Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
24 | (wicket maiden) | ZIM: 78/10 (121 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.65)

  • Donald Tiripano12 (16b)
  • Imran Tahir6-1-24-6
  • Dale Steyn6-0-19-2

7:53pm And that is all from us. Thanks for joining.

Duminy: Pitch certainly wasn't ideal. It's not the pitch we've come to know here. But from the position we were in to get 198 was good, seeing Dale apply himself the way he did. If you look at the surfaces we've had, it's been tough for the batsmen to grab the opportunities. But again, it's a chance to play for the national team and there's one more chance. It's really good signs for us, the way the bowlers are doing heading into this summer. We're hoping that the wicket in Paarl where quite a few runs will be scored and good opportunities will be presented and hopefully the guys will take them.

Steyn: Any time it's quite difficult and the wicket was quite tough. But the opening bowlers bowled out and myself and Andi batted it out in five-over spells. The thing is I've been playing cricket, which is nice. In the past I've come into series' from the winter, but I've been playing recently and I feel cricket fit. There was a nice breeze behind me, there was pace in the wicket. The wicket was a little up and down and there is always help. Tough for the batters. I thought Zimbabwe bowled really well.

Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match.

Masakadza: We controlled such a large part of the first half that it's disappointing how it went in the end. The guys bowled really well up front, but we just couldn't close it off. Definitely need more application with the bat. We lost a couple when it was going up and down and then it eased out. Disappointing that we lost so many wickets to spin on a pitch like this. We always felt we were in the game, chasing 200, plenty of experience. We just needed a couple of partnerships.

7:35pm That is also the series for South Africa. Wow, what a day it has been. Zimbabwe had their best chance to get one over South Africa today. They had them on the mat at 101 for 7, allowed a comeback, and even after all that, needed a very gettable score. As it turned out, even if South Africa had stopped their innings at 7-down, they would have won extremely comfortably. Dale Steyn owned most of this match - a 60 and then two early wickets. Ngidi got a few to bounce up nastily off the pitch and immediately Zimbabwe's batsmen looked anxious. That was where the crack was made, and Tahir turned it into a full blown gash. Ripped through the lower-middle order. Properly. A hat-trick and a six-wicket haul. What could have been an exciting chase has finished in 24 overs.

23.6
W
Imran Tahir to Chatara, OUT, picks the one fielder out on the leg side! It's a slider dropped short on middle stump. He gets good bat on this but he manages to hit this short-arm pull straight to deep midwicket. That is six for Tahir and a 120-run win for South Africa.

TL Chatara c Steyn b Imran Tahir 3 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

23.5
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, googly at a length outside off, blocked on the front foot
23.4
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length ball outside off, past the outside edge as he looks to defend
23.3
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
23.2
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, googly, looped up at a length outside off. Jumps up at his body as he looks to block on the front foot
23.1
0
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked on the front foot

END OF OVER:
23 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 78/9 (121 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.39, RRR: 4.48)

  • Donald Tiripano12 (16b)
  • Tendai Chatara3 (5b)
  • Dale Steyn6-0-19-2
  • Imran Tahir5-0-24-5
22.6
0
Steyn to Tiripano, no run, short of a length on leg stump, defended off the back foot
22.5
0
Steyn to Tiripano, no run, length on middle stump, defended into the leg side

Two slips, two gullies. Short leg.

22.4
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run, gets away from strike! Length ball on leg stump, backs away and stabs it through midwicket
22.3
0
Steyn to Chatara, no run, wants to run again but this time Steyn is at the ball and doesn't let him. Length ball on off stump, tries to drop it into the covers
22.2
1
Steyn to Tiripano, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, lifts up at him as he tries to get out of the way. Pings off the elbow guard and clears the wicketkeeper
22.1
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run, runs the hell away from strike. Chatara backs away and jabs a length ball into the off side. Says yes and looks one way.

Here is Dale Steyn. Two slips a gully and short leg in place.

END OF OVER:
22 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 75/9 (124 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 4.42)

  • Donald Tiripano11 (13b)
  • Tendai Chatara1 (2b)
  • Imran Tahir5-0-24-5
  • Andile Phehlukwayo5-1-7-1

Varahan: "Feel sorry for Zimbabwe after having done all the hard work with the ball."

21.6
0
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run, floated up at a length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
21.5
4
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR runs, dropped short and very wide. He cuts aerially but this is safely wide of short third man
21.4
0
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run, beats the outside edge and off stump. A slider, too quick for the batsman who is going back to try and cut this

Umair: "@Rahul. reminds me of 2014 Brazil Germany football world cup semi final. I went away for 15 mins and came back to chaos"

21.3
0
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run, googly, short of a length and in at off stump. Backs away and jabs it into the off side
21.2
0
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run, big appeal for lbw but this googly might be sliding down leg. Gets well forward and is trapped in front of leg stump on the defence
21.1
4
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR runs, googly at a length on leg stump. Gets forward to defend and this flies off the inside edge to the fine leg boundary

END OF OVER:
21 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 67/9 (132 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.19, RRR: 4.55)

  • Donald Tiripano3 (7b)
  • Tendai Chatara1 (2b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo5-1-7-1
  • Imran Tahir4-0-16-5
20.6
1
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, 1 run, short ball in the corridor, sliced to third man off the back foot

Gamma8: "It took few minutes to update commentary after 19.2overs. I assume that's due to Tahir taking a lap around the ground. "

20.5
1
Phehlukwayo to Chatara, 1 run, length ball at leg stump, dropped into the leg side with soft hands

Balaji: "What a come back by Styen...came back as an all rounder to take his team to a fighting score and give early breakthrough in bowling...what a show by Tahir"

20.4
1
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, 1 run, short of a length outside off, sliced to third man's right

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10H MasakadzaSF Mire
2nd16H MasakadzaCR Ervine
3rd17H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
4th0H MasakadzaSC Williams
5th15SC WilliamsPJ Moor
6th1E ChigumburaPJ Moor
7th0PJ MoorDT Tiripano
8th0DT TiripanoB Mavuta
9th5KM JarvisDT Tiripano
10th14DT TiripanoTL Chatara