Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2nd ODI: South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Oct 17, 2010
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
17 October 2010 (50-over match)

10.00am Right, it will be Charl Langeveldt to get things underway to Brendan Taylor...

9.50am Some team news is that Zimbabwe have left Hamilton Masakadza and Chris Mpofu out with Craig Ervine and Keith Dabengwa coming in. South Africa have also made changes with Albie Morkel being rested - the medical staff deciding it would be unwise for him to play two games in three so soon after coming back from injury and Johan Botha being swapped for Robin Peterson.

9.40am Liam's opening gambit is full of cheer: "It's a bright and sunny Northwest morning, a few wispy cirrus clouds but nothing at all to threaten the cricket. There's a good crowd in already, it certainly seems there's greater interest in the game here than there was at Bloemfontein, there was even a queue to get in at 9.15am this morning."

9.30am Hello, good morning and welcome to the 2nd ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe. The news from Potchefstroom is that Zimbabwe have won the toss and will bat. Good start for the visitors, their batting has been very good throughout this tour and it means an early chance for Brendan Taylor to stamp his class and authority all over South Africa again.

I'm Sahil and I'll be joined by Abhishek and Nitin later on to bring you all the action. Liam Brickhill has been a busy man of late. Not only is he at the ground but he's previewed this game and has written an intriguing tour diary about Potchefstroom.

0.1

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, good start, some away movement, sneaks past the edge

0.2

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, Taylor more secure here, getting up on his toes to defend

0.3

Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run, touch too short from Langeveldt and Taylor eases a pull down to deep square to get his innings moving

Chamu Chibhabha is the new opener today.

0.4

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, no run, starts confidently, getting forward nicely and full-facing a defence to point

0.5

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, no run, ooh, nervy poke outside off. Feet went nowhere but the hands followed the ball aimlessly

0.6

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, no run, good over ends with a length ball bouncing nicely and forcing Chibhabha to hop to defend

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (3b)
    • BRM Taylor 1 (3b)
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-1-0
1.1

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 wide, Tsotsobe begins his ODI series in thoroughly unglamorous fashion, shoving a short ball down for a leg-side wide

1.1

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, much better this time, bending in a little, hint of extra bounce, beats Taylor's attempted leg-side nurdle

1.2

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, back of a length once more, but this time outside off stump and Taylor looks very strong in that region, defending crisply

1.3

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, this was a good delivery, dragging Taylor forward and finding an outside edge

1.4

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, Taylor attempts a pull shot but it looks a touch ungainly as he misses and it crashes into his belly

1.5

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, nicely timed off the front foot towards point where Duminy misfields and allows a single

1.6

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, calmly left alone outside off stump

End of over 2 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (4b)
    • BRM Taylor 2 (8b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-2-0
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-1-0
2.1

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, a touch too short given the swing out there, Taylor defends easily

2.2

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, what's been good about Langeveldt so far has been the lack of width on offer, nothing for Taylor to free his arms at

2.3

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, once again the line is nothing but very straight and Taylor defends watchfully

2.4

Langeveldt to Taylor, FOUR, he looks a classy operator with shots like this, Taylor gets a fraction, nothing more than half a foot, of width and crisply punches a back-foot drive through extra cover for four

2.5

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, Langeveldt corrects his line immediately, honing into the off-stump channel. Defended

2.6

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, flash and a miss outside off, the batsman will feel he's missed out, the bowler will feel unlucky

End of over 3 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 7/0 (RR: 2.33)

    • BRM Taylor 6 (14b 1x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (4b)
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-5-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-2-0
3.1

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, good start to a new Tsotsobe over, swinging in on a full length and forcing a careful defence

3.2

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, glorious, quite expansive leave by Chibhabha outside off, real flourish as he lifted his bat far out of trouble

3.3

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, still Chibhabha is on the dreaded zero, but his defence is calm

3.4

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, slower ball, with the fingers rolled over the top, Chibhabha defends

3.5

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 wide, banged in very short, Chibhabha nods by way of ducking

3.5

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, good delivery here, classic left-armer delivery, pushed across the flat-footed right-hander, who pokes at it rather tamely

3.6

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, good over ends well, Tsotsobe finding in inside edge as Chibhabha tries to force through the off side

End of over 4 (1 run) Zimbabwe 8/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (10b)
    • BRM Taylor 6 (14b 1x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-3-0
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-5-0
4.1

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, another leave, Taylor is too compact to leave with the expanse Chibhabha does but the effect is much the same

4.2

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, Taylor staying low in his crease and looking very watchful and eager as he defends

4.3

Langeveldt to Taylor, FOUR, top shot, so simple, Taylor gets deep into his crease and pulls a shortish ball from outside off through midwicket

4.4

Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run, he's very strong outside off stump and Langeveldt dishes up a shortish widish ball that is slapped to deep point

4.5

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, 1 wide, Langeveldt finally adjusts his length, going fuller to find some swing, but falls victim to cricket's oldest rule - the ball does not swing away from outside leg stump

4.5

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha's away! What relief. Nurdles one into space and scampers off

4.6

Langeveldt to Taylor, FOUR, poor delivery, shoved down the leg side, Taylor works it away with all the timing you'd expect of a man in his form and collects another boundary. Good over that for the tourists, they really needed it

End of over 5 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 19/0 (RR: 3.80)

    • BRM Taylor 15 (19b 3x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 1 (11b)
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-16-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-3-0
5.1

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, Tsotsobe delivers another slower ball, and then practices it as he walks back to his mark, in between Taylor missed a leg-side hoik that thudded off his body for one

5.2

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, good delivery here, angling across Taylor who fiddles at it needlessly

