South African spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde overwhelmed the West Indies chase as the guests won the second international Twenty20 on Sunday with 16 wins and tied their five matches 1-1.
After being sent to battle in St. Georges, Grenada, South Africa posted 166 points below par for seven of its 20 overs.
However, the home team’s quick start was stopped by the spin duo and they were capped at 150 out of nine. Shamsi, the left-hand spinner, recorded the numbers 1-16 in his four overs, and the tall orthodox Linde showed 2-19 when they were disappointed. the home team are in the middle of innings and missed a chance in their pursuit.
The West Indies won the first leg with eight wickets and 30 goals on Saturday, but the tourists have significantly improved their ball possession as well as playing on the field.
South Africa was also quick to serve as opener Reesa Hendrix (42 of 30) and captain Temba Bavuma (46 of 33) moved into the bowlers’ attack, but the serve stuttered as soon as they came out.
They scored 81 runs in their first eight overs and only 85 of the next 12 as West Indies bowlers slowed down by adding slower balls and yorkers.
Mariner Lunch McCoy (3-25) and offside Kevin Sinclair (2-23) chose the home attack option. The third match in the series will take place at the same location on Tuesday.