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South Africa and Zimbabwe Shared 1 Point Each as Rain Interrupted the Match

Quinton de Kock scored 47 * runs in 18 balls, his innings included 8 boundaries and a six

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

AUSTRALIA: Tough luck for South Africa as rain interrupted the match; as a result, both teams got 1 point each. Earlier, Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first. Due to heavy rain match was reduced to 9 overs per side.

Zimbabwe Innings:

Chakbva and Ervin were seen opening the innings as the match was reduced to fewer overs. Zimbabwe (Zim)  tried to attack early but lost 4 wickets only in the span of 3.4 overs, and they only managed to score 19 runs in these overs.

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It was now on Madhevere and Shumba to gather some total for Zimbabwe. They both did not disappoint and pushed Zim to a respectable total of 79/5 with the help of a 50-run partnership.

Madhevere was the bulk of the scorer, and he scored 35 not out of 16 deliveries, while Shumba scored 18 runs. From South Africa (SA), Ngidi took 2 wickets, while Nortje and Parnel each shared 1 wicket.

South Africa Innings:

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Quinton de Kock and Bavuma opened the innings for SA. He just started whacking the ball from the very first ball; he alone scored 23 runs in the first over.

After the first over ,rain struck again but the innings was resumed again shortly. But now the new target was 64 runs in 7 overs.

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After 2 over, it rained again, and the match was abandoned. It was tough luck for SA, as they would have easily won the game.

Quinton de Kock scored 47 * of 18 balls, and SA needed only 13 runs after this, but as mentioned earlier, the rain won, and the match was abandoned.

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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