Faf du Plessis‚ Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller were the only significant contributors to the home side’s total of 160/6 — South Africa’s lowest score with six wickets down. But that proved 34 runs enough with Imran Tahir claiming a career-best 5/23 to send the Zimbabweans’ spiralling to a reply of 126. Not a lot else was needed for South Afria to add the first T20 to their 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series. Zimbabwe were spared complete embarrassment by a stand of 53 blitzed off 19 balls by PJ Moor and Brandon Mavuta that started after they had crashed to 70/7. But that couldn’t save them from being dismissed for the ninth time in their 61 games in the format. Du Plessis clubbed five fours and two sixes in his 20-ball 34‚ a bristling effort snuffed out by Tendai Chisoro’s stab of a diving catch at deep extra cover. That put paid to a stand of 41 Du Plessis shared with debutant Van der Dussen‚ who stayed on to help David Miller to crack 87 runs for the fourth wicket. Miller...

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