West Indies faced South Africa in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Super Sport Park in Centurion on March 26. During the second T20I West Indies skipper Rovman Powell tried to save two ball boys at the boundary line and almost injured himself in the process.
The game between West Indies and South Africa was a high-scoring thriller. The Caribbean side put on a mammoth total of 258-5 on the scoreboard which was comfortably chased down by South Africa in the 19th over.
Quinton de Kock scored a scintillating ton while facing just 44 deliveries helping his side chase down the massive total put on by West Indies.
Rovman Powell saves two ball boys during SA vs WI T20, video goes viral
During the third over of the South African chase, Quinton de Kock lofted Akeal Hosein’s delivery over mid-off. West Indies skipper Rovman Powell gave it a chase and looked like stopping the ball from crossing the boundary line when he saw two young ball boys in close to the boundary line.
Powell narrowly avoided a terrible collision with the ball boys and saved them from getting serious injuries. However, the West Indies skipper lost his balance completely and went over the advertising hoardings.
While Rovman Powell saved the two kids from getting injured, he hurt his left arm in the process. Physios were called immediately on the field and after a slight delay the game resumed as Powell didn’t suffer any major injury. The video of the incident went viral on social media as netizens hailed Powell for saving the ball boys.
SPIRIT OF CRICKET – Rovman Powell puts his body on the line and nearly injures himself instead of crashing into two little ball boys. Top humanitarian effort by the WI Captain! pic.twitter.com/KNNWcR5Jpg— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) March 26, 2023
Talking about the game, Johnson Charles scored a brilliant ton and went on to score 118 runs off just 46 deliveries including 10 fours and 11 sixes. Romario Shepherd too chipped in with an 18-ball 41 while Rovman Powell scored 28 off just 19 balls.
Courtesy of the brilliant batting display by the three batters, West Indies posted a total of 258-5. Marco Jansen took 3 crucial wickets but went on to leak 52 runs in his four overs.
The Proteas openers gave them a scintillating start as Quinton de Kock scored a 44-ball 100 and Reeza Hendricks scored a 28-ball 68. Skipper Aiden Markram too played a crucial knock of 38 runs in just 21 deliveries and allowed his team to chase down the West Indies total with 7 deliveries remaining.