5.3

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 2 runs, how did Taylor get away with this!? Oh deary me. Slower ball, Taylor tried to flick it into the leg side and got nothing much of it, it looped into the leg side, hanging for an age in the air before plonking down into space, deep square couldn't run in in time to take it. Big let off

5.4

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, ooh, another leading edge as Taylor tries to fiddle into the leg side, loose batting

5.5

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, beaten this time! What's got into Taylor!? Dreadful poke outside off

5.6

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, finally something approaching solidity as Taylor defends

End of over 6 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 22/0 (RR: 3.66)

    • BRM Taylor 17 (24b 3x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 1 (12b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-5-0
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-16-0
6.1

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, Langeveldt is lucky to get away with this, speared down the leg side and flicks the thigh

6.2

Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, much better - full, straight, blocked

6.3

Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run, touch slower, outside off stump, Taylor steers it to third man

6.4

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, no run, Chibhabha crouches low to duck under a bouncer, which wasn't high enough for the umpires to call one for the over

6.5

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, no run, good length, good line, good defence, good cricket

6.6

Langeveldt to Chibhabha, SIX, wow, that's one way to inject some life into an innings! Chibhabha edges down the wicket, Langeveldt sees him coming and bangs it in short, the batsman responds by a straight-armed jab pull over midwicket for six! It was only his second scoring shot!

End of over 7 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 30/0 (RR: 4.28)

    • CJ Chibhabha 7 (16b 1x6)
    • BRM Taylor 18 (26b 3x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-23-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-5-0
7.1

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, short ball which Taylor wheels away down to deep square

7.2

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, very correctly defended off the front foot

7.3

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 3 runs, nicely played, crisp flick through straightish midwicket

7.4

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, after his aberration a couple of overs ago, Taylor seems to have reverted to his compact type, defending nicely

7.5

Tsotsobe to Taylor, FOUR, bosh! Just a fraction of width and Taylor creamed it through cover

7.6

Tsotsobe to Taylor, no run, having taken the boundary the ball before Taylor feels happy to leave alone

End of over 8 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 38/0 (RR: 4.75)

    • BRM Taylor 23 (30b 4x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 10 (18b 1x6)
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-13-0
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-23-0

Smith makes his first change of the game - here's Wayne Parnell. He bowled a lot better as the game went on at Bloemfontein.

8.1

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, good start, on a length and line and defended

8.2

Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 run, once again it's quietly defended into space for a single

8.3

Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, good delivery here, tight off-stump line, squirted to third man

8.4

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, no room to work with, just simple defence

8.5

Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, thuds away off the pads into the leg side

8.6

Parnell to Taylor, no run, good finish to a good over, bang on a length and line and Taylor has to defend

End of over 9 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 41/0 (RR: 4.55)

    • BRM Taylor 24 (32b 4x4)
    • CJ Chibhabha 11 (22b 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-2-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-13-0

Here's Liam: "One of the many little desert sparrows that abound here has taken up residence in the rafters of the open-air pressbox. chirp chirp! Hasn't stopped in 20 minutes!" Poor fellow, no birds in the office at Hammersmith!

9.1

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, good line, probing around off stump and defended

9.2

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, no run, slightly fuller from Tsotsobe and defended steadily again

9.3

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 run, much better from Chibhabha, earns a single by defending down the ground and scampering a quick single

9.4

Tsotsobe to Taylor, FOUR, having bowled three good balls Tsotsobe conspires to drag down a short one, Taylor latches on to it, pulling firmly to the midwicket rope

9.5

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 wide, oops, pushed too far across the right-hander, barely hits the cut strip

9.5

Tsotsobe to Taylor, 1 run, the sort of shot that makes commentators coo and batsmen smirk smugly - late dab towards third man - but it's only for one, I don't get the fuss

9.6

Tsotsobe to Chibhabha, 1 run, having seen his parter just do it, Chibhabha wants to join in the late-cut fun, and does so effectively enough to pick up the single

End of over 10 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 49/0 (RR: 4.90)

    • CJ Chibhabha 13 (26b 1x6)
    • BRM Taylor 29 (34b 5x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 5-0-21-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-2-0

South Africa are happy enough with how things have gone so have taken the Bowling Powerplay. That's passage 67.8 in the Big Book of Captaincy Cliches, by the way.

10.1

Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 run, Zimbabwe bring up their 50 with Chibhabha working into the leg side

10.2

Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, strangled shout as Parnell finds bat a pad with a full ball

10.3

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, ooh, too close to cut but Chibhabha tried to anyway, cramped for room and missed it

10.4

Parnell to Chibhabha, 1 wide, Parnell's first bad delivery, dragged down short and wide down the leg side

10.4

Parnell to Chibhabha, 3 runs, buzzers! Chibhabha works a fullish ball to mid-on, scampers through for a single but the throw came in, clipped the stumps and ricochetted away for overthrows

10.5

Parnell to Taylor, 1 wide, another poor ball, dragged down the leg side again

10.5

Parnell to Taylor, 1 run, good comeback, straighter ball finds an inside edge and squirts for a single into the leg side

10.6

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, good finish to the over, old-fashioned hit-the-top-of-off stuff

End of over 11 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 57/0 (RR: 5.18)

    • CJ Chibhabha 17 (30b 1x6)
    • BRM Taylor 31 (36b 5x4)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-10-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 5-0-21-0

Smith juggles his act and produces Rusty Theron.

11.1

Theron to Taylor, 1 run, who starts very well indeed, on and around off stump, defended with soft hands by Taylor's feet and a single scampered

11.2

Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, Chibhabha uses the hint of width to steer to deep point

11.3

Theron to Taylor, no run, very good fielding from Miller at midwicket, diving nicely to his right, saves a couple from Taylor's leg-side clip

11.4

Theron to Taylor, OUT, Theron strikes! Good change from Smith and it's the big wicket! Taylor defeated by a change of pace - he tried to hoik into the leg side but only managed a top edge that sailed behind him down to de Villiers who pouched it easily. Big breakthrough

BRM Taylor c †de Villiers b Theron 32 (52m 39b 5x4 0x6) SR: 82.05

Sean Williams, who struggled in the opening ODI, is the new man but Chibhabha has strike.

