Zimbabwe in South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 8 runs

0.3

Utseya to Smith, 1 run, rather than charge though, he simply turns this into the leg side for a single

South Africa 6/0   GC Smith 1* (1b)

1.1

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, decent start from Masakadza, finding a good length and line, Smith crunches his big bat down in defence

1.2

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, good delivery once again, back of a length, not giving Smith any room to free his arms

1.3

SW Masakadza to Smith, 1 wide, the length here is good but the line awry, slipping down the leg side

1.3

SW Masakadza to Smith, 2 runs, oooh, almost a dream start for Zimbabwe, it was short and a touch wide, Smith cracked an airy cut just short of third man

1.4

SW Masakadza to Smith, FOUR, too short this time and Smith has banged it to the cow-corner boundary. Really thuggish shot, bullying it away

1.5

SW Masakadza to Smith, FOUR, top shot again! Smith expecting a fuller ball charges down the wicket and clubs a drive down the ground

1.6

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, good change of pace here, slower ball beats Smith outside off

South Africa 21/1   GC Smith 11* (7b 2x4)

3.1

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, oops, don't bowl there, not with fine leg up in the circle, short and down the leg side, Smith helps it on its way for a boundary

3.2

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, too short again, and the line is poor, Smith wheels a pull shot to the square-leg boundary

3.3

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... another short ball down the leg side, Smith gloves it down to the fine leg boundary past the hapless fielder up in the circle

3.4

Mpofu to Smith, no run, much better this time, on a length and line and Smith defends

3.5

Mpofu to Smith, no run, Smith runs outside leg stump to try and give himself room to free his arms, and in the end gives himself too much room to reach it

3.6

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, no movement here from the batsman! Just stand and thwack! Short and wide deliveries tend to end badly for the bowler

South Africa 45/2   GC Smith 27* (13b 6x4)

4.2

Utseya to Smith, no run, carefully defended back down the pitch

4.3

Utseya to Smith, no run, good bowling, excellent bowling, touch of air and Smith defends

4.4

Utseya to Smith, no run, touch quicker this time, smart bowling indeed and defended

4.5

Utseya to Smith, 1 run, Smith tries to manufacture something but advancing down the wicket, Utseya saw him coming and fired it a bit wider, Smith takes a single to cover

South Africa 47/2   GC Smith 28* (17b 6x4)

5.2

SW Masakadza to Smith, 2 runs, Smith is no man of style but has plenty of substance and over his career how many runs has he picked up like this, nudging into the leg side? Many, many I tell you

5.3

SW Masakadza to Smith, 1 run, touch too leg sided again, Duminy clips towards midwicket

5.6

SW Masakadza to Smith, FOUR, bosh! Smith down the wicket and clubbing through extra cover

South Africa 57/2   GC Smith 35* (20b 7x4)

6.3

Taylor to Smith, no run, touch shorter, Smith gets back deep into his crease and defends

6.4

Taylor to Smith, no run, ah lovely bowling here, Smith wanted to charge at it but was beaten in the flight and forced to defend

6.5

Taylor to Smith, 1 run, big heave one-bounce to deep midwicket, Smith timed it well but, fortunately for him, not well enough

South Africa 63/2   GC Smith 36* (23b 7x4)

7.1

Cremer to Smith, 2 runs, Graeme Cremer is on with his legspin, Zimbabwe seem to have a endless supply of legspinners, which is brilliant... Smith is the one in command here though, proving how young and snazzy he is with a reverse-paddle

7.2

Cremer to Smith, 1 run, this time it's worked down the ground for a single

7.4

Cremer to Smith, SIX, bosh! Excellent shot, charging down the wicket and depositing this over long-on

7.5

Cremer to Smith, 1 run, Smith picks a gap, clubs the ball into the leg side and takes a single

South Africa 74/2   GC Smith 46* (27b 7x4 1x6)

8.1

Taylor to Smith, no run, nicely bowled, nothing there for Smith

8.2

Taylor to Smith, OUT, Taylor strikes! Smith has gone trying to hack this into the midwicket stands, got a top edge and Cremer made a simple catch look very difficult before holding on at long-on

GC Smith c Cremer b Taylor 46 (32m 29b 7x4 1x6) SR: 158.62

South Africa 74/3   GC Smith 46 (29b 7x4 1x6)
Series Results
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Kimberley - Oct 10, 2010
South Africa won by 8 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 8, 2010
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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Oct 10, 2010

Elton Chigumbura was run out by Heino Kuhn, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Twenty20 international, Kimberley, October 10, 2010

Elton Chigumbura was run out by Heino Kuhn

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Oct 10, 2010

Chamu Chibhabha brings up his fifty, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Twenty20 international, Kimberley, October 10, 2010

Chamu Chibhabha brings up his fifty

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