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24-Oct-2022 13:22:00 GMT
SA vs Zim - 18th match Super 12 Group 2, Hobart

South Africa, Zimbabwe share points as rain plays spoilsport

Zimbabwe 79 for 5 in 9 overs (Madhevere 35*, Ngidi 2-20)
South Africa 51 for 0 in 3 overs (de Kock 47*)
Result Abandoned

Hobart: South Africa and Zimbabwe had to settle for a point each as their Super 12 encounter at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart didn't yield any result, with rain causing frequent interruptions and delays.

At first, the match was reduced to nine overs per side due to frequent interruptions caused by rain.

Even though it kept drizzling lightly, the match went on fine until the first over of the South African innings.

Zimbabwe scored 79/4 in their nine overs and the Proteas were set a DLS target of 85 to chase down in their quota of nine overs initially, but that was reduced to 64 from seven overs after the interruption.

South Africa kept cruising towards the target but the match couldn't resume again when rain caused another interruption after the third over.

Despite all the doom and gloom caused by rain, there were a couple of good things to talk about.

It was left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell who triggered the collapse with Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine's wicket in the second over of the innings.

But the real damage was done by Lungi Ngidi who got rid of Regis Chakabva and the in-form Sikandar Raza in the very next over, with just 12 runs on the board.

The situation became worse for Zimbabwe when David Miller sent Sean Williams back to the dug out with a superb run out.

Zimbabwe were staring down the barrel at 19/4 but Wesley Madhevere played a superb knock of an unbeaten 35 from just 18 deliveries to help his team to a competitive total of 79/4.

Madhevere added 60 runs for the fifth wicket with Milton Shumba, who supported him well with an individual contribution of 18 from 19 deliveries.

De Kock realised the necessity to press on the accelerator with rain-threat looming large and he started going on the charge from the very beginning as he smashed Tendai Chatara for 23 runs in the first over of the innings.

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