South Africa tour of Zimbabwe, 2007 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 1st ODI

Zimbabwe v South Africa

South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

4.6

Pollock to Sibanda, OUT, that pitches just on line, gets just enough movement off the seam, gets the edge of the defensive bat, and a very good catch by Smith at 2nd slip, low and to his right

V Sibanda c Smith b Pollock 15 (21m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

Zimbabwe 21/1   H Masakadza 1* (8b)   SM Pollock 3-0-8-1

9.3

Ntini to Taylor, OUT, Taylor gets forward and pushes to the off, Calls for the run, Ntini follows through and underhands that into the stumps, TV called and shows the batsman inches short. Silly call from Taylor sees a wicket given away

H Masakadza run out 8 (40m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.00

Zimbabwe 28/2   BRM Taylor 0* (10b)   M Ntini 4.3-1-13-0

18.6

Morkel to Taibu, OUT, draws Taibu forward just on the off, angled in, has to play, movement takes the ball away, takes the edge for de Villiers, keeping today, to take a simple catch

T Taibu c †de Villiers b Morkel 22 (44m 28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Zimbabwe 68/3   BRM Taylor 15* (39b 1x4)   M Morkel 4-1-14-1

21.4

Philander to Williams, OUT, WHAT A CATCH, Williams gets one sliding across him, goes on the drive, gets the edge, the old man Pollock takes off to his left, dives full length to snatch a one handed left hand catch out of the air

SC Williams c Pollock b Philander 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 71/4   BRM Taylor 18* (51b 1x4)   VD Philander 1.4-0-1-1

21.5

Philander to Matsikenyeri, OUT, Matsikenyeri is drawn well forward on the front foot, a touch outside off, the off cutter bites, slips through between bat and pad and sends the off stump flying

S Matsikenyeri b Philander 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 71/5   BRM Taylor 18* (51b 1x4)   VD Philander 1.5-0-1-2

22.5

Morkel to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, fullish ball is flicked off the toes towards and wide of Bodi at fine leg, Taylor attempts to beat the return but TV finds him well short of a good return from Bodi to the keeper

BRM Taylor run out 19 (83m 56b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.92

Zimbabwe 72/6   E Chigumbura 0* (1b)   M Morkel 5.5-1-17-1

23.5

Philander to Chigumbura, OUT, Chigumbura defends to the off, ball squirts wide of Duminy at backward point, fumbles, batsman is ball watching, Utseya comes for the run, sent back, slips, and Ntini has to gather as the throw is wide, lobs to Bosman to remove the bails

P Utseya run out 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 72/7   E Chigumbura 0* (6b)   VD Philander 2.5-1-1-2

47.5

van der Wath to Brent, OUT, leg side ball, flicks, misses, clips the boot, de Villiers dives to the leg, gathers, run is being taken, but a direct hit from a seated keeper who throws down the middle stump

E Chigumbura run out 59 (108m 74b 6x4 1x6) SR: 79.72

Zimbabwe 187/8   GB Brent 49* (76b 4x4 1x6)   JJ van der Wath 7.5-0-43-0

49.2

van der Wath to Maruma, OUT, bowler relies with the reverse swinging yorker that thuds into the pad, appeal is upheld by Tiffen but South AFrica may be lucky with that one looking to be sliding down the leg

T Maruma lbw b van der Wath 7 (8m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

Zimbabwe 196/9   GB Brent 50* (79b 4x4 1x6)   JJ van der Wath 8.2-0-49-1

49.6

van der Wath to Brent, 1 run, OUT, plays that across the line to deep midwicket, they take on Bosmans arm but TV has Mpofu short and a wicket on the last ball

CB Mpofu run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Zimbabwe 206/10   GB Brent 59* (82b 4x4 2x6)   JJ van der Wath 9-0-59-1
Series Results
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare - Aug 26, 2007
South Africa won by 28 runs
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare - Aug 25, 2007
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo - Aug 22, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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Photos

Aug 22, 2007

Morne Morkel celebrates after picking up Tatenda Taibu's wicket, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, August 22, 2007

Morne Morkel celebrates after picking up Tatenda Taibu's wicket

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Aug 22, 2007

Graeme Smith on his way to 50, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, August 22, 2007

Graeme Smith on his way to 50

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