Another day, another victory for the Proteas as they went on to wrap the series by a margin of 6 wickets. While they didn’t exactly outplay the visitors and delivered a dismal piece of batting prowess in this game itself, still, a victory, after all, is what everyone keeps an eye for and is fascinated by at the end of the conquest. Here are the 4 unnoticed things from South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I held at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
4 unnoticed things from South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I
De Kock’s failure as an opener
Something seems to be bugging the South African batsman as he hasn’t been able to comply by his natural cricket. An innings comprising of 26 runs of 23 deliveries is something you do not expect from a player of his potency. His dismissal to a Mavuta’s ripper might have been pleasing for the Zimbabwean unit, it certainly would have pinched the South African XI.
Proteas pace attack butchers the Zimbabwean unit
The home unit’s pace attack could be termed as one of the fiercest in the World at the moment. When you have players of the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Robbie Frylinck and Andile Phelukwayo, then a victory would be yours without much irritating inconvenience.
While Phelukwayo remained wicketless and gave away a meager 15 during his 4 overs spell, his colleagues picked a couple each to their name thereby curbing down a well-prepped Zimbabwean XI.
Zimbabwean batting collapses once again
One thing that was eye-catchy from the visiting team’s play was the collapse that popped up following their skipper Hamilton Masakadza ( 21) and Brendan Taylor’s (29) dismissals in the early stages of the contest.
While Sean Willams delivered an all-round display by notching a blistering 41 during his 28 balls stay, it just wasn’t sufficient to scare the bejesus out of the Proteas XI. No other batsman could assist the trio during their aim to conquest, as a result leading to the team’s failure in the deciding duel.
Sean Williams steals the show with his all-round prowess
With figures of 2/25 in 3 overs of play and a blistering 41 during his 28 balls stay, Sean Williams did manage to snatch everyone’s attention onto himself during the decider contest. His team may have lost the nerve-wracking duel, yet his performance garnered him everyone’s respect, something he would remember for a long period.