Result
2nd ODI, Bulawayo, Aug 19 2014, South Africa tour of Zimbabwe
257
(49.1/50 ov, target 258)
196
South Africa won by 61 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
3y
• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe suffer another big defeat

Not even Zimbabwe's most successful performance in the field against South Africa in 15 years could change the inevitable

Match centre 
Scorer: Kumar Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
South Africa257(49.4 overs)
Zimbabwe196(49.1 overs)

So that's all we've got for you from Bulawayo. Firdose Moonda's report has already landed, so do check that out. The final game is on Thursday, so do join us then. For now though, this is Alagappan Muthu and Vishal Dikshit saying buh-bye..

Wayne Parnell is Man of the Match. "Every time you put on this jersey is special and to contribute for a win is massive. Fortunate to be in a position to bat and ball and fielding wise as well. Facing spin was very very difficult, some balls turned really big and Zimbabwe bowled smartly as well. Credit to myself and Abbo there to get us past 250. Obviously havent played in a couple of months but nice to be back. Can practice all you want, but to play out there in the middle is how you get back"

"Just as happy, bit of an awkward game with some of hte dismissals, specifically myself. Very happy with our recovery," says AB de Villiers. Hash didnt score many but the others did. We were very hungry in the field and that always helped. Very happy for Parny, with both bat and ball. Still havent figured why I ran, I sort of thought I was in the middle of a double. Then I head Faf's voice saying something like "oh my God, what're you doing". I felt 250-off was enough with out bowling atack, 280 was par so we didn't bat well. The top order failed but still we got that total. There might be a few changes, Hash has played a lot of games, possibly give him a rest and see what Rilee Rossow is all about. Marchant de Lange with his pace, We still want to win but maybe a couple of changes here and there"

"Very happy with the bowlers to restrict South Africa to 250, couldn't ask for more, but disappointing that we couldn't picked it up with the batting. Losing so many early wickets is criminal"Elton Chigumbura said. "The main thing was keeping wickets in hand. You can go at 10 per over in the last ten, but we lost too many early wickets and we couldn't pull it back. The only guy who played well for us was Sean Williams but he didn't have any support. Last chance now to make the departments to play well. Hopefully we can do better than these last few games"

5.15 pm So South Africa take the three-match series 2-0. The players troop off the field in good spirits to shake hands with the hosts. It was only the third time that Zimbabwe had bowled them out in 34 attempts, but the improvements in the bowling did not seep into their batting. The top-order did not offer much fight except for Sean Williams' gutsy fifty. Once they tumbled to 88 for 6, there was really no hope of a comeback. Yet the Bulawayo crowd had their fun, nothing would stamp out their spirit. It was fun watching them sing and dance, but the joy on the field was quite limited

49.1
w
Imran Tahir to Nyumbu, OUT
he was walking back to collect his sweater by the time the umpire finally agreed with him. Tahir was that certain this was out. Short ball turns big outside off, Nyumbu goes for a cut and feathers a bottom edge to the keeper
J Nyumbu c †de Kock b Imran Tahir 18 (27m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
end of over 4921 runs
ZIM: 196/9CRR: 4 • RRR: 62.00 • Need 62 from 6b
Brian Vitori20 (8)
John Nyumbu18 (17)
Jean-Paul Duminy7-0-58-1
Imran Tahir9-1-26-1
48.6
4
Duminy to Vitori, FOUR runs
this is a lot slower, but Vitori is waiting on the back foot and the shortish delivery is cut away quite smartly behind point. That makes it 21 runs off the over!
48.5
Duminy to Vitori, no run
bowls it even faster this time and Vitori just about gets an inside edge to it
48.4
6
Duminy to Vitori, SIX runs
two in a row! that's on the roof! Pushed through on leg stump and Vitori plants his front leg away and pummels another sweep shot. JP has a wry smile as he checks the hang time on that
48.3
6
Duminy to Vitori, SIX runs
rocks back and hammers a six over midwicket. Up comes a roar from Bulawayo. Poor ball from Duminy as he allowed the batsman enough time to line him up and smack him
48.2
4
Duminy to Vitori, FOUR runs
launched to the long-on boundary! His eyes lit up at the flight on offer and held nothing back, Smote over mid-on's head and eventually dribbled to the boundary
48.1
1
Duminy to Nyumbu, 1 run
tossed up outside off, he lunges forward and sweeps to deep midwicket

Two overs left, can Zimbabwe survive? It's JP Duminy

end of over 481 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 175/9CRR: 3.64 • RRR: 41.50 • Need 83 from 12b
Brian Vitori0 (3)
John Nyumbu17 (16)
Imran Tahir9-1-26-1
Aaron Phangiso8-2-34-1
47.6
Imran Tahir to Vitori, no run
quicker and flatter googly, Vitori read it and cuts towards point. Not much conviction behind the shot, but then again he is a No.11
47.5
Imran Tahir to Vitori, no run
fires in a yorker on off stump, this time the batsman is alert enough
47.4
Imran Tahir to Vitori, no run
googly straight up, lovely flight again. Vitori did not pick it as he went for the sweep and is beaten

Brian Vitori is the last man in

47.3
w
Imran Tahir to Madziva, OUT
got 'im! This was full and straight and he celebrates befitting his reputation. Punches the air and gives the departing batsman a stare. One sweep too many for Madziva
N Madziva b Imran Tahir 25 (43m 37b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.56
47.2
1
Imran Tahir to Nyumbu, 1 run
full toss on middle and leg, Nyumbu shovels it up in the air but it doesn't reach the man in the deep
47.1
Imran Tahir to Nyumbu, no run
loopy delivery that grips and turns and beats the batsman's intention of slugging him over the leg side. His back foot was inside the crease though so it didn't matter if de Kock didn't collect
end of over 4710 runs
ZIM: 174/8CRR: 3.7 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 84 from 18b
Neville Madziva25 (36)
John Nyumbu16 (14)
Aaron Phangiso8-2-34-1
Imran Tahir8-1-25-0
46.6
4
Phangiso to Madziva, FOUR runs
swept away, quite strongly too but this shot is made by its placement. Kept well fine of deep square leg and the bowler's flatter trajectory only helped him
46.5
4
Phangiso to Madziva, FOUR runs
slammed down the ground, that time he advanced and made lots of room for himself to unleash a full swing of the arms
46.4
1
Phangiso to Nyumbu, 1 run
gets on top of the bounce and sweeps with the bat face closed so that it doesn't go up in the air towards short fine leg
46.3
1lb
Phangiso to Madziva, 1 leg bye
gets down for a sweep as he sees this one flatter and angled in at him, doesn't connect and the ball wanders away off his pads. Appeal denied because that would miss leg
46.2
Phangiso to Madziva, no run
ventures down the track and pushes a good length ball back at the bowler
Best performances - batsmen
F du Plessis
55 runs (72)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
2011751722
SC Williams
55 runs (84)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
422723638
Best performances - bowlers
R McLaren
O
8
M
0
R
21
W
3
Eco
2.62
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
WD Parnell
O
9
M
2
R
28
W
3
Eco
3.11
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe , elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Zimbabwe
Player Of The Match
Wayne Parnell
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3508
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 days19 August 2014 (50-over match)
Umpires
Owen Chirombe
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
Trevor Phiri
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama