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203dThe Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

Smith fifty leads South Africa rout

Graeme Smith's rapid half-century helped South Africa make light work of the 169 they had been set by a promising batting performance from Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Masakadza
H Masakadza
72(63) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 4 15 7 12 8 14 11
GC Smith
58(29) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 5 32 2 18 1

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
WD Parnell
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Utseya
P Utseya
O3.5
M0
R41
W2
Eco10.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

8 October 2010 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

It wasn't close in the end, but Zimbabwe had their moments with the bat on a flat deck. Two fine innings from Chibhabha and Masakadza, but they were trumped by Smith and Bosman's onslaught. Worries for South Africa after Morne Morkel turned his ankle, but for Johan Botha, it's one win from one match as captain, and that's all that matters in the end.

Sahil Dutta's bulletin will be up here shortly, and don't forget to check out our Facebook page. Graeme Smith is Man of the Match for his game-seizing innings. Join us again at Kimberley on Sunday for the 2nd T20. From Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

15.5
6
Utseya to Duminy, SIX runs, and there it is! A flowing drive over long-on, just clears the rope, and South Africa ease home with more than four overs to spare

One shot will do the job now

15.4
4
Utseya to Duminy, FOUR runs, a teasing cut, into the gap at cover. No-one can cut it off
15.3
1
Utseya to Miller, 1 run, trading in singles to bring the requirement down
15.2
1
Utseya to Duminy, 1 run, cut out to point
15.1
2
Utseya to Duminy, 2 runs, slapped drive, down to mid-on, where a low chance bounces just short

END OF OVER:
15 | 4 Runs | SA: 155/3 (14 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 10.33, RRR: 2.80)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy22 (18b)
  • David Miller35 (23b)
  • Chris Mpofu4-0-25-0
  • Ed Rainsford3-0-42-0
14.6
1
Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run, on the hip, nudged to square leg
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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st90LE BosmanGC Smith
2nd5GC SmithCA Ingram
3rd4JP DuminyCA Ingram
4th70JP DuminyDA Miller