Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series, Final: Zimbabwe XI v South Africa XI at Harare, Jun 24, 2012
Zimbabwe XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club
24 June 2012 (20-over match)
2.2

Jarvis to du Plessis, no run, oh, Du Plessis has come a little way down the pitch and tries to flick that away on the leg-side, gets some bat, some pad and it veers into the off

2.3

Jarvis to du Plessis, no run, full and moves away, left alone to the sounds of Zimbabwe's crowd signing their famed "hey, hey, hey" song

2.4

Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, full and on leg-stump, Du Plessis moves to the off side and plays that to short fine leg, he has his first run

2.6

Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, yorker-length and it surprises Du Plesiss. He falls over as he digs it out to deep backward square, that's three overs with not a single boundary, good work from Zimbabwe

South Africa XI 13/2   F du Plessis 2* (4b)
3.1

Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 wide, not so good this time, down the leg-side from Mpofu, he has been guilty of this in a few matches so far

3.1

Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 wide, trying too hard, bangs that in short, Du Plessis wants to pull but as he swings wildly, that goes down the legside for another wide

3.1

Mpofu to du Plessis, no run, much better, directs that at offstump and Du Plessis is on his toes, driving into the covers

3.2

Mpofu to du Plessis, no run, full and on offstump, Du Plessis plays and gets a small touch. The ball lands just behind the stumps and he thinks of a run, Taylor swoops in to stop it

3.3

Mpofu to du Plessis, no run, just back of a length, its the cutter again and Du Plessis is coming forward, that bounces on him and he can't fend it off the handle

3.4

Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 run, nudged into the leg-side as Du Plessis breaks the run of dot balls in this over

South Africa XI 16/2   F du Plessis 3* (8b)
4.1

Utseya to du Plessis, no run, tries to cut away but makes no contact

4.2

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, touch shorter and wristily played into the leg-side

South Africa XI 17/2   F du Plessis 4* (10b)
5.1

Muzhange to du Plessis, no run, doing what he does best, full and well directed, Du Plessis charges him but swings and misses

5.2

Muzhange to du Plessis, no run, good bowling from Muzhange, full again and Du Plessis wants to dab down to third man but makes no contact

5.3

Muzhange to du Plessis, FOUR, full again but width this time and Du Plessis likes to come dancing down, he smacks that through the off side and gets his first boundary

5.4

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 wide, touch shorter but too wide outside off

5.4

Muzhange to du Plessis, FOUR, full toss, Du Plessis gets a gift there, drives as he comes down the pitch into the gap between point and cover

5.5

Muzhange to du Plessis, 2 runs, Dropped: slices in the air over the covers, it's gone very high off the outside edge and Stuart Matsikenyeri is in two minds whether to backpedal or turn and run. In the end he does neither properly and clangs that.

5.6

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, Du Plessis keeps coming down the wicket, drives to mid-off to end a good over for South Africa.

South Africa XI 39/2   F du Plessis 15* (16b 2x4)
6.1

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, driven to long-on

6.3

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, tapped to short mid-wicket, nudge and run stuff here

6.5

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, hit past point, just evades the fielder there, singles off every ball in this over so far

South Africa XI 44/2   F du Plessis 18* (19b 2x4)
7.1

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 run, immediately played into the off side for a quick run

7.5

Cremer to du Plessis, no run, Cremer keeping the lid on, full and defended into the covers

7.6

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 run, turned away to mid-wicket, a successful over for Zimbabwe

South Africa XI 47/3   F du Plessis 20* (22b 2x4)
8.1

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, defended back to Utseya

8.3

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run

8.4

Utseya to du Plessis, 2 runs

8.5

Utseya to du Plessis, no run

8.6

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run

South Africa XI 52/3   F du Plessis 24* (27b 2x4)
9.1

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 run, driven down to long-off, Du Plessis showing some great footwork

9.3

Cremer to du Plessis, no run, driven to mid-wicket, quick fielding quells any thoughts of a run

9.4

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg, Taylor almost appeals but that was certainly going down and too high

9.6

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 run, makes some room and slaps to deep mid-wicket, halfway through for South Africa and the going has been fairly tough.

