Potchefstroom – Rapid Bowler Dane Paterson was named the best player in the match, but said the prize could have been shared by all South African bowlers, as the hosts won a victory of the T20 series against Zimbabwe in Senwes Park. on Friday.
South Africa took a 2-0 lead in the three-game series with a six-field victory after restricting Zimbabwe to 132 for seven in their 20 shots. He followed a 3-0 victory in the one-day series.
"The credit is given to the whole bowling unit, we kept it tight tonight," said Paterson, who took two windows for 22 races.
South Africa rhythm bowlers stood their ground, with Lungi Ngidi, Paterson and Robbie Frylinck each taking two windows. Andile Phehlukwayo did not receive a window, but he conceded only 15 races in four passes.
Left arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was the only expensive player to win one for 37, with his last over 24 races, including three six for top scorer Sean Williams, but captain Faf du Plessis said that Shamsi had made three "super good" before being attacked by Williams, who scored 41 of 28 balls.
"It was one of our best games," said Du Plessis.
"All the bowlers were very good tonight and our hitters made it look easy enough."
The six hitters in South Africa reached double figures and scored more than a run on balls, with JP Duminy the top scorer 33 not out. South Africa won with 4.2 shots to spare.
The captain of Zimbabwe, Hamilton Masakadza, lamented another failure of batting of the first order.
"We had a small start, but we're still losing windows," he said.
Williams continued his batting effort by taking two of 25 ", while Zimbabwean skater Brandon Mavuta impressed again, taking one for 29.
Masakadza said that the infrequent international matches of Zimbabwe were a factor, "But it's our fifth game (in South Africa) and we should be doing well."
South Africa made four changes from the side that won the first On Tuesday, a game of 34 races in East London and Du Plessis said there will be "more experiments "for the final game in Benoni on Sunday
" The plan was to give everyone two games, "he said, indicating that he would be one of the players who will sit on Sunday.