Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.4 Theron strikes! Good change from Smith and it's the big wicket! Taylor defeated by a change of pace - he tried to hoik into the leg side but only managed a top edge that sailed behind him down to de Villiers who pouched it easily. Big breakthrough 59/1
    12.6 Parnell strikes this time! Zimbabwe tottering now! Trying to run this down to third man but the touch of extra bounce and pace did for him and a de Villiers snaffles the faint edge 60/3
    11.6 gone first ball! Theron has two! Pushed across the left-hander, Williams poked at it with no foot movement at all and got a faint edge behind. What an over! 60/2
    43.1 oh dear. Taibu's gone! Or has he? Simple enough outside edge, went low to Theron at short third man who claimed the catch. The South African's were celebrating by Taibu hangs around. Eventually he's sent on his way and it ends an excellent innings. 228/7
    21.3 and he is gone! it was flighted on the middle stump, he again skipped down the track, was completely beaten in flight, and turned to hear the death rattle behind him, JP strikes 107/4
    31.5 gone this time! Ervine tries to repeat the shot but Langeveldt, the canny old fellow he is, held it back a fraction, delivering a slower-ball bouncer, Ervine through the shot too early and top-edged straight to mid-on 155/5
    38.5 Theron strikes again! Just when Zimbabwe were building a stand. Chigumbura gets some width but it's a slower ball which finds an inside edge that goes onto the stumps 195/6
    46.3 lovely, lovely slower one from Theron, cut away from outside leg stump, Dabengwa tried to work it on the on side, the bat face closed early, and the top edge balloons to the left of de Villiers who accepts his fourth catch of the innings gleefully 251/8
    47.4 gone this time! hits this one on leg straight to the man at square leg, he wanted to go much squarer, but it came of the inside half of the bat, end of a breezy little knock from Utseya 262/9
    48.2 there's no need for the appeal this time, as another beautifully bowled slower one cleans up Cremer, it was short of a good length outside off and came back in ... ever so slowly ... to go past his cross-batted swipe and hit the top of off stump, and thats a fifer for Rusty, in only his second ODI, well done 268/10
    not out
    21 (lb 8, w 13)
    268 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Brendan Taylor, 11.4 ov), 2-60 (Sean Williams, 11.6 ov), 3-60 (Chamu Chibhabha, 12.6 ov), 4-107 (Grant Flower, 21.3 ov), 5-155 (Craig Ervine, 31.5 ov), 6-195 (Elton Chigumbura, 38.5 ov), 7-228 (Tatenda Taibu, 43.1 ov), 8-251 (Keith Dabengwa, 46.3 ov), 9-262 (Prosper Utseya, 47.4 ov), 10-268 (Graeme Cremer, 48.2 ov)
    CK Langeveldt904925.44336120
    LL Tsotsobe905005.55295050
    WD Parnell815226.50233240
    J Theron8.204455.28233100
    RJ Peterson1004304.30230010
    JP Duminy402215.5081010

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

17 October 2010 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Smith wants team to lift ahead of tougher tests

    Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, admitted his team has a lot of work to do ahead of potentially more challenging engagements against Pakistan in the heat of UAE, and India back home

  • We have to remain positive - Taibu

    This is Tatenda Taibu's third tour of South Africa, and despite his record against them he is yet to taste victory in the country

  • Centurions Amla, de Villiers seal series for hosts

    A maiden five-wicket haul for Rusty Theron, Hashim Amla's second consecutive hundred, and an eighth one-day ton for AB de Villiers sealed the series for South Africa with a crushing eight-wicket win in Potchefstroom

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

84HM AmlaGC Smith
139HM AmlaAB de Villiers
50JP DuminyAB de Villiers