South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I highlights: South Africa walked to victory to seal the series. They had six wickets and over five overs in hand. Zimbabwe’s batting line-up never really got going. But the bowlers managed to put pressure on the opposition with frequent wickets in the first 10 overs. JP Duminy took the game away from them with some assistance from Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I highlights:
South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
The laziest of walkovers if there ever was one. This match ended a few overs after it started. Zimbabwe's batsmen never managed to find a strong footing in their innings. Their bowlers did well to put pressure but putting a target of 133 in front of a batting lineup that includes the likes of De Kock, Duminy, Du Plessis, Miller et al is not exactly a great idea.
South Africa 120/4
This is the trouble with not having much of a total to defend. Zimbabwe's bowlers have done pretty well to take South Africa down to 120/4 in 14 overs. It is just that their batsmen have been so poor that South Africa suddenly need just 12 runs to win.
South Africa 64/3 after 8 overs
The pressure is back and how. De Kock and Du Plessis dismissed in successive overs. Zimbabwe's bowling attack is doing it again.
South Africa 57/1
Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis smash 20 runs off sixth over to relieve any pressure that was building on the South African innings.
Zimbabwe 132/7 after 20 overs
They never got going. Wickets were peppered here and there which meant that Zimbabwe could never get into a good flow of runs. They did score at a rate of seven an over in the last five but this is way below par against a team like South Africa.
Zimbabwe 108/6 after 16.4 overs
Zimbabwe taking their time in this innings, unfortunately, though, the number of wickets they have lost so far means that they don't have too much advantage of holding back in this fashion.
Zimbabawe 73/4 after 14 overs
Brendan Taylor and Tarisai Musakanda have fell along the way. This would be a healthy scoring rate if this was a Test match but even in that situation the rate at which Zimbabwe are losing wickets would be alarming.
And there goes Masakadza. He tried another lusty blow and the missed the ball completely. The stumps are shattered, the bails go flying and Masakadza starts walking.
Henry Masakadza has boosted the Zimbabwean innings with some lusty blows. He even hit a six that rose high into the evening sky of Potchefstroom and went over the roof.
Zimbabwe 7/1 in 1.1 overs
It has taken just an over and a ball for the first wicket to fall. Dane Paterson claims off the very first ball he has bowled in his match. Mire completely misses a ball coming straight at off stump which goes tumbling after impact.
Zimbabwe XI: H Masakadza (capt.), B Taylor (wk), T Musakanda, S Williams, P Moor, E Chigumbura, S Mire, T Chisoro, B Mavuta, K Jarvis, C Mpofu
South Africa XI: Q de Kock, R van der Dussen , F du Plessis (capt.), JP Duminy, D Miller H Klaasen (wk), A Phehlukwayo, R Frylinck, D Paterson, L Ngidi, T Shamsi
Zimbabwe have won the toss and elected to bat first
South Africa whitewashed them in the ODI series and a win here would set the stage for another whitewash for the home side. Zimbabwe showed some ability with the ball in the first match of this lopsided tout though and the neutrals would be hoping they would see a little more from Henry Masakadza's side.