WATCH: Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen collide during WI vs SA match in T20 World Cup 2024

League: Cricket

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2024 at 07:44 AM

During the 50th game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa faced West Indies in a match that will be remembered not only for its competitive spirit but also for a dramatic incident in the 8th over of the first innings.

Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen collision

During the 8th over, an unexpected collision between South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen stunned both teammates and fans. On the 5th ball of the over, West Indies’ Kyle Mayers hit a massive six, prompting both Rabada and Jansen to chase the ball. A miscommunication led to their collision, an event that left the stadium in shock and concern. Fortunately, initial assessments indicated no serious injuries to either player, providing relief to their supporters.

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Medical status of both players

Despite the collision’s intensity, both Rabada and Jansen showed remarkable resilience. Rabada, in particular, demonstrated his tenacity by returning to the game and taking the wicket of Akeal Hosein in the 18th over. Their recovery was further evidenced as both players remained not out during South Africa’s innings.

With only 5 runs needed from the last 6 balls, South Africa clinched their victory when Jansen hit a six on the first ball of the final over. This crucial win secured South Africa’s place in the semifinals, showcasing their determination and skill under pressure.

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South Africa’s semifinal berth

South Africa’s consistent performance throughout the Super Eight stage has made them the third team to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, following England’s earlier qualification. Their readiness to face the second-place team of Group 1 in the semifinals adds to the tournament’s excitement.

This victory highlights South Africa’s prowess and their potential to go all the way in the tournament. Fans around the world eagerly anticipate their next match, as the competition reaches its climax.

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