The second T20 of the five-match series will be played on August 29 at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria and will start at 1.30 PM IST. Zimbabwe lead the series 1-0.
In the first T20, South Africa Emerging were reduced to 107/8 in 20 overs. Nondumiso Shangase top scored with 26 runs for South Africa Emerging while for Zimbabwe Josephine Nkomo was the pick of the bowlers picking up 11/2. In reply, Zimbabwe chased down the total on the very last ball of the innings with two wickets in hand. Pellagia Mujaji starred with the bat scoring an unbeaten 28, while for South Africa Emerging Seshnie Naidu, Kayla Reyneke, and Micheala Andrews accounted for two wickets each.
South Africa Emerging: Caitlin Wyngaard, Elandri Rensburg, Simone Lourens, Anne Bosch, Delmi Tucker, Miane Smit, Nondumiso Shangase (c), Seshnie Naidu, Faye Tunnicliffe, Tebogo Macheke, Micheala Andrews, Monalisa Legodi, Nobulumko Baneti, Raisibe Ntozakhe
Zimbabwe: Sharne Mayers, Chipo Mugeri Tiripano, Mary Anne Musonda, Pellagia Mujaji, Josephine Nkomo (c), Kelis Ndlovu, Precious Marange, Christabel Chatonzwa, Modester Mupachikwa, Audrey Mazvishaya, Esther Mbofana, Francisca Chipare, Loreen Tshuma, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda
Players to watch out for
The right-handed middle-order batter of South Africa Emerging top scored with 26 runs off 30 balls in the first T20 against Zimbabwe. She smashed three boundaries in her knock. She held the innings together having come in to bat in the sixth over and was there in the middle till the 19th over.
She was one of the most successful bowlers for South Africa Emerging in the first T20 against Zimbabwe. She scalped 12/2 in her four overs. Apart from picking up two key wickets, she was the most economical bowler for her team. She exhibited good control over her lines and lengths.
The right-handed middle-order batter from Zimbabwe led the run chase from the front in the first T20 against South Africa Emerging. She scored an undefeated 28 off 24 balls, including four boundaries. She played some good-looking shots in her innings and ran well between the wickets.
The captain of Zimbabwe was the most successful bowler in the first T20 against South Africa Emerging. The right arm medium pace bowler claimed 11/2 in her four overs, including one maiden. She opened the bowling with Nomvelo Sibanda and struck in her very first over of the innings.
This will be the second match of the series at the venue. In the last match, 215 runs were scored and 16 wickets fell in the process. The sunny conditions may make batting easy. However, with bowlers getting some purchase in the last match, the wicket is expected to offer an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 27 degrees Celsius. There will be 12 percent cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Pellagia Mujaji, Seshni Naidu, Mary-Anne Musonda, Anneke Bosch, Micheala Andrews, Josephine Nkomo, Delmi Tucker, Kayla Reyneke, Precious Marange, Nondumiso Shangase, Nobulumko Baneti
Date: August 29, 2022
Time: 1.30 PM IST
Venue: Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria
Live streaming: Cricket South Africa YouTube channel
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