Kallis shines with the ball

2012-09-20 17:46

Hambantota - Jacques Kallis recorded the best figures for a South African bowler in all Twenty20 internationals to restrict Zimbabwe to 93-8 in their World Twenty20 clash on Thursday.

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The 36-year-old all-rounder grabbed 4-15 and was well supported by Morné Morkel's 2-16 as Zimbabwe failed to cope with the pace quartet of South Africa after they were put in to bat in the Group C match.

Craig Ervine top-scored with 37, and added 35 for the fourth wicket with Stuart Matsikenyeri (11), to help Zimbabwe just avoid their lowest total of 84 in all Twenty20 internationals, made against New Zealand in 2010.

Morné Morkel dismissed Vusi Sibanda (nought) and Brendan Taylor (four) in his first two overs before Kallis polished off the middle-order with the wickets of Matsikenyeri and Elton Chigumbura off successive deliveries in his first over.

He then dismissed Graeme Cremer (six) and Ervine to improve on Morné Morkel's 4-17 against New Zealand in 2007 which was the previous best bowling by a South African in a Twenty20 match.

Hosts Sri Lanka, the third team in the group, beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs in the first match on Tuesday.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 93-8 in 20 overs (C. Ervine 37, J. Kallis 4-15, M. Morkel 2-16)


South Africa:

AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morné Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn.


Brendan Taylor (captain), Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Graeme Cremer, Ray Price, Kyle Jarvis, Brian Vitori, Prosper Utseya.

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Tv umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


  • - 2012-09-20 17:51

    Now that's what we like to hear!

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-09-20 18:01

    And to think how many years ago was it that Kallis was being slatted for being the slowest in the then shortest form of the game (ODI), for slow scoring and slow bowling with no wickets THE GREATS NEVER DIE THEY RETIRE WHEN IT RIGHT TO DO SO Go Jacques, youre the greatest

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-09-20 18:05

    A legend on his own.The greatest allrounder ever to grace a cricket pitch.Some may disagree with me because there were other great allrounders in the game,but Kallis has got to be the cream of the crop. Oh yes,we do share a birthday.. :)

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