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79/5 (8.7)
51/0 (2.6)
Match Abandoned
 
That's it from us in terms of cricketing coverage for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup for the day. We will be back with more tomorrow, just the one game between Australia and Sri Lanka, taking place at Perth. This is Rajarshi, signing off on behalf of myself and Bidipto. See you later!
Match summary:

Zimbabwe 79/4 (9 Overs)
Wessly Madhevere 35*(18) | Lungi Ngidi 2/20 (2)

South Africa 53/0 (3 Overs)
Quinton de Kock 47*(18) | Temba Bavuma 2*(2)

No result


The Zimbabwe supporters are elated with the result, singing along in cheerful spirits. Quinton de Kock was firing from all cylinders right from the word go, eager to get South Africa past the target of 80 in 9 overs to help them gain an advantage in terms of Net Run Rate. 23 runs came off the first over from Chatara, who kept hitting the good length area and kept watching de Kock mow him right across the line and collect boundaries on the leg side. Temba Bavuma had to wait to face his first ball until the second over, as de Kock made some more merry against Richard Ngarava. Raza bowled a tighter over by the standards but that was all she wrote in terms of the game.
The official word is out. The game has been washed out. Both teams will share a point.
The umpires have made the decision of taking the players off the field once again. The prospect of further play looks impossible right now.
3
overs
48 /0 score
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2
1
1
0
3
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cricket bat icon Quinton de Kock *
45 (17)
cricket bat icon Temba Bavuma
2 (2)
cricket ball icon Sikandar Raza
0 /8
2.6 Sikandar Raza to Quinton de Kock, FREE HIT! Full outside off, wide as well, de Kock slices it over the short third man region and gets himself three more runs on this occasion, from the crease! FIFTY UP for South Africa! 
2.6 Sikandar Raza to Quinton de Kock, short on middle, de Kock makes room and cuts to the left of backward point, to pick up a couple of runs off the back foot. Oh, it is a NO BALL FOR OVERSTEPPING! 
2.5 Sikandar Raza to Quinton de Kock, fuller on middle-and-leg, probably sliding down leg, de Kock goes for the sweep, misses, gets hit on the pads and the umpire turns the LBW appeal down! Zimbabwe REVIEW! 

It is a fair ball. There is no bat on ball. And ball tracking shows that it will go on to clip the outside of leg-stump, so umpire's call stays! REVIEW NOT LOST, but it is NOT OUT! 
Zimbabwe review! De Kock seemed to miss one and was struck on the pads. There's no bat involved, and ball-tracking suggests that it did pitch in line and hit him in line, but the ball just about grazed the stumps and was deemed to be umpire's call, so de Kock survives!
2.4 Sikandar Raza to Temba Bavuma, full outside leg, Bavuma goes for the reverse sweep and gets a single to short point for a single. 
2.3 Sikandar Raza to Quinton de Kock, short outside off, this is pulled to deep mid-wicket off the back foot for a single this time. 
2.2 Sikandar Raza to Quinton de Kock, round the wicket, short outside off, dragged away to the deep mid-wicket area off the back foot for a couple of runs. 
2.1 Sikandar Raza to Temba Bavuma, over the wicket, good length ball on middle, reverse swept to point from the crease, for a single. 
Sikandar Raza, right-arm off-break, comes into the attack
It's raining boundaries as well! South Africa are going at 20 an over at the moment! There is absolutely no stopping Quinton de Kock at the moment, Temba Bavuma hasn't even faced a ball yet! Ngarava is down, and seems to have hurt himself!
2
overs
40 /0 score
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4
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4
0
4
runs
cricket bat icon Quinton de Kock *
39 (13)
cricket ball icon Richard Ngarava
0 /17
1.6 Richard Ngarava to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! THE HITTING CONTINUES! Short over middle-and-off, de Kock makes room and slashes through short third man and backward point, off the back foot, for a boundary! 
1.5 Richard Ngarava to Quinton de Kock, RARITY! Good length ball on leg, defended off the back foot to the bowler, for a dot ball! 
1.4 Richard Ngarava to Quinton de Kock, WHAT STROKEPLAY! Full outside off, and this is CREAMED through the covers off the front foot, for three FOURS in a row now! 
1.3 Richard Ngarava to Quinton de Kock, FOUR MORE! Short over the leg-stump and this is pulled between fine-leg and deep square-leg off the back foot, for a boundary!