In the first T20 match against South Africa, it was cloudy first and then it rained sixes from the bat of the new West Indies captain Rovman Powell, which gave a strong start to the West Indies team’s series.
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Centurion: Before the new season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023), a good news has come for Delhi Capitals. The news is in the form of his dashing all-rounder, who has increased the tension for the rest of the teams in the tournament by giving his team a great victory in a difficult match. This player is- Rovman Powell. This explosive batsman of West Indies played a tremendous innings in the first T20 match against South Africa and gave the team a 3-wicket win in a thrilling match. The most important thing was that Powell did this feat in his captaincy debut.
Had to wait a long time for the start of the first match of the series in Centurion as the toss could not be done on time due to rain. Then when the situation was ready to start the match, then the match of 20-20 overs had to be limited to 11-11 overs. This was not only the captaincy debut of Rovman Powell, but also the first match of South Africa’s new captain Aiden Markram.
Miller showed strength for South Africa
Batting first, South Africa scored 131 runs losing 8 wickets in 11 overs. By the way, the South African team could reach this score also because the team’s experienced batsman David Miller played an explosive innings. After the early disposal of the top order, Miller scored 48 runs in just 22 balls. Apart from him, Sisanda Magala (18 runs, 5 balls) also got some boundaries in the last balls, while Reeza Hendricks also played a quick innings.
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West Indies made an explosive start and scored 17-17 runs in the first and second over itself. Although his 2 wickets had also fallen till the third over. The blistering batting of Brandon King (23 runs, 8 balls), Johnson Charles (28 runs, 14 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (16 runs, 7 balls) took West Indies to 76 runs in just 5.4 overs, while only 4 wickets had fallen From here Captain Powell handled the innings and rained sixes. Powell gave the team victory in the last over, hitting 43 runs in just 18 balls with the help of 5 sixes and 1 four.
Happiness from Centurion to Delhi
This innings of Powell not only gave West Indies a resounding victory, but thousands of miles away from Centurion, there must have been happiness in the camp of Delhi Capitals. After all, if the important batsman of the team is in such form before the new season, then it will boost the morale of the team. Along with this, the tension will increase for the rest of the teams as well.