Zimbabwe rattle South Africa in the third match of the Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series - Cricket News Roundup – Part 1 – June 21, 2012
Zimbabwe in the third match of the ongoing Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series, proved their superiority in the tournament after beating the tournament favourites South Africa by 29 runs in the game that was played at Harare Sports Club, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
After winning the toss, Zimbabwe chose to bat first and piled a total of 176 runs for the loss of four wickets. And while the target seemed decent enough to be chased down by the likes of South Africa, the Proteas were left flabbergasted against some outstanding bowling from the hosts, who finished off the South African innings in 19.2 overs, on a total of 147 runs.
CB Mpofu, who took three wickets in four overs by giving away 20 runs, was named as the Player of the Match.
With two wins from two games, Zimbabwe are now leading the points table with South Africa at second place and Bangladesh lingering at the bottom without a win from two outings.
Australia's vice-captain, Shane Watson, is all set to take on England’s strike bowler James Anderson in the forthcoming five-match one-day series, set to begin from June 29, 2012.
Watson in a recent interview praised Anderson for being a competitor and said, “He is a world-class bowler and he has got a way of getting up people's skin as well. That is the reason why you play cricket to play against those guys.”
“We are all very excited about playing against Jimmy,” he added.
During the last two Ashes, both Anderson and Watson have had their share of spats, where they went at each other on the field exchanging bitter conversations.
Sri Lankan skipper, Mahela Jayawardene, is expecting his team to carry their One Day International (ODI) form into the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan, after his side won the limited overs campaign by 3-1.
"The Test series was always going to be a big challenge, but winning is a good habit to have, so hopefully we can continue this momentum," said Jayawardene.