Zim saved by the rain

Bret Kamutenga

THE Chevrons were saved by the rain when their match against South Africa was abandoned because of bad weather.

Earlier the match was delayed because of the ongoing rains in Australia, the match was then reduced to nine (9) overs per side which meant that both teams had 54 balls.

Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat. The Proteas left arm pacer Wayne Parnell registered the first wicket for the South African side as the Chevrons captain Craig Ervine’s ball was caught in the air aiming for a six.

The Proteas continued their damage when Lungi Ngidi took out Regis Chakabva and Sikandar Raza in the very next over with just 12 runs on the board. With Raza being taken out with a duck when he tried to hit one over the wicket keeper Quinton De Kock who caught the ball.

Sean Williams was sent back to the dug out by David Miller with a run out.

But the Chevrons got back their confidence when Wesley Madhevere led Zimbabwe with a well-played superb knock of an unbeaten 35 from just 18 deliveries to help the Chevrons to a competitive total of 79 for four (4).

Zimbabwe’s Tendai Chatara bowled first when it was the Proteas turn to bat and the situation then accelerated from bad to worse with the Proteas Quinton de Kock hitting 23 runs in the first over of the innings.

The rain then started to pour but when the match was called off De Kock had an unbeaten of 47 from 18 balls, with the Proteas needing 13 runs in four overs to win.

Zimbabwe and South Africa will share a point each making them both number three in group two of the super 12.

The Chevrons next match is against Pakistan on Thursday at 1 pm Central African Time at the Perth Stadium.


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