Harare: Wayne Parnell spearheaded a much improved South Africa attack as they defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the final mini-league match at a non-cap Twenty20 tri-nations tournament here on Saturday.
Zimbabwe failed to build on a bright start at Harare Sports Club and made only 124-6 off 20 overs while South Africa reached 130-4 with 14 balls to spare.
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh finished with eight points each after two wins and two losses and the Asian Tigers were eliminated as they had the poorest net run rate. Now, South Africa and Zimbabwe clash in the final with each team having beaten the other in a warm-up tournament for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka during September and October.
Parnell had figures of 16-3 in four overs, including a maiden.