11.5

Theron to Chibhabha, 1 run, worked into the leg side, "two" is the call from the batsman but one is the reality

11.6

Theron to Williams, OUT, gone first ball! Theron has two! Pushed across the left-hander, Williams poked at it with no foot movement at all and got a faint edge behind. What an over!

SC Williams c †de Villiers b Theron 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 12 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 60/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • CJ Chibhabha 19 (32b 1x6)
    • J Theron 1-0-3-2
    • WD Parnell 2-0-10-0
12.1

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, Parnell keeps the pressure up with full, straight ball that Chibhabha defends

12.2

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, more width on offer here but Chibhabha can't time his cut

12.3

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, good delivery once more, back of a length, rising around off stump, Chibhabha can only defend

12.4

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, bouncer this time, not rapid but Parnell has certainly found some rhythm, Chibhabha ducks low to avoid

12.5

Parnell to Chibhabha, no run, shortish ball again, this time Chibhabha drops his hands by way of leaving

12.6

Parnell to Chibhabha, OUT, Parnell strikes this time! Zimbabwe tottering now! Trying to run this down to third man but the touch of extra bounce and pace did for him and a de Villiers snaffles the faint edge

CJ Chibhabha c †de Villiers b Parnell 19 (60m 38b 0x4 1x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 60/3 (RR: 4.61)

    • T Taibu 0 (0b)
    • WD Parnell 3-1-10-1
    • J Theron 1-0-3-2

Well well well, this is what Grant Flower is here for. Bring a cool and experienced head to a crisis. He struggled in the 1st ODI, what can he do here?

13.1

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, good start to Theron's new over, straight and Taibu defends

13.2

Theron to Flower, no run, Flower blocks his first ball very crisply

13.3

Theron to Flower, no run, defended again quietly

13.4

Theron to Flower, 1 run, Theron is forever angling the ball in and Flower uses the angle to nudge into the leg side

13.5

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, the old man is very swift indeed between the sticks, Taibu drops one by his feet and Flower is rocketing through for the single

13.6

Theron to Flower, no run, slower ball to finish the over, Flower forward to defend

End of over 14 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 63/3 (RR: 4.50)

    • GW Flower 1 (4b)
    • T Taibu 2 (2b)
    • J Theron 2-0-6-2
    • WD Parnell 3-1-10-1
14.1

Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, Parnell angles one across Taibu who steers a single down to third man

14.2

Parnell to Flower, 1 run, just back of a length and Flower nudges a quick single into the off side

14.3

Parnell to Taibu, FOUR, lovely shot, Taibu is the classic busy-looking wicketkeeper-batsman, gets some width here and in a flash of arms, wrists and bat sends this racing through to the point boundary

14.4

Parnell to Taibu, FOUR, and again! Top shot to a bad ball, crashing a cut shot for four

14.5

Parnell to Taibu, no run, Parnell gets his line right this time and Taibu misses a leg-side flick

14.6

Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, touch of extra bounce, Taibu rises with it and with a flick of the wrists sends the ball down to third man for a single

End of over 15 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 74/3 (RR: 4.93)

    • T Taibu 12 (7b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 2 (5b)
    • WD Parnell 4-1-21-1
    • J Theron 2-0-6-2
15.1

Theron to Taibu, no run, short ball to start the over, Taibu sways out the way

15.2

Theron to Taibu, no run, Theron has no great pace but has kept a very tight line indeed, nothing for the batsmen to pick off

15.3

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu wanders across to the off side and dabs into leg, calling Flower through for another swift single

15.4

Theron to Flower, 1 run, slower ball finds Flower's inside edge, trickles away for a single

15.5

Theron to Taibu, no run, ooh, play and a miss outside off, this holds its line and Taibu fences quite aimlessly at it

15.6

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, worked behind square on the leg side for a strike-stealing single

High time for a drink. Though probably not the kind of drink the crowd seem to be guzzling. Sadly.

End of over 16 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 77/3 (RR: 4.81)

    • T Taibu 14 (12b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 3 (6b)
    • J Theron 3-0-9-2
    • WD Parnell 4-1-21-1

Time for some spin, here's Robin Peterson.

16.1

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, starts well, around off stump and pushed to cover

16.2

Peterson to Flower, 1 run, Flower down the wicket and driving a single to long-off

16.3

Peterson to Taibu, no run, Taibu tries to work a single into the leg side but can't

16.4

Peterson to Taibu, no run, touch of spin here, defeats Taibu as he tries to work to leg

16.5

Peterson to Taibu, 2 runs, some width that Taibu uses to crack to deep point

16.6

Peterson to Taibu, no run, good finish to the over as Taibu defends back to the bowler

End of over 17 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 81/3 (RR: 4.76)

    • T Taibu 17 (17b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 4 (7b)
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-4-0
    • J Theron 3-0-9-2
17.1

Theron to Flower, 2 runs, Theron angles one into the hips and Flower works to deep midwicket for a couple

17.2

Theron to Flower, 2 runs, this is again on the legs and Flower again works it away into the leg side for a single

17.3

Theron to Flower, FOUR, shot! That's probably the first shot he's timed in international cricket for about six years, shoved down the leg side by Theron and clipped very firmly through midwicket

17.4

Theron to Flower, 1 run, defended with soft hands into the off side and Flower races off for one

