Zimbabwe in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 64 runs

1.1

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, good start, touch of movement into Smith who gets into a typically square position and brings his broad bat down in defence

1.2

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, swinging away this time, Smith looks at it before shouldering arms in disgust

1.3

SW Masakadza to Smith, 1 run, Masakadza gets his line slightly wrong, feeding leg-stump and Smith tickles it round the corner

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 1* (3b)

2.1

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, oh dear, Mpofu hasn't started well here, this is wide outside off stump and begging for Smith to do the obvious - clatter a boundary square of the wicket

2.2

Mpofu to Smith, no run, better here, straighter, a touch shorter and Smith blocks

2.3

Mpofu to Smith, no run, on the pads but Smith picks out midwicket with his leg-side nurdle

2.4

Mpofu to Smith, 1 wide, this time it's well outside off and Smith leaves alone

2.4

Mpofu to Smith, no run, Mpofu is playing a dangerous game feeding the cut shot, Smith crashes towards cover where a diving stop prevents damage

2.5

Mpofu to Smith, no run, tighter line this time, much better, Smith blocks

2.6

Mpofu to Smith, FOUR, well, Mpofu dishes up another outside off and this time Smith cracks it for four. The pitch looks very good for batting and the Zimbabwe opening bowlers look similar

South Africa 25/0   GC Smith 9* (9b 2x4)

4.2

Mpofu to Smith, no run, bit of extra pace and bounce from the bowler and a careless fence outside off from Smith

4.3

Mpofu to Smith, 1 run, nothing careless about this shot, Smith had everything in it's right place and drove sweetly to deep cover

South Africa 39/0   GC Smith 10* (11b 2x4)

5.1

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, good first delivery from Masakadza, Smith watches carefully and defends

5.2

SW Masakadza to Smith, no run, again a good length and line and again Smith can only defend

5.3

SW Masakadza to Smith, 1 run, good sign for Smith here, driving powerfully down the ground where only a sprawling stop at mid-off prevents a boundary

South Africa 44/0   GC Smith 11* (14b 2x4)

6.1

Mpofu to Smith, no run, short and a touch of width here but Smith picks out point with his cut shot

6.2

Mpofu to Smith, 1 run, heave-ho! What an ugly swipe, Smith swings across the line, gets a top edge that goes airily down to third man

6.5

Mpofu to Smith, 3 runs, misfield at midwicket gives Smith runs, clubbing a short ball into the leg side

South Africa 49/0   GC Smith 15* (17b 2x4)

7.1

SW Masakadza to Smith, FOUR, Smith runs down the wicket this time and bunts this over the midwicket region to the boundary

7.2

SW Masakadza to Smith, 1 leg bye, good comeback delivery, quicker and Smith is hurried and inside-edges via the pad into the off side

7.5

SW Masakadza to Smith, OUT, gone! Where did that come from!? Length ball on and around off stump, Smith opened his body to aim a booming drive but picked out Brendan Taylor at short cover and Zimbabwe strike!

GC Smith c Taylor b SW Masakadza 19 (35m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

South Africa 64/1   GC Smith 19 (20b 3x4)
Series Results
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Benoni - Oct 22, 2010
South Africa won by 272 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom - Oct 17, 2010
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 15, 2010
South Africa won by 64 runs
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Photos

Oct 15, 2010

Hamilton Masakadza supported Brendan Taylor in a 70-run opening stand, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, October 15, 2010

Hamilton Masakadza supported Brendan Taylor in a 70-run opening stand

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Oct 15, 2010

Brendan Taylor prepares to smash one through the off side, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, October 15, 2010

Brendan Taylor prepares to smash one through the off side

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