08 May KLAASEN AND DALA STEER SA A TO VICTORY
HARARE: SA A secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match T20 series against Zimbabwe XI after a massive 142-run win today.
SA A were put to the bat first by the hosts and went on to set the target on 185 runs.
Openers, Lesiba Ngoepe (19) and Reeza Hendricks (3) were dismissed three deliveries apart as the hosts opened the attack on the visitors.
A half-century from captain, Heinrich Klaasen (56), including 3 boundaries and 5 maximums, supported by Ryan Rickelton’s 47 (3 boundaries and 2 maximums), restored the innings to see the SA side end their innings on 184/8.
Khaya Zondo (3) was trapped lbw by Wesly Madhevere in the 15th over, and Jason Smith (5) caught by Tendai Chatara off Ernest Masuku two overs later.
Bjorn Fortuin performed with both bat and ball as he scored 19 runs with the bowling figures of 2/4 in two overs.
Tanaka Chivanga was the pick of the bowlers, recording 3/29 in his four overs after dismissing Rickelton, Fortuin, and Glenton Stuurman (14).
Zimbabwe XI had little to respond to as the SA A bowlers reduced the hosts to 42/9 in 12 overs, with Wellington Masakadza unable to bat.
Junior Dala recorded the best figures (3/12) in three overs. Bjorn Fortuin (2/4) and Lizaad Williams (2/7) took two wickets whilst Daryn Dupavillon and Glenton Stuurman claimed one wicket each.
Match four will take place at the same venue tomorrow (Sunday, 08 May 2022).
SOUTH AFRICA ‘A’ T20 SQUAD
Heinrich Klaasen (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Ryan Rickelton (Imperial Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Glenton Stuurman (Gbets Warriors), Bjorn Fortuin (Imperial Lions), Daryn Dupavillon (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lizaad Williams (Momentum Multiply Titans), Jason Smith (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lesiba Ngoepe (Gbets Warriors), Gerald Coetzee (ITEC Knights), Tristan Stubbs (Gbets Warriors), Wihan Lubbe (Gbets Warriors).
ZIMBABWE XI VERSUS SOUTH AFRICA ‘A’ ITINERARY
First T20 02 May 2022 Harare Sports Club – SA A won by 5 wickets
Second T20 04 May 2022 Harare Sports Club – SA A won by 22 runs
Third T20 07 May 2022 Harare Sports Club – SA A won by 142 runs
Fourth T20 08 May 2022 Harare Sports Club
Fifth T20 10 May 2022 Harare Sports Club
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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