South Africa Clinch ODI Series With 61-Run Win
South Africa 257 (du Plessis 55) beat
Zimbabwe 196 (Williams 55) by 61 runs
Second One-Day International, Bulawayo
South Africa overcame a poor start to the second One-Day International against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo to win by 61 runs and move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
Zimbabwe's hopes of an upset victory quickly took a turn for the worse, however, when they collapsed to 59 for five.
That was despite AB de Villiers dropping a regulation chance at second slip off Kyle Abbott which allowed Richmond Mutumbami a life. The wicket-keeper, who had earlier run de Villiers out, failed to capitalise as he made just 12.
Although Williams matched du Plessis in scoring 55, his efforts merely added a touch of respectability to his side's score as they were bowled out for 196 in 49.1 overs.
South Africa won the opening match by 93 runs and will now bidding to end the tour with a perfect record when they play the third ODI on Thursday (21st August).
They won the Test match between the two sides by nine wickets earlier this month.
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