Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 134 balls remaining)

0.1

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, down the leg side, just misses the leg stump as he tried to go after it by walking down the track

0.2

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside the off stump, swinging away

0.3

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, defended on the back foot to the on side

0.4

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, defends on the front foot down the track

0.5

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, covers the line outside the off stump and lets it go

0.6

Pollock to Sibanda, no run, goes after the delivery which was wide, cuts and misses

Zimbabwe 0/0   SM Pollock 1-1-0-0

2.1

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, good shape outside the off stump, swings away, left alone

2.2

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, length ball defended back down the track

2.3

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, nips back in from outside the off stump, hits high on the pad

2.4

Pollock to Mufambisi, 1 run, drifting on the pads, neatly worked to fine leg

2.5

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, excellent delivery on a perfect length, swings away, lets it go through to Boucher

2.6

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, slightly over-pitched, driven well to mid off, excellent fielding saves a certain boundary

Zimbabwe 2/1   SM Pollock 2-1-1-0

4.1

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, line and length, Chibhabha playing from the crease, mistimes the drive to point

4.2

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, excellent delivery and well judged by Chibhabha, who lets the ball go, just goes over the stumps

4.3

Pollock to Chibhabha, 2 runs, length ball, Chibhabha works it through midwicket to the deep, Hall chases, slides and picks up the ball

4.4

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, length ball, Chibhabha defends on the front foot

4.5

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, good length delivery, Chibhabha covers the line and defends to the off side

4.6

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, good line and just short of a length, Chibhabha looking to force it through the off side, edges the ball on the ground

Zimbabwe 6/1   SM Pollock 3-1-3-0

6.1

Pollock to Mufambisi, 2 runs, short in length on the middle and leg, turned away behind square leg to the deep

6.2

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, good line and length, Mufambisi driving slightly away from his body to point

6.3

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, good line and just short of a length, movement away, excellent delivery, Mufambisi plays away from his body, through to Boucher

6.4

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, another wonderful delivery moves away after pitching, beats the bat again

6.5

Pollock to Mufambisi, FOUR, too full and on the pads, Mufambisi works it through midwicket to the fence, wonderful shot

6.6

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, line and length, Mufambisi defends on the track

Zimbabwe 21/1   SM Pollock 4-1-9-0

8.1

Pollock to Mufambisi, no run, good line and length, Mufambisi plays and misses the ball, moves away after pitching, a beauty from Pollock

8.2

Pollock to Mufambisi, OUT, knocks back the stumps, lovely delivery on a good length, nips back after pitching just outside the off stump, Mufambisi plays all over it, hits the top of the leg stump.

TV Mufambisi b Pollock 21 (33m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

8.3

Pollock to Masakadza, no run, length ball, Masakadza defends on the front foot, a stifled appeal, the ball must have brushed the pad before it hit the bat

8.4

Pollock to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, Masakadza keeps it out to the off side

8.5

Pollock to Masakadza, no run, good line and length delivery, Masakadza works it through the leg side to square leg

8.6

Pollock to Masakadza, no run, good length delivery, Masakadza drives it away, another appeal from Pollock, turned down by the umpire

Zimbabwe 27/2   SM Pollock 5-2-9-1

10.1

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, length ball, Chibhabha defends it away to the off side

10.2

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, short ball cut away to Petersen at backward-point

10.3

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, good line and length, Chibhabha defends it

10.4

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, just short of a length, Chibhabha defends it to the on side

10.5

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, just short of a length, Chibhabha looking it force it through the off side, gets an inside edge along the ground behind square leg

10.6

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, short of a length, Chibhabha gets in line on the back foot and defends to cover

Zimbabwe 28/2   SM Pollock 6-3-9-1

34.1

Pollock to Chibhabha, 1 run, plays wide of Petersen at cover for a single

34.2

Pollock to Chigumbura, no run, waits in the crease and defends to backward-point

34.3

Pollock to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends to the on side

34.4

Pollock to Chigumbura, no run, driven to mid off

34.5

Pollock to Chigumbura, 1 run, worked to the on side to midwicket

34.6

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run

Zimbabwe 103/5   SM Pollock 7-3-11-1

36.1

Pollock to Chigumbura, no run, good line and back of a length, Chigumbura keeps it out to the off side

36.2

Pollock to Chigumbura, no run, short of a length, Chigumbura plays and misses, beats the bat, through to Boucher

36.3

Pollock to Chigumbura, 1 run, short of a length, Chigumbura cuts it away to thirdman

36.4

Pollock to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, strikes the pad, loud appeal, turned down, was drifting down the leg side

36.5

Pollock to Chigumbura, 1 run, waits for the ball and plays it late, of the face off the bat to thirdman

36.6

Pollock to Chibhabha, no run, bouncer on line, Chibhabha lets it go

Zimbabwe 111/5   SM Pollock 8-3-13-1

46.1

Pollock to Utseya, no run, driven to mid on

46.2

Pollock to Utseya, 2 runs, fuller delivery outside the off stump, creams it through cover-point to the deep

46.3

Pollock to Utseya, no run, slower delivery pushed to point

46.4

Pollock to Utseya, no run, good line and length delivery, Utseya defends on the front foot to mid off

46.5

Pollock to Utseya, no run, short ball, mistimes the shot to wide mid on

46.6

Pollock to Utseya, no run, slower delivery, pushes upishly to extra-cover

Zimbabwe 134/9   SM Pollock 9-3-15-1

48.1

Pollock to Utseya, SIX, short ball, Utseya pulls on the front foot in front of square leg and over the fence, lovely strike that for maximum

48.2

Pollock to Utseya, no run, driven to point, cannot get it through

48.3

Pollock to Utseya, no run, gets an edge to short fine leg

48.4

Pollock to Utseya, FOUR, full and on the legs, Utseya hits it in the air, one bounce into the midwicket fence, another wonderful strike

48.5

Pollock to Utseya, 2 runs, pulled in the air to long on, comes back quickly for the second run, good running, brings up the 150

48.6

Pollock to Utseya, 1 run, yorker dug out to the on side

Zimbabwe 151/9   SM Pollock 10-3-28-1
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