickets.

    Chasing 135, Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali shared 48 to seal success with eight balls left.

    New Zealand, playing their first game in Group 2, were restricted to 134-8 with Haris Rauf taking 4-22.