ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 South Africa vs Zimbabwe - Rain plays ‘spoilsport’ in African showdown
In a match reduced to 9 overs a-side, due to rain, Zimbabwe batted first and scrambled to 79/5, leaving South Africa a target of 80 to win. Unfortunately, the match was abandoned, after 3 overs of the reduced over run chase, with South Africa 51/0.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 18th Match, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
South Africa 51/0 (3 ov)
Zimbabwe 79/5 (9 ov)
Result - No Result
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Zimbabwe batted first and scrambled to 79/5, off their 9 overs, mainly thanks to a feisty innings from Wesley Madhevere 35*.
In the run chase, rain played spoilsport and despite the umpires and ground staff doing everything to get a result, after another break, due to rain, South Africa’s target was reduced to 64 off 7 overs.
Quinton de Kock started the run chase with a bang, hitting 39 (13) off the first 2 overs and South Africa were 40/0. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe's Richard Ngarava then twisted an ankle and had to go off.
At this stage, Temba Bavuma had not faced a ball. With the rain still falling, it was difficult playing conditions for both sides. However, Quinton de Kock kept hitting and the rain kept falling.
After 3 overs, South Africa were 51/0……. The umpires then finally took the players off again… and play was abandoned with points being shared between the two sides.
Zimbabwe Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Craig Ervine - 1.6 ov), 2-12 (Regis Chakabva - 2.2 ov), 3-12 (Sikandar Raza - 2.4 ov), 4-19 (Sean Williams - 3.4 ov), 5-79 (Milton Shumba - 8.7 ov)
South Africa Fall of wickets:
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan StubbsWayne Parnell, K, eshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (WK), Craig Ervine (C), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022 09:00
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss & elected to bat
Officials Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) Michael Gough (England) Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand TV)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)
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