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July 21, 2012
South Africa A 203 for 7 (Ingram 61, Parnell 30) beat Zimbabwe A 199 for 9 (Chakabva 51, Phangiso 2-23) by three wickets
Colin Ingram's third half-century in four games and Wayne Parnell's late flourish helped South Africa A to emerge victors in a tight the tri-series final in Harare. Ingram, the most prolific run-getter in the series with 240 runs, scored 61 off 91 balls but Zimbabwe found a way back as South Africa lost quick wickets. However, Parnell, who came in a No. 8, drove South Africa home with a quick 30.
Zimbabwe, who were put into bat, made slow progress for most of their innings after the openers departed with only 27 on the board. However, No. 6 Regis Chakabva's 62-ball 51 towards the end pushed Zimbabwe towards a competitive total. His stands of 44 with Elton Chigumbura and 39 with Richmond Mutumbami stabilised the innings after half their side were out for 109 before important runs by the lower-order helped Zimbabwe to 199. Fast bowler Chris Morris and left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso took two wickets each with economy rates of 2.30 and 3.50 respectively.
South Africa appeared to have the target in reach after a confident start. At 121 for 3, South Africa were in control, but four wickets for 40 runs gave Zimbabwe an opening. However, Parnell's quick runs helped South Africa maintain their unbeaten run in the tournament.
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