Steyn, Rabada help SAfrica to ODI series sweep of Zimbabwe

0
Steyn, Rabada help SAfrica to ODI series sweep of Zimbabwe
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, South Africa's Dale Steyn, celebrates the wicket of India's Axar Patel during the final one-day international cricket match of a five-game series in Mumbai, India. Dale Steyn is back in South Africa’s limited-overs squad and in line to play his first one-day international in two years in the home series against Zimbabwe starting at the end of September 2018. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

PAARL, South Africa Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada took three wickets each to help South Africa to a four-wicket win against Zimbabwe and a 3-0 one-day international series whitewash on Saturday.

The fast bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to 228 all out, with only Sean Williams’ 69 providing any sustained resistance.

Brendan Taylor made 40, but Steyn and Rabada kept the Zimbabweans under pressure and South Africa chased down the score with just over four overs to spare.

South Africa finished on 231-6 off 45.5 overs after a 75-run opening stand between Reeza Hendricks (66) and Aiden Markram (42), and a maiden ODI half-century by wicketkeeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen (59).

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis contributed 26 in his first game back after a shoulder injury.

Steyn also made a successful return from injury, coming through two of the three games in the series after having been out of action in ODIs for two years because of shoulder and foot problems.