Zimbabwe in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 64 runs

40.3

Utseya to Miller, no run, quietly defended first ball

40.4

Utseya to Miller, no run, nothing for Miller here, pushing to cover

40.5

Utseya to Miller, 1 run, Miller picks out a single down the ground

South Africa 257/4   DA Miller 1* (3b)

41.1

SW Masakadza to Miller, FOUR, poor delivery, really poor ball, short fine leg is up and this is a short ball outside leg stump, all Miller has to do is get some bat on it and he helps it round the corner to collect a boundary

41.2

SW Masakadza to Miller, FOUR, another short ball, outside leg stump again, Miller whips a pull shot for another boundary

41.3

SW Masakadza to Miller, no run, much, much better, full, straight, dot. Difficult to get yorkers away

41.4

SW Masakadza to Miller, 1 run, not quite yorker length but good enough to restrict Miller to a single, knocked to long-on

41.6

SW Masakadza to Miller, 1 run, Ingram will have to wait as Miller pushes a single down the ground to pinch the strike

South Africa 274/4   DA Miller 11* (8b 2x4)

42.1

Mpofu to Miller, no run, good start from Mpofu, full and and straight and Miller's drive finds cover

42.2

Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, action replay but this time Miller sets off for one which he only just makes

42.5

Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, Miller punches down to long-on for a single

South Africa 277/4   DA Miller 13* (11b 2x4)

43.1

Utseya to Miller, no run, good work from Utseya, flat and quick and nothing the batsman can do

43.2

Utseya to Miller, no run, Miller uses his feet but the drive picks out cover

43.3

Utseya to Miller, 1 run, this time he collects the single, knocking into the midwicket region

South Africa 280/4   DA Miller 14* (14b 2x4)

44.5

Taylor to Miller, 1 run, Miller pushes into space to collect a single

South Africa 287/4   DA Miller 15* (15b 2x4)

45.1

Cremer to Miller, SIX, nothing wrong with the timing on this, Miller down the track and drives crisply, perfectly and a long way for six

45.2

Cremer to Miller, no run, this time is driven firmly back to the bowler

45.3

Cremer to Miller, SIX, Cremer taking a pounding here, offers a touch of width straight into Miller's hitting arc, he swings gloriously through the line to send it miles over the bowler's head. So far the umpire's have called for a new ball!

45.4

Cremer to Miller, 1 run, less alarm here for the bowler as it's squeezed out to deep point

45.6

Cremer to Miller, no run, good finish to the over but the damage had already been done

South Africa 305/4   DA Miller 28* (20b 2x4 2x6)

46.3

Chigumbura to Miller, 1 wide, slower ball but much too wide, Miller decides against playing

46.3

Chigumbura to Miller, 2 runs, another slower ball, driven over cover for a swiftly-run couple

46.4

Chigumbura to Miller, 2 runs, chipped into the leg side, over midwicket for another lung-busting couple

46.5

Chigumbura to Miller, FOUR, lovely shot, Miller demonstrating some dexterity to go with his power, flicking this behind square on the leg side to beat the fielder sprawling along the boundary rope

46.6

Chigumbura to Miller, FOUR, excellent shot! This is timed superbly and placed perfectly, the drive beating everyone to reach the extra cover boundary

South Africa 319/4   DA Miller 40* (24b 4x4 2x6)

47.6

SW Masakadza to Miller, 1 run, driven very studiously down the ground for a strike-stealing single

South Africa 333/5   DA Miller 41* (25b 4x4 2x6)

48.1

Mpofu to Miller, 2 runs, Miller bunts a full ball down the ground and his bad timing means he can come back for a second

48.2

Mpofu to Miller, 2 runs, lucky for the batsman here, outside-edging down to third man for a couple more

48.3

Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, Miller gives himself some room to try and scythe a cut into the off side, can't quite time it but still collects a single

48.5

Mpofu to Miller, 1 run, decent death over this, another single taken down the ground

South Africa 340/5   DA Miller 47* (29b 4x4 2x6)

49.1

SW Masakadza to Miller, FOUR, that will help! What a shot that is! Beautiful straight drive, arrow straight to bring up his fifty from 30 balls

49.2

SW Masakadza to Miller, OUT, good comeback from the bowler, his figures look very odd now. Lands a perfect yorker that squeezes under Miller's bat to end another excellent lower-order innings from him

DA Miller b SW Masakadza 51 (42m 31b 5x4 2x6) SR: 164.51

South Africa 346/6   DA Miller 51 (31b 5x4 2x6)
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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