Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2nd T20I: South Africa v Zimbabwe at Kimberley, Oct 10, 2010
South Africa won by 8 runs
10 October 2010 (20-over match)

Right, we're ready for the off. Wayne Parnell with the new ball and Hamilton will face...


Parnell to H Masakadza, no run, bouncer first up, Masakadza pops underneath it


Parnell to H Masakadza, 1 run, short ball again, not quite as short though and Masakadza flaps it into the leg side for a single


Parnell to Taylor, no run, much fuller this time, but the line is wrong, clipping the pad on its way through to Kuhn


Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, just about the right length and line, Taylor opens the face and glides a single


Parnell to H Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza deep into his crease and mistiming a back-foot drive into the covers, scampers through for a single


Parnell to Taylor, FOUR, lovely shot, really authoritative cut shot races to the point boundary

End of over 1 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 7/0 (188 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 9.89)

    • BRM Taylor 5 (3b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 2 (3b)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-7-0

Tsotsobe to H Masakadza, FOUR, poor start from Tsotsobe, short and wide and Masakadza has clattered it, throwing everything behind his cut shot to send it on its way


Tsotsobe to H Masakadza, no run, back of a length, tighter line though this time and Masakadza drives to cover


Tsotsobe to H Masakadza, FOUR, really good batting this! Excellent stuff, giving himself room to free his arms, Tsotsobe obliges with a short one and he flays a cut shot to the cover boundary


Tsotsobe to H Masakadza, OUT, gone this time! The fun is over for Masakadza! Fuller ball, aimed a booming drive down the ground but it got a bit high on the bat and Botha held to a tough chance running back from mid-off

H Masakadza c Botha b Tsotsobe 10 (6m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.85


Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, good batting from Taylor, just turning it behind square on the leg side


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, Chamu Chibhabha. who played so well in the first game, carefully defends his first delivery to cover

End of over 2 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 16/1 (179 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 9.94)

    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (1b)
    • BRM Taylor 6 (4b 1x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-9-1
    • WD Parnell 1-0-7-0

Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor nudges again into the leg side, wants two but a loud "nooo" from Chibhabha persuades his against it


Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha very confidently forward and pushing into cover for a single


Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, tip and run from Taylor, dropping into the off side and setting off for a single straight away


Parnell to Chibhabha, no run


Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 wide, dug in much shorter, too short for the umpire's liking


Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 run, single taken pushed into space


Parnell to Taylor, FOUR, top work from Taylor! Coming at the bowler and collecting a boundary, excellent batting

End of over 3 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 25/1 (170 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 10.00)

    • BRM Taylor 12 (7b 2x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 2 (4b)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-16-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-9-1

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha opens the face and guides a single towards third man


Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, banged in very short, Taylor aims a big hook shot and misses


Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, beaten! Fuller length and Taylor has an aimless fence at it outside off


Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, much better this time from Taylor, solidly pushing to cover and setting off for one


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 run, touch shorter from Tsotsobe, steered down to third man who fumbles but it's still just a single


Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor aimed big here, and actually got into the right position against the ball he would have wanted, but he was a touch too eager and was through the shot before the ball had arrived, in the end it was skewed into the off side

End of over 4 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 29/1 (166 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 10.37)

    • BRM Taylor 14 (11b 2x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 4 (6b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-13-1
    • WD Parnell 2-0-16-0

Theron to Taylor, 2 runs, Rusty Theron is into the attack and begins by sliding one into the pads which Taylor knocks to deep square for a couple


Theron to Taylor, 1 run, touch shorter, the batsman aimed a cut shot but there wasn't enough room for it and ended up mistiming to point


Theron to Chibhabha, no run, Chibhabha this time tries to cut but can't get much of it and the bowler collects


Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, ooh, this is close, Chibhabha trying to smash down the ground, can't get much of it and just clears mid-off to collect a single


Theron to Taylor, 1 run, very secure from Taylor, pushing with a full-face down the ground for a single


Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha down the wicket, turns a length ball into a low full toss and bunts down the ground for a single

End of over 5 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 35/1 (160 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 10.66)

    • CJ Chibhabha 6 (9b)
    • BRM Taylor 18 (14b 2x4)
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-13-1

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, FOUR, oops, not a great effort from the ex-captain at point, missing a regulation save and allowing a well-timed cut to go for four


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, dug in much shorter in response from the bowler and Chibhabha is up on his toes to defend


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 wide, a touch too side here from Tsotsobe and Chibhabha can't reach it


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, banged in very short indeed, Chibhabha jumps to hook and can't connect


Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 run, hacked into the leg side, not pretty, but fairly effective as Chibhabha finds a single to midwicket


Tsotsobe to Taylor, FOUR, top shot, really classy shot from Taylor, fuller and slower ball, Taylor punched it crisply over mid-on for four


Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, Taylor will feel like he's missed out here, touch of width and he mistimes a cut to cover

End of over 6 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 45/1 (150 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 10.71)

    • BRM Taylor 22 (16b 3x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 11 (13b 1x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-23-1
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0

The captain, with his characteristic buttoned-up full-sleeve shirt, has brought himself on.


Botha to Chibhabha, 1 run, decent start from the skipper, on a length and line, Chibhabha chips down the wicket and drives firmly to long-off


Botha to Taylor, no run, Taylor tries to fiddle this down the ground but the bowler collects


Botha to Taylor, SIX, shot! Lovely shot from Taylor, skipping down the wicket and punching a huge six over the bowler's head


Botha to Taylor, 1 run, worked into space, good follow-up to the boundary


Botha to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha picks a single this time, these two are going well


Botha to Taylor, 2 runs, two to finish the over, excellent batting from Taylor and good running too

End of over 7 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 56/1 (139 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.69)

    • BRM Taylor 31 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • CJ Chibhabha 13 (15b 1x4)
    • J Botha 1-0-11-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-23-1

Spin at both ends, here's Peterson.


Peterson to Chibhabha, 2 runs, Chibhabha tries to skip down the wicket and drive inside-out through cover, gets an inside edge the skews into the midwicket region for a couple


Peterson to Chibhabha, SIX, have that! What a strike from Chibhabha! Clears his front leg and thwacks this over the cow-corner boundary


Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, trouble for Chibhabha as he pushes to cover and sets off for one, he's sent back by Taylor straight away but it takes a big dive to get home in time


Peterson to Chibhabha, no run, once again Chibhabha picks out cover, but this time there is no single attempted


Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, nicely played here, nurdled into the leg side for a single


Peterson to Taylor, SIX, six more! 50 partnership up in style, very ugly short ball that Taylor slaps into the stands over square leg

End of over 8 (15 runs) Zimbabwe 71/1 (124 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.87, RRR: 10.33)

    • BRM Taylor 37 (21b 3x4 2x6)
    • CJ Chibhabha 22 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-15-0
    • J Botha 1-0-11-0

Botha to Chibhabha, no run, clipped straight to midwicket


Botha to Chibhabha, no run, Chibhabha advances and Botha fires in a yorker in response, good bowling


Botha to Chibhabha, FOUR, shot, excellent batting from Chibhabha, gets inside the line and sweeps powerfully to the fine-leg boundary


Botha to Chibhabha, 1 run, single taken this time, fiddled into the leg side


Botha to Taylor, SIX, six more! Small boundaries here but that's still an excellent shot, Taylor chipping down the crease and easing a full-faced lofted drive into the sightscreen


Botha to Taylor, no run, carefully defended to finish the over

End of over 9 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 82/1 (113 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.11, RRR: 10.27)

    • BRM Taylor 43 (23b 3x4 3x6)
    • CJ Chibhabha 27 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 2-0-22-0
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-15-0

Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, big sweep from Chibhabha, finds a man on the midwicket boundary


Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, with the fielders scattered there are plenty of singles available, Taylor collecting one down the leg side


Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, another sweep attempted, finds short fine leg


Peterson to Taylor, 2 runs, down the track, clipped into the leg side and some sluggish fielding allows them to come back for a second


Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor trying to clear his front leg to find a big sweep shot but he can't quite get the power and only gets one


Peterson to Chibhabha, 1 run, good over from Peterson, excellent over, Chibhabha slaps down the ground for a single to finish

End of over 10 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 89/1 (106 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.90, RRR: 10.60)

    • CJ Chibhabha 30 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • BRM Taylor 47 (26b 3x4 3x6)
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-22-0
    • J Botha 2-0-22-0

Duminy to Chibhabha, SIX, Duminy is into the attack, he bowled dreadfully in the first game... and starts very badly here, dragging down a long-hop that Chibhabha slams over the midwicket fence


Duminy to Chibhabha, FOUR, four more! What a series Chibhabha is having! Poor delivery again and Chibhabha sweeps firmly behind square for four


Duminy to Chibhabha, 2 runs, poor fielding allows two more now, Chibhabha clipping into the leg side where a fumble gives the chance of two


Duminy to Chibhabha, FOUR, ugly delivery, really short and Chibhabha has no choice but to smash it out of sight in front of deep square


Duminy to Chibhabha, no run, carefully defended this time into the leg side


Duminy to Chibhabha, 1 run, single to finish a damaging over for South Africa. At this stage South Africa were 92-3! This is really top work from these two

End of over 11 (17 runs) Zimbabwe 106/1 (89 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 9.63, RRR: 9.88)

    • CJ Chibhabha 47 (33b 4x4 2x6)
    • BRM Taylor 47 (26b 3x4 3x6)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-17-0
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-22-0

Rusty Theron is back into the attack...


Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, starts with a short ball that Chibhabha hops to defend into the off side to scamper one


Theron to Taylor, no run, Taylor gets away with this! Short ball and he mistimed the pull shot horribly but it bounced short of mid-on


Theron to Taylor, 1 run, good work from Theron here, fullish length and Taylor's drive founds mid-off


Theron to Chibhabha, FOUR, having bowled three good balls, Theron drops short, Chibhabha takes full toll, punching it square of the wicket in the off side to bring up a brilliant fifty


Theron to Chibhabha, no run, this was a bit of an ugly hack, slapping the ball back at the bowler


Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, good finish to the over, full and straight, clips a mixture of bat and pad, runs out into the off side for a single

End of over 12 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 113/1 (82 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.41, RRR: 10.25)

    • CJ Chibhabha 53 (37b 5x4 2x6)
    • BRM Taylor 48 (28b 3x4 3x6)
    • J Theron 2-0-13-0
    • JP Duminy 1-0-17-0

Botha to Chibhabha, FOUR, oh dear, how has this gone for four! Another misfield, this time from Theron at short fine leg, Chibhabha bottom-edged a sweep shot, Theron was wrong-footed and ended up missing it allowing it to go to the fine-leg boundary


Botha to Chibhabha, 1 run, shortish ball, Theron clips it neatly to deep square


Botha to Taylor, 1 leg bye, Taylor less expansive, just nudging into the leg side off the pads to rotate the strike


Botha to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha works a single into space


Botha to Taylor, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, Taylor aimed a big sweep but couldn't connect


Botha to Taylor, 1 run, this time Taylor finds enough bat on ball to get a single


Botha to Chibhabha, OUT, Chibhabha falls! Big strike for South Africa! Botha round the wicket and landing a length ball that Chibhabha tried to swing into the stands over cow corner, didn't quite time it and ended up caught on the boundary

CJ Chibhabha c Parnell b Botha 59 (44m 41b 6x4 2x6) SR: 143.90

End of over 13 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 122/2 (73 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.38, RRR: 10.42)

    • BRM Taylor 49 (30b 3x4 3x6)
    • J Botha 3-0-30-1
    • J Theron 2-0-13-0

Tsotsobe to Coventry, no run, Tsotsobe into the attack at the new batsman Coventry, it's short and Coventry has to hop to defend


Tsotsobe to Coventry, no run, bouncer this time, and how that's not a wide I don't know


Tsotsobe to Coventry, SIX, wow! That's how to play yourself in! Short ball from Tsotsobe again and Coventry has smashed it on to the roof at cow-corner


Tsotsobe to Coventry, 1 run, gives himself a bit of room and guides to Botha at point


Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, ooh, bit of a nothing shot this from Taylor, fiddling outside off stump and missing


Tsotsobe to Taylor, 2 runs, good batting from Taylor and he scampers two to bring up an excellent fifty off 32 balls, clipping down the ground with a flick of the wrists

End of over 14 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 131/2 (64 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.35, RRR: 10.66)

    • BRM Taylor 51 (32b 3x4 3x6)
    • CK Coventry 7 (4b 1x6)
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-32-1
    • J Botha 3-0-30-1

Peterson to Coventry, 1 run, pushed away down the ground


Peterson to Taylor, FOUR, brilliant stuff from Taylor, really classy stuff, skipping down the ground, getting inside the line and flicking a drive into space at extra cover, timed it perfectly and collects four


Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, follows up the boundary with a single knocked into the leg side


Peterson to Coventry, OUT, Coventry falls! Important strike for South Africa, just got defeated by some extra spin as he gave himself room to hit into the leg side, ended up following the ball and lifting it straight to mid-off

CK Coventry c Botha b Peterson 8 (7m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33


Peterson to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor down on one knee and sweeping without much power for a single


Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushed to extra cover for a single

End of over 15 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 139/3 (56 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 11.20)

    • E Chigumbura 1 (1b)
    • BRM Taylor 57 (35b 4x4 3x6)
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-30-1
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-32-1

Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, Parnell starts a new over with a slower ball that's worked off the gloves down the leg side


Parnell to Taylor, 2 wides, wide swung down the leg side, that'll do Zimbabwe no harm at all


Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run, not the prettiest shot you'll ever see as Chigumbura stands tall and slugs to mid-off


Parnell to Taylor, no run, good slower ball, Taylor tries to drop and run into the off side but no single in available


Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, very nicely driven but a rare piece of good fielding from South Africa, an excellent diving stop at cover keeps it to one


Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run, just a single again, pushed into the cover region


Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor squeezes out a yorker down the ground and collects a single

End of over 16 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 146/3 (49 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.12, RRR: 12.25)

    • BRM Taylor 59 (38b 4x4 3x6)
    • E Chigumbura 3 (4b)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-22-0
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-30-1

Peterson to Taylor, OUT, all over for Taylor! That could be it for Zimbabwe! Taylor was trying to land his inside-out drive but got too much height and not enough power on it, there was almost a collision on the cover boundary but Theron held on firm

BRM Taylor c Theron b Peterson 59 (66m 39b 4x4 3x6) SR: 151.28


Peterson to Chigumbura, FOUR, good stuff from Chigumbura, getting down on one knee to slap a sweep shot away


Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, very short from Peterson but he's reprieved by the extra turn that surprises the batsman


Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, well outside leg stump Chigumbura only connects with the back of his bat on a sweep shot to collect a single


Peterson to Dabengwa, 1 run, pushed into space at cover for a single


Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, Chigumbura on the sweep again but it's nicely bowled, held back a fraction, and the batsman can't connect

End of over 17 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 152/4 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 14.33)

    • E Chigumbura 8 (8b 1x4)
    • KM Dabengwa 1 (1b)
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-36-2
    • WD Parnell 3-0-22-0

Theron has been rewarded for his catch by getting another bowl.


Theron to Dabengwa, no run, starts well, pushing it across the left hander and Dabengwa misses


Theron to Dabengwa, OUT, another one goes, Dabengwa this time, trying to land a booming drive down the ground, doesn't get hold of it and Duminy snaffles the chance on the long-on boundary

KM Dabengwa c Duminy b Theron 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run, this is eagerly pushed down the ground but it will only be a single


Theron to Taibu, 1 run, once again it's just a single, clipped neatly into the midwicket region


Theron to Chigumbura, SIX, big strike this, slower ball dragged down short, begging to be put away and Chigumbura obliged in fine style, beating it over midwicket


Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run, better ball to finish off which is driven to long-on for one

End of over 18 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 161/5 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 17.00)

    • E Chigumbura 16 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • T Taibu 1 (1b)
    • J Theron 3-0-22-1
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-36-2

Parnell to Chigumbura, (no ball) FOUR, full toss from Parnell, no ball too, Zimbabwe need plenty more of these, Chigumbura stood still and clunked it straight of deep square for four free hit coming up...


Parnell to Chigumbura, FOUR, The free hit is punished! Chigumbura standing tall and thwacking to the deep midwicket boundary


Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run, Chigumbura wants two but can't get it, swishing without much timing to long-on


Parnell to Taibu, SIX, well well well! That'll do nicely! Hip-high full toss, Taibu flicks it handsomely, it goes a long way over deep square for six! Zimbabwe right in this now!


Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, much better from Parnell, finds the yorker length and Taibu can only squeeze it away for a single


Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run, OUT, oh no! Suicide for Chigumbura! Smashes a full toss out to Theron at deep point, a single was all that was on offer but he tried to come back for the second and never looked like making it. Big blow, he was well set

E Chigumbura run out 26 (20m 15b 3x4 1x6) SR: 173.33


Parnell to SW Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza clips his first ball straight to short midwicket, takes a single and Zimbabwe need 15 from the final over

End of over 19 (19 runs) Zimbabwe 180/6 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.47, RRR: 15.00)

    • SW Masakadza 1 (1b)
    • T Taibu 8 (3b 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-41-0
    • J Theron 3-0-22-1

Theron to bowl a crucial final over...


Theron to SW Masakadza, OUT, gone! Middle and leg stump out the ground! Masakadza gave himself plenty of room but couldn't connect as the yorker splattered the stumps. Dot ball as well

SW Masakadza b Theron 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Theron to Cremer, 1 run, good ball again, finds the yorker, Cremer times it nicely, but just for a single to deep cover


Theron to Taibu, 2 runs, how they have managed two there I don't know, Taibu bunted a full toss to long-on and scampered back for two


Theron to Taibu, 1 run, excellent bowling again, consistently finding the yorker and not much Taibu can do


Theron to Cremer, 1 run, really good effort from Theron, lands another fullish ball that Cremer swings to midwicket


Theron to Taibu, 1 leg bye, that'll be all. Full and straight to finish, Taibu takes a leg bye that brings up Zimbabwe's highest T20 score against a Test nation but South Africa take the match and series

South Africa win by eight runs and win series 2-0 Another good effort from Zimbabwe, their batsmen have been mighty impressive but their pacemen suffered. JP Duminy found some of his best form to carry South Africa to a score that looked a long way ahead of what Zimbabwe could manage but the tourists almost pulled off a shock. Nitin will have his bulletin ready soon to tell you all the details, so make sure you check that out. That's all from us, thanks for all the emails, I hope you'll join us on October 15 for the 1st ODI.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 186/7 (9 runs required)

    • T Taibu 11 (6b 1x6)
    • AG Cremer 2 (2b)
    • J Theron 4-0-27-2
    • WD Parnell 4-0-41-0





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