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Highlights of South Africa-Zimbabwe match

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Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 23:08 [IST]
 
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Highlights: South Africa-Zimbabwe match

Hambantota, Sep 20: Zimbabwe became the first team to crash out of ICC World Twenty20 2012 as they were handed a 10-wicket defeat by South Africa on Thursday night.

Here are the highlights of this game played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

Scorecard

# Zimbabwe returned home without a win. They had lost to Sri Lanka on the opening day

# This was a record successive T20I loss for Zimbabwe. They have now been beaten in 14 matches since May 2010

# South Africa's 10-wicket victory is only the second instance of a team winning without loss. The first team was Australia against Sri Lanka in 2007

# South Africa and Sri Lanka progressed to Super Eight stage. Both teams will play in their last Group C match on Saturday

# Jacques Kallis took his career best 4/15 to derail Zimbabwean innings. Kallis' bowling efforts kept the Brendan Taylor-led side to just 93/8 in 20 overs

# Kallis came to bowl as the sixth bowler

# Kallis, in his first over, took two wickets in two balls and finished with a double-wicket maiden

# Dale Steyn, Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel were the other wicket-takers for South Africa

# Steyn bowled a superb spell, conceding just 9 runs in four overs and had one wicket

# Only two Zimbabwe batsmen managed to get into double-digit scores

# Craig Ervine topscored with 37

# There were no sixes hit in this match

# Kallis won the Man-of-the-match award

# South Africa reached the target of 94 in 12.4 overs

# Richard Levi (50 not out) and Hashim Amla (32 not out) finished the job for South Africa

# This was Levi's highest T20I score since his world record 117 not out off 51 balls against New Zealand in Hamilton (February 19, 2012). After that century, his scores were 11, 19, 8, 0 and 1

# South Africa hit nine fours while Zimbabwe had six

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Story first published:  Thursday, September 20, 2012, 22:56 [IST]

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