South Africa tour of Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 26, 2007
South Africa won by 28 runs
Played at Harare Sports Club
26 August 2007 (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Taylor b Chigumbura 24 60 30 4 0 80.00
13.1 slower ball after a delay with a stuck sightscreen, Smith drives firmly at the width, gets the edge and Taylor this time gets two hands to a low catch at a wide slip 69/2
View dismissal GH Bodi c †Taibu b Mupariwa 32 40 33 3 1 96.96
8.5 gets well forward on the off, pushes at one leaving him, edges, Taibu does well to take that standing up before appealing and then setting off on a celebration run to square leg, Bodi almost with a gulity look in the eyes, sees the finger of fate go up 52/1
View dismissal JA Morkel c †Taibu b Masakadza 97 129 104 8 4 93.26
40.6 full outside off, goes after that on the drive but gets an inside edge and very well taken by an excited Taibu 255/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Mupariwa b Brent 107 131 89 8 6 120.22
45.3 full on the legs, slower ball does it as de Villiers mistimes down the ground for long on to take a comfortable catch, what an innings 289/6
View dismissal SM Pollock c †Taibu b Masakadza 8 5 5 1 0 160.00
42.1 gets one just on the off, short of length, looks to run that to third man, opens the face too much as he plays from the crease, gets the edge and another catch by Taibu standing up 265/4
View dismissal VD Philander run out (Maruma/†Taibu) 6 9 9 0 0 66.66
44.2 from Masakadza, Outside off, short, cuts that well forward of the sweeper, they decide on a second but the return from Maruma is perfect and TV has him well short 280/5
View dismissal JJ van der Wath c Williams b Chigumbura 4 11 7 0 0 57.14
46.5 short but on line, van der Wath pulls from the front foot, does not complete the shot, sends it high and forward of the deep midwicket who takes a comfortable catch 294/7
View dismissal JP Duminy c sub (KM Dabengwa) b Brent 6 10 8 0 0 75.00
47.3 WHAT A CATCH, slower ball outside the off, too short, crashes the cut wide of point who takes off, outstretched arm and that is a great catch from the 12th man Dabengwa 297/8
M Morkel not out 23 11 11 0 2 209.09
View dismissal M Ntini c Sibanda b Brent 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
47.6 fullish on the off, slow ball, Ntini goes after that, not timed, gets under it a bit and sends the catch to the long off coming in off the boundary 299/9
MS Tshabalala not out 2 6 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (lb 3, w 9, nb 1) 13
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 212 mins) 323 (6.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets GB Brent 9 1 58 3 6.44 31 7 1 (3w)
45.3 to de Villiers, full on the legs, slower ball does it as de Villiers mistimes down the ground for long on to take a comfortable catch, what an innings 289/6
47.3 to Duminy, WHAT A CATCH, slower ball outside the off, too short, crashes the cut wide of point who takes off, outstretched arm and that is a great catch from the 12th man Dabengwa 297/8
47.6 to Ntini, fullish on the off, slow ball, Ntini goes after that, not timed, gets under it a bit and sends the catch to the long off coming in off the boundary 299/9
View wickets E Chigumbura 9 1 48 2 5.33 33 5 1 (3w)
13.1 to Smith, slower ball after a delay with a stuck sightscreen, Smith drives firmly at the width, gets the edge and Taylor this time gets two hands to a low catch at a wide slip 69/2
46.5 to van der Wath, short but on line, van der Wath pulls from the front foot, does not complete the shot, sends it high and forward of the deep midwicket who takes a comfortable catch 294/7
View wicket T Mupariwa 8 0 51 1 6.37 22 4 2
8.5 to Bodi, gets well forward on the off, pushes at one leaving him, edges, Taibu does well to take that standing up before appealing and then setting off on a celebration run to square leg, Bodi almost with a gulity look in the eyes, sees the finger of fate go up 52/1
View wickets H Masakadza 10 0 55 2 5.50 27 2 2 (3w)
40.6 to JA Morkel, full outside off, goes after that on the drive but gets an inside edge and very well taken by an excited Taibu 255/3
42.1 to Pollock, gets one just on the off, short of length, looks to run that to third man, opens the face too much as he plays from the crease, gets the edge and another catch by Taibu standing up 265/4
  T Maruma 3 0 23 0 7.66 6 1 1
  P Utseya 10 0 63 0 6.30 28 3 4 (1nb)
  SC Williams 1 0 22 0 22.00 1 2 2
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 324 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sibanda c †de Villiers b M Morkel 41 59 41 9 0 100.00
13.3 Morkel has the last laugh, one just outside off, goes on the drive again, foot not there this time, nice bounce takes the outside edge to de Villiers 76/1
View dismissal H Masakadza c †de Villiers b van der Wath 48 89 55 8 1 87.27
19.3 outside off, that goes away with the arm, gets forward put then pushes at it, gets the edge to de Villiers 101/2
View dismissal BRM Taylor c Duminy b Tshabalala 42 99 59 2 1 71.18
36.4 flatter ball maybe arm ball at the legs, goes to clear midwicket but Dumniy jumping to his left gets two hands to it and holds on to a good catch 210/3
T Taibu not out 107 129 103 9 1 103.88
View dismissal E Chigumbura c Bodi b van der Wath 13 13 10 1 1 130.00
39.4 Bodi moved to well forward of square leg, trap set, and he falls for it, touch short on the legs, goes after it, gets it high on the bat with Bodi hardly having to move as he takes it comfortably 231/4
View dismissal SC Williams run out (Smith) 4 7 5 0 0 80.00
41.1 from van der Wath, outside off angled across, huge swing, near miss, off the toe of the bat towards mid-off, Williams sets off, Smith gathers, underarms into the stumps, well short and for once TV replay is not required 236/5
View dismissal S Matsikenyeri c van der Wath b Pollock 18 19 13 2 0 138.46
45.4 fired into the leg stump, makes room and lofts that to the on side, does not make clean contact and sends it straight to van der Wath at long on 271/6
View dismissal GB Brent b Ntini 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
46.1 what ever fast bowler wants to see, the top of the off stump being hit and sent spinning, angled in just on legth, Brent gets forwatd but the ball is through him before any defence got in the way 273/7
P Utseya* not out 9 14 13 0 0 69.23
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 3, nb 1) 12
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 218 mins) 295 (5.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SM Pollock 10 2 47 1 4.70 31 5 0
45.4 to Matsikenyeri, fired into the leg stump, makes room and lofts that to the on side, does not make clean contact and sends it straight to van der Wath at long on 271/6
View wicket M Ntini 7 0 49 1 7.00 21 9 0
46.1 to Brent, what ever fast bowler wants to see, the top of the off stump being hit and sent spinning, angled in just on legth, Brent gets forwatd but the ball is through him before any defence got in the way 273/7
View wicket M Morkel 10 1 44 1 4.40 34 4 0 (1w)
13.3 to Sibanda, Morkel has the last laugh, one just outside off, goes on the drive again, foot not there this time, nice bounce takes the outside edge to de Villiers 76/1
  VD Philander 8 0 47 0 5.87 25 6 0
View wickets JJ van der Wath 8 0 50 2 6.25 23 5 1 (1w)
19.3 to Masakadza, outside off, that goes away with the arm, gets forward put then pushes at it, gets the edge to de Villiers 101/2
39.4 to Chigumbura, Bodi moved to well forward of square leg, trap set, and he falls for it, touch short on the legs, goes after it, gets it high on the bat with Bodi hardly having to move as he takes it comfortably 231/4
View wicket MS Tshabalala 7 0 50 1 7.14 19 2 3 (1nb, 1w)
36.4 to Taylor, flatter ball maybe arm ball at the legs, goes to clear midwicket but Dumniy jumping to his left gets two hands to it and holds on to a good catch 210/3

