ICC World Twenty20 - 4th match, Group C

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 10 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

3.3

M Morkel to Ervine, no run, good first delivery, just outside off, angling across the left-hander, well left alone

3.4

M Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on a similar line, forward to drive comes Ervine and pushes it to mid off's left, a brief misfield but only a single

Zimbabwe 7/2   CR Ervine 1* (2b)

4.1

JA Morkel to Ervine, FOUR, too wide and cracked for four past point, good stroke from the crease

4.2

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, much straighter now, worked down to long leg

4.5

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, length ball around leg stump, worked to long leg

Zimbabwe 17/3   CR Ervine 7* (5b 1x4)

5.1

M Morkel to Ervine, no run, back of a length, hits the body as it's tried to be played to leg

5.2

M Morkel to Ervine, 1 leg bye, comes off the body this time for a leg bye into midwicket

5.5

M Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, back of a length, bit of a lifter, angled down to third man, well played

Zimbabwe 20/3   CR Ervine 8* (8b 1x4)

6.3

Botha to Ervine, no run, forward and edged to the 45 on the leg side, no run possible

6.4

Botha to Ervine, 2 runs, better played this, clipped to deep midwicket using the angle, good running brings two

6.5

Botha to Ervine, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, a nice push down to long off

Zimbabwe 25/3   CR Ervine 11* (11b 1x4)

7.2

Peterson to Ervine, no run, floated up, down the wickets comes Ervine, tucked to midwicket

7.3

Peterson to Ervine, FOUR, reverse sweep and gets it from off stump past short third man and away for four, very well played

7.4

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, floated up outside off, down the wicket and played to leg, wide of the bowler for a single

Zimbabwe 32/3   CR Ervine 16* (14b 2x4)

8.1

Botha to Ervine, FOUR, floated up onto off stump, Ervine gives himself a little room and this is timed well past extra cover, very nice shot

8.2

Botha to Ervine, 1 run, dropped to square leg for single

8.4

Botha to Ervine, no run, full ball, driven back to the bowler

8.5

Botha to Ervine, 1 leg bye, tucked behind square, off the pad in fact

Zimbabwe 41/3   CR Ervine 21* (18b 3x4)

9.1

JA Morkel to Ervine, no run, length ball around off stump, forward block to cover

9.2

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, well-timed back foot drive but straight out to deep cover

9.4

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 wide, short ball on the line of leg stump, ducked

9.4

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 wide, another short ball but this time further to leg and a wide, was pulled and missed but no touch

9.4

JA Morkel to Ervine, 2 runs, leg stumpish and worked down towards long leg, they charge back for the second and the return throw is horrendous, could have been an overthrow but Ervine overran

9.5

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, leg stump again, worked out to deep midwicket

Zimbabwe 50/3   CR Ervine 25* (22b 3x4)

11.1

JA Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, leg stump and clipped down to long leg

11.5

JA Morkel to Ervine, no run, step to leg, dabbed towards point, they turn down the single

11.6

JA Morkel to Ervine, 2 runs, slower ball, shorter and turned to long leg, again they run hard for two, the throw was good, de Villiers gets the bails off quickly, did the dive save Ervine? Yes it did, full length dive gets him home

Zimbabwe 57/5   CR Ervine 28* (25b 3x4)

12.4

Steyn to Ervine, no run, length ball just outside off, played from the crease towards point

12.5

Steyn to Ervine, no run, quicker short ball, step away to cut, misses

12.6

Steyn to Ervine, no run, and now floors him with a bumper, ducks beneath it and ends up on his backside

Zimbabwe 58/5   CR Ervine 28* (28b 3x4)

13.6

Kallis to Ervine, no run, forward around off stump, angled to point

Zimbabwe 61/6   CR Ervine 28* (29b 3x4)

14.4

M Morkel to Ervine, no run, back of a length, flies over middle stump as Ervine misses backing away and trying to angle to third man

14.4

M Morkel to Ervine, no run, bumper around middle and leg, ducked

14.5

M Morkel to Ervine, 1 wide, leg side wide

14.5

M Morkel to Ervine, no run, just outside off, punched to cover, decent shot for none

14.6

M Morkel to Ervine, 1 run, too straight and turned to long leg

Zimbabwe 65/6   CR Ervine 29* (33b 3x4)

15.1

Botha to Ervine, 1 run, floated up just outside off, punched down to long off

15.4

Botha to Ervine, 1 run, down the wicket and clipped towards long on, the fielder comes round and prevents the second run

Zimbabwe 68/6   CR Ervine 31* (35b 3x4)

16.2

Steyn to Ervine, no run, middle stump line, kept out back to the bowler

16.3

Steyn to Ervine, FOUR, little wider and the open face produces an edge that flies past third slip, if he were there, and races towards the third man boundary

16.4

Steyn to Ervine, 1 run, knocked into the covers from just outside off, trying to come forward

Zimbabwe 75/6   CR Ervine 36* (38b 4x4)

17.1

Kallis to Ervine, 1 run, full ball sliding across the left-hander who lays into a cover dive out to the fence

17.4

Kallis to Ervine, OUT, a bit of extra bounce, takes the edge and de Villiers takes his fourth catch going comfortably to his left-hand side, another wicket for Kallis too! Remarkable performance from him, the ball got big on the batsman who tried to run it down to third man

CR Ervine c †de Villiers b Kallis 37 (71m 40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 92.50

Zimbabwe 77/8   CR Ervine 37 (40b 4x4)
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Sep 20, 2012

Jacques Kallis was named Man of the Match for his 4 for 15, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota, September 20, 2012

Jacques Kallis was named Man of the Match for his 4 for 15

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Sep 20, 2012

Zimbabwe leave the field after their second heavy defeat, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Twenty20 2012, Group C, Hambantota, September 20, 2012

Zimbabwe leave the field after their second heavy defeat

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