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)

We are about to get underway, the players are out in the middle. It will be Pollock bowling from the Buffalo Park end to Sibanda.

Toss: Zimbabwe have won the toss and will be batting

3:10pm Duffin has injured himself in the warm-up and he will be replaced by Tafadzwa Mufambisi.

3:00pm The good news is that, the rain is expected to stay away for today. The teams have been out warming up. Alviro Petersen makes his debut for South Africa. Play is expected to start in 30 minutes. Until then please check out the Bulletin by Jamie Alter

2.25pm Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the second ODI. There will be a one-hour delay to the start because of the a damp outfield, a legacy of the heavy rain which washed out yesterday's play. As things stand, the game should get underway at 3.30pm.

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

End of a good first over from Pollock It will be Ntini to bowl to Mufambisi

End of over 1 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
V Sibanda    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0
TV Mufambisi    0* (0b)     

1.1

Ntini to Mufambisi, 1 run, steers it down to thirdman, off the mark

1.2

Ntini to Sibanda, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Sibanda goes forward and lets the ball go

1.3

Ntini to Sibanda, no run, angled into Sibanda, who plays it back down the track, fielded by Ntini on his follow-through

1.4

Ntini to Sibanda, OUT, excellent delivery on a good length, Sibanda had to play at it, gets a thin edge through to Boucher, who did not wait for the umpires decision, just walked off as he got the edge. Zimbabwe one down for one

V Sibanda c †Boucher b Ntini 0 (6m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Chibhabha is the new man in

1.5

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, short in length outside the off stump, gets behind it and defends to the off side

1.6

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, once again short in length, Chibhabha on the back foot defends to point

End of over 2 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/1 (RR: 0.50)
CJ Chibhabha    0* (2b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-1
TV Mufambisi    1* (1b)      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

End of over 3 (1 run) Zimbabwe 2/1 (RR: 0.66)
CJ Chibhabha    0* (4b)      SM Pollock    2-1-1-0
TV Mufambisi    2* (5b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-1

3.1

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, length ball, Mufambisi plays and misses the ball, through to Boucher

3.2

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, just short of a length, Mufambisi on the back foot defending to the off side

3.3

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, good line and back of a length, again tucks up Mufambisi, who blocks it to the off side

3.4

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, short of a length, Mufambisi drives through the off side to mid off

Two slips and a gully in place

3.5

Ntini to Mufambisi, 2 runs, driven on the up wide of backward-point to the deep, comes back for the second run

3.6

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, angled in from outside the off stump, defended on the back foot to cover-point

End of over 4 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 4/1 (RR: 1.00)
TV Mufambisi    4* (11b)      M Ntini    2-0-3-1
CJ Chibhabha    0* (4b)      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

End of over 5 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 6/1 (RR: 1.20)
CJ Chibhabha    2* (10b)      SM Pollock    3-1-3-0
TV Mufambisi    4* (11b)      M Ntini    2-0-3-1

5.1

Ntini to Mufambisi, FOUR, over-pitched delivery, Mufambisi drives the ball down the track to long on fence, elegant looking shot

5.2

Ntini to Mufambisi, 1 run, excellent delivery angled in, tucks up Mufambisi, who gets an edge to long leg

5.3

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, good line and back of a length, Chibhabha defends off the back foot

5.4

Ntini to Chibhabha, 3 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away in the air to the right of backward-point to the deep, Petersen chases and does well with a slide

5.5

Ntini to Mufambisi, 1 run, worked away to the on side for a single

5.6

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, back of a length, Chibhabha defends it to the off side

End of over 6 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 15/1 (RR: 2.50)
CJ Chibhabha    5* (13b)      M Ntini    3-0-12-1
TV Mufambisi    10* (14b 1x4)      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

End of over 7 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 21/1 (RR: 3.00)
TV Mufambisi    16* (20b 2x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-9-0
CJ Chibhabha    5* (13b)      M Ntini    3-0-12-1

7.1

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, good line and length, angled in, Chibhabha defends to the off side

7.2

Ntini to Chibhabha, 1 run, short ball, Chibhabha opens the face off the bat and runs it down to thirdman