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Player of the series - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - KC Barbour and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - ID Robinson
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - TJ Matibiri

Match Notes


    • South Africa innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (55 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (GC Smith 15, GH Bodi 32, Ex 5)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 80/2 in 16.0 overs (JA Morkel 8, AB de Villiers 9)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (117 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (JA Morkel 30, AB de Villiers 18, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 26.3 overs (164 balls), Extras 8
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 43 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • JA Morkel: 50 off 64 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 166/2 in 29.0 overs (JA Morkel 50, AB de Villiers 52)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 101 balls (JA Morkel 44, AB de Villiers 54, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 34.3 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 140 balls (JA Morkel 71, AB de Villiers 76, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 40.2 overs (249 balls), Extras 10
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 84 balls (7 x 4, 6 x 6)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 48.1 overs (298 balls), Extras 12
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 0/0
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (67 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (V Sibanda 33, H Masakadza 17, Ex 3)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 81/1 in 16.0 overs (H Masakadza 34, BRM Taylor 3)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 19.2 overs (117 balls), Extras 3
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 25.3 overs (155 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (BRM Taylor 13, T Taibu 35, Ex 2)
    • T Taibu: 50 off 43 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 189/2 in 32.0 overs (BRM Taylor 37, T Taibu 55)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 34.4 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 94 balls (BRM Taylor 32, T Taibu 67, Ex 5)
    • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 42.3 overs (259 balls), Extras 8
    • T Taibu: 100 off 99 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
 
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