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Proteas clinch Twenty20 series


South Africa have beaten Zimbabwe by six wickets in their second Twenty20 clash to win the series with a game to play.

The Proteas chased down Zimbabwe’s 7-132 with ease on Friday, passing the target with 4.2 overs to spare.

The hosts finished on 4-135, with JP Duminy 33 not out.

He was backed up by 26 from opener Quinton de Kock and 19 not out from David Miller.

Zimbabwe’s batsmen struggled again to set a challenging total and the tourists have now lost five straight games in South Africa.

South Africa took the one-day series 3-0.

Sean Williams top-scored with 41 from 28 balls but Zimbabwe was kept in check, with South African seam bowlers Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson and Robbie Frylinck taking two wickets each.

South Africa will play three ODI’s and a one-off Twenty20 against Australia this summer, with the first match a 50-over contest in Perth on November 4.