7.3

Ntini to Mufambisi, FOUR, lovely shot on the up, driven well through extra-cover to the fence

7.4

Ntini to Mufambisi, no run, just short of a length, Mufambisi defends it on the front foot to cover

7.5

Ntini to Mufambisi, 1 run, runs it down to thirdman to pick up a single

7.6

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, short of a length, Chibhabha defends on the back foot to backward-point

End of over 8 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 27/1 (RR: 3.37)
CJ Chibhabha    6* (16b)      M Ntini    4-0-18-1
TV Mufambisi    21* (23b 3x4)      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

The previous delivery just left him, this one came back in Masakadza is the new man in

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

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 27/2 (RR: 3.00)
H Masakadza    0* (4b)      SM Pollock    5-2-9-1
CJ Chibhabha    6* (16b)      M Ntini    4-0-18-1

9.1

Ntini to Chibhabha, 1 run, just short of a length, tucks up the batsman, who jumps up and plays, hits the glove and goes to the on side

9.2

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, another short ball, off the glove to square leg

9.3

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, back of a length, defends to the on side

9.4

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, short ball angled in, Masakadza moves back and across and defends to the off side

9.5

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, line and length, Masakadza drives the ball to mid on

9.6

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, gets behind it and pushes to mid on

It has been slow going for Zimbabwe, Pollock and Ntini has been bowling on a perfect length, the movement has also helped the bowlers. Second Powerplay taken

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 28/2 (RR: 2.80)
H Masakadza    0* (9b)      M Ntini    5-0-19-1
CJ Chibhabha    7* (17b)      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

End of over 11 (maiden) Zimbabwe 28/2 (RR: 2.54)
CJ Chibhabha    7* (23b)      SM Pollock    6-3-9-1
H Masakadza    0* (9b)      M Ntini    5-0-19-1

11.1

Ntini to Masakadza, FOUR, beautiful shot down the ground to long off fence, driven slightly on the up

11.2

Ntini to Masakadza, no run, nips back in, Masakadza goes for the big shot on the on side, misses it, stirkes the pad

11.3

Ntini to Masakadza, 1 run, short ball pulled away behind square leg to the deep

11.4

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, a sharp bouncer from Ntini, Chibhabha watches it and moves away from the line of the delivery

11.5

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, short of a length, Chibhabha driving off the back foot, fielded by Petersen at backward-point

slip and gully in place

11.6

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, smashed away on the up to mid off, cannot get it through the fielder, lovely shot for no runs

Change in the bowling, Kallis comes on

End of over 12 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 33/2 (RR: 2.75)
CJ Chibhabha    7* (26b)      M Ntini    6-0-24-1
H Masakadza    5* (12b 1x4)      SM Pollock    6-3-9-1

12.1

Kallis to Masakadza, OUT, Kallis strikes first ball, good length delivery angled in, Masakadza looking to play through the on side, gets a leading edge in the air back down the track, Kallis does well to take the catch to his right

H Masakadza c & b Kallis 5 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Brendon Taylor is the new batsman in

12.2

Kallis to Taylor, no run, short one dug in, welcomes Taylor, who gets under it

12.3

Kallis to Taylor, no run, line and length angled in, Taylor gets an inside edge

12.4

Kallis to Taylor, no run, good line and back of a length, Taylor defends off the back foot to the on side

12.5

Kallis to Taylor, no run, good line and just short of a length, Taylor works it through the leg side to square leg

12.6

Kallis to Taylor, no run, angled down the leg side, Taylor misses the ball, through to Boucher

Another change, Hall comes into the attack

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 33/3 (RR: 2.53)
BRM Taylor    0* (5b)      JH Kallis    1-1-0-1
CJ Chibhabha    7* (26b)      M Ntini    6-0-24-1

13.1

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, right on the button, Chibhabha defends well to the off side

13.2

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, short of a length, Chibhabha goes for the pull and misses, the ball takes the jumper onto the track and then hits the pad and rolls onto the stumps, the bails do not get dislodged, lucky break for the batsman

