Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 15, 2010
South Africa won by 64 runs
15 October 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

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

South Africa 5/0   HM Amla 4* (4b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 0.4-0-5-0

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

South Africa 9/0   HM Amla 8* (5b 2x4)   CB Mpofu 0.5-0-9-0

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

South Africa 16/0   HM Amla 14* (8b 3x4)   SW Masakadza 0.5-0-7-0

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

South Africa 20/0   GC Smith 5* (4b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 1.1-0-13-0

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)   CB Mpofu 2-0-18-0

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

South Africa 29/0   HM Amla 18* (11b 4x4)   SW Masakadza 1.2-0-11-0

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

South Africa 35/0   HM Amla 24* (14b 5x4)   SW Masakadza 1.5-0-17-0

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)   CB Mpofu 3-0-25-0

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)   CB Mpofu 4-0-35-0

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

South Africa 58/0   GC Smith 19* (18b 3x4)   SW Masakadza 3.1-0-23-0

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

South Africa 63/0   HM Amla 39* (26b 8x4)   SW Masakadza 3.3-0-27-0

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

South Africa 68/1   HM Amla 44* (28b 9x4)   E Chigumbura 0.1-0-4-0

SW Masakadza to Ingram, FOUR, that will give Ingram some confidence, gets a full ball first up and nails a straight drive down the ground for four

South Africa 76/1   CA Ingram 6* (8b 1x4)   SW Masakadza 4.4-0-34-1

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

South Africa 87/1   HM Amla 52* (32b 10x4)   E Chigumbura 1.5-0-16-0

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

South Africa 93/1   HM Amla 57* (36b 11x4)   E Chigumbura 2.2-0-20-0

Utseya to Ingram, FOUR, touch too short this time, no air on the ball whatsoever, Ingram gets back in a flash and cutting firmly past cover for four

South Africa 111/1   CA Ingram 20* (29b 2x4)   P Utseya 1.3-0-9-0

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)   AG Cremer 3-0-16-0

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

South Africa 145/1   HM Amla 83* (63b 13x4)   P Utseya 4.2-0-26-0

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

South Africa 182/1   HM Amla 103* (87b 14x4)   AG Cremer 6.3-0-34-0

Flower to Ingram, FOUR, a hit-me full toss, Ingram accepts the gift, comes down the track and whacks it between long-on and deep midwicket

South Africa 192/1   CA Ingram 55* (67b 3x4)   GW Flower 3.5-0-22-0

Mpofu to Ingram, FOUR, wow, dished up invitingly by Mpofu but Ingram's drive is imperious. Clattered through extra cover

South Africa 205/2   CA Ingram 64* (77b 4x4)   CB Mpofu 5.1-0-42-0

Williams to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers was winding up for a big sweep shot here and changed his mind last minute, opting to drive inside-out over cover and played the shot superbly, timing all the way to the boundary

South Africa 217/2   AB de Villiers 6* (3b 1x4)   SC Williams 2-0-14-0

Utseya to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot here, touch of class from de Villiers, fraction short from the bowler and de Villiers waited on the back foot to pick the gap at backward point for a boundary

South Africa 234/2   AB de Villiers 18* (11b 2x4)   P Utseya 6.3-0-38-0

SW Masakadza to Ingram, FOUR, oh dear, poor start from Masakadza, full toss on leg stump with fine leg up in the ring, all the batsman has to do is get a touch on it and it's a boundary

South Africa 246/3   CA Ingram 82* (100b 5x4)   SW Masakadza 6.1-0-41-1

Utseya to Ingram, FOUR, excellent shot, we haven't seen this type of sweep from Ingram today, gets down early and dabs it round the corner, using the pace of the quicker ball to collect a boundary

South Africa 261/4   CA Ingram 96* (107b 6x4 1x6)   P Utseya 9-0-47-0

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

South Africa 265/4   DA Miller 5* (4b 1x4)   SW Masakadza 7.1-0-54-2

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

South Africa 269/4   DA Miller 9* (5b 2x4)   SW Masakadza 7.2-0-58-2

Taylor to Ingram, FOUR, oh no! Terrible fielding on the long-on boundary! Ingram tried to heave this away for six but didn't time it, went straight to the man on the boundary who spilled it over the ropes

South Africa 291/4   CA Ingram 110* (119b 7x4 1x6)   BRM Taylor 1-0-9-0

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

South Africa 315/4   DA Miller 36* (23b 3x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 4.5-0-39-0

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)   E Chigumbura 5-0-43-0

SW Masakadza to Ingram, FOUR, crash, nothing but a length delivery but Ingram clubbed it to the cow-corner boundary

South Africa 323/4   CA Ingram 116* (123b 8x4 1x6)   SW Masakadza 8.1-0-67-2

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

South Africa 346/5   DA Miller 51* (30b 5x4 2x6)   SW Masakadza 9.1-0-81-3





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