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South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014

South Africa's World Cup prep begins with promise

Aug 21, 2014:

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

Debutant Rossouw's golden run-out

Aug 21, 2014: Plays of the day from the third ODI between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Bulawayo

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

South Africa complete comfortable clean sweep

Aug 21, 2014: A trio of changes to both teams and a change of approach which saw Zimbabwe bat first brought no change in proceedings as South Africa won again

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

Faf du Plessis happy to go slow

Aug 20, 2014: Run-rates may be increasing in limited-overs matches, but Faf du Plessis is taking his own time at No. 3 to set the platform for South Africa

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

World Cup audition for South Africa reserves

Aug 20, 2014: With the series won, South Africa have opted to rest Hashim Amla and might test their entire bench in the final ODI

The Preview by Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

Williams calls for Zimbabwe top order to tighten up

Aug 19, 2014: Sean Williams, Zimbabwe's top run-scorer in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, has pleaded with his top-order to take greater responsibility and put higher prices on their wickets

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

De Villiers' rare slip-ups

Aug 19, 2014: Plays of the Day from the second ODI between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Bulawayo

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe suffer another big defeat

Aug 19, 2014: Not even Zimbabwe's most successful performance in the field against South Africa in 15 years could change the inevitable

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014

South Africa's brewing opening chemistry

Aug 18, 2014: In July 2013, South Africa tried four different opening pairs in a five-match series in Sri Lanka. Now Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are churning out solid and speedy starts, and rapidly climbing the statistical ladder

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

Can Zimbabwe stay competitive for longer?

Aug 18, 2014: Zimbabwe were outplayed in a short time span in the first ODI, and need to fight for a longer period in the second if they are to keep the series alive

The Preview by Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Chigumbura quells injury fears

Aug 17, 2014: Zimbabwe's newly appointed captain Elton Chigumbura has cooled fears he may find himself on the sidelines with a quad injury shortly after taking over

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

De Villiers invents the switch-scoop, almost

Aug 17, 2014: Plays of the day from the first ODI between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Bulawayo

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Amla century steers South Africa to big win

Aug 17, 2014: Hashim Amla's 15th ODI hundred, his third against Zimbabwe and his fourth in six matches, led South Africa through a speedy start, sedate middle and ultimately to a sparkling finish, as the visitors took the series lead in Bulawayo

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Neighbours resume contest in shorter format

Aug 16, 2014: South Africa were made to work for their victory in the one-off Test by Zimbabwe and they expect the toil to get tougher in the ODIs

The Preview by Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014

New South Africa begin on solid footing

Aug 14, 2014: South Africa's performance in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe was not the tip-toeing or trepidation of a team in the throes of a transformation. It was the swagger of a side that had already settled

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 4th day

Amla applauds SA for 'smart cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: South Africa captain Hashim Amla has credited his team for playing "smart cricket" following their nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in Harare

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 4th day

South Africa win the match, Zimbabwe win hearts

Aug 12, 2014: Both Zimbabwe and South Africa had gains from the one-off Test in Harare, and both teams got what they wanted to a degree

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 4th day

Taylor pleased with fighting effort

Aug 12, 2014: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor said he had plenty of positives to take away from Harare, even though his team slumped to a nine-wicket defeat in four days

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 3rd day

South Africa opt for substance over style

Aug 11, 2014: The expectation was that South Africa would flaunt their power against Zimbabwe, but the reality has been much different with the No. 1 Test team made to grind for every run

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Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 3rd day

Nyumbu dances his way into the spotlight

Aug 11, 2014: John Nyumbu started playing cricket because he was a safe bet in the slips, discovered his skills for spinning a ball by chance, did his time on the domestic circuit, and then took a five-for on Test debut. Reason enough for anyone to dance

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