Tahir continues fine T20 form in England

2019-08-28 10:49
Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas ace Imran Tahir continued his fine form in England's Vitality T20 blast while on duty for Surrey on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old, who retired from ODI cricket at the end of this year's World Cup, claimed figures of 4/25 (4) as Surrey cruised to a comfortable six-wicket win over Somerset with three-and-a-half overs to spare. 

It wasn't enough to secure Tahir man-of-the-match, though, with that honour going to Australia opener Aaron Finch, who blasted 102* (53) to take Surrey home. 

That return leaves Tahir with 19 wickets from 12 matches in the tournament at an economy rate of 8.16, while he is the joint second-highest wicket-taker.

There are two other South Africa bowlers also currently in the top five wicket-takers in this year's competition. 

They come in the form of the Kolpak duo of Kent's Hardus Viljoen and Hampshire's Kyle Abbott, who have 18 wickets each. 

Batting-wise, the best performing South African is 35-year-old Durbanite Wayne Madsen, who has scored 400 runs in 12 innings at an average of 50 an a strike rate of 149.81.

Tahir, meanwhile, has committed to keep playing T20 cricket for the Proteas with an eye on making the squad for next year's T20 World Cup in Australia. 

Compiled by: Lloyd Burnard

Read more on:    proteas  |  imran tahir  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 24 January 2020
South Africa v England, , Johannesburg 10:00
Saturday, 01 February 2020
South Africa XI v England XI, Paarl 10:00
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
South Africa v England, , Cape Town 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who will win the 4-Test series between hosts South Africa and visitors England over Xmas, New Year and into January 2020?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.