CSA T20 Challenge: Khaya Zondo bats with weaker left-hand halfway through innings

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South African batsman Khaya Zondo, who has featured in 5 ODIs, stole the limelight on Friday throughout Dolphins’ conflict with Cape Cobras within the ongoing South African T20 Challenge on the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban.

While batting first, Dolphins have been decreased to 50/3 contained in the ninth over. The 30-year-old Zondo got here in at quantity 5 and guided his staff to a good whole of 155/8 with his valiant 39-ball 59, which featured six boundaries and two sixes.

In the sixteenth over of the primary innings, surprisingly, the naturally right-handed Zondo determined to bat left-handed. Cobras’ left-arm orthodox bowler Siyabonga Mahima (4/18), in response to it, determined to vary to left-arm seam.

Chasing 156, Cobras failed to keep up the required run-rate regardless of some effort by Christiaan Jonker (41) and Tony de Zorzi (39). Dolphins leg-spinner Keshav Maharaj triggered the opponent’s downfall by registering a powerful 4/15 with the ball.

Dolphins received the second match of the event by 14 runs.

The ongoing South African T20 Challenge is the seventeenth version of the event. Six groups are taking part within the occasion as they are going to play one another in a round-robin format adopted by the play-off and a remaining throughout 17 matches.

The event began on February 19 and can conclude on February 28.

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