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South Africa vs Zimbabwe - 2nd T20I

Series: Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Date: 12 October 2018

South Africa 135/4 (15.4 Ovs) RR: 8.62 | South Africa won by 6 wkts

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So, just one more game left in the series before South Africa rev up preparations for Down Under. It's been 5-0 thus far, the scoreline. Can Zimbabwe get off the mark or will they head home with a clean slate? We shall know the answers on Sunday. The last and final T20I's at Willowmoore Park, Benoni. It's a day game, remember. Until next time, goodbye and good night!!

Faf: It was one of my best games so far. On a surface that wasn't really easy. Paters got the Man of the Match and obviously any of the fast bowlers could have gotten it. We did well in the final few overs, especially with the short boundaries. Few of the guys got bowled and the ball was staying low and you are not sure how much the ball is gonna bounce, but still our batters did well. There's been a lot of guys coming in and sometimes it creates a bit of a headache and it's a good one to have. Other guys getting opportunities are doing well. Looking forward to Australia. The plan is that everyone gets 2 games and that means the skipper is gonna miss out unfortunately in the next game.

Dane Paterson: Quite nice to be playing for the National side. Lots of hardwork behind the scenes, special mention must go to the bowling unit. I spoke to the coach and I needed to work on the new ball and I have been working on it for quite a while. It's just conditions I think, just hitting the good old length was the key today.

20:54 local: 133 was never going to be enough. Although it - the pitch - had some variable bounce, a disciplined bowling effort was needed, but Zimbabwe erred, sprayed it all around and failed to maintain consistency with their lengths. The outcome? They concede victory with 28 balls to spare. All the six South African batsmen got starts and four of them lost their way trying to do something fancy, but if anything, the home team will look to correct that aspect in the next game. Presentations imminent...

15.4
4
Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, down the pitch and pulls the short ball behind square. Game over. South Africa win by 6 wickets and seal the series 2-0 with a game to go.
15.3
1
Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, this slower ball kicks up off the surface and smashes Miller's bottom hand, right on the glove, as he seeks to tuck to leg. That might have stung badly
15.3
1
Mpofu to Miller, wide, bowls it short loses line in search of that extra pace. Too short and down leg, Miller lets it be
15.2
0
Mpofu to Miller, no run, drags his length back and keeps it outside off, Miller jumps on the back foot and punches to point
15.1
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR, too full and too predictable from round the wicket, Miller bullets the drive in the gap between extra cover and mid-off. Nailed!

Just a couple of hits away South Africa

14.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Miller, 1 run, fired full on off, Miller thuds it through mid-wicket
14.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Miller, no run, full and keeps a touch low on middle and off, clipped to mid-wicket
14.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Miller, no run, prods across and drives to cover
14.3
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, 1 run, much quicker than the previous one, driven firmly to long-on
14.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, no run, faster and fuller just outside off, driven to extra cover
14.2
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, wide, make that two in a row
14.2
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, wide, short, flat and slips down leg
14.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, no run, chips down the track and tucks to the left of mid-wicket
14.1
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, wide, darted down leg, wided

Tendai Chisoro [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

South Africa 13 away from winning the series

13.6
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR, shows full face of the bat and silks the drive through extra cover. Sublime timing from Miller, knew it was four the moment he hit it
13.5
0
Mpofu to Miller, no run, cutter on off-stump, Miller gets a soft leading edge on the push to cover
13.5
1
Mpofu to Miller, wide, slingy full delivery, sprayed down leg though
13.4
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR, slower, fuller and wider of off, Miller transfers his weight onto the back foot and hammers the drive through cover. No stopping that
13.3
0
Mpofu to Miller, no run, 119ks, zooming in towards off, Miller brings his bat in front of pad to smother that into the off-side
13.2
0
Mpofu to Miller, no run, slanted in from round the wicket, Miller plays with a open face but can't get it past backward point
13.1
1
Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run, opens the bat face and dabs the slower ball to third man

