Zimbabwe in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Zimbabwe

South Africa won by 64 runs

0.1

Mpofu to Amla, 1 wide, poor start there, outside off stump, swinging away further too wide for the umpire

0.1

Mpofu to Amla, no run, better ball this time, shaping away, Amla drives crisply to cover

0.2

Mpofu to Amla, no run, good delivery, definite away movement, Amla leaves alone

0.3

Mpofu to Amla, no run, this time Amla plays, but with treats the ball suspiciously, prodding carefully into the off side

0.4

Mpofu to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot this time, Amla steps back and punches a back-foot drive powerfully away for four

0.5

Mpofu to Amla, FOUR, four more! On the front foot this time, playing late and crisply punching a drive through cover

0.6

Mpofu to Amla, no run, having taken two boundaries he's content to leave alone

South Africa 9/0   HM Amla 8* (6b 2x4)

1.4

SW Masakadza to Amla, 2 runs, wow, Amla almost played an ugly shot here, normally so stylish, this time he mis-timed a slap into the leg side for a couple

1.5

SW Masakadza to Amla, FOUR, Amla is rocketing along but if you're going to bowl anywhere to him, full and wide is the worst you'd think, he smashes this through point to beat a diving third man

1.6

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, touch of extra bounce for Masakadza and Amla defends

South Africa 16/0   HM Amla 14* (9b 3x4)

3.1

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, good line and length here, heading towards the top of off and Amla can only defend

3.2

SW Masakadza to Amla, FOUR, oops, Masakadza follows a good ball with a leg-stump half-volley that Amla flicks through midwicket for four

3.3

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, goodness me, Amla timed that very well indeed, it rocketed to mid-off

3.4

SW Masakadza to Amla, 2 runs, slightly shorter and Amla works it off his hip to Grant Flower at square leg, Flower is sporting a thick carpet of hair, which I'm sure he didn't have a few years ago. Probably getting tips from Goochy at Essex

3.5

SW Masakadza to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, this wasn't even that bad a ball, just back of a length, Amla got deep into his crease and punched a boundary in front of point

3.6

SW Masakadza to Amla, 1 run, Amla opens the face and guides to third man for a single to steal the strike

South Africa 36/0   HM Amla 25* (15b 5x4)

4.1

Mpofu to Amla, 1 wide, wild cricket here, swing for the bowler and a big swing from Amla - the delivery was wide and the shot missed

4.1

Mpofu to Amla, 1 run, inside-edge this time! Amla flashing outside off and the ball squirts behind square on the leg side

4.4

Mpofu to Amla, no run, some extra bounce again, judging from his expression Amla is surprised by the bounce, but he drives to mid-off

4.5

Mpofu to Amla, no run, excellent delivery, Mpofu needs to hold this line, honing in at the top of off

4.6

Mpofu to Amla, FOUR, this is a seriously good shot, wasn't a poor ball but Amla offered a full-face punch and it raced past mid-off. His grace threatens to annihilate the attack

South Africa 43/0   HM Amla 30* (19b 6x4)

5.4

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, this is turning into an excellent over, touch of pace and bounce and Amla defends

5.5

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, excellent cricket here, Amla wanders down the wicket and Masakadza responds by shoving in a quick bouncer, Amla jerks his head and bat out the way

5.6

SW Masakadza to Amla, no run, good finish to an excellent over, the best of the day, slower ball is calmly defended

South Africa 44/0   HM Amla 30* (22b 6x4)

6.3

Mpofu to Amla, no run, it's spreading! Amla this time mows across the line without any timing, finding midwicket

6.4

Mpofu to Amla, 1 run, that's more like it, Amla up on his toes and flicking away with great style into the leg side

6.6

Mpofu to Amla, 1 wide, oh dear that's very wide and very shot and brings up the South Africa 50

6.6

Mpofu to Amla, FOUR, what a shot this is, Amla gets a length ball and punches it, at the top of its bounce, over mid-off to the boundary

South Africa 54/0   HM Amla 35* (25b 7x4)

7.3

SW Masakadza to Amla, FOUR, dished up full outside off stump and Amla murders it through point, the bat came down in a flash

7.4

SW Masakadza to Amla, 1 run, this time Amla stands tall and guides down to third man for a single, he looks in complete control

South Africa 64/0   HM Amla 40* (27b 8x4)

8.1

Chigumbura to Amla, FOUR, not a great delivery first up, angled down the leg side, Amla flicks away easily for four

8.2

Chigumbura to Amla, 1 run, much better this time and Amla can only find a single

South Africa 69/1   HM Amla 45* (29b 9x4)

9.3

SW Masakadza to Amla, 1 run, slower ball that Amla waits for patiently before deflecting into the leg side for another single

South Africa 72/1   HM Amla 46* (30b 9x4)

10.4

Chigumbura to Amla, 2 runs, Amla probably does, he opens the face here to pick up a couple to third man

10.5

Chigumbura to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot to bring up his 50 from 32 balls, punching a back-foot drive through point for four

10.6

Chigumbura to Amla, no run, better ball to finish the over, much straighter and Amla drives back to the bowler

South Africa 87/1   HM Amla 52* (33b 10x4)

11.3

SW Masakadza to Amla, 1 run, clipped into the leg side neatly by Amla, he looks in fine, fine touch

South Africa 89/1   HM Amla 53* (34b 10x4)

12.1

Chigumbura to Amla, no run, Chigumbura lucky to get away with this, feeding Amla a cut shot square of the wicket that finds point

12.2

Chigumbura to Amla, FOUR, not a great delivery here, Chigumbura getting his line all wrong, miles outside off and Amla flashes it away for four

12.3

Chigumbura to Amla, 1 run, follows up a boundary by dropping behind square on the off side for one

12.6

Chigumbura to Amla, 1 run, single to end the over, Amla slashing a length ball to the sweeper at deep cover

South Africa 96/1   HM Amla 59* (38b 11x4)

13.1

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, good start from the new bowler, on and around and length, worked to square leg for a single

13.4

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, decent delivery, just outside off stump, not much spin yet and Amla drives to deep cover

South Africa 99/1   HM Amla 61* (40b 11x4)

14.2

Chigumbura to Amla, 1 run, this is a touch better and pushed into space

14.6

Chigumbura to Amla, 1 run, Amla opens the face and collects a single to third man

South Africa 106/1   HM Amla 63* (42b 11x4)

15.1

Utseya to Amla, no run, Amla defends into the off side

15.2

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, nicely played, turns his wrists over the ball to send it into a gap at midwicket

15.6

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, no alarms for Amla, picks out a gap and takes a single

South Africa 113/1   HM Amla 65* (45b 11x4)

16.1

Cremer to Amla, no run, ooh, good ball first up, some spin and bounce and Amla defends very tetchily

16.2

Cremer to Amla, no run, Amla advances down the wicket but is beaten in the flight a touch and can only defend

16.3

Cremer to Amla, no run, lovely delivery here, Amla watches carefully as it dips and spins sharply into his defence

16.4

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, chipped a touch insecurely down the ground to bring up the 50 partnership

16.6

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, a bit short and allows Amla to get deep into his crease to pull a single to fine leg but an excellent first over from Cremer

South Africa 116/1   HM Amla 67* (50b 11x4)

17.1

Utseya to Amla, no run, much flatter from Utseya and Amla can't time his cut shot

17.2

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, this is worked into the legs side

17.4

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, milked for a single down the ground

17.6

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, bit of a leading edge here from Amla but no alarm, it just goes out to long-off four a single

South Africa 121/1   HM Amla 70* (54b 11x4)

18.1

Cremer to Amla, no run, Cremer continues and Amla picks out short midwicket with a leg-side clip

18.2

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, definite turn for Cremer and Amla drives to deep point

18.4

Cremer to Amla, 2 runs, full toss but Amla's drive is intercepted by a sliding mid-off

18.5

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, single taken here, worked into the leg side

South Africa 126/1   HM Amla 74* (58b 11x4)

19.4

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, Amla stands tall and pushes down the ground for one

South Africa 132/1   HM Amla 75* (59b 11x4)

20.4

Cremer to Amla, no run, flighted delivery, Amla charges down the track and drives firmly but back towards the bowler

20.5

Cremer to Amla, no run, again Amla uses his feet and drives nicely but this time he can't beat the man at extra cover

20.6

Cremer to Amla, FOUR, Close call for Amla there, a short ball that sat up for him, he mowed it towards deep midwicket, the ball lands just wide of the diving fielder there and runs away for four

South Africa 140/1   HM Amla 79* (62b 12x4)

21.2

Utseya to Amla, FOUR, very wide outside off stump, Amla rocks back and carves the ball powerfully behind point, fielder races across to try stop that, he gets a hand on it but can't prevent the ball from rolling over the rope

21.3

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, on the pads this time, gently nudged towards square leg for a single

21.5

Utseya to Amla, 1 run, just outside off, Amla picks up another single by working the ball to point

South Africa 148/1   HM Amla 85* (65b 13x4)

22.1

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, nicely tossed up, Amla plays an inside-out drive towards sweeper cover

22.4

Cremer to Amla, no run, punched firmly towards cover

22.5

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, nudged towards midwicket for a single

South Africa 153/1   HM Amla 87* (68b 13x4)

23.1

Flower to Amla, 2 runs, driven to long-on for a couple

23.2

Flower to Amla, no run, played back towards the bowler

23.3

Flower to Amla, 1 run, Amla backs away from the stump and stabs the ball towards cover

23.5

Flower to Amla, 1 run, rocks back and cuts to deep point for a single

South Africa 158/1   HM Amla 91* (72b 13x4)

24.1

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, all too easy for Amla, guided to sweeper cover for a single

24.3

Cremer to Amla, no run, punched back to the bowler

24.4

Cremer to Amla, no run, clipped towards midwicket, straight at the fielder

24.5

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, short ball from Cremer, Amla gets on the backfoot and slams it towards deep midwicket

South Africa 163/1   HM Amla 93* (76b 13x4)

25.2

Flower to Amla, 1 run, flighted this time, played with soft hands towards the off side

25.4

Flower to Amla, no run, flatter delivery, heading for middle and leg, Amla moves away from leg and pushes the ball towards cover

25.5

Flower to Amla, 1 run, again he makes room and plays towards point, this time wide enough of the fielder to get a single

South Africa 168/1   HM Amla 95* (79b 13x4)

26.3

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, into the pads, Amla looking to play it to the leg side but gets an edge towards cover

26.5

Cremer to Amla, no run, some turn for Cremer there, drifts outside leg and turns into the pads, Amla defends

26.6

Cremer to Amla, no run, again the ball spins towards the batsman after pitching outside leg, Amla looks to sweep but misses

South Africa 172/1   HM Amla 96* (82b 13x4)

27.2

Flower to Amla, 2 runs, tossed up a touch, well outside off, Amla plays it behind backward point for a couple, moves onto 98

27.3

Flower to Amla, 1 run, spins towards off after pitching on leg, Amla plays with soft hands towards backward point and sprints through for a single

27.5

Flower to Amla, no run, no century yet for Amla, he punches the ball to midwicket

27.6

Flower to Amla, no run, two dots ball means Amla's still on 99 at the end of the over, he made a bit of room to work the ball towards extra cover but couldn't place it well enough to get a run

South Africa 177/1   HM Amla 99* (86b 13x4)

28.3

Cremer to Amla, FOUR, Amla gets to century No. 4, it was a poor delivery from Cremer, way down the leg side and full,Amla helped it past the short fine for a boundary

28.4

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, makes room and plays it uppishly past cover

28.6

Cremer to Amla, 1 run, on middle and leg, Amla gets on the backfoot and whips the ball behind square leg for a single

South Africa 185/1   HM Amla 105* (89b 14x4)

29.1

Flower to Amla, 1 run, length ball outside off, Amla moves beyond leg and pushes the ball towards extra cover for a single

29.3

Flower to Amla, no run, moves onto the backfoot and plays it towards cover

29.4

Flower to Amla, 1 run, Amla skips beyond leg and turns the ball towards square leg for a single

South Africa 188/1   HM Amla 107* (92b 14x4)

30.2

Mpofu to Amla, no run, good ball here! Traps Amla hanging on the back foot and there was a big appeal from the bowler, replays show it just about clipping leg stump so the decision is a good one

30.3

Mpofu to Amla, 1 run, touch shorter, Amla tries to hit a pull shot too hard and can't connect properly, gets a single for his effort

South Africa 195/1   HM Amla 108* (94b 14x4)

31.2

Williams to Amla, 2 runs, everything apart from the timing was good about this shot, Amla jumping outside leg and driving inside-out over cover for a couple

31.3

Williams to Amla, 1 wide, wide arrowed down the leg side

31.3

Williams to Amla, OUT, oh dear! What's Amla done here!? Given his wicket away, that's what! Knocked to midwicket and he set off for a single that was never there, Utseya got the throw back in time to the bowler, who had Amla out well short of his ground

HM Amla run out 110 (127m 96b 14x4 0x6) SR: 114.58

South Africa 200/2   HM Amla 110 (96b 14x4)
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South Africa won by 272 runs
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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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