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Match Recap: Kagiso Rabada Takes Three Wickets as South Africa Defeats USA by 18 Runs in T20 World Cup 2024

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South Africa overcame a spirited fightback from the USA led by Andries Gous to clinch victory by 18 runs in the first Super 8 match of the 2024 T20 World Cup in Antigua. Quinton de Kock’s rapid 74 and a late flourish from Heinrich Klaasen propelled South Africa to a commanding total of 194/4 after electing to bat first.

In reply, Andries Gous (80*) and Harmeet Singh (38) kept USA’s hopes alive, but Kagiso Rabada’s crucial spell (3-18) ensured South Africa restricted USA to 176/6 despite Gous’s valiant effort.

Post-match, South African captain Aiden Markram praised de Kock’s form and acknowledged the challenge posed by USA’s spirited batting performance. USA captain Aaron Jones expressed disappointment over their bowling discipline but vowed to bounce back stronger.

Quinton de Kock was awarded Player of the Match for his blistering innings, which proved pivotal in South Africa’s victory.

The match showcased a competitive clash between the two teams, setting the stage for an exciting Super 8 phase in the tournament.