17.5

Theron to Taibu, no run, defended quietly into the off side

17.6

Theron to Taibu, no run, Taibu pokes a defence into the off side and screams "NO!" as he sees Flower tearing up the other end

End of over 18 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 90/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • T Taibu 17 (19b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 13 (11b 1x4)
    • J Theron 4-0-18-2
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-4-0
18.1

Peterson to Flower, 1 run, lovely shot, skipping down the wicket and driving with the straightest of bats past the bowler

18.2

Peterson to Taibu, 2 runs, Taibu eases a drive through the covers and scampers two

18.3

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, nicely driven again into the off side for a single

18.4

Peterson to Flower, 1 run, played with soft hands towards cover for another quick single

18.5

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, quicker ball is dropped a touch shorter and Taibu is back and pulling in a flash, without much timing for a single

18.6

Peterson to Flower, 1 run, Flower completes an fine exhibition of middle-over milking but dabbing a single to midwicket

End of over 19 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 97/3 (RR: 5.10)

    • GW Flower 16 (14b 1x4)
    • T Taibu 21 (22b 2x4)
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-11-0
    • J Theron 4-0-18-2
19.1

Parnell to Flower, 1 run, slower ball from Parnell to begin a new spell, Flower looks in good order today and works a single to deep square

19.2

Parnell to Taibu, no run, another slower ball and Taibu tries to work a single but finds the fielder

19.3

Parnell to Taibu, no run, good line here, good length too, heading for off stump until Taibu defends

19.4

Parnell to Taibu, no run, back of a length this time, Taibu will be disappointed not to have beaten point with his cut shot

19.5

Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, fuller ball that's driven crisply past a diving cover for a single

19.6

Parnell to Flower, no run, back of a length and defended calmly

Time for a change here - Abhishek to take over.

End of over 20 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 99/3 (RR: 4.95)

    • GW Flower 17 (16b 1x4)
    • T Taibu 22 (26b 2x4)
    • WD Parnell 5-1-23-1
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-11-0

Thanks Sahil

20.1

Peterson to Taibu, no run, flighted on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

20.2

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single, the 100 is up

20.3

Peterson to Flower, no run, quicker, flatter, coming into Flower, who guides it to short third off the back foot

20.4

Peterson to Flower, no run, skips down the track and drives, but straight to extra cover

20.5

Peterson to Flower, 1 run, this time Peterson strays onto the pads, and is worked away square for one

round the wicket to Taibu

20.6

Peterson to Taibu, no run, full delivery, nice flight there, driven crisply to extra cover

End of over 21 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 101/3 (RR: 4.80)

    • T Taibu 23 (29b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 18 (19b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-13-0
    • WD Parnell 5-1-23-1

More spin. Duminy comes on

21.1

Duminy to Flower, 2 leg byes, fullish delivery on the legs from round the stumps, Flower comes down the track, missed the ball, is hit on the pads, a needless overthrow concedes two

21.2

Duminy to Flower, FOUR, full on the legs, worked away through midwicket, the man from deep square leg runs across and puts in the dive, but can't stop it, a bit of sloppy work there

21.3

Duminy to Flower, OUT, and he is gone! it was flighted on the middle stump, he again skipped down the track, was completely beaten in flight, and turned to hear the death rattle behind him, JP strikes

GW Flower b Duminy 22 (32m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Ervine is in

21.4

Duminy to Ervine, no run, nicely flighted on middle again, defended off the front foot

21.5

Duminy to Ervine, no run, beaten outside off, this one was shorter in length

21.6

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, driven down to long-off to end a successful over

End of over 22 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 108/4 (RR: 4.90)

    • CR Ervine 1 (3b)
    • T Taibu 23 (29b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-5-1
    • RJ Peterson 3-0-13-0

Peterson over the wicket

22.1

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, driven down to long-on

round the wicket for the right-handed Taibu

22.2

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, driven down to long-on again for another single

22.3

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, fullish delivery on the stumps again, turns this one away through midwicket

22.4

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, comes forward and turns it away through midwicket for a run, they need to more of this, rotating the strike that is

22.5

Peterson to Ervine, no run, tries to work this one turning in on the leg side, is beaten and hit on the pads

22.6

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, he succeeds this time, flicked away through midwicket

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 113/4 (RR: 4.91)

    • CR Ervine 4 (7b)
    • T Taibu 25 (31b 2x4)
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-18-0
    • JP Duminy 1-0-5-1
23.1

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, floated up outside off, driven away to the man on the sweeper boundary

23.2

Duminy to Taibu, no run, lovely flight from Duminy, a touch shorter in length outside off, Taibu taps and looks to run, but there isn't any

23.3

Duminy to Taibu, 2 runs, outside leg stump this time, swept away to fine leg

23.4

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, same line, similar length, but Taibu thinks this should be reverse-swept, and does so for a single

23.5

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, turned square for another single, nicely done

23.6

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on to retain stike

End of over 24 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 119/4 (RR: 4.95)

    • T Taibu 29 (35b 2x4)
    • CR Ervine 6 (9b)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-11-1
    • RJ Peterson 4-0-18-0
24.1

Peterson to Taibu, no run, defended off the front foot into the off side, Ervine wants one, Taibu shouts "No" and sends him back

24.2

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, driven to the sweeper, and this time Taibu will take the single

24.3

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, turned to square leg for another single

24.4

Peterson to Taibu, no run, inviting the drive outside off, Taibu obliges, but finds extra cover

24.5

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, quicker and flatter on the stumps, he plays it off the back foot through the covers for a run

24.6

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, on the pads, flicked fine for one more

End of over 25 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 123/4 (RR: 4.92)

    • CR Ervine 8 (11b)
    • T Taibu 31 (39b 2x4)
    • RJ Peterson 5-0-22-0
    • JP Duminy 2-0-11-1
25.1