13.3

Hall to Chibhabha, 1 wide, short leg side delivery, signalled wide

13.3

Hall to Chibhabha, FOUR, short outside the off stump, cut away nicely to backward-point fence, well put away

13.4

Hall to Chibhabha, 2 runs, worked through midwicket to the deep

13.5

Hall to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, short and down leg, off the pad to fine leg

13.6

Hall to Taylor, no run, driven on the up to covers

End of over 14 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 41/3 (RR: 2.92)
BRM Taylor    0* (6b)      AJ Hall    1-0-7-0
CJ Chibhabha    13* (31b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-1-0-1

14.1

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, line and length, Chibhabha gets an inside edge

14.2

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, good line and length, moves away, Chibhabha shoulders arms

14.3

Kallis to Chibhabha, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump, cuts hard wide of backward-point, the ball races to the fence.

14.4

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, short of a length, Chibhabha leaves it, through to Boucher

14.5

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, just short of a length, Chibhabha covers up the line and defends to mid off

14.6

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, over-pitched delivery outside the off stump, Chibhabha goes for the drive, gets the inside edge onto his boot

Third Powerplay taken

End of over 15 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 45/3 (RR: 3.00)
CJ Chibhabha    17* (37b 2x4)      JH Kallis    2-1-4-1
BRM Taylor    0* (6b)      AJ Hall    1-0-7-0

15.1

Hall to Taylor, no run, just short of a length, Taylor defends it to the on side

15.2

Hall to Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Taylor cuts it on the front foot through covers, the ball races to the fence

15.3

Hall to Taylor, no run, good line and back of a length, Taylor defends to the on side

15.4

Hall to Taylor, no run, good ball and good leave, came back in after pitching, goes over the top of the stumps

15.5

Hall to Taylor, 1 run, nudged down to fine leg to pick up a single, brings up the 50 for Zimbabwe

15.6

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, bangs it in short, Chibhabha just gets out of the way, that ball was climbing as it came

End of over 16 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 50/3 (RR: 3.12)
CJ Chibhabha    17* (38b 2x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-12-0
BRM Taylor    5* (11b 1x4)      JH Kallis    2-1-4-1

16.1

Kallis to Taylor, OUT, Kallis picks up his second wicket, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Taylor mistimes the drive in the air, Hall at short midwicket takes the catch low down to his left.

BRM Taylor c Hall b Kallis 5 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Drinks been taken Matsikenyeri is the new batsman

16.2

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, too full, Matsikenyeri drives through the off side to cover fence, lovely shot

16.3

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length, Matsikenyeri defends it

16.4

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, bangs it in short, good one from Kallis, Matsikenyeri sways away from it, well played

16.5

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side, signalled wide

16.5

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, just short of a length outside the off stump, Matsikenyeri moves back and lets it go

16.6

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length, Matsikenyeri plays no shot, through to Boucher

End of over 17 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 55/4 (RR: 3.23)
S Matsikenyeri    4* (5b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-1-9-2
CJ Chibhabha    17* (38b 2x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-12-0

17.1

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, length ball, Chibhabha moves forward and defends to extra-cover

17.2

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, gets behind the short of a length delivery and defends it down beside the track on the off side

17.3

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, moves back and pushes it back down the track

lone slip in place

17.4

Hall to Chibhabha, 1 wide, attempted slower ball which goes way down the leg side, signalled wide

17.4

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, good length delivery nips in, Chibhabha gets an edge to square leg, was late on the shot

17.5

Hall to Chibhabha, 1 wide, short one dug in, goes way over the head, signalled wide

17.5

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, line and length, Chibhabha moves forward and defends with an angled bat to point

17.6

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, full delivery, Chibhabha mistimes the drive to mid on, again was bit late on the drive.

