Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i witnessed the hosts taking on a 2-0 lead over the visitors, in the process clinching a highly coveted series triumph. There was no way Zimbabwe could have avoided such a horrendous defeat at the hands of du Plessis & Co. Batting first, they managed to reap a meager 132 on thier scoreboard, courtesy the performance from Sean Williams ( 41), Masakadza (21) and Brendon Taylor 29) for essaying their short-lived presentations. It eventually got chased down by the home team with some sensible contributions from the top and middle-order gentlemen.
Here are the 3 reasons stating the possible explainations behind a Proteas victory in the Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i.
Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2nd T20i : 3 reasons why Proteas won the game
Unexpected batting collapse proved fatal for Zimbabwean team
Credits to Sean Williams (41), Masakadza (21) and Brendan Taylor ( 29) for their exhibitions without whom even a total of 132 wouldn’t have been possible in the first place. The trio were the only mega-contributors to the team’s total, while the remaining succumbed to get their feet out in the middle.
A dismal batting display accounted for Zimbabwe’s 5th T20i defeat at the hands of du Plessis’s men which could have been the other way around if they had struck the right chords at the right intervals.
Bowling unit’s lethality ensured them an easy win
South Africa is really fortunate to have recieved the services of Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phelukwayo, Robert Frylinck, and Dane Paterson. Without the presence of these gentlemen, a victory wouldn’t have possible for the home team in the first place.
Each picked up a couple wickets to their name, thereby snubbing the Zimbabwean XI to a petty total of 132 which eventually landed in the laps of the Home XI. The decision of resting Rabada seemed to have not affected the Proteas bowling unit, which dazzled amidst the back-breaking contest.
Sensible contributions paved way for a victory
Chasing 133 in 120 deliveries, it was anticipated to be an easy triumph for du Plessis’s men. Unfortunately, the game didn’t turn out as per the expectations and witnessed the home unit losing out four crucial wickets in the form of Dussen (13), de Kock(26), du Plessis(9), and Klassen’s (22) dismissals. With Duminy ( 33) and Miller (19) staying in the middle, the du Plessis & Co. were somehow in the position of grappling a 2-0 lead over the visiting unit.
The small and sensible contributions from each participating player led to South Africa derailing a Zimbabwean express.