Fans react as co-hosts West Indies gets eliminated from T20 World Cup 2024 following heartbreaking loss against South Africa

Jun 24, 2024

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In a dramatic Super 8 fixture of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa defeated co-hosts West Indies by three wickets, securing their place in the semi-finals. The match, held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, saw South Africa join England from Group 2 in the semi-finals. Unfortunately for West Indies, despite securing five victories in the tournament, their two losses in the Super 8 stage led to their disqualification from the marquee event.

Early wickets stun West Indies

Winning the toss and opting to bowl first, the Proteas got off to a flying start with Marco Jansen dismissing West Indies opener Shai Hope for a golden duck. Skipper Aiden Markram further dented the Windies’ batting lineup by removing the dangerous Nicholas Pooran. Despite a stabilizing partnership between Kyle Mayers and Roston Chase, West Indies struggled to build momentum, losing wickets at regular intervals and ending their innings at 135/8 in 20 overs.

Rain-disrupted chase

South Africa’s chase began on a shaky note as they lost Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock early. A rain delay disrupted the game, shortening the match by three overs and revising South Africa’s target to 123 runs (DLS method). Heinrich Klaasen and Tristan Stubbs steadied the Proteas’ innings, but disciplined bowling from Chase saw South Africa lose quick wickets, leaving them at 110/7 in 15.3 overs. However, Kagiso Rabada and Jansen held their nerve, guiding South Africa to victory and knocking out the co-hosts.

Also READ: Netizens erupt as South Africa knocks West Indies out to reach the semifinals of T20 World Cup 2024

Heartbreak for West Indies

The loss was a crushing blow for West Indies, who bowed out of the tournament in front of their home crowd. The team, led by Rovman Powell, displayed commendable effort throughout the World Cup but fell short in the critical stages. Fans on social media expressed their disappointment and heartbreak over the elimination of the co-hosts, sharing their reactions and support for the team.

Here is how fans reacted:

Devastated…💔 #T20WorldCup | #WIvSA

— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 24, 2024

💔 a sad morning for the Caribbean region … we are out of the World Cup 😭Regardless, Rally Round The West Indies now and forever.

— Anmar Goodridge-Boyce (@anmargboyce) June 24, 2024

This #T20WorldCup just lost its soul. Great for South Africa but the knockouts without the West Indies is sad

— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) June 24, 2024

Heartbroken Andre Russell after a tough defeat. 💔

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 24, 2024

Heartbroken but extremely proud of that fight. 👏💗

— Barbados Royals (@BarbadosRoyals) June 24, 2024

A gutted Rovman Powell, with many heartbroken WI fans still in the stands at 1.10am on Sunday night/Monday morning. It’s been quite the ride in Group 2 of the Super 8 #T20WorldCup #WIvSA

— Alison Mitchell (@AlisonMitchell) June 24, 2024

West Indies are out of the 2024 T20 World Cup 💔#cricket #WIvSA #T20WorldCup #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) June 24, 2024

Heartbroken Andre Russell after a tough defeat. 💔

— The Queen 👑 (@TheQueen2101) June 24, 2024

West Indies have now failed to reach the semifinals of THREE consecutive T20 World Cup editions 💔💔💔#tapmad #HojaoADFree #T20WorldCup

— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) June 24, 2024

😭😭😭#cricket #westindies #southafrica

— Riseup Pant (@riseup_pant17) June 24, 2024

A massive moment in the game, Russel is heart broken, West Indies fans are heart broken!

Russel was looking so so good and then a screamer of a runout from Nortje, well done Nortje. Well done RSA.

They played like a top side tonight, captain Markram is rewriting history.

— Rajiv (@Rajiv1841) June 24, 2024

South Africa making the habit of acing close games..this one was too close for heart health. Gutted for the spirited West Indies. #T20WorldCup

— Niharika Raina (@niharika_raina) June 24, 2024

Nobody breaks my heart like West Indies cricket 🥹

— Proud West Indian 🇹🇹🇬🇾🇯🇲 (@DearDevante) June 24, 2024

Heart goes out to West Indies. What a fight. What a team. #AlzarriJoseph was bowling fire bullets. Pity RCB again though lol

— Aravind 🕉️🇿🇦🦁™️ (@CheekyAravind) June 24, 2024

Nobody could break my heart the way West Indies does 💔

— Bryan Statham (@bryanstatham4) June 24, 2024

Literally feeling so sad for Russell and West Indies right now South Africa choked but still won 💔#WIvSA | #MondayMotivation | #SAvWI

— Amit yadav (@amitya55) June 24, 2024

Nah, they aren’t choking this world cup. Feeling sad for West Indies. #WIvsSA #T20WorldCup

— The Cow Corner (@_cow_corner_) June 24, 2024

Superb fightback but end up as losing side
Feel sad for west Indies …#WIvSA#T20worldCup24

— Nafly Nasih (@NaflyNasih) June 24, 2024

The Mighty Hosts West Indies are out of this #T20WorldCup 💔😓 Unbeaten Chokers South Africa have qualified for the Semi Finals 👏 #WIvSA

— Shehryar Sajid Khan (@Sskwrites) June 24, 2024

Also WATCH: T20 World Cup 2024 : Andre Russell gives South Africa double blows by dismissing Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks in same over

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