Chris Mpofu [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

23 away South Africa

12.6
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, eased down to long-on
12.5
1
Sean Williams to Miller, 1 run, full toss, powered away to mid-wicket
12.4
4
Sean Williams to Miller, FOUR, strange! Miller comes down the track and nearly yorks himself against this full ball, succeeds in getting some bat on that before nutmegging himself and beating the keeper to his right. Freaky way to get off the mark, but Miller won't mind
12.3
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, full toss outside leg, Duminy slaps it to deep square
12.3
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, wide, flat and down leg, has to bowl again

David Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, out Caught by Brandon Mavuta!! Juggles once and steadies himself to complete the catch does Mavuta. Klaasen heaves this quicker delivery from off and all he could manage was dollops of height on this, clearly nowhere near the middle and deep mid-wicket takes a juggling catch running forward. Klaasen c Brandon Mavuta b Sean Williams 22(15) [4s-1 6s-2]

Sean Williams to Klaasen, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

12.1
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, shuffles early and then adjusts at the last moment to help this off the pads to fine leg

Sean Williams [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Just 32 required now

11.6
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, swings at a full delivery and drags it off the inside half towards deep square
11.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, bunted out to deep mid-on
11.4
4
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, FOUR, gets as low as he can and biffs the slog off the bottom half through mid-wicket. Placed it right in the gap between deep square and deep mid-wicket
11.3
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, goes for the reverse sweep and hits it square of backward point
11.2
6
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, SIX, and with shots like these....JPD has launched one into the crowd. Stretches forward, picks the flight and mows it over mid-wicket with an air of nonchalance
11.1
4
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, FOUR, too full and Duminy used all the pace to reverse paddle it past the keeper. The line's wide of off and all Duminy needed to do was get bat on ball

Brandon Mavuta [3.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

49 from 9 overs then

10.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, 1 run, makes room and sits on one knee to chip the drive over cover, sweeper comes running in but it lands well short of him
10.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, no run, flicks and finds mid-wicket
10.5
1
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, wide, shuffles to leg and fails to paddle this outside leg dart
10.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Duminy, no run, gives room and fails to lay bat on the steer/cut outside off
10.3
1
Tendai Chisoro to Klaasen, 1 run, turns this quicker delivery to short fine
10.2
6
Tendai Chisoro to Klaasen, SIX, dragged short and Klaasen's dragged the pull comfortably over mid-wicket. Generated all the power off his bottom hand and it seems to have hit flush on the forehead of one of the spectators. Caught napping? Oh, surely!
10.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Klaasen, no run, quicker and wider of off, cut away fiercely straight to backward point

Tendai Chisoro [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

58 needed from the last 10 overs

9.6
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, slider on leg peg, flicked through mid-wicket for a strike-retaining single
9.5
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, jumps down the track and clatters the full ball from off to deep mid-wicket
9.4
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to short fine
9.3
6
Sean Williams to Klaasen, SIX, no spin, no worries! 87ks, drops full on off and Klaasen clobbers it clean over long-off. Clean as a whistle
9.2
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, advances, takes it on the full and drills it straight back at stumps at the non-striker's end. JPD was backing up too far and would have been gone had Williams got some contact on that. Wasn't to be
9.1
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, goes on the back foot and flat-bats the drive to mid-off
8.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, no run, nurdled to mid-wicket
8.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, goes on one knee and slogs the full delivery over mid-wicket
8.4
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, backs away and cuts into the covers
8.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, dropped? Taylor looks guilty and that's enough indication to call it a drop. And in fact it's a chance. Thick outside edge on that. Leggie, pitches on off and spins away ever so slightly to clonk the splice on the punchy-drive, it went rapidly into Taylor's gloves and he couldn't lock his palms in time. Straight in and straight out
8.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, presses on the front foot, drops it with soft hands in front of cover and squeezes a quick single
8.1
0
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, no run, chips forward and flicks the full ball straight to mid-wicket
7.6
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, full on leg-stump, flicks this past square leg and keeps strike
7.5
0
Sean Williams to Duminy, no run, nudged round the corner
7.4
4
Sean Williams to Duminy, FOUR, class from JPD! Doesn't overcomplicate things, watches the ball zoom in and allows his hands to take over, neatly driven along the carpet through extra cover
7.3
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, off the mark with a single to long-off

