Thursday, September 20, 2012

ICC- T.20 WC-2012. Match.4. Gr.C. South Africa vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe crashed out of the 2012- T.20 WC, after a second straight defeat, in Group.C. In a match played at Hambantota, South Africa thrashed Zimbabwe to register a ten wicket win with 44 balls to spare.

South Africa electing to bowl first on winning the toss, demolished Zimbabwean top three  for a miserly 16 runs in the fifth over. Morkel brothers Albie and Morne shared the three wickets. Ervine and Matsikenyeri, added 35 runs for the fourth wicket in six overs, before Matsikenyeri was taken by Petersen of Kallis for 11 runs in 18 balls. From 51 for 4, Zimbabweans lost wickets regularly and could just manage 98 for 8 in twenty overs.Kallis4.1.15.4 and Steyn , bowled brilliantly. Ervine was the lone Zimbabwean with 37 of 40.

South African openers Levi 50 of 44 and Amla 32 of 33, guided South Africa to a ten wicket victory with an unbroken partnership of 94 in 12.4 overs.

South Africa and Sri Lanka, move to the next stage in Group.C, and their match on September 22 at Hambantota will decide the group leaders.

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