CricketDe Kock, Rabada steer SA past gritty USA
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South Africa emerged victorious in a high-scoring showdown against the USA in the T20 World Cup, securing their fifth consecutive win in the tournament. Kagiso Rabada’s stellar bowling performance proved to be the game-changer as South Africa defended their total of 194/4 with an 18-run win.

Despite a strong start by the USA in the run chase, Rabada’s spell of 3 for 18 dismantled the opposition’s batting lineup and sealed the win for South Africa. Quinton de Kock’s aggressive innings also played a crucial role in setting up the victory.

In a match marked by explosive batting displays, both teams showcased their power-hitting abilities on a slow pitch in Antigua. De Kock’s onslaught in the PowerPlay set the tone for South Africa’s innings, while USA’s Steven Taylor and Andries Gous kept the chase alive with their attacking approach.

However, it was South Africa’s ability to take wickets at crucial junctures, coupled with Rabada’s economical bowling in the death overs, that ultimately decided the outcome of the match. Despite Gous’ valiant effort with an unbeaten 80 off 47 balls, USA fell short of the target and succumbed to South Africa’s bowling prowess.

With this win, South Africa equalled their longest winning streak at the T20 World Cup, setting the stage for an exciting clash against England in their next fixture. Meanwhile, the USA will look to bounce back when they face West Indies in Barbados. The competition is heating up, and cricket fans can expect more thrilling encounters as the tournament progresses.