Result
1st T20I (N), Bloemfontein, Oct 8 2010, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
168/4
(15.5/20 ov, target 169)
169/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The 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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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe168/4(20 overs)
South Africa169/3(15.5 overs)

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 154 runs
SA: 155/3CRR: 10.33 • RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 from 30b
Jean-Paul Duminy22 (18)
David Miller35 (23)
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
14.5
1lb
Mpofu to Miller, 1 leg bye
goes for the yorker, but strikes the pad outside leg
14.4
1
Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run
slower ball, held back and dabbed to third man
14.3
1
Mpofu to Miller, 1 run
smacked hard, well half-stopped by short cover
14.2
Mpofu to Miller, no run
lucky to get away with that one, short and wide, and left alone
14.1
Mpofu to Miller, no run
short and pulled, but intercepted at short midwicket
end of over 1413 runs
SA: 151/3CRR: 10.78 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 18 from 36b
David Miller34 (19)
Jean-Paul Duminy20 (16)
Ed Rainsford3-0-42-0
Chris Mpofu3-0-22-0
13.6
1
Rainsford to Miller, 1 run
compact drive to mid-off, a quick single, and that is Miller's career-best, one ball after the fifty stand
13.5
4
Rainsford to Miller, FOUR runs
much fuller this time, and an open-faced wallop over the covers
13.4
4
Rainsford to Miller, FOUR runs
short and pulled hard through the gap. The length was going to be latched onto at some stage
13.3
1
Rainsford to Duminy, 1 run
nudged down to third man
13.2
2
Rainsford to Duminy, 2 runs
short again, and pulled out to midwicket
13.1
1
Rainsford to Miller, 1 run
firm backfoot drive to mid-off
end of over 132 runs
SA: 138/3CRR: 10.61 • RRR: 4.42 • Need 31 from 42b
Jean-Paul Duminy17 (14)
David Miller24 (15)
Chris Mpofu3-0-22-0
Graeme Cremer3-0-32-1
12.6
Mpofu to Duminy, no run
low full-toss, swinging away, driven to short cover
Best performances - batsmen
H Masakadza
72 runs (63)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
141571281411
GC Smith
58 runs (29)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
0005322181
Best performances - bowlers
WD Parnell
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
7.25
P Utseya
O
3.5
M
0
R
41
W
2
Eco
10.69
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Graeme Smith
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 188
Season2010/11
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 days8 October 2010 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Colin Ingram
Rusty Theron
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
Barend Westraadt
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama