The Proteas wrapped up another win by a margin of 6-wickets in Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i held at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The game seemed to be one-sided from the very beginning, yet the surprise presentations from the visiting XI troubled the home unit to some extent before a victory finally landed in the laps of the du Plessis & Co.
Here’s the Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20I player ratings giving a brief description of the Proteas’ performances.
Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i: Proteas XI player ratings
Rassie van der Dussen – 2/10
He may have notched a chaotic inning in the 1st T20I, he was nowhere near to the same during Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i, which despite landing in South Africa’s favor witnessed few more flaws prevailing in their game.
Quinton de Kock – 3/10
Cleary, de Kock isn’t at his usual best. While his knock of 26 of 23 deliveries would have helped the home unit in clinching a series win, it couldn’t be closely accounted for one of his best innings in the shortest format of the game.
du Plessis (c) – 2/10
The South African skipper may have to rope in for some changes in his style of play prior to the 3rd T20i else it won’t be long enough for him to lose out his place in the middle. An innings comprising of 12 runs in 9 deliveries gets him a 2/10 on Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i player ratings.
Duminy – 5/10
His anchored innings from one end ensured the hosts’ triumph in the much-coveted battle. Duminy’s knock of 33 in 26 deliveries led to Protea taking a 2-0 lead over the Zimbabwean unit in the 3-match series.
Klassen – 3/10
The 27-year-old was just uncomfortable during his stay onto the 22 yards versus the Zimbabwean XI. He could accumulate only 22 of his 15 deliveries which seemed like a small contribution to the team’s victorious total.
Miller – 2/10
The T20i centurion was expected to emulate a similar performance at the venue, which regrettably couldn’t be dittoed in the 2nd contest. The target was a feeble one, and Miller’s stay ensured a total not more than 19 runs which were just sufficient in helping the team emerge victoriously.
Andile Phelukwayo – 8/10
While the pacer remained wicketless throughout his 4 overs of spell, he certainly ensured that he didn’t leave a stone unturned in curbing down the rival XI. His 15/0 proved significantly helpful behind their conquest.
Robert Frylinck – 7/10
The 34-year-old exhibited one ripper of an innings by picking up a figure of 2/20 in his 3rd T20i contest. More to come for the experienced bloke.
Dane Paterson- 7/10
More than the batsmen, it is the bowlers who have been performing exceedingly well in the ongoing duels. Paterson’s 2/22 is a perfect testament for the same.
Lungi Ngidi- 6.5/10
The mighty South African spearhead was a bit expensive during his four overs of play, yet, he managed to trick the batsmen onto giving up his wickets on two occasions which eventually shifted the game in their favor.
Tabraiz Shamsi – 5/10
Hard day for Tabraiz Shamsi for not having inflicted any major damage onto the Zimbabwean XI. A spell of 1/37 isn’t visually appealing, but considering the fact that it was the wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor’s dismissal, one must give Shamsi some credit for his work.