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, long-on is in business again, as this one is driven down to him

25.2

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, short, turning in a shade, Taibu rocks back and pulls it to deep square

25.3

Duminy to Ervine, 2 runs, nicely done by Ervine, drives it wide of long-off, and swift running gives them two

25.4

Duminy to Ervine, no run, bowls it quicker this time, he drives to extra cover, "nicely bowled," chimes AB

25.5

Duminy to Ervine, 1 wide, going down the leg side, and called a wide, AB had the stumps off in a flash, but Ervine is safe

25.5

Duminy to Ervine, no run, what a delivery from Duminy! flighted on off, turning away and beating the outside edge

25.6

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, cut away this time for a single

End of over 26 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 129/4 (RR: 4.96)

    • CR Ervine 12 (16b)
    • T Taibu 32 (40b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-17-1
    • RJ Peterson 5-0-22-0
26.1

Peterson to Ervine, no run, flighted outside off, carefully defended off the front foot

26.2

Peterson to Ervine, no run, comes down the pitch, and turns it square but the fielder is close in and they give up all thoughts of a run

26.3

Peterson to Ervine, 2 runs, swept away to deep fine leg for a couple

26.4

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, fuller this time, driven down to long-on, that man has been busy today

26.5

Peterson to Taibu, no run, nicely bowled, cramping Taibu for room, he can only push it back to the bowler

26.6

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, turned away behind square for a single

End of over 27 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 133/4 (RR: 4.92)

    • T Taibu 33 (42b 2x4)
    • CR Ervine 15 (20b)
    • RJ Peterson 6-0-26-0
    • JP Duminy 3-0-17-1
27.1

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, strays down the leg side, it is helped on its way to fine leg for a single

27.2

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, he strays onto the pads of the left-hander this time, and is flicked away to fine leg

27.3

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, Duminy is persisting with this line outside leg, worked away behind square

27.4

Duminy to Ervine, no run, and just as I say this, he bowls one that pitches on off, and turns away to beat the attempted drive

27.5

Duminy to Ervine, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick single, it would have been close if Smith had hit

27.6

Duminy to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu skips down the track and drives it wide of long-on

End of over 28 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 138/4 (RR: 4.92)

    • T Taibu 36 (45b 2x4)
    • CR Ervine 17 (23b)
    • JP Duminy 4-0-22-1
    • RJ Peterson 6-0-26-0
28.1

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, played towards midwicket, Peterson hares across and keep them to one

28.2

Peterson to Ervine, 2 runs, full delivery on middle, he paddles it down to fine leg

28.3

Peterson to Ervine, no run, gets too close to the pitch of this one outside off as he skips down the track, and drives it back to the bowler

28.4

Peterson to Ervine, no run, slower this time, no room to work with, he can only defend it

28.5

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, worked away through square leg for a single

28.6

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, driven through extra cover for a single, they contemplate another, but wisely decide against it as the throw comes in

End of over 29 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 143/4 (RR: 4.93)

    • T Taibu 38 (47b 2x4)
    • CR Ervine 20 (27b)
    • RJ Peterson 7-0-31-0
    • JP Duminy 4-0-22-1

Langeveldt is back

29.1

Langeveldt to Taibu, no run, starts with one short and wide outside off, but Taibu cuts it straight to point

29.2

Langeveldt to Taibu, 1 run, better line this time, good length on middle, Taibu gets across and works it to midwicket

29.3

Langeveldt to Ervine, no run, bangs it in short, effort ball, Ervine ducks calmly

29.4

Langeveldt to Ervine, no run, shortish ball angling away from Ervine, but he can't beat backward point with the glide

29.5

Langeveldt to Ervine, no run, and again, this time he gets it to the right of the man at backward point, who dives and prevents the single, good effort

29.6

Langeveldt to Ervine, no run, cannot beat point this time

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 144/4 (RR: 4.80)

    • CR Ervine 20 (31b)
    • T Taibu 39 (49b 2x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 5-0-24-0
    • RJ Peterson 7-0-31-0

Sahil back on comms by the way.

30.1

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, cut to to deep point firmly

30.2

Peterson to Ervine, 1 wide, this slips down the leg side

30.2

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, nicely worked from around off stump into the square leg region

30.3

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu tries to force though cover but skews an inside edge down to mid-on

30.4

Peterson to Ervine, no run, defended with a minimum of fuss

30.5

Peterson to Ervine, 1 run, tickled round the corner for a well-run single

30.6

Peterson to Taibu, no run, touch shorter, Taibu tries to cut but can't time it

End of over 31 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 149/4 (RR: 4.80)

    • T Taibu 41 (52b 2x4)
    • CR Ervine 22 (34b)
    • RJ Peterson 8-0-36-0
    • CK Langeveldt 5-0-24-0
31.1

Langeveldt to Ervine, 1 run, calmly turned away to backwards square for a single, not a lot more available for Zimbabwe at this stage

31.2

Langeveldt to Taibu, 1 run, good running gets Taibu a single here, pushed to cover and off straight away

31.3

Langeveldt to Ervine, no run, play and a miss outside off. No real reason for it, perhaps it kept a touch low. 61 deliveries without a boundary

31.4

Langeveldt to Ervine, FOUR, as if on cue, Ervine duly delivers a boundary! Langeveldt drops short and it was pulled very firmly to the midwicket rope

31.5

Langeveldt to Ervine, OUT, gone this time! Ervine tries to repeat the shot but Langeveldt, the canny old fellow he is, held it back a fraction, delivering a slower-ball bouncer, Ervine through the shot too early and top-edged straight to mid-on

CR Ervine c Peterson b Langeveldt 27 (32m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.05

So, big job for the captain now. Zimbabwe are in danger of collapsing in a heap here.

31.6

Langeveldt to Chigumbura, no run, gets a bouncer first up with he tucks under

End of over 32 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 155/5 (RR: 4.84)

    • E Chigumbura 0 (1b)
    • T Taibu 42 (53b 2x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 6-0-30-1
    • RJ Peterson 8-0-36-0
32.1

Peterson to Taibu, no run, defended into the off side

32.2

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, languid drive but only as far as long-off

32.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, pushed firmly to short cover

32.4

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, this time the drive is straighter and is rewarded with a single

32.5

Peterson to Taibu, no run, nothing on offer here as Peterson slings it in a touch straighter

32.6

Peterson to Taibu, no run, worked back to the bowler who fields with a tumble before excitedly picking himself up and throwing back to the keeper

End of over 33 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 157/5 (RR: 4.75)

    • T Taibu 43 (57b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 1 (3b)
    • RJ Peterson 9-0-38-0
    • CK Langeveldt 6-0-30-1

Tsotsobe back into the attack.

33.1

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, 1 run, starts on a length and line, finds the inside-half of the bat and it runs away for a single

33.2

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, defended quietly into the off side

33.3

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 2 runs, they've done well to take two here, pushed towards deepish point and a lung-busting effort to get back

33.4

Tsotsobe to Taibu, FOUR, lovely shot, Taibu is fell of ability, reads a slower ball here and slaps straight over the bowler's head for four

33.5

Tsotsobe to Taibu, FOUR, 50 for Taibu and gets there in style! Crashes a shortish ball through straightish cover with a flick of the wrists, he's played really well this innings after rightly being pushed up the order

33.6

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, width again from the bowler, worked into the off side for another single

End of over 34 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 169/5 (RR: 4.97)

    • T Taibu 54 (62b 4x4)
    • E Chigumbura 2 (4b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 6-0-33-0
    • RJ Peterson 9-0-38-0
34.1

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, tickled into the leg side

34.2

Peterson to Chigumbura, no run, driven firmly but straight to cover

34.3

Peterson to Chigumbura, 2 runs, this time the drive beats cover and earns a couple

34.4

Peterson to Chigumbura, 1 run, good shot this, very straight bat flowing through the ball to send it down to long-off

34.5

Peterson to Taibu, no run, nudged back to the bowler quietly

34.6

Peterson to Taibu, 1 run, just a hint of width allows Taibu to flash his arms through the ball, take a single, and close a decent spell from Peterson. Nothing magic but accurate enough on international comeback

End of over 35 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 174/5 (RR: 4.97)

    • T Taibu 56 (65b 4x4)
    • E Chigumbura 5 (7b)
    • RJ Peterson 10-0-43-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 6-0-33-0
35.1

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, flash and a miss outside off, the ball was there for it - short and wide, but Taibu missed it

35.2

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, Tsotsobe switches to around the wicket and angles this into Taibu who defends

35.3

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, gently stroked with no timing at all to cover for a single

35.4

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, 1 wide, banged in short, too short for the umpire's liking

35.4

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, 1 run, fuller this time and driven straight to mid-off who is deep enough to allow a single

35.5

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, good delivery here, finds some extra bounce, Taibu rises with it and dabs to point

35.6

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, poked down to third man to finish the over

That will be drinks

End of over 36 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 178/5 (RR: 4.94)

    • T Taibu 58 (70b 4x4)
    • E Chigumbura 6 (8b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 7-0-37-0
    • RJ Peterson 10-0-43-0

Theron is back into the attack.

36.1

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, starts with a widish one that is cracked through cover for a single

36.2

Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushed with soft hands into the off side for another strike-turner

36.3

Theron to Taibu, no run, Taibu misses an attempted pull and then wants a single after it thuds into his body, is sent back by his parter

36.4

Theron to Taibu, SIX, shot! Good thing he was sent back the previous ball. Taibu picks a slower ball and whips it over long-on for six!

36.5

Theron to Taibu, no run, defended carefully by his feet, wants a single but can't have it

36.6

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, inside edge squirts to leg to get a single

End of over 37 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 187/5 (RR: 5.05)

    • T Taibu 66 (75b 4x4 1x6)
    • E Chigumbura 7 (9b)
    • J Theron 5-0-27-2
    • LL Tsotsobe 7-0-37-0
37.1

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, calmly defended

37.2

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, pushed gently into the overs and some swift running earns a single

37.3

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, FOUR, this is shoved down the leg side and whipped flamboyantly, with a whirl of the wrists to the deep square boundary, where despite a diving effort, Theron can't prevent four

37.4

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, no run, better ball this time and Chigumbura defends

37.5

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, no run, shortish and straightish and Chigumbura is up on his toes to defend

37.6

Tsotsobe to Chigumbura, 1 run, flicked airily down to deep square but it arrives on the bounce to the fielder

End of over 38 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 193/5 (RR: 5.07)

    • E Chigumbura 12 (13b 1x4)
    • T Taibu 67 (77b 4x4 1x6)
    • LL Tsotsobe 8-0-43-0
    • J Theron 5-0-27-2
38.1

Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run, Theron starts a new over well, angling it in as always, dropped towards point and a scampered single

38.2

Theron to Taibu, no run, ooh, play and a miss outside off

38.3

Theron to Taibu, no run, and again! Touch of reverse perhaps? Just drifts away late and past Taibu's outside edge

38.4

Theron to Taibu, 1 run, enough width here for Taibu to steer to third man securely

38.5

Theron to Chigumbura, OUT, Theron strikes again! Just when Zimbabwe were building a stand. Chigumbura gets some width but it's a slower ball which finds an inside edge that goes onto the stumps

