Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series - Final

Zimbabwe XI v South Africa XI

Zimbabwe XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

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   R Muzhange 1-0-12-0

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

15.4

Muzhange to Morkel, 1 run, width of offer, Morkel cuts and cuts hard but there is a fielder out there on the deep cover fence, Waller reaches it quickly and keeps it down to one

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

15.6

Muzhange to Morkel, 1 run, Morkel is standing outside off and Muzhange does not let him make room as he aims on middle and Morkel can only push to the leg side

South Africa XI 104/5   R Muzhange 2-0-20-0

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

17.2

Muzhange to Morkel, no run, yorker length,outside off and Morkel can't dab it down to third man

17.3

Muzhange to Morkel, 1 run, same again, Morkel's get a touch on it to point. Du Plessis wants the run, Morkel has to hurry but the throw comes in at the wrong end and they both make it comfortably

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

17.6

Muzhange to Morkel, no run, in the blockhole and Morkel hangs his bat out but doesn't make contact, two overs left and South Africa still in sight of a total around 140

South Africa XI 125/5   R Muzhange 3-0-29-0

19.1

Muzhange to Parnell, no run, doing what he does best, full, outside off and a dot ball

19.2

Muzhange to Parnell, FOUR, cute little flick on the leg side, was in the air for a while and Matsikenyeri should have stopped that, its gone through and that's a boundary

19.3

Muzhange to Parnell, 2 runs, better from Muzhange, fuller but Parnell times the drive to long-off well and pushes for a second, despite Morkel's injury

19.4

Muzhange to Parnell, FOUR, leg side flick again and finds the gap again, Taylor does not have anyone manning the boundary there and Parnell has pushed South Africa close to 140

19.5

Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run, full and driven to long-off, Morkel will face the last ball

19.6

Muzhange to Morkel, SIX, Morkel at his best. Full, he comes down the pitch to get under it, smacks it over long-off and into the stands. South Africa finish on 146.

South Africa XI 146/6   R Muzhange 4-0-46-0
Tournament Results
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 24, 2012
Zim XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 23, 2012
SAf XI won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Bdesh XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 22, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Zim XI v Bdesh XI at Harare - Jun 21, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 20, 2012
Zim XI won by 29 runs
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Photos

Jun 24, 2012

Brendan Taylor with the trophy, Zimbabwe v South Africa, T20 tri-series final, Harare, June 24, 2012

Brendan Taylor with the trophy

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Jun 24, 2012

Hamilton Masakadza is congratulated by happy Zimbabwe fans, Zimbabwe v South Africa, T20 tri-series final, Harare, June 24, 2012

Hamilton Masakadza is congratulated by happy Zimbabwe fans

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