South Africa tour of Zimbabwe, 2007 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Zimbabwe v South Africa

South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)

5.5

Ntini to Sibanda, OUT, a beauty from Ntini, touch short of a length, angled in, then straightens and lifts off the pitch, and has Sibanda pushing at that about chest high getting the fientest of edges to de Villiers

V Sibanda c †de Villiers b Ntini 5 (25m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

Zimbabwe 12/1   H Masakadza 7* (17b 1x4)   M Ntini 2.5-0-7-1

15.4

M Morkel to Masakadza, OUT, just short of a length, moves enough off the seam, Masakadza is back, no foot work at all, pushes away from the body and gives the edge to de Villiers, poor shot neith forward, back or sideways

H Masakadza c †de Villiers b M Morkel 29 (69m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.18

Zimbabwe 47/2   BRM Taylor 9* (29b)   M Morkel 2.4-0-8-1

26.4

JA Morkel to Taibu, OUT, short of length on the off, looks to pull from the front foot, gets it high on the bat, also played slightly early, goes high towards fine leg where Philander has to make a meter or two to take a comfortable catch

T Taibu c Philander b JA Morkel 43 (50m 40b 4x4 3x6) SR: 107.50

Zimbabwe 106/3   BRM Taylor 22* (55b 2x4)   JA Morkel 2.4-1-14-1

34.2

Steyn to Taylor, OUT, thats bad luck for Taylor and fortune to Steyn thanks to Gibbs, a long hop outside the off is crashed on the cut, but Gibbs gets in the way, sticks both hands up in the air and takes a brisk catch

BRM Taylor c Gibbs b Steyn 44 (133m 84b 3x4 1x6) SR: 52.38

Zimbabwe 147/4   SC Williams 15* (18b 1x4)   DW Steyn 5.2-1-34-1

47.1

Steyn to Williams, OUT, looking to put the foot down, shuffles down the pitch, gets a slower ball angled across him, flashing drive gets the edge, sends it wide of de Villiers who has a bit of ground to cover

SC Williams c †de Villiers b Steyn 54 (93m 50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 108.00

Zimbabwe 231/5   S Matsikenyeri 44* (45b 5x4)   DW Steyn 8.1-1-53-2

48.5

M Morkel to Chigumbura, OUT, huge swing to somewhere on the leg side, head searching for the clouds, misses and has the stumps split by the full ball

E Chigumbura b M Morkel 4 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Zimbabwe 238/6   S Matsikenyeri 47* (48b 5x4)   M Morkel 9.5-0-38-2

49.5

Steyn to Matsikenyeri, OUT, slower off cutter just on the off deceives the batsman swing for all his might to the on side, misses and only the off stump is left standing

S Matsikenyeri b Steyn 52 (70m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 101.96

Zimbabwe 245/7   KM Dabengwa 1* (4b)   DW Steyn 9.5-1-63-3
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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Aug 25, 2007

Sean Williams celebrates with team-mates after taking Herschelle Gibbs's wicket, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Harare, August 25, 2007

Sean Williams celebrates with team-mates after taking Herschelle Gibbs's wicket

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Aug 25, 2007

Umpire Steve Davis raises his finger to Prosper Utseya's appeal for Graeme Smith's wicket, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Harare, August 25, 2007

Umpire Steve Davis raises his finger to Prosper Utseya's appeal for Graeme Smith's wicket

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