WATCH: Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada involve in nasty mid-air collision; medical team rushes to check

On Monday, June 24, West Indies locked horns with South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Group 2 match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. The Aiden Markram-led side continued their winning streak in the tournament as they beat the two-time champions by three wickets in a rain interrupted game in Antigua.

Quinton de Kock and David Miller’s crucial knock with the bat helped South Africa post 163 runs, while Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj starred with the ball, picking up two wickets each, with Ottneil Baartman and Anrich Nortje also finishing among wickets. But during the West Indies batting inning, two Protean players, Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen were involved in a major mishap, however, both escaped injuries. 

In the eighth over of the West Indies innings, Kyle Mayers smashed a straight shot off Aiden Markram delivery. Rabada, who was positioned at long-on, ran to stop the ball, meanwhile Marco Jansen, who was stationed at long off also ran towards it. In this process, both players were involved in a collision near the boundary rope. Although the shot went for a six, both players were down on the ground in pain and the medical team was rushed to check on them.

Although, both players were declared fit after the medical team checked on them. 

Speaking of the match, which was the last of the Super 8 Group 2, South Africa won the toss and elected to field first. After putting the Rovman Powell-led side to bat first, on the back of a 42-ball 52 from Roston Chase, they posted 135 runs on the board in their allotted 20 overs. Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers from the Protean Men, finishing with the figures of 3/27 in their four-over spell. 

In pursuit of the 136-run target, which was interrupted by rain, saw South Africa chase the reduced target of 123 in a 17-over side match, winning it by three wickets and confirm a semifinals spot. 

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