Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs | SAfXI: 146/6 | RR: 7.30

  • JA Morkel34 (23b)
  • WD Parnell12 (6b)
  • R Muzhange4-0-46-0
  • KM Jarvis4-0-22-2

Zimbabwe would probably have taken this score at the beginning. Join us shortly for the chase.

Faf: I really struggled in the beginning. I think this is the kind of wicket where its not easy to play shots. My role was to try and take the partnerships deep and not go too hard too soon. You've just got to hang in there, it's so easy to get frustrated. I think this is a par score.

A good recovery from South Africa then after the loss of Levi and Amla early on. Du Plessis was dropped once on his way to the top-score of this innings and Morkel partnered him well. Parnell ended it energetically as well. Zimbabwe started so well with the ball, led by Jarvis. Mpofu and the spinners controlled matters but Muzhange was expensive, especially in the final over.

19.6
6
Muzhange to Morkel, SIX runs, Morkel at his best. Full, he comes down the pitch to get under it, smacks it over long-off and into the stands. South Africa finish on 146.
19.5
1
Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run, full and driven to long-off, Morkel will face the last ball
19.4
4
Muzhange to Parnell, FOUR runs, leg side flick again and finds the gap again, Taylor does not have anyone manning the boundary there and Parnell has pushed South Africa close to 140
19.3
2
Muzhange to Parnell, 2 runs, better from Muzhange, fuller but Parnell times the drive to long-off well and pushes for a second, despite Morkel's injury
19.2
4
Muzhange to Parnell, FOUR runs, cute little flick on the leg side, was in the air for a while and Matsikenyeri should have stopped that, its gone through and that's a boundary
19.1
0
Muzhange to Parnell, no run, doing what he does best, full, outside off and a dot ball

Muzhange will bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SAfXI: 129/6 | RR: 6.78

  • WD Parnell1 (1b)
  • JA Morkel28 (22b)
  • KM Jarvis4-0-22-2
  • R Muzhange3-0-29-0
18.6
1
Jarvis to Parnell, 1 run, driven down the ground again, just one to long-off, Jarvis has ended a good four overs
18.5
1
Jarvis to Morkel, 1 run, smacked to long-off and Taylor is madly calling for it to be thrown to the keeper's end, the fielder doesn't respond quickly enough though

Super innings from Du Plessis, showed glimpses of his IPL form earlier this year. Wayne Parnell at the crease to finish things off

18.4
W
Jarvis to du Plessis, OUT, Du Plessis wants to have a go, full and he is under it as he clears the front leg, the top-edge goes high and Masakadza has time to get under it and take a good catch

F du Plessis c Masakadza b Jarvis 66 (77m 57b 4x4 1x6) SR: 115.78

18.3
0
Jarvis to du Plessis, no run, superb from Jarvis, in the blockhole and nobody can do anything with that
18.2
1
Jarvis to Morkel, 1 run, full, driven in the air to long-off, Masakadza is there to pick it up

Albie Morkel is bothered by something behind the bowler's arm, Jarvis has to abort his run up

18.1
1
Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, full and driven to the covers

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | SAfXI: 125/5 | RR: 6.94

  • JA Morkel26 (20b)
  • F du Plessis65 (54b)
  • R Muzhange3-0-29-0
  • KM Jarvis3-0-18-1
17.6
0
Muzhange to Morkel, no run, in the blockhole and Morkel hangs his bat out but doesn't make contact, two overs left and South Africa still in sight of a total around 140
17.5
1
Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, full but Du Plessis makes room and drives to long off and he jogs the single this time

Morkel has had to run very hard with Du Plessis on the other end and he looks like he tweaked something. He's not up yet but seems to be getting there. This will be worrying for South Africa, Morkel will have to bowl as well later on. Back up but not looking his best, Morkel will continue.

17.4
6
Muzhange to du Plessis, SIX runs, the Du Plessis scoop on display again. Down on one knee, plays that over his shoulder, knows fine leg is up in the circle and gets the maximum. Albie Morkel, meanwhile, is receiving treatment on his quad
17.3
1
Muzhange to Morkel, 1 run, same again, Morkel's get a touch on it to point. Du Plessis wants the run, Morkel has to hurry but the throw comes in at the wrong end and they both make it comfortably
17.2
0
Muzhange to Morkel, no run, yorker length,outside off and Morkel can't dab it down to third man
17.1
1
Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, full, well dug out and driven to long off to bring up the 50 partnership between Morkel and Du Plessis, much better from their middle order today

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | SAfXI: 116/5 | RR: 6.82

  • F du Plessis57 (51b)
  • JA Morkel25 (17b)
  • KM Jarvis3-0-18-1
  • R Muzhange2-0-20-0
16.6
1
Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, does it again, but its not as full this time and the ball goes along the ground, profitable over for South Africa, still on track for a total over 140
16.5
4
Jarvis to du Plessis, FOUR runs, dinky! Du Plessis goes down on one knee and plays a chip shot, improvisation there, just evades the fielder at short fine leg and races away for four
16.4
2
Jarvis to du Plessis, 2 runs, full toss and smacked away on the leg side, Du Plessis and Morkel turning ones into twos regularly
16.3
1
Jarvis to Morkel, 1 run, in the blockhold and Du Plessis can only defend, good ball but still concedes a run
16.2
2
Jarvis to Morkel, 2 runs, full and driven past Jarvis, pin straight, Vusi Sibanda is out there and makes a sliding stop, there's two more