21 Sep 2012

Proteas thump Zimbabwe at T20 World Cup

5:47 am on 21 September 2012

Jacques Kallis recorded the best Twenty20 figures for his country to inspire South Africa to a convincing 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their Twenty20 World Cup match in Sri Lanka.

The 36-year-old allrounder grabbed 4 for 15 and was well supported by Morne Morkel's 2 for 16 as Zimbabwe were restricted to 93 for 8, their second lowest total in all Twenty20 internationals.

Openers Richard Levi then notched 50 not out and Hashim Amla an unbeaten 32 to knock off the low target in the 12.4 overs to cap a comfortable victory for one of the title favourites in the 12-team competition.

The defeat meant Zimbabwe was the first team to go out of the tournament after a one-sided match watched by just 1,000 fans.

Hosts Sri Lanka, who beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs, play South Africa in the final Group C match tomorrow night.

The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Super Eights round.