South Africa seal T20 se­ries with 6-wicket win

Gulf Times Sport - - CRICKET -

South Africa can­tered to a six-wicket vic­tory over Zim­babwe to seal the three-match KFC T20 se­ries 2-0 with a match to spare at Sen­wes Park in Potchef­stroom yes­ter­day.

Zim­babwe set South Africa 133 to win in 20 overs and the hosts com­fort­ably reached their target with 26 balls to spare, end­ing on 135 for four with JP Du­miny guid­ing his side to vic­tory with an un­beaten 33 from 26 balls in­clud­ing three bound­aries and a six.

South Africa’s bat­ting lineup failed to take the game by the scruff of the neck with Rassie van der Dussen (13) and cap­tain Faf du Plessis (12) fall­ing cheaply. Van der Dussen, who claimed a maiden half-cen­tury on his de­but in the first T20, chipped a slower ball from Chris Mpofu (3.4-0-311) straight back to the bowler.

Du Plessis looked confident in strik­ing two bound­aries from his nine balls, played in­side the line from a de­liv­ery from Sean Wil­liams (3-0-25-2) and was clean­bowled shortly af­ter Quin­ton de Kock had been bowled by the ever-im­prov­ing Bran­don Mavuta (4-0-29-1).

South Africa had found them­selves at 58 for three but Du­miny and Hein­rich Klaasen (22) stead­ied the nerves with a stand of 44 from 31 de­liv­er­ies be­fore Du­miny and Miller (19 not out) played out the match with an un­bro­ken stand of 33 from 26 balls.

Ear­lier, Zim­babwe had posted 132 for seven in their 20 overs af­ter cap­tain Hamil­ton Masakadza had won the toss and elected to bat first.

Man of the match Dane Paterson (4-0-22-2) needed just two balls to make an im­pact as he bowled Solomon Mire (1), who had earned a re­call him­self.

Masakadza (21) and Bren­dan Tay­lor (29) looked confident in their stand 26 from 22 balls but the in­tro­duc­tion of the ex­pe­ri­enced Rob­bie Frylinck (4-0-202) broke the stand as Masakadza was clean-bowled af­ter fac­ing just 16 balls with two bound­aries and two sixes.

De Kock then took a good catch off Frylinck to dis­miss Tari­sai Musakanda with­out scor­ing to leave the vis­i­tors on 35 for three. Tay­lor and Wil­liams (41) then added 29 runs off 27 balls for the fourth wicket with Tay­lor strug­gling to find the bound­ary on reg­u­lar oc­ca­sions.

The Zim­bab­wean wick­et­keeper faced 35 balls with two fours and a six and it was left up to Wil­liams to keep the pace up. Wil­liams faced just 28 balls and struck two bound­aries and three sixes off legspin­ner Tabraiz Shamsi (40-37-1) but Paterson re­turned to the at­tack and and bowled the left­hander with a slower ball.

Peter Moor (9) and El­ton Chigum­bura (6) failed to ig­nite while Tendai Chisoro (14 not out) and Mavuta (7 not out) man­aged 17 un­beaten runs from 11 balls to give their bowlers some­thing to bowl at.

The teams head-off to Benoni for the third and fi­nal T20 with South Africa look­ing to make it a clean-sweep as they did in the one-day in­ter­na­tional se­ries.

BRIEF SCORES

Zim­babwe 132-7 in 20 overs

(S. Wil­liams 41; L. Ngidi 2-36, D. Paterson 2-22, R. Frylinck 2-20) v South Africa 135-4 in 15.4 overs (J. Du­miny 33 not out; S. Wil­liams 2-25)

Re­sult: South Africa won by six wick­ets

Se­ries: South Africa lead the three-match se­ries 2-0

Re­main­ing match: Oc­to­ber 14, Benoni.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Qatar

© PressReader. All rights reserved.