result
2nd T20I (N), Potchefstroom, Oct 12 2018, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
(15.4/20 ov, target 133)135/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
player of the match
Dane Paterson
South Africa
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• The Report by Liam Brickhill

Bowlers set up crushing win as South Africa seal series

Having elected to bat, Zimbabwe had got off to a quick start, but regular wickets from South Africa's seamers meant they couldn't post more than 132

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe132/7(20 overs)
South Africa135/4(15.4 overs)

8.56pm Fireworks go off as SA seal the series with a game to spare. It has been a no contest all tour, including in the one-dayers, and Zimbabwe are still searching for a fresh script on this disastrous trip. They have been outclassed in every department. You can't fault them for not trying. They made their share of changes, tried players in various positions, but nothing has worked in their favour. It's been that sort of tour. They haven't been able to come together as a unit and find that thrust that would give them some much-needed confidence and momentum.

The bowlers set it up tonight, reining in Zimbabwe with regular wickets. From there, the hold was never released, and the batsmen finished off what the bowlers started. Zimbabwe picked up a few wickets to stay in the hunt in the early parts of the chase. But 132 was never going to be enough on this surface. So much that SA lost four wickets and yet hardly broke a sweat.

Dane Paterson is Man of the Match. Bowled brilliantly to end up with 2 for 22 and limit Zimbabwe to an under-par total. Set the game up, really.

That will be a wrap then. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the match. Drop by for the third game on October 14. From Varun and myself, good night and thank you for joining us.

15.4
4
Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR runs

advances down the ground, shorter than he anticipated, but he adjusts well by pulling it behind square

15.3
1
Mpofu to Miller, 1 run

slower short of a length ball, extra bounce, pings the glove as it runs away into the leg side

15.3
1w
Mpofu to Miller, 1 wide

bouncer, deemed too high, Miller barely has to duck

15.2
Mpofu to Miller, no run

short of a length, stabs to point

15.1
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR runs

full, angled in towards off, Miller leans into a drive between mid-off and extra cover. Top shot again. High elbow, straight bat, and through the gap

end of over 155 runs
SA: 125/4CRR: 8.33 • RRR: 1.60 • Need 8 from 30b
David Miller14 (10)
Jean-Paul Duminy29 (25)
Tendai Chisoro3-0-21-0
Chris Mpofu3-0-21-1
14.6
1
Chisoro to Miller, 1 run

full outside off, clipped to the right of deep midwicket

14.5
Chisoro to Miller, no run

turned away to midwicket with the spin

14.4
Chisoro to Miller, no run

full outside off, pushed into the covers

14.3
1
Chisoro to Duminy, 1 run

length, spins in, pushed out past mid-on

14.2
Chisoro to Duminy, no run

crunched off the front foot to cover

14.2
1w
Chisoro to Duminy, 1 wide

and again, spins in from leg past the pad

14.2
1w
Chisoro to Duminy, 1 wide

back of a length, again pushed down leg

14.1
Chisoro to Duminy, no run

advances and tucks to midwicket

14.1
1w
Chisoro to Duminy, 1 wide

fired down leg

end of over 1410 runs
SA: 120/4CRR: 8.57 • RRR: 2.17 • Need 13 from 36b
David Miller13 (7)
Jean-Paul Duminy28 (22)
Chris Mpofu3-0-21-1
Sean Williams3-0-25-2
13.6
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR runs

full, outside off, leans so well into a forward push through extra cover

13.5
Mpofu to Miller, no run

closes the face early to a slower ball and gets a leading edge towards mid-off

13.5
1w
Mpofu to Miller, 1 wide

angles it too sharply down leg

13.4
4
Mpofu to Miller, FOUR runs

too much width, cracks it off the backfoot through the covers

13.3
Mpofu to Miller, no run

short of length on off, opens the face to point

13.2
Mpofu to Miller, no run

length, angled into middle, pushed to point

Best performances - batsmen
Sean Williams profile photo
SC Williams
41 runs (28)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
slog shot
24 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
112027415
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy
33 runs (26)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
slog shot
7 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
051152307
Best performances - bowlers
Robbie Frylinck
R Frylinck
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Dane Paterson player portrait
D Paterson
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of South Africa
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Dane Paterson
Dane Paterson
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20 No. 699
Match days12 October 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
South Africa Image
Allahudien Paleker
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe