Result
1st ODI, Bulawayo, Aug 17 2014, South Africa tour of Zimbabwe
309/3
(49.5/50 ov, target 310)
216
South Africa won by 93 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
3y
• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Amla century steers South Africa to big win

Hashim Amla's 15th ODI hundred, his third against Zimbabwe and his fourth in six matches, led South Africa through a speedy start, sedate middle and ultimately to a sparkling finish, as the visitors took the series lead in Bulawayo

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
South Africa309/3(50 overs)
Zimbabwe216(49.5 overs)

Time for the presentation

Elton Chigumbura: We did well, but maybe our bowlers gave 20 runs extra. In batting, we lost too many wickets early on so it was also hard to come back. Yea, I've hurt my quad but I think I'll be fine for the next game. Wickets in hand was the key to win this game or for a better result in the future.

AB de Villiers: Very happy. Zimbabwe is a dangerous team at home. Hashim played an amazing knock and Faf played well around him. The target in our mind was about 250 so we were very happy with 300+ especially with the last 10 overs, special congratulations to Hashim. Nice to see that we can win games without Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, it shows our depth in bowling. Most important for me is to get results and field our best XI in every match, we have a lot of talent.

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match: It was difficult to bat today and it's always nice to get runs. First thing to do was to assess conditions and then score a few boundaries which helped him [de Kock] and settled him. I kind of played the anchor role. He doesn't listen to me [laughs]. He's a fantastic player, not many youngsters do what he has been doing. We were trying to score at run-a-ball and then AB and others come in so they got us past 300.

That's all from me, Vishal Dikshit, from this match. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this game. Join us again for the second ODI day after tomorrow, on Tuesday. Till then it's goodbye!

5.22pm So Zimbabwe have been dismissed for 216, falling short by 93 runs. It was always going to be tough to chase 310, even though it's not a full-strength SA bowling line-up. Their openers fell early but H Masakadza and Williams put on 100 runs together which must have given SA a slight scare. But once they fell, it was all going downhill for the hosts even though Chigumbura tried his best to survive the 50 overs, and spinners Tahir and Phangiso picked up three wickets each.

Earlier, it was yet another strong batting display from SA, Amla's 15th hundred and fifties from de Kock and du Plessis meant they were not going to give Zimbabwe an easy target.

49.5
w
Phangiso to Chigumbura, OUT
it's all over on the penultimate ball! Chigumbura, after a patient innings, lofts it as if he is giving catch practice after it pitched on length on the stumps for an easy catch to mid-on
E Chigumbura c Miller b Phangiso 36 (89m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 62.06
49.4
Phangiso to Chigumbura, no run
on length outside off, thick edge goes towards point
49.3
1
Phangiso to Nyumbu, 1 run
tries another slog sweep and a leading edge falls out of midwicket's reach for a single
49.2
Phangiso to Nyumbu, no run
tries to sweep the length ball against the turn but misses
49.1
1
Phangiso to Chigumbura, 1 run
on length on off stump, pushed down to long-on for one
end of over 491 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 214/9CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 96.00 • Need 96 from 6b
John Nyumbu0 (4)
Elton Chigumbura35 (55)
Jean-Paul Duminy6-0-33-1
Imran Tahir10-1-44-3
48.6
Duminy to Nyumbu, no run
quicker one on off, inside edge goes to short fine leg
48.5
Duminy to Nyumbu, no run
stifled appeal for lbw as the ball pitched on middle-leg and is turning toward leg, but it was close since it hit him on the back foot
48.4
Duminy to Nyumbu, no run
sweeps the length ball from outside off to short fine leg
48.3
Duminy to Nyumbu, no run
defends the length ball on leg on the leg side

One wicket or 10 balls? Here's John Nyumbu

48.2
w
Duminy to Utseya, OUT
goes back to cut the short ball on the off side but he makes a mess of it, misses it completely and his off stump is knocked over. Duminy gets his first wicket of the match
P Utseya b Duminy 5 (13m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
48.1
1
Duminy to Chigumbura, 1 run
sort of length on elg stump, tapped to deep midwicket for one
end of over 485 runs
ZIM: 213/8CRR: 4.43 • RRR: 48.50 • Need 97 from 12b
Prosper Utseya5 (14)
Elton Chigumbura34 (54)
Imran Tahir10-1-44-3
Aaron Phangiso9-0-41-2

Tahir finishes with 3 for 44 from 10 overs

47.6
Imran Tahir to Utseya, no run
googly comes in from outside off, he presses forward to block it
47.5
3
Imran Tahir to Chigumbura, 3 runs
quicker one on the leg stump, he runs it down to fine leg and du Plessis does well to cut it short
47.4
1
Imran Tahir to Utseya, 1 run
tossed up outside off, chipped in the air between the bowler and cover for one
47.3
Imran Tahir to Utseya, no run
brings in a googly from outside off, he goes back to defend this one
47.2
Imran Tahir to Utseya, no run
full toss on leg, turned away to the leg side
47.1
1
Imran Tahir to Chigumbura, 1 run
flighted half volley outside off, pushed with the turn to deep cover
end of over 474 runs
ZIM: 208/8CRR: 4.42 • RRR: 34.00 • Need 102 from 18b
Elton Chigumbura30 (52)
Prosper Utseya4 (10)
Aaron Phangiso9-0-41-2
Wayne Parnell8-0-43-2
46.6
1
Phangiso to Chigumbura, 1 run
comes down the track and drives it down to long-on for one
Best performances - batsmen
HM Amla
122 runs (132)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
cover drive
32 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
116141030142314
Q de Kock
63 runs (68)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
20920117410
Best performances - bowlers
AM Phangiso
O
9.5
M
0
R
43
W
3
Eco
4.37
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Imran Tahir
O
10
M
1
R
44
W
3
Eco
4.40
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe , elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Zimbabwe
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3507
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days17 August 2014 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Luke Jongwe
Neville Madziva
John Nyumbu
Umpires
Russell Tiffin
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Jeremiah Matibiri
Reserve Umpire
Christopher Phiri
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama