South Africa won the toss and elected to field in the ICC T20 World Cup Group One match, after which the West Indies continued batting.
In the match being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, West Indies started batting cautiously and Avon Lewis and Lendl Simmons opened the innings. The openers gave the West Indies a good start of 73 runs and deprived the South African bowlers of wickets in the first 10 overs. Avon Lewis was aggressive but Lendl Simmons at the other end was overly defensive and scored 16 off 35 balls.
Avon Lewis returned to the pavilion after scoring 56 off 35 balls with the help of 6 sixes and 3 fours. Nicholas Puran played an innings of 12 runs but Kashyap Maharaj got the second wicket by walking him while Simmons' slow innings also came to an end in the next over.
West Indies have so far scored 116 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 16 overs. A change has been made in the South African squad for the match and Quentin de Kok will not play due to personal reasons and Reza Hendricks has been included in the squad in his place.
A similar change has been made to the West Indies squad, with Hayden Walsh replacing Obaid McCoy. West Indies: Karen Pollard (captain), Avon Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Shamron Hittmeier, Nicholas Puran, Andre Russell, Devin Bravo, Aqeel Hussain, Hayden Walsh and Ravi Rampal
South Africa: Temba Bauma (captain), Reza Hendricks, Rasi van der Dawson, Aiden Mercrum, David Miller, Henry Klaassen, Devin Pretoris, Kagiso Rabada, Keshp Maharaj, Enrich Norje and Tabriz Shamsi