South Africa displayed their dominance of the twenty over format and crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a match that never lived up to being a contest. A look at how the Proteas dismantled the opposition piece by piece. (All AFP Photos)
Asked to bat first, Zimbabwe were in early trouble as Morne Morkel got rid of Vusi Sibanda and skipper Brendan Taylor to leave them reeling at 6/2.
Craig Ervine played a lone hand, hitting 37 from 40 balls that included 4 boundaries. While he was there, Zimbabwe seemed to have some hope of keeping the South Africans at bay.
But Jacques Kallis displayed his class once again as he chipped in with four wickets and Zimbabwe could not get a partnership together and the run rate went down even more. In the end Zimbabwe could only muster 93/8 off their 20 overs.
Chasing a paltry 94 to win, Richard Levi made his intentions clear as he went after the bowlers right from the start and got himself back into form with a good half-century.
Ultimately South Africa achieved the target in the 13th over. It was a comprehensive win and just the tonic they needed before the big games. Zimbabwe go out of the tournament and have to regroup after this crushing defeat.
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