Chatara to Charles,
not this time! Having pinged the cover boundary, Charles looks to launch this into the clear blue sky beyond deep midwicket, but a full length delivery beats his hoick and rattles the stumps. It was a horrid stroke, to be honest, and young Chatara is very pleased with the dismissal.
J Charles b Chatara 10 (14m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00
Mushangwe to Bravo,
well held by Taylor! Bravo attempted to repeat the stroke, but this time went at it a little too hard and send a swirling top edge up in the region of short third man. Taylor immediately set off after it, and timed his dive to perfection to hold the catch. The Zimbabwe captain failed a fitness test before this tour, but he was after this in double quick time!
DJ Bravo c †Taylor b Mushangwe 24 (22m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.00
Utseya to Barnwell,
and the field change brings a wicket! Barnwell stepped right away to leg, looking to hammer a cut through the sparse cover field, but Utseya looped the offspinner down straight and true, the ball spinning in to rattle the stumps. Barnwell tried too hard to manufacture something there.
CD Barnwell b Utseya 7 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00
Mushangwe to Simmons,
gone this time! Simmons sliced at this one, but still hit it very hard. The ball flew low towards Ervine at long off, never getting more than fifteen feet off the ground. Ervine sprinted forward and timed his dive really well to pluck the ball out of the air inches from the turf. He gets a big hug from a smiling bowler for his efforts.
LMP Simmons c Ervine b Mushangwe 41 (52m 39b 1x4 2x6) SR: 105.12
Mutombodzi to Sammy,
relief for Zimbabwe! Sammy waits in the crease and sets himself to blast this one straight, but slices underneath the ball and long off holds onto a high chance. It's not the wicket Zimbabwe wanted, but right now, it'll do!
DJG Sammy c Sibanda b Mutombodzi 19 (22m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 158.33
Mutombodzi to Russell,
Mutombodzi gets another! Russell didn't bother to give himself a sighter, slog-sweeping his first ball high to midwicket, but straight into the wind. Ervine got under it, and held the catch cleanly.
AD Russell c Ervine b Mutombodzi 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mpofu to Ramdin,
that's a decent start! Mpofu slings down an inswinging yorker, at no great pace but aimed right at the toes. Ramdin jabbed down at it, but not quickly enough to protect his stumps.
D Ramdin b Mpofu 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00