Heinrich Klaasen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.2
0
Sean Williams to du Plessis, out Bowled!! Classic left-arm spinner's dismissal. Hitting top of off. Faf was bamboozled, he examines the pitch for a fleeting moment before reluctantly leaving the crease. Absolute stunner from Williams, pitched it on and around off and got the ball to straighten off the pitch to defeat the outside edge and smash the off pole. Faf's back foot doesn't move and he pokes loosely before paying the price. du Plessis b Sean Williams 12(9) [4s-2]

Sean Williams to du Plessis, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

7.1
1
Sean Williams to Duminy, 1 run, arm-ball, fired on the pads, knocked away behind square on the leg-side

Sean Williams, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

6.6
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, pitches outside leg and drifts onto the pads, JPD helps it down to fine leg
6.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, 1 run, slider on middle and leg, Faf works to mid-wicket and nabs a quick single
6.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, loopy delivery, dips outside leg, clipped away to deep square
6.3
1
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, 1 run, flat and fast outside off, punched along the ground to sweeper cover
6.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, shortish outside off, Duminy cracks it square on the off-side
6.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, wide, full and down leg, wided

Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.1
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, out Bowled!! Big wicket for Zimbabwe. QDK started to look good but he's chopped this back onto the stumps. A flat skidder just outside off, came in a little quicker than QDK expected; he was stuck on the back foot and poked at it, the inside-edge's found and it deflects back onto middle and off. de Kock b Brandon Mavuta 26(23) [4s-3 6s-1]

Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

5.6
4
Jarvis to du Plessis, FOUR, stays leg-side of this full delivery and nails it through extra cover. 20 runs off this over
5.5
4
Jarvis to du Plessis, FOUR, crouches and scoops the 129ks full delivery over short fine. Mpofu chases from fine leg and he messes with the boundary hoardings before pulling it back in. His foot's in contact when he picked the ball and shall be a boundary
5.4
1
Jarvis to de Kock, 1 run, goes straight and skews it off the inside half towards long-on. Shouts of catch it but it fell way short of the fielder there
5.3
4
Jarvis to de Kock, FOUR, gives leeway outside off and picks the off-cutter to spank it through the covers. Power. Timing. Placement.
5.2
6
Jarvis to de Kock, SIX, that's the first shot that came right out of the middle from QDK this summer. Should make him feel good. Went far from off and second guessed the bowler, a short one eventually arrived and QDK wasted no time in swiping it over square leg
5.1
1
Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, watches the ball like a hawk, jumps up on the back foot and drops the ball around the square leg area to sneak a quick single

Kyle Jarvis [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

4.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, no run, this one spins back in and QDK can't hit the gap on the leg-side
4.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, no run, bowls the googly on a length and beats QDK's flat-bat smite outside off
4.4
4
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, FOUR, shuffles outside leg and the bowler follows him to dart it on his pads, QDK though is up for the challenge and he swings it clean over square leg
4.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, no run, leaves his stumps exposed and drills the full toss into the covers
4.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, no run, another quicker delivery, very little spin on this, QDK swings and misses
4.1
0
Brandon Mavuta to de Kock, no run, quicker delivery outside off, QDK jumps on the back foot and cuts straight to backward point

Brandon Mavuta, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Mpofu to du Plessis, no run, bowls it much slower and keeps it far from off, Faf goes chasing and loses shape while doing so. Can't lay bat on ball
3.5
0
Mpofu to du Plessis, no run, 127ks, slightly fuller on off, Faf bottom-hand powers the defence to mid-off
3.4
1
Mpofu to de Kock, 1 run, gives himself a bit of room outside off and slashes the length ball square of third man
3.3
2
Mpofu to de Kock, 2 runs, angled in on the pads, QDK finds the gap through mid-wicket with a twirl of his wrists and comes hustling back for the second
3.2
1
Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 run, very full outside off, biff-driven to mid-on and Faf's off the mark with a single

Faf du Plessis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.1
0
Mpofu to van der Dussen, out Caught&Bowled!! Mpofu takes a smart return catch, falls forward and then stands still before locking the ball in his pocket...and zips it off to complete the celebration. Bowled the seam-up slower delivery, enticed van der Dussen early into the leg-side flick and drew the leading edge to complete a fine catch. van der Dussen c and b Mpofu 13(8) [4s-1 6s-1]

Mpofu to van der Dussen, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

2.6
4
Tendai Chisoro to de Kock, FOUR, another last ball boundary for South Africa, three in a row now. QDK pounces on the short ball with a cracking back foot cut through covers
2.5
1
Tendai Chisoro to van der Dussen, 1 run, eased down to long-off
2.5
1
Tendai Chisoro to van der Dussen, wide, quicker and slides it down leg
2.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to van der Dussen, no run, backs away and cuts this into the covers
2.3
1
Tendai Chisoro to de Kock, 1 run, flatter outside leg, QDK chips forward and drives to long-on
2.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to de Kock, no run, huge appeal for leg before but that seemed to have pitched outside leg. Very full and skids under the swinging blade of QDK
2.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to de Kock, no run, appeal from Chisoro and the keeper, but the umpire stays unmoved. Has QDK got luck here? Oh he sure did. Came right off the glove. The arm-ball from Chisoro and de Kock was early into his slog-pull, the ball grips and smashes his glove before lobbing to the left of the keeper. The appeal, perhaps, wasn't strong enough

Tendai Chisoro, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

1.6
4
Mpofu to van der Dussen, FOUR, short and wide, smash me, willya? van der Dussen obliges as he stands tall to flay this over the off-side ring
1.5
0
Mpofu to van der Dussen, no run, variable bounce. The slower delivery lands on a good length and jumps up off the pitch to clonk the splice on the punchy-push into the off-side
1.4
1
Mpofu to de Kock, 1 run, shuffles outside off, picks the ball off his pads and flicks it to deep square
1.3
0
Mpofu to de Kock, no run, slower delivery just outside off, QDK inches forward and slots the drive to mid-off
1.2
1
Mpofu to van der Dussen, 1 run, 128ks, fullish outside off, van der Dussen drives off the inside half to mid-on
1.1
1
Mpofu to de Kock, 1 run, doesn't get enough room outside off, QDK does well to open his bat face and steer it late behind point

Chris Mpofu, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
6
Jarvis to van der Dussen, SIX, that's crispy French Fries gifted with a can of coke! Juicy length delivery, in the slot for van der Dussen and he dismisses it out of his sight with a swagger of a swing over square leg
0.5
1
Jarvis to de Kock, 1 run, allows the delivery to come onto him, finds the middle and pushes to the right of mid-off. A direct hit at the bowling end, but QDK's home
0.4
0
Jarvis to de Kock, no run, gets across and nudges the ball to mid-on, thinks of a quick single and restrains his instinct almost immediately
0.3
0
Jarvis to de Kock, no run, lures him into a drive and angles it away from the left-hander
0.2
0
Jarvis to de Kock, no run, similar pace, bowls it full and wide, QDK times the drive to the right of cover
0.2
1
Jarvis to de Kock, wide, looks to angle it away and sprays it far from off. Reload please
0.1
1
Jarvis to van der Dussen, 1 run, back of a length, 132ks, skids in towards middle and off, van der Dussen plays with soft hands as he yanks his bottom half on the tuck into the leg-side

van der Dussen and de Kock are at the crease. van der Dussen is on strike. Jarvis will open the attack