E Chigumbura b Theron 13 (28m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

38.6

Theron to Dabengwa, no run, ooh beaten first ball! Good delivery too, bounce and bit of zip, climbing past the outside edge

End of over 39 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 195/6 (RR: 5.00)

    • KM Dabengwa 0 (1b)
    • T Taibu 68 (80b 4x4 1x6)
    • J Theron 6-0-29-3
    • LL Tsotsobe 8-0-43-0
39.1

Tsotsobe to Taibu, no run, good line to start the over, Taibu can do nothing but defend

39.2

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, poked towards cover point where Duminy swooped an almost pulled off an excellent run out, he's been a livewire at point

39.3

Tsotsobe to Dabengwa, 1 run, nicely played by Dabengwa, getting over to the offside and flicking to leg

39.4

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 wide, oops, ugly delivery, shoved well down leg

39.4

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 2 runs, Zimbabwe's 200 is up with a neat cover drive, but they'll need a big final 10 overs

39.5

Tsotsobe to Taibu, 1 run, guided down to third man again to rotate the strike

39.6

Tsotsobe to Dabengwa, 1 run, Tsotsobe seems to be in a bit of trouble here, grabbing the tendon by his knee rather uncomfortably, or maybe he's annoyed that this was so casually worked into the leg side for a single

End of over 40 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 202/6 (RR: 5.05)

    • KM Dabengwa 2 (3b)
    • T Taibu 72 (84b 4x4 1x6)
    • LL Tsotsobe 9-0-50-0
    • J Theron 6-0-29-3

Here's Wayne Parnell again.

40.1

Parnell to Dabengwa, 1 run, slower ball to start with, wheeled away behind square for a single

40.2

Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, banged in short and pulled very firmly to deep square

40.3

Parnell to Dabengwa, 1 run, nicely done here from Dabengwa, dropping to cover point and scampering one

Tsotsobe is getting some treatment on the boundary rope.

40.4

Parnell to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu rises with this shortish ball and guides down towards deep point

40.5

Parnell to Dabengwa, no run, bouncer which Dabengwa wants nothing to do with, swaying out the way

40.6

Parnell to Dabengwa, 1 run, short ball again, not a great over this, pulled away to keep the strike

End of over 41 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 207/6 (RR: 5.04)

    • KM Dabengwa 5 (7b)
    • T Taibu 74 (86b 4x4 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 6-1-28-1
    • LL Tsotsobe 9-0-50-0

Smith full of tricks, here's Langeveldt again.

41.1

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, no run, starts with a good one, outside off that slips past Dabengwa's outside edge

41.2

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, FOUR, shot! In the slot from the bowler and Dabengwa stands still before easing his arms through the ball and sending it handsomely over the bowler's head for four

41.3

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, 1 run, guided away fine to third man where Parnell skirts round and fields sharply to keep it to one

41.4

Langeveldt to Taibu, no run, Taibu can only defend this

41.5

Langeveldt to Taibu, 2 runs, juicy full toss dished up but Taibu gets too much of a leg-side tickle, wanted it finer than he got it so only a couple

41.6

Langeveldt to Taibu, 2 runs, frenetic two here, Taibu dropped it to point, who ran in, swooped and failed to gather, Taibu had the single done in a flash and scampered back for a second

End of over 42 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 216/6 (RR: 5.14)

    • T Taibu 78 (89b 4x4 1x6)
    • KM Dabengwa 10 (10b 1x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 7-0-39-1
    • WD Parnell 6-1-28-1
42.1

Parnell to Dabengwa, SIX, woah! Where was Dabengwa in the first game!? This is massive! Slower ball from Parnell right into the hitting arc and it was heaved over midwicket

42.2

Parnell to Dabengwa, no run, this time he defends a better ball, Parnell started the day well but has fallen away, sign of someone not quite at their best on the way back from injury

42.3

Parnell to Dabengwa, no run, good delivery here, touch more menace in it, moving away a fraction off the pitch past the outside edge

42.4

Parnell to Dabengwa, no run, bouncer this time that Dabengwa ducks under it

42.5

Parnell to Dabengwa, SIX, and again! This wasn't quite as well timed but six more! Call on the Powerplay Dabengwa's in charge now! Short ball, poor ball really, but it was heaved over square leg

42.6

Parnell to Dabengwa, no run, follows a boundary with a very correct forward block

End of over 43 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 228/6 (RR: 5.30)

    • KM Dabengwa 22 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • T Taibu 78 (89b 4x4 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 7-1-40-1
    • CK Langeveldt 7-0-39-1

Dabengwa's charge has indeed ushered in the Batting Powerplay. Let's just hope a wicket doesn't fall early. This match needs plenty of runs to stay interesting.

43.1

Langeveldt to Taibu, OUT, oh dear. Taibu's gone! Or has he? Simple enough outside edge, went low to Theron at short third man who claimed the catch. The South African's were celebrating by Taibu hangs around. Eventually he's sent on his way and it ends an excellent innings.

