Zimbabwe in South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 8 runs

2.20pm Right, Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman are out there and the early move by Zimbabwe to open with offspinner Prosper Utseya.

2.20pm "What happened to Grant Flower. I thought he performed so well at county level and thats why was picked??" asks an befuddled Ahmed. Flower had a problem with his visa so could't get to South Africa but he'll be there for the one dayers.

2.00pm South Africa have won the toss and will bat. They have made a couple of change with Ryan McLaren missing out and Robin Peterson coming in and Lonwabo Tsotsobe replacing the injured Morne Morkel. Ed Rainsford, who was on the wrong end of a Loots Bosman assault, has been dropped with Shingirai Masakadza selected for Zimbabwe.

1.50pm Hello everyone and welcome to the second ever Twenty20 international between South Africa and Zimbabwe. The first ended in a hurry as South Africa's batsmen butchered Zimbabwe's attack but before then Zimbabwe's batsmen impressed with a show of real gumption. I'm Sahil Dutta and I'll be on my own for this game, so do give us a shout. While we wait for news from the toss why not check out our preview or have a look at our Facebook page.

0.1

Utseya to Bosman, FOUR, good start from Utseya but South Africa's very own Boom Boom is off with a boundary, half gliding-half-edging past the keeper for four

0.2

Utseya to Bosman, 1 run, down the wicket this time but nothing expansive, just eased down the ground for one

Smith is scratching the ground like a menacing bull... he really does look like a bull

0.3

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

0.4

Utseya to Bosman, OUT, Utseya strikes! The move to open with the spinner works! Boom Bust for Bosman! Just slapped it straight to mid-off!

LE Bosman c Mpofu b Utseya 5 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

So Colin Ingram is the new man, he had a less-than-ideal debut so lets see how he goes here...

0.5

Utseya to Ingram, no run, starts confidently enough, punching straight to point

0.6

Utseya to Ingram, FOUR, oops, poor fielding, reminiscent of South Africa's showing in the first T20. Sweep shot goes out to fine leg who makes a glorious hash of things and Prosper is thoroughly unimpressed

End of over 1 (10 runs) South Africa 10/1 (RR: 10.00)
CA Ingram    4* (2b 1x4)      P Utseya    1-0-10-1
GC Smith    1* (1b)     

Shingirai Masakadza new into the team will share the new ball.

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

End of over 2 (11 runs) South Africa 21/1 (RR: 10.50)
GC Smith    11* (7b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    1-0-11-0
CA Ingram    4* (2b 1x4)      P Utseya    1-0-10-1

2.1

Utseya to Ingram, FOUR, another boundary for Ingram and South Africa are away now, slicing a cut shot through point

2.2

Utseya to Ingram, no run, sliced again square of the wicket but this time point fields

2.3

Utseya to Ingram, no run, Ingram stands tall and punches to mid-on

2.4

Utseya to Ingram, FOUR, four more! Touch too full and swept away powerfully

2.5

Utseya to Ingram, no run, better length this time and it's defended into the covers

2.6

Utseya to Ingram, OUT, gone! Lovely bowling! Just held it back a fraction, touch of air and dip, Ingram ran at it, and past it as he was done in the flight, went on and clipped middle

CA Ingram b Utseya 12 (10m 8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 3 (8 runs) South Africa 29/2 (RR: 9.66)
     P Utseya    2-0-18-2
GC Smith    11* (7b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    1-0-11-0

Change of bowling, here's Mpofu.

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

End of over 4 (16 runs) South Africa 45/2 (RR: 11.25)
GC Smith    27* (13b 6x4)      CB Mpofu    1-0-16-0
JP Duminy    0* (0b)      P Utseya    2-0-18-2

4.1

Utseya to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy away, turning it into the leg side. Goodness me, Tatenda Taibu is sporting an insane face mask, indescribable

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

4.6

Utseya to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy collects a single thanks to a mis-field at mid-off, ends a lovely over from Utseya

End of over 5 (3 runs) South Africa 48/2 (RR: 9.60)
JP Duminy    2* (2b)      P Utseya    3-0-21-2
GC Smith    28* (17b 6x4)      CB Mpofu    1-0-16-0

5.1

SW Masakadza to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy is nothing if not a man of style and he slides this down to third man with great elan

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

5.4

SW Masakadza to Duminy, no run, nicely bowled, a touch slower and very correctly defended down the pitch

5.5

SW Masakadza to Duminy, 1 run, enough of a leg-stump line for Duminy to fiddle this towards midwicket for a single

5.6

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

End of over 6 (9 runs) South Africa 57/2 (RR: 9.50)
GC Smith    35* (20b 7x4)      SW Masakadza    2-0-20-0
JP Duminy    4* (5b)      P Utseya    3-0-21-2

Change of bowling again, here's Brendan Taylor, another offspinner. He'll do well to match Utseya.

6.1

Taylor to Duminy, FOUR, that was absolutely filthy. Disgusting short ball and Duminy beats it like an egg-white through midwicket

6.2

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, single taken this time to deep cover, altogether a much better delivery

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

6.6

Taylor to Duminy, no run, ooh, leading edge draws a double cry of 'catch it!!' from behind the sticks, but alas, nobody can

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 63/2 (RR: 9.00)
JP Duminy    9* (8b 1x4)      BRM Taylor    1-0-6-0
GC Smith    36* (23b 7x4)      SW Masakadza    2-0-20-0

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

7.3

Cremer to Duminy, 1 run, worked away into space

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

7.6

Cremer to Duminy, no run, touch of spin here for Cremer Duminy defends

End of over 8 (11 runs) South Africa 74/2 (RR: 9.25)
JP Duminy    10* (10b 1x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-11-0
GC Smith    46* (27b 7x4 1x6)      BRM Taylor    1-0-6-0

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

8.3

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy strokes this with perfect poise down to long-off for a single

8.4

Taylor to Miller, no run, Miller defends his first ball very studiously

8.5

Taylor to Miller, 4 byes, oh! How did that miss!? Miller missed a full toss that crept just past leg stump and beat Taibu to go for four

8.6

Taylor to Miller, no run, good end to a good over, beating Miller outside off stump with a quicker ball

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 79/3 (RR: 8.77)
DA Miller    0* (3b)      BRM Taylor    2-0-7-1
JP Duminy    11* (11b 1x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-11-0

9.1

Cremer to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy is content to take singles for a while, carefully prodding a good delivery to point

9.2

Cremer to Miller, no run, ooh, dropped I think, Miller getting a top edge on a cut shot but Taibu couldn't hold on

9.3

Cremer to Miller, 1 run, safer this time from Miller, knocking into the leg side for one

9.4

Cremer to Duminy, FOUR, too short and too wide, we all know where they end up. The cover boundary

9.5

Cremer to Duminy, 1 run, single taken into the leg side

9.6

Cremer to Miller, no run, well bowled here, touch of spin and defended carefully

Sorry ladies and gentlemen, we are having a few technical problems. Updates coming as soon as I know!

End of over 10 (7 runs) South Africa 86/3 (RR: 8.60)
DA Miller    1* (6b)      AG Cremer    2-0-18-0
JP Duminy    17* (14b 2x4)      BRM Taylor    2-0-7-1

10.1

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, another double-cry of 'catch' as Taylor induces a leading edge

10.2

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, carefully played into the covers, touch of spin for Taylor

10.3

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run, very correctly milked down the wicket for a single

10.4

Taylor to Miller, 2 runs, ah neatly done from Taylor, the batsman was advancing and it was slipped in much quicker

10.5

Taylor to Miller, 1 run

10.6

Taylor to Duminy, no run, play and a miss outside off stump, good over

End of over 11 (6 runs) South Africa 92/3 (RR: 8.36)
JP Duminy    19* (17b 2x4)      BRM Taylor    3-0-13-1
DA Miller    5* (9b)      AG Cremer    2-0-18-0

11.1

Cremer to Miller, 1 run

11.2

Cremer to Duminy, no run

11.3

Cremer to Duminy, FOUR

11.4

Cremer to Duminy, SIX

11.5

Cremer to Duminy, 1 run

11.6

Cremer to Miller, FOUR

End of over 12 (16 runs) South Africa 108/3 (RR: 9.00)
DA Miller    10* (11b 1x4)      AG Cremer    3-0-34-0
JP Duminy    30* (21b 3x4 1x6)      BRM Taylor    3-0-13-1

12.1

Taylor to Duminy, no run

12.2

Taylor to Duminy, no run

12.3

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run

12.4

Taylor to Miller, no run

12.5

Taylor to Miller, 1 run

12.6

Taylor to Duminy, 1 run

End of over 13 (3 runs) South Africa 111/3 (RR: 8.53)
JP Duminy    32* (25b 3x4 1x6)      BRM Taylor    4-0-16-1
DA Miller    11* (13b 1x4)      AG Cremer    3-0-34-0

13.1

Utseya to Duminy, 1 run

13.2

Utseya to Miller, 1 run

13.3

Utseya to Duminy, 2 runs

13.4

Utseya to Duminy, no run

13.5

Utseya to Duminy, 1 run

13.6

Utseya to Miller, 2 runs

End of over 14 (7 runs) South Africa 118/3 (RR: 8.42)
DA Miller    14* (15b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-28-2
JP Duminy    36* (29b 3x4 1x6)      BRM Taylor    4-0-16-1

Okay, sorry about that, we're back... and so is Mpofu

14.1

Mpofu to Duminy, 2 runs, overpitched first ball and driven firmly down the ground where some sprawling fielding on the boundary keeps it to two

14.2

Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, oh lovely shot, classy stuff from Duminy, getting inside the line and lifting it handsomely to the deep midwicket boundary

14.3

Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, and a touch shorter too, gets a glove from Duminy down the leg side

14.4

Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, Miller drives very firmly towards the point boundary

14.5

Mpofu to Duminy, no run, bouncer to Duminy! That's what's always been his weakness, and he misses an attempted hook

14.6

Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run, much fuller this time, full toss in fact, Duminy very kindly only nudges it away for one, could have been a lot more you feel

End of over 15 (9 runs) South Africa 127/3 (RR: 8.46)
JP Duminy    44* (34b 4x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    2-0-25-0
DA Miller    15* (16b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-28-2

15.1

Dabengwa to Duminy, FOUR, short ball first up and Duminy adjusted well, he had decided on a reverse-sweep but ended up playing a reverse-pull shot, clearing the infield to collect four

15.2

Dabengwa to Duminy, 1 run, nudged into the leg side for a single

15.3

Dabengwa to Miller, 1 run, Miller happy to get Duminy back on strike, working a single into space

15.4

Dabengwa to Duminy, 1 run, 50 from Duminy! And well played too, knocks the spinner into space and ambles a single

15.5

Dabengwa to Miller, SIX, shot! That's gone a long, long way! Miller down the wicket and smashing this high over the bowler's head. The onslaught may just have begun now!

15.6

Dabengwa to Miller, 1 run, dropped tough chance, smashed back at the bowler who stuck a hand slightly haplessly in the way of it, saved runs I suppose

End of over 16 (14 runs) South Africa 141/3 (RR: 8.81)
DA Miller    23* (19b 1x4 1x6)      KM Dabengwa    1-0-14-0
JP Duminy    50* (37b 5x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    2-0-25-0

Shingirai Masakadza back into the attack.

16.1

SW Masakadza to Miller, 2 runs, starts with a low full toss outside off, which is not the worst option, Miller clunked it down the ground via a toe-end-slitting inside edge and manages to collect a couple thanks to some excellent running

16.2

SW Masakadza to Miller, OUT, bowled him! Off stump out of the ground! Miller attempted a big swish into the leg side but found nothing but thin air and Masakadza leaps to celebrate

DA Miller b SW Masakadza 25 (31m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 119.04

16.3

SW Masakadza to Kuhn, 1 run, single taken, driven nicely to deep cover

16.4

SW Masakadza to Duminy, no run, nicely bowled here, good slower ball outside off, has Duminy poking suspiciously at it

16.5

SW Masakadza to Duminy, SIX, that's gone a long, long way! Duminy has clattered this over cow corner, another slower ball from Masakadza but this time Duminy was waiting for it

16.6

SW Masakadza to Duminy, no run, outside off stump, quieter end to the over as Duminy defends

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Africa 150/4 (RR: 8.82)
JP Duminy    56* (40b 5x4 2x6)      SW Masakadza    3-0-29-1
HG Kuhn    1* (1b)      KM Dabengwa    1-0-14-0

17.1

Mpofu to Kuhn, OUT, Kuhn falls now, sacrificing himself for the cause. Important strike there from Mpofu, found a decent length and line, Kuhn got a big top edge and was caught by Taylor on the long-on boundary

HG Kuhn c Taylor b Mpofu 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.2

Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, lovely shot from Duminy! Expansive drive over cover, down on one knee and a good grimace to finish the shot

17.3

Mpofu to Duminy, 2 runs, another drive over cover, didn't get as much of this but still enough to beat the infielder and take a couple

17.4

Mpofu to Duminy, no run, fuller, yorker length, Duminy swings and misses

17.5

Mpofu to Duminy, no run, good yorker again! Nothing available for Duminy as he plays and misses. Good death bowling this

17.6

Mpofu to Duminy, 1 wide, ah good thinking, bouncer, Duminy jerks his head out the line alarmingly, but sadly for the bowler, it's called a wide

17.6

Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, oh dear the wide has cost the bowler! The extra ball is a full toss that Duminy clatters over straight cover for four

End of over 18 (11 runs) South Africa 161/5 (RR: 8.94)
JP Duminy    66* (45b 7x4 2x6)      CB Mpofu    3-0-36-1
RJ Peterson    0* (0b)      SW Masakadza    3-0-29-1

18.1

SW Masakadza to Peterson, 1 run, Peterson away, slugging a shortish ball down the ground for a single to bring Duminy back on strike

18.2

SW Masakadza to Duminy, FOUR, top work from Duminy, giving a brutal lesson to these Zimbabwe bowlers, gets a fullish ball and smashes it in front of deep midwicket for four

18.3

SW Masakadza to Duminy, 2 runs, low full toss again, Duminy powers down the wicket for another couple

18.4

SW Masakadza to Duminy, 2 runs, slower-ball bouncer, executed quite well and Duminy can't quite time it, gets a couple to deep square

18.5

SW Masakadza to Duminy, 1 run, good delivery here, yorker length that is jabbed out to long-on

18.6

SW Masakadza to Peterson, OUT, Peterson tries to reverse-dink this but it's a slower ball and he ends up lifting a gentle catch to short third man

RJ Peterson c Utseya b SW Masakadza 1 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 19 (10 runs) South Africa 171/6 (RR: 9.00)
     SW Masakadza    4-0-39-2
JP Duminy    75* (49b 8x4 2x6)      CB Mpofu    3-0-36-1

19.1

Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, poor start to the final over from Mpofu - full toss, Duminy is happy, smashing it to the deep point boundary to reach his career-best T20I score

19.2

Mpofu to Duminy, SIX, wow! That is out the ground! Duminy clears his front leg and deposits this miles back over the bowler's head

19.3

Mpofu to Duminy, 1 wide, dug in much shorter, Duminy jumped to try and hook, close to a top edge so the bowler appealed, all he got from the umpire was a signal for wide though

19.3

Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run, good delivery this time, yorker length and dug out to deep cover

19.4

Mpofu to Botha, 1 run, Botha is away straight away, inside edging a drive to mid-on and scampering off for one

19.5

Mpofu to Duminy, SIX, oh that was a gift from the bowler but Duminy accepted with grace and style. Leg-stump half-volley smashed into the stands over square leg! What an innings this is!

19.6

Mpofu to Duminy, FOUR, What a finish! Duminy cracks a boundary over extra cover to finish unbeaten on 97, the highest Twenty20 international score by a South African and it's left Zimbabwe with a mammoth chase

Phew! Breathless finish to the innings, good to see Duminy playing so freely again. While you wait for the Zimbabwe reply do have a go at this endless game of fun - picking your All Time XI.

End of over 20 (23 runs) South Africa 194/6
JP Duminy    96* (54b 10x4 4x6)      CB Mpofu    4-0-59-1
J Botha    1* (1b)      SW Masakadza    4-0-39-2
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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