WI vs SA [WATCH]: Brandon King hits a massive six off Gerald Coetzee in the first T20I

May 24, 2024

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The West Indies are currently hosting South Africa for a thrilling three-match T20I series, setting the stage for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. In the inaugural match, the spotlight fell on the remarkable performances of Caribbean captain Brandon King and Reeza Hendricks from South Africa.

However, it was King’s stunning shot to Gerald Coetzee that left fans awestruck, stealing the show with his display of class and skill.

Brandon King’s sensational six

On the second ball of the 8th over, Coetzee delivered a short-of-a-length delivery, targeting the body line. However, King, displaying exceptional skill, adeptly created space for himself, deftly opening the face of his bat. With remarkable ease, the right handed batter effortlessly dispatched the ball for six, stunning spectators with his sheer brilliance. The shot exemplified King’s mastery of the game, leaving an indelible mark on the match and asserting his dominance on the field.

Here is the video:

That shot by Brandon King 🫡🔥#WIvSA pic.twitter.com/qkHaPFMUMA

— Ameer Hamza Asif (@AmeerHamzaAsif) May 23, 2024

Also READ: Twitter reactions: Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie shine as West Indies thump South Africa in 1st T20I

West Indies defeated South Africa in 1st T20I

In a fiercely contested T20 encounter, the West Indies emerged victorious over South Africa by a margin of 28 runs. King’s resilient innings of 79 runs, complemented by Kyle Mayers‘ contribution of 34, propelled the West Indies to a competitive total of 175/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Despite a spirited bowling effort from South Africa’s Ottniel Baartman and Andile Phehlukwayo, who both claimed three wickets each, the West Indies managed to set a challenging target.

In response, South Africa’s batting lineup struggled against the disciplined bowling of Gudakesh Motie and Matthew Forde, who also took three wickets apiece. Despite Hendricks’ impressive knock of 87 runs, South Africa fell short, managing only 147 runs in 19.5 overs. The West Indies’ cohesive performance with both bat and ball ultimately secured them a well-deserved victory in what was a thrilling contest for cricket fans.

Also READ: WI vs SA 2024, T20I Series: Broadcast and Live Streaming details – When & Where to watch in India, West Indies, South Africa & UK

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