While the Proteas still have a game that needs their presence, it would be more of a participatory considering the fact that they managed to clinch yet another T20i series victory. With a tally of 2-0 in 3 match contests, the hosts would now be eyeing for a white-wash at any expense, in the process sending the Zimbabwean gentlemen empty-handed following their disastrous attempts of a conquest. South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20i may have landed in the laps of the former, yet there are certain things that need a redressal for both the units before the 3rd T20i commences.
Here are the hits and flops from South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20i which was played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
Hits and Flops from South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I
Sean Willams – Zimbabwe – Hit
The 32-year-old donned the role of the lone wolf for the Zimbabwean unit which unfortunately didn’t turn up in their favor. His all-round performance impressed the audience to the core thereby keeping them on thier toes throughout his play, both as a batsman and a bowler for the visiting XI.
His knock of 41 of 28 deliveries and a bowling figure of 25/3 in his 3 overs of play went a long way in blowing up the minds of the viewers at every instant.
Hamilton Masakadza – Zimbabwe – Flop
The Zimbabwean skipper lost his touch in the middle when it was looking all perfect for him in the middle. No one could have anticipated that Masakadza would lose out the battle to a couple matches old prospect who dismissed him on a ripper delivery which pierced past his wickets. An innings of 21 from 16 deliveries isn’t something you expect from a player of the likes of Masakadza, considering it’s a deciding contest.
Nevertheless, they would be going in for the final T20i with a hope of a compensatory win which would put a smile on thier face before they set foot for their home nation.
Quenten de Kock – South Africa – Flop
South Africa’s inability to replace de Kock has made him a forced inclusion in the playing XI. It ain’t the first time when the wicket-keeper batsman has faltered from delivering any noteworthy presentation. The fact that it was a low scoring total, the least de Kock could have done was to stay in the middle, and probably reach for singles and doubles with the aim of savoring a personal best.
An innings of 26 of 23 deliveries might seem decent, but not from the team point of view considering that he was sent to finish the business without giving up on his wicket.
Robbie Frylinck – South Africa- Hit
The 34-year-old may not have foreseen that he’d be influential behind his team’s conquest in the deciding duel of a gripping T20I series. Though he had played only a couple games before in the international circuit, the way he outplayed the Zimbabwean unit with his back-breaking deliveries made him a pro by the end of his 3rd T20i contest. His 2/20 benefitted the Proteas in clinching a highly-desired win in the grappling duels.