Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kallis the Driving Force for Proteas

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kallis the Driving Force for Proteas

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JACQUES Kallis starred with the ball as South Africa cruised to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their World Twenty20 opener in Hambantota yesterday, sealing their place in the Super Eights in the process.

Kallis took four for 15 off his four overs as Zimbabwe were limited to 93 for eight and South Africa's openers Richard Levi (50 not ou 1 t) and Hashim Amla (32no) easily knocked off the target with 44 balls remaining.

The result means South Africa and Sri Lanka have both qualified for the Super Eights from Group C as Zimbabwe bow out of the competition having also been heavily beaten by hosts Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

After winning the toss and putting Zimbabwe in, South Africa were soon establishing a suffocating stranglehold on their African rivals thanks to some miserly bowling right from the start.

Dale Steyn (one for nine) conceded just a single off the first over, and then Morne Morkel (two for 16) leaked just two off the second, which included South Africa's first breakthrough when Vusi Sibanda was bowled for a duck. …

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