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Best performances - Batsmen

DW Steyn
60(85) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 2 2 0 5 1 16 23
AK Markram
35(49) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 2 2 16 0 0 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O6
M1
R24
W6
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
4W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TL Chatara
O9
M1
R42
W3
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

03 October 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
24 | (wicket maiden) | ZIM: 78/10 (121 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.65)

  • DT Tiripano12 (16b)
  • Imran Tahir6-1-24-6
  • DW Steyn6-0-19-2

7:53pm And that is all from us. Thanks for joining.

Duminy: Pitch certainly wasn't ideal. It's not the pitch we've come to know here. But from the position we were in to get 198 was good, seeing Dale apply himself the way he did. If you look at the surfaces we've had, it's been tough for the batsmen to grab the opportunities. But again, it's a chance to play for the national team and there's one more chance. It's really good signs for us, the way the bowlers are doing heading into this summer. We're hoping that the wicket in Paarl where quite a few runs will be scored and good opportunities will be presented and hopefully the guys will take them.

Steyn: Any time it's quite difficult and the wicket was quite tough. But the opening bowlers bowled out and myself and Andi batted it out in five-over spells. The thing is I've been playing cricket, which is nice. In the past I've come into series' from the winter, but I've been playing recently and I feel cricket fit. There was a nice breeze behind me, there was pace in the wicket. The wicket was a little up and down and there is always help. Tough for the batters. I thought Zimbabwe bowled really well.

Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match.

Masakadza: We controlled such a large part of the first half that it's disappointing how it went in the end. The guys bowled really well up front, but we just couldn't close it off. Definitely need more application with the bat. We lost a couple when it was going up and down and then it eased out. Disappointing that we lost so many wickets to spin on a pitch like this. We always felt we were in the game, chasing 200, plenty of experience. We just needed a couple of partnerships.

7:35pm That is also the series for South Africa. Wow, what a day it has been. Zimbabwe had their best chance to get one over South Africa today. They had them on the mat at 101 for 7, allowed a comeback, and even after all that, needed a very gettable score. As it turned out, even if South Africa had stopped their innings at 7-down, they would have won extremely comfortably. Dale Steyn owned most of this match - a 60 and then two early wickets. Ngidi got a few to bounce up nastily off the pitch and immediately Zimbabwe's batsmen looked anxious. That was where the crack was made, and Tahir turned it into a full blown gash. Ripped through the lower-middle order. Properly. A hat-trick and a six-wicket haul. What could have been an exciting chase has finished in 24 overs.

23.6
W
Imran Tahir to Chatara, OUT, picks the one fielder out on the leg side! It's a slider dropped short on middle stump. He gets good bat on this but he manages to hit this short-arm pull straight to deep midwicket. That is six for Tahir and a 120-run win for South Africa.

TL Chatara c Steyn b Imran Tahir 3 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

23.5
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, googly at a length outside off, blocked on the front foot
23.4
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length ball outside off, past the outside edge as he looks to defend
23.3
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
23.2
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, googly, looped up at a length outside off. Jumps up at his body as he looks to block on the front foot
23.1
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked on the front foot

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10H MasakadzaSF Mire
2nd16H MasakadzaCR Ervine
3rd17H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
4th0H MasakadzaSC Williams
5th15SC WilliamsPJ Moor
6th1E ChigumburaPJ Moor
7th0PJ MoorDT Tiripano
8th0DT TiripanoB Mavuta
9th5KM JarvisDT Tiripano
10th14DT TiripanoTL Chatara