End of over 18 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 57/4 (RR: 3.16)
CJ Chibhabha    17* (44b 2x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-14-0
S Matsikenyeri    4* (5b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-1-9-2

18.1

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Matsikenyeri edges the ball

18.2

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, left alone outside the off stump

18.3

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, good length delivery, Chibhabha defends on the front foot to cover

18.4

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, good length delivery, Chibhabha mistimes the drive

18.5

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, bangs it in short, Chibhabha ducks under it

18.6

Kallis to Chibhabha, FOUR, cracking shot down the ground to long off fence, it was in the slot outside the off stump, got a lot of power on it

End of over 19 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 62/4 (RR: 3.26)
CJ Chibhabha    21* (49b 3x4)      JH Kallis    4-1-14-2
S Matsikenyeri    5* (6b 1x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-14-0

19.1

Hall to Matsikenyeri, 1 wide, down the leg side, signalled wide, good take by Boucher

19.1

Hall to Matsikenyeri, no run, good ball comes back in, defends to the off side

19.2

Hall to Matsikenyeri, no run, hint of swing, comes forward and defends to the off side

19.3

Hall to Matsikenyeri, no run, just short of a length, Matsikenyeri looking to force it through the off side, edges it on the track

19.4

Hall to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length delivery, Matsikenyeri plays to the on side, tucks him up

19.5

Hall to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, back of a length, Matsikenyeri steers it down to thirdman

19.6

Hall to Chibhabha, no run, just short of a length, Chibhabha driving off the back foot, fielded by Petersen at backward-point

End of over 20 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 64/4 (RR: 3.20)
CJ Chibhabha    21* (50b 3x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-16-0
S Matsikenyeri    6* (11b 1x4)      JH Kallis    4-1-14-2

20.1

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, Matsikenyeri drives the ball on the up through cover-point to the fence, lovely shot

20.2

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length, slower delivery, Matsikenyeri defends it on the front foot to covers

20.3

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, too full and on the pads, Matsikenyeri whips it off his legs behind square leg, the ball goes into the fence

20.4

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length delivery, Matsikenyeri moves forward in line and defends well back down the track

20.5

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, good line and length delivery, change in pace, Matsikenyeri goes for the cut and misses

20.6

Kallis to Matsikenyeri, no run, short ball dug in, Matsikenyeri stands tall and defends it down

End of over 21 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 72/4 (RR: 3.42)
S Matsikenyeri    14* (17b 3x4)      JH Kallis    5-1-22-2
CJ Chibhabha    21* (50b 3x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-16-0

21.1

Hall to Chibhabha, 1 run, worked away behind square leg to pick up a single

21.2

Hall to Matsikenyeri, OUT, wonderful delivery from Hall, nips back in from short of a length outside the off stump, Matsikenyeri looking for the cut, misses it, the ball takes the top of the off stump, he was not in any position to play the cut shot

S Matsikenyeri b Hall 14 (23m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

The ball was too close for the cut shot Chigumbura is the new batsman

21.3

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, good length delivery, Chigumbura comes forward and defends to mid off

21.4

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, good length delivery, Chigumbura pushes forward to the on side

21.5

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, length ball, Chigumbura defends it to the off side

21.6

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 22 (1 run) Zimbabwe 73/5 (RR: 3.31)
E Chigumbura    0* (4b)      AJ Hall    5-0-17-1
CJ Chibhabha    22* (51b 3x4)      JH Kallis    5-1-22-2

22.1

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, good line and just short of a length, Chibhabha on the back foot defending to the on side

22.2

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, good line and back of a length, Chibhabha defends

22.3

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, length ball, Chibhabha drives on the on side, fielded by Hall at short midwicket

22.4

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, gets behind it and defends to the on side

22.5

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, misses the slower ball, hits him high on the pad

22.6

Kallis to Chibhabha, no run, short ball, Chibhabha looking for the drive through the off side, gets an inside edge to the on side

End of over 23 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/5 (RR: 3.17)
CJ Chibhabha    22* (57b 3x4)      JH Kallis    6-2-22-2
E Chigumbura    0* (4b)      AJ Hall    5-0-17-1

23.1

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, good length delivery, bat and pad to the on side

23.2

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, just short of a length, Chigumbura moves forward and lets it go past, through to Boucher

23.3

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, good line and length delivery bit wide, Chigumbura plays away from his body, beats the bat through to Boucher

23.4

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, leg side delivery, Chigumbura plays but misses the ball, takes the pad

23.5

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, moves forward and lets the ball go outside the off stump

23.6

Hall to Chigumbura, no run, good length delivery, Chigumbura moves forward and defends to cover

Change in bowling, Kemp replaces Kallis

End of over 24 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/5 (RR: 3.04)
E Chigumbura    0* (10b)      AJ Hall    6-1-17-1
CJ Chibhabha    22* (57b 3x4)      JH Kallis    6-2-22-2

24.1

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, starts off with an excellent delivery, beats the bat

24.2

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and defends to cover

24.3

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, in the slot, driven well down the track, Kemp puts his feet to stop that, Ouch.. that must have hurt

24.4

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, length delivery defended to the off side

24.5

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, length ball, Chibhabha defends it

24.6

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, another ball in the slot, Chibhabha drives firmly to mid off, cannot get it through

Zimbabwe at the half-way mark are 73 for the loss of 5 wickets. Robin Petersen comes into the attack Coming round the wicket

End of over 25 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/5 (RR: 2.92)
CJ Chibhabha    22* (63b 3x4)      JM Kemp    1-1-0-0
E Chigumbura    0* (10b)      AJ Hall    6-1-17-1

25.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and takes it on the pad, appeal turned down

25.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, defended to the off side

25.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward, takes the pad and then onto the bat, appeal turned down

25.4

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, worked through midwicket to the deep

25.5

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, defended to the on side

25.6

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, quicker delivery, pushed to backward-point on the front foot

End of over 26 (1 run) Zimbabwe 74/5 (RR: 2.84)
CJ Chibhabha    22* (65b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    1-0-1-0
E Chigumbura    1* (14b)      JM Kemp    1-1-0-0

26.1

Kemp to Chigumbura, 2 runs, short and wide of the off stump, Chigumbura slashes the ball in the air to thirdman, Bosman makes good effort to get under it, just drops short of him

26.2

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, line and length, Chigumbura defends on the front foot

26.3

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, on the middle and leg, looking to play to the on side, gets a leading edge, wide of the bowler

26.4

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, good line and length delivery, Chigumbura defends it

26.5

Kemp to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven on the up to deep point

26.6

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, defended on the back foot to the off side

End of over 27 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 77/5 (RR: 2.85)
CJ Chibhabha    22* (66b 3x4)      JM Kemp    2-1-3-0
E Chigumbura    4* (19b)      RJ Peterson    1-0-1-0

27.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, FOUR, fuller on the legs, Chigumbura hits it into the leg side to midwicket fence, well put away

27.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, defends to the on side

27.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and blocks to the on side

27.4

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, pushes on the front foot to backward-point

27.5

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, gets an inside edge as the ball spun in

27.6

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven well past the diving Petersen to long off

End of over 28 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 82/5 (RR: 2.92)
E Chigumbura    9* (25b 1x4)      RJ Peterson    2-0-6-0
CJ Chibhabha    22* (66b 3x4)      JM Kemp    2-1-3-0

28.1

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and blocks to backward-point

28.2

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, length ball, Chigumbura drives the ball to mid off

28.3

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, fuller delivery driven firmly back to the bowler

28.4

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, too full and on the pads, Chigumbura misses the shot, off the pad to the on side

28.5

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, fuller again, Chigumbura hits it on the leg side, fielded by Hall at short midwicket

28.6

Kemp to Chigumbura, SIX, in the slot outside the off stump, Chigumbura picks it up and launches it over the wide long on fence, lovely strike for maximum runs.

Chigumbura having his studs on his shoes getting fixed

End of over 29 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 88/5 (RR: 3.03)
E Chigumbura    15* (31b 1x4 1x6)      JM Kemp    3-1-9-0
CJ Chibhabha    22* (66b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    2-0-6-0

29.1

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, tossed up, driven to the sweeper cover for a single

29.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends it back down the track

29.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends

29.4

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, plays to the on side

29.5

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward with bat and pad close together and defends to the on side

29.6

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, played back to the bowler

Boucher now standing up for Kemp

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 89/5 (RR: 2.96)
E Chigumbura    15* (36b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    3-0-7-0
CJ Chibhabha    23* (67b 3x4)      JM Kemp    3-1-9-0

30.1

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump

30.2

Kemp to Chibhabha, 1 run, runs it down to thirdman to pick up a single

30.3

Kemp to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward to a length delivery and defends to cover

30.4

Kemp to Chigumbura, 1 run, cuts and gets the edge, off the glove of Boucher to thirdman

30.5

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, defended back to the bowler

30.6

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, turned away to square leg, fielder gets around quickly to prevent the run

End of over 31 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 91/5 (RR: 2.93)
CJ Chibhabha    24* (71b 3x4)      JM Kemp    4-1-11-0
E Chigumbura    16* (38b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    3-0-7-0

31.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, uses his feet and defends it

31.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, tossed up, driven to the sweeper cover

31.3

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, worked away to the on side

31.4

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, looking for the cut, nearly chopped it on his stumps

31.5

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, short in length, worked to deep square leg

31.6

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, off the pad to the on side

End of over 32 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 93/5 (RR: 2.90)
E Chigumbura    17* (41b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    4-0-9-0
CJ Chibhabha    25* (74b 3x4)      JM Kemp    4-1-11-0

32.1

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, played to Pollock at midwicket

32.2

Kemp to Chibhabha, 2 runs, fuller and on the pads, worked to long leg, Ntini runs around and fields the ball and makes wonderful throw to the keeper

32.3

Kemp to Chibhabha, no run, defended to the off side

32.4

Kemp to Chibhabha, 1 run, over-pitched delivery driven to long on

32.5

Kemp to Chigumbura, 1 run, works off his legs to deep backward square leg

32.6

Kemp to Chibhabha, 1 run, moves back and drives through cover to the sweeper cover for a single

End of over 33 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 98/5 (RR: 2.96)
CJ Chibhabha    29* (79b 3x4)      JM Kemp    5-1-16-0
E Chigumbura    18* (42b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    4-0-9-0

33.1

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, comes forward and defends back to the bowler

33.2

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, plays to short fine leg

33.3

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, driven to midwicket

33.4

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, played behind square leg to the deep

33.5

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, gets an edge after it took the pad, falls safely on the on side

33.6

Peterson to Chigumbura, 2 runs, worked away to deep square leg, comes quickly for the second run

Pollock comes back

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 101/5 (RR: 2.97)
E Chigumbura    20* (44b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    5-0-12-0
CJ Chibhabha    30* (83b 3x4)      JM Kemp    5-1-16-0

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

End of over 35 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 103/5 (RR: 2.94)
CJ Chibhabha    31* (85b 3x4)      SM Pollock    7-3-11-1
E Chigumbura    21* (48b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    5-0-12-0

35.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

35.2

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single

35.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven again to long on for a single

35.4

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, beats the bat outside the off stump

35.5

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, defended to the off side

35.6

Peterson to Chibhabha, 2 runs, plays it slightly wide of long on, comes quickly for the second run, wonderful running

Players take a break for drinks

End of over 36 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 108/5 (RR: 3.00)
CJ Chibhabha    34* (89b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    6-0-17-0
E Chigumbura    23* (50b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 37 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 111/5 (RR: 3.00)
CJ Chibhabha    34* (91b 3x4)      SM Pollock    8-3-13-1
E Chigumbura    25* (54b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    6-0-17-0

37.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, 2 runs, driven to deep backward-point

37.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 wide, full and on the legs, off the pad to short fine leg

37.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven to long off

37.3

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, looking to play through the off side, gets an edge to the on side

37.4

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run

37.5

Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, slashed away in the air to thirdman

37.6

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, comes forward and defends to the off side

End of over 38 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 116/5 (RR: 3.05)
CJ Chibhabha    35* (95b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    7-0-22-0
E Chigumbura    28* (56b 1x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    8-3-13-1

38.1

Ntini to Chibhabha, 1 run, slashed away in the air to thirdman

38.2

Ntini to Chigumbura, no run

38.3

Ntini to Chigumbura, no run

38.4

Ntini to Chigumbura, no run, defended to the off side

38.5

Ntini to Chigumbura, 1 run, cut away to thirdman

38.6

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, short one dug in, ducks under it

End of over 39 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 118/5 (RR: 3.02)
CJ Chibhabha    36* (97b 3x4)      M Ntini    7-0-26-1
E Chigumbura    29* (60b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Peterson    7-0-22-0

39.1

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, swept to short fine leg, lovely fielding from Ntini

39.2

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, driven to long on

39.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, OUT, good flighted delivery outside the off stump, Chigumbura comes down the track and misses it, Boucher collects it quickly and whips off the bails, the batsman was a long way off the crease to get back

E Chigumbura st †Boucher b Peterson 30 (63m 62b 1x4 1x6) SR: 48.38

Rinke is the new man in

39.4

Peterson to Rinke, no run, another flighted delivery, defended to the off side

39.5

Peterson to Rinke, no run, nudged to short fine leg

39.6

Peterson to Rinke, no run, pushes on the front foot to backward-point

End of over 40 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 120/6 (RR: 3.00)
HP Rinke    0* (3b)      RJ Peterson    8-0-24-1
CJ Chibhabha    37* (98b 3x4)      M Ntini    7-0-26-1

40.1

Ntini to Chibhabha, 1 run, fuller in the slot, driven firmly to mid off, the fielder is a bit deep

40.2

Ntini to Rinke, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover

40.3

Ntini to Chibhabha, no run, worked to midwicket

40.4

Ntini to Chibhabha, OUT, short ball, Chibhabha pulls it straight down the throat of Duminy at deep backward square leg, who takes the catch.

CJ Chibhabha c Duminy b Ntini 38 (160m 101b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.62

Prosper Utseya walks in Rinke on strike

40.5

Ntini to Rinke, 1 run, cut away to thirdman

40.6

Ntini to Utseya, no run, back of a length angled in, defended to backward-point

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 123/7 (RR: 3.00)
P Utseya    0* (1b)      M Ntini    8-0-29-2
HP Rinke    2* (5b)      RJ Peterson    8-0-24-1

41.1

Peterson to Rinke, no run, full toss driven back to the bowler, not put away

41.2

Peterson to Rinke, 1 wide, tossed up down leg, signalled wide

41.2

Peterson to Rinke, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket

41.3

Peterson to Utseya, 1 leg bye, off the pad to backward-point, they scamper through for a leg bye

41.4

Peterson to Rinke, OUT, good ball on the off and middle, looking to play to the on side, misses the line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout goes up, given by umpire Howell

HP Rinke lbw b Peterson 3 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

41.5

Peterson to Ireland, no run, off the pad to the on side

41.6

Peterson to Ireland, no run, gets an edge to square leg

End of over 42 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 126/8 (RR: 3.00)
AJ Ireland    0* (2b)      RJ Peterson    9-0-26-2
P Utseya    0* (2b)      M Ntini    8-0-29-2

42.1

Ntini to Utseya, 1 run, played to thirdman for a single

42.2

Ntini to Ireland, no run, short one dug in, gets out of the way

42.3

Ntini to Ireland, 1 run, nudges behind square leg to pick up a single

42.4

Ntini to Utseya, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, plays forward and gets beaten

42.5

Ntini to Utseya, no run, looking to drive on the up through the off side, misses it, through to Boucher

42.6

Ntini to Utseya, 1 run, full delivery, Utseya driving to deep point to pick up a single and the stirke

End of over 43 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 129/8 (RR: 3.00)
P Utseya    2* (6b)      M Ntini    9-0-32-2
AJ Ireland    1* (4b)      RJ Peterson    9-0-26-2

43.1

Peterson to Utseya, no run, played back to the bowler

43.2

Peterson to Utseya, no run, defended to the on side

43.3

Peterson to Utseya, no run, pushes to the off side

43.4

Peterson to Utseya, no run, comes forward and defends

43.5

Peterson to Utseya, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

43.6

Peterson to Ireland, no run, quicker delivery, Ireland stranded at the crease, gets an inside edge onto the pads

End of over 44 (1 run) Zimbabwe 130/8 (RR: 2.95)
AJ Ireland    1* (5b)      RJ Peterson    10-0-27-2
P Utseya    3* (11b)      M Ntini    9-0-32-2

44.1

Ntini to Utseya, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to thirdman

44.2

Ntini to Ireland, no run, short one dug in, ducks under it

44.3

Ntini to Ireland, no run, another bouncer, ducks under it

44.4

Ntini to Ireland, no run, slower delivery which was fuller in length, plays and misses

44.5

Ntini to Ireland, no run, yorker dug out, almost a catch to the bowler, goes to mid off, Ireland takes off for a run, comes half way down the track, Hall picks up and throws it, misses the stumps at the striker's end, Boucher collects the ball and crashes into the stumps, the batsman was back in the crease

44.6

Ntini to Ireland, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 45 (1 run) Zimbabwe 131/8 (RR: 2.91)
AJ Ireland    1* (10b)      M Ntini    10-0-33-2
P Utseya    4* (12b)      RJ Peterson    10-0-27-2

45.1

Hall to Utseya, 1 run, driven to the sweeper cover

45.2

Hall to Ireland, no run, swing and a miss, through to Boucher

45.3

Hall to Ireland, no run, full toss not put away, hits it hard into the ground, goes over the bowler to mid off

45.4

Hall to Ireland, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Ireland has a big swing, misses it

45.5

Hall to Ireland, OUT, good ball swinging in, Ireland once again goes for the big shot, misses it completely, the ball knocks back the off stump

AJ Ireland b Hall 1 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

45.6

Hall to Rainsford, no run, full toss again not put away, played straight to the fielder at midwicket

End of over 46 (1 run) Zimbabwe 132/9 (RR: 2.86)
EC Rainsford    0* (1b)      AJ Hall    7-1-18-2
P Utseya    5* (13b)      M Ntini    10-0-33-2

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

End of over 47 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 134/9 (RR: 2.85)
P Utseya    7* (19b)      SM Pollock    9-3-15-1
EC Rainsford    0* (1b)      AJ Hall    7-1-18-2

47.1

Hall to Rainsford, no run, yorker length, Rainsford pushes it back to the bowler

47.2

Hall to Rainsford, 1 run, gets a leading edge to thirdman

47.3

Hall to Utseya, no run, driven wide of Kallis at midwicket, who does well to prevent any run

47.4

Hall to Utseya, no run, full delivery, Utseya mistimes the drive to mid off

47.5

Hall to Utseya, 2 runs, full toss driven down the ground to long on

47.6

Hall to Utseya, 1 run, straight full toss, Utseya drives to mid off and takes a quick single, the throw was wide of the target

End of over 48 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 138/9 (RR: 2.87)
P Utseya    10* (23b)      AJ Hall    8-1-22-2
EC Rainsford    1* (3b)      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

End of over 49 (13 runs) Zimbabwe 151/9 (RR: 3.08)
P Utseya    23* (29b 1x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    10-3-28-1
EC Rainsford    1* (3b)      AJ Hall    8-1-22-2

49.1

Hall to Utseya, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

49.2

Hall to Utseya, no run, yorker length wide outside the off stump, hint of reverse swing there

49.3

Hall to Utseya, 1 run, this time the batsman connects, uses his feet and drives to long off

49.4

Hall to Rainsford, OUT, Hall picks up his third wicket, Rainsford comes down the track and goes for the big shot, misses it, the ball shatters the stumps

EC Rainsford b Hall 1 (17m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Zimbabwe finish on 152, they lost wickets at regular intervals, the batsmen were unable to put in any decent partnership. South African bowlers were in total control, Hall picking up 3 wickets. Please join us after the break.

For all the details of the match so far, please check out the Bulletin by Jamie Alter Welcome back for the chase. South Africa needing just 153 runs for victory and this will require some great effort from Zimbabwean bowlers to make a match out of it. Players are onto the middle and Rainsford will start the proceedings

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