South Africa vs Zimbabwe, T20 World Cup 2022 Highlights: South Africa’s match against Zimbabwe was washed out at Hobart on Monday. Chasing a target of 80, Quinton de Kock put South Africa firmly in control with 23 runs from the first over before the rain played spoilsport. After a short break, the rain relented but 2 overs were lost with South Africa needing 64 runs from 7 overs. Ultimately the rain came back again, leading to a washout and the points being shared.
Earlier, Zimbabwe were in trouble at one point in the match losing 4 wickets for just 19 runs but a fifth-wicket partnership from Wessly Madhevere and Milton Shumba gave their bowlers something to defend as they reached 79/5 in the rain curtailed match.
Follow SA vs ZIM highlights from Hobart below.
All over. That was the final straw for the umpires as they have called off the match and the points are shared. Zimbabwe will be relieved but South Africa will feel a little hard done by.
The rain has come back again and it’s pouring now. The players are off the field again. This might be heading towards a washout.
Bavuma switches the strike to de Kock as Raza comes to bowl. 2 runs from the second ball. Takes a single and the strike is back to Bavuma. Another reverse sweep and another single. Huge shout for LBW. Onfield umpire says no. Zimbabwe will review. Wickets umpire’s call and de Kock survives. And it’s a no ball. Free hit now. 3 runs SA 51/0 after 3 overs
Good news as the covers are back off and the players are in the middle. 2 overs have been lost. Now South Africa need 64 runs in 7 overs. Here we go again. And that’s four more from de Kock. Continues from where he left off. And another four follows. QDK already has 31 runs. Another four. Beautiful drive creamed through the covers. Ends this over with another boundary. SA 40/0 after 2 overs
Ngarava in to bowl the second and it’s a free hit. Nothing comes of it but the rain has returned. The players are walking off again. Not what the Proteas wanted. SA 24/0 after 1.1 overs.
Back for the chase and Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma atre in the middle. Chatara will open the attack. And three back to back fours from de Kock. Worst possible start for Zimbabwe but a rollicking one from South Africa. And 6 more!!! They are looking to end this one in a hurry. And another one!!! Every ball except the last ball has gone to the boundary. SA 23/0 after 1 over
End of the innings. Zimbabwe finish at 79/5. Quinton de Kock grabs another brilliant catch to dismiss Milton Shumba. Good recovery this after going four down at 19.
17 off the over, just the one Zimbabwe needed!
Wesley Madhevere gets the Zimbabwe fans sing even louder at the Bellerive Oval. A pull to clear the deep mid-wicket off Rabada. Follows it with a leap shot over de Kock off a slower one and a cut over deep backward point. 64/4.
Six runs off the seventh over. No boundaries. The conditions sure aren’t ideal but the projected score considering the SA batting lineup doesn’t look in the favor of Zimbabwe. 47/4 after seven overs.
Oh dear, that is unfortunate. It didn’t look like a single and then a collision in the middle ensured David Miller at point had ample time to go for a direct hit, which he did and bullseye. Williams was nowhere in the frame even a good five seconds after the run out. Zimbabwe 19/4 after four overs.
This is the big one for South Africa. Sikandar Raza walks back without scoring off his second delivery. What a fantastic acrobratic catch from de Kock behind the stumps. 14/3, Zimbabwe at the end of the powerplay.
Regis Chakabva picks one off Lungi Ngidi for a six over deep mid wicket. Ngidi gets him caught behind the next delivery. 12/2, Zimbabwe.
South Africa get their first wicket. Craig Ervine picked by Wayne Parnell. Safe catch from Lungi Ngidi running from mid on. 6/1 after two overs.
A horrible mix up between Ervine and Chakabva and it could have been worse but Zimbabwe survive an early wicket. 4/0 after the first over.
Unreal. Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli may have fallen short for words to describe the game that happened last night, we don’t have any for one that hasn’t begun today in Hobart. The drizzle is back and so are the covers. We wait. Hopefully not for what looks the inevitable now.
Covers are off in Hobart. Players around the umpire trying to get a hang of the next line of action. Fingers crossed the fans at the venue get to see some action today. Ground inspection coming up in 3-4 minutes time.
More, heavy rain in Hobart now. This does not bode well for the game at all.
After the trans-Tasman and the big Asian derby, the 2022 T20 World Cup will witness the battle for Southern African bragging rights as Zimbabwe take on the Proteas in the Super 12. South Africa haven’t lost to their neighbors in their five T20I meetings, but the underdogs have tasted success against their more fancied rivals in the 50-over World Cup in 1999.
Zimbabwe have won 11 of the last 19 T20Is they have played, including two in Round 1 while South Africa have won 7 of their 13 T20Is since the last edition of the T20 World Cup. (READ MORE)