T Taibu c Theron b Langeveldt 78 (118m 90b 4x4 1x6) SR: 86.66

43.2

Langeveldt to Utseya, no run, excellent delivery to Utseya first up, full and straight at defended

43.3

Langeveldt to Utseya, no run, expansive drive but it picks out short cover

43.4

Langeveldt to Utseya, no run, this is an excellent over so far, nothing for Utseya to work with

43.5

Langeveldt to Utseya, no run, could we have a wicket maiden to greet the Powerplay!? Bouncer here that Utseya sways out the way of

43.6

Langeveldt to Utseya, 1 run, single taken to finish the over, so no maiden, but very very good

End of over 44 (1 run) Zimbabwe 229/7 (RR: 5.20)

    • P Utseya 1 (5b)
    • KM Dabengwa 22 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • CK Langeveldt 8-0-40-2
    • WD Parnell 7-1-40-1
44.1

Theron to Utseya, 1 run, slower ball, stabbed rather ungracefully into the covers

44.2

Theron to Dabengwa, no run, nothing on offer here, quietly defended

44.3

Theron to Dabengwa, 1 run, good full length, not much room for Dabengwa to get any leverage and can only bunt a single

44.4

Theron to Utseya, 1 run, shortish ball that Utseya tries to smash away, only gets a top edge that sails down towards fine leg on the bounce, a swifter fielding effort could have made a chance of that

44.5

Theron to Dabengwa, FOUR, shot! Excellent work from Dabengwa, clear-headed clean hitting, leg plonked down, big arms swing through the line to send it down to the deep square boundary

44.6

Theron to Dabengwa, no run, ooh, beaten outside off stump. Better length, much fuller, and an attempted flash was missed. Dabengwa is the key here

End of over 45 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 236/7 (RR: 5.24)

    • KM Dabengwa 27 (20b 2x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 3 (7b)
    • J Theron 7-0-36-3
    • CK Langeveldt 8-0-40-2
45.1

Langeveldt to Utseya, FOUR, shot! Attempted yorker missed and crashed back down the ground for four

45.2

Langeveldt to Utseya, 2 runs, two this time, worked into the leg side

45.3

Langeveldt to Utseya, 1 leg bye, just a single here, thudded off the pads

45.4

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, Dabengwa drags it and works it to mid on

45.5

Langeveldt to Utseya, 1 run, Utseya pulls it to Duminy at deep square, he takes it on one bounce

45.6

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, 1 wide, shoved very wide of off stump

45.6

Langeveldt to Dabengwa, no run, swing and a miss outside off stump

End of over 46 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 246/7 (RR: 5.34)

    • KM Dabengwa 28 (22b 2x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 10 (11b 1x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 9-0-49-2
    • J Theron 7-0-36-3

Abhishek to take you through to the end of this innings

46.1

Theron to Utseya, FOUR, fired in full on leg stump, he had an almighty swipe at it, and it went over square leg for four

46.2

Theron to Utseya, 1 leg bye, and again Rusty fires this on leg, this time there is no connection though there is an attempted swipe, and the ball rolls off the pads for a leg bye towards covers

46.3

Theron to Dabengwa, OUT, lovely, lovely slower one from Theron, cut away from outside leg stump, Dabengwa tried to work it on the on side, the bat face closed early, and the top edge balloons to the left of de Villiers who accepts his fourth catch of the innings gleefully

KM Dabengwa c †de Villiers b Theron 28 (39m 23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 121.73

46.4

Theron to Utseya, 1 leg bye, Theron with the full delivery on leg stump, goes off the pads towards fine leg

46.5

Theron to Cremer, 1 run, straighter and quicker this time on middle, he pushes it down to mid off and they take the single

46.6

Theron to Utseya, 2 runs, yet another slower one, fuller this time, Utseya tries to go full blast over extra cover, not much timing on that shot and it falls between the two fielders at cover and extra cover

End of over 47 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 255/8 (RR: 5.42)

    • P Utseya 16 (15b 2x4)
    • AG Cremer 1 (1b)
    • J Theron 8-0-43-4
    • CK Langeveldt 9-0-49-2
47.1

Parnell to Cremer, 1 run, fullish ball on the legs, flicked through midwicket

47.2

Parnell to Utseya, FOUR, a bit predictable with that full leg stump line, and Utseya gets down on one knee and scoops it over short fine for a boundary, cheeky

47.3

Parnell to Utseya, 2 runs, good comeback from Parnell, yorker length on the stumps, dug into the off side, South Africa have been liberal with the overthrows, and concede another one

47.4

Parnell to Utseya, OUT, gone this time! hits this one on leg straight to the man at square leg, he wanted to go much squarer, but it came of the inside half of the bat, end of a breezy little knock from Utseya

P Utseya c Peterson b Parnell 22 (25m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Masakadza, Shingirai is in

47.5

Parnell to Masakadza, 1 wide, Parnell strays down too far down the leg side and its called a wide

47.5

Parnell to Masakadza, 1 run, another leg stump delivery, turned square for a single

47.6

Parnell to Cremer, 1 wide, Parnell is overdoing this leg stump line, strays down the pads for a wide again

47.6

Parnell to Cremer, 2 runs, better line on off stump and fuller this time, driven to the right of mid off, who puts in the dive but the ball slides past him and they have enough time to take a couple

End of over 48 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 267/9 (RR: 5.56)

    • AG Cremer 4 (3b)
    • SW Masakadza 1 (1b)
    • WD Parnell 8-1-52-2
    • J Theron 8-0-43-4
48.1

Theron to Masakadza, 1 run, full on middle, he is struck on the pads, Theron appeals for the leg before but the umpire doesn't think its out

48.2

Theron to Cremer, OUT, there's no need for the appeal this time, as another beautifully bowled slower one cleans up Cremer, it was short of a good length outside off and came back in ... ever so slowly ... to go past his cross-batted swipe and hit the top of off stump, and thats a fifer for Rusty, in only his second ODI, well done

AG Cremer b Theron 4 (20m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Right, Zimbabwe have got to a decent total, though they would've wished to have had a few more on this pitch that has looked good for batting. Will South Africa wrap up the series here? Join us in 40 minutes for the chase.

Tatenda Taibu's efficient 78 has lifted Zimbabwe to 268. Brendan Taylor looked in great touch again before he became the first of Rusty Theron's five victims, who used the slower ball cleverly. Several Zimbabwe batsmen got starts but only Taibu went on to make a big score.

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