South Africa XI 57/3   F du Plessis 26* (31b 2x4)
10.1

Utseya to du Plessis, 3 runs, Driven in the air to the covers, Cremer lets it through his legs and the ball rolls to the boundary, there's thoughts of a third and they get it comfortably

10.3

Utseya to du Plessis, 1 run, driven wider this time, down to long-off

10.6

Utseya to du Plessis, 2 runs, played on the leg-side, but of a fumble but they get there

South Africa XI 65/4   F du Plessis 32* (34b 2x4)
11.2

Waller to du Plessis, 1 run, Tapped past square leg

South Africa XI 67/4   F du Plessis 33* (35b 2x4)
12.4

Cremer to du Plessis, no run, full and keeps Du Plessis rooted to the crease

12.5

Cremer to du Plessis, 1 run, bit of air and driven down to long on

South Africa XI 78/5   F du Plessis 34* (37b 2x4)
13.1

Waller to du Plessis, 1 run, in the air from Du Plessis, chipped to mid-on but lands safely

13.3

Waller to du Plessis, 2 runs, width outside off and cut away into the covers, finds the gap but there's protection on the boundary

13.4

Waller to du Plessis, 1 run, tapped to mid-wicket, Du Plessis moving his feet nicely

13.6

Waller to du Plessis, 2 runs, picked up well and flicked past short fine, Du Plessis is on his skates as he calls Morkel through

South Africa XI 86/5   F du Plessis 40* (41b 2x4)
14.2

Mpofu to du Plessis, 2 runs, cutter again and turned on the leg-side, Du Plessis uses the wrists well and Waller is quick to field that

14.3

Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 run, pulled on the leg-side, kept down to one

14.5

Mpofu to du Plessis, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, Du Plessis concentrating on strike rotation more than anything else

South Africa XI 92/5   F du Plessis 44* (44b 2x4)
15.1

Muzhange to du Plessis, FOUR, full but too leg side and Du Plessis has shuffled across the stumps to play fine for four. No-one in the circle.

15.2

Muzhange to du Plessis, no run, in the blockhole and Du Plesis digs it out, Morkel has come a long way down the pitch and is sent back. He kicks the ball away as Muzhange tries to get to it, that would have been a sure run-put but he survives

15.3

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, flicked away on the leg side

15.5

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, yorker length, Du Plessis in two minds but gets an edge that just pops down to short third man, he brings up a well played half-century, dropped once but pretty fluent

South Africa XI 103/5   F du Plessis 50* (48b 3x4)
16.4

Jarvis to du Plessis, 2 runs, full toss and smacked away on the leg side, Du Plessis and Morkel turning ones into twos regularly

16.5

Jarvis to du Plessis, FOUR, dinky! Du Plessis goes down on one knee and plays a chip shot, improvisation there, just evades the fielder at short fine leg and races away for four

16.6

Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, does it again, but its not as full this time and the ball goes along the ground, profitable over for South Africa, still on track for a total over 140

South Africa XI 116/5   F du Plessis 57* (51b 4x4)
17.1

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, full, well dug out and driven to long off to bring up the 50 partnership between Morkel and Du Plessis, much better from their middle order today

17.4

Muzhange to du Plessis, SIX, the Du Plessis scoop on display again. Down on one knee, plays that over his shoulder, knows fine leg is up in the circle and gets the maximum. Albie Morkel, meanwhile, is receiving treatment on his quad

17.5

Muzhange to du Plessis, 1 run, full but Du Plessis makes room and drives to long off and he jogs the single this time

South Africa XI 125/5   F du Plessis 65* (54b 4x4 1x6)
18.1

Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, full and driven to the covers

18.3

Jarvis to du Plessis, no run, superb from Jarvis, in the blockhole and nobody can do anything with that

18.4

Jarvis to du Plessis, OUT, Du Plessis wants to have a go, full and he is under it as he clears the front leg, the top-edge goes high and Masakadza has time to get under it and take a good catch

F du Plessis c Masakadza b Jarvis 66 (77m 57b 4x4 1x6) SR: 115.78

South Africa XI 127/6   F du Plessis 66 (57b 4x4 1x6)
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