Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A convincing win for Zimbabwe, and well deserved too. They outplayed the more fancied South Africans in every department of the game. They batted well, the bowled well and their fielding was of a good standard.

For South Africa it is obvious that a lot of work still has to be done, especially in the bowling deparyment. Parnell once again was terrible while Morkel is not at his best. Will be interesting to hear what Amla has to say.

Zimbabwe will be very happy with the result and virtually puts them into the final. Unofficial or not they taught their neighbours a good cricketing lesson today.

Amla: "Both the batting and bowling has a lot of work to do, we gave away at least 20 too many runs. Batting first here is the better call but we did not play well today."

Taylor: "We got both departments right today and very proud. The toss did play a part, but we took full advantage of it with the 100 opening partnership. We changed our bowlers well today and we are all extremely happy. Tomorrow is another game and we have to stay focused."

MoM: Chris Mpofu wins the Man-of-the-Match award.

Thanks to all for your attendance and we will be back tomorrow for game number four.

Goodnight all

19.2
W
Jarvis to Tsotsobe, OUT, And thats the game, plays across the line and hears the dread clank of ball against stumps

LL Tsotsobe b Jarvis 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.1
0
Jarvis to Tsotsobe, no run, Lobsy this time tries the scoop, makes room to the off but does not get close to contact

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SAfXI: 147/9 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 30.00)

  • LL Tsotsobe1 (1b)
  • WD Parnell3 (3b)
  • R Muzhange4-0-28-2
  • CB Mpofu4-0-20-3

Somewhere close I can hear the fat lady singing

18.6
1
Muzhange to Tsotsobe, 1 run, low full toss is stroked down the ground to long on
18.5
W
Muzhange to de Lange, OUT, yorker does him, been trying to get it right all over, this one perfect, de Lange has no answer to that

M de Lange b Muzhange 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

18.4
2
Muzhange to de Lange, 2 runs, got that wrong but gets away with it, high full toss, worked across the line towards midwicket, they take two, TV replay called, safe...but only just
18.3
1
Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run, good line and length, you get under that kind of ball, drives down the ground to long on
18.2
1
Muzhange to de Lange, 1 run, low full toss, just about a yorker, stroked to the on side
18.1
1
Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run, driven down the ground towards long off

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | SAfXI: 141/8 (36 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 18.00)

  • M de Lange0 (1b)
  • WD Parnell1 (1b)
  • CB Mpofu4-0-20-3
  • R Muzhange3-0-22-1
17.6
0
Mpofu to de Lange, no run, slower ball outside off, more of an off cutter, left alone
17.5
1
Mpofu to Parnell, 1 run, on the back foot, punches one just outside off to the deep cover sweeper
17.4
W
Mpofu to Ingram, OUT, another one bites the dust, Ingram goes down the ground, another slower ball, gets too much under it, goes high, and after dropping Ingram on zero, Sibanda makes no mistake this time

CA Ingram c Sibanda b Mpofu 48 (74m 39b 5x4 2x6) SR: 123.07

17.4
1w
Mpofu to Ingram, 1 wide, gets that one wrong a huge wide outside off
17.3
4
Mpofu to Ingram, FOUR, looks to the leg side, clips that away to deep midwicket
17.2
0
Mpofu to Ingram, no run, round the wicket, angled into the left hander, good bounce as Ingram plays and misses
17.1
W
Mpofu to Peterson, OUT, bowling change does it again, just on length, Peterson swings hard at the slower ball, ends up hitting it straight up into the air, Mpofu gets under it, waits, and takes a good easy catch

RJ Peterson c & b Mpofu 13 (15m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | SAfXI: 135/6 (42 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 14.00)

  • CA Ingram44 (36b)
  • RJ Peterson13 (10b)
  • R Muzhange3-0-22-1
  • KM Jarvis3-0-39-0
16.6
6
Muzhange to Ingram, SIX, just misses his spot, ends up bowling a low full toss that is put away over his head
16.5
0
Muzhange to Ingram, no run, great bowling from the youngster, another good yorker, must have shaved the off stump
16.4
0
Muzhange to Ingram, no run, slower ball, almost yorker outside off, looks to get bat to it, plays over the top of it
16.3
1
Muzhange to Peterson, 1 run, full on the off, angles that with open face straight at the backward point in the ring
16.2
1
Muzhange to Ingram, 1 run, drives firmly but can not beat the cover

SAf XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20HM AmlaRE Levi
2nd54CA IngramRE Levi
3rd5JL OntongCA Ingram
4th0CA IngramDJ Vilas
5th12JP DuminyCA Ingram
6th23JA MorkelCA Ingram
7th21RJ PetersonCA Ingram
8th5CA IngramWD Parnell
9th6WD ParnellM de Lange
10th1LL TsotsobeWD Parnell