Saturday, December 15, 2018 | ePaper

Paterson leads South Africa to six-wicket win over Zimbabwe

  • Print
Agency :
Fast bowler Dane Paterson was named man of the match but said the award could have been shared by all South Africa's bowlers as the hosts clinched a Twenty20 series win against Zimbabwe at Senwes Park on Friday.
South Africa took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series with a six-wicket win after restricting Zimbabwe to 132 for seven in their 20 overs. It followed a 3-0 one-day series win.
"Credit goes to the whole bowling unit. We kept it tight tonight," said Paterson, who took two top-order wickets for 22 runs.
South Africa's pace bowlers held sway, with Lungi Ngidi, Paterson and Robbie Frylinck each taking two wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo did not take a wicket but conceded only 15 runs in four overs.
Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was the only expensive bowler, taking one for 37, with his last over leaking 24 runs, including three sixes by top-scorer Sean Williams, but captain Faf du Plessis said Shamsi had bowled three "really good overs" before being targeted by Williams, who made 41 off 28 balls.
"It was one of our best games," said Du Plessis. "All the bowlers were really good tonight and our batters made it look pretty easy."
All six of South Africa's batsmen reached double figures and scored at better than a run a ball, with JP Duminy top-scoring with 33 not out. South Africa won with 4.2 overs to spare.
Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza bemoaned another top-order batting failure.
"We got off to a little bit of a start but we still lost wickets," he said.
Williams followed up his batting effort by taking two for 25 while Zimbabwe leg-spinner Brandon Mavuta impressed again, taking one for 29.
Masakadza said Zimbabwe's infrequent international fixtures were a factor, "but it's our fifth game (in South Africa) and we should be coming right."
South Africa made four changes from the side that won the first match by 34 runs in East London on Tuesday and Du Plessis said there would be "more experiments" for the final game in Benoni on Sunday.
"The plan was to give everyone two games," he said, indicating he would be one of the players sitting out on Sunday.

More News For this Category

BCB announces squad for Windies T20Is

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Friday announced a 14-member T20I squad of the Tigers who will lock horn against the touring West Indies in three-match series which will commence

Malinga named captain for ODI, T20I series against New Zealand

Malinga named captain for ODI, T20I series against New Zealand

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga, who until recently was out of favour with the selectors, has been appointed as the captain for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against New

India fight back with triple strike in Perth

India fight back with triple strike in Perth

AFP, Perth :Australia's top order batsmen squandered a number of promising starts to cede an early advantage on the first day of the second Test against India in Perth on

Sex assault charge as Australia's NRL hit by more scandal

Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) was reeling from yet another scandal Friday with St George Illawarra Dragon's Jack de Belin charged with sexual assault.The forward, who has played for New

Kohli undaunted by Ashwin, Sharma injury blows

Kohli undaunted by Ashwin, Sharma injury blows

AFP, Perth :India skipper Virat Kohli was undaunted Thursday despite losing prolific spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma to injury as he looks to twist the knife in

ICC boss 'confident' of corruption-free World Cup

ICC boss 'confident' of corruption-free World Cup

Agency :The head of cricket's world body said Wednesday he is confident of a corruption-free 2019 World Cup as the sport works overtime to disrupt criminals who attempt to

Mashrafe regrets not getting another 20-25 runs after loss

Mashrafe regrets not getting another 20-25 runs after loss

UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh lost the second ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to the Windies by four wickets. The hosts' captain Mashrafe Bin

I knew that someone had to bat deep: Hope

I knew that someone had to bat deep: Hope

Agency :Windies' man of the moment Shai Hope, who single-handedly took the Caribbeans over the line believes the key to success was to bat as deep as possible.When wickets

 Justin Langer identifies partnerships and patience as key to success

Justin Langer identifies partnerships and patience as key to success

Agency :Australia head coach Justin Langer has resorted back to the wise words of former great Allan Border to help his batsmen find some good form in the ongoing

Kohli engineered Kumble's exit, leaked email suggests

Kohli engineered Kumble's exit, leaked email suggests

Agency :The acrimonious exit of India's cricket coach last year was given a fresh twist Wednesday as a leaked email suggested captain Virat Kohli had "frequently" worked behind the