The West Indies cricket team secured a convincing victory over fellow co-hosts the United States of America (USA) in Super 8 round, making Group 2 in the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 highly competitive.

Chasing a target of 129 runs, the West Indies team won with 67 balls to spare, significantly boosting their net run rate (+1.8). Despite an earlier loss to England, they remain strong contenders for the semi-finals. This advancement may come at the expense of South Africa, who, despite being unbeaten so far, face a scenario reminiscent of their inaugural T20 World Cup experience.

Here’s How South Africa Can Still Be Knocked-out of T20 World Cup 2024

South Africa currently leads Group 2 with wins against the USA and England. However, their victories have been narrow, necessitating a decisive win against the West Indies in their final Super 8 match to secure a semi-final spot. The Proteas previously edged out Bangladesh and Nepal in the group stage and continued their pattern of close wins in the Super 8.

With a net run rate of +0.625, South Africa must be cautious of England, whose net run rate is +0.412. England aims to surpass South Africa’s NRR with a commanding victory over the USA when they faces off on Sunday, June 24. Should England succeed, South Africa would need to win against the West Indies to advance, especially given the West Indies’ dominant performance against the USA on June 21, which has seen them massively boost their Net Run Rate.

If England defeats the USA, the match between West Indies and South Africa becomes a direct battle for a semi-final berth. This situation mirrors South Africa’s 2007 T20 World Cup journey, where despite a strong start, they were eliminated after a crucial loss to India, who eventually won the tournament.

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