The fourth T20 of the five-match series between South Africa Emerging and Zimbabwe will be played on September 2 at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria. The match will start at 1.30 PM IST. Zimbabwe leads the series 2-1.
In the third T20, South Africa Emerging were bowled out for a paltry 90 in 19.5 overs. Nondumiso Shangase top scored with 33 runs for South Africa Emerging while for Zimbabwe, Kellies Ndlovu wreaked havoc with the ball picking up four wickets. In reply, Zimbabwe completed the formalities in just 8.4 overs with eight wickets in hand. Sharne Mayers led the run chase with an unbeaten 55, while for South Africa Emerging, Nobulumko Baneti and Miane Smit were the only wicket-takers.
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 arm medium pace bowler of South Africa Emerging was one of the only two wicket-takers in the team in the third T20 against Zimbabwe. Coming in to bowl as the first change, she picked up 7/1 in her one over and was also the most economical bowler for her side.
The right-handed middle-order batter of South Africa Emerging top scored with 33 runs off 44 balls in the third T20 against Zimbabwe. She hit five boundaries in her innings. She came in to bat in the fifth over and was there in the middle till the penultimate ball of the innings. In addition to her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl right arm off spin.
The right-handed opening batter of Zimbabwe starred with the bat in the third T20 against South Africa Emerging. She muscled an undefeated 55 off just 26 balls to guide her team to an eight-wicket win. She hammered 10 boundaries and a six in her entertaining knock.
The left-arm spinner of Zimbabwe was the pick of the bowlers in the third T20 against South Africa Emerging. The wily bowler claimed 8/4 in four overs, including two wickets in the 18th over. Apart from being the most successful bowler, she was the most economical one in the lot.
This will be the fourth match of the series at the venue. So far, the teams batting first have won one match and the teams batting second have won two matches. The average first innings score is 108 and the average second innings score is 95. The wicket is expected to get slower and the spinners may come in handy.
The weather is expected to be delightful with plenty of sunshine. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 25 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Pellagia Mujaji, Sharne Mayers, Anneke Bosch, Mary-Anne Musonda, Micheala Andrews, Josephine Nkomo, Delmi Tucker, Kellies Ndlovu, Nondumiso Shangase, Nobulumko Baneti, Lorraine Phiri
Date: September 2, 2022
Time: 1.30 PM IST
Venue: Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria
Live streaming: Cricket South